Commission incumbents retain seats; Taylor-Sawyer wins District 2

Kevin Wilson Though Clovis voters changed their mayor in the Tuesday municipal elections, the city commission will be mostly unaltered. Randy Crowder, Bobby Sandoval and Chris Bryant retained their seats in Districts 1, 3 and 4, respectively, while Sandra Taylor-Sawyer was elected to the open seat in District 2. Crowder, who will serve his third […]

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer announces candidacy

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer of Clovis has announced she intends to run for the open District 2 seat on the Clovis City Commission. Taylor-Sawyer, 50, is the director of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College and is an independent associate for Legal Shield. “I have really been blessed by the community; there are a […]

Business tips 101 — Jan. 11

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Columnist Sandra Taylor-Sawyer offers weekly tips each month for area businesses: This week — It is not too late to organize and arrange 2010 documents for tax preparation. One place to start is with supporting documentation for purchases and expenses. Adequate organized receipts will fulfill this requirement. Receipts should have visible amount paid, […]

ENMU honoring Sen. Domenici

Freedom New Mexico staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is presenting Sen. Pete Domenici an honorary lifetime alumni award during its homecoming breakfast on Oct. 6. Also receiving alumni awards are Deborah M. Sawyer, founder, president and CEO of Environmental Design International; Clifton L. Smith, professor at the University of Georgia; and Margie and […]

March 13, 1976

The Boothill night club was offering weekly “bank nights” with a chance to win cash. The upcoming drawing was worth $150. … Clovis’ “newest finest restaurant” was El Charro at 805 E. First. The all-you-can-eat buffet was $2.25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. … “Dog Day Afternoon,” starring Al Pacino, was being held […]

Not all rest on Labor Day

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksBobo Signs owner Gaylon Bobo, left, and Seth Pritchett apply primer Monday to a Garvey Processing sign on Abilene Avenue. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Labor Day is just how it sounds to many people in Roosevelt County. The first Monday in September has long been designated as Labor […]

Sawyer, John

John Sawyer, 82, of Portales, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born May 25, 1923, in Sawyer Flat, Texas, to Nannie and Andersen Sawyer. He was the youngest of 12 children. He married Bobbie Lacy on Oct. 30, 1943, in Seminole, Texas. He farmed at Sawyer Flat until 1947 when he […]

John Sawyer

John Sawyer, 82, of Portales and formerly of the Red Lake community, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his residence in Portales. He was born May 25, 1923, in Sawyer Flat, Gaines County, Texas. Visitation will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary. Rev. Clyde Davis will officiate.  In […]

Honor Roll: Parkview Elementary School

CNJ Staff Parkview Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll- Rubie Alarcon, Bianca Campos, Odalys Esquivel, Dannelle Kirven, Sheresa Kirven. James Kitzhaber, Crystal Lujan, Ja-Bre Molett, Courtney Romans, Christopher Sandoval, Yvonne Sisneros, Brittany Stewart, Justin Vistine. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Matthew Alvarado, Amanda Andrade, Bryanna Bradley, Charlie Dodge, Patricia Gauna, Monica Gonzales, Angelina […]

Business center’s help keeps Casel-Land fun

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Anthony Durate takes advantage of the nice weather Monday with a go cart ride at Casel-Land Fun Center Inc. in Clovis. Casel-Land attributes their success to God, and a small business help center. CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos. By Glen Seeber Kara and Kelly Caselman, owners of Casel-Land Fun Center Inc., give God the credit […]