Cake crusader

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sterling Barth, 4, of Clovis eats a cupcake at the Clovis Community College Trick-or-Treat Carnival Saturday. Sterling’s mother, Brie Barth, watches over her son, who is masquerading as Batman.

Board voting on bond ballot at next meeting

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Board of Education will decide in its Nov. 13 meeting whether to add a second question regarding a Career and Technical institute for Clovis High School in the January bond election ballot. The $12.5 million project would be funded by an increase in school bond taxes. The […]

Official: Hospital bouncing back

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Tight budgeting and slow growth of competition has brought the Plains Regional Medical Center back in black, according to Hospital Administrator Hoyt Skabelund. The hospital cut 38 positions on Oct. 25 of last year because of lost revenue and further revenue loss anticipated from the Clovis Surgery Center, which […]

Domestic violence victims sometimes suffer in silence

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis native Paula “BB” Sherman said it was years after she started a new life that she realized what she had experienced was abuse. “I thought this kind of treatment was normal. I thought everybody lived like this,” she said, explaining in the 1960s and 1970s people didn’t talk […]

Albuquerque, Clovis papers win top awards

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Journal and the Clovis News Journal took daily newspaper general excellence honors Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association contest. The Rio Grande Sun and the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle won general excellence awards for weekly papers. The Clovis News Journal collected 17 awards. Including honorable mentions, Freedom […]

Oct. 28 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around midnight Oct. 20 officers responded to a home in the 1000 block of Jones Street to serve an arrest warrant. The suspect answered the door with a marijuana cigarette tucked behind his ear and was arrested. Officers searched […]

Letters to the Editor: Foundations control most of America

While listening to “Meet the Press” on TV, someone suggested a “must read” book for all of us. It is titled, “Foundations of Betrayal” by Phil Kent. It’s about large foundations giving large sums of money to colleges and others and then manipulating them. They are buying, selling and betraying America. They are referred to […]

Businessman’s imprisonment strengthens ideals

By Freedom New Mexico If anybody has a right to have developed a bitter attitude toward the Iranian regime and perhaps even to have decided there’s just no talking to those people, it would be Ali Shakeri. Shakeri is the Iranian-American businessman who was snatched out of the Tehran airport more than four months ago […]

Hounds seek win at Kingsville

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Tarleton State running back Michael Sampson follows a block from guard Michael Jones (61) for a short touchdown run during last week’s game with Eastern New Mexico University at Blackwater Draw. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Eastern New Mexico University football team knew things would get pretty tough […]

Students reach summit

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Tommy Vallejos, director of the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education, addresses the audience at the Latino Leadership Summit at Eastern New Mexico University Friday. Vallejos said his life was transformed when he joined the Army and later whe By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In its third year […]

First responders host benefit softball game

Freedom New Mexico Both the Portales Fire Department and the Portales Police Department will host the Guns and Hoses Cancer Benefit Softball game on Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Softball Complex. Drinks and hot dogs will be available. Raffle tickets are also being sold for a 37” TV. Tickets are $10 each or […]

Deputy leaves following investigation

CNJ staff A Curry County Sheriff’s deputy resigned Friday, more than two weeks after he was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into his conduct, according to county officials. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the administrative investigation had concluded when Larry Garrison voluntarily submitted his resignation. “Deputy Garrison submitted his resignation and it was […]

Meth lab discovered in empty Melrose house

CNJ staff Area law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the late stages of construction Thursday while serving a search warrant at a Melrose house, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said the house, located at 623 Third Street, was not occupied at the time the warrant was served. Arrest warrants are anticipated […]

10-26 High school football scores

Portales 60, NMMI 0 Texico 42, Tucumcari 6 Ft. Sumner 55, Questa 0 Floyd 47, Logan 16 Melrose 53, Clovis Christian 12 Nazareth 20, Bovina 7 Sudan 35, Farwell 20

Disaster doesn’t discriminate

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I followed with great interest and apprehension the California fires, not only because I fear any kind of atmospheric phenomenon, but because I empathized with those who lost their homes and left behind their possessions. Having lived in hurricane prone areas for a few years, I know that it can be […]

Man spent lifetime serving city, country

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Roy S. Walker, who served the city of Clovis as a commissioner from 1953 to 1959, also was among the organizers of the Committee of 50, an organization of business and civic leaders who work on issues involving Cannon Air Force Base. He was a member of the group’s Washington committee […]

10-28 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry sausage pancake on a stick, juice and milk. Lunch — Ravioli, garden salad, breadstick, frozen juice bar and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, juice and milk. Lunch — Macaroni and cheese with ham, green beans, gelatin cup, mixed fruit and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast, cinnamon applesauce, […]

10-28 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

10-28 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cars by Enzo Rizzo was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of William “Bill” Blankenship. Over 700 pages of exquisite photographs depict the automobile’s evolution from the first Model T to the days of fins and chrome through the racing models and concept […]

10-28 Anniversaries

Graham Jake and Tammie Graham of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3, 2007, at the Clovis Civic Center. The celebration will be hosted by their family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957, in Clovis. They have two children and three great-grandchildren. He is retired from civil service at […]