Abilene Christian edges Zias in five

1190961605-928enmuvballweb.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Freshman outside hitter Veronica Valdez collected a team-high 13 kills in Eastern New Mexico University’s five-game Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball loss to Abilene Christian on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Abilene Christian appeared on its way to a three-game sweep […]

Bob Huber’s wit was one of a kind

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Five or six dozen friends and family members gathered in Roswell last week to remember Bob Huber, a journalist and longtime columnist for the Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. Huber died Aug. 3 at age 76. His columns often consisted of lists that ranged from his favorite […]

Internet service tax will hinder online growth

By Freedom New Mexico Congress has an opportunity to permanently ban Internet taxes, but it had better act fast. The temporary moratorium instituted in 1998 and extended twice since then expires Nov. 1. We hope Congress has the courage to take advantage of its opportunity, but if lawmakers are tardy, prepare to see a feeding […]

Residents testify about ethanol plant location

1190955494-928ethanolplanthearing.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Randall Thomas of Clovis voices his concern Thursday about an ethanol plant being built near his neighborhood during a hearing held Thursday by the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The hearing regarding an air-quality permit issued to ConAgra Foods to build a 108-million-gallon-a-year ethanol […]

Slaying suspect remains in institution

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A Portales mother charged with first-degree murder in the death of her son in January has been ordered to remain in the custody of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas, N.M., pending another competency hearing. Teresa K. Gilman, 25, faces first-degree murder or the alternative charge […]

Sept. 28 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 20 through Wednesday: Jason Anthony Sledz, 22, to Whitney DeAnn Leyva, 23, both of Clovis Jeremy Lon Stevens, 20, to Kristen Marie Sneed, 20, both of Clovis Carroll Terry Andrae, 39, to Angela Roxanne Blackwell, 39, both of Plainview, Texas Andrew Leo Barnett, 20, […]

Ethnic fair schedule

The following events will be held during Saturday’s Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair: 8:30 a.m. — Fun Run/Walk, 14th and Main streets 10 a.m. — Parade of Flags and People. Children’s Parade, Main Street 10 a.m.-5 p.m.— Arts and Crafts booths, air games, food vendors, Main Street 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Car Show, Main […]

Beating suspect turns himself over to police

CNJ Staff A Clovis man accused of beating his wife with a metal rod turned himself in to police Monday, according to police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Romeo Sierra, 60, is being held on a $10,000 bond, according to Curry County Adult Detention Center officials. Sierra is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false […]

No job too small if it serves the Lord

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As a kid, I always wanted “a job.” I wanted to earn extra money. But in that day and time, unless a person’s family owned a business, there were not too many jobs for 14 and 15 year olds. Today, a teenager in junior high and high school can work […]

Religion Digest: Christian author hosting conference

Christian author Lauraine Snelling will be holding a writer’s conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Masters Centre, 810 E. 21st St. Cost of attendance will be $35 for advance reservations or $50 at the door. Information: 762-1924. Church holding services in park First Christian Church will be holding services starting at […]

Some thoughts on dealing with desynchronosis

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Since my wife and I returned from Uganda, I’ve discovered a thing or two about jet lag, or, if you want a more impressive term, “desynchronosis.” (I learned that term this morning doing an early morning Google search for “jet lag.”) Jet lag is a real thing. It takes […]

Thomas pleads guilty to open container violation

CNJ staff Clovis’ City Manager Joe Thomas has pleaded guilty to an open container violation and prosecutors have dropped a more serious charge of driving under the influence, court records show. District Attorney Ronald Reeves was not available Thursday to comment on why the state dropped the DUI allegation, a staff member from Reeves’ office […]

Co-defendant breaks plea agreement

1190955704-928trial1.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Dr. Ross Reichard of the Office of the Medical Examiner points where a bullet entered the head of Carlos Perez while giving testimony Thursday in Portales. By Karl Terry and Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A co-defendant in a first-degree murder case backed out on his deal to testify Thursday […]

Buffaloes rout Hounds on soccer field

1190870360-927enmusoccer.jpg

CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks West Texas goaltender Shane Taylor grabs a shot despite the attempt at a header by Greyhound forward Keith Vargas in Wednesday’s game in Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo knows his team can compete with the West Texas A&M Buffaloes on […]

Oct. 4, 1933

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported the New York Giants took the opener of the World Series against the Washington Senators. … Diamond brooches ranging in price from $30 to $15 could be purchased at May Bros. Jewelry at 320 Main St. … The Clovis Evening News-Journal invited Clovis baseball fans to join them at their […]

Oct. 3, 1951

Ralph Wright, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Washington D.C., was expected to make a speech at the 28th annual Convention of the New Mexico State Federation of Labor at the Hotel Clovis. … Coffey Texaco Service, located at 700 W. Seventh St., advised readers to “winterize” their cars in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … A three-room […]

Oct. 2, 1983

The Clovis News-Journal reported the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler was the No. 1 single on Billboard’s Hot Record Hits. … Roden-Smith advertised that it sold Hello Kitty accessory items. … Ted Hare was named as president of the Clovis Board of Realtors at the Board of Realtor’s annual banquet.

Oct. 1, 1940

A call for volunteers to aid in the registration of all young men between the ages of 21 and 35 in compliance with the Selective Service Act was issued by County Clerk Claude Gamble. … The Girl Scouts of Troop Four celebrated their third anniversary at the Methodist Church, with singing and folk dancing. … […]

Sept. 27 Education Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded: Around noon Sept. 13 an officer responded to a fight in the Clovis High School cafeteria. The boys told the officer they exchanged words and began fighting. Each said the other started the fight. The case is open, pending […]

Education Digest: Lockwood scores earn $6,000 grant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Lockwood Elementary will receive a $6,000 New Mexico Department of Public Education grant for showing an improvement in math and reading proficiency, according to a press release from Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia. The Department of Public Education awarded about $1.5 million to 89 schools that showed reading and […]