Tucumcari city manager fired

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday morning fired City Manager Bobbye Rose, according to City Clerk Christine Dougherty. Community Development Director Doug Powers has been named interim manager, Dougherty said. Rose was terminated on a 3-2 vote, Mayor Jim Witcher said. Witcher, Antonio Apodaca and Jimmy Sandoval voted yes, while Amiel Curnutt and […]

Tucumcari city manager applies for Lincoln County position

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose on Friday confirmed she has applied for the Lincoln County Manager position. “This is in no way a resignation on my part,” Rose said. “I am merely keeping my options open.” Rose is one of 19 applicants for the position, said Billie-Jo Guevara with Lincoln County Human […]

Engagements — May 8

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Allison-Cox [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Tim and Jo Allison of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Beth Allison of Portales, to Brain Andrew Cox of Clovis, son of Andy and Mary Cox. The couple will be married 6 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2011, at the Rose Garden in Clovis. The […]

Food at the speed of life: Cupcakes contain hint of rose petals

Rose petal cupcakes? Yep. Portales recipe collector Raychel Randle shared the recipe she said she found in a 1913 Crisco cookbook:

Engagement — July 25

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Ortiz-Garcia [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Esequiel Ortiz and Mary Cothern of Beeville, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andrea Ortiz of Portales, to TJ Garcia of Portales, son of Toby Garcia and Mary Cruz of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, 2010, at The Rose Garden […]

Former Tucumcari city official files whistleblower suit

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari city official who filed a lawsuit alleging the city took action against him in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act was fired last week. Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose said John “Marty” Garcia was terminated as city treasurer July 6, but declined to state the reason, citing […]

a view from under the pew: the rose of suffering love

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:

Blight battle map

  Rose Riley is one of the more vocal area residents calling for cleaning up Clovis. In October, Clovis News Journal staff asked her to point out properties along Clovis’ entryways she considers blighted. Those properties are pictured in this package.

Tucumcari police chief back at work

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher has been cleared of any wrongdoing and reinstated, according to a press release issued late this morning. Hatcher was placed on administrative leave July 6 after shooting a 14-year-old girl with a Taser stun gun four days earlier. City Manager Bobbye Rose said in the press release […]

Scriptures, like poetry, requires reading into symbolism

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Down here in Texas we tell Aggie jokes. Up around Minnesota, the Norwegians tell “Olie & Lena” jokes instead. In a recent “News from Lake Wobegon” segment, storyteller Garrison Keillor managed to incorporate a few of those. One caught the attention of the grandfather under my hat. As the […]

Hatcher hearing postponed

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An executive session to discuss an independent investigation of a recent Taser shooting involving Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was postponed Thursday by the city commission. The executive session was removed from the agenda by City Manager Bobbye Rose. “It was a decision I made to remove the executive […]

June 7 Engagements

Price-Plummer Jeff and Diane Queener of Texico announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacy Price of Texico, to Wade Plummer, of Floyd, son of Renee Haught and Bill Plummer of Arizona. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. June 20 at The Rose Garden on State Rd. 77. A reception will […]

Thieves nab flowers, stuffed bears from shop

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Courtesy Photo The entrance door to Katie’s Flowerland was smashed to gain entry. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Rose Riley was surprised when burglars struck her shop Thursday night and took only flowers and teddy bears. “They left a glass trail where they shopped,” Riley said Friday morning. “They knew the difference between the […]

Clovis gross receipts rose in 2008

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Drug store owner helped develop Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist George H. Sasser, a native of Alabama, came to New Mexico in 1915 and joined the staff of the drugstores at Artesia, Carlsbad, Hagerman, and Roswell. He came to Clovis in 1922 where he organized the Fox Drug Companies, probably the largest drugstore in the State of New Mexico. Sasser […]

Body slamming not work-appropriate

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I had to attend a Gender Sensitivity Training seminar many moons ago. I was working someplace when a female employee alleged a male co-worker had made unwanted advances on her personage and she sued. The business owner wanted to make sure his management team knew about sexual harassment. We were […]

Civil warrior’s fight for truth made big impact

By Freedom Newspapers It is rare when great intellectual and policy achievements are combined with great personal decency, warmth, charm and unfailing consideration toward others. Milton Friedman, who died last week at age 94, combined all those characteristics and more. He was a great friend of freedom, an untiring champion of liberty, and he will […]

Subject of ENMU play no laughing matter

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Adoption is “the right child finding the right family.” These are the words of Janeice Scarbrough, playwright and ENMU drama instructor, concerning one of the themes of her recently presented play, “Mia, Emma and Rose.” The play itself will be performed once again on the ENMU stage in October. So […]

Rose, Alice

Alice Myrl Rose, 94, of Clovis died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Retirement Ranch. She was born Jan. 21, 1912, on the family ranch near Snyder, Texas, to Homer and Lora Hutcherson Miller. She spent her early childhood in Post, Texas. After her father’s death in 1919, the family moved to Crossroads, where her mother […]

Vantrease, Brenda “B. J.”

Brenda “B. J.” Vantrease, 59, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Betty Jane and John Thomas Vantrease. She grew up in Dora and graduated from high school in 1965. She married Andy Nichols on Oct. 29, 1965, in […]