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Archive For October 2008

November 1, 2008
November 1st, 2008


Halloween hijinks
October 31st, 2008


Police checking similar robberies
October 31st, 2008
  Clovis police are investigating a possible connection between Thursday night’s robbery at Dairy Queen and a similar robbery last week at an Amarillo Dairy Queen, according to a...


Resident reports sign burning
October 31st, 2008
  Curry County resident David Kelly said he filed a report with the sheriff’s department Friday that someone set fire to a sign on his property supporting Democratic presidential...


Prep football scoreboard
October 31st, 2008
Area Portales 60, Albuquerque Academy 20 Texico 41, Estancia 0 Fort Sumner 47, Mescalero Apache 0Melrose 60, Floyd 0Clovis Christian 34, Logan 22Bovina...


11-1 Prep Football Capsules
October 31st, 2008
Texico 41, Estancia 0Records: Estancia 7-3 (1-2 District 2-2A), Texico 9-0 (3-0).Difference: Texico completing shut down the Bears. The Wolverines intercepted eight passes...


Rams whip Academy
October 31st, 2008


Oct. 31, 2008
October 31st, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin was hanged in effigy in a Halloween display in West Hollywood. The law varies. If a gay gets hanged it’s a h...


Ranch hand chooses work over welfare
October 31st, 2008
The rancher, Big Jim Jordan, went to the cafe in town where day-workers hung out each morning. Four or five fellows visited over coffee, one whittled on a stick, another looked at the day’s n...


Savage Storm sweeps Zias
October 31st, 2008
DURANT, Okla. — Lunden Azuara had 16 kills and Southeastern Oklahoma cruised to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night...


Rams looking to bounce back
October 31st, 2008
The Portales Rams were disappointed by their loss at Lovington last week, but not discouraged. Portales will play its final two District 4-3A and regular-season games at Greyhound Stadium, b...


10-31 Friday Football Primer
October 31st, 2008
Floyd at MelroseWhen: 7 p.m. todayRecords: Floyd 7-1 (2-0 8-man District 4), Melrose 8-0 (2-0).Last meeting: 2007, Melrose won at Floyd 54-6.Last wee...


October 31, 2008
October 31st, 2008


Clovis police, Cannon experts called in for suspicious package
October 30th, 2008
Clovis police and Cannon Air Force Base explosive experts were called in Thursday night after a baseball team spotted a suspicious item at Bell Park. Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Poli...


Police investigating Dairy Queen robbery
October 30th, 2008
Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 2200 block of Main Street was robbed about 8 p.m. Thursday by two males wearing white Halloween masks an...


Oct. 31 Religion Calendar
October 30th, 2008
Saturday Men’s fellowship breakfast — 8:30 a.m., Legacy Life Family Church, 622 Main St. Information 769-2461 Food and clothing give away — 9 a....


Oct. 31 Religion Digest
October 30th, 2008
Church hosting western concert Only By Faith, a Christian Faith western group, will perform for a community concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Central Baptist Church. Information:...


Church leaders: Use Bible to cast vote
October 30th, 2008
Religious belief likely plays a part in the way people vote, area religious leaders say. And though church leaders say they don’t endorse candidates, they encourage their congregations...


Ah, it’s a gorgeous day in Robert Lee, Texas
October 30th, 2008
I just had a phone call from my two-years-younger brother. Helpful and concerned for my welfare as brothers always are, Jim wanted me to know how much he is enjoying an absolutely gorgeous day sitt...


When you come, don’t forget to bring my books
October 30th, 2008
Preachers love books. Of course, they love THE Book most of all, but the default mode for most of them is to be drawn to almost anything that has a binding on it. A friend and pastoral colle...


Lessons learned from scripture last lifetime
October 30th, 2008
I have many happy memories of my childhood and growing up in a Baptist preacher’s home. My parents were the same at home as they were at church. I think I could describe my parents in this wa...


a view from under the pew: spooky superstitions
October 30th, 2008
Editor’s note: With the coming of Halloween today, Amos requested a re-run of his favorite Halloween column. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but h...


Lujan talks alternative energy
October 30th, 2008
Investing in alternative energy will not only reduce the country’s need for foreign oil, but will also provide an alternative revenue stream for farmers, according to Ben Lujan, the Democrati...


Oct. 31, 2008 Public Record
October 30th, 2008
The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 23 through Wednesday: • Nathan J. Schuler, 25, to Heather Rae Sherven, 24, both of Clovis •...


Oct. 31, 2008 Police Blotter
October 30th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. Oct. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Mabry Dr...


Readers have say in upcoming vote
October 30th, 2008
• Editor’s note: The deadline has passed for submitting letters to the editor related to Tuesday’s election. Consider candidates’ stances on issues


Sen. Stevens’ conviction hurts waning GOP
October 30th, 2008
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens’ conviction Monday on all seven federal corruption charges is being viewed in terms of the Nov. 4 general election, which is understandable given that the nation is in...


High Desert Honda's Big Red
October 30th, 2008


Roden Smith Specials
October 30th, 2008


Oct. 30, 2008
October 30th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech at an outdoor rally in a Philadelphia suburb during a thunderstorm Tuesday. Lightning...


Morton downs Farwell
October 30th, 2008


October 30, 2008
October 30th, 2008


Floyd girls top Elida in District 3-1A quarters—Brief
October 29th, 2008
The Floyd Lady Broncos  travel to Dora tonight for the District 3-1A semifinals after ending Elida’s season in four games Wednesday. Floyd won 25-17, 17-25, 26-24 and 25-15.


Farwell volleyball capsule
October 29th, 2008
Morton at Farwell7:30 p.m. (CDT) todayRecords: Morton 6-3, 3-0 District 5-1A. Farwell 5-3, 2-1.Last meeting: 2007, Morton 34-6Last week: Morton b...


Casting your vote only half of work
October 29th, 2008
We get up early, take time off work or set out after we’ve punched the clock. We stand in line. Soon after that — depending on the line, of course — the big moment arrives.


Residents weigh in on election
October 29th, 2008
• Editor’s note: The deadline has passed for submitting letters to the editor related to Tuesday’s election.   Positive aspects should be focus...


See Our Specials at USA Nails
October 29th, 2008


Randy's Shoes
October 29th, 2008


The Citizen's Bank of Clovis
October 29th, 2008


Cannon Federal Credit Union
October 29th, 2008


Patriot Outdoors
October 29th, 2008


KWS Insurance
October 29th, 2008


High Desert Honda's Big Red
October 29th, 2008


High Desert Honda ATV's
October 29th, 2008


High Desert Honda Dirt Bikes
October 29th, 2008


Cliff's Battery
October 29th, 2008


Texas representative visits base, community
October 29th, 2008
The chairman of a House committee that approves funding for the military said Wednesday that Cannon Air Force Base’s future as a special operations wing is secure because of unconventional fo...


Reporter's Notebook: Clovis High grad writes book on St. Paul's teachi...
October 29th, 2008
Joseph Durepos said his wife’s nudge to keep him awake at church a year ago motivated him to write an inspirational book based on the teachings of St. Paul.  A 1974 Clovis High Sc...


Public safety stressed for holiday
October 29th, 2008
Local law enforcement is preparing for Halloween and will be out in force Friday night. City and county plans to conduct DWI saturation patrols. “(Residents) will definitely see...


Oct. 30, 2008 Education Digest
October 29th, 2008
School releases book fair figuresCameo Elementary School’s fall book fair raised $2,885, according the school’s librarian Patricia Archibeque.The school keeps 25 perc...


Oct. 30, 2008 Police Blotter
October 29th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 p.m. Oct. 21 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Prince S...


Oct. 29, 2008
October 29th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • John McCain reportedly asked Sarah Palin on Monday to tone down her attacks on Barack Obama. It was probably a wise move. John...


Portales girls sweep Lovington
October 29th, 2008


October 29, 2008
October 29th, 2008


Lady Cats clinch state berth
October 28th, 2008


District 3-1A Volleyball Tournament Schedule
October 28th, 2008
District 3-1A(Seeds in parentheses)Tuesday(5) Melrose at (4) Elida, 7 p.m.WednesdayTuesday winner at (3) Floyd, 7 p.m.ThursdayWedne...


Local candidates take part in forum
October 28th, 2008
They spoke in favor of bridges, against domestic partnerships and cleared the air about potential conflicts of interest. County and state candidates in the Nov. 4 general election filled the...


Clovis schools preparing for arrival of new students
October 28th, 2008
Cannon Air Force Base is expecting an influx of about 300 military dependents between October and June, according to 27th Special Operations wing Mission Support Group Commander Col. Babette Lenfan...


Local fall festival events
October 28th, 2008
All times Mountain Today Trunk or Treat — 7:30 p.m., 21st Street Church of Christ Free reflective trick or treat bag givea...


Oct. 29 Police Blotter
October 28th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Oct. 20 an officer responded to a business in the 600 block of Rencher...


Clovis woman convicted for child's truancy
October 28th, 2008
A 35-year-old Clovis woman is the 17th parent to be convicted under the District Attorney’s Abolish Chronic Truancy program. The woman pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to...


U.S. representative campaigning for Obama locally
October 28th, 2008
  U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, is visiting eastern New Mexico today on behalf of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.    ...


