Making every penny count

Mike Linn With members of the Curry County United Way hoping to raise at least 9 percent above last year’s sum, this year’s success may depend on donations as small as a penny — literally. To help meet a $392,500 goal, Clovis schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall is spearheading a friendly competition among teachers and students […]

Officers receive wanted pay hike

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis city commissioners gave a group of police officers the pay raise they were excluded from in June. But with that raise came some harsh words for the roughly 35 officers who signed a petition to form a union. The commission approved the pay raise by a 7-1 vote, […]

Drill team member raising money (reporter’s notebook)

Lola Barrows, a 14-year-old member of the Gattis Junior High drill team, is selling candles to raise money for a trip to New York City where she is slated to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I’m looking forward to being in some place big and some place new,” Barrows said. “I’ve only raised […]

County manager’s contract renewed

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper’s contract will be automatically renewed today for one year. A May 1, 2001, contract, signed by Cooper and county commissioners, ran until today; it has an option to automatically renew for a one-year term unless either Cooper or the commission delivered a notice of […]

Record breaking 65 teams sign up for Relay for Life

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Kay Prater is a statistical rarity: A survivor of two different types of cancer. That’s one reason why she is serving as one of two co-chairs for the 2004 Relay for Life, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday and run until 10 a.m. Saturday at Ned Houk […]

Small church seeks community help for repairs

Reporter’s notebook One of the smallest churches in Clovis had to cancel services over the winter and is seeking community help to raise $2,000 needed for repairs. According to Elder R.D. Wesson, pastor of the By the New and Living Way Church of God in Christ at 121 Thornton, the church’s central heating unit cannot […]

Congressman could raise up to $10,000 for Matt. 25

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A student group at Clovis High School is bringing a U.S. Congressman to Clovis to help raise money for the Matt. 25 ministry center. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, led by organizational president Jordan Strebeck, is selling $25 tickets to an April 23 dinner at which Rep. Steve […]

Think about all new fees, taxes before you vote

This Tuesday’s election in Clovis is not one registered voters should miss. Too many tax dollars are at stake, plus the makeup of the next city commission and the mayor will be decided. Besides deciding contested and unopposed races, city voters also will determine whether to impose a new quarter-percent gross-receipts tax on goods anyone […]

Prince Street traffic due to old system

Letters to the Editor I read in Wednesday’s paper that citations were issued by Clovis police to many motorists that blocked the intersection of Prince and Commerce Way. This has been a problem for quite some time. Could it possibly be that the traffic system in Clovis is outdated? It seems there is quite an […]

Economy not cause of job losses

The more I hear about our “bad economy” and the loss of jobs in this country, the more sick to my stomach I become. What Americans should realize is that a good portion of job loss in this country is likely the aftermath of the North American Free Trade Agreement enacted by our former president […]