Call center ups capacity

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More than 100 employees at the SEI customer care center in Clovis provide technical support round-the-clock for such clients as McDonald’s. (Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLise) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Housed inside the 45,000-square-foot SEI call center is a replica of the computer system in a McDonald’s restaurant. It is capable of simulating an […]

Detractors question effectiveness of meth strategy

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A new ordinance, voted for by the majority of Clovis’ City Commissioners, is designed to make it more difficult for local methamphetamine manufacturers to get a key ingredient for the drug. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Phyllis Roberts is worried she might be pegged as a meth producer. Some of […]

Smith, Tamara

Tamara Smart Smith, 28, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at her home in Portales. She was born Dec. 19, 1975, in Hobbs to Vanessa and Charlie Smart. Smith made her home in Hobbs until the fall of 2002 when she came to Portales to make her home with her father. In high school, she was […]

New books reveal considerations leading to war

One of the benefits of a free society is that citizens, aided by a free press, can examine the workings of their own government. That now is happening as Americans read reports of how the Bush administration took our nation to war in Iraq. Last month saw the publication of former anti-terrorism chief Richard Clarke’s […]

Tapia, Salomon

SALOMON TAPIA Services: Have been held. Salomon A. Tapia, 77, of El Paso, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2003, in El Paso. He was born on July 5, 1926, in La Masa de los Cobs, to Jose Isabel and Rufina Aragon Tapia. He was raised in Moriarty where he attended school. He married Eloisa Gallegos […]

Weddings, Sept. 14

Keller Erin Jo Chandler of Clovis and Troy Dean Keller of Woodward, Okla., were joined in marriage on Sept. 6, 2003, at Polk Street United Methodist Church in Amarillo. The Rev. Renae Haiduk performed the Christian traditional ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Judy Chandler of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of […]