Parmer, Bailey counties report increases in early voting
October 28th, 2008
Election officials in Paramour and Bailey counties said they are seeing a significant increase in early voting. Early voting in Parmer County has increased about a 50 percent incr...


Curry County Clerk candidate profiles
October 28th, 2008
Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked Curry County Clerk candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The...


Voters deserve chance to set terms
October 28th, 2008
In the last 12 months, mayors of Clovis and Portales have said it was time to go, even though no term limits existed. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was time to stay, even though term...


Name reform would hurt more than help
October 28th, 2008
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver recently changed his name, legally, from Chad Johnson to Ocho Cinco. Singer Beyonce Knowles now wants to be called Sasha Fierce. And let’s not even try to...


Police officer arrested for domestic violence
October 28th, 2008
A Clovis police officer was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic battery, according to police. Johnny Zamora was placed on paid administrative leave for the duration of the crim...


FREE Laptop Giveaway
October 28th, 2008
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Oct. 28, 2008
October 28th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin faced questions Friday about the $150,000 wardrobe Republicans bought her. She has no idea of costs. Anything they...


October 28, 2008
October 28th, 2008


Hounds snap losing streak
October 27th, 2008
JOPLIN, Mo. — Sophomore forward Gerardo Monarrez scored his second goal of the season with just over 13 minutes left in regulation and Eastern New Mexico University’s men held on for a...


Zias late comeback falls short
October 27th, 2008
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team waited just a little too long to get going on Sunday. Trailing 2-0, sophomore defender Christie Nylaa...


County treasurer candidates respond to questions
October 27th, 2008
Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county treasurer candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general ele...


Election equipment, software ready for vote
October 27th, 2008
County political party officials said they are satisfied county election officials have done all they can to ensure a smooth election. Election manager Coni Jo Lyman said backup plans...


Campaign finance needs true reform
October 27th, 2008
Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested Democrat Barack Obama’s eye-popping prowess at fundraising may signal the end of the practice, established after Watergate, of hav...


Oct. 28 Letters to the Editor
October 27th, 2008
Barnes can deal with local issues For the past year and a half I have encouraged my friend and neighbor, Paul D.Barnes, to seek the District 5 Curry County Commission seat. He has ser...


Oct. 28 Business Digest
October 27th, 2008
Men’s Health Magazine endorses Sunland peanut butter Sunland CEO Jimmie Shearer confirmed the Portales-based peanut processing plant was recognized in the malegrams sectio...


Marijuana found at jail
October 27th, 2008
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the weekend discovery of a small amount of marijuana at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Records show a deputy was dispatched to the...


KTQM hosts candidate forum
October 27th, 2008
Local radio station KTQM is hosting a forum for local primary candidates from 6-8 p.m. tonight. Station Manager Bob Coker said listeners’ questions will be posed to the candidate...


USA Nails
October 27th, 2008


Oct. 27, 2008
October 27th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin was revealed Wednesday to have received a new wardrobe courtesy of the GOP. They spent nearly $200,000. It’s...


October 27, 2008
October 27th, 2008


Oct. 26, 2008
October 26th, 2008
BEVERLY HILLS--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The Tampa Bay Rays made the World Series after 10 miserable seasons. Last year they dropped the Devil from the Devil Rays...


Cat Tracks — Managers give Cats boost
October 26th, 2008
They didn’t account for any of Clovis’ 430 yards, and they didn’t force any of Carlsbad’s three turnovers. But Clovis football wouldn’t be the same without Antw...


ENMU's comeback falls short
October 26th, 2008


Mustangs turn back Zias
October 26th, 2008


ENMU squads finish seventh, ninth
October 26th, 2008
KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University finished seventh out of nine teams in men’s competition and ninth out of 12 in women’s standings Saturday in the Lone Star Confer...


October 26, 2008
October 26th, 2008


Freedom New Mexico takes home 19 NMPA awards
October 25th, 2008
Freedom New Mexico claimed 19 awards, and the Clovis News Journal took the general excellence award from the New Mexico Press Association, which held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night in Al...


NAACP conference covers issues including elections, education
October 25th, 2008
Dexter Talbert of Palestine, Texas, always thought he would see an African American nominated for the highest elected office in the country. But the 50-year-old said he didn’t expect i...


Clovis runaways uncommon
October 25th, 2008


Local pair mastered art of misdirection
October 25th, 2008
“Uncle Sid” Boykin  and A.W. Skarda  had one of the first cars around these parts. One night he and A.W. decided to drive to Lubbock in the new-fangled contraption. The...


Homeschooling presents challenge
October 25th, 2008
These days my routine, if I can even call it that, has drastically changed. Aside from the adjustment of adding baby number six to our midst, I am home-schooling the kids. Did I just say tha...


Oct. 26 Library Books
October 25th, 2008
The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls of Wisdom from Couples Married 50 Years or More by Sheryl Kurland was give...


Oct. 26 Senior Calendar
October 25th, 2008
La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday:  9 a.m. -4 p.m. Indoor exercise; 10:30 Indoor exercise. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities;...


Oct. 26 Club Notes
October 25th, 2008
Farwell Senior Citizens The Farwell Senior Citizens held a 42 tournament fundraiser on  Oct. 18. The 10-game tournament had a total of 22 players. The winners were...


CEOs undeserving of bailout
October 25th, 2008
Who is to blame for the financial mess in which the country, and certain industries, find themselves? More to the point, how did some of the leading players arrive at the sense of entitlement that...


Oct. 26 Sunday Calendar
October 25th, 2008
Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second an...


Oct. 26 School Menus
October 25th, 2008
Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Ranch chicken sandwich, lettuce and tomato, pickles, chips, steamed...


Oct. 26 Police Blotter
October 25th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. Oct. 17 an officer was dispatched to the 4000 block of Eagle way for an auto bu...


Oct. 26 Letters to the Editor
October 25th, 2008
• Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers...


Voters speak out on District 5 race
October 25th, 2008
Chandler has experience to back him up Caleb Chandler is obviously the most experienced and qualified candidate for County Commission District 5. Examples: 1. Detention Center...


Disclosing medical history vital to election
October 25th, 2008
One dispiriting aspect of this endless pres   idential campaign has been the reluctance of the nominees of the major parties to provide anything resembling adequate information abo...


October 25, 2008
October 25th, 2008


Lovington stops top-ranked Portales in district opener
October 24th, 2008
LOVINGTON — Junior running back Edgar Medina scored on a 19-yard run with just over six minutes left and Lovington held off Portales 17-14 Friday night in the District 4-3A opener for both te...


Wolverines tear up Rattlers
October 24th, 2008


Mules stay perfect in district
October 24th, 2008
MULESHOE — Muleshoe greeted Childress into its district with its point-a-minute offense as an introduction. The Mules, averaging 55 points a game through their first seven contests, didn&rsqu...


Prep football scoreboard
October 24th, 2008
Area Clovis 52, Carlsbad 7 Lovington 17, Portales 14Texico 48, Tucumcari 7Fort Sumner 54, Hagerman 7Melrose 82, Logan 6Farwell 45, Smyer 14Bovina...


ENMU regents seek clarification on business issue
October 24th, 2008
Members of the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents received clarification on conflict of interest statements during Friday’s meeting. Board members had questioned the statem...


Attack on detention officers under investigation
October 24th, 2008
A 28-year-old Curry County inmate was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery on a peace officer Friday afternoon after he attacked two detention officers with a makeshift shank, accor...


Oct. 24, 2008
October 24th, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Al-Qaeda was reported Monday to have netted $800 million dollars cash in illegal drug sales last year. Now they’re a...


Cameron sweeps past Zias
October 24th, 2008
PORTALES — Freshman outside hitter Malyssa Acton had 15 kills and three total blocks Thursday night as Cameron kept Eastern New Mexico University winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball wi...


October 24, 2008
October 24th, 2008


Wildcats hope to earn second bye week
October 23rd, 2008
No matter what happens tonight in Carlsbad, the Clovis Wildcats get a bye next week. A bye three weeks from now, however, is what the Wildcats really want. That’s what Clovis ge...


Oct. 24, 2008 Prep Football Capsules
October 23rd, 2008
Tucumcari at Texico When: 7 p.m. today Records: Tucumcari 3-5 (0-1 District 2-2A), Texico 7-0 (1-0) Last meeting: 2007, Texico 42-6. Last...


Clovis Christian forfeits district wins
October 23rd, 2008
Clovis Christian forfeited two volleyball games Thursday after discovering it had scheduled too many games, school officials said. Principal Ivan Godwin said athletic director Greg Darden no...


Church suspends UNICEF fundraising as investigation proceeds
October 23rd, 2008
A Portales church has suspended its annual fall charity fundraising campaign while it seeks clarification on panhandling laws after a family said it was threatened with arrest for collecting door-t...


Water authority hopes for authorization in lame-duck session
October 23rd, 2008
MELROSE — The recent federal bailout delayed the flow of federal authorization for the Ute Water Project, but supporters are optimistic their chances haven’t dried up. Project Ma...


Oct. 24, 2008 Religion Digest
October 23rd, 2008
First Baptist Church of Texico is hosting a four-day conference to discuss Christian cultures affect on mankind starting Sunday. The seminar, titled “A Call for Discernment,” is...


