Reporter’s Notebook: Pageant newcomer succeeds

A relative newcomer to pageantry from Clovis walked away with four crowns, in the 7-9 year-old category the 2008 New Mexico State Universal Pageant last weekend in Albuquerque.Monica Romero, 8, of Clovis was crowned most beautiful, best portfolio, most photogenic and best talent, according to Maggie Chavez, state director for the Universal Miss Pageant.She sang […]

May 2, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Sunday an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Anthony for a report of larceny. A man said the night before, someone stole a 4-foot by 4-foot billboard sign that was tied to his van. The […]

May 2, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Christian Concert — 7 p.m. The Relations Quartet from Magnolia, Texas. Free admission; love offering will be received. Snack and sandwich fellowship following concert. First […]

Chairman touts Ute water project

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford told city commissioners that a project proposing to build a pipeline from the Ute Reservoir to eight eastern New Mexico entities needs to be constructed, with or without federal funding. Lansford, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Chairman, was responding to a question […]

Day of song

Something to do:

Clovis takes a day to pray

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School’s Ashley Ramirez, 9, sang praise songs during Thursday’s National Day of Prayer rally in front of the Curry County Courthouse. Nineteen third-graders came from the school to lead the pledge of allegiance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For about an hour and a half, a portion […]

A view from under the pew: the saga of joey cricket

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ Religion Columnist Editor’s note: Since the observing of the National Day of Prayer, Amos has been reflecting on freedom and its relation to spiritual life. He ran across two Scriptures – Joshua 24:15, which states: “… choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve …. But as for me and […]

Group plans mission trip to Asia

By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Sasha Parker and Casey O’Connor know their mission trip this month to China and Vietnam will be life-changing. The Eastern New Mexico University freshmen, both 19, said they also expect the experience to increase their faith and deepen their relationships with God. “I know God’s going to change me […]

Greatest legacy to pass on is faith

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist This column is being rerun at the request of a reader: I heard this story from a participant who has long since passed on. It was about

How about an “in your face” fortune cookie?

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist

First Person: Life’s a drag

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eldon Russ and his family share a love for drag racing. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eldon Russ, 52, and his family spend time working on cars, racing cars, and building engines for cars. Russ, a Fort Sumner native, will be at Roswell’s drag strip Area 51 Friday to […]

Military, Cannon funding bill headed to Senate

CNJ staff

Senate Armed Services Committee approves Domenici’s funding request

WASHINGTON – The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved

Head Rattler axed

In case you missed it: Longtime Tucumcari football coach Dub Smith says he’s been fired. Smith, the Rattlers’ head coach for 10 years, led the team to the state Class 2A title in 2002. Tucumcari was 5-6 last year. http://www.qcsunonline.com/news/coach_5981___article.html/football_rattlers.html • • • Sometimes, you can get something for nothing. Admission is free at Sunday’s […]