Leadership N.M. coming to Clovis

By CNJ STAFF Members of Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program will visit Clovis Thursday through Saturday to review education concerns. “Each year, a group of accomplished leaders from around the state is selected to participate in the Leadership New Mexico Core Program,” said Trish Plichta, marketing director, in a news release. “The participants are selected […]

Terrell, Iris J.

Iris J. Terrell Services: None will be held. Iris J. Terrell, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in Wichita. She was born on May 25, 1914, in Elida, to Louis and Pearl Laughlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Lewis Terrell. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Lyle of Wichita; […]

Babur, Haq Dr.

Dr. Haq Babur Services: Have been held. Dr. Haq Nawaz Khan Babur, 55, of Atlanta, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. He was born on Dec. 2, 1948, in Peshawar, Pakistan, to Shah-Nawaz and Zaree Babur. He completed medical school at Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan; and completed his training in Neurosurgery at Mt. Sinai […]

Board, Jess

Jess Board Services: Have been held. Jess Board, 62, Cleveland, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004. He was born June 21, 1941, in Clovis. He attended ENMU, then was a carpenter and cowboy. He served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his mother, Enola Echols; two daughters, Kari and Casey; a granddaughter, Joise of Cleveland, […]

Holloway, Jesse L.

JESSE HOLLOWAY Services: Have been held. Mr. Jesse L. Holloway, 62, of Las Cruces, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Las Cruces He was born on Aug. 20, 1942, in Lockney, Texas, to Bill and Vera Holloway  He served in Vietnam in 1967-1968 and at the time of his death was the department head for […]

Local delis offer party trays for Christmas

Jack King Those planning holiday parties or looking for a little taste of New Mexico to send to friends out of state have a lot to choose from among Clovis merchants. Several area stores and restaurants offer a variety of party trays and some offer mailable gift boxes of food. Wholly Cow Delicatessen, at 121 […]

Committee in town to save military bases

By Darrell Todd Maurina A special committee of business and government leaders appointed to help keep New Mexico’s military bases is coming to Clovis today. The group’s chair, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, said she’s optimistic the state will present enough incentives to keep not only Cannon Air Force Base but also the state’s other three […]

It’s about face

By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to extra funding provided by Congress on Wednesday, Cannon Air Force Base will be able to replace some World War II-era buildings and add more runway lighting to improve pilot safety. The work will be in addition to upgrades the base has been doing all year. New Mexico Sen. Pete […]

Ute Water Project reviewed

By Jack King Clovis and Curry County commissioners received an overview of the Ute Water Project from Scott A. Verhines, program manager of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, at a joint city-county luncheon Wednesday. Verhines said the project is expected to take 10 years and can be divided into three phases. n Phase […]

Care is only a phone call away

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. Every weekday morning, “I Still Care” program coordinator Mary Odegaard gets on the phone to call 40-to-50 people. It’s a task she begins at 7:00 a.m. and […]

Portales peanut festival will have locals going nuts

By Helena Rodriguez Once a year, it’s OK to go nuts — peanuts, after all, are a big part of the local economy and they’re the guests of honor at Portales’ annual Peanut Valley Festival. The 30th annual Peanut Valley Festival gets into full gear on Saturday and continues Sunday at the Eastern New Mexico […]

Clovis economic development forum Friday

Freedom Newspapers Clovis business leaders are sponsoring an economic development forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in room 409 at Clovis Community College. Mayor David Lansford will present an overview. Other presentations will be moderated by Mark Lautman, president of Santa Teresa Real Estate Development Group, who also has conducted successful economic development […]

Positive Altitude

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As one of New Mexico’s premier tourist attractions, The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta played host last year to an estimated 850,000 spectators. Courtesy photo. By Helena Rodriguez What: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta When: Begins at 5:45 a.m. Saturday Where: Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque Approximately 750 colorful, hot-air balloons, in a wide array of shapes and […]

Cooking schools to offer new twists and old favorites

By Jack King You might call it a new taste of the old. Holly Glenn, events coordinator for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico, said a cooking school the news group will co-sponsor in October will focus on fast, easy and original ways to prepare dishes that appeal to those who love good, home-cooked, comfort food. […]

Martinez, Juanita

Juanita Martinez Services: Will be held at a later date. Juanita Martinez, 83, of Lorena, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 18, 1919, in Puerto Rico, to Juan Martinez and Lucrecia Medina. She was a retired executive secretary. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors […]

Gray, Michael

Michael Gray Services: Have been held. Michael R. Gray, 50, of Hobbs, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, in Hobbs. He was born June 25, 1953, in Hobbs, to Kelly and Mary Ruth Gray. He married Sandra Kirby on May 3, 1986, in Hobbs. He retired from the Hobbs Fire Department as chief after serving 12 […]

St. Helen Fiesta shows cars, food

By Helena Rodriguez PORTALES — The region can be well fed — spiritually and physically — at St. Helen Catholic Church’s annual Fiesta and Car Show which began Thursday and continues with daily activities through Sunday. Portales’ four-day fiesta of faith will feature “good food, praise and preaching,” said Father Tobin Hitt, pastor of St. […]

Gallegos, Richard IV

Richard Gallegos IV Services: Have been held. Richard Gallegos IV, infant son of Richard and Stephanie Gallegos of Clovis, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, in Clovis. He was born that same day in Clovis. Survivors include his parents; one sister, Marissa Gallegos of Clovis; grandparents, Richard and Hope Gallegos of Clovis, Jesse and Maria Valero […]

Heritage Days offers two-days of versatile, live entertainment

By Helena Rodriguez Heritage Showcase is just the name of the stage for this weekend’s Heritage Days celebration in Portales, but it’s a fitting name, given the versatile lineup of acts . The slate of entertainment over the two-day 100th birthday celebration Friday and Saturday will include a Three or Four Old Grouches contest, a […]