Teen moms need love, support

The March 15 letter headlined, “Responsibility begins with parents,” left me in a state of disappointment. I do agree raising our children morally and ethically begins with the parents. However, I also feel it is our responsibility as a community to encourage our children. So I applaud the person who initiated the Teen Parent Program. […]

Editorial: Adding troops in Afghanistan not necessary

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Thursday that the “era of the blank check is over” in Afghanistan. But the plan he laid out Friday looks very much like a blank check for an increased military and civilian presence in Afghanistan that is unlikely to be successful or to end any time soon. The Afghan […]

March 29, 2009 Bankruptcies

• Gregory Dwain Lunn and Niki Lyn Lunn, Chapter 7, file date: 3/24/2009, Quay County • Benjamin Wayne Tabor and Veronica M. Tabor, Chapter 7, file date: 3/25/2009, Roosevelt County • Matthew L. Wheeler and Michelle L. Wheeler, Chapter 7, file date: 3/25/2009, Curry County

March 29, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Lawmakers discuss legislative session

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Campaign reform, keeping capital outlay money in their districts and clamping the lid down on taxes are just some of the many accomplishments local lawmakers cite during the grueling 60-day marathon otherwise known as the 2009 New Mexico Legislature. The legislative session isn’t exactly history yet — Gov. Bill Richardson is promising a special session […]

Investigators determining cause of fire

An investigator was on scene Saturday looking for clues to what caused a warehouse fire that gutted a warehouse and the Dollar General Store, according to Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee. Firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, after an employee at Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware store spotted smoke coming from the […]

March 29, 2009 Engagements

Reid-Earle Gregg and Sandra Reid of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Reid of Clovis to Joshua Earle, of Albuquerque, son of Jimmy and Donna Earle and Shane and Dave Elliott of Albuquerque. The couple will exchange vows June 13, 2009 at Days Inn and Suites Convention Center. A reception […]

March 29, 2009 Wedding

Brumfield Valerie Siau of Portales and Rick Brumfield of Dora were joined in marriage Feb. 14, 2009, at Central Christian Church. The Rev. Dave McVey performed the double ring ceremony. The bridegroom is the son of John Brumfield of Dora. Maid of honor was Jan Kent. Bestman was Cliff Everage. Ushers were Jack Dendy and […]

Freedom New Mexico recognized by PPA

Freedom New Mexico Newspapers in Clovis, Portales, Friona and Muleshoe all won multiple awards announced Saturday at the annual Panhandle Press Association convention in Amarillo. Clovis, competing in Division II, won nine awards. Portales earned two laurels, also in Division II. Muleshoe and Friona, competing in Division I, picked up eight awards each. The Canyon […]

County ghost story believable

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Back in 1994 when Harold Kilmer, Ike Stanford, and I were searching old cemeteries in Curry County, Sis Simmons, the local radio personality, who grew up as Alma Willoughby near Field, told me there was a cemetery we had missed out there. As a young girl she witnessed a 13-year-old […]

Head bumps scary

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” […]

March 29, 2009 Senior calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: Dance at La Casa Senior Center in Clovis. Please bring a cover dish. Monday:

March 29, 2009 Honors

Jose Carlos Ruiz of Melrose received his bachelor of applied arts and science degree in business occupations during Tarleton State University’s summer commencement ceremonies held Aug. 8-9 in Stephenville, Texas.

March 29, 2009 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Fruit turnover, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Cheesy Nachos, salsa, Spanish rice, green beans, and chilled peaches. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread, cereal or toast, juice and milk.

March 29, 2009 On the shelves

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Rupert Red Two: A Fighter Pilot’s Life from Thunderbolts to Thunderchiefs by Jack Broughton was given by Phyllis and Gene Walker in memory of Sherman Williams. The story of the U.S. Air Force and some of its best-known aircraft is presented in terms of the […]

Internet provides learning tolls for developing minds

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist We have a granddaughter living with us. Since this person will turn 5 years old in April, and thus be enrolled in kindergarten, the subject of how 5-year-olds learn is of more interest to me than it has been at any previous time. Well, at least at any time since […]

ENMU-Portales spring break from March 30—April 3

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will observe spring break on Monday-Friday, March 30 through April 3. However, University offices will be open and business conducted as usual. For University information, call 1-575-562-1011.