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Jail ready for administrator

Staff Writer [email protected] The Roosevelt County Detention Center administrator position was posted last week since an interim administrator has held the position since January 11. Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton said the RCDC felt...

 

Faith: Missionaries coming, going

STAFF WRITER [email protected] Whether they are retired teachers or children’s camp attendees, church-goers in the Portales community are returning from or preparing for summer mission... Full story

 

Brown: Lots of miles put in on the farm

Modern farming involves a lot of driving. There’s the drive to and from the field, which is likely to vary from no miles to fifty miles, depending on the spread of your operation. I’m not saying...

 

Q&A: University student's on a mission

Before beginning her third year as a social work major, Eastern New Mexico University student Katie Ledbetter will be traveling on a mission trip for Trinity Church to Brazil, only shortly after...

 

To do list — July 8

Monday • Get Your Game On — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Game: Unplugged. Information: 575-356-3940 Tuesday • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades 2-6. Activity: Melted crayon art.... Full story

 

Rodriguez: No share required to get blessing

One of my pet peeves is those Facebook postings that read, “Share this post and a blessing will come your way.” Usually, there’s a photo of a stack of folded dollar bills included. Well, sign...

 

Shelburne: Keep hyphens in perspective

As an English major and an occasional copy editor, may I say that the hyphen, as tricky at times as it is versatile (think, confusingly, of dashes, en hyphens, em hyphens, etc.), is a noble and...

 

McManigal: Refusing to vote is vote for liberty

In last week’s column, valid alternatives were offered to those hesitant to waste a vote by endorsing an evil — lesser or not. For some reason almost everyone focused on the point that it isn’t... Full story

 

Congress' main concern should be our children

Only the U.S. Congress could turn a battle against a mosquito-borne virus into a fight over Obamacare and the stars and bars. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-New Mexico, is advocating for legislation that would dedicate $1.9 billion to fighting the Zika...

 

Pages past — July 8

On this date ... 1976: Marvin Hass, Clovis’ city manager for 27 years, submitted his resignation to the City Commission. Hass, 69, said he would continue the job until his successor could be found. “My reason for this move is personal, and I...

 

Render: Current party conferacy of dunces

I think Richard Fernandez, on his “Belmont Club” blog, was first to note that the Obama administration could be defined by the red-neck phrase, “Hold my beer Bubba, I’m a try somethin.’” E... Full story

 

Officials considering new city flag

Managing Editor [email protected] The Clovis City Commission is agreeable to the idea of a new flag for the city. Commissioners just aren’t sure what that flag should look like, or how they can make sure citizens have the final say on the... Full story

 

Faith: Ministerial alliance seeks unity

Staff photo: Brooke Finch From left, Parkland Baptist Church Pastor Roy Martin greets Lighthouse Mission Director Richard Gomez before the Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance meeting begins, while C...

 

Opinion: It’s not the years, it’s the mileage

Local columnist Modern farming involves a lot of driving. There’s the drive to and from the field, which is likely to vary from no miles to fifty miles, depending on the spread of your operation. I’m not saying there aren’t further fields, but... Full story

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    July 7, 2016

Police blotter — July 8

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 1:38 a.m.: Assault, 2100 block of Fred Daugherty Drive. • 4:39 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 1300 block of North... Full story

 

Faith: Young girls should look for steadfast heroines

Religion columnist This past week I read an article about the most admired women of 2015. Among the most admired were Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Carly Fiorina, Barbara Bush,...

 

Faith: Americans need to keep hyphens in perspective

Religion columnist As an English major and an occasional copy editor, may I say that the hyphen, as tricky at times as it is versatile (think, confusingly, of dashes, en hyphens, em hyphens, etc.),...

 

Events calendar — July 8

Friday Ribbon Cutting 10 Year anniversary — 4 p.m. Mike Morris State Farm, 116 E. 11th St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-3838 Saturday CSA “Fight Against Cancer” Softball Tournament — 8 a.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Sycamore and 14th stre...

 

Meetings calendar — July 8

Monday Grady village meeting — 6:30 p.m. Village Hall, 219 W. Main St., Grady. Information: 575-357-2005 Fort Sumner City Council — 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 173 E. Avenue C., Fort Sumner. Information: 575-355-7481 Muleshoe City meeting — 5:30 p.m....

 

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