Pair to serve as grand marshals

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As part of the Veterans Week celebration, Clovis residents Gordon Lam and Rick Hidalgo will serve as grand marshals on Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Main Street. • Lam, 54, is the New Mexico Veterans of Foreign War state commander Service background: […]

Purpose is to serve God, not ourselves

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Years ago I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. At our cabin meeting, our counselor explained that there would be tryouts for camp pianist that afternoon. I had been taking lessons since the third grade and I thought that I was qualified.

Man sentenced to 15 years for molestation

Clovis, NM. – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Roy Johnston, age 50, was convicted of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor Child Under the Age of 13 (a Second Degree Felony), and Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced Johnson to serve the next 15 years in prison.

Clovis’ Bradley nominated for Baptist board

Baptist New Mexican reports: Former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley has been nominated to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Bradley, a member of Clovis’ Central Baptist Church, will serve until 2012 if he’s elected by messengers to the annual SBC meeting scheduled June 10-11 in Indianapolis. • • […]

All bugs serve their purpose

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The call

Santa Fe law partner running for Udall’s seat

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By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Republican Marco Gonzales, a partner in a Santa Fe law firm, is running for the 3rd Congressional District. He worked as a defense aide to Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, for 10 years. He said this experience, along with his education, will serve him well in the office being vacated […]

Love for people inspires military chaplains

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe Most military chaplains, who come from all walks of life, have a love for people that inspired their decisions to pursue the chaplaincy and motivate them to serve. “I have the greatest job in the world,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia Rios of the 27th Special Operations Wing Chapel. “The […]

City Commission candidate forum

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal asked the eight candidates for city commission in Tuesday’s Clovis municipal election to tell readers about themselves, their qualifications and their platforms. Below are their responses. District 1 Randal Crowder Age: 57 Occupation: Builder/developer. Prior elected office: Elected to city commission in 2004. Crowder: I would like to thank […]

Region IV Housing Authority

The Region IV Housing Authority has an opening for a resident to serve on its Resident Advisory Board. The opening is for a resident directly assisted by a public housing agency. The resident’s name must appear on a lease, and he or she must be at least 18 years old. Resident Advisory Board members serve […]

Sen. Gay Kernan plans to run for re-election

CNJ staff Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, announced Monday her intention to run for re-election in District 42. Kernan has represented District 42 for five years. The district consists of Lea County and also parts Curry, Roosevelt, Chaves and Eddy counties. Kernan’s legislative priorities include improving education, providing fair and balanced funding to the schools and […]

County seeks applicants to serve on committees

CNJ staff Curry County is taking applications from residents interested in serving on the County Centennial Committee. The county will be 100 years old in 2009, and committee members will help plan a year-long celebration. The committee will have about 13 members. Curry County officials are seeking one resident from each of the five county […]

Army recruiting standards drop to meet goals

By Freedom New Mexico The United States Army is proud it has met its goals in the first month of its five-year recruiting plan. But the remaining 59-month effort to find 65,000 new soldiers might not be going as well as Army officials would like the public to believe. The Boston Globe reported last week […]

Convicted shooter’s family upset by plea agreement

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson John Cameron sits at the defense table with his attorneys Brett Carter, left, and Chandler Blair during a Monday sentencing hearing. Cameron pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and will serve at least 85 percent of an eight and a half year sentence. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Family members […]

It’s their business: Wholey Cow Deli

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Name: Wholey Cow Deli Location: 121 E. 7th Street What they do: They serve deli sandwiches, soup, salads, smoothies and sugar-free, fat-free frozen yogurt. Who’s in charge: Margaret George Employees: Four How long in business: Three years Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Contact: 769-1452 […]

Court tries to up jury numbers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Dodging jury duty in Curry County is getting tougher. Gone are the days when prospective jurors simply asked court clerks to be excused — and excusals are for three years. Now they must go before a judge. District Judge David Reeb said about 75 people showed up recently for […]

Passover gives everyone reason to celebrate

Freedom Newspapers “Why is this night different from all other nights?” Thus began the ritual of questions during the Seder meal with which observant Jews start the celebration of Passover, or Pesach, which commemorates the deliverance of the Israelite slaves from bondage in Egypt. The youngest child at the table is expected to answer the […]

General to serve on growth group

CNJ staff Retired Gen. Hanson Scott of Albuquerque has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to a subcommittee formed to explore growth issues that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a city of Clovis press release. Hanson will serve as one of two state representatives on the Local […]

Officials investigate liquor license for fairgrounds

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer County officials are researching obtaining a license to serve liquor at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson is gathering information on how county officials would acquire the license, he said during a Tuesday Curry County Commission meeting. Officials envision serving alcohol in a contained and […]

Jan. 14, 1950

Brown ‘n Serve hot rolls were “newer than new” at your favorite grocer. … City Sanitarian Warren Griffin was offering tips on “rat-proofing” city eating and drinking establishments. Among his tips: Holes in walls around pipe fittings should be filled. … Spence Hall was the new president of Clovis American Business Club, succeeding Al Taylor.

Time changes idea of government has changed

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Unlike today’s Americans, the founders of our nation were suspicious, if not contemptuous, of government. Consider just a few of their words. James Madison suggested that “All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.” Thomas Paine observed, “We still find the greedy hand of government thrusting […]