Oct. 24, 2008 Religion Calendar
October 23rd, 2008
Saturday Men’s fellowship breakfast — 8:30 a.m., Legacy Life Family Church, 622 Main St. Information 769-2461 Food and clothing give away — 9 a....


Matt Rush to speak at McCain event
October 23rd, 2008
Matt Rush of Portales will participate in the pre-program rally for Sen. John McCain’s campaign event Saturday in Albuquerque, according to Marta Kramer, state director for the McCain campaig...


Festival set for Saturday
October 23rd, 2008
The Portales MainStreet Program is bringing the Santa Fe Brewing Co. to town for a fall festival Saturday night. “(We are hoping) to create ‘Alive After 5’ entertainment, t...


Squadron coming to Cannon
October 23rd, 2008


Oct. 24, 2008 Public Record
October 23rd, 2008
The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 16 through Wednesday: • Keith David Turcotte, 32, to Edith Marie Creed-Roper, 29, both of Clovis


Oct. 24, 2008 Police Blotter
October 23rd, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 p.m. Oct. 16 an officer responded to a school in the  1900 block of Thornton St...


ENMU set for homecoming weekend
October 23rd, 2008
Eastern New Mexico University students and alumni are set for a weekend packed with homecoming events. This year’s theme is “Greyhounds Go Hawaiian.” Brooke Cordova of ENMU...


Oct. 24, 2008 Amos the Churchmouse
October 23rd, 2008
amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pewEditor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the ca...


We as adults are children compared to place in heaven
October 23rd, 2008
Do you remember the cute things your children said when they were little and trying to develop a vocabulary? Many times the way they pronounce those words in no way resembles the object they...


Interviews leave lasting impression
October 23rd, 2008
In my day job as an agricultural journalist I interview people. Through the years I’ve learned to study a person’s history and accomplishments before we talk. Interestingly, most...


Oct. 24 Letters to the Editor
October 23rd, 2008
Support bonds benefitting schools It has been a great honor to live in this area for over 40 years and know these communities are conservative and productive. This is a time of...


Immigration status irrelevant to license needs
October 23rd, 2008
Critics call it a train wreck, and the euphemism isn’t too far off. The state of Texas has joined other states across the nation in restricting the allocation of drivers’ license...


Men can't seem to pick and choose
October 23rd, 2008
My father-in-law and my husband bought a hundred head of cows one year. It was a partnership deal, but when we unloaded them at the ranch they decided to split them fifty-fifty and each partner put...


Oct. 23, 2008
October 23rd, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Wall Street enjoyed a normal trading pattern in the stock market for the first time in a month Monday. There was a national si...


October 23, 2008
October 23rd, 2008


Turbine parts recalled
October 22nd, 2008
Two sections of the wind turbine tower already installed at Mesalands Community College will be dismantled and replaced because of a manufacturer’s recall, said Phillip Barry, president of th...


Prep football coaches poll — Oct. 22
October 22nd, 2008
New Mexico High SchoolCoaches AssociationClass 5ATeam (1st-pl. votes)    Pts    Pvs1. Las Cruces High (12)    147 &n...


Prep volleyball coaches poll — Oct. 22
October 22nd, 2008
New Mexico High SchoolCoaches AssociationClass 5ATeam (1st-pl. votes) Pts Pvs1. Rio Rancho (9) 116 12. Gadsden (2) 98 43. Mayfield 84...


Roosevelt hospital tests for MSRA
October 22nd, 2008
Roosevelt General Hospital started testing last week for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria — the precursor for the so-called “super bug” — as part of a st...


Abengoa shuts down temporarily
October 22nd, 2008
Abengoa Bioenergy in Portales is shutting down temporarily, according to Chris Standlee, executive vice president of the ethanol production plant. Standlee said Wednesday the plant is &ldquo...


City will foot bill for sewer line
October 22nd, 2008
City Commissioner Randy Crowder said Wednesday he didn’t think the city should be responsible for an $81,000 sewer extension to property in north Clovis recently annexed into the city.


Police: Drugs found after fatal car chase
October 22nd, 2008
Police said cocaine and alcohol were found in a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Portales man who was killed Sunday when he fled from police and crashed into a tree, according to a report released W...


Prince Street paving mostly done
October 22nd, 2008
Plenty of work remains to be done on Prince Street, but many of the traffic burdens are now out of the way. Public Works Director Clint Bunch said paving is complete on the main roadways for...


Oct. 23, 2008 Police Blotter
October 22nd, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:About 5 p.m. Oct. 12 an officer responded to a home in the 400 block of Brady for a report of...


School house rocks the vote
October 22nd, 2008


Oct. 23, 2008 Education Digest
October 22nd, 2008
Board member honored Lora Harlan has been selected as the 2008 New Mexico School Board Association Board Member of the Year, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release....


Oct. 23, 2008 Education Calendar
October 22nd, 2008
Thursday • Report cards go home • Book Fair, Cameo Elementary School • 5:30 p.m. — Family Literacy Safari, Cameo Elementary School Friday...


Clovis set for state NAACP conference
October 22nd, 2008
The New Mexico NAACP will hold its state conference Friday with a theme on voting, according to State Chapter President Sam Bone. Held at the Mabry Inn, the conference includes workshops dis...


Curry County to host 2009 High School Rodeo
October 22nd, 2008
Curry County will host the 2009 New Mexico High School Rodeo Finals, according to a news release from the county. More than 100 cowboys and cowgirls from across the state are expected to att...


Candidate Profile: House District 64
October 22nd, 2008
Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 64 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and st...


Candidate Profile: House District 63
October 22nd, 2008
Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 63 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and sty...


Abengoa shuts down temporarily
October 22nd, 2008
Abengoa Bioenergy in Portales is shutting down temporarily, according to Chris Standlee, executive vice president of the ethanol production plant. Standlee said Wednesday that the plant is &...


Oct. 22, 2008
October 22nd, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press. It horrified his own party. Republicans who used to s...


October 22, 2008
October 22nd, 2008


Clovis girls sweep Carlsbad on road
October 21st, 2008
CARLSBAD — The Clovis High volleyball team has the tougher part of its District 4-5A schedule out of the way. The Lady Wildcats (12-5, 2-0 district) completed a road sweep of the distr...


Voters deserve real life scenarios
October 21st, 2008
When Barack Obama was in his neighborhood, plumber Joe Wurzelbacher said he wanted to buy a business, and it could be subject to a tax increase should Obama be president. He asked why Obama wanted...


Oct. 22 Letters to the Editor
October 21st, 2008
Chandler assumptions unfounded Regarding Sunday’s letter from Amber Workheiser referencing differences between the two candidates for Curry County commissioner in District 5:


Early voting detracts from Election Day
October 21st, 2008
Thousands of votes will be cast in eastern New Mexico before Election Day in less than two weeks. More than 20 percent of Clovis voters cast ballots early in the municipal election in March...


Ruidoso sweeps Portales
October 21st, 2008


State Representative, District 67 candidate profiles
October 21st, 2008
Editor’s Note: The Clovis News Journal asked State Representative  candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The ge...


Commissioner tries to revisit alcohol sales
October 21st, 2008
Robert Sandoval begged his fellow commissioners Tuesday to revisit the issue of alcohol sales at the Special Events Center before three new commissioners take office next year. Sandoval said...


Oct. 21, 2008
October 21st, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Joe the Plumber was hailed by Republicans Thursday for questioning Barack Obama’s tax hikes to his face last week. Repor...


October 21, 2008
October 21st, 2008


District 7 State Senate candidates
October 20th, 2008
Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 7 State Senate candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The gene...


Clovis students to perform
October 20th, 2008
  More than 500 Clovis Municipal Schools vocal students will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Rock Staubus Gymnasium during the 35th annual All-Choral Night Concert, according to a Clovis...


10/21 Business digest
October 20th, 2008
United Way goal increased Cargill employees have set their United Way donation goals to $80,000 this year, according to a Cargill press release. The goal is a 15 percent increa...


10/21 Police blotter
October 20th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 a.m. Oct. 9 an officer responded to an office in the 200 block of Llano Estac...


Scrap metal prices falling
October 20th, 2008


Clovis resident is ‘Ed the Dairyman’
October 20th, 2008
  ROSWELL — Ed the Dairyman says he agrees with Joe the Plumber. Eddie Schaap, who has been in the dairy business in eastern New Mexico for more than two decades, caught th...


Hounds, Zias lose
October 20th, 2008
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Redshirt freshman Craig Sutherland scored two goals — including one less than three minutes into the game — as Midwestern State beat Eastern New Mexico Univ...


News release regarding fatal accident
October 20th, 2008
Editor’s note: The following statement about a fatal car accident was received Sunday afternoon from Capt. Lonnie Berry via e-mail under the heading news release. On Sunday...


Police: Crash victim ran stop signs
October 20th, 2008
A Portales man died Sunday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a tree while police were trying to pull him over, according to Portales police. Miguel Gutierrez Ornelas, 25, died...


Oct. 21 Letters to the Editor
October 20th, 2008
Changes could prove disastrous According to Barack Obama’s new plan for the economy, we will have free health care. We will all get free college tuition. We will spend bi...


