Former land commissioner returning to office

Freedom New Mexico Former Land Commissioner Ray Powell will be going back to the State Land Office. The seasoned Democrat edged out Republican challenger Matt Rush to take back his old job. Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed Powell with 52 percent of the vote to Rush’s 48 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting. Rush […]

County treasurer hoping to raise property tax awareness

Sharna Johnson The Curry County treasurer is hoping by sending tax bills to residents, home owners will review their property taxes and verify everything is in order. Bernice Baker said her office decided to send property owners a copy of their tax bill this year to help them stay informed about their obligation. Baker said […]

Muleshoe teacher’s dedication honored

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Courtesy photo This was Mary DeShazo’s class about 1946-47. David Stevens Mary Brantley worked in the front office at Muleshoe’s Mary DeShazo Elementary School from 1969 to 2002. She was sometimes mistaken for the school’s namesake. “People would ask me ‘Are you Mary DeShazo?’ because I’d been there so long,” Brantley said. “A lot of […]

Press release: Bingaman aide to hold office hours in Texico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced today that a representative from his Roswell office will be available in Texico on Tuesday, September 21st to help residents in the area with problems or concerns with federal government agencies. “The office hours in Texico will give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from […]

Udall staff member holding office hours

CNJ staff A staff member for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be holding office hours for the Roosevelt, Curry and Quay County area residents needing help with the federal government Wednesday through Friday. David Williams of Udall’s office will be available: • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Portales City Hall • 1 p.m. Thursday at […]

Letters to the editor: Let’s vote to take liars out of office

Let’s vote to take liars out of office With wonderful journalism, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” has documented for us over several months the stunning hypocrisy of many of our national politicians. The essence of this may be old news: “They all lie.” Of course they don’t all lie. But the most egregious offenders who […]

Card, stationary making featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on turning passion into a reality, making cards and stationery by machine and organizing a home office will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon. Lance Heft is a businessman, author and entrepreneur, and has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” He will talk […]

Clovis reducing ticket prices for athletic events

The Clovis High athletic office is reducing ticket prices for CHS events for the 2010-11 school year. Tickets for students in grades 7-12, senior citizens and military are $3, while tickets for students in grades 1-6 are $2, athletic director Brian Stacy said. Ticket prices in those categories were previously $5. Questions can be directed […]

Press release: Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Clovis High student wins FCCLA office

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Farkas Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Jessica Farkas won one of 10 offices in the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Executive Council. Farkas, who joined FCCLA five years ago, said she was once shy. “I thought it would never be me and all of a sudden it is. It hasn’t quite […]

Sheriff’s office: Inmate mistakenly released

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File photo Curry County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for an inmate mistakenly released from the county jail last week. CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for an inmate mistakenly released from the county jail last week. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Johnny Cordova, 45, was released on bond Wednesday when a jail employee failed to […]

Sheriff’s office seeking sex offender who fled

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Enders CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Clovis sex offender who failed to register and has absconded. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] John Lewarren Enders, 37, was charged Monday with failing to register as a sex offender and a warrant was issued for his arrest according to court records. Enders was convicted […]

Candidates log thousands of miles on road to state office

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Since Roosevelt County rancher Matt Rush filed for the state land office race, he’s logged 30,000 miles on his truck, with only one trip to Lubbock and the rest across New Mexico. “My one piece of advice to anyone who’s considering running for a statewide office,” Rush said, while […]

School budget review meeting May 25

The Clovis Municipal Schools board is meeting 5:30 p.m. May 25 to review the 2010-2011 school year budget, according to a legal notice. The meeting is open to the public and is being held at the administration office board room.

Habitat for Humanity seeking director

CNJ staff Habitat for Humanity, which serves Curry and Roosevelt counties, is seeking a new executive director. Longtime director Joyce Davis has informed the board of directors she plans to step down from the role and remain on in a volunteer role, effective July 1. The executive director is the chief operating officer of the […]

Lujan holding office hours Thursday

CNJ staff Office hours for U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Sheriff’s office seeks updated jail data system

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is expected to request approval for computer software at the jail to replace an “antiquated” paper record system at Tuesday’s commission meeting. The upgrade to Sleuth, a data system used by local law enforcement agencies, is expected to cost $17,649, according to the meeting […]

Homesteader instrumental in progress of eastern plains

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Arthur Worthington Cameron Sr. was born Nov. 15, 1852, in Augusta, Iowa, to Catherine S. Kelly and William Cameron. He was named for his two uncles, Arthur and Edward Worthington. He grew up and was educated in the Augusta schools. In 1875, Arthur moved to Missouri where he married Martha […]

Alltech appoints Clovis office manager

CNJ staff Alltech has appointed Joelle Gensert as an office manager for its Clovis operations. She will be responsible for providing administrative support to regional managers and marketing coordinators. The animal health and nutrition company has a 240-acre site in Clovis, which includes a new sales office, warehouse, laboratory and production facility. The facility produces […]

Extension secretary provided wealth of information, experience

By Connie Moyer: Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Jackie Clark began her career as administrative secretary for the Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Office in 1985. She took the job with the intention of just staying a little while, and 25 years later, she has decided it was long enough. Since that time she has been the […]