Equity act dampens school spirit

There is no listing in the local telephone directory for them. Nothing in my GPS under “points of interest.” Driving local highways and byways, no signs announcing “dangerous right turn ahead.” Come on, Tea Party, where are you? I need you. I didn’t get it before. I get it now. Too much government in our […]

Business digest — March 15

Muleshoe man elected board president The Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) elected Sandy Vandevender, executive vice president and general manager of Five Area Telephone Cooperative in Muleshoe, as president of its 2011 Board of Directors at its annual meeting in Dallas. The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association is the premier association […]

Press Release: Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Chandler announces candidacy for state attorney general

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico prosecutor Matt Chandler on Wednesday officially announced his candidacy for New Mexico attorney general. Chandler, a Republican in his second term as 9th Judicial District attorney, said in a telephone interview he wants to bring more accountability to the AG’s office. Specifically, he criticized former AG Patricia Madrid and current […]

Press release: Udall talks about calling on FCC to expand telephone services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today talked with radio reporters on topics including the progress of a measure to extend unemployment insurance benefits to out of work New Mexicans, the need for a “Do it all, Do it right” energy plan, and a letter he wrote to the chairman of the Federal Communications […]

Rep. Lujan holding town hall meeting by telephone

Rep. Ben Ray Luj

March 8, 1920

The Curry County Rural Telephone Co. reported it had started setting poles for its phone lines in the northern part of the county. “Work will be pushed with as much rapidity as possible,” a telephone official reported. … W. H. Duckworth was named president of Clovis’ new Republican Club. The Clovis Journal reported the GOP’s […]

Ring in year with tax credit

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer As a working mother, Candace Montgomery uses her cell phone frequently to maintain contact with her two teenage daughters. And the teenagers use their phones to talk for hours, text message, and download music and ringtones. “Their cell phones are like an extra appendage,” Montgomery said. “I swear it […]

Jan. 18, 1944

Memorial Hospital officials said a woman who swallowed a pin at her home had been treated and suffered no ill effects. … The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. encouraged customers to limit war-time telephone calls to five minutes or less “to help everybody get better service.” … Marilyn Ross and Nannette Marshall were honored […]

Rury, Elbert W. “Ebb”

Elbert W. “Ebb” Rury, 78, of Belen died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Loveland Hospital of Albuquerque. Born on June 20, 1927, in Oklahoma, he had been a Belen resident since 1971 and previously lived in Clovis.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, having proudly served in Korea, his family said. He retired from Mountain […]

Robbs, Billye L.

Billye Lee Robbs, 79, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, in St. Vrain to Floyd and Magarette Hopper Flynn. She graduated from Clovis High School. She married John Robbs on March 6, 1942, in Clovis. She worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Co. as […]

Eavesdropping not only illegal but likely useless

Freedom Newspapers President Bush has tried to be reassuring in defending the National Security Agency program of electronic eavesdropping on telephone calls between people in the United States and possible terrorist suspects overseas that was disclosed last December: “One end of the communication must be outside the United States.” Along with many legal scholars, we […]

Cellular technology getting bigger and better

By Tom DiFrancesca Modern and emerging technology never ceases to amaze me. Just about every day I sit (or stand) with mouth agape as I read about or personally experience yet another really cool service or electronic gadget. Case in point: As I type this column, just off to the right of my keyboard sits […]

Time Marches On, and Clutter Takes a Toll

By Curtis K. Shelburne Our church is in the midst of some very serious renovation and general “upgrading” of facilities, and that’s exciting! It’s also interesting. Since my office/study is one of the areas being renovated, I have spent more time than I care to admit cleaning out one closet and one desk. It just […]

Hill, William A.

William A. Hill Services: Have been held. William A. Hill, 68, of Clovis died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 2, 1935, in Kerens, Texas, to Alvis Overton and Annie Lenora Vest Hill. He graduated from Portales High School in 1955, then went to work […]

New businesses in Clovis

Staff Reports New businesses in Clovis Here is a list of new business licenses issued by the city of Clovis in October, with addresses and telephone numbers for company owners: > Jolley Construction, 3103 Walnut Hill Lane 103, (972) 580-1210 > N’ Season Fruit, 27998 Springhaven St., (805) 231-3682 > S&J Enterprise, 2705 Harrison St., […]

Jimmie Ellison

JIMMIE ELLISON Services: Have been held. Mr. Jimmie J. Ellison, 82, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales, He was born on Nov. 2, 1920, in Erath County, Texas, to Myrtle and Albert E. Ellison. His family moved to Portales in 1934. He graduated from Portales High School […]

Exercise care in selecting a blog service

By Tom DiFrancesca Thanks for the visits — the visits to my Web site, that is. Traffic to the site seems to be on the increase. Now that I’ve installed a site-based search engine, I can track what kind of things my readers are interested in — and then write about those subjects. Speaking of […]