Thrift Saving members also stung
October 20th, 2008
With 36 percent of service members participating in the government-run Thrift Savings Plan, and nearly 60 percent of their money tucked into stock index funds, military investors are seeing nest eg...


County, state races shouldn’t take back seat
October 20th, 2008
The term “down the ballot” refers to the congressional, state and local races that ostensibly play second, third and fourth fiddle to the presidential contest. The names of the White Ho...


Oct. 20, 2008
October 20th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Jerry Jones was reported having a tough time Thursday finding a company to buy the naming rights to his new stadium. The produ...


October 20, 2008
October 20th, 2008


Cats clinch postseason trip
October 19th, 2008
CARLSBAD — The Clovis High boys soccer team showed Tuesday’s 4-1 District 4-5A win over Carlsbad was no fluke. Saturday, they beat the Cavemen by the same score, clinching what i...


CHS spikers turn back Knights
October 19th, 2008
LAS CRUCES — Facing a struggling opponent, the Clovis High volleyball team got off to a slow start Saturday, then righted itself for a 25-20, 25-15, 25-21 victory over Onate. Senior La...


Cavegirls shut out Lady Cats
October 19th, 2008


Hounds' losing streak reaches six
October 19th, 2008
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore quarterback Scott Grantham threw for two touchdowns and ran for another Saturday and 17th-ranked Tarleton State posted a 42-21 Lone Star Conference South Divis...


Bronchos topple ENMU
October 19th, 2008
EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma rallied for the final five points in Game 3, and the Bronchos went on to claim a 25-20, 23-25, 26-24, 25-15 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Easte...


October 19, 2008
October 19th, 2008


Dancers deserve benefit of doubt
October 18th, 2008
The joke goes that there are three things you can find around any military base — tattoo parlors, pawn shops, and strip clubs. It’s the last one that interests me and this week I interv...


Memory from 1978 Clovis tragedy endures
October 18th, 2008
A lady friend of mine in Clovis has asked me to re-print the 1978 tragedy column in Clovis concerning the botulism attack to alert those who haven’t heard of it. One of the most dreade...


Enjoying art not expensive
October 18th, 2008
The economy is bad — we all know that. It shows very few signs of lightening up in the near future, as the events which have wreaked havoc on our lives have not gone away — they have, i...


Oct. 19, 2008 Senior Happenings
October 18th, 2008
 La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Dance at La Casa Senior Center Clovis NM, please bring a cover dish Monday:  9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily...


Oct. 19, 2008 School Menus
October 18th, 2008
Clovis Elementary Monday:  Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cereal or toast, juice and milk Lunch — Steakfingers mashed potatoes/gravy, English peas, pineapple tidbits,...


Oct. 19, 2008 Engagements
October 18th, 2008
Idsinga-Kuchta Dawn Janae Idsinga of Portales, daughter of the late Debbie Idsinga and the late Douglas Idsinga, is engaged to Joshua Shawn Kuchta of Portales, son of John and Olivia...


Oct. 19, 2008 Anniversaries
October 18th, 2008
Richards Marion and Mary Jo Richards of Texico are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 2008, at Leal’s Restaurant, 2115 N. Prince St.


Oct. 19, 2008 Library Books
October 18th, 2008
The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:Promises to Keep: The Acclaimed Memoir of the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate by Joe Biden reveals what his...


Oct. 19, 2008 Community Calendar
October 18th, 2008
Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, se...


Oct. 19, 2008 Club Notes
October 18th, 2008
Altrusa The Altrusa Club of Clovis met Oct. 13 at Muffley’s Back Door. Hostesses for the evening were Jackie Lara and Leslie McCloud. After a meal, business matter...


Legend of buffalo hunter Causey lives on
October 18th, 2008
By Ruth Burns Special to the CNJ No story of the High Plains would be complete without mentioning T.L. “George” Causey, for whom Causey, New Mexico was named. Causey was a...


Monster mash
October 18th, 2008


District 2 Curry County commission candidate profiles
October 18th, 2008
Editors Note: The Clovis News Journal asked the Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general...


Sept. 2008 Obituaries
October 18th, 2008
Editor’s note: The following people with area connections died in September, according to obituaries submitted to the paper: • Akil, David, 37, of Hawaii and formerly...


Oct. 19 Police Blotter
October 18th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Oct. 7 an officer responded to a business in the 100 block of Sasser Street for...


Oct. 19 Court Dispositions
October 18th, 2008
The following felony criminal cases were recently closed through the 9th Judicial District Court. To view individual cases, visit http://www.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/app and search by case nu...


Some retailers feel sheltered from economic slowdown
October 18th, 2008
Randy Dayhoff, who owns Randy’s Shoes on Main Street, said the community’s diverse economic base and population growth from the Cannon Air Force Base expansion is shielding the local ec...


Bonds beneficial to communities
October 18th, 2008
As presidents of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to share why the passage of General Obligation Bonds C and D in the Nov. 4 General Election should make sense to...


Supporters weigh in on county race
October 18th, 2008
Barnes can avoid conflict of interests There are differences between the candidates running for Curry County Commission in District 5 that need to be pointed out. Caleb Chandle...


Positive growth can be credited toward Ortega
October 18th, 2008
In many ways we were disappointed to learn  Orlando Ortega will not seek re-election as  Portales’ mayor when his term expires in 2010. At the same time, Ortega’s passi...


Oct. 19, 2008
October 18th, 2008
BEVERLY HILLS--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Acorn workers fraudulently registered Mickey Mouse as a Democratic voter last week in Florida. It’s just crazy. Ther...


Hounds face No. 17 Tarleton State
October 18th, 2008
On paper, it gets a little easier this week for the Eastern New Mexico University football team this week — but not much. After facing the No. 3 and No. 4 teams in NCAA Division II in...


ENMU soccer squads fall
October 18th, 2008


Rams, Lady Rams split with S.F. Prep
October 18th, 2008
The Portales Lady Ram soccer team kept alive its hope to earn a berth in the New Mexico state soccer tournament and evened its district record to 3-3 Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 win against Santa...


October 18, 2008
October 18th, 2008


Tucumcari falls to Estancia
October 17th, 2008
The Tucumcari Rattlers fell 20-6 to the Estancia Bears on Friday night at the Snake Pit. Turnovers late in the second half contributed to the Rattlers (3-4) loss. After intercepting a...


Prep Football Summary
October 17th, 2008
Prep summariesFriday Fort Sumner 59, Carrizozo 0 Carrizozo    0    0    0    0    &md...


Clovis takes Artesia 34-24
October 17th, 2008


Rams keep winning, beat Roswell High 33-24
October 17th, 2008
ROSWELL — Bring on the District 4-3A schedule. Portales passed its final tuneup before district play Friday night, getting 286 yards rushing and four touchdowns from junior Jesus Daval...


Buffaloes ground Eagles 82-22
October 17th, 2008


Prep football scores
October 17th, 2008
Area Clovis 34, Artesia 24 Portales 33, Roswell 24Texico 28, Santa Rosa 14Fort Sumner 59, Carrizozo 0Melrose 82, Clovis Christian 22 Floyd 60, Logan 14...


Former Clovis resident arrested in Texas
October 17th, 2008
A 43-year-old former Clovis resident was arrested Friday in Rockdale, Texas, on four counts of child solicitation. Frank Sanchez’ arrest stems from an Internet investigation cond...


Gettin' Thrifty
October 17th, 2008


Some people better suited for land
October 17th, 2008
Ranch kids in the Southwest don’t see much water. We learn to swim in stock tanks and arroyos that hold some water (always muddy) after a rain. One time our family decided to go to Haw...


Oct. 17, 2008
October 17th, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer hosted the debate Wednesday between Barack Obama and John McCain. They spent 90 minutes than...


Rams not looking over Coyotes
October 17th, 2008


Thursday Volleyball Box Scores, Prep and College
October 17th, 2008
Prep summariesNon district Texico 3, Tatum 0 Tatum    22    18    10Texico    25  &n...


Clovis Christian sweeps Logan
October 17th, 2008
Clovis Christian is closing in on a District 4-1A volleyball title. The Lady Eagles avenged a four-game loss at Logan earlier this season by dispatching the Lady Longhorns 25-13, 25-19, 28-2...


New Mexico High School Football Coaches Poll — Oct. 17
October 17th, 2008
Prep pollsNew Mexico High SchoolCoaches Association Class 5ASchool (1st-pl. votes)    Pts    Pvs1. Las Cruces High (13)&n...


Prep Football Capsules
October 17th, 2008
Fort Sumner 59, Carrizozo 0Records: Fort Sumner 7-1, Carrizozo 2-6Difference: Fort Sumner limited Carrizozo to 75 yards while improving to 2-0 in district....


Cats take team honors in Hobbs Invitational
October 17th, 2008
HOBBS — Senior Izzy Miranda led a strong Clovis High boys performance and the Wildcats claimed the team title Thursday in the Hobbs Invitational cross country meet. Miranda led a field...


Zias swept by Southwestern
October 17th, 2008
WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Kacie Sandburg had 12 kills Thursday night as Southwestern Oklahoma swept past Eastern New Mexico University 25-17, 25-14, 25-21 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball matc...


