Hinkley: Least dangerous man on earth

Steve Chapman Forty years later, there are still unanswered questions about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. But one is unanswered only because it has never been asked: If Lee Harvey Oswald were alive today, would we let him walk the streets a free man? The question hasn’t been considered because it seems preposterous to […]

United Way still needs help to meet goal

By Jack King With help from local residents, businesses and agencies, the Curry County United Way is well on its way to achieving its goal for this year’s fund raiser, United Way executive director Erinn Burch said Wednesday. But, there’s still a little way to go, she said. United Way’s goal this year is $375,000 […]

Portales moms head for Clovis

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Adrianna Lucero, of Clovis, receives a 4-D ultrasound Friday at the Women’s Medical Center in Clovis. Pictured on the monitor is Adrianna’s 22-week-old girl Mariah. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn Portales women on the verge of giving birth know the road to the delivery room. It goes about 20 miles north up […]

Life is a little easier with Clovis Meals on Wheels

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Upon being released from the hospital after a recent stay, 70-year-old Joyce Noack of Clovis got a suggestion that might make her life a little easier. The […]

Organizations 10/26

Beta Phi Beta Phi members held a monthly business meeting on Oct. 6 with hostesses Mary Ann Vinson and June Patrick. Correspondence was received from Theta Rho chapter of Farwell inviting District 1 to attend the district meeting on Nov. 8. Registration is 9:30 (MST). The philanthropic project for the meeting is to bring canned […]

Mother charged with filing false report

By Darrell Todd Maurina Portales police have arrested a woman who said Sunday that she found an abandoned baby in a park. Police said Tuesday they now believe the newborn belonged to the woman who said she found the baby while jogging in Rotary Park near her dorm room at Eastern New Mexico University. The […]

Non-profit organizations applaud tax committees decision

By Darrell Todd Maurina As the largest nonprofit corporation in Clovis, Plains Regional Medical Center might have lost millions of dollars if a state blue ribbon tax reform commission recommendation had gone differently, hospital officials say. Hospital administrator Brian Bentley said he is “cautiously optimistic” that nonprofits won’t face taxation in the final version of […]

Racism’s biggest blow is impersonality

Leanard Pitts Jr. It was over before we could do anything. This is maybe 25 years ago. A bunch of us had left work and gone to Westwood, the shopping district in west L.A., for dinner and a movie. We were walking down the street laughing and talking, most of us black, one or two […]

Tony Evans challenges community leaders

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Dr. Tony Evans speaks about overcoming hopelessness Thursday at Marshall Junior High School. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Gary Mitchell Dallas evangelist Tony Evans told a Thursday crusade audience of 350 to 400 people he had a theme verse for the proposed Matt. 25 Project to renovate the old Memorial Hospital — Jeremiah 29:11. […]

Old hospital may become resource center

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Matt. 25 project members Gary Bender, David Petty, Sid Strebeck and Tammy Willard look at the old Memorial Hospital building Thursday afternoon. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Builder David Petty shook his head at the massiveness of the project. Petty has been involved in the building of large churches, a school gym […]