the attack of the birds

by amos boss there have been some strange air currents passing through the church pew underworld these days in alfred hitchcock-style the birds have landed and they re causing more ruckus than an octopus on a merry-go-round first came the parrots who repeat what others say – have you heard what so-and-so said – they […]

Jesus the light in a darkened world

By Judy Brandon The summer before my senior year in high school, my sister Susie and I traveled with Mother and Daddy to Kansas City for a church convention. Because we were near a community where Daddy once pastored, my parents decided to take the next week as vacation and attend a revival. They wanted […]

Chavez qualifies for U.S. Junior Amateur golf tournament

CNJ staff SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Clovis High junior-to-be Guillermo Chavez joined some of the more famous names in golf when he qualified Tuesday for the U.S. Junior Amateur championship. Chavez qualified for the national tournament July 21-26 in Chevy Chase, Md., by finishing second at a regional qualifier at Grayhawk Golf Course. Chavez shot a […]

Coleman, Margaret

Margaret Coleman Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margaret Fern Coleman, 63, of Farwell, a business owner, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Sundown, Texas, to Lewis and Hazel Matthews Lauhoff. She graduated from high school in Floyd in 1959. She married Jim Coleman on April 30, […]

Want to believe? Travel to Roswell

By Angela Peacock The Roswell UFO Festival is an out-of-this-world experience, according to event organizers. The festival celebrating the world-renown1947 incident is scheduled for July 3-6. There will be a variety of activities at the Roswell Civic Center, International UFO Museum and elsewhere in Roswell. Each day the UFO museum is planning special events including […]

Organizers say KENW teleauction hits goal

By Kevin Wilson Two weeks after the KENW Tele-auction, event organizers say the desired results were met — just like the 26 auctions before it. While exact figures are not yet calculated, tele-auction coordinator Sheryl Borden said the annual event brought in about $75,000 to 80,000 in net profits for the station. “I would say […]

State considers killing TB-infected cattle

By Jack King Officials are discussing with the owners of two Roosevelt County dairies the possibility of killing their cattle to eliminate all traces of bovine tuberculosis, State Veterinarian Dr. Steve England said Wednesday. The recent discovery of the disease led the United States Department of Agriculture to announce it will downgrade New Mexico from […]

Shocking statistics

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By Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County’s emergency management director worries people don’t take the threat of lightning serious enough. According to Ken De Los Santos, lightning is among the most dangerous weather phenomena in New Mexico — partly because people don’t know that storms can be dangerous long before rain begins to fall and therefore […]

State Police urge caution during summer travels

With the advent of summer in June, families and individuals will be packing their cars and hitting the road for vacation paradise. The New Mexico State Police asks drivers to drive safely and soberly during the summer travel season. Officers remind drivers and passengers that everyone in a motor vehicle is required by law to […]

‘Hulk’ not worth the trouble

By Stacy Allen I have a hard time coming up with anything good to say about “The Hulk.” When I first saw the previews I had my doubts and figured this movie probably would fail in the comparison of “Spider-Man.” After seeing the movie my doubts were confirmed and all I can say is I […]

First Christian Country Jamboree is this weekend

By Helena Rodriguez Eight area entertainment acts are slated to perform in Portales’ first Christian Country Jamboree on Friday and Saturday. The inaugural event is being held in conjunction with Roosevelt County Heritage Days and will run from 6:30 to about 9 p.m. nightly at City Park. Admission is free and the public is encouraged […]

Heritage Days offers two-days of versatile, live entertainment

By Helena Rodriguez Heritage Showcase is just the name of the stage for this weekend’s Heritage Days celebration in Portales, but it’s a fitting name, given the versatile lineup of acts . The slate of entertainment over the two-day 100th birthday celebration Friday and Saturday will include a Three or Four Old Grouches contest, a […]

Politics could do with a shot of religion

By Ned Cantwell New Mexico’s food tax, this column has harped, is not fair. It places more of a burden on the poor than it does on the rich, and that is bad policy. Since the state of New Mexico needs this revenue to exist, it is argued, the food tax cannot be eliminated. Sure […]

Wildcats lose late

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Amarllio rallied for six runs in its last two at-bats and beat the Clovis Wildcats 12-10 Tuesday in a 10-inning West Texas Baseball League contest. The teams teams agreed to play 10 innings regardless of the score. Jared Montoya collected three hits for the Wildcats while Richard Urban and Ryan Denton […]

Wildcats gain revenge in summer league final

By Eric Butler FARWELL — The last time Clovis played Portales in the Phenoms summer league, the Rams hung a 12-point loss on the Wildcats. So, besides a small first-place trophy, Clovis had a little something extra to play for Tuesday. The ’Cats survived a late Portales rally and held for a 46-43 win in […]

NBA star Wildcats backer

By Eric Butler The difference between winning and losing can sometimes come down to one key player. The chance to play, though, can sometimes hinge on a crucial benefactor — and the Clovis Wildcats 14 & under team has one in Ray Allen of the Seattle Supersonics. After winning the 17 & under AAU state […]

Weather hasn’t been friend to this year’s cotton crop

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Monti Vandiver, integrated pest management extension agent for Parmer and Bailey counties, holds a cotton plant damaged by the weather Tuesday in a field north of Farwell. By Gary Mitchell FARWELL — After a month of devastating winds, rain, hail and blowing sand, area cotton farmers are now hoping for just a little sunny weather. […]

Carport owners taking on City Hall

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Iola Battles stands in front of her carport on Tuesday that has been at the Battles’ home since 1997. The city wants homeowners like the battles’ to move their carports from their driveways. By Jack King Iola Battles doesn’t understand why the metal carport at her house is a problem and wants some answers from […]

City comes to grips on gangs

By Darrell Todd Maurina Many members of the Clovis Public Safety Committee knew the city had a gang problem. Few, however, knew that Clovis now has documented 438 gang members — nearly a fivefold increase over the 88 documented gang members in December 2001. According to Sgt. Chris Kinley of the Clovis Police Department’s gang […]

Dollar Tree store headed to Clovis

By Gary Mitchell The nation’s largest $1 discount variety store chain will make its debut in the Clovis area by the end of the summer, local officials say. Dollar Tree Stores Inc. is renovating the former Heilig-Meyers building on North Prince Street, said Clovis developer Bill Giese. “They’re remodeling that building right now,” he said. […]