Officials look to revamp GI Bill

Senior officials at the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense have joined veterans’ groups and representatives of academia to endorse a comprehensive bill from Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) to reform the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Still to be determined is how to pay for the many provisions in the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of […]

$10.7 Million slated for White Sands Missile Range, National Guard Training Complex through Recovery Act

Today, U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall joined U.S. Representatives Harry Teague and Ben Ray Luj

Pilot recycling designed to save landfill space

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File photo The city has set up a recycling collection point at the landfill, as well as Albertsons and Wal-Mart locations. The pilot recycling program, started in January, has netted the city about 100 tons in materials that would have otherwise taken up landfill s By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis city officials are […]

March 29, 2009 Wedding

Brumfield Valerie Siau of Portales and Rick Brumfield of Dora were joined in marriage Feb. 14, 2009, at Central Christian Church. The Rev. Dave McVey performed the double ring ceremony. The bridegroom is the son of John Brumfield of Dora. Maid of honor was Jan Kent. Bestman was Cliff Everage. Ushers were Jack Dendy and […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Weddings

Lockwood-Aucutt Lynn Smith Lockwood of Granbury and Bobby G. Aucutt of Clovis were joined in marriage Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Inn of the Arts in Las Cruces. The Rev. Jerry Lunsdeen performed the religious ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alvy and Edith Smith of Las Cruces and formerly of Clovis. The bridegroom […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Weddings

Lucero-Sena Tracy Denise Lucero of Clovis and Aaron Christian Sena of Clovis were joined in marriage Dec. 6 at The Masters. The Rev. Dick Ross performed the simple ceremony. The bride is the daughter of James and Louine Easley of Clovis and the late Kenneth Sandefer. The bridegroom is the son of Marcy Sena and […]

A family affair

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Aaron Belcher and his mother Glenda Belcher crack jokes over the stove as they cook spaghetti together for dinner in their Melrose home. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico By Thomas Garcia Freedom New Mexico Like many area families, cooking up a feast or making treats in the kitchen is […]

Former police chief to assist district attorney’s office

CNJ staff Retired Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair has joined the district attorney’s office as a senior investigator. “Dan Blair’s experience will greatly assist the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office by preparing and reviewing cases with prosecutors and investigating alleged crimes in Roosevelt and Curry County,” District Attorney Matt Chandler said in a press release. […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Weddings

Ramirez/Alaniz Michelle Ramirez of Abilene, Texas, and Darren Alaniz of Clovis, were joined in marriage July 12, 2008, at Hendrick’s Ranch in Luders, Texas. Elder Larry Norman performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Pelo and Antoniette Castillo of Abilene. She is the granddaughter of Felacita Garcia of Abilene. The bridegroom is […]

Church hits 100 year mark

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks First United Methodist Church members will celebrate 100 years of worship Sunday. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident John Urban was born Methodist, which is what prompted him to seek out a church during a 1958 business trip to Clovis. “I was traveling from Des Moines, Iowa, to […]