Fire burns 5,000 acres near Melrose

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A grassfire burned about 5,000 acres Tuesday afternoon near Melrose. The fire was contained after about three hours. Melrose Mayor Tuck Monk said the fire is believed to have started off the side of the highway by either sparks from a vehicle or a discarded cigarette. Sharna Johnson A grass [...]

On the shelves — April 25

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program by Harold Urschel focuses on the biological basis of addiction and explores the best treatments along with the latest scientific research, tools, and strategies designed to overcome them. Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop [...]

Melrose council fills vacant slot

Freedom New Mexico The city of Melrose selected C.C. Pyle Thursday night to fill its vacant village council position. Pyle, a retired Clovis police captain and the father of former Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle, was chosen by Mayor Tuck Monk from a field of four applicants. Monk said Pyle’s dedication to the village over the [...]

Melrose elects new mayor

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melrose elected a new mayor Tuesday and raised gross receipts taxes. Tuck Monk with 97 votes was elected mayor by a 19-vote margin over his opponent Donald Harrell. Monk succeeds Lance Pyle, who elected not to seek re-election. “I don’t see any changes when I take office,” Monk said. [...]

Monk and Neagle to playing in Clovis

By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Christian recording artists Monk and Neagle have toured all across the country with musicians such as Mercy Me and Bebo Norman. Now they’ve decided to play a little closer to home to kick off their first solo tour. Tonight, the singer-songwriters and longtime friends are bringing their guitars and [...]

12/2 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks, except dashes and hyphens. monkey talk boss i can t help but marvel at the mess you humans often get into just judging by the stories in your [...]

Monk, Nada

Nada Monk Services: Have been held. Nada Elaine Shirley Monk, 43, of Quintana, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Brazosport Memorial Hospital. A family member said she really loved her family, friends and animals, especially horses. Survivors include her husband, Gary W. Monk of Quintana; a son, Dustan Dakota of Quintana; three brothers, Delbert [...]

Farwell native follows his heart

By Rick White The seeds for Cody Monk’s success were planted in the growing fields of West Texas, cultivated by his junior high and high school teachers, and sprouted when he followed his heart. A 1992 Farwell High graduate, Monk returned to the area this weekend to promote his first book, Alfonso Soriano: The Dominican [...]