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 […]

Fire donations

CNJ staff Coronitas Womens Softball will be accepting donations for victims of the wildfires during this weekend’s Halloween Howwwl Tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. Felicia Jimenez, who is organizing the event, said the effort will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the tournament. Items sought include dry foods, medical supplies, […]

Bear necessities

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Hillcrest Zoo welcomed two black bear cubs Sunday. The sister cubs are eight months old and weigh about 60 pounds each. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Like any toddler, they go crazy for candy bars, chew on everything in sight, climb things they shouldn’t and crave attention. But […]

Undocumented immigrants fight for education

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Edith, left, and Adriana, Clovis High School seniors, have been in the U.S. for at least six years. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Iveth has attended Clovis schools since she came to the United States with her parents about six years ago. Now a Clovis High School senior taking […]

Water authority counting on senator

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The impending retirement of U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., one of the biggest supporters of the Ute Water Project, seems on the surface to be an obstacle for the project’s chances of authorization and funding. Members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, and its advocates, […]

Education Digest: ENMU granted technology funds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University will receive funding for upgrading its technology, according to a news release from the office of Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The Senate passed a spending measure that includes $1 million for ENMU, which it would use to buy new computers and equipment for a foreign […]

Oct. 25 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 3 a.m. Oct. 17 an officer on patrol in the 1500 block of Sheffield Street noticed a vehicle swerve and almost hit a parked vehicle. The officer talked with the driver after he parked in a driveway. He […]

New homeland security strategy lacks focus

By Freedom New Mexico In a world of common sense, there would be little reason for the administration to announce an update of its homeland security “strategy,” in a document that reads more like hope and aspiration than actual strategy, just 15 months before the current president leaves office. In the world of Washington bureaucracy, […]