Clovis High students help put together veterans tribute at school

cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School football player Sergio Hernandez checks to be sure a panel of the Vietnam Wall Memorial replica is level before it is anchored Friday morning. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections The steady clanging of mallets hitting metal stakes and shouting voices mingled with the low roar of the wind […]

City candidates swearing in

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City Manager Joe Thomas introduces the newly elected city commissioners and mayor during a swearing-in ceremony Monday at the Bert Cabiness Government Center. “This is a group of people I am truly looking forward to working with,” Thomas told the more than 75 people who attended the ceremony.

Working with weather

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Kenneth Moore, a bagger at S&S Supermarket and an Eastern New Mexico University student, said the snow, wind and cold don�t bother him when he take bags of groceries to someone�s car. Cannon Air Force Base reported 1.5 inches of snow at 10 a.m. Thursd By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer A little snow didn’t […]

Accident alters horse trainer’s approach

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Michael Richardson, right, answers questions asked by Janice Prescott of Portales following his“Enlightened Horsemanship” seminar Tuesday at the N.M. Ag Expo. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Michael Richardson has been at ease working with horses from a young age, but a life-changing event reshaped his approach to […]

Jan. 27, 2008 Best Best on TV

What: The Simpsons. When: 6 p.m. tonight Where: FOX What it’s about: “That 90s Show.” Flashbacks follow Marge and Homer back to their dating days, when she was a college student and he was working for his father to support her. Kurt Loder and “Weird Al” Yankovic guest star.

Telecommuting can produce distractions

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist This is a column about telecommuting. You know … working at home. It’s an art that involves conning your boss into thinking you can be productive in the comfort of your own living room or kitchen table. Many ethical questions arise when it comes to working at home. For example, […]

Business Feature: Juanito’s celebrates silver anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Juan Garza and his wife, Noemi, started Juanito’s restaurant in 1982 and expanded to Portales in 1992. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The year was 1982, and Juan “Juanito” Garza was just another Muleshoe resident in his early 20s, working at a Mexican restaurant. With a family of four […]

Estimated burn area reduced

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Freedom New Mexico: Casey Peacock Portales Fire Department personnel travel down railroad tracks Wednesday along U.S. 70 spraying smoldering railroad ties. The smoldering ties resulted from the grass fire that burned through the area. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A day after an out-of-control grass fire ran for better than seven miles east of […]

Working wives

Courtesy photo Bethany Hiller is employed at Cummins Diesel in Clovis. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Hundreds of women call Clovis home because they are married to airmen stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. But, being a military wife is only a small part of their lives. Some work full-time while others are stay at […]

Divine touch central to survival

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist One time on a trip to Houston, our family witnessed an episode that warmed out hearts. Entering through the security gates at an apartment complex next to a golf course, we noticed a young woman running quickly, even frantically, through the parking lot. She stopped at a parked car and […]

Work mistakes can rack up big bill

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers And you thought making a few innocent mistakes at work was bad, such as accidentally hanging up on your boss or inadvertently deleting an e-mail message you were supposed to forward. Or you felt guilty for wasting company resources, such as accidentally using two instead of one of those little […]

Barber bows out of business

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Wendell Kelly gives his last haircut at Sands Barber Shop in Portales after a career spanning 50 years. An era came to an end as local longtime barber Wendell Kelly of Sands Barber Shop retired after 50 years of cutting hair. For 30 years, he and his wife lived and […]

Motherhood is full-time position

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Everyone has a strong opinion on whether a mother should work or stay at home with her children. Working moms say that it’s not the amount of time spent with their children that matters but the quality of time they have together. Stay-at-home moms say that the only way to raise […]

Former college president: Temp job turned into 30 years

After graduating in 1952 from Portales High School, Jim Turner thought his career would come outside of eastern New Mexico. More than half a century later, he has a 30-year career at Clovis Community College. The former college president, who graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1956, is now an inductee of UNM’s […]

City works to patch potholes

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Street Superintendent Clint Bunch said his crews have been working into the night and on weekends repairing winter-weather-induced potholes. Already working extra hours to salt, sand and plow roads during recent snowstorms, the overwhelmed crews have faced their latest challenge with the pothole plague, Bunch said. “We’ve been […]

Business feature: Job not toiling for Tillie

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At 89, Tillie Shaw is serving as the chief executive officer at the Clovis Board of Realtors. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Tillie Shaw has been called a champion, a cheerleader and a workhorse by friends and associates. She was the first women elected Curry County treasurer in 1964 […]

9th Judicial District program director seeks local involvement.

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Steve North sits in front of a graffiti wall in his office. North said, “If we can see it every day, we won’t forget about it.” (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer As the new director of the community prosecution initiative for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Steve North […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Former Melrose man named to advocacy panel

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A former Melrose resident is adding tax advocate to his resume. Steve Fulkrod, a 1978 graduate of Melrose High School, has been selected to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. Members of the Federal Advisory Committee are selected by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to an agency news release. […]

“Hardest-working” title fit self-reliant Brown

By Freedom Newspapers It was almost a shock to hear that James Brown was only 73 when he died on Christmas morning in Beech Island, S.C. It seemed as if the self-styled — but accurately so — “hardest working man in show business” had lived through enough to fill at least three or four ordinary […]

Holiday haulin': Truckers, others work for holiday

By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Not everyone has the luxury of having Thanksgiving off. Finishing a busy 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. waitress shift at Cook’s truck stop, Patsy Downing was sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal at the 24-hour restaurant on U.S. 60/84 that caters to truck drivers and locals. “Today was a nice […]