Aug. 7, 2007 Business Digest

Clovis woman wins sales award Jacqueline Davis of Clovis has been honored as a national achiever with Silpada Designs, according to a company news release. Davis earned the first-place “Personal Sales Award” that recognizes success in sales through home shows. She was selected for the award from more than 20,000 other Silpada Designs independent sales […]

Aug. 7, 2007 Local Briefs

Aug. 18 Arenacross tickets go on sale Tickets for the Tex New Mex Arenacross Series Aug. 18 at the Curry County Fairgrounds are on sale at Clovis Cycle and RV, High Desert Honda and the Curry County Fairgrounds. Ticket prices at the gate are $15 for adult, $10 for Children 12 – 3 yrs., and […]

City manager arrested over weekend

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CNJ File Photo Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas was arrested Friday at a DUI checkpoint between San Jon and Logan. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence, state police said. He was also cited for an open container violation. Both charges […]

Texas schools begin practice on Monday

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texas high school football teams kick off preseason practice on Monday, and for second-year Farwell coach Mark Anglin it couldn’t come soon enough. “I’ve been ready to start football since June,” Anglin said. “It’s what I love doing.” The Steers went 5-5 last season, including 1-3 in District 4-1A. […]

Hounds hope to prove preseason poll wrong

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer he Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to prove the pundits wrong. Picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, players began checking in on Saturday for Monday’s first practice session. ENMU opens the season Aug. 25 against NAIA member Bacone College at […]

Taxes get the ax

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Layton Guthals, 8, tries on a pair of shoes Saturday at Randy’s Shoes on Main Street. New Mexico’s sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers continues today. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico shoppers filed into stores Friday and Saturday to take advantage of the […]

Flea market option comes to Clovis

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Vendors set up their stands Saturday at the Clovis Flea Market on Seventh Street and R.L. Moreno Road. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers The last flea market brought the Purriers to Clovis from Minnesota about two years ago. But when they got here, it closed. So, Sherry Purrier said, they […]

School time nears

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Wednesday not only marked the beginning of the month, but the beginning of back-to-school training for 11-year-old Christian Smith of Portales. That means no more late movie nights and lights out at 8:30 p.m. With only a little more than a week before area school bells ring, school counselors and […]

Retired journalist Huber dies at 76

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers He liked a laugh and a good cigar. He enjoyed plenty of both. Robert “Bob” E. Huber, journalist, freelance writer and newspaper columnist, died early Friday morning at his home in Portales. He was best known in Portales and Clovis for his weekly humor column that ran in the Portales […]

Aug. 5, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 12:15 a.m. July 28 an officer was dispatched to a hotel in the 2600 block of Mabry Drive for an unknown situation. A woman said a female guest had come to her room to say her boyfriend was battering her. The […]

Applicants sought for judgeship

Applications are being accepted for a judgeship position in the 9th Judicial District Court vacated last week by former District Judge Joe Parker, according to a news release from the Judicial Nominating Commission. Attorneys meeting statutory qualifications may submit applications until 5 p.m. Aug. 17. Applications are available by calling 277-4700 or visiting http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.php. The […]

Hayride accident claims life of Fort Sumner girl

CNJ Staff A hayride turned into a tragedy Friday evening when an 8-year-old Fort Sumner girl was killed after falling beneath a trailer being pulled by a tractor, according to officials. Anna Marie Unruh was riding on the trailer with a group of adults and children when she attempted to jump off, according to Deputy […]

Other countries show U.S. freedoms not so bad

Freedom Newspapers Civil libertarians, including us, routinely assail the administration for its restrictions on our liberties in the war on terrorism. We sometimes overstate our complaints, charging that Bush & Co. have taken so many of our freedoms that we might as well be living in the old Soviet Union. Then we see a story […]

Aug. 5, 2007 Letters to the Editor

Send message; buy gas in Texas There is a foul odor in Clovis, and that is the price of gasoline. If Farwell stations can sell gas for $2.89 a gallon (and sometimes less), does anyone really believe it costs 30 cents to haul it 10 miles to Clovis? There is price fixing in Clovis. If […]

A matter of taste

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CNJ Staff Photo Illustration: Tony Gutierrez and Rick White By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer A taste test of bottled water — we also slipped in Clovis tap water — conducted at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center in Clovis produced surprising results. City tap water tied with leading national brand Dasani for first place. Twelve people […]

Teen sentenced as adult for infant’s death

CNJ Staff An 18-year-old Clovis man was sentenced as an adult late Friday to 25 years in prison in connection with the death of his infant son. Benito Valdez pleaded guilty in April to the intentional child abuse that resulted in the death of his 4-month-old son, Christopher. Valdez was 16 at the time. The […]

Man sought on three warrants arrested in Texas

CNJ Staff A 34-year-old man wanted by Clovis Police on three outstanding warrants was captured Friday in Weatherford, Texas, following a high-speed chase. Anthony D. Morgan led city, county and state police on a chase before crashing his vehicle, according to a story on the Weatherford Telegram Web site. After the crash, Morgan broke into […]

All but two Portales schools miss AYP

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County Schools saw little change in schools under scrutiny from the pass/fail system known as Adequate Yearly Progress. Portales schools are still plagued by failure in subgroups, especially students with disabilities, and several have slipped into the corrective action designation. School officials in the county say they are generally […]

Eight Clovis schools miss AYP marks

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Eight Clovis schools did not meet federal academic proficiency targets for the 2006-2007 school year, two more than last year. Added to the list were La Casita Elementary for failing reading proficiency and the Arts Academy at Bella Vista because students with disabilities did not meet math and reading […]

Bear captured at Ute Lake State Park

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Courtesy photo A black bear was caught at Ute Lake State Park and will be moved 130 miles away, according to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers UTE LAKE — His name is not Yogi, and he was not stealing picnic baskets. Nevertheless, a 2 1/2-year-old black bear […]