Render running for commission seat

CNJ staff R.L. “Rube” Render has announced that he will run for the District 4 Clovis City Commission race. Render, 69, is a retired project manager with Lockheed Martin and a retired gunnery sergeant with the United States Marine Corps. “I feel we need to put Clovis back on the track of giving government back […]

Republicans elect officers

CNJ staff The Curry County Republican Party held elections for offices Monday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Officers elected were: Rube Render, county chairman; Brett Johnson, first vice chair; Ben McDaniel, second vice chair; and Marge Render, secretary/treasurer. Rube Render, Johnson and McDaniel were also elected to the Republican Party’s state central committee. Also […]

Brumfield elected first woman mayor in Clovis history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gayla Brumfield was elected mayor of Clovis Tuesday with 1,941 votes, which equals 36.61 percent of the votes cast during the municipal election. Brumfield said she was “excited and speechless, which is unusual for her.” By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Longtime Realtor Gayla Brumfield closed her most recent deal […]

Local Roundup: Seven-year sentence given to county man

CNJ staff A 43-year-old Clovis man will serve seven years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for charges related to drug distribution, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Leroy Jaramillo was found guilty by a Curry County jury Friday and was sentenced by District Judge Stephen Quinn immediately […]

4/9 Letters to the editor

Schools should rethink budget solution In Wednesday’s paper I read that the Clovis schools are in a budget crunch and, according to the superintendent, the solution to the problem is to reduce the number of teachers at Clovis High School. On an inside-page story, I also read that the school board had waived a nepotism […]

Group voicing Constitutional concerns

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Bruce Journagan, CAN DO spokesperson, reads a copy of the Constitution in his home. (Staff writer: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Constitution is in Bruce Journagan’s back pocket. It isn’t always there, but he does try to keep a copy nearby — sometimes in a pocket, sometimes on his end table, […]

LIFESTYLES PAGES 4/3/05

CLUB NOTES: Altrusa International, Inc. Members of Altrusa International, Inc. of Clovis met at Muffley’s Back Door for their regular business meeting March 22. The minutes were read and committee reports given. The slate of officers were read and a motion was made that the slate be approved by acclamation. The officers for next year […]

Reporter’s notebook: Local man meets President Bush

Animated, humorous and erudite. Those are the words Clovis Republican Rube Render used to describe President George W. Bush’s speaking style at a town hall meeting last week in Albuquerque. “I was very impressed with the President’s speaking ability,” Render said. Rube and his wife Marge traveled to the town hall meeting that brought together […]

County school board slots open

CNJ staff Today is the only day for New Mexico residents to declare candidacy for school board elections. Residents residing in Curry County must declare candidacy from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Curry County Courthouse on Main Street in Clovis. The election will take place Feb. 1. The following positions are up for […]

Local GOP buoyed by win

By David Irvin: CNJ news writer While the presidential election was coming to a head in Ohio, many in the nation were drawn to the edge of their seats Tuesday night to watch whether another post-election debacle was about to unfold. But by the morning, national media were already buzzing about Sen. John Kerry’s plan […]

Party supporters spend night on edge

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Rube Render discusses the presidential race while watching the returns with newly elected District 9 Public Education Commissioner Dennis James Roch at a party of Republicans on Tuesday night in Clovis. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor While experts and analysts chimed in their thoughts on what swing state John Kerry […]

Tight security expected for first lady

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First lady Laura Bush will be speaking at the Curry County Fairgrounds Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. as part of her Victory ‘04 Rally tour. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer It’s not the president visiting Clovis today, but local Republicans say security at the event may be just as tight. First […]

Republicans eager for first lady’s arrival

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Laura Bush will visit Clovis on Wednesday By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer With first lady Laura Bush scheduled to visit Clovis on Wednesday, the local Republicans are ecstatic at the prospect of hearing a top figure in the Bush-Cheney campaign speak at a political rally. Since her visit was announced last week, the Clovis […]

First lady making campaign stop in Clovis

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CNJ staff First lady Laura Bush is scheduled to be in Clovis on Wednesday to campaign for her husband’s re-election, local Republicans said Thursday evening. Rube Render, a member of the Curry County Republicans central committee, said the first lady is scheduled to appear some time in the afternoon. The tentative location for the campaign […]

School board to fill District 2 vacancy

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By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board decided Tuesday to fill the vacant District 2 board member seat by May 27. The seat opened when former board member George Banister resigned April 30 after serving nine years. Board President Lora Harlan said state law requires the board fill the position within 45 […]

organizations 4/11

Curry County Federated Republican Women (CCFRW) Vice President Judy Myrick presided over the March 9 meeting with 20 members and guests in attendance. The February minutes and treasurer’s report were approved as presented. Meeting presenters were welcomed, Brett Carter and Matthew Chandler, both running for District Attorney, and Fred Van Soelen, newly elected Commissioner for […]