Abuse recovery services funded

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A federally funded program to provide services and resources for substance abuse recovery will launch soon in Curry County. Clients will receive vouchers for a myriad of services in the community such as transportation, child care, life skills, job development, spiritual guidance, family support, fitness gym memberships, acupuncture and […]

Counties look to save indigent funds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer New Mexico counties are fighting to keep a program that funds indigent health care and keeps health care costs from rising. A temporary suspension Congress imposed preventing a new Medicaid rule expires in May, according to Interim Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. The rule terminates a state and federal […]

Dec. 2, 1938

More than 3,000 children were expected to meet with Santa and receive a goodie bag with candy, apples, cookies and peanuts at city hall. … W.D. “Doc” Gattis proposed a plan to create Clovis’ first “Wheat Bowl” football game to be played in January. … Mrs. Simms offered clothing alteration services at the Alteration Shop, […]

Fast facts: Clovis Fire Department

The following is a Clovis Fire Department activity report for October: Calls for service responded to: 515 Business inspections performed: 88 Business inspection non-compliance issues: 127 Non-compliance issues repaired: 209 Emergency medical services revenue: $115,199 for a year-to-date total of $1,214,410 Department overtime hours: 1,342 Hours of training accomplished: 1,017 Other items of interest: Personnel […]

Business Feature: Goodwill coming to Clovis

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A nonprofit organization that uses proceeds from its retail operations to fund workforce development training programs plans to open a branch in Clovis. Goodwill Industries of New Mexico will open a facility Dec. 6 at 2005 N. Prince St. (the old Hancock Fabric location), according to Shauna O’Cleireachain, marketing […]

Team helps youths find right paths

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis High School cheerleader Ashley Southard and football player Isaac Edwards give high fives to Sandia Elementary students Wednesday following a presentation on staying in school. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The newly formed Curry County Youth Resources Team is taking a holistic approach to addressing youth problems. Comprised […]

Religion Digest: New minister joins Church of Christ

Allen McKinney is the new minister at The Church of Christ, 16th and Pile streets. McKinney came to Clovis from Lake City, Fla. on Aug. 14 He has been involved in the ministry since 1996. Church holding Sept. 11 services Kingswood United Methodist Church will be holding special services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. […]

Cannon airmen training in Guam

CNJ staff Approximately 400 airmen deployed to Guam from Cannon Air Force Base will be participating in a joint training exercise, according to Cannon officials. The airmen, who arrived May 30 on the island, will be working with members of an F-2 squadron from the Japan Air Defense Force. The exercise will last from Monday […]

Study: Downtown key to future

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Workers in the downtown make more on average than workers in other areas of Clovis, according scientist Jeffrey Mitchell. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis’ commercial corridor is creeping north on Prince Street, pulling businesses and residents away from the city’s once-vital downtown. Yet Main Street holds the key […]

Government unheralded customer

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Business owners should always keep an eye on new product or client markets. The government — federal, state and local — is a common market, perhaps overlooked at times. Government entities have a need for products and services small businesses produce. However, selling products and services to the federal government […]

House votes to restrict funeral demonstrations

By The Associated Press SANTA FE — A Kansas fundamentalist group’s effort to disrupt the funeral of a New Mexico soldier has prompted lawmakers to pass a bill restricting demonstrations at funerals. The state House on Thursday unanimously endorsed a measure that curbs demonstrations within 500 feet of a funeral site for an hour before […]

Core group in position to move forward

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: Scott Verhines is the manager of the Ute Water Project. Based in Albuquerque, Verhines and his administrative team provide administrative, technical and program responsibilities for the project. The project, at a current cost of $436 million, would supply water via pipeline from the Ute Reservoir in Quay […]

Main Street building sparks interest

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A local workforce training organization is interested in buying a building on Main Street to unify its resources, according to officials. The Eastern Area Workforce Development Board is negotiating the purchase of the old Ace Pawn Shop on First and Main streets, according to Board Chairman Jimmie Shearer. Federal […]

Military draft would undermine liberty

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Congressman Charles Rangel plans to introduce legislation calling for reinstatement of the military draft. He says, “There’s no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft […]

Plan for unified medical care rejected

By Tom Philpott: MIlitary Update Air Force opposition has scuttled Army and Navy plans to merge the three services’ large medical bureaucracies, led now by three surgeons general, into a single Unified Medical Command. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England decided this month not to endorse such a major streamlining of the military health care system […]

Hospital cuts staff

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A financial squeeze has spurred staff cuts and organizational changes at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to PRMC officials. Hospital officials said 40 clinical, non-clinical, support services and management positions will be cut effective Nov. 18. “Our revenues cannot sustain our current staff levels,” reads a statement […]

Cash flow the key for solid business

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Having a profitable business means success — myth or fact? Before answering the question, it is important to understand the difference between cash flow and profitability. The leading cause of business failure is improper cash flow planning. In order to plan cash flow, a general understanding of accounting principals is needed, […]

Religion digest: Church holds annual open house

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Church holds annual open house Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st St., will hold its second annual open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Members and guests are invited to visit for food, fun and fellowship, according to church officials. San Jon Church celebrates 100 years The San Jon […]

Air Force stands opposed to medical overhaul

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Air Force, the only service opposed to creation of a Unified Medical Command, saw its arguments get strafed, rocketed and bombed during a meeting last week of the Defense Business Board, a group of outside management experts that advises Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The board unanimously recommended that Rumsfeld […]