Police press release: Two shot to death

Here is the news release issued by Clovis police regarding Thursday night’s slaying of a Lubbock woman and Melrose man: On Thursday, September 25, 2008 at approximately 10:57 PM Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the area of Charlotte Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Clovis in reference to a Motor […]

Zias drop South opener

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team entered Lone Star Conference South Division play on a bit of a roll Thursday night, but the Zias couldn’t keep it going. Abilene Christian had its hands full with ENMU most of the way, but the Wildcats rallied from an 18-13 deficit late in […]

Batik, drumming start ethnic festival

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Joel Wolfberg of Vienna, Va., left, who’s in Clovis visiting a friend and Akeem Ayanniyi, of Nigeria, the batik and dye instructor apply wax to material at the Main Arteri on Thursday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Akeem Ayanniyi spread melted wax in arcs starting from one corner of the rectangular cotton fabric. A […]

Two of four jail escapees arraigned

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Javier Zapata, one of the Curry County Detention Center escapees, is arraigned Thursday in district court. Zapata is facing more than four years imprisonment for charges stemming from the escape attempt. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two of four captured Clovis escapees were arraigned Thursday in district court. Javier […]

Pathway House serves as holding facility for delinquent youth

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pathway House, a residential and outpatient treatment center in Clovis, will serve as a holding center for youth when police can’t locate parents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city has contracted with a local treatment center for temporary holding services for youth who fall between the cracks in […]

Sept. 26, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 18 through Wednesday: • Joshua David Gonzalez, 27, to Cassie Ann Bennett, 27, both of Plainview, Texas • Dakota Shayne Haymen, 18, to Llubia Cielo Arzola, 17, both of Clovis • Melvin Tyrone Seay, 22, to Lindsay Elyse Herbert, 22, both of Clovis • […]

Music brings families together

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist How many times have you heard someone sigh and say, “I took piano lessons when I was a kid. I hated them. Now, I wish I knew how to play.” Dutiful parents sign their kids up for band or orchestra at school, rent instruments and take seriously their jobs as […]

Managing fuel prices not feds’ job

By Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist In genuinely free markets, prices reflect the overall intersection between supply and demand. No prices are too high or too low. Such notions express personal expectations and nothing objectively true. An exorbitant price is one someone finds beyond his budget, a good deal something well within it. In particular, if […]

Risk-taking OK, but don’t expect taxpayer help

Freedom New Mexico The city of Galveston, Texas, has asked Congress for $2.2 billion to repair hurricane damage to the island city’s port, rebuild infrastructure and housing, restore beaches and give grants to small businesses. It has become traditional, of course, for Congress to appear generous in such instances by appropriating large sums of other […]

First person: Crossing with care

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Leonard Gilbert Freitas is the crossing guard for Zia Elementary School. Leonard Gilbert Freitas, 76, is known by his friends, colleagues and family as Gil. But as the crossing guard for Zia Elementary School, he is known as Mr. Leonard. In sickness and in health: I used to do heavy […]

a view from under the pew: what s in a hollow log

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. what s in a hollow log boss i ran into a hollow log yesterday that led me into […]

Contentment can be found in God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist No one ever gets it exactly right, but the right kind of contentment is a precious thing. The quickest way to discombobulate contentment is to analyze it to death, but maybe it can bear a little discussion. Contentment and happiness are almost twin sisters—conjoined twins, I’d say, sharing vital […]

God in charge of our destiny

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist We always get a variety of catalogs in the mail. Last week was no different so I stacked them and then went through the bundle on Saturday. The catalogs were the ones we receive periodically — clothing, hunting, items for the holidays. But one stood out. It was a catalog […]

Sept. 26, 2008 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s non-denominational bible class — 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher: Don Reid. Morning worship — 9:45 a.m., Sunday School. Clovis Landmark Missionary […]

Sept. 26, 2008 Religion Digest

Samaritan House hosting fundraiser What: Barbecue sandwich fundraiser Where: The Samaritan House, 820 Axtell When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday How much: $5 for a brisket sandwich and $3 for a hot link sandwich Purpose: To help raise funds for building renovations and funds for the house’s discipleship program

Tucumcari man charged with murder

Staff reports A Tucumcari man has been charged with an open count of murder in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy, a spokesman for the State Police said. Marcos Martinez, 22, is charged in connection with child’s death on Sept. 19, said State Police spokesman Lt. Eric Garcia. He is being held without […]

Sept. 26, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • President Bush gave a televised address to the nation Wednesday about the Wall Street bailout. He said taxpayers must put up $700 billion dollars to save the financial system. At least when O.J. Simpson holds you up he signs a few autographs. • Roger Clemens was excluded from […]

Feed for the soul

How many times have you heard someone sigh and say, “I took piano lessons when I was a kid. I hated them. Now, I wish I knew how to play.” Dutiful parents sign their kids up for band or orchestra at school, rent instruments and take seriously their jobs as “reminders.” You know the drill […]

Ethnic Fair celebrates diversity

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CNJ file photo The 17th Annual Ethnic Fair is designed to bring different cultures together. Freedom New Mexico The 17th Annual Ethnic Fair will take over Clovis’ Main Street this Saturday. The Ethnