Castleberry, Hollis maintain magistrate judge positions

Liliana Castillo Curry County voters chose to keep both incumbent magistrate judges in Tuesday’s general election. Republican Duane Castleberry won 64 percent of the vote in Division 1 with Democrat candidate Johnny Chavez receiving 36 percent of the vote. That’s 2,256 votes for Castleberry to 1,280 for Chavez. Republican Richard Hollis won 83 percent of […]

Planning while saving

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest Columnist As I contemplate writing the article for this month, several thoughts raced through my mind: the turmoil on Wall Street and its impact on Main Street USA, uncertainty for the future, the housing situation, rising prices, businesses reducing or cutting services, and the upcoming election. Many business owners are asking […]

Management skills important

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Running a business and managing employees can appear as two separate and non-related skills. However, management is an integral role of owning a business. Some people do not like supervising; others have the knack and thoroughly enjoy it. Similar to other skills, managing people can be learned. Most small businesses start out with […]

3/19 Honors

McCasland Carli McCasland of Clovis was inducted by South Plains College into the Kappa Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. To be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the largest honor society in American higher education, students much maintain a 3.5 grade point average.

Lawmakers approve senior safety bill

CNJ staff New Mexico lawmakers earlier this month approved $45,000 for The Newman Project, designed to increase safety for senior citizens in the 9th Judicial District, according to a news release from prosecutor Matt Chandler. Gov. Bill Richardson must still approve the funding, the release said. Odis and Doris Newman were Portales senior citizens killed […]

Confusion arises over local cemetery care

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In non-endowed sections of cemeteries, as seen here, the upkeep duties fall to the family of the deceased. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Instead of sitting quietly in meditation Saturday at her father’s-in-law grave in Lawn Haven Cemetery, Clovis resident Shelly Grim found herself ripping out weeds and even cutting […]