Former governor Bruce King remembered for compassion, fairness

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Courtesy photo By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico State legislators from Portales, Clovis and Tucumcari remember former Gov. Bruce King as a man who connected with people and served his state well. King died Friday morning at his ranch in Stanley. He was 85. The Democrat served three terms as governor, 1971-74, 1979-82 and 1991-94. […]

Day at poll station good for laughs

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I served as a poll worker on last year’s election day and again last week. Last year, of course, we were voting for president and a bunch of other offices and initiatives. Last week was strictly local. We had to be at the polling place at 6 a.m. to get […]

Food, music start off county centennial celebrations

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Little Texas took the stage Saturday at the Curry County Events Center as the closing show for the day of celebration. County manager Lance Pyle estimated that between 1,000 and 1,200 people attended the concert. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The smell of homemade mashed potatoes and beef tips […]

Group seeks out veterans

Cannon Connections staff The 82nd Airborne Division Association Inc. is trying to locate veterans who have served in the division in the past 66 years. The association aims to to record those veterans’ stories. Anyone who served in the division is invited to contact the association. Combat is not a requirement. Contact: call Shirley Gossett […]

Veteran seeks out local vets

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Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Richard Robertson, a 24-year Navy veteran, is working to compile a list of local veterans to highlight their military service. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections A Cannon Air Force Base employee is trying to list every veteran possible for 110 miles. Director of the Cannon Retiree Activities Program Richard Robertson […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Club Notes

Clovis BPO Does The Clovis BPO Does No. 108 held a public ceremony on Jan. 17 at the Elks Lodge to install new officers for 2009. Bea Martel served as deputy supreme installing president and Linda Catanzaro served as deputy installing conductor. Kaye Parrish was the installing chaplin and the installing musician was marsh shade.

MLK celebrant has seen plenty of changes

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Selmus J. Price, left, president of the Clovis chapter National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, leads marchers on 14th Street during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. march. By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff wtiter Segregation was the law when Ira Pottard grew up in Clovis in the 1930s. And […]

Commentary: Americans have opportunity to serve or be served

By Capt. Tyler Moore: Cannon Connections guest columnist Nov. 8 and Nov. 11 were two very

Oct. 23, 2008 Education Digest

Board member honored Lora Harlan has been selected as the 2008 New Mexico School Board Association Board Member of the Year, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. Harlan has served on the Clovis school board since 1991 and during that time has held all board officer positions. At the state level, Harlan has […]

Supporters weigh in on county race

Barnes can avoid conflict of interests There are differences between the candidates running for Curry County Commission in District 5 that need to be pointed out. Caleb Chandler has served in local and state government for the majority of his career and he was Clovis’ police chief at the same time he was a state […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Anniversaries

Kline Ron and Peg Kline of Clovis celebrated their 60th anniversary Saturday at the home of their granddaughter. The couple was married Sept. 24, 1948, in North Umberland, Pa. They have two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He served in the Navy and is a retired truck driver. She is retired from the Philadelphia […]

Ohioans must forge ahead

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The rural, steel mill town church I served in northeastern Ohio had a standing tradition of the Mother’s Day Banquet. Many churches and organizations in that area do, and these events are usually held the night before Mother’s Day. They are wonderfully attended. Can you blame me, then, when I […]

Food services program to start Wednesday

CNJ Staff A federal summer food services program that offers free breakfast and lunch to children starts Wednesday. The program is open to children 18 years old and younger, according to Program Manager Johnny Chavez. He said the program is held at 27 locations in Clovis. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. […]

April 20, 2008 Library Books

Books available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Life of Graham Greene by Norman Sherry was donated Michael Pollack in memory of Elsie Heden. Through access to letters, diaries, and Greene himself, this volume reveals the life of the novelist and playwright who also served as a British double agent during World War II. Louder […]

ENMU displays Wall of Honor

The Nontraditional Student Education Services office at Eastern New Mexico University will hold a viewing of the student Wall of Honor next week at the main Portales campus, according to a news release. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. April 2 on the bottom floor of the ENMU Campus Union Building. The student Wall […]

Fast facts: Kiwanis Pancake Day

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CNJ photo illustration: Liliana Castillo More than 700 people were served at Saturday’s Kiwanis Pancake Day. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Noon Day Kiwanis Club held its 58th annual Pancake Day at Clovis High School’s cafeteria Saturday. Volunteers from high school Key Clubs and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and […]

Business Digest: Resident named head of appraisal group

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Douglas Defoor of Clovis has been named president of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, according to a news release. The Appraisal Institute is an international organization of professional real estate appraisers with 22,000 members and 92 chapters. Local Realtor on state executive committee Sharon Hicks of […]

Mayor honored at banquet

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CNJ Staff Photo: Lili Castillo Mayor David Lansford took time for family and friends as he visited with Mark Lansford and Lee Delk during the bustle of the Chamber of Commerce Baquet Friday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer A crowd of more than 400 people stood and applauded after Mayor David Lansford spoke about […]

Senate President Pro Tem Altamirano dies at Silver City home

SILVER CITY — Senate President Pro Tem Ben Altamirano, the longest-serving member of the New Mexico Legislature, has died at his home in Silver City. He was 77. Gov. Bill Richardson made the announcement late Thursday, saying Altamirano was a true statesman whose love for New Mexico helped him earn the respect of everyone who […]

Group fulfills holiday mission

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Nelda Ridgell came to the Lighthouse Mission Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner for the third year. “It’s a blessing,” she said. “First from God, second from (the mission).” By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Lighthouse Mission cooked up 38 turkeys and 20 gallons of green beans to feed 289 people […]