Positions available in Senior Companion Program

CNJ staff The Senior Companion Program of Clovis and Portales has positions available for Senior Companion volunteers. Applicants must be age 55 or older and will receive a stipend and mileage reimbursement. Information: call Nancy Harper at 356-8576, extension 18, or visit the Community Services Center at 1100 Community Way in Portales.

Health reform hurts small businesses

Freedom New Mexico Before Congress rushed approval of the massive government overhaul of health care, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said: “(W)e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” The more we find out about the Obamacare “reform” that put the federal government in control of one-sixth […]

FIrst person: Awarded for service

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nancy Taylor, executive director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, won the 2009 public service award by the New Mexico Aging and Long-term Services Department. Nancy Taylor, executive director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, was recently presented the 2009 public service award by the New […]

April 12, 2009 Club Notes

PRMC Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held their Annual Award Luncheon recently at the Civic Center, attended by 53 Auxilians and 8 visitors. Joy Melton offered the Invocation. Ina Chandler introduced our guests, Hoyt Skabelund, Liz Crouch, Ann Felton-State President, Ann Langlanais-District 111 chair, Norma Kelley, Allison Brown, Lauren Jones and Candy Langerman. Those […]

Drilling could be part of energy solution

Freedom New Mexico Sometimes popular opinion gets to even the most stubborn ideologues. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has relented a bit on her refusal to allow a vote on lifting the moratorium on offshore drilling, though she still thinks the idea is a “hoax.” “They have this thing that says drill offshore in the protected […]

Proposed act warrants vote in U.S. House

Freedom New Mexico House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently has decided there won’t be a vote this year to permanently prevent the government from imposing the so-called Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters. In fact, Pelosi favors reestablishing the doctrine, which would elevate government as the final arbiter of what’s fair in public discourse. In a nation founded […]

Shoppers brave snowy weather

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Obed S. Favela, 10-months-old, waits for his father Saul Favela to shop at Journeys in North Plains Mall Friday morning. Favela said his son was already up at 4 a.m. so going shopping was no big deal. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Scores of Clovis residents bundled up Friday […]

Club Awards

Plains Regional Medical Center Plains Regional Medical Center held its annual awards luncheon March 20 at Holiday Inn, attended by 68 auxilians and Hoyt Skabelund, hospital administrator; Liz Crouch, chief operating officer and chief nurse officer, and Jim Peters, auxiliary state president. Ramona Parker gave the introduction and Joy Melton the invocation, with the welcome […]

Spending reform not likely during Pelosi’s term

By Freedom Newspapers Just as it took the anti-Communist Richard Nixon to go to China, because anyone else would have been accused of cuddling up with the Reds, perhaps it will take congressional Democrats — a party never associated with fiscal discipline — to help put a halt to the abuse of pork-barrel earmarks. Or […]

Nelson, Norman

Mr. Norman Wayne Nelson, 60, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1945, in Dothan, W. Va., to Herman and Belle Bragg Nelson. He married Layne Kegel Sept. 7, 1974, in North Miami, Fla. He moved to New Mexico from Pennsylvania 24 years ago. He […]

Food bank donations exceed expectations

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Stacy Foster, 14, of Clovis, picks up a bag of cans Saturday in Clovis for the 2005 Holiday Canned Food Drive benefiting the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents pulled everything from cereal to canned beans from their pantries Saturday for the Food […]

Campbell, Kleinive M.

Kleinive Mitchell Campbell, 87, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born to J.H. and Nancy (Hunt) Mitchell on April 23, 1918, in Delhi, Okla. She was raised in Oklahoma. Her father was a Baptist minister. She attended school at Thomas, Okla., graduating in 1934. She married […]

State motto, song could use update

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Former KOAT-TV reporter Nancy Laflin has been the New Mexico State music czar for three months now and it is a bit disappointing. I still can’t play the violin. Too bad. The brand new director of the brand new created by executive order New Mexico Music Commission will conduct the […]

Brace, Nancy

Nancy Brace Services: Have been held. Nancy Jean Brace, 56, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She was born on March 19, 1949, in Dalhart Texas. She was involved in the United Way, the Clovis Cultural Committee, the Society for Creative Anachronism. She was a librarian at James Bickley Elementary […]

New state music czar knows her stuff

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist There is a new czar in town. Actually, a czarette. Her name is Nancy Laflin, and, trust me, she knows her stuff. You are familiar with the attractive Laflin as the KOAT-TV reporter covering the homicide de jour in Albuquerque. You will soon learn to recognize her as the 4,356th […]

Simnacher, Nancy

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nancy Simnacher. 59, of Portales, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. She was born on June 14, 1945, in Clovis, to Dollie and Herman Roberson. She grew up in Farwell. She married Gene Newman in 1960. In the early 1970’s they settled in Portales. In […]

Texico could be growing

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Cody McCord from Guy’s Electric works on the interior of Justin and Kim Barnes’ new home in a planned subdivision of Silver Shadows Estates, just north of Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer For 27 years, Nancy Barnes has lived in the same house on the same farm with […]

Buetow, Nancy

Services: have been held. Nancy Buetow, 62, of Clovis, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 8, 1943, in Youngstown, Ohio, to John and Edna Randall Wakeford. She married Harlan Buetow on Sept. 13, 1985, in Clovis. She was a graphic artist, a member of […]

Felty, Clara

Clara Felty Services: Have been held. Clara Lucille Felty, 83, of Belen, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was raised in Clovis and on Dec. 25, 1937, she married William Roy Felty in Clovis. Family members said she loved to sew, collected knickknacks and her indoor plant gardening skills […]

McFarden, Nancy A.

Nancy A. McFarden Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nancy A. McFarden, 63, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 29, 1940, in Frisco, Texas, to Hollis J. and Billie O. Wilson. She married Jack McFarden on Oct. 22, 1958, in El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in […]