What’s happening — July 28

Today Circle of Love Team Roping — 8 a.m., In support of Benny Fulgham, Curry County Events Center. Information: 806-265-7417. Monday Older Adults Committee meeting — 5 p.m., Baxter-Curren Senior Center. Information: 769-7828. Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., 701 North Main St. Information: 769-7828. Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition — The Eula Mae […]

War vets share memories over breakfast

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By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Korean War veterans shared memories of the cold over a hot pancake breakfast Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3015 in Clovis. “There was two feet to four feet of snow on the ground in Korea,” said Tommy Flicking of Clovis. “I promised the good lord and […]

New jail bond hard to sell with poor planning

Clovis and Curry County need a new jail, and it should not be located downtown where families live, shop and celebrate community. But it must be planned and managed professionally with funding sources clearly identified in advance. Yet, county leaders want voters to approve a $9.9 million jail bond issue on the Aug. 6 special […]

Commission listening to voters

By Lance Pyle/ Guest columnist Curry County has been forced to spend more than $6.8 million over the past 10 years to house inmates outside of our county. This is a major reason the Curry County Board of Commissioners has scheduled an election on Aug. 6 of a bond measure to fund a new medium […]

Good deeds done for ourselves more than others

Wendel Sloan

While sifting through books for a garage sale, I ran across an essay by Mark Twain about altruism. It articulated what I have long thought, but dared not utter in the hidebound hamlets of the High Plains — good deeds are done more for ourselves than others. Twain’s premise in “What Is Man?” is we […]

Q&A: County manager discusses jail bond election

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle on Friday answered questions about the Aug. 6 special election. Voters are being asked to renew for 20 years a $9.88 million bond issue due to be paid off in August 2014. Should voters approve, the money generated by the bonds would be used to finance most of the estimated […]

Celebrating life on the border

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Texico fireman Daniel Saiz of Clovis digs into some potato salad and a plate of barbecue Saturday after the parade at Farwell city Park.

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Kristi Carson of Lubbock returned to the Texas-New Mexico line for the Border Town Days Parade after being away more than 20 years. “Border Town Days was the highlight of the year,” Carson (formerly Kristi Jones) said. “It was fun to have everybody getting together and seeing people […]

Q&A: Texas girl at heart

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By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com Growing up in the small town of Farwell, Charla Corn dreamed of making it big in country music. Since her early beginnings singing at Border Town Days and local county fairs, Corn has toured nationally with the likes of Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Pat Green, Aaron Watson and the Josh Abbott […]

Meetings Watch: Curry County Board of Commissioners — July 27

The Curry County Board of Commissioners met Friday in a special meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. During the meeting: The commission approved various county road projects totaling $465,420. The New Mexico Department of Transportation will provide 75 percent of the funds with the county paying 25 percent, or $116,355 toward the […]

McGee: Yard art has limits

Grant McGee

By Grant McGee CMI columnist “Look,” said The Lady of the House. “Those are toilet tank lids by that Dumpster.” We were picking up our eats at a local fast food joint when the gleaming porcelain rectangles caught her eye. “Do you want them?” I asked. “Oh, we must have them,” she said, rolling her […]