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Articles from the August 15, 2011 edition

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County fair kicks off

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Elizabeth Thomas of the Clovis Evening Lions Club tells Ed Steven of Clovis, with daughter Megan Steven at right, the cost for his family's entry Monday night at the Curry County Fair. Early attendants received cards...

 

No injuries in feed elevator fire

Clovis firefighters were able to defeat a blaze in a feed elevator at Mesa Ingredients after more than six hours battling the Monday fire. Clovis Battalion Chief Tim Peterson said firefighters were called to the plant in the 300 block of Curry Road...

 

Injured soldier awarded Purple Heart

Courtesy photo: Cassie Smith Army Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins presented a Purple Heart to 5-year-old Cadence Smith, standing with her mother, Lindsey Smith, on July 30 at Walter Reed Army Medical...

 

Doug Stone Memorial results

Friday-Sunday At Portales C.C. Championship Flight: 1. Jason Howl-Will Archibeque 66-61-66 — 193-xx; 2. Donavin Sanchez-Rob Sanders 64-65-64 — 193; 3. David Gutierrez-Sid Felan 65-64-66 — 195; 4. Don McDaniel-Leon Scheepers...

 

City holding special meeting on Hotel Clovis issues

The Clovis City Commission is holding a special meeting Tuesday, with three agenda items regarding the city-owned Hotel Clovis. City officials said the items regarded changes in agreements made necessary by the Aug. 3 city election, when voters...

 

Portales school officials excited to start

Enthusiasm is in the air as classes start today at Portales Most students will jump right into their routine for the year. James Elementary School will have testing by appointment this week and begin classes Aug. 23, according to Principal Mark...

 

Business digest — Aug. 16

Sunland receives certification Sunland Inc. has received a certification demonstrating exceptional quality control, food safety and food tracking methodology, according to a news release from the Portales peanut processing company. Silliker Global...

 

Tax reform, cuts would provide economic push

Tax reform is in the air. One proposal floating around is to eliminate or reduce the tax deduction for home mortgage interest. About 35 million homeowners use the deduction to reduce their yearly tax bills. The total deduction amounts to about $131...

 

My Turn: Planking for stiffs

As long as I can remember, there have been fads. Some of them have been really popular, some really odd, and some the subject of songs that outlived the fads they celebrated. Many years ago, streaking was a popular fad. It was so popular that there w...

 

Officers remove badger from outside 21st Street restaurant

Whether it was looking for a late-night snack or just lost its way, a badger that wandered into the bushes at a Clovis fast-food restaurant Sunday night attracted a lot more attention than it...

 

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