Company we keep truly influences us

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Each time I am drive down Commerce Street, my thoughts turn to my very old Marshall Junior High School days. Now it is called Marshall Middle School but when I was there, it was 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Also I have noticed that some of the trees are now […]

Roosevelt County infant dead as result of H1N1

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Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County infant girl has died of the H1N1 flu, according to a news release from the state Department of Health. Late Thursday night, the department reported the death of the baby and a 5-year-old girl from Sandoval County. According to the release, neither child had a chronic medical condition. No […]

Lawmakers wrangle over dairy money

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Lawmakers in Congress from eastern and western states disagreed Thursday on how to distribute $350 million in federal money designated to help dairy farmers. Under an agreement set Wednesday, $60 million would go to buy surplus dairy products, but there were no details on how to dole out the […]

Regent honored posthumously by Eastern New Mexico Foundation

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A story of helping others after tragedy and contributions of time, effort and money make the recipients of this year’s Eastern New Mexico Foundation awards stand out. Late ENMU Regent and businessman Alva C. Carter Sr. is posthumously receiving the Volunteer of the Year award, while Super 8 motel […]

Melrose man driving lawn tractor pleads to fine, jail time

CNJ staff A Melrose man police say was drinking and driving a lawn tractor on city streets has pleaded to jail time and a fine. Monday, George Rierson, 36, agreed to serve 364 days in Curry County jail and pay fines and costs of $167. Police said Rierson will actually serve 11 days in jail […]

10-2 Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All votes were 6-0. Mayor Pro Tem Randy Crowder and Commissioner Robert Sandoval did not attend. • Appointments were made to the Quality of Life Task Force. The task force, which covers quality of life issues including the wellness centers and future projects, was […]

Group providing free flu shots

CNJ staff Plains Regional Medical Group will provide 300 free flu shots to the public Oct. 17. The shots will be available at 2200 West 21st Street from 8 a.m. to noon, or until the vaccine is gone. The flu shots do not including the H1N1 vaccine. A separate vaccine to protect against H1N1 influenza […]

Group collecting supplies for military personnel

CNJ staff The 73rd SOS Wombat Wives Group is collecting personal supplies for wounded servicemen and women starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart in Clovis. Donated supplies will be part of Soldiers’ Angels First Response Backpacks for patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and Kleber outpatient barracks, according to information from the […]

Breastfeeding challenge to be held at Greene Acres Park

CNJ staff Women and babies will gather at sites around the world for the Ninth annual Breastfeeding Challenge 11 a.m. Saturday. Clovis mothers will gather at Greene Acres Park. Mothers and children at sites across Canada, the U.S. and other countries will compete to set the record for the most children breastfeeding at one time.

Clovis High band starting competition season

The Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band starts its 2009 competition season Saturday at the Tumbleweed Classic in Denver City. The following weekend, Oct. 9-10, the band travels to Arlington, Texas for the Bands of America national competition. This year’s marching show is named Rhapsody in Red and was designed and choreographed exclusively for the […]

Schools to host flu season meeting

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools will be hosting a meeting to discuss plans for meeting the challenge of flu season and the H1N1 virus. The public meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Zia Elementary cafeteria, according to a news release. Schools will be conducting vaccination clinics for the seasonal flu at school sites between […]

Clovis Christian superintendent earns Doctorate of Education

CNJ staff Clovis Christian School’s new superintendent has earned her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. Superintendent Ladona Clayton was awarded the degree Wednesday, according to a release from Clovis Christian Schools.

Clovis man to run for District 2 judgeship

CNJ staff A Clovis man who sued the state Legislature to create a second magistrate judge district said he intends to run for one of the districts created following the suit’s success. Johnny Chavez, 67, of Clovis, said Thursday he will run next November for the District 2 judgeship. A case manager for Eastern Plains […]

First person: Again with animals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eric Lucero is the new Animal Control Officer for the city of Clovis. Lucero previously worked with animal control from 1998-2004. Eric Lucero began his second stint as an Animal Control Officer with the city of Clovis on Aug. 24. Lucero said he enjoys serving the community with his work. […]

Flu shot clinic set

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2009 Contact Brad Treptow, Public Relations Manager, Lincoln County Medical Center, (575) 257-8238 or btreptow@phs.org.