Ticket feature: Liverpool Legends to perform during music festival

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Courtesy photo: liverpoollegends.com The Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band, will play in the Clovis Musical Festival on Sept. 9 at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band, will make their Clovis Music Festival debut 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Curry County Events Center. The Legends […]

Fire closes highway between Muleshoe, Sudan

CNJ staff Muleshoe fire crews were working Tuesday night to contain a grass fire that closed U.S. 84 between Muleshoe and Sudan due to visibility issues from smoke. Bailey County Judge Sherri Harrison said one business, Track Dairy, was threatened by the 3,000-acre fire, which was 60 percent contained as of 8:30 p.m. Central time. […]

Commissioners discuss inmate housing, reimbursement

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File photo Tuesday, Curry County Commissioners discussed ways to recoup inmate housing costs along with other issues surrounding jail costs. Sharna Johnson Discussions among Curry County commissioners about the jail Tuesday centered on housing inmates out of county as well as options for getting reimbursed for inmate costs. Reimbursements for housing state Department of Corrections […]

County manager hires assistant

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle has appointed an assistant. Connie Harrison, who has been administrative services coordinator and worked at the county more than two years, will assume the position of assistant county manager Monday. Pyle said in a news release the growth of Curry County and expansion at Cannon Air Force Base has created […]

Clovis woman killed near Hereford

A 38-year-old Clovis woman was killed early Friday morning in a crash north of Hereford. Tina Howell was killed around 3 a.m. (CDT) when a tractor trailer she was driving crashed into another on Highway 385 about 3 miles outside of Hereford, according to Texas Highway Patrol Communications Operator Carolyn Wakefield. Omar Wharton, the driver […]

Area taxpayers filing earlier this year

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks 2008 Tax forms at the Clovis-Carver Public Library Tuesday, the day before tax day. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico correspondent To tax-filing procrastinators, Lloyd Harrison says “haste makes waste.” These are words of warning from Harrison, a Portales tax preparer with Anchor Accounting. He advises folks to begin early […]

Curry County to host 2009 High School Rodeo

Curry County will host the 2009 New Mexico High School Rodeo Finals, according to a news release from the county. More than 100 cowboys and cowgirls from across the state are expected to attend the June event, the release said. The county learned last week it had been awarded the bid, Administrative Services Coordinator Connie […]

Man sentenced to 10 years for trafficking

Clovis, N.M. – Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Daniel Harrison, age 26, was convicted and sentenced today to ten (10) years in the Department of Corrections.

Families remember DWI victims

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Betty Burch of Clovis spoke Tuesday about her son who was killed by a drunken driver. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eighty-eight probationers gathered Tuesday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to hear DWI victims speak of their experiences. At the front of the room sat […]

Melrose health clinic in works

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Village of Melrose has been without a primary health care giver for more than 10 years, according to Mayor Lance Pyle. The last source for primary health care in the village was a doctor that made weekly visits and provided medical service out of the Melrose city hall, […]

Art is all around us

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Clovis Christian junior Jessica Tivis watches guest instructor Louise Harrison work on her clay mask Wednesday afternoon. Harrison is one of the professional artists Patsy Delk invites to teach her art students. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A student pauses from her work and stares down at the face emerging […]

Harrison, Bill H.

Bill H. Harrison, 76, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 15, 1929, to Jessie Cleve and Hettie Lucas Harrison in Wellington, Texas. He married Ellen Strycker on June 8, 1963, in Nobnoster, Mo. He was a retired master sergeant in the Air Force, former manager […]

Hardisty Jr. , Benjamin T.

Benjamin Thomas Hardisty Jr. Services: Have been held. Benjamin Thomas “Benny” Hardisty Jr., 80, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Sept. 22, 1924, to Benjamin Thomas and Dolly Preuit Hardisty in Lamesa, Texas. He married Nadine Scroggins on Sept. 16, 1955, in Portales. He was a […]

Old church closes for good

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Eldred Brown, who lives 12 miles east of the church in Texas, pauses as he looks around the Rosedale Baptist Church in Bellview. Brown and other church members helped clean up the church Tuesday for a final service that will be held Oct. 2. Tova Fruchtman BELLVIEW — About 35 miles north of Clovis, amidst […]

Highland’s Wing T predictable for Cats

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Clovis senior Jose Guiterrez tries to get around the block of senior Johnathan Fails during practice Thursday at the high school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Highland’s Wing T offense is about as mysterious as a teenage romantic comedy. Boy meets girl. Hornets run sweep. Boy and girl fall in […]

Hadley, Raymond

Raymond Hadley Services: Have been held. Mr. Raymond Hadley, 63, of Roswell, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 17, 1941, in Clovis, to John R. and Evelyn Hadley. Family members said he was an avid fast-pitch softball player who was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame […]

Texas primary looms for Muleshoe voters

By Michelle Seeber MULESHOE — Voters will have 12 local candidates from which to choose in the Texas primary election on March 9. Seven are vying for Bailey County Commission seats. Two are running for sheriff. The remaining offices — two constable positions and the county tax assessor’s seat — are uncontested. County Clerk Sherri […]

New businesses in Clovis

Staff Reports New businesses in Clovis Here is a list of new business licenses issued by the city of Clovis in October, with addresses and telephone numbers for company owners: > Jolley Construction, 3103 Walnut Hill Lane 103, (972) 580-1210 > N’ Season Fruit, 27998 Springhaven St., (805) 231-3682 > S&J Enterprise, 2705 Harrison St., […]

Leaving a lasting impression

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Republic of Singapore Air Force 2nd Warrant Officer Chris Chua and his wife Rachel will leave Clovis to go home to Singapore, but not without memories of the people, religion, and nature. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Gary Mitchell Republic of Singapore Air Force 2nd Warrant Officer Chris Chua and his wife, Rachel, have served […]