Wirt, Marguerite

Marguerite Wirt Services: Will be held at a later date. Ms. Marguerite Wirt, 92, of Apache Junction, Ariz., a homemaker, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in Belgrade, Mo. She was born on May 25, 1911, in McClure, Ohio. She married Leo F. Wirt on April 9, 1931, in Beaverton, Mich. She was a charter member […]

Clovis residents speak out on two amendments.

By Gary Mitchell A special election presenting voters with two proposed constitutional amendments focusing on education is scheduled for Tuesday. Polls will be open at regular voting precincts from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Amendment No. 1 would transfer the state Department of Public Education to a cabinet department headed by a secretary of education. […]

Amendments not palpable alternatives

Mary Southard I oppose both Constitutional amendments on Tuesday’s ballot. Amendment 1, designed to “transfer the state department of education to a cabinet department headed by a secretary of public education who shall serve in the executive cabinet and create an elected public education commission,” raises several significant questions. First, how accessible would the governor […]

Water project in search of federal funds

Jack King SAN JON — The state Interstate Stream Commission has begun briefing New Mexico Congressional representatives on the Ute Water Project in preparation for asking for federal funds. Doug Murray, the ISC’s liaison to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, told ENMRWA’s board at a meeting in San Jon he has briefed staff […]

Education best done by local people

By Clyde Davis Since college graduation, it has been a point of pride, and practicality, for me to maintain my public school teaching credentials. In addition to teaching full time, I have had the chance to substitute frequently in a number of states, and in a number of districts within those states. Quality education is […]

Fair board chided over purchasing

By Jack King The Curry County commission and County Manager Geneva Cooper said Wednesday the county fair board spent more than $18,373 this year without following proper county procurement procedures. Commissioners took fair board President Buddy Vaughn and treasurer Peggy Burns to task at the commission’s board meeting for making 16 purchases alleged to have […]

Governor: Reform gives rural areas a voice

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New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson talks to Clovis Community College students Jordan Dickenson, left, and Gina Martinez, center, during his visit Wednesday at Yucca Junior High in Clovis. Richardson was in Clovis to talk about education reform. Compiled by CNJ Senior Writer Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Gov. Bill Rich-ardson visited Clovis and Portales on Wednesday […]

Richardson to push education reform

By Tony Parra Bill Richardson says he is serious about education reform and he will be in eastern New Mexico on Wednesday to explain why changes should be made. Richardson will speak at 2:15 p.m. at Yucca Junior High School in Clovis and then at 4:30 p.m. at Portales High School. Officials said he will […]

Ute Water Project tops meeting agenda

By Jack King Members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will discuss the ability of each community to pay its share of the Ute Water Project at Wednesday’s monthly board meeting in Tucumcari. The board, which has been moving its meetings around the region, will meet at 2 p.m. in the Tucumcari Civic […]

New hospital boss on board

By Gary Mitchell The new administrator of Plains Regional Medical Center brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration to the job. Brian Bentley, who was en route to Clovis Tuesday night and could not be reached for comment, takes over as administrator of the hospital Sept. 1. Bentley replaces Dick Smith, whose […]