Officials say voting traffic steady

CNJ staff By mid-afternoon Tuesday, it had already been a busy day for election workers. Curry County Clerk Connie Jo Lyman said her office phones have been ringing non-stop with voter questions and poll workers are reporting continuous traffic. “Every report we’re hearing is that it is very steady, so we may have a good […]

First person: Bell ringer takes on musical challenge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jill Whitehead of Clovis performs with the First United Methodist Church’s hand bell group. The group performs every two months during services. Jill Whitehead has been playing in the First United Methodist Church hand bell group for 25 years. To start: When I started, we were new to town and […]

Ringing in the New Year

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks BJ Bernet of Clovis and her daughter Tessa toast with punch during the Mayor’s New Year’s Gala on Wednesday at the Clovis Civic Center. Bernet brought her daughter to the event since her husband is deployed and isn’t due back until later this The first Mayor’s New Year’s Gala was […]

First person: Ringing in the season

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Downie spends much of her time volunteering for local charities. Kim Downie, 28, is studying psychology and sociology at Clovis Community College. When she’s not studying, taking care of her 7-year-old son Roy or spending time with her fiancee, Downie volunteers with local charities. Local lady: I moved to […]