Bethanie Baker to represent Clovis in Mrs. New Mexico Pageant

Freedom New Mexico Bethanie Baker is the new Mrs. Clovis-America 2012, according to a release from the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant. Baker will represent the city in the 36th annual Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4 at the Rodey Theater in Albuquerque. The winner of the pageant goes on to compete in the Mrs. [...]

CCC appoints two to labor board

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning in Room 512 of the college. The board approved the appointment of two members to its Labor Management Relations board, according to college President Becky Rowley. They include Rick Switzer of BNSF Railway to represent labor and plumbing company owner Mark Carpenter to [...]

Letters to the editor: Elected should represent, not direct

Elected should represent, not direct It seems to me the same attitude portrayed by our federal and state governments permeates our city and county commissions; that their constituents aren’t competent to know what is best for themselves or their tax dollars. The county commission, regardless of a resounding vote against the judicial complex building plan, [...]

Elected officials fail to represent

Elected officials fail to represent If an 800-pound gorilla actually existed, it might represent the uneasily plausible political belief that with regard to big-picture economics and long-term issues of war and peace, the average person has almost no influence. But the 400-pound version in the room is real, and to me represents the pretty obvious [...]

PTSD disability ratings increased

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist More than 4300 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who were diagnosed in service as suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but got low military disability ratings, have won an agreement with the Department of Defense to upgrade those ratings retroactively to 50 percent. The higher rating will represent an important win [...]

County kicks off holiday season with parade, tree lighting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The city’s Christmas tree was lit Saturday after the Christmas Light Parade. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer To represent the theme of Saturday’s Christmas Light Parade — Christmas Around the World — the Clovis chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America portrayed five countries, complete with red [...]

First person: Pageant queen proud to represent married women

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CNJ photo: Liliana Castillo Noel Hunt is excited about representing married women of new mexico as Mrs. New Mexico because she said married women don’t get enough credit. Noel Hunt, 22, isn’t working for the first time since she was 15. But her husband still says she has too much to do. As a mother, [...]

Batik, drumming start ethnic festival

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Joel Wolfberg of Vienna, Va., left, who’s in Clovis visiting a friend and Akeem Ayanniyi, of Nigeria, the batik and dye instructor apply wax to material at the Main Arteri on Thursday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Akeem Ayanniyi spread melted wax in arcs starting from one corner of the rectangular cotton fabric. A [...]

First Person: Model mother

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Seka Guhrke plans to get a degree in communications after graduating from CCC’s cosmetology program. Seka Guhrke, a 23-year-old Clovis Community College student and married mother of two, has been selected to represent Curry County in the Mrs. New Mexico-America pageant in July. The name game: Seka (pronounced see-kah) is [...]

Domenici nominates local student to West Point

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, issued the following announcement today. WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici today announced that he plans to nominate Portales student Kaci Tibbs for potential admission to West Point this fall. Tibbs, a student at Clovis Christian School, is one of 50 students from across the state selected for nomination to one [...]