Meetings watch: Eastern Plains Council of Governments

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Wednesday morning at the Tucumcari Convention Center. During the meeting: • EPCOG Director Sandy Chancey discussed several items with the board including news of an audit update being awarded to Hinkle and Landers of Albuquerque, and the intent to hire workforce development administrative entity and fiscal agent. An […]

Convention embraces steampunk culture

“ Bubonicon 43 is Aug. 26–28. Bubonicon 43 memberships at door only. We strongly recommend registering for Bubonicon 43 on Friday of the convention after 3 p.m. We might have to turn you away if we hit our fire-code capacity of 650 – and you wait until the last minute to get your membership. The […]

a view from under the pew: the green pea convention

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: In honor of the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Amos presents this week’s column focusing on respecting one another – no matter one’s color or creed. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but […]

Education digest — Jan. 6

Freedom New Mexico Band members to perform at state music convention Fourteen members of the Clovis High School Band were recently selected through a state-wide audition process to attend and perform at the All-State Music Convention being held this week at the University of New Mexico. Once they arrive at the convention, they will practice […]

Honors — Aug. 29

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Lam New Mexico’s Ladies Auxiliary President Lee Ann Lam of Clovis, a member of Ledbetter-Mc Reynolds Chapter 3015, led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S., at the 97th National Convention held Aug. 21-26 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. As leading representative […]

Save Our American Raptors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dale Kernahan-Stokes with the Save Our American Raptors educational program talks about the skills and habits of the red-tailed hawk Wednesday at the Curry County Special Events Center. The program travels the country educating the public about the birds By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Dale Kernahan-Stokes with the Save […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Organizers largely unappreciated One really has to wonder about the Republican party after its national convention. Speaker Rudy Giuliani brought up the topic of community organizers and the audience laughed. Then vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made a reference to community organizers and the audience snickered. For a party that wants to be known as […]

McCain needs to capitalize on momentum

Freedom New Mexico Well, Sen. John McCain has largely succeeded in his mission to firmly claim control of the Republican Party and to give his campaign the largest possible boost going into the fall contest for the White House. First off, McCain went to the Republican National Convention still struggling to convince the conservative grass […]

Heifer broke convention at county livestock show

By Glenda Price During the latter part of the 19th century American cattlemen discovered England’s Hereford cattle, and began importing them. The idea was to improve the native descendants of the Longhorns that had evolved from the cattle brought in by the Spaniards. It worked. These red-and-white cattle were easier to handle and produced succulent, […]

Tucumcari wants to go racin’

Thursday will be a big day for Tucumcari. That’s when the New Mexico Racing Commission comes to town for a 5:30 p.m. meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center, where it will hear investors’ proposal for a racetrack and casino.

American Legion posts will participate in convention

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What: Statewide American Legion Department of New Mexico Convention When: Thursday to Saturday Where: Various local locations Events scheduled during the three-day convention include seminars to update veterans on new developments, breakfasts, a ribeye steak dinner and an election for state commanders. The event is expected to attract 350-450 members.

June 12, 2008 Education Digest

FFA students honored Three local FFA members were awarded proficiency and state star awards during the 80th annual New Mexico FFA state convention June 2-4 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, according to a NMSU press release. • Melissa Freitas of Texico won the agriculture services proficiency award. • Ryan Best of Elida […]

Clovis’ Bradley nominated for Baptist board

Baptist New Mexican reports: Former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley has been nominated to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Bradley, a member of Clovis’ Central Baptist Church, will serve until 2012 if he’s elected by messengers to the annual SBC meeting scheduled June 10-11 in Indianapolis. • • […]

Masons gathering for convention

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico Masons grand master Arthur Tunnell presides over the business of the lodge from a chair in the center of the stage. A new grand master will be elected at the fraternity’s annual convention. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer About 250 Masons are expected to attend this week’s […]

Feb. 20, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: American Idol Where: FOX When: 6 p.m. What it’s about: The top 12 female singers perform.

Education Digest: Sandia teacher earns music award

CNJ staff Bamby Hays of Clovis was selected to receive the John Batcheller Award for Excellence in Teaching Elementary School Music at the 2008 New Mexico Music Educators Association all-state convention, according to the Clovis Municipal Schools’ music department August newsletter. Hays teaches at Sandia Elementary. Clovis’ Wayne Anderson will be receiving the School Administrator […]

Local Roundup: Water rate decision delayed again

CNJ staff The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has delayed action again on the New Mexico American Water rate case, voting Thursday to extend the deadline for its decision another week, according to a PRC spokesman. The PRC “indicated at the meeting, following a fairly lengthy discussion, that it would (consider the case) again Tuesday,” […]

May 7, 1933

Odis Echols, formerly of Clovis, was president of the Plains-Panhandle Singing convention, which included a large portion of West Texas. … Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Crawford and Charles Lindbergh were newsmakers of the day on newspaper society pages. … John Willander’s All-American Circus was headed for Clovis. Admission would be 25 cents. The show grounds […]

Baptists gather in town

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Maria Waters helps set up for a state Baptist convention banquet Monday at Central Baptist Church. The 95th annual Baptist Convention of New Mexico continues today with worship and music. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer First Baptist Church pastor Joel Horne views the 95th Annual Baptist Convention of New […]

Baptists hold annual event

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The 95th Annual Baptist Convention of New Mexico will be held in Clovis on Tuesday and Wednesday. “Embracing Our Culture” will be the theme for the two-day event at Central Baptist Church. Former Clovis High School graduate Joseph Bunce is scheduled to preach from the Gospel of Matthew on […]