Letters to the editor: Obama covertly executing agenda

We have a president that cares nothing about his popularity. He is interested only in getting his Socialist agenda done. Right now Obama and his Federal Communications Commission czar Mark Lloyd are working on a plan to shut down conservative and Christian programs, both talk radio and TV. He is good at changing names that […]

Math camp organizers hope to foster student interest

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Vargas, 11, counts the number of items he placed in an egg carton as an example of how fractions work Wednesday at Marshall Middle School’s Kitten Math Camp. Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Carman Richard had trouble getting her daughter Joy Richard to read until she found a story that […]

Social issues need to be put on backburner

Freedom New Mexico A few months ago, we wrote that tea party activists who focus on fiscal issues were in a tug of war with other conservatives more interested in “social issues” such as abortion and gay marriage. We said politicians who rode the tea party wave to power should concentrate on the economy and […]

Semi-pro football league interested in Clovis

Kevin Wilson The first football game of 2011 at Leon Williams Stadium may have a February kickoff. That’s the intention of the New Mexico Premier League, which is optimistic it could add the Curry County Cats to its ranks. “It is 100 percent, guaranteed, it’s going to happen,” said Mike Thomas, a former Clovis Wildcat […]

Clovis Christian School hopes to consolidate campuses

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Illustration: David Petty Phase I of Clovis Christian’s east campus is the left wing. The rest of the construction, phase II, will cost $6 million. Clovis Christian School has had two buyers interested in their secondary campus on Hinkle Street this year. The school is hoping to sell the 98-year-old building to move the entire […]

Weekly update —

Wellness center holding ribbon cutting The Clovis Wellness Center is taking another step in its progress Tuesday. A 4 p.m. ribbon cutting is scheduled for the new aerobics room. Clark Campbell of the wellness center, which will absorb the Clovis Aquatic Center, said the center is in the process of adding an aqua zumba aerobics […]

Our people: People person

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Courtesy photo The Lydicks were married in 1982. Chad Lydick works as an engineer and serves as an Eastern New Mexico University regent. Lydick said Gov. Bill Richardson asked him to serve as a regent and said he was interested in being involved in education. Lydick also served as a Clovis City Commissioner for eight […]

Census Bureau seeking workers

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking workers in the Clovis and Portales areas to assist with the 2010 count. Salaries are in excess of $10 an hour with employment through the end of May. Anyone interested in this employment can go to the following locations at the following times for information: Portales: […]

Fugitive Torres tells officers he won’t surrender

Fugitive Noe Torres talked briefly with Clovis law officers on Tuesday via telephone at the Clovis News Journal. Torres attempted to read a prepared statement, but District Attorney Matt Chandler and investigator Dan Aguilar told him they were only interested in discussing Torres’ surrender. Torres said he had no plans to surrender. Torres is wanted […]

County seeks applicants to serve on committees

CNJ staff Curry County is taking applications from residents interested in serving on the County Centennial Committee. The county will be 100 years old in 2009, and committee members will help plan a year-long celebration. The committee will have about 13 members. Curry County officials are seeking one resident from each of the five county […]

Employment fair planned at Eastern

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Members of the Community Development Corporation Board, in conjunction with Eastern New Mexico University, will hold an employment fair to seek students interested in filling area positions. “The whole intent is to find part-time employees,” said Sharon King, interim director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation. The fair will […]

Clovis fishing for business

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer A Canadian company is interested in bringing a new type of agriculture industry to Curry County — fish farming. Aquaranch Industries representatives will present plans today to the Curry County Commission to establish a fish farm at the former Swift/Frozefruit plant south of Clovis on County Road K. The […]

History could be slipping away

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Like the history its members work to preserve, the High Plains Historical Foundation could soon be a thing of the past. Harold Kilmer, president of the foundation since the 1980s, said the history group’s members are growing old, and without new blood the foundation could soon be nonexistent. “The […]

5/14 Reunions

USS Missouri The 33rd reunion of the USS Missouri (BB-63) Association is Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 in Portland, Maine. All veterans and interested parties are invited to attend. For more information, contact Herb Fahr, membership chairman, at (516) 931-1759 or mobb63mo@aol.com.

Boeing eyes Clovis airspace

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Unmanned aerial vehicles could possibly soar over the skies of Clovis in the near future, according to a Boeing executive. The commercial jet and military contractor giant is interested in conducting test flights for its ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles in Clovis, said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Ben Robinson, […]

Cannon prospectus to be released in early March

CNJ staff An Air Force prospectus detailing Cannon Air Force Base’s assets is slated for release at the beginning of March, according to a military spokeswoman. The document, approximately eight to 10 pages in length, includes statistics and photos, according to Air Force public information officer Shirley Curry. The Air Force Base Realignment and Closure […]

Political affiliation may affect television choices

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Republicans and Democrats disagree on just about everything. But there is some common ground, at least this time of year. Citizens from both political parties are looking forward to the new fall television lineup, especially when “CSI” comes on. Initiative Media Group — a media service company based in […]

Former Lt. Gov. not interested in heading GOP

David Arkin Clovis native and former New Mexico lieutenant governor Walter Bradley says he would run for the state’s GOP Party leadership post as a “last resort.” The state’s GOP Republican Party has until April 17 to elect a replacement for Sen. Ramsay Gorham, who quit her post last week. She also has announced that […]