ACI president advises local business owners

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Association of Commerce and Industry President Beverlee McClure said Wednesday New Mexico business owners should pay attention to the election. With more than 100 seats up for election in the state Legislature and other governing agencies, voters will elect state officials responsible for establishing regulation and policies affecting business, […]

First person: Calling the shots

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kayne Gutierrez is a compliance officer for Eastern New Mexico University’s athletic department. Kayne Gutierrez, 27, spent his high school and college years playing football and running track. He stays in the game as a referee with the New Mexico Activities Association. At the beginning: I’ve been a referee for […]

Team waits 24 years for 400th

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Taylor Scales’ David Essex safely slides into third during Saturday’s game against Pathway House in the Clovis Softball Association’s Oasis “Batting Out Child Abuse” slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Taylor Scales softball team played for eight seasons in the Clovis Softball […]

An honor for the coach

C.J. Aragon, the rodeo coach at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, has been named coach of the year for the Grand Canyon Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

County association holds first meeting in Portales

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Association of Counties is meeting in Portales today for the first time in its history. The group plans to discuss issues ranging from county budgets and wildfires, to CPR training for state employees and federal benefits for jail inmates. Representatives from all of the state’s 33 […]

Guy Leeder Softball Complex vandalized

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Graffiti was painted at Guy Leeder Softball Complex over the past weekend. CNJ staff Clovis Softball Association board member Roger Jackson is hoping that with the help of the more than 1,300 league players, that the persons responsible for a graffiti spree at Guy Leeder Softball Complex will be caught. […]

ACI urges more involvement in legislation

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Small business owners need to get more involved in the creation of state regulations pertaining to businesses, according to Association of Commerce and Industry President Beverlee McClure. More than 70 people attended Friday’s ACI breakfast at the Clovis Civic Center, including small business owners and city, county and state […]

April 22, 2008 Business Digest

Music Festival award runner-up The Clovis Music Festival was the runner-up April 17 for a 2007 Tourism Industry Association Recognition Award, according to a Tourism Association of New Mexico news release. The festival came in second to Carlsbad’s Christmas on the Pecos in the Outstanding Event category. High Plains Harley honored Clovis’ High Plains Harley-Davidson […]

April 8, 2008 Military Reunions

USS Columbus veterans plan reunion The USS Columbus Veterans Association is seeking information about Navy and Marine Corps veterans who served aboard the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 anytime from 1944 through 1976 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present, according to a news release. A reunion is planned for Oct. 1-4 at the Holiday Inn […]

Airmen’s food drive will feed hundreds

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USAF courtesy photo: Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas Airman 1st Class John Encomienda and Airman Natalie Mcleod, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, stand next to two of the 12 Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) food drive boxes they built. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico A recent trial community service project at Cannon Air […]

Smith staunch, active citizen of Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I have very little history on C. Roy Smith of Clovis. His full name was Charles Roy Smith. For some reason, he is not in our history books, but he had a good keen sense of what to do with $5,600 in 1934. With two employees, without salary, but with […]

Editors to be honored

The Panhandle Press Association will induct two veteran editors into its hall of fame next weekend – Laurie Ezzell Brown of Canadian, Texas, and Tommy Thompson of the Amarillo Globe-Times.

March 19, 2008 Local Briefs

Festival finalist for state award The Clovis Music Festival has been named a finalist in the annual Tourism Industry Association Recognition Awards, according to a news release. The winners will be announced by the Tourism Association of America on April 17 during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Roswell. Information: (575) 345-5553 or www.tanm.org Spiritual […]

Treasurer not required to resign

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout is not required to resign after being indicted Friday on the charge of tampering with public records, according to the New Mexico Association of Counties. Though she has elected to go on administrative leave, she is still county treasurer, said Steve Kopelman, general counsel […]

Youngster gives back in heart fundraiser

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gabbie Brewer, 11, tries double-dutch jump rope for the first time Thursday during Jump Rope for the Heart at Zia Elementary School. Brewer had heart surgery when she was 2 weeks old due to a restricted heart artery, and doctors never thought she would b By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff […]

Clovis veterinary hospital receives AAHA accreditation

CLOVIS, NM — Clovis Veterinary Hospital of Clovis has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.   Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. […]

11-29-07 Education digest

Wayland writer’s book reviewed A Wayland Baptist University academic adviser’s book review was published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Southwest Educational Research Association newsletter, according to a university news release. Robert Elliott reviewed R.J. Henry’s “Faculty Development for Student Achievement: The QUE Project,” according to the release. The book deals with the Quality […]

Gateway sanctioned by NMAA

Freedom New Mexico An investigation by the New Mexico Activities Association that Roswell-based Gateway Christian School violated bylaws by recruiting student-athletes has resulted in the suspension of a coach and sanctions on the school, according to a joint press release from NMAA and Gateway officials. According to the release, one coach was suspended for two […]

Aug. 18, 1940

Gov. John E. Miles was a guest at the New Mexico Press Association banquet held in Clovis. … Men’s suits could be purchased at Penney’s for $19.95. … Members of the Clovis Golf Club were scheduled to officially open their new clubhouse at Hillcrest Park. … And Christian counselor Sistar Yancy was born in New […]

Business Digest: Portales woman attends conference

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Jacquelyn Madrid of Portales attended the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual conference in Reno, Nev., according to an AAFCS news release. Madrid served as a senator from New Mexico and represented the New Mexico affiliate, of which she is the president, at the business meeting of […]