Honors — Nov. 13

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Perry Col. Emily (Barck) Perry, a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University (M.A., ‘87) recently had the “unbelievable” experience of meeting the Dalai Lama during his visit to the Hessen Parliament in Wiesbaden, Germany. Pushing through the crowds to meet the visitor head on, Col. Perry said to him, “The USA also welcomes Your Highness. […]

Sending troops not best way to end violence

Freedom New Mexico Texas Gov. Rick Perry got a few tongues wagging recently when he said that if he were president, he would consider sending U.S. troops into Mexico to battle drug cartels. Stumping in Manchester, N.H., for the Republican presidential nomination, Perry said Mexico’s drug war was like the situation in Colombia, where the […]

Perry campaign still strong amid fumbles

It’s a safe bet that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is still tea partiers’ top pick for the Republican presidential nomination. But he took a pounding during Monday night’s CNN/tea party debate in Tampa, Fla., backed down on a couple of issues, and was actually booed when talk turned to immigration. That was significant. Tea party […]

Gov. Perry good enough in debate debut

Freedom New Mexico Getting to know Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his record was one of the consistent themes of the GOP presidential debate Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. At times, the debate almost felt like an indictment of Lone Star state chief executive, given the questions and challenges directed his way. […]

Lawmakers right to refuse federal funding

Gov. Rick Perry, Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison and other Texas representatives are enduring criticism to their opposition to the $26.1 billion federal education funding package passed last week that probably will leave Texas out of the mix. The state could receive up to $830 million, but requires Perry to make promises he […]

Perry correct to question school funding

Freedom New Mexico Texas Gov. Rick Perry has gotten plenty of grief for rejecting federal “stimulus” money in the past year. Criticism over his latest “No thank you” has been particularly harsh, as it would have brought as much as $750 million for Texas public schools. The money is part of $4.35 billion in “economic […]

Business feature: State agency helps local man open machine shop

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jim Perry, owner of J & S Machining Shop in Clovis, displays an invention he calls a mini track. Perry said the vehicle might be used by farmers in winter months to haul hay to cattle in the pasture. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He believes eventually he would […]

Police: Man discarded 125 pounds of marijuana

CNJ staff A Georgia man was arrested Thursday morning in Clovis on drug and traffic charges after eluding police in Quay County, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Aaron Thomas Perry, 37, was captured by Clovis police in an alley in the area of Main Street and Manana Boulevard after […]

Vaccine mandate oversteps bounds of government

By Freedom Newspapers You have to give Texas Gov. Rick Perry credit for showing the gumption to step outside his conservative political reputation by initiating a policy that some circles might view as “progressive.” But his execution of this new direction — mandating anti-cancer vaccines for all girls entering sixth grade — was clumsy and […]

Merrill, Kathy

Kathy June Merrill, 53, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 9, 2006, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Born June 28, 1952, in Clovis to Hollie Bruce and Joyce James Merrill, she graduated in 1969 from West Mesa High School in Albuquerque. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clovis. She was preceded in […]

Officials investigating allegations of forged criminal citations

By David Stevens Authorities are investigating whether dozens of citations issued by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety include forged signatures of criminal suspects, according to court documents filed in 9th Judicial District Court. The court records do not explain why citations may have been forged. Investigators have learned that at least some of […]

Special agent placed on leave for investigation

By David Stevens: FNNM Editor A special agent with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety has been placed on administrative leave with pay while authorities conduct a criminal investigation against her, the agent’s attorney said on Tuesday. Delores Ledezma-Pinon, who works with the Special Investigations Division in Clovis, was placed on leave last week, […]

Perry Jr, Alfred “Al”

Alfred Robert ‘Al’ Perry Jr., 67, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born March 11, 1938, to Alfred Robert and Nora Lalley Perry in San Francisco. He graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco. He attended college at San Jose State, Hayward State, and Eastern […]

Pastors plan similar Christmas sermons

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Bethel Assembly of God Pastor Lemuel Perry said he will conduct a simple worship service for Christmas. (File photo) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The story is as old as time; originating from the New Testament Gospel of Matthew. The saga chronicles the miracle of the virgin birth that resulted in Jesus Christ being […]

Texas’ legislative soap opera hurts law process

Freedom Newspapers The Texas Legislature’s struggle to enact some sort of public school finance reform is beginning to remind us of a soap opera. After all, the plot is full of twists and turns. But following bouts of high drama and much anguish, we always seem to end up back in the same place — […]

Man charged in deer killings sentenced to 30 days in jail

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis man charged with killing and beheading five deer last year has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and slapped with a $1,000 fine. Darin Hunt, 22, was convicted of five counts of unlawful hunting, five of waste of game and five of unlawful possession of deer, […]

Rally attracts area bikers

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Kay Stanton of Farwell rides her Honda Goldwing with granddaughter Brinn Reeves of Clovis on back Saturday afternoon at the Badlands Motorcycle Rally at High Plains Harley-Davidson. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Biker Don Lenau was visiting Clovis from his home in Muleshoe when the pack of motorcycles outside High […]

Brent , Ralph

Ralph Brent Services: Have been held. Ralph Perry Brent, 83, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born April 25, 1921, in Dodd City, Texas, to Floyd and Zora Sue Perry Brent. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Jewel Marie […]

Orchestraaahh delights

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From left, Raymond Jenkins, Eileen MacNaughton and Lemuel Perry make up the first violin section of the Clovis Community Orchestra. They are practicing on Monday at First United Methodist Church for their Sunday performance. (Staff photo: Tova Fruc Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community Orchestra members are on the lookout for string-instrument musicians, and […]

Texas special session seen as waste of time

The Texas Legislature’s 150 state representatives and 31 state senators debated and bickered, but ended up adjourning May 17, two days before the scheduled end of the special session called by Gov. Rick Perry. They concluded their session without finding a new way to pay for the state’s public schools. All Texans have to show […]