October 17, 2008
October 17th, 2008


Portales sweeps past Dexter
October 16th, 2008
The Portales Lady Rams (8-8, 3-0 District 4-3A) are halfway to their goal of an unbeaten district season, after Thursday night’s three-game sweep of the Dexter Lady Demons 25-11, 26-24 and 25...


In Tribute: Banker known for public service
October 16th, 2008
Ken Huey was a friend worth having, but even better to have when it came to public service. The former president and CEO of First Bank in Clovis died Monday of progressive supranuclear palsy...


City official: Investments haven't been affected adversely
October 16th, 2008
In unsteady economic times, it was a natural question from Commissioner Robert Sandoval. As city of Clovis chief budget officer Don Clifton presented his financial report of the city’s...


Oct. 17 Religion Calendar
October 16th, 2008
Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Fall festival — 2 p.m.-4 p.m.,...


Oct. 17 Religion Digest
October 16th, 2008
Church hosting alternative celebration Immanuel Lutheran Church is hosting an alternative to traditional trick or treating on Oct. 31. Called Release from Darkness, the event i...


Peanut Valley Festival set for weekend
October 16th, 2008
The 35th annual Peanut Valley Festival will be held this weekend at the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Event organizers hope the good weather forecast for the weeken...


Gracefully bowing out
October 16th, 2008


Encounters all part of God’s plan
October 16th, 2008
My friend told me her story of the new friend she met on the plane. I thought of this verse: “For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.&rdquo...


a view from under the pew: pastor beetle s sermonic poem
October 16th, 2008
Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except da...


God writes his love in one word
October 16th, 2008
I love words. Perhaps I’ve not fallen into epeolatry yet, but it’s always fun and interesting to meet a new word. (Like “epeolatry,” which is “the worship of words.&rd...


Some people better suited for land
October 16th, 2008
Ranch kids in the Southwest don’t see much water. We learn to swim in stock tanks and arroyos that hold some water (always muddy) after a rain. One time our family decided to go to Haw...


Congress oversees too many issues
October 16th, 2008
I wrote a column for the Chicago Tribune in 1992 that is even more pertinent now, with the recent publication of George Mason University economist professor Bryan Caplan’s book, “The My...


New president faces N. Korea unsteadiness
October 16th, 2008
You might say the new quasi agreement with North Korea amounts to kicking the can down the road, and you might be right. But kicking the can down the road to be handled by the next administration i...


Dinner, dance to benefit young cancer patient
October 16th, 2008
A dinner and dance is being held Saturday night at the American Legion Post 25 to benefit a 6-year-old Clovis girl suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma. Anastacia Bustamante is at a Lubbock hosp...


First person: Prepping pumpkins
October 16th, 2008


Reporter's notebook: Community help sought for fire victims
October 16th, 2008
A bank account has been established to assist a Clovis family who lost their home and many of their possessions in a fire Saturday. The fire, started by a child playing with matches in a bed...


Oct. 17 Police Blotter
October 16th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Oct. 5 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of State Street for...


Oct. 17 Public Record
October 16th, 2008
The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 9 through Wednesday: • Fred Lee Roberts, 42, to Darla Jean Tilley, 40, both of Clovis • Jesus A. M...


Oct. 16, 2008
October 16th, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The San Fernando Valley was swept up by brushfires north of Los Angeles Monday which ignited in the canyons and burned sub...


Bond proposals would pump $18 million into communities
October 15th, 2008
Bond proposals in the Nov. 4 general election would provide almost $18 million for Roosevelt and Curry County schools,  healthcare facilities and senior citizen centers. Bond C provides...


Increase in voter registration attributed to young voters
October 15th, 2008
About 2,100 residents are registered to vote for the first time in Curry County in the Nov. 4 election, according to election officials. Curry County Election Manager Coni Jo Lyman said youn...


Arrest, charges pending for men in child solicitation cases
October 15th, 2008
An Albuquerque man is in jail and a Texas man is facing child solicitation charges in connection with Internet investigations conducted by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Brian Mich...


Report attests to need for less government
October 15th, 2008
Revelations out of the Alaska legislative  investigation into what has come to be  called “Troopergate” will likely not be enough to create serious talk of Gov. Sarah Palin wi...


Clovis woman arrested for robbery
October 15th, 2008
A 35-year-old Clovis woman is in jail after police said she stole beer and cigarettes from a convenience store Tuesday night using a pellet gun. Cindy Mendoza was taken into custody a few hou...


Oct. 15, 2008
October 15th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The San Fernando Valley was hit by wildfires Monday, forcing evacuations in Chatsworth. It halted production at the city&rsquo...


October 16, 2008
October 15th, 2008


October 15, 2008
October 15th, 2008


Lady Wolverines sweep Tucumcari (Box score only)
October 14th, 2008
District 6-2A Texico 3, Tucumari 0Texico    25    25    25Tucumcari    17    15  &n...


Lady Wildcats figure out Hobbs' serves; win in four games
October 14th, 2008
HOBBS — The Hobbs Lady Eagles threw a little serving wrinkle at Clovis High on Tuesday night. It took the Lady Wildcats a game or so to figure it out, but once they did they went on to...


Chavez: Lady Rams improving
October 14th, 2008
Currently in the middle of the District 4-3A schedule, Portales volleyball coach Ruth Chavez thinks this team is a lot like her squad last year at the same point in the season. That’s...


Economy top issue in local discussion with U.S. Rep. Wilson
October 14th, 2008
The shaky U.S. economy dominated the discussion at the Elks Lodge Tuesday morning, where U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson spoke as a representative for Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign.


Mondragon recognized for economic development
October 14th, 2008
The New Mexico Industrial Development Executives have awarded Clovis’ Raymond Mondragon the 2008 Dallan Sanders Award for excellence in economic development. The award, given in honor...


Meetings watch: Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board
October 14th, 2008
This is a report on the city of Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board’s monthly meeting held Tuesday: • The Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board approved a recommendation to the...


Precautions advised when using heatings units
October 14th, 2008
Lingering cold weather in Curry and Roosevelt counties has prompted residents to turn up the heat. Temperatures have taken a steady dive due to the combination of recent rainfall and overcas...


Sexual assault awareness program takes theatrical approach
October 14th, 2008
Cannon Air Force Base is taking a theatrical approach to educating airman about preventing sexual assaults. In a play called “Sex Signals,” actors Kyle Terry and Amber Kelly of C...


Candidates going postal on voters
October 14th, 2008
The mailbox is flooded. Either I’m not paying my bills, or it’s election season. Don’t worry, Columbia House. I am paying my bills — after I discuss the biannual junk...


Working class will foot bill in tax cut plan
October 14th, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama proposes a welfare  plan that will transfer billions of dollars  from those who earned it and to others who didn’t. He doesn’t call his plan “we...


Oct. 14, 2008
October 14th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live in two weeks with Tina Fey. Don’t miss the opening segment. Sarah...


October 14, 2008
October 14th, 2008


Hounds encouraged
October 13th, 2008


ENMU basketball teams set to begin practice
October 13th, 2008
PORTALES — Based on the Lone Star Conference South Division polls, not much is expected of Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams this season — both were picked for last...


Zias shut out Southwestern
October 13th, 2008
WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Sophomore forward Alicia Cunningham scored in the 23rd minute, and Eastern New Mexico University’s women made it stand up for a 1-0 Lone Star Conference soccer vict...


Local political events set for Tuesday
October 13th, 2008
U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., will host a townhall with undecided voters today from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 218 North Sycamore Street. New Mexico for Barack Obama is host...


Childhood games instill good values
October 13th, 2008
Once an innocent way of deciding who went first or who got the last piece of candy, the game “rock, paper, scissors” is now organized into a televised U.S. championship. Surfing...


Military confronts linguistic needs
October 13th, 2008
Army Sgt. Amy O’Keefe, a signal intelligence specialist, was frustrated while in Iraq in 2003 trying to tell local women they needed to be searched for weapons before they could enter Army he...


Financial crisis’ effects must be suffered
October 13th, 2008
If anyone doubted that we live in an interconnected and globalized world, the swift  ness with which the financial crisis in the United States spread to the rest of the developed world should...


Rains delay farmers
October 13th, 2008


Portales claims sweep at Lovington
October 13th, 2008
A slow start was about the only problem Portales had Monday night. That was the only complaint coach Ruth Chavez had in an otherwise easy 25-22, 25-14, 25-18 sweep Monday night at Lovington....


Oct. 14, 2008 Business Digest
October 13th, 2008
Portales residents ranked second in nutritional supplement sales nationwide. Two Portales distributors were ranked second in sales in August for nutritional supplement company Reliv I...


Planning while saving
October 13th, 2008
As I contemplate writing the article for this month, several thoughts raced through my mind: the turmoil on Wall Street and its impact on Main Street USA, uncertainty for the future, the housing si...


Police chief sworn in
October 13th, 2008


Candidate watch: Ben Ray Lujan
October 13th, 2008
Who: Ben Ray Lujan Seeking: New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District seat. Seat is held by: Tom Udall, who is leaving the seat to run for the U.S. Senate.


Clovis firefighters extinguish structure fires
October 13th, 2008
Firefighters extinguished two structure fires over the weekend, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. Friday night just before midnight, firefighters responded to an unoccupied resid...


Oct. 14, 2008 Police Blotter
October 13th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Oct. 4 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Sunrise...


