Military health spending to be slowed

Tom Philpott: Military Update Congress will worsen a near crisis of runaway military health care costs if it enacts a Senate-backed provision to open the new TRICARE Reserve Select program to all drilling Reserve and National Guard members, the Defense Department’s top health official has warned. In testimony before a House subcommittee, Dr. William Winkenwerder […]

Thieves demean our neighborhoods

CNJ Readers Being a mother to a toddler and trying to keep the domestic front in order is like having two jobs. I am a bit overwhelmed at times. I don’t have the time to do extracurricular activities except for special occasions. On Sunday, my child and I finally had a chance To put up […]

Copyright laws to come of age through trials

CNJ Editorial The Association of American Publishers has filed a lawsuit against Google, the Internet search engine company, over Google’s plans to scan and digitize the texts of major university library collections. The publishers’ association contends the project will violate copyright protections. This case is significant because it could provide an insight into how intellectual […]

Lady Cats draw Onate

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Clovis freshman Tarrah Sweet sets up a teammate during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament championship match against Hobbs. Sweet had 33 assists in the match. By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The state volleyball tournament brackets released Sunday yielded few surprises but much anticipation. “I think (the seeding committee) did a very good job,” Clovis coach […]

Dramatic Mustangs headed to playoffs

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Bovina squeaked out another dramatic win Friday, beating rival Farwell 6-3 on Friday with a 40-yard field goal as time expired. Senior Michael Ortiz set up the game-winner with two big plays. On the final drive, Ortiz caught a 50-yard pass that put the Mustangs on the Farwell 30-yard […]

Zias fail to make tourney

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — In the end, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team couldn’t overcome a stunning scoring drought that lasted nearly 460 minutes. Needing a win or a tie in Sunday’s Lone Star Conference regular-season finale against Texas Woman’s to nail down the first conference-tourney berth in the three-year history of […]

10-30 week Senior Happenings

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. — Holiday crafts; 5 p.m. — Socials night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 9:30 a.m. — Commission for the Blind; 10 a.m. — Art class; 5 p.m. — Kitchen band; 7 p.m. — Jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. […]

10-30 week School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Wacky waffles, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Broomstick spookie spuds, magic wand pickle, goblin cookie and ghost milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana-nut muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, French fries, crisp lettuce w/ pickles, fresh apple, cold milk. Wednesday: Pancake sausage on a stick, […]

10-30 Club Notes, Engagments, and Births

Club Notes Delta Kappa Gamma Delta Kappa Gamma met Monday in the Ingram room of Clovis Carver Library. Cheryl Hinrichs, president, opened the meeting with the collect. Hostesses served refreshments as members Jodie Boyd, Peggy Ingram, Mary Lee Rogers and Linda Riley arrived. District Attorney Matt Chandler presented a very informative program on drug use […]

Abusers are weaklings, cowards who should be punished

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist This is the month of imagined horrors. Goblins, vampires, witches and ghosts occupy our yards, our TV screens, our neighborhoods and our school classrooms. Most of it is done in fun, and we like to scare ourselves. Ironically, October is also domestic violence month, which moves us from the realm of […]