City close on Parks and Rec director hire

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis is closing in on a new director for its Parks and Recreation Department. City Manager Joe Thomas said an announcement is expected before the end of the week on the replacement for Rob Carter. He said the city has decided from a field of six […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping set

The 6th Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping will be held Thursday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 25th, at the Curry County Events Center. Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s events are open to the public, Sunday afternoon’s events will require a $10 ticket. The Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is now considered to the largest […]

Ticket feature: Joe’s Boot Shop holding annual calf roping event

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File photo Joe’s Boot Shop’s annual calf roping is scheduled for next weekend at the Curry County Special Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The 6th annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is next week in Clovis. Scheduled for April 22-25 at the Curry County Special Events Center, the event boasts it is the “Biggest and […]

Portales jury: Watson not guilty in Chunn slaying

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File photo A Roosevelt County jury has found farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson not guilty of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to murder Causey rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County jury has found farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson not guilty of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to murder […]

Post-holiday sales, exchanges brisk

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Lee Conder of Ozona, Texas looks over boots Saturday at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis.Conder was one of hundreds of shopper who hits stores the day after Christmas to take advantage of sales or exchange gifts. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Business was brisk the day after Christmas for […]

Mission: Memorialize

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Friona veteran Joe Bob Mann is trying to get veterans who died on the USS Frank E. Evans on the Veteran’s Memorial in Washington D.C. and Clovis. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When Veterans Day rolls around Wednesday, an ample amount of monuments exist to remember those who have […]

Pressman turned from owner to ‘phantom’

Don McAlavy: County historian Back in the old days when Joe Fahnert left the CNJ he went to the “Clovis Printing, Inc.” and dropped the word “Lithography” which no one understood. Never use names in your business title that confuse the public. Joe slowly got rid of all the extra help and built a new […]

In tribute: Radio announcer made fast friends

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer He was the voice of Wildcats, Bulldogs, Dillas and Gorillas, but Joe Frank Wheeler never hesitated to shout out Clovis as his hometown. The longtime sports announcer died Monday of a heart attack while setting up for a broadcast of the Amarillo Dillas baseball game against the Rio Grande […]

Federal employees group considers closing

CNJ staff The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Curry County chapter faces potential closure. Joe Urban, who has been president of the chapter for more than 20 years, said New Mexico NARFE President Mary Ellen McKay and Vice President Tom Anderson will meet with him Monday for further planning. Urban said he has been […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping results

Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Sunday, April 26 Curry County Special Events Center No. 3 (84 ropers @ $280) First Round — 1. Seth Hall, 7.62, $740; 2. Jay Hollabaugh, 8.06, $592; 3. Stetson Vest, 8.45, $469; 4. Kevin Cooper, 8.51, $345; 5. Aaron Heberger, 8.83, $222; 6. Bryan Lopresto 8.86, $101. Second Round — […]

Annual calf roping, cook-off events slated for weekend

Freedom New Mexico Joe’s Boot Shop is bringing calf roping action and chuck wagon cooking together this weekend at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The fifth annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping begins Friday at the Curry County Events Center. Chris Weber, advertising representative with Joe’s Boot Shop, said organizers are expecting large crowds because the […]

Freedom newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize

CNJ staff A Freedom Communications newspaper in Mesa, Ariz., won a Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious award in journalism, for a five-part series that exposed how police protection suffered as Sheriff Joe Arpaio focused on efforts to combat illegal immigration.

Feb. 15, 2009 Engagements

Reed-Moore Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, D’Layna Reed of Melrose to Jordan Moore of Clovis. He is the son of Jeff and Melissa Moore of Clovis. The couple will exchange July 31, 2009, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. A reception will follow. The bride-elect […]

Voters deserve real life scenarios

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist When Barack Obama was in his neighborhood, plumber Joe Wurzelbacher said he wanted to buy a business, and it could be subject to a tax increase should Obama be president. He asked why Obama wanted to tax him, and Obama answered the question. Soon after, Obama and John […]

Oct. 19, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:Promises to Keep: The Acclaimed Memoir of the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate by Joe Biden reveals what his 35 years in the Senate has taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government.Man of the People: The Maverick Life and Career of John McCain […]

Real Joe the Plumber has Clovis ties

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Staff and Wire Reports DALLAS — There’s one “Joe the Plumber” who is already better off thanks to John McCain and Barack Obama. Phones rang off the hook Thursday in the Amarillo office of plumber Joe Francis, whose Web site joetheplumber.com became an instant Internet curiosity the day after the final presidential debate. Francis spent […]

Biden can’t correctly define patriotism

Freedom New Mexico Where did U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., come up with his definition of patriotism? Republicans have made a mockery of the word since the Bush administration’s ill-fated decision to invade Iraq, and now the Democratic nominee for vice president seems to want his own definition of the word. Biden, speaking last week […]

Backing off Palin daughter best path for media

By Kevin Wilson The teams are complete for the presidential election battle. The fight is between Barack Obama and John McCain, and the undercard is between Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. I could write about the glass ceiling that may be shattered. I could talk about the expanded roles small states […]

Railroad work nearing completion

CNJ staff Maintenance work on the U.S. Highway 60/84 railroad crossing should be completed Tuesday, according to a BNSF Railway spokesman. A small section of U.S. 60/84 at the New Mexico-Texas state line has been closed since Friday when BNSF Railway construction crews started a resurfacing project on the crossing, according to railway spokesman Joe […]

June 30, 2008 Weddings

Rockley-Sanders Natasha Rockley of Stillwater, Okla., and Shane Sanders of Clovis were joined in marriage May 23, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Okla. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Natalie Rockley of Stillwater, Okla. The groom is the son of Joe and Charmain Howard of Clovis. The couple will reside […]