Baskett scores second TD in Eagles' win
October 13th, 2008
Clovis' Hank Baskett caught four passes for 36 yards and his second touchdown of the season Sunday to help Philadelphia beat San Francisco 40-26. Baskett hauled in 2-yard Donovan McNabb pass...


Oct. 13, 2008
October 13th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Wall Street staged a major rally after a disastrous opening Friday. The market responded to leadership. The rally began when B...


October 13, 2008
October 13th, 2008


Oct. 12, 2008
October 12th, 2008
BEVERLY HILLS--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The White House took North Korea off the terrorism watch list Friday. They are relatively harmless. This year’s prem...


Buffs avoid upset
October 12th, 2008


Pioneers turn back Zias
October 12th, 2008
PORTALES — Sharon Schaffner had 10 kills and two block assists and Katelyn Osborne added six kills and three total blocks Saturday as Texas Woman’s kept Eastern New Mexico University wi...


ENMU teams take second
October 12th, 2008
ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams ended a layoff from competition of just over three weeks Saturday with second-place team finishes in the UT-Permian B...


CHS boys 2nd, girls 3rd at NMMI
October 12th, 2008
ROSWELL — Senior Izzy Miranda was the individual champion as Clovis High’s boys finished second in the New Mexico Military Invitational cross country meet on Saturday. Miranda&rs...


Subject draws curiosity
October 12th, 2008
I ’m not sure why I am  nervous about this  upcoming interview. Talking one on one is one of the things I enjoy most about being a journalist. It’s like being allowed into som...


Cat Tracks — Another trip to Albuquerque, another win
October 12th, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE — During fiesta weekend, balloons weren’t the only things flying in Albuquerque. Milne Stadium spectators saw plenty of yellow flags fly Friday night. Clovis’ 2...


Scents can make one recall memories
October 12th, 2008
I think kids use their noses  more than adults. Seems like the smells you remember from childhood remain with you all your life. Most adults use their noses either to hang glasses on or stick...


Never an excuse for abuse
October 12th, 2008
It’s one of the oldest illnesses in our history as human beings. No, let’s be honest; it’s not an illness. It’s a symptom of, and a result of, evil. Domestic abuse ca...


Reserve routs Dora
October 12th, 2008


Oct. 12, 2008 Weddings
October 12th, 2008
Jump-Sparks Kelly Jump of Portales and Cody Sparks of Fort Sumner were joined in marriage Sept. 12, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Portales. The Rev. David McFadden perfo...


Oct. 12, 2008 Sunday Calendar
October 12th, 2008
Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, se...


Oct. 12, 2008 School Menus
October 12th, 2008
Clovis Elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Otis muffin, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Breaded beef patty, mashed potatoes a...


Oct. 12, 2008 Senior Calendar
October 12th, 2008
La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 -5 p.m. Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:&nb...


Residents wary of price drop
October 12th, 2008


Candidate Lujan talks war, economics
October 12th, 2008
Linda Uttaro said Saturday the country’s economic crisis has affected her daughter’s education. Uttaro, a 65-year-old retired school administrator, expressed her frustration to 3...


Official: AC-130 faces adjustments at Cannon
October 12th, 2008
The operations officer for an AC-130 gunship squadron said last week the unit will have to adjust its training profile to operate at Cannon Air Force Base due to the base’s elevation, tempera...


Oct. 12, 2008 Police Blotter
October 12th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Oct. 2 an officer was called to a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street f...


Curry County Commission candidate profiles
October 12th, 2008
Editors Note: The Clovis News Journal asked the Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The general...


October 12, 2008
October 12th, 2008


Oct. 12, 2008 Letters to the Editor
October 11th, 2008
Bonds to benefit higher education We’re urging voters support Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University in the Nov. 4 general election. General Obligation Bond...


Voters have more than two Nov. 4 choices
October 11th, 2008
The Republicans want to give tax credits to individuals and families who choose to purchase health-care coverage. The Democrats want to force most business owners to provide health-care cove...


Eastern New Mexico State Fair junior livestock results
October 11th, 2008
Eastern New Mexico State Fair 2008 Junior Livestock Results Poland Chinas, Spotted Polands & Berkshire Class 1 1. Landry Widner, Curry


10-11 Prep football capsules
October 11th, 2008
Fort Sumner 29, Jal 0Records: Fort Sumner 6-1 (1-0 District 2-1A), Jal 2-5 (1-1).Impact: The Foxes assume the early lead in district play.Difference: Fort Sum...


Web site problems
October 11th, 2008
      Freedom New Mexico Web sites were down much of Friday night and Saturday. Technicians continued to work on problems Saturday.We apologize...


Rams turn it on in second half
October 11th, 2008


Hounds gear up for No. 4 WT
October 11th, 2008
Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about what his squad faces tonight. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team, currently on a four-game losing streak, has the unenviable task of taki...


Bronchos post win over Zias with late goal
October 11th, 2008
EDMOND, Okla. — Sophomore Ashton Morris scored in traffic with less than 9 1/2 minutes left Friday, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star...


October 11, 2008
October 11th, 2008


Cats beat Cibola 21-14
October 10th, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE — Stefan Mills rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns as Clovis beat Cibola 21-14 on Friday in a non-district game at Milne Stadium. Mills' 1-yard run midway through the th...


Inmate charged in drug smuggling attempt
October 10th, 2008
A Curry County inmate was charged Friday with conspiring to smuggle drugs into the jail, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Sergio James, 31, orchestrated the delivery of the drugs for...


Homicide suspect indicted on murder charges
October 10th, 2008
Homicide suspect Anthony Ray Casillas was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder Friday in connection with the Sept. 25 shooting deaths of a Melrose man and a Lubbock woman, according to Dis...


Escapee attempting to negotiate surrender
October 10th, 2008
Jail escapee Michael England is trying to negotiate a surrender, but meanwhile, he may be hiding in the Clovis area disguised as a woman, according to law enforcement officials. District Att...


Prep football scores
October 10th, 2008
Area Clovis 21, Cibola 14 Portales 35, St. Michael's 0Texico at Capitan, 7 p.m.Fort Sumner 29, Jal 0Mountainair at Melrose, 7 p.m.Farwell at Springlake-...


Oct. 10, 2008
October 10th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The Cotton Bowl hosts the annual game between Oklahoma and Texas Saturday. The oil crowd is on their best behavior. They know...


Rams ready for St. Mike's
October 10th, 2008
Following an open date, the Portales Rams are ready to begin the second half of their 2008 football season. Portales (3-2) has a pair of tuneup games before moving on to District 4-3A action...


Goddard sweeps Lady Wildcats
October 10th, 2008


New Mexico High School Football Coaches Poll — Oct. 9
October 10th, 2008
Class 5ATeam (1st-pl. votes)    Pts    Pvs1. Las Cruces High (15)    177    22. Eldorado (3)    1...


New Mexico High School Volleyball Coaches Poll — Oct. 9
October 10th, 2008
Class 5ATeam (1st-pl. votes)    Pts    Pvs1. Rio Rancho (10)    123    12. La Cueva    97 &n...


October 10, 2008
October 10th, 2008


Portales resident objects to politically altered Zia
October 9th, 2008
At least one Portales resident objects to the Roosevelt County field office of the Democratic party displaying an altered New Mexico Zia symbol used to promote Barack Obama. A sign on the fr...


USDA error cuts grazing time for local ranchers
October 9th, 2008
A state lawmaker is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for additional grazing time for roughly 100 Roosevelt County ranchers involved in a federal program. U.S. Rep.Tom Udall, D-N.M.,...


Oct. 10, 2008 Religion Digest
October 9th, 2008
Churches hosting joint fundraiser Three local churches are joining together to host a Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clovis High School. Tr...


Oct. 10, 2008 Religion Calendar
October 9th, 2008
Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 to 10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s no...


We all proclaim personal message
October 9th, 2008
We are nearing the end of the political season. The television news is full of debate news, poll data, interviews with candidates and red and blue state maps. The national election consumes much of...


a view from under the pew: freddy faces discouragement
October 9th, 2008
Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hy...


Harder fall comes for those with bigger egos
October 9th, 2008
In last week’s column, I wrote to extol the virtues of physical labor, reasoning that our minds work a lot better if our bodies do some hard work also from time to time. I closed with the Apo...


Politicians aren’t miracle makers
October 9th, 2008
Any time I run across some piece of writing that contains the assertions that the world, especially the United States, has been in the grips of market fundamentalism or the doctrine of laissez-fair...


Men can’t seem to pick and choose
October 9th, 2008
My father-in-law and my husband bought 100 head of cows one year. It was a partnership deal, but when we unloaded them at the ranch they decided to split them 50-50 and each partner put his own bra...


U.S. shouldn’t take free speech for granted
October 9th, 2008
For some reason, this election season  seems to be more emotionally charged  than is normal (as if anything is normal in presidential elections). Maybe it’s that neither majo...


State police report: Escapees had access to cell phone
October 9th, 2008
Inmates made calls on a cell phone stolen from a nurse about a week before the August escape of eight inmates from the Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to a report by state police.


Lujan hosting town halls
October 9th, 2008
Ben Ray Lujan, Democratic nominee for Congress in New Mexico’s 3rd District, is holding town halls on Saturday in Tucumcari and Portales. Both town halls are open to the public. Tuc...


