Area businessmen appointed to board

CNJ staff Three eastern New Mexico businessmen will serve in key positions on the New Mexico Restaurant Association board, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the organization. In Clovis, Chris Bryant from Foxy Drive-In and Tom Martin from Taco Box are honorary directors for the association and will continue to serve on the […]

EPCOG executive director named

CNJ staff Sandy Chancey has been named executive director of Eastern Plains Council of Governments. The decision came by a vote of the EPCOG board of directors during the agency’s annual meeting Wednesday in Tucumcari. Chancey, who has served as interim director since December, has worked with EPCOG since 2009. “Sandy has been an asset […]

Business digest — March 15

Muleshoe man elected board president The Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) elected Sandy Vandevender, executive vice president and general manager of Five Area Telephone Cooperative in Muleshoe, as president of its 2011 Board of Directors at its annual meeting in Dallas. The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association is the premier association […]

Meetings watch: Eastern Plains Council of Governments

During a Wednesday meeting, the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board of directors: • Heard a presentation on USDA rural development programs. There are a variety of loan and grant programs available to rural communities which can help finance everything from water, waste water and solid waste to needed community facilities such as day care […]

Press release: Clovis to host “Wind Festival”

The Clovis MainStreet Board of Directors and some great volunteers have decided it is time for all of us to embrace one of our natural assets — the wind!

Castleberry appointed to state judge board

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Magistrate Judge Duane Castleberry was recently appointed to serve on the board of directors for the New Mexico Magistrate Judges Association. The board of directors works with the administrative offices of the courts, advising the courts on legislative and policy matters, according to a press release from the courts.

Bailey electric board meeting

CNJ staff The Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association Board of Directors are scheduled to meet 9 a.m. (CDT) Monday at the association’s office at 305 E. Ave. B in Muleshoe. The monthly meeting is expected to last through lunch. Information: 806-272-4504

Veteran editor joins Freedom board

By By Mary Ann Milbourn: Freedom News Service Freedom Communications Inc. announced Thursday that Larry Kramer, a former newspaperman and founder of the online financial website MarketWatch, was elected to the board of directors. Freedom owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. “Larry has extensive experience in creating and fostering digital […]

Fruitful Spirit Ministries saved

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Fruitful Spirit Ministries has been saved. The non-profit reduced-price grocery program was on the verge of closing its doors when the Matt 25 Hope Center stepped in. Center Executive Director Steve Reshetar said a proposal to take over the program was brought in front of the board of directors […]

Education feature: Los Ninos, literacy program joining forces

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Los Ninos Early Intervention Center teacher Jessica Maulding helps Jasmine Brophy, 3, add glue to her drawing of a bear. The pair shook coffee grounds over the glue to make a brown bear. Los Ninos Early Intervention Center and the Title I Family Literacy programs have joined to bring more […]

Former county manager staying on with Leadership New Mexico board

CNJ staff Former Curry County Manager Dick Smith, owner of RLS Consulting in Clovis will continue his position with the Leadership New Mexico 2009-2010 Board of Directors. Established in 1995, Leadership New Mexico’s goals are to

Leadership New Mexico Announces 2009-2010 Board of Directors

STATEWIDE – Dick Smith, Owner of RLS Consulting in Clovis will continue his position with the Leadership New Mexico 2009-2010 Board of Directors. Established in 1995, Leadership New Mexico has identified and enhanced leadership throughout New Mexico over the past fourteen years by providing a forum for participants to strengthen their knowledge of challenges and […]

NMAA resumes activities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors met today in emergency session following an announcement yesterday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons. […]

Nov. 13, 1935

C.C. Cagle, head of the Gateway Auto Co., was named president of the Clovis Kiwanis Club at the club’s regular luncheon. … Plans for construction of Highway 60 were discussed by the directors of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce at their regular meeting. … Wood Motor Co., located at the corner of Main and Sixth […]

Allen, Phyllis

Phyllis Allen, 95, of Amarillo, and formerly of Clovis and Lesbia, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Jane Bivins Home in Amarillo. Born Nov. 9, 1910, in Bellview to John and Agnes Phillips, she worked as a nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse F. Allen. Survivors include two sisters, Willie Ann […]

Robert “Bob” C. Stephens

Robert “Bob” C. Stephens, 76, of Borger, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Borger, Texas. He was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Belen. He had been a Borger resident for three and a half years. He was a sheriff in Curry County and a Baptist. He retired from the U.S. Navy. Survivors include five sons, […]

Court’s eminent domain ruling troubling

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist We all remember last year’s despicable U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 Kelo v. City of New London, Conn., decision that held as constitutional that the rightful property of one American can be taken and transferred to another American so long as some public purpose is served. The Fifth Amendment to the […]

Play, Inc. director talks programs, children, future

Sheila Holley has been the executive director at Play Inc. for about four months. Holley, known better as “Coach Holley” to Play Inc. patrons, has been involved with the recreational organization for 19 years. Q: For those who don’t know, what is Play Inc.? A: Play Inc. is a youth and family recreational place where […]

Roberts, Lelda

Lelda Roberts Services: Have been held. Lelda Roberts, 83, of Oklahoma City, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 15, 1921, in Boswell, Okla., to Hugh and Ruth Baxter Pickens. She married W.P. “Bill” Roberts on Nov. 17, 1946. After attending Southeastern Oklahoma College, she began working for Southwestern […]

Yarbrough, Nina

Nina Yarbrough Services: Have been held. Nina Yarbrough, 97, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on Dec. 8, 1907, in Throckmorton County, Texas, to Marcus Willard and Martha Jane Jones Raper. She married George Samuel Yarbrough on Dec. 22, 1928. She began her teaching career in 1928 in Harding […]