Chamber banquet to be ‘grand celebration’

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Morgan Earles, Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce office coordinator, left, Mimi Garza, chamber volunteer, middle, and Rhonda Bargman, 2012 banquet committee chairperson, prepare decorations for Friday’s chamber banquet at the Clovis Civic Center. This year’s banquet will have a fiesta theme. Benna Sayyed About 300 people are expected to […]

About 6,000 attend Dairyfest

CNJ staff This year’s DairyFest drew about 6,000 people Saturday to the Curry County Events Center. That’s a little more than half the 2009 draw of 11,000, said Michelle Heavyside, founder and director of United Dairy Women, which sponsors the annual event. “I believe the heat had something to do with that,” Heavyside said in […]

Tucumcari police officer to attend anger management classes

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari police officer charged with assaulting his wife over text messages to another man will attend anger management classes. Robert Vargas agreed to attend anger management classes on March 31, according to court documents. Vargas must complete the anger management classes before a pre-trial conference set for Sept. 29, according to […]

Nearly 600 attend Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Arts Academy at Bella Vista students ended their musical performance with a heart-shaped world. The message of their performance was that everyone contributes to equality. Liliana Castillo Organizers and attendees of the 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast were glad that the near 600 who attended were a […]

Save a Life Tour to visit Cannon

Courtesy photo The Department of Defense-sponsored Save a Life Tour will visit Cannon Air Force Base Dec. 8-9 to give Air Commandos a realistic sober perspective on the effects of driving while intoxicated. This will be a lecture and a hands-on event. By 27th Special Operations Public Affairs The Department of Defense-sponsored Save a Life […]

Letter to the editor: True believers can be church

Friday’s CNJ contained an article about Christians who do not attend church. But there is so much more to the story than what was printed. There are many true believers who do not attend a traditional form of church whose story needs to be told. These believers have decided to simply BE the church instead […]

About 1,800 bikers so far attend Eagle View Rally

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nicole Pitcock, left, and Raymond Pepin participate in a motorcycle game called “Don’t Get Me Wet” Saturday during the four-day long Eagle View Rally. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A motorcycle village popped up northeast of Clovis at the Eagle View Rally, and it’s open through Memorial Day. Organizer […]

AETC special duty briefing set for May 25

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Have you ever considered taking on the challenge of replenishing the ranks of Air Force as an Air Force recruiter, or molding civilians into highly motivated airman as an Air Force Military Training Instructor? How how about mentoring and guiding airman as they transition from basic military training as a […]

Disabled troops, vets attend Warrior Games

DoD photo: Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden Approximately 200 disabled veterans look on as Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter speaks during the opening ceremony of the inaugural Warrior Games May 10 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Warrior Game athletes are competing in Paralympic-style events. By Army Sgt. 1st […]

The Coke County Ministry Conference

By Curtis K. Shelburn: Local columnist By far the most helpful ministry seminar I ever go to is one I try to faithfully attend twice a year at Robert Lee, Texas. I call it the Coke County Ministry Conference. The setting, the speakers, my fellow attendees—every aspect of this conference is truly remarkable. You should […]

Attending Legislative session presents challenges

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican For years people trying to attend a session of the state Legislature have complained about the parking situation at the Capitol. There’s finally some good news on that front. Last year the state opened a new $13 million parking structure just west of the Roundhouse with 580 […]

First person: Barry teacher helps enrich learning experience

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sharon White teaches her grandchildren with educational games and toys. CNJ staff Sharon White has been in charge of the Enrichment Lab at Barry Elementary School for five years. Students attend the lab in 30 minute increments to get one-on-one help with their class work. Planting the seed: We had […]

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 […]

Players aren’t only winners in New Mexico Lottery

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CNJ illustration: Tony Bullucks and Liliana Castillo Curry and Roosevelt County residents won more than $3.4 million by playing the lottery in fiscal year 2009, according to the New Mexico Lottery. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For a handful of area residents, scratching, picking and rubbing has turned out to be lucrative. Curry and […]

Senator to attend White House bill signing ceremony

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about attending the signing of the Omnibus Public Lands bill at the White House later today.

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Top A.F. chaplain to attend annual prayer breakfast

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USAF courtesy photo Air Force Chief of Chaplains Cecil Richardson is set to give the keynote address, “God Shed His Grace on Thee,” at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections This year’s Cannon Air Force Base National Prayer Breakfast features a speech by the Air Force’s top chaplain and music by […]

Meetings Watch: City Commission

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission met Thursday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All business items were approved by 7-0 votes. Mayor Pro Tem Randy Crowder did not attend. • The city recognized holiday pride with 10 awards. The Hillcrest Park Zoo received an award for its “Christmas at the Zoo” program, and there […]

Clovis woman sentenced for letting kids be truant

CNJ staff A 32-year-old Clovis woman whose three elementary school children missed school more than 20 times each last year has been sentenced to a parenting class and ordered to make sure the children are in class. Court records show she pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of failure to enforce compulsory school attendance and […]

Dec. 4 Education Digest

CHS senior nominated to attend Air Force Academy Clovis’ Brody Hawes, a senior at Clovis High School, has been offered an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to an academy official.Hawes is the son of Kenneth Hawes and Joy Stoddard.Hawes was nominated to attend the academy by U.S. Rep. Tom Udall.Hawes is planning […]