Clovis man claims lottery prize
October 9th, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE — A Clovis man won the top prize in the New Mexico Lottery’s “$250,000 Money Maker” game. Travis Odell purchased the winning ticket Saturday at Llano Esta...


Oct. 10, 2008 Public Record
October 9th, 2008
The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 2 through Wednesday: • Rodney Eugene Edwards, 37, to Naquelia Tashea Culver, 24, both of Lubbock


Oct. 10, 2008 Police Blotter
October 9th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 a.m. Sept. 29 an officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Seventh and Connell...


Former Taco Bell employee charged with credit card fraud
October 9th, 2008
A 17-year-old former Taco Bell employee was arrested Wednesday in Clovis, charged with 27 counts of credit card fraud for using customers’ credit card numbers and pocketing the cash. A...


Oct. 9, 2008
October 9th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • John McCain and Barack Obama had their second presidential debate in Nashville Tuesday at Belmont University. It was very tens...


Defensive play key for Texico
October 9th, 2008


ENMU stuns Buffs
October 9th, 2008


October 9, 2008
October 9th, 2008


Supreme Court cases shouldn’t be overlooked
October 8th, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court’s docket this year so far does not contain the kind of blockbusters on core constitutional issues — such as the meaning of firearms rights or habeas corpus rights...


Commission discusses proposed wind turbine ordinance
October 8th, 2008
The Planning and Zoning Commission discussed Wednesday a proposed ordinance regulating the installation of wind turbines in the city. Commission Chairman Tom Martin said the need for an ordi...


Education feature: Group advocates limiting class sizes
October 8th, 2008
A Santa Fe-based think tank says building smaller schools would help lower New Mexico's dropout rate and raise academic achievement. Think New Mexico plans to push legislation during the 200...


Oct. 9, 2008 Police Blotter
October 8th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight Sept. 28 an officer responded to a business in the 700 block of Prince Street...


ACI president advises local business owners
October 8th, 2008
Association of Commerce and Industry President Beverlee McClure said Wednesday New Mexico business owners should pay attention to the election. With more than 100 seats up for election in th...


Oct. 9, 2008 Education Digest
October 8th, 2008
Schools closed for fall break The Clovis Municipal Schools system’s fall break begins Friday and ends Monday, according to school officials. Classes will not be held either day....


Oct. 8, 2008
October 8th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • President Bush went on television to calm Wall Street Monday, prompting the Dow Jones to plummet. The more he talks the worse...


October 8, 2008
October 8th, 2008


Cowgirls notch 3-game sweep against ENMU
October 7th, 2008
PORTALES — Senior outside hitter Ashley Murray had 13 kills Tuesday night to help New Mexico Highlands beat Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 25-23, 25-17 in non-conference volleyball at G...


Lady Rams deal with Dexter
October 7th, 2008


Clovis area Junior High update
October 7th, 2008
Football The Clovis White freshmen lost to Roswell High 32-22 on Thursday. Boone Wheeler scored the Wildcats’ first TD and Trey Orozco added the other two, with


Community leaders gather to discuss local issues
October 7th, 2008
Curry County hosted a quarterly city/county luncheon Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Among items discussed: • Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Timothy Leahy said...


Commit to be reasonable Nov. 4
October 7th, 2008
Monday morning was pretty much the routine. A bowl of cereal more suited for my future children, a quick viewing of TV news and a visit to the Internet for my e-mail and social networking site chec...


Subsidizing businesses a risky path
October 7th, 2008
While the nation’s attention was focused last week on the financial crisis, the $700 billion granted to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and the Dow Jones industrial average, Congress quietl...


Former police chief to assist district attorney's office
October 7th, 2008
Retired Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair has joined the district attorney’s office as a senior investigator. “Dan Blair’s experience will greatly assist the 9th Judicial Distr...


'Meet and Greet' scheduled for new police chief
October 7th, 2008
The city of Clovis is hosting a “Meet and Greet” Tuesday for community members to meet the new chief of police. Police Chief Steve Sanders, who will assume his duties Monday, wil...


CONTEST WINNERS:
October 7th, 2008


Oct. 7, 2008
October 7th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • John McCain and Barack Obama hold a town-hall debate tonight in Nashville. They have made their way 100 miles north of their l...


October 7, 2008
October 7th, 2008


Quick burst dooms Hounds
October 6th, 2008
PORTALES — Texas A&M-International scored twice in less than a minute in the second half Sunday, rallying for a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men at the ENMU socc...


Zia forward extends goal record
October 6th, 2008
PORTALES — Junior forward Samantha Lawrence continued to add to her school single-season goals record, knocking in her 13th of the season Sunday to lift the Eastern New Mexico University wome...


Police investigate forged doctors' notes
October 6th, 2008
A Clovis woman is being investigated for forging doctors’ notes to explain her child’s absences from school. Clovis Municipal Schools officials contacted police about a wee...


Cannon to conduct prescribed burns
October 6th, 2008
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Cannon Air Force Base fire department will be conducting prescribed burns from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday on the northeast sector of the Melrose Air...


Business Digest
October 6th, 2008
New Mexico Congressmen hailed as guardians of small business The National Federation of Independent Business named the state’s Republican congressional delegation Guardian...


Voters line up as registration deadline nears
October 6th, 2008
Curry County Director of Elections Connie Jo Lyman said the last minute rush to register, “Is wilder than I have ever seen it in 23 years.” Lyman said Monday there is littl...


Homesteaders were a sturdy bunch
October 6th, 2008
It amazes me what folks who homesteaded this part of the country were willing to endure just to get title to 160 acres of sand and rattlesnakes. For a long time now I’ve intended...


Editorial: Bailout enables risky behavior
October 6th, 2008
It seems ironic that both houses of Congress approved spending more than $700 billion to bail out financial companies in October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. D...


Police Blotter
October 6th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 p.m. Sept. 26 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Torreon...


Ag Sense: Strip tillage may be alternative to no-till
October 6th, 2008
Sustainability of agriculture in the southern High Plains depends on improved agronomic practices that protect our limited soil and water resources, and reduce the cost of production. Unreliable pr...


Business licenses
October 6th, 2008
The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in September: • 4 O’ClocksType: General merchandiseOwner: Carol HendersonLocation: 24...


Oct. 6, 2008
October 6th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? •  The U.S. launched missile raids on al-Qaeda hideouts in Pakistan on Friday. It’s part of a well thought out plan....


October 6, 2008
October 6th, 2008


Oct. 5, 2008
October 5th, 2008
BEVERLY HILLS--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin and Joe Biden squared off in the vice presidential debate Thursday, televised from Washington University in St...


Angelo State notches win over Hounds
October 5th, 2008
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior tailback Daniel Thomas ran for 144 yards and Angelo State’s defense held Eastern New Mexico University to minus-19 yards rushing Saturday as the Rams beat the...


Zias notch win over Dustdevils, lose to Pioneers
October 5th, 2008
DENTON, Texas — Sophomore Veronica Valdez had 18 kills and nine digs Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Texas A&M-Intern...


Lady Wolverines rout Clayton
October 5th, 2008


High School Volleyball and Cross Country Box Scores
October 5th, 2008
Prep summarySaturdayDistrict 6-2A Texico 3, Clayton 0 Clayton    8    10    14Texico   ...


October 5, 2008
October 5th, 2008


Market destroyed by government
October 4th, 2008
Most likely, President George W. Bush was prevaricating, not confused, when he stated, looking straight at the audience listening to his speech about the financial disaster, “The market is no...


Palin establishes staying power in GOP politics
October 4th, 2008
Sarah Palin’s performance Thursday night  will probably not be enough to turn GOP  presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign around. He missed the opportunity for a...


Residents trek for trash
October 4th, 2008


ENMU sponsors hot air balloon
October 4th, 2008
Eastern New Mexico University wants fiesta-goers to see its message about tuition costs is powered by hot air, not full of it. “Avoid Soaring Tuition” was chosen as the slo...


Oct. 5, 2008 Police Blotter
October 4th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 p.m. Sept. 24 an officer was called to the 1000 block of South Prince Street f...


Oct. 4 Press release: McClendon captured
October 4th, 2008
Re: Capture of Larry McClendon Jr. – Escapee from the Curry County, New Mexico Detention Center.On October 4, 2008 at approximately 10:00 AM, Larry McClendon Jr. was captured by t...


Hounds still learning spread offense
October 4th, 2008
On the surface, Eastern New Mexico University’s switch from a run-dominated option game to a pass-oriented spread offense this season looks like it’s not going well. And it isn&r...


Bailout bill passes
October 4th, 2008
  WASHINGTON — They held their noses and voted “yes.” Now lawmakers in both parties — along with President Bush — are waiting to see whether t...


Lady Buff Invitational Volleyball Saturday Scores
October 4th, 2008
Lady Buff InvitationalSaturdayMelroseFirst RoundMelrose def. San Jon 25-18, 19-25, 25-11, 25-9Clovis Christian def. Tucumcari 23-25, 25-27, 25-9, 2...


October 4, 2008
October 4th, 2008


House edges Elida 39-32
October 3rd, 2008
HOUSE — Autumn Friday nights haven’t been that big of a deal in towns such as Grady and Elida in the past. At least, anyway, not as much as communities which have football ingrained in...


