Area prepares for Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebrations are scheduled across eastern New Mexico this week and next. Saturday is the annual scholarship breakfast at Clovis High School, said Joyce Pollard, who is president of the Clovis Dr. Martin Luther King Commission. “Our guest speaker is Joe Campos and we will […]

Elida man wins $1.1 million in lottery

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A 71-year-old Elida man has won $1.1 million in the New Mexico Lottery. Aurbra King had the nation’s only ticket matching the winning numbers in the Nov. 18 Hot Lotto jackpot drawing, beating odds of one in almost 11 million, according to a news release from the New Mexico […]

Former governor Bruce King remembered for compassion, fairness

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Courtesy photo By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico State legislators from Portales, Clovis and Tucumcari remember former Gov. Bruce King as a man who connected with people and served his state well. King died Friday morning at his ranch in Stanley. He was 85. The Democrat served three terms as governor, 1971-74, 1979-82 and 1991-94. […]

Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King dies at age 85

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Quilt show features work of generations

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan High Plains Quilt Festival judge Nell Smith evaluates one of the many quilts hanging at the Memorial Center in Portales Wednesday. The festival opens to the public Friday and Saturday. Freedom New Mexico About 175 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building in Portales for […]

Workshops, auctions among activities at quilt festival

Freedom New Mexico About 175 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building in Portales for the High Plains Quilt Festival. The fourth annual event costs $3 for both days and includes hourly workshops. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said the workshops cover a mix […]

Tucumcari man shot in neck

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man is charged with a shooting another man in the back of the neck in the parking lot of the Redwood Lodge in Tucumcari on Monday. Howard Russell King, the victim, was transported to Tucumcari Memorial Hospital by relatives about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, according to documents […]

The Parable of the King’s Bridge

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist Once upon a time in a land far, far away, a large and ornate bridge connected two bustling villages and spanned a mighty river. The bridge had stood for decades, having been built by a great king who had spared no expense in building it to last for many […]

Feb. 25 police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 a.m. Feb. 10 an officer responded to the hospital in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a battery report. A man told the officer that two days before he was jumped while walking home. The man […]

Array of events on tap for Ag Expo

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Clay Bailey of Edgewood rides Abrams, the longhorn steer, at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds on Monday. He and Fred Balmer of Folsom plan to ride longhorn steers during the Ag Expo today and Wednesday, and have two younger steers for petting. Cowboys riding … longhorn steers? You gotta be kidding. […]

Managing the King: Cash

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: CNJ business columnist “Cash is King” as the old saying goes. In business cash serves several purposes. It meets cash obligations, can be retained for unexpected issues, and is invested for future needs of the business. The timing of cash inflows and cash outflows is critical for the success of a business. […]

MLK's dream: A reality

By Capt. Tyler Moore: 27th SOW Equal Opportunity Director As we observe Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 19, the very next day America will write a new chapter in her history with the inauguration of Barack Obama as its 44th President of the United States. In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave […]

Annual MLK events set

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is hosting its 17th annual breakfast Saturday at the Clovis High School Cafeteria. The breakfast is part of the celebration of King’s efforts for civil liberties. A walk commemorating demonstrations from the civil rights movement in the 1960s is scheduled for Monday. […]

Jan. 9 Cannon Community

Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast — 8 a.m., Monday, The Landing. Tickets are available for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast. The cost is $8 for club members and $12 for non-club members. To RSVP call Airman 1st Class Marilyn Cruz at 784-7707 or Senior Airman Michael Saechao at 784-6817. Free Lobo tickets — […]

Thank God for shepherds, stargazers

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist While muckety-mucks in Rome were trying to figure out new and improved ways to shake even more shekels from the pockets of the subjugated populace and further filch the meager bread of the common man, the Highest of Kings was pretty much ignoring Rome. The true King was dispatching a […]

Clovis shoppers spending less during the holidays

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte David Stepanek, of Del Rio, Texas, said he was visting relatives in Clovis as he was shopping for video games at Game Stop at the North Plains Mall. He said the economic downturn and the credit crunch has him shopping for deals and paying with cash. Gabriel Monte Jeremy and […]

City commission changes priority rankings

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The Clovis City Commission rearranged its wish list for the state Legislature, with a proposed wellness center and road repairs for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard getting bumped up. Commissioners unanimously approved the revision at Thursday’s regular meeting. Upgrades for the city’s wastewater treatment plant, the former No. 2 priority, […]

Police press release: Two shot to death

Here is the news release issued by Clovis police regarding Thursday night’s slaying of a Lubbock woman and Melrose man: On Thursday, September 25, 2008 at approximately 10:57 PM Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the area of Charlotte Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Clovis in reference to a Motor […]

July 8, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. June 29 an officer in the area of 21st and Thornton Streets observed a vehicle running a red light. The vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed to a parking lot on W. 21st Street and stopped. When […]

Storm activity produces damage

CNJ staff Officials for Parmer and Bailey counties said residences and vehicles sustained hail damage Tuesday evening from severe thunderstorms that made their way through the area. Bailey County and Muleshoe Emergency Management Coordinator Terral King said golf ball- to baseball-sized hail and strong winds were reported in the Muleshoe area. King said the tornado […]