Oct. 30, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech at an outdoor rally in a Philadelphia suburb during a thunderstorm Tuesday. Lightning bolts literally flashed across the sky as he spoke. God just did the math and realized his taxes are going up. • The L.A. Times refused to release video […]

Farmers: Weather great for peanut harvest

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Kenneth Cox dumps a load of freshly harvested peanuts into a trailer Wednesday evening southeast of Dora. Cox said the crop is average this year. He expects to be done harvesting in about three days. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico This summer’s weather has had an effect on the […]

Broadway music set for civic center

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Courtesy photo David Geist, Broadway pianist, will bring Broadway to Clovis Nov. 8. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series is bringing Broadway to Clovis at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. at the Clovis Civic Center. David Geist, veteran pianist, will perform a medley of Broadway’s greatest hits with guest singer Kendra Lyons. Geist […]

Students broaden intelligence with fair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mesa Elementary School sixth grader Helena Shepard dusts a can for a fingerprint during the Multiple Intelligences Festival at Mesa Elementary School. To view more photos from the festival, visit fnm.mycapture.com. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer In one day, the students of Mesa Elementary School watched a fiddler fiddle, […]

Texas representative visits base, community

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of a House committee that approves funding for the military said Wednesday that Cannon Air Force Base’s future as a special operations wing is secure because of unconventional forces such as al-Qaida. U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said special operations will remain the preferred way to take […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis High grad writes book on St. Paul’s teachings

Joseph Durepos said his wife’s nudge to keep him awake at church a year ago motivated him to write an inspirational book based on the teachings of St. Paul.

Public safety stressed for holiday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Local law enforcement is preparing for Halloween and will be out in force Friday night. City and county plans to conduct DWI saturation patrols. “(Residents) will definitely see more officers than normal,” Capt. Patrick Whitney said, explaining the patrol will be from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. “We strongly […]

Oct. 30, 2008 Education Digest

School releases book fair figuresCameo Elementary School’s fall book fair raised $2,885, according the school’s librarian Patricia Archibeque.The school keeps 25 percent of the funds, which will be used to buy books for the library.The remaining funds return to Scholastic Books, the sponsor of the fair. Museum hosting Italian exhibitThe Museum of Texas Tech University […]

Oct. 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 p.m. Oct. 21 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Prince Street for a fraud report. A clerk said a male purchased a popcorn ball with a roll of quarters worth $10 and she gave him […]

Third-ranked Lady Buffs sweep past Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Nicole Vanderploeg passes the ball during the third game of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player […]

Local candidates take part in forum

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer They spoke in favor of bridges, against domestic partnerships and cleared the air about potential conflicts of interest. County and state candidates in the Nov. 4 general election filled the airwaves of KTQM at Tuesday’s political forum, held at the KTQM studio. The forum, which ran approximately 2 hours, […]

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 […]