Lady Cats turn back Roswell in four

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ROSWELL — After a year away from volleyball, Clovis senior Aimee Hilburn got her groove back on Thursday. In fact, it was as good as she’s ever had it in this sport and, as a result, the Lady Wildcats may have just rediscovered their go-to hitter. Clovis took a tight […]

Locals donating to hurricane relief

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Gene Guthals loads a dolly full of donated items for the Katrina’s Kids donation drive Thursday in the parking lot of the North Plains Mall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The residents of Eastern New Mexico are responding to pleas for help from the south, in the wake of demolished […]

Researchers talk peanuts on ag tour

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Ronald Henning of Nitragin, based in Oklahoma, gestures towards a peanut demonstration plot during Thursday’s peanut day sponsored by New Mexico State University. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — In the midst of concrete and asphalt in the city of Portales there is the essence of nature and eastern New […]

Gas prices still on rise

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Unleaded gas is pretty much $3 a gallon as people fill up their vehicles Thursday at the Town & Country at the corner of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Prince Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer In the wake of the recent level-4 hurricane that wrecked local offshore gasoline production and […]

Hershal Horton, Earl Lamb, Maurice Waters, D.H. Allen, Marshall Vinson

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Hershal Horton Date of birth: Jan. 15, 1926 Dates of Service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Pleasant Hill Lives in: Clovis Theater or […]

Judges should interpret laws, not moralize

Freedom Newspapers Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, delivering the third annual Madison Lecture at Chapman University’s law school Monday night, offered at least a partial explanation for why the upcoming confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts to join him on the high court are likely to be more heated than might seem justified by Judge […]

Small conveniences not always convenient

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Once in awhile, OK more like often, I get on a soap box and take note of things that really annoy me. Then I see a pattern emerging and presto … I A) Realize I have better things to do and move on or B) Ignore my conscience and write […]

Relaxing in pool worth some extra work

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist As the end of summer approaches, I’ve been thinking about how nice it was to have a swimming pool this year. Thanks to modern design, a number of us in Clovis have our own swimming pools. For somewhere between $100 and $200 you can get one of these plastic contraptions […]

Reporter’s notebook: Schools pledge record amount for United Way

The teachers and staff of the Clovis Municipal School system recently showed their commitment to the community by pledging a record $61,416 to United Way of Eastern New Mexico. It was a 22-percent increase from last year, according to school and United Way officials. United Way is a non-profit charitable organization which raises money to […]

9/2 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 24 through Aug. 31: • James Jackson Fuller, 62, to Patsy Marie Fuller, both of Antlers, Okla. • Cole Jack Bartlett, 27, to Jennifer Adell Stoval, 24, both of Clovis • Jonathan Dale Petty, 25, to Shea Lyn Ferguson, 28, both of San Angelo, […]