June 22, 2008 Engagements

Pyle/Field C.C. and Patty Pyle of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacey Pyle of Clovis, to Michael J. Field of Clovis. He is the son of Cheryl Field of Williamstown, N.J., and Joseph Field of Keyser, W.Va. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 28, 2008, at the […]

June 22, 2008 Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 762-3631 Circle Eight Squares

What’s in your wallet? New driver’s license debuts

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis and Portales Motor Vehicle Division offices are now issuing new licenses equipped with 12 security features. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division released the new driver’s licenses to protect the public from identity theft. The new license procedure now starts with a […]

Pioneer picked

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Longtime Roosevelt County resident Eunice Schumpert accepts the Pioneer of the Year award Friday night at Portales’ Memorial Building. The Pioneer of the Year reception is the official kickoff to this weekend’s Heritage Days celebration. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico According to Webster’s Dictionary, a pioneer is ‘one of […]

Newman Project equips homes with safety measures

CNJ Staff The Newman Project, which promotes safety for local seniors, helped to equip 20 homes in Curry and Roosevelt County this week. The Newman Project was formed by District Attorney Matt Chandler to ensure the safety of the seniors in the community. The project was named in honor of Odis and Doris Newman, an […]

Man sentenced for stealing copper wire

Portales, N.M. – Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Pedro “Pete” Galvan, age 52, was convicted and sentenced today to five and a half (5

More than 100 pot plants found in Clovis backyard

The Associated Press A search for a man wanted on drug charges resulted in an arrest and the discovery of more than 100 marijuana plants growing in the backyard of home in this eastern New Mexico city. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said investigators had received a tip that Jarrod Martin, 25, was staying at […]

Zias sign Texas hoopster

CNJ staff Portales — Jasmine Ivory of Valley High in Turkey, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University, according to a school press release. The 5-11 Ivory averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shotsas a senior while earning all-district and all-state honors.

ENMU team roper third

CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Tyrell Flewelling climbed to third in team roping after Thursday’s performance at the College National Finals Rodeo. With a time of 7.4 seconds in the third-go, the ENMU

City approves zoning change

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Google maps Clovis City Commissioners approved a zoning change for Raintree Estates near Llano Estacado Blvd. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners approved a zoning change for Raintree Estates, but not before they heard “marching orders” to widen Norris Street to four lanes. The measure passed 7-1, with Commissioner Robert Sandoval voting […]

Christ can sustain fragile lives despite upheaval

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I saw some neighbor kids the other day having a great time on a hot day. They were standing in a wading pool. But the fun came as each tried to capture bubbles coming from a bubble machine set up on the sidewalk nearby. Bubbles were everywhere and the squealing […]

Clovis man arrested after ATM malfunction

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was charged with a felony Wednesday when he tried to retrieve his ATM card from a bank machine with his pocket knife. Manuel Beltran, 56, said he was trying to withdraw money from an ATM at a retail store to pay bills. “I put the card […]

Wilson supports pipeline funding

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R-NM) today welcomed passage of H.R. 5710, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act that will establish the Ute water pipeline. This bill authorizes construction of a pipeline from the Ute Reservoir that will carry water to several communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Under the proposed […]

2008 Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium schedule

Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium Corner of County Roads 17 and G behind Ned Houk Park Today 1 p.m. — Pavilion open and wagon judging 1:30 p.m. — Music: Sharon Dictson 2:15 p.m. — Music: Earl Gleason 3 p.m. — Poetry: Dr. Les Morrow 3:45 p.m. — Music: Allie Brooks 4:30 p.m. — Cook’s meeting […]

First person: Family gal

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Sellers is currently an administrative assistant to the chief of police. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amy Sellers has two families. Her children are one and her coworkers at the Clovis Police Department are the other. Sellers began working for the police department in November as a dispatcher […]

June 20, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 12 through Wednesday: • Cody Brian Boles, 24, to Lindsey Jarae Morris, 21, both of Clovis • Donald Zachary Yarbrough, 42, of Fort Sumner, to Brenda Marie Crocker, 45, of Fort Sumner, Ill. • Joshua David Foreman, 20, to Tawny Renee Keeley, 19, both […]

June 20, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. June 13 an officer responded to the emergency room at the hospital for a battery report. A man said he was walking to his brother’s apartment in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard when a man approached […]

June 20, 2008 Religion Calendar

Sunday Men’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., free coffee and donuts. Tuesday Prayer Group — 9:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st St. Children’s Story Hour — 10 a.m. Story Books: “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” by Zonderkidz and “Howie Wants To […]

A view from under the pew: Dear amos

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: One of Amos’ favorite fans, his little niece, Annie Marie, wrote him a letter just after reading Amos’ Father’s Day column last week, and sentimental Amos has requested that we print this in place of his regular column. It was penned under the inspiration of Gary Mitchell’s daughter, […]

God never sleeps, but we desperately need to

By Curtis K. Shelburne When I learned that CBS’ 60 Minutes news program was doing a story on sleep, I was interested. Sleeping is one thing I’ve always been really good at. But if anyone has pointers to help my technique . . . So I made sure to watch what was a fascinating program, […]