Surprise visit resets priorities

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist My husband and I have had to

Local Roundup: State candidate to visit Clovis

CNJ staff Ben R. Lujan, New Mexico Public Regulation commissioner, will visit Clovis on Saturday to announce his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District. The seat currently is held by Tom Udall, D-N.M., who has said he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Lujan will be at Golden Corral […]

Carlsbad Caverns hosts e-field trip

Would you like to learn more about what makes caves so special? Carlsbad Caverns National Park will help you do just that with the free electronic field trip (or eFieldTrip) “Caves: An Underground Wonderland.” This eFieldTrip is designed to teach students about karst features, cave geology, speleothem formation, cave ecosystems, and the need for cave […]

Business Digest: Chamber, tourist officials to visit from Lubbock

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will host 22 Lubbock city, chamber and tourism officials Wednesday. According to Chamber spokesperson Liz Eisenbraun, the visitors are comprised of representatives from the city of Lubbock, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and the Conventions and Visitors Bureau. Eisenbraun said the purpose of the visit is to share tourism […]

Timing of Iraq pullout won’t lessen turmoil

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s surprise visit to Anbar province in Iraq, leading him to suggest the possibility that further successes in the security situation could lead to an unspecified reduction in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, was a qualified political success. With an eight-hour visit to a military base and meetings not […]

Business Digest: Holistic Healing Center opens

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Sharon Sumner has opened the Gnostic Holistic Healing Center in Curry County that offers hypnosis and spiritual counseling, according to Sumner. A longtime area resident, Sumner graduated from the Sylvia Brown Hypnosis Training Center in Campbell, Calif., in April. She offers regressive and behavior modification hypnosis. She also has […]

Church Profile: Highland Baptist Church

Name of church: Highland Baptist Church Who’s in charge: Pastor Dean Turvaville Location: 2201 N. Main St., Clovis Services: Sundays, 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Good time to visit: Call Kay at Edward Jones Investments for an appointment at 762-3096. What they believe: A Southern Baptist Church with a fresh contemporary style that members describe […]

Clovis officials bound for Hurlburt

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer This Thursday, a group of local officials will board a military aircraft headed for Hurlburt Field, Fla., home of the Air Force Special Operations Command. An MC-130 aircraft from Hurlburt will usher about a dozen regional officials to the installation, where they will meet with Air Force Special Operations […]

Political anomalies: Nothing new there

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist The always reliable “everyone does it” as an excuse for conduct everyone should not be doing has a new cousin. Comes now the cop-out “it’s nothing new.” “Everyone does it,” coupled with “it’s nothing new,” gives tacit approval to all sorts of nefarious behavior. For example, it would certainly seem […]

July 26, 2006 Letter to the Editor

I want to personally thank all the folks at Cannon Air Force Base and the surrounding communities of Clovis and Portales for the first-class hospitality and gracious hosting of our visit. This was a fantastic opportunity for members of the Air Force Special Operations Command family in Florida to experience first-hand the spirit and excitement […]

Hurlburt team arrives

Freedom Newspapers Air Force Special Operations Command personnel and their spouses arrived in Clovis on Thursday in the first day of a two-day visit to eastern New Mexico. The visit was designed to familiarize them with the region and Cannon Air Force Base, which will become the newest Special Operations base in 2007, according to […]

Hurlburt staff to visit area

By Tony Parra and Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Personnel from Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla., arrive in eastern New Mexico today for a two-day visit to scout the area in preparation for next year’s arrival of the 16th Special Operations Wing. The state of New Mexico and the communities of eastern […]

Air Force plans visit later this month

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A cross section of individuals from the Air Force 16th Special Operations Wing will visit eastern New Mexico in late July, chiefly to experience the resources of the region, according to local officials. Twenty to 30 members of the 16th Wing will visit with area officials July 20-21, according […]

Summer fun located all over area

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleMiranda Andazola, 8, of Clovis, skates at Hillcrest Park Wednesday. Miranda was at the park with her father, Willie, and sisters, Caitlyn and A’lani. She is spending her summer skating, swimming and reading. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A promenade of three tumbled from the minivan and into the shade […]

Local family shares legacy of motherhood

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The five generations of the Burch family gather at the Laura Ridge nursing home. From left are Melva Jo Henry, Nellie Virginia Burch, Ridley JoMarie Timberlake, Dee Rae Timberlake and Coni Jo Lyman. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A dash of self-worth and a healthy portion of respect, blended with […]

2/26 In memory

Benny Pacheco Jr. on his father Benigno “Benny” Sena Pacheco Sr, a professional gambler: “My father taught us that there’s really no gambles. You have to do sure things. (He said) ‘If you’re guessing, you’re losing. Don’t play a game you don’t know how to play, because then you’re playing another man’s game.’ “If it […]

Hospital should be more open with community

Freedom Newspapers Plains Regional Medical Center officials have assured us there is nothing to worry about. Despite resignations this month from the Clovis hospital’s administrator and two longtime board members, despite a surprise inspection from the Health Department on Feb. 6 that was spurred by an unspecified complaint, we’re told the region’s largest hospital is […]

MainStreet Web site pushes tourism in Clovis/ Portales area

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales and Clovis may be off the beaten path as far as tourism, but a new Web site’s goal is to attract more tourists to cities such as Portales and Clovis. The new Web site is http://offtheroad.NM.com and it gives viewers a feel for what attractions there are in places […]

Assistant Air Force secretary says Cannon mission not identified

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William Anderson, an assistant secretary of the Air Force, toured Cannon Air Force Base on Wednesday. He said there has been progress in the mission-finding process, but no specific mission for Cannon yet. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A candidate mission for Cannon Air Force Base has not been identified, […]

Air Force official to visit region

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A high-level Air Force official is to visit the region next week, according to military officials. Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics William Anderson will tour Cannon and the surrounding area on Jan. 4, said Air Force spokeswoman Shirley Curry. It will be his […]