Weddings, Sept. 14

Keller Erin Jo Chandler of Clovis and Troy Dean Keller of Woodward, Okla., were joined in marriage on Sept. 6, 2003, at Polk Street United Methodist Church in Amarillo. The Rev. Renae Haiduk performed the Christian traditional ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Judy Chandler of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of […]

Rep’s legacy a right-slanted newsletter

You won’t catch George Buffett and me sitting around a campfire singing “whiskey for my men, beer for my horses.” We’re never going to be close. George is John Wayne right. I’m a middle-of-the-roader, although critics might suggest I am pinko left. When I called him last week, I was prepared to dislike George. He […]

Wall, Bill

Bill Wall Services: Have been held. Mr. Bill Wall, 62, of Dora and formerly of Lazbuddie, Texas, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at his home in Dora. He was born on Feb. 27, 1941, in Cass County, Texas, near Atlanta, to Ivy and Earl Wall. He lived in Cass County, Texas, until the age of […]

Forbes, Donella

Donella Forbes Services: Have been held. Mrs. Donella Forbes, 69, of Liberal, Kan., died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. She was born on Nov. 25, 1933, in Clovis to Ottas and Lottie Harliss Kirby. She attended school in Clovis. She and her family moved to Liberal in April 1969. […]

Car wash living with conservation measures

By Darrell Todd Maurina Requests to restrict water use in Clovis won’t be a major burden to at least one car wash, according to Washpointe owner and manager Eric Wuest. “It may affect us some, but we already recycle our water,” Wuest said. “It’s not like it all goes down the drain.” Wuest showed a […]

State legislators get Christmas in July

By Ned Cantwell It is now officially illegal to hate in the state of New Mexico if one commits a crime based on that hate. Hate is also a biblical no-no. Interesting thought: If people paid attention to what’s in the Good Book, would we need legislators? New Mexico legislators, though, certainly do adhere to […]

Heritage Days offers two-days of versatile, live entertainment

By Helena Rodriguez Heritage Showcase is just the name of the stage for this weekend’s Heritage Days celebration in Portales, but it’s a fitting name, given the versatile lineup of acts . The slate of entertainment over the two-day 100th birthday celebration Friday and Saturday will include a Three or Four Old Grouches contest, a […]

Commissioner against sex, gender bill

By Jack King Curry County Commission Chairman Tim Ashley is backing a petition drive against a state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. A bill prohibiting the discrimination, Senate Bill 28, was passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Bill Richardson this year. A statewide petition drive to keep […]

Nursing home pays water bill before cutoff

By Mike Linn The city of Portales received payment for Heartland Continuing Care Center’s water bill on Thursday, nullifying the city’s threat to cut off the nursing home’s water because of delinquent payment. City clerk Joan Martinez-Terry said the city received payment in full — $10,760 — for the bill that was about five months […]

Report urges benefits to go to most deserving

By Tom Philpott Why do the departments of Defense and of Veterans Affairs conduct separate, duplicative physical exams of veterans, one before and one after discharge? Why do these government health programs have separate purchasing systems when medical supply needs are nearly identical? Why are their medical record systems incompatible when the populations served overlap? […]

Panel OKs projects at Cannon AFB

CNJ Staff WASHINGTON — A key Senate committee has approved a request by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici to authorize defense funding for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base, including a new aerospace ground equipment complex. The Cannon-related items are included in the FY2004 Defense Authorization Bill, which has been approved by the Senate Armed […]

Tattoos no, abortions OK for teens?

By Ned Cantwell Time to follow up on a few topics previously addressed, and for your humble correspondent to eat a slice of humble pie, although, trust me, he will not stuff himself. How shallow was I to poke fun at our state Legislature for turning its attention to naming an Official State Butterfly, a […]

Public does have a right to know — and should push it

By Bob Johnson The state Taxation and Revenue Department wanted to make a profit — and compete with private business — by charging whatever it pleased for electronically stored public records of its Motor Vehicle Division. So the department came up with a bill to make that possible. The scheme almost made it through the […]

Watts, Marvin

Marvin Watts Services: Have been held. Marvin Watts, 71, a former state senator, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. He was born April 6, 1932, in Portales to William Ellis and Jewel Holder Watts. He married his wife Mary on July 25, 1952, in the Baptist Bible Chair Chapel […]