Clovis beats Goddard 35-14
October 3rd, 2008
ROSWELL — Clovis outscored Goddard 14-0 in the third quarter to regain control of the game, and went on to beat the Rockets 35-14 in Friday's game at the Wool Bowl. The Wildcats scored...


Prep football scores
October 3rd, 2008
Local Clovis 35, Roswell Goddard 14 Melrose 82, Dora 14Texico 24, Gruver, Texas, 0Fort Sumner 57, Loving 12Clovis Christian at Mountainair, 7 p.m.Clayto...


Homicide suspect surrenders
October 3rd, 2008


Oct. 5, 2008 School Menus
October 3rd, 2008
Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Otis muffins, cereal or toast, juice and milk Lunch — Chicken chunks, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, orange slice, who...


Oct. 5, 2008 Weddings
October 3rd, 2008
Mendoza-Garcia Heather Mendoza and Roman Garcia of Clovis were joined in marriage Sept. 9 at the of home of Teresa and Robert Montoya. The rev. Jan Garrett performed the ceremo...


Homicide suspect Anthony Ray Casillas surrenders
October 3rd, 2008
Homicide suspect Anthony Ray Casillas surrendered to Roswell police about 2:30 p.m. today, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Casillas, 21, is wanted in connection with the Se...


Halloween a chance to enjoy childhood, not practice immaturity
October 3rd, 2008
Yearly the debate comes around, well under way by this time. What is good, what is bad, what is acceptable, what is not, in terms of celebrations of Halloween, aka. All Hallow’s Eve &m...


Oct. 5, 2008 Library Books
October 3rd, 2008
The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Legendary Route 66: A Journey Through Time Along America’s Mother Road by Michael Witzel highlights...


Oct. 5, 2008 Birthdays
October 3rd, 2008
Cole Christine Cole of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the community center, 1504 Red Cloud Place. The celebration will be hosted by fa...


Oct. 5, 2008 Honors
October 3rd, 2008
RuizJose Carlos Ruiz, of Melrose, received his bachelor of applied arts and science degree in business occupations during Tarleton State University’s summer commencement ceremoni...


Oct. 5, 2008 Community Calendar
October 3rd, 2008
Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, se...


Oct. 5, 2008 Club Notes
October 3rd, 2008
Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently held their general membership meeting at PRMC. The meeting called to order by president Ruby...


Oct. 5, 2008 Engagements
October 3rd, 2008
Villareal George and Nickie Villareal of Bovina announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Angela Villareal of Bovina, to Devin Wade Carpenter of Muleshoe. He...


Wise investors shouldn't need help
October 3rd, 2008
I used to spend money recklessly. Working on what used to be the golden days on Wall Street, didn’t help and this went on for a few years. Being an investment banking analyst had lots of perk...


Story needs finishing; help sought
October 3rd, 2008
At Duffy Sasser’s 90th birthday party an inevitable question was asked: “What is it that you, Duffy Sasser, wish to finish — what would you still like to achieve?” He...


Oct. 5, 2008 Anniversaries
October 3rd, 2008
Carter Alva and Mary Helen Carter of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4, 2008. The couple was married on Oct. 4, 1958, in Portales. He is a ret...


Rattlers need OT to get past Eunice
October 3rd, 2008
The Tucumcari Rattlers beat the Eunice Cardinals in a come-from-behind, overtime victory 40-37. "This was a good one. I thought the boys came up and showed a lot of heart," said Rattlers hea...


Oct. 3, 2008
October 3rd, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • President Bush urged the Senate to pass the bailout bill Wednesday. It ballooned from three pages to100 pages to 500 pages. To...


Farmers, cowboys look for the bright side of life
October 3rd, 2008
There’s a famous cartoon. A cowboy’s horse is bucking across a rock pile interspersed with cactus. He’s lost his bridle reins – and his stirrups. He’s hanging upside d...


10-3 Prep Capsules
October 3rd, 2008
Texico 24, Gruber (Texas) 0Records: Texico 5-0, Gruber 1-3.Impact: The Wolverines dominated after waiting out a one-hour delay at the start due to lightning.D...


October 3, 2008
October 3rd, 2008


a view from under the pew: toilet paper cat calamity
October 2nd, 2008
Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens...


Oct. 3, 2008 Religion Digest
October 2nd, 2008
Church hosting womens market The First United Methodist Church will host the United Methodist Womens Market from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will serve as a fundraiser...


Physical work can be great medicine
October 2nd, 2008
Physical work can be really good medicine. I’m convinced that “health surveys” need to add a few questions to the traditional ones about cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate, e...


Samaritan opportunities all around us
October 2nd, 2008
She has been gone now for many years. Our children were small and she lived not far from our home. She rarely enjoyed the pleasure of anyone’s company. When I stumbled upon her, it was at a t...


Roswell High netters take Clovis in four games
October 2nd, 2008
ROSWELL — Roswell High rallied from a first-game loss to hand Clovis High’s volleyball team a 15-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 setback Thursday night. Senior Lainey Flatow and junior A...


10-3 Prep Football Capsules
October 2nd, 2008
Texico at Gruver, TexasWhen: 6:30 p.m. todayRecords: Gruver 1-2, Texico 4-0.Last week: Gruver had an open date; Texico beat Hagerman 28-0.Last...


Mistrial declared on molestation charges
October 2nd, 2008
A mistrial has been declared in the case of a 48-year-old Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation. A Curry County jury announced Thursday they were deadlocked, according to District...


City commission changes priority rankings
October 2nd, 2008
The Clovis City Commission rearranged its wish list for the state Legislature, with a proposed wellness center and road repairs for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard getting bumped up. Commis...


Gavilon wants to expand grain operation
October 2nd, 2008
The new owner of a grain elevator located west of Clovis hopes to distribute corn residuals from ethanol production and increase the volume of grain handled at the site. Omaha, Neb.-based Ga...


Oct. 3, 2008 Police Blotter
October 2nd, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight Sept. 22 an officer responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Westchester...


Oct. 3, 2008 Religion Calendar
October 2nd, 2008
Saturday Men’s fellowship breakfast — 8:30 a.m., Legacy Life Family Church, 622 N. Main St. Information 769-2461. Food and clothing give away —...


In tribute: Mother, wife, twin did things her way
October 2nd, 2008
Charlene Seales never met a stranger. She preferred hugs over handshakes and believed everybody should be a twin. She was also remembered by family members as the biggest source of energy an...


Oct. 3, 2008 Public Record
October 2nd, 2008
The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 25 through Wednesday: • Jose Luis Alarcon Jr., 27, to Elizabet Gallegos Lozano, 26, both of Clovis...


Wildcats look to spoil Rockets' perfect season
October 2nd, 2008
On the right end, there’s senior Dustin Williams. On his left side, there’s senior Morris Sharp. In his second year as a varsity member, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Sharp usually ha...


Proving identity grueling task
October 2nd, 2008
Identity theft is a terrible thing but simply misplacing your identity isn’t a lot of fun either. My wife recently lost her purse containing her credit cards, driver’s license, S...


Life’s pieces always come together
October 2nd, 2008
There’s a famous cartoon. A cowboy’s horse is bucking across a rock pile interspersed with cactus. He’s lost his bridle reins — and his stirrups. He’s hanging upside d...


Newman’s greatest act: Philanthropy
October 2nd, 2008
America, and the world, lost an  exemplary man last week. Paul  Newman, who died of cancer at 83, was one of the true legends of cinema. He leaves memorable performances in...


Oct. 2, 2008
October 2nd, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin will meet Senator Joe Biden Thursday at Washington University in St. Louis in the vice presidential debate. Americ...


October 2, 2008
October 2nd, 2008


NM Prep Volleyball Coaches Poll — Oct. 2
October 1st, 2008
Volleyball New Mexico High School Coaches Association poll Class 5A School (1st place votes) Pts Pvs 1. Rio Rancho (9) 100 1 2. Las Cruc...


NM Prep Football Coaches Poll — Oct. 2
October 1st, 2008
New Mexico High School Coaches Association pollClass 5ASchool (1st place votes) Pts Pvs1. Mayfield (9) 151 12. Las Cruces(6) 150 2...


Precautions should be taken crossing border
October 1st, 2008
Traditionally it’s been easier to cross into Mexico than the United States. Mexico has a light system that calls for vehicle inspections only if a light, which is said to be random, fl...


PBS to feature campaign in N.M.
October 1st, 2008
The PBS show ‘NOW’ will feature the presidential campaign in New Mexico at 8:30 p.m. Friday on KENW-TV. The show will examine how both political parties are working to attract fi...


United Way selling base housing items
October 1st, 2008
The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will sell items recovered from the demolition of Cannon Air Force Base housing this weekend. Volunteers will sell items such as cabinets, sinks and doors...


Oct. 1, 2008
October 1st, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was fined $25,000 Sunday for ripping a referee. It’s absolutely against NFL rules to cr...


Upcoming Rattler events
October 1st, 2008
Upcoming sports events for Quay County high school teams include:Tucumcari Cross CountryTucumcari Girls: ranked #42/all classes in state, Boys: ranked #72/all classe...


October 1, 2008
October 1st, 2008