Obama similar in lot of ways to younger Bush

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama may go down as the man who gave us at least four more years of George W. Bush. The two men seem alike. Only one major distinction survives honest scrutiny: Bush gave us anti-abortion Supreme Court nominees; Obama gave us a pro-abortion-rights nominee. Health care? Sure, Obama federalized it. […]

Clovis woman receives four-year prison term for embezzlement

A Clovis woman was sentenced Friday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling about $90,000 from the accounts of disabled customers at the bank where she worked. Dawn Lebow, 45, as part of a plea agreement, paid $60,000 restitution Friday during the hearing and will be required to pay an additional $30,000 […]

Prince Street Overpass closed for four weeks

K. Barnett and Sons is beginning construction Monday on US 70 from South First Street to Brady Street. The work will close the Prince Street overpass to all traffic. Work is expected to take four weeks. The road’s asphalt surface will be removed and replaced. Businesses will be open, but accessible only through Brady Street. […]

Club notes — March 13

Beta Phi Four members and seven guests attended the regular meeting Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at Furr’s Cafeteria. The chapter received a thank you letter and a tax receipt from Bread of Life Orphange in Brosteni, Romania. March will be Forcaster Seal’s. Bring all aluminum tabs, coupons or anything else you have to turn […]

Mesalands board announces presidential finalists

Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College has announced four finalists for president at the two-year college. The four finalists are as follows: Larry Edwards of Oklahoma City; Jimmy Cargill of Glendive, Mont.; Veldon Law of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mildred Lovato of Albuquerque. Each candidate will tour the campus and have an interview with the […]

Senate needs to back House on recent votes

Freedom New Mexico In recent days and weeks, the House of Representatives approved four major pieces of legislation that, if they become law, could stagger the big government mindset responsible for massive deficits and draconian regulations. On three separate bills, the House overwhelmingly voted to prevent federal agencies from spending money to implement Obamacare, and […]

Blight battle progress slow

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File photo Johnny Gomez of Clovis said he had a vision when, in May, he purchased a boarded up car sales lot at 1504 Mabry Dr. to house his auto detailing business. Sharna Johnson In the last year some progress has been made to clean up blighted properties in the community, but overwhelmingly there has […]

Fort Sumner fills three spots in school board election

CNJ staff Fort Sumner voters filled three spots in their at-large school board vote Tuesday. Incumbent Tom Wilton was elected to a second four-year term, while Ray Drake earned his first elected term after serving five months as an appointed member. Kerrilyn Webb, running for her first time, was chosen for the third open spot […]

God provides strength to keep us on path

Judy Brandon A friend of mine was telling me of a childhood memory she has while growing up on a remote farm in upper eastern North Dakota. Betty lived with her parents and four siblings. Each member of the family had a designated job to keep the farm running. In the summer, it was fairly […]

Anniversaries — Jan. 16

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Newberry Roy H. and Caroline P. Newberry of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12, 2011. The couple was married Jan. 12, 1961, in Grants. They have four children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a retired farmer of sweet potatoes, peanuts, corn, milo and cattle. She is mother of four children.

Volunteers beautify four Main Street facades

CNJ staff Clovis MainStreet’s Facade Squad beautified four facades Saturday as part of a four-hour project. The four properties that received upgrades in the 500 block of Main Street were Penny Lane, The Patchwork House, Skin and Sacrifice and a currently unused property on 511 Main. MainStreet Director Robyne Baubien said several places applied, but […]

School board announces upcoming elections

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education adopted a resolution Tuesday announcing upcoming school board elections. Board members from districts three, four and five are up for election in February. The election affects Member Rodney Muffley in District Three, President Mark Lansford in District Four and Vice President Terry Martin District Five. The […]

Press release: Four Greyhound soccer players selected Daktronics All-South Central

PORTALES, N.M.— Emerson Rodrigues (Sr., F, Natal, RN, Brazil/Colegio Objectivo Portugar) and Andy Wilkinson’s (Fr., M, Lewes, East Sussex, England / Sussex Downs 6th form college) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team have been selected First Team Daktronics All-South Central Region for their outstanding efforts during the 2010 season. Edgar Bear (Sr., […]

Zias fall to TexAnns in four

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Irelis Ilarraza had 16 kills and three block solos Saturday and Tarleton State fended off a solid challenge from Eastern New Mexico to beat the Zias 19-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23 in Lone Star Conference volleyball play. The TexAnns (21-8, 7-5) coming off a five-set loss to LSC-leading West Texas A&M […]

Midwestern topples Zias in four

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Zias coach Mike Maguire talks to junior defensive specialist Vanessa Espinoza before the start of Thursday’s second game against Midwestern State at Greyhound Arena. Before the match, Maguire was given a plaque for his 400th career win at the school by ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser. By Clarence Plank PORTALES […]

Anniversaries — Oct. 3

Burrell Eric and Roberta Burrell of Clovis celebrated their 25th anniversary Sept. 25, 2010, at New Life Assembly of God with family and friends. They were married Sept. 21, 1985. They have four children and four grandchildren. 1 Corinthians 13:13: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is […]

Commission votes to steer grant application towards median

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson County commissioners voted Tuesday to apply for a grant to beautify medians between Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners ranked a median project from Clovis to Cannon Air Force Base as a top priority for grant money during a Tuesday meeting […]

Zias extend win streak to four in volleyball

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Break up the suddenly-hot Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias stretched their winning streak to four matches — the longest since late in the 2004 season — with wins on Friday over Denver-based Johnson & Wales 25-14, 25-12, 25-9 and Southwestern Oklahoma 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23 in […]

Clovis Music Festival kicking off this week

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Courtesy photo Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will perform Thursday at the Curry County Events Center during the Clovis Music Festival. Liliana Castillo The 2010 Clovis Music Festival is just around the corner. The four-day musical event will take place 7 p.m. nightly at the Curry County Events Center, beginning Thursday with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, […]

Rain always cause for celebration

Glenda Price We got some rain last night. First thing this morning I went out and checked my back yard rain gauge. It showed four tenths of an inch. As I emptied it so the next hoped-for rainfall could be measured, I celebrated. I even said, “Yippee” as I skipped around. Yes, they got too […]