Ringing up donations

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Salvation Army bell ringer David Garza helps Amber Wall, 6, place her donation in the kettle Tuesday evening at the Wal-Mart kettle station. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Sporting a red windbreaker jacket donning the Salvation Army logo, David Garza spent Tuesday working for the needy in Clovis. He stood […]

Personal protection: ID theft can happen to anyone

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A U.S. Postal Service poster warning people of identity theft hangs in the lobby of the post office on Gidding Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marc Schoder: CNJ correspondent Years ago, Scott Davis went to a car dealership expecting to get approved for a loan to buy a new set of wheels. Instead, dealership […]

Bookout wins treasurer’s race

CNJ STAFF Republican Rhonda Bookout pulled ahead of Democrat Rachel Toney late Tuesday and easily won the Curry County treasurer’s race. Bookout received 7,749 votes to 6,005 for Toney. The race was close most of the evening and Toney was leading early, but Bookout pulled away when absentee and early-voting ballots were counted. Bookout said […]

Candidate profile: Rachel Toney

•Republican Rhonda Bookout faces Democrat Rachel Toney in the Curry County treasurer’s race. Current treasurer Linda Hall is retiring at the end of the year. Name: Rachel Toney Occupation: Chief Deputy Treasurer Political party affiliation: Democrat Birth date: May 16, 1963 Hometown: Clovis Family: Husband, John and two children Hobbies: Reading, hiking and spending time […]

Education Digest

by Ryan Lengerich Report cards to be released Friday The Clovis Municipal School district will release report cards Friday at all education levels throughout the district. Report cards are issued each nine weeks during the school year. Elementary school students are required to have the report cards signed by a parent or guardian. Bank to […]

8/8 cops and courts

Police are offering tips on avoiding credit card fraud, which has been on the rise nationwide, according to a recent press release from the Clovis Police Department. Among the tips, according to the release: • Make sure credit card receipts are protected. If a customer does not take the receipt, store employees should make sure […]

Clovis CC increases tuition rates

By Ryan Lengerich Consuell Garcia, a 33-year-old cosmetology student at Clovis Community College, said she and her husband decided she would return to school and do whatever it takes to finish. Garcia, a Portales resident, pays out-of-district tuition to attend the school. That tuition was raised from $26 to $27 per credit hour at Wednesday’s […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Scholarship fund gets $1,200 at meeting

A scholarship fund started five years ago in memory of the former owner of High Plains Federal Credit Union received more than $1,200 due to donations and silent auction receipts at the credit union’s annual meeting on Saturday. According to Daniel Lofton, marketing director for the credit union, the Raymond McClain Scholarship is given each […]

Put debt on a diet/Finances find a friend

By Michelle Seeber o Getting out from under credit card crunch calls for self-restraint. By Michelle Seeber CNJ STAFF WRITER michelle_seeber@link.freedom.com About four years ago, Danny Keith Duncan owed more than $10,000 in credit card debt. Since then, the 43-year-old Clovis resident has learned the secret to staying debt-free — self-restraint. Facing debt, his income […]

Honors 2/8

Reid Doug Reid of Clovis, has been elected to his first three-year term as a member of the Farm Credit of New Mexico board of directors.

Police Blotter 8/29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 53-year-old Clovis man came to the police department Monday morning to report a possible case of credit card fraud. The man said he wrote a $49 check to a Florida company in July that said it would open a credit card […]

Court Dispositions 8/17

Here are recent dispositions recorded from June 11 to Aug. 5 in 9th Judicial District Court: • Victor Sotello, 21, pleaded guilty to attempted accessory to making a false affidavit and perjury, a misdemeanor. Sentenced to 364 days imprisonment with credit for one day served. Sentence suspended and placed on 364 days supervised probation with […]

Court dispositions 7/13

The following dispositions have been filed in Curry County courts: District Court – Michael G. Morrison, 44, pleaded guilty June 6 to possession of methamphetamine, a fourth-degree felony. Determined to be a habitual offender and sentenced to five years and six months in state prison, with credit for 198 days served and final 18 months […]

Search for well water not in vein

By Don McAlavy John Gordon “Spud” Greaves homesteaded southeast of Elida near Nobe in 1907. He was the father of Gordon Greaves, late publisher of the Portales News-Tribune. This is his story: “With the passing of 1908, we had consumed 80 days in water hauling, and decided if we were to remain on the homestead, […]