10-28 Weddings

Bain-Garcia Mary E. Bain of Portales and Tomas M. Garcia of Clovis were joined in marriage July 21, 2007, at 801 Hinkle Street in Clovis. The Rev. Eric Mason performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Edna and Bert Tan Duncan Jr. of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Elsie and […]

10-28 Club Notes

Alstrusa Altrusa International of Clovis met at noon Oct. 23 at Muffley’s Back Door for its regular business meeting. Special guests were Rhoda Struhs, district governor, and Ida Bender, district governor-elect. Members signed up to work Altrusa’s pumpkin patch and to deliver Meals on Wheels. After the minutes were read and the treasurer’s report was […]

Cameron posts sweep over Zias

LAWTON, Okla. — Fernando Queiroz, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, compiled 14 kills, nine digs and three aces Thursday night to help Cameron hand Eastern New Mexico University a 30-14, 31-29, 30-13 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss. Freshman middle blocker Ruth Johnson added 12 kills for the Aggies (12-13, 5-4 LSC), who […]

Religion Digest: Advent Christian welcomes pastor

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Clovis Advent Christian Church, 2101 E. 21st St., will be welcoming new pastor, Sam Walch, with a morning service, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Walch, his wife Janelle and two children come to Clovis from Baraboo, Wis. He has served in the ministry for six years. Calendar Saturday Distribution — […]

Pick your pumpkin

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Vivian Grimes, a reference librarian at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, makes an adjustment Thursday to one of the entries in a pumpkin decorating contest. The pumpkins were decorated by library employees and patrons can vote for their favorite pumpkin until Wednesday

Police: Long-distance scams increasing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Stolen credit cards and checks or scams — criminals change tactics and methods but the bottom line is finding ways to get your money, according to local law enforcement. Focusing on white collar crime, Clovis Police Detective Max Stansell said he has worked around 66 fraud cases this year […]

Officials:Sorghum harvests plentiful

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Grain sorghum farmers are reporting an above average year with yields double and even triple the average, according to area producers and officials. “It is probably one of the better crops we’ve had in the past five years,” said Toby Bostwick, Curry County farmer and president-elect for the National […]

Oct. 26 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from October 18 through Wednesday: James Richard Paquette, 29, to Josie Thomas, 36, both of Clovis Julio Soria-Escobar, 29, to Phyllis A. Henderson, 34, both of Clovis Anthony Duane Frederick, 48, to Bernette Marie Jennewein, 40, both of Clovis John Edward Moyle, 25, to Heather Diane […]

Oct. 26 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around noon Oct. 17 an officer on duty at a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street was contacted about a student suspected of smoking marijuana. The 17-year-old’s probation officer said he had information the youth had smoked […]

Trick-or-treating, generosity don’t mix

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House is frustrated. She can’t find just the right things she needs to dress us up for a Halloween party. “We could keep it simple,” I said. “We both tie on a box of corn flakes then stick a butcher knife in each box.” “What kind […]

Halloween candy should bear warning

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Diet commercials used to start in January, after people gained five pounds from holiday binging. Now they begin before the Thanksgiving turkey. Maybe they should run before Halloween. That’s when sweets appear in bulk. Halloween is like the pre-holiday kick-off, but there are no fat busters screaming over the television […]

Plans for civilian surveillance preceded 9/11

By Freedom New Mexico The program of electronic surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency that President Bush instituted in secret right after the 9/11 attacks has been controversial enough. Given that it appears to have circumvented the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which set up a special court to approve warrants for surveillance […]

Crocodiles, crocodile tears, and fishing for men

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I have just been doing a web search. A friend told my wife that Internet news yesterday mentioned demonstrations in Uganda. Since we have two sons and other dear friends and family there, I thought I’d see what I could find.   I Googled “Uganda demonstrations.” Since somebody somewhere […]

Running with purpose

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Courtesy photo By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Thousands of people will travel to Washington, D.C. Saturday to run and remember at the 2007 Marine Corps Marathon. One of those runners will be Pernethea Evans who is the widow of Capt. Kermit O. Evans. The Cannon Air Force Base captain was killed in Iraq Dec. 3, […]

Cannon celebrates fire prevention week

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Burning down the house is not only a song by the Talking Heads, it’s also an occurrence one would certainly never want to go through. To avoid ever having that situation Cannon Air Force Base’s fire department sponsored Fire Prevention Week […]

Food safety important to remember during holiday season

By 27 SOMDG Throughout the holiday season, many people enjoy celebrating by entertaining friends and family, throwing parties, and preparing feasts. From the kitchen table to the office party, food becomes a focus of celebrations. Although safe food handling rules should always apply, extra precautions are necessary during the holidays to prevent food borne illness. […]

Pumpkins set to soar

What is Pumpkin Chunkin? Well, take your favorite Jack O’ Lantern, place it in a sling on a man-powered trebuchet and fling that orange squash fruit as far as it will go. Come on out to Doc Stewart Park for all the pumpkin chunkin’ fun you can have and watch ‘em fly. The event will […]

Air Force promotion process changing

Air Force News WASHINGTON — Air Force Personnel Center officials recently announced changes to the captain promotion process, which will affect Line of the Air Force officers. Beginning January 2008, active-duty LAF officers will be considered for promotion to captain on a quarterly basis, instead of during the third quarter of each year. “The change […]

Separation process going virtual

Air Force News RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE — Enlisted airmen will no longer have to visit the Military Personnel Flight to apply for early separation after Oct. 29 due to the Personnel Services Delivery Transformation effort. On that date, enlisted airmen can apply for early separation through a program on the virtual Military Personnel Flight. […]

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Being fit to fight goes a lot further than just being a catchy saying and to help people get their fittest, they need not go any further than the base fitness center. Though squadrons have mandated physical training (PT) schedules, there are a variety of other […]