Detentions sign of overzealous government

Freedom Newspapers Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan of Buena Park, Calif., said his arrest and detention for two years in federal custody came from the “paranoia” of an overzealous government in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We’re not qualified to make psychiatric diagnoses, but his detention at Terminal Island in San Pedro, Calif., for two years […]

July 2, 2006 Honors

ENMU-Roswell Tammie J. Broome of Melrose, Amanda M. Fogerson of Clovis, Taris R. Pond of Grady and Mary Jo Scroggins of Clovis were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the 2006 spring semester. Richardson The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Cargill Community Scholarship Program scholarship to Lori Richardson of […]

Clovis graduate FFA leader

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Cole Andes of Clovis was elected vice president of the state branch of the National FFA Organization. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He envisions himself as a game warden or an agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. But for now he is reveling in his appointment as the […]

Officials: Four hospital administrators relieved of duties

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The administrative staff at Plains Regional Medical Center was downsized Thursday, according to PRMC officials. Four administrators were relieved of their duties effective next week, PRMC spokesperson Tayloria Grant said Friday in a phone interview. Director of patient care services Joan Martin, director of radiology and assistant administrator Mike […]

5/7 Honors

Mansell Lindsay Mansell of Fort Sumner was one of 39 New Mexico teens and young adults honored for their community service work at the annual Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Awards ceremony. The awards are given annually by New Mexico Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization advocating for policies to improve the health and well-being of […]

Main Street programs hope for downtown revival

By Marlena Hartz The quaint, red bricks that pave Clovis’s Main Street are at odds with other parts of the downtown district. Available parking is sparse and obstructs traffic, with spots for vehicles laid at an angle. Minimal lighting, in the form of utilitarian lampposts, bathes tiny portions of the district at night, leaving blocks […]

Decision reminder government funds come with strings

Freedom Newspapers Despite all the legal analysis in Chief Justice John Roberts’ 21-page opinion, announced Monday, in Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights (FAIR), it’s hard to resist the notion that it comes down to this: He who pays the piper calls the tune. When the military decided early in the Clinton administration […]

Reporter’s notebook: High Plains Soccer wins Hyundai

Portales resident Robert W. Pierce is getting a kick out of driving a brand new Hyundai Santa Fe. Pierce, regional referee coordinator for the American Youth Soccer Organization, is one of several board members who was awarded the use of the sport utility vehicle. Region 319 High Plains Soccer was the winner of a contest […]

Teen dinner theater helps raise money for ultrasound machine

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Lincoln Nelson, left, is held up by Ryan Beaman, right, and David Brosseau during a rehearsal of a scene from Jim R. Potter’s “The Lions of Trodheim.” By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Hope, for a group of Clovis teenagers, is an ultrasound machine. The pro-life teens believe the device can persuade women not to […]

Holding funds only way to fix United Nations

Freedom Newspapers Yet another report is due this week evaluating the performance of the United Nations, the international body plagued by scandal over the misuse of funds related to the Iraq oil-for-food program, which was designed to provide humanitarian assistance during the U.N.’s economic sanctions against the former Saddam Hussein regime. Instead, the program diverted […]

Let’s protect our outdoors

by Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Perhaps you have never heard of Jay “Ding” Darling, who was conservationist and cartoonist. During the Depression years, Darling was among those who were influential in the founding of Ducks Unlimited. According to local chapter president John McNeil, Ducks Unlimited was founded in 1937 to his knowledge, the country’s largest […]

Reporter’s notebook: Rotary clubs celebrate 100th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis and High Plains Rotary clubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the international service organization during a meeting at the Holiday Inn. District governor Charles R. “Rick” Akins spoke to the clubs on the achievements of the service organization in last century years. “One of our greatest accomplishments as an organization is […]

Clovis couple goal-oriented

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor A Clovis couple’s last-minute pledge of more than $11,000 to the Curry County United Way has enabled the organization to meet its campaign goal for the year. Mike and Joyce Landgraf pledged $11,421 Thursday night to the local United Way, meaning the organization will meet its goal for the […]

Ringing up donations

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Salvation Army bell ringer David Garza helps Amber Wall, 6, place her donation in the kettle Tuesday evening at the Wal-Mart kettle station. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Sporting a red windbreaker jacket donning the Salvation Army logo, David Garza spent Tuesday working for the needy in Clovis. He stood […]

Municipal League director named

CNJ Staff TUCUMCARI — Clovis City Commissioner Isidro Garcia was re-elected as director of the New Mexico Municipal League on Thursday during the organization’s 47th annual conference in Tucumcari, according to a press release from the non-profit organization. More than 600 people from across the state attended the annual conference, including several Clovis officials. Santa […]

Boy, Cub Scouts offer invitations

Officials with the El Llano Grande District of the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are inviting Clovis, Portales and Cannon Air Force base first- through fifth-grade boys to join the organization, according to a news release from the local Boy Scouts organization. Scott Kilian, the senior district executive, said he is looking forward to two […]

Local mentor program regroups

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A new director has been appointed for the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program of Curry and Roosevelt County. Christine Zamora said she started working in the office at 105 E. Grand on Aug. 16, 5 1/2 months after it closed over disputes with Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Pecos Valley, the […]

Habitat helps area families own homes

By Kevin Wilson Randy Lee is working off 500 hours of community service, and he couldn’t be any happier to have the obligation. Lee, an employee for the city of Portales, was one of several Habitat for Humanity members that spent Saturday morning working on the construction of what will be his new house at […]

Christians get Jewish education

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Jonathan Bernd of Jews for Jesus explains the traditional Jewish Passover meal Monday at Central Baptist Church of Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Jonathan Bernd has a message not only for ethnic Jews like himself but also for the gentile Christian community. “Just as my ancestors had to put […]

Classic cookbook from Texico club returns to print

By Michelle Seeber The Texico Community Activities Organization has reprinted the Texico Women’s Club Cookbook, Vol. 1, which first was published in 1972. It is being sold for $8 to raise money for playground equipment. The cookbook is unique, because it contains recipes from daughters, mothers and grandmothers in Texico and the surrounding area. Also, […]