ENMU softball team hoping to reload

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Freshman Alex Mayo-Otis practices bunting during ENMU softball practice on Friday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Kelsey Kubik didn’t know what to expect last spring when she came to Eastern New Mexico University to play softball, and she admits her teammates weren’t sure either. Suffice it […]

Tarleton rallies past Hounds

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Shawn Scanlan and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will try to keep their lead in the Lone Star Conference South Division when they host West Texas A&M at 7 p.m. Monday in Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior forward John Davis scored 32 points and […]

Letters to the Editor: Warden deserves credit for jail successes

I think it is time the public has another viewpoint involving Curry County Detention Center. I have attended a majority of the County Commission meetings the past three years and, therefore, have been able to tour the Detention Center four times, the latest being Jan. 5. The vast changes that have occurred since Warden Leslie […]

Security troop surge may provide not worth costs

Freedom Newspapers In his State of the Union message, President Bush, echoing previous comments from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, announced he will ask Congress for authority to increase the U.S. armed forces by 92,000 people over the next five years — 65,000 additional soldiers for the Army, bringing the total to 547,000, and 27,000 additional […]

Q&A: Education commission chair backs charter schools

Editor’s note: The following interview was conducted by the Clovis News Journal with Dennis Roch, chairman of New Mexico’s Public Education Commission. Roch’s district encompasses five counties in eastern New Mexico, including Curry and Roosevelt. Q: What is the commission doing while the Legislature is in session? A: Right now, we are advocating for the […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Resident to appear on paid programming

A CLOVIS RESIDENT will peddle the fertilizing device his grandfather created on television today. Robert Thorn, general manager of Inject-O-Meter Mfg. Co., and his “chemigation” and “fertigation” pumps will be featured on “World Business Review.” The pumps are primarily used to inject fertilizers and other chemicals into agricultural irrigation systems, Thorn said. But the pumps […]

Five county residents inducted into 4-H state hall of fame

CNJ Staff Five people from Curry County were inducted into the state 4-H Hall of Fame recently at New Mexico State University, according to an NMSU news release. They are among 15 new inductees. This year’s Curry County inductees include C.J. and Nancy Blackburn, Gene and June Locknane, and the late Dorothy Marks, according to […]

Late fee waived for Medicare Part D

CNJ Staff Low-income Medicare beneficiaries in New Mexico who are not getting federal prescription drug benefits can still apply for prescription coverage without a late fee, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The Department of Health and Human Services has eliminated 2007 Medicare Part D late enrollment penalties for low-income […]

Police: Snow falls, violence rises

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Snowball fights, sledding, building snowmen and steaming cups of cocoa are popular icons of snowy, winter days. The reality is domestic disputes can more than triple, according to officials, and police officers say they spend much of their time traversing snow-packed roads to settle conflicts for families kept home […]

Saturday prep capsules

CNJ staff Girls * Texico knocked down 11 3-pointers in cruising to a 64-27 non-district win over host Tatum. Junior Bryn Mayfield sank five 3-pointers en route to 17 points for the Lady Wolverines (17-4), while freshman Katlin Luscombe added nine points. Texico held the Lady Coyotes to one point in the first quarter, and […]

TexAnns edge Zias on buzzer-beater

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — For a brief moment, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team had its first Lone Star Conference South Division victory in sight. Then, just like that, Tarleton State took it away. ENMU senior Heather Brown’s basket gave the Zias a one-point lead with just over six seconds left Saturday […]

“Toothfully” speaking, local dentist age a concern

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Dr. Michael Wood practices as a dentist in Clovis. Wood, 56, said the high age of dentists in Clovis and the lack of candidates to replace them means, “We’re headed for a crash.” (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Demand for dentists in Clovis has kept octogenarian Dr. O.T. Rozzell […]

Officials look to solve intersection congestion

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A new median on North Prince Street from 21st Street to Commerce Way prevents illegal left turns from businesses. Clovis Public Works Director Harry Wang said city officials are considering ways to alleviate congestion. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A new Prince Street median built to eliminate illegal left-hand […]

Cannon Tax Center offers free tax preparation

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The Cannon Tax Center opened Friday to assist Airmen, government employees and retirees with tax preparation. The tax office is located in the Cannon Law Center, Bldg. 60. To schedule an appointment for this free service, call 784-7304. Courtesy of the Cannon Tax Center The Cannon Tax Center can save Airmen hundreds of dollars in […]

Air Force’s first female chaplain to speak at Prayer Breakfast

2nd Lt. George Tobias The Air Force’s first female chaplain who later became the first female Air Force chief of chaplains, will address Cannon Airmen at a Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday at The Landing. The breakfast at Cannon is part of a National Prayer Breakfast that will be celebrated throughout the nation on […]

Bundles of knowledge given to parents-to-be

Janet Taylor-Birkey Approximately 50 moms-to-be and a handful of dads-to-be attended Bundles for Babies at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Jan. 18. Many are looking forward to the birth of their first baby, some are expecting twins and a few are second time parents. Most are due around March. All were ready to participate […]

Stomach bug keeps 27th Medical Group active

the 27th Medical Group Staff Airmen advised to avoid workplace The Cannon medical group has seen a recent increase of acute gastroenteritis, commonly known as the “stomach bug” among its clients. This illness typically presents itself with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and generally feeling “poor.” Running a low-grade fever (up to 100 degrees) is common. […]

Broken resolution only another chance for success

Janet Taylor-Birkey Although it is not yet into the second month of a new year, many resolutions are already broken. And while that may not sound very optimistic, it can actually be a freeing mindset. Resolutions can be broken due to schedules, illness or responsibilities that take precedence. The key when making a resolution is […]

Wife defends Macias at trial

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Defendant Robert Macias, left, reads the transcript of a phone call on Friday with defense attorney James Klipstine Jr., as the conversation is played in court at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The wife of homicide defendant Robert Macias told jurors Friday her husband was […]

Former Melrose chief intends to file lawsuits

CNJ Staff The former police chief of the village of Melrose intends to sue the village and its mayor. According to a Jan. 19 letter from the Harmon Law Office in Clovis to Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle, Michael J. Trammell has asserted a tort claim in reference to the village terminating his employment. Trammell was […]