Clovis schools preparing for arrival of new students

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is expecting an influx of about 300 military dependents between October and June, according to 27th Special Operations wing Mission Support Group Commander Col. Babette Lenfant. Lenfant told Clovis school board members Tuesday the dependents would be coming with the 3rd Special Operations Squadron personnel […]

Military feature: Veterans say medical benefits major issue in election

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bill Maciejewski, the senior vice commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post no. 3280 in Clovis, said that the next president should provide more for veterans and those currently in the service. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3280 Commander Vernon Luce said veterans […]

Local fall festival events

All times Mountain Today Trunk or Treat — 7:30 p.m., 21st Street Church of Christ Free reflective trick or treat bag giveaway — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Western Bank Thursday Children’s Harvest Festival — 6 p.m.-8 p.m., New Life Assembly of God Free reflective trick or treat bag giveaway — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Western Bank Friday […]

Oct. 29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Oct. 20 an officer responded to a business in the 600 block of Rencher Street for a fraud report. A clerk said a man gave her a counterfeit $50 bill as part of a payment to bond his wife out […]

Clovis woman convicted for child’s truancy

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis woman is the 17th parent to be convicted under the District Attorney’s Abolish Chronic Truancy program. The woman pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to enforce school attendance, court records show. According to a press release from the district attorney’s office, the woman’s daughter missed 31 out of 49 days of […]

U.S. representative campaigning for Obama locally

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Parmer, Bailey counties report increases in early voting

CNJ staff Election officials in Paramour and Bailey counties said they are seeing a significant increase in early voting. Early voting in Parmer County has increased about a 50 percent increase, according to Deputy Clerk Gerri Bowers. More than 300 voters so far have taken advantage of early voting, she said Tuesday. In Bailey County, […]

Curry County Clerk candidate profiles

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked Curry County Clerk candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Republican Coni Jo Lyman Age: 52 Occupation: Local government Elected offices held: County clerk 1991 to 2001 • Give a […]

Voters deserve chance to set terms

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist In the last 12 months, mayors of Clovis and Portales have said it was time to go, even though no term limits existed. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was time to stay, even though term limits do exist. Bloomberg is seeking a third term as mayor, despite the […]

Name reform would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver recently changed his name, legally, from Chad Johnson to Ocho Cinco. Singer Beyonce Knowles now wants to be called Sasha Fierce. And let’s not even try to track Puffy, Diddy or Daddy, whatever the hip-hop mogul is calling himself these days. If Michael Chertoff had his way, these […]

Police officer arrested for domestic violence

CNJ staff A Clovis police officer was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic battery, according to police. Johnny Zamora was placed on paid administrative leave for the duration of the criminal case, Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Jail officials said Zamora was released Monday on his own recognizance. Whitney said because of personnel issues, he was […]

Oct. 29, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • John McCain reportedly asked Sarah Palin on Monday to tone down her attacks on Barack Obama. It was probably a wise move. John McCain’s advisers reminded him that the last time he attacked someone it was North Vietnam and they ended up winning. • London hosted the premiere […]

Ranch hand chooses work over welfare

by Glenda Price The rancher, Big Jim Jordan, went to the cafe in town where day-workers hung out each morning. Four or five fellows visited over coffee, one whittled on a stick, another looked at the day’s newspaper and the others just hung out.

Hounds snap losing streak

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. — Sophomore forward Gerardo Monarrez scored his second goal of the season with just over 13 minutes left in regulation and Eastern New Mexico University’s men held on for a 1-0 Southwest Soccer Conference win over Missouri Southern on Sunday. Monarrez scored when a shot by ENMU’s Edgar Bear rebounded off […]

Zias late comeback falls short

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team waited just a little too long to get going on Sunday. Trailing 2-0, sophomore defender Christie Nylaan scored on a header with just over 1 1/2 minutes left, but Midwestern State goalkeeper Heather Primavera made a sliding, one-on-one stop of a […]

County treasurer candidates respond to questions

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county treasurer candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Kathrynn Tate Age: 59 Occupation: Farmer/rancher, small business owner Elected offices held: Curry County Commission • Give a description of […]

Election equipment, software ready for vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer County political party officials said they are satisfied county election officials have done all they can to ensure a smooth election. Election manager Coni Jo Lyman said backup plans are in place in the event software issues resurface during the general election that could delay results. The general election […]

Udall meets with area agriculture officials

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Representative Tom Udall autographs a picture for Frank Fogarty, 9, while his Mother Sue Fogarty, looks on Monday at Daylight Donuts, during a question and answers session. Udall was also encouraging everyone to get out and vote early. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff U.S. Senate candidate Tom Udall told area […]

Business feature: Hull Street overpass closure affects businesses

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Lovita Frusher, owner of One Stop feed and Supply on Hull Street, helps Len Allemand of Clovis Monday with some research on an item. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The sign in front of Lovita Frusher’s feed store on the south end of the Hull Street overpass reads, “Still […]

Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested Democrat Barack Obama’s eye-popping prowess at fundraising may signal the end of the practice, established after Watergate, of having presidential campaigns funded by the taxpayers. Sen. McCain thinks that’s a shame. We think it would be cause for celebration. Sen. Obama announced on Sunday that […]