Not many food items on ban list

Karl Terry Michelle Obama doesn’t like beets and apparently neither does her husband. My grandmother once called me her little beet-eater because I liked the red root vegetable that I really only ever got at her table. I don’t think they were fresh beets too often but their sweetness seemed to me a little like […]

Local happenings in 1937

Selected items from “The Local Happenings” column as printed in a 1937 edition of the Clovis Free Press: • Buck Barnes of the Barnes Cleaners must be trying to reduce as he was seen last Friday during the worst of the wind and sand storm coming from Hillcrest Park riding a bicycle. Surely it couldn’t […]

Make A Wish holding auction

CNJ staff The New Mexico chapter of Make A Wish is holding its inaugural auction 4 p.m. July 24 at the Lyceum Theatre. Organizers are hoping to raise $25,000 for Make A Wish, which grants the fondest wish of a child with a life-threatening illness or condition. The auction is followed by a 7 p.m. […]

Texas artist featured at CCC museum

CNJ staff The Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery at Clovis Community College is currently hosting artwork of West Texas artist Cherine Marie. The exhibit is through Aug. 31. Marie is a self-taught artist and photographer who presents items in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel and sculpture. She is known for her feathered horse design that […]

Commissaries agency closing ‘brand name’ loophole

By Tom Philpott: Military Update One great strength of military commissaries is that patrons can buy brand name items at deep discounts, comfortable in the knowledge they are quality products, food safety isn’t an issue, and most goods are identical to those sold commercially off base and back home. The “brand name” system brings another […]

Live buffalo among KENW auction items

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A live buffalo is up for bid in this year’s KENW online fundraising auction. The buffalo, a 3-year-old male pet belonging to a Portales man, is for sale along with about 820 other items — ranging from an autographed Green Bay Packers football to out-of-production Barbie dolls to couches. […]

New flood map unveiled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis unveiled a new and smaller flood hazard map, the next step in what could mean lower insurance rates for some homeowners. The map presented Wednesday at a public works committee meeting will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for final consideration. The city participates in FEMA’s […]

Meetings watch: City public works

The Clovis Public Works Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the City Hall assembly room. Agenda items include: • Roadway prioritization. City Engineer Justin Howalt said at a previous city commission meeting that 14 roadways needing improvements will be prioritized in preparation for seeking money to complete the projects. • Discussion of access management. • […]

Melrose council objects to man reclaiming items from dumpsters

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Courtesy photo: Ted Stretmoyer Melrose village council members say they want to prohibit people from being able to go through trash in the village’s dumpsters for safety and security reasons. Melrose resident Ted Stretmoyer said for a year he has salvaged useful items from village trash dumpsters and donated them to charities. By Sharna Johnson: […]

Meetings Watch: City approves two items, celebrates commissioner’s 80th birthday

The Clovis City Commission met in special session Wednesday at City Hall. Both items on the agenda were approved unanimously. Seven commissioners were present. Commissioner Juan Garza did not attend the 10 a.m. meeting.Items approved: • A change order for construction at the Wellness Center. City Purchasing Agent David Boswell said a water line had […]

Neighbors help nab burglar

A Clovis man is accused of burglary after neighbors called police Wednesday to report him removing items from a house on their street. Anthony Moore, 22, is charged with burglary, felony tampering with evidence, felony larceny and criminal damage. Police said they believe he may be involved in other recent burglaries. Moore is being held […]

CCC Board of Trustees to discuss Allied Health Building

CNJ Staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meets 8 a.m. today Wednesday in Room 512 of the college. Agenda items include: • Naming of the first phase of the Allied Health Building. • A professional services contract for general legal counsel. • Art committee appointments • Prioritizing capital project priorities.

Meetings watch: Clovis Community College

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meets 8 a.m. Wednesday at Room 512 of the college. Agenda items include: • Approval of the summer graduation list. • Discussion of employee benefit plans. • Action items regarding the college’s strategic plan, labor management relations board and equal employmet opportunity policy.

Couple looking to part with windmill collection

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Bill Dalley looks over a guest book stationed near the windmills on his property in Portales. Visitors from across the U.S. as well as some from Germany, Brazil and Australia have stopped in to take in the 85 antique windmills. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Some collections, like stamps […]

Budget adoption on commission agenda

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A request for adoption of the budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. The budget is approximately $67.5 million, up from last year’s $59.8 million budget. Don Clifton, the city’s chief financial officer, […]

June 12 Religion Digest

Group hosting rummage sale Trinity United Methodist Women will hold its annual rummage sale from 7 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday. Items for sale include a hide-a-bed, metal folding chairs, pecans, lawn mowers and tires. Proceeds benefit the group’s local and national missions. The sale will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on West […]

CCC Trustees meet today

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meets 8 a.m. Wednesday at Room 512 of the college. Agenda items include: • Contract renewals

Meetings watch: City commission meets Thursday

The Clovis City Commission meets Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Items on the agenda include: • Request for approval of preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2009-2010, in the amount of $35.68 million. The budget calls for no salary increases and keeps about $1.8 million in cash reserves. The state requires the city to send […]

Board of Education to meet

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will hold a visitation meeting at James Bickley Elementary (500 W. 14th Street). Agenda items include: • A workstudy session on strategic planning. • A requestion for permission for Gifted and Talented program students from James Bickley and Ranchvale elementary schools to travel to the Destination Imagination Global […]

Curry County Commission to meet Tuesday

CNJ Staff The Curry County Commission meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Items on Tuesday’s agenda include: • Budget hearings for the Texico Senior Citizens Center, Clovis MainStreet, Beacon of Light, Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, The Hartley House, the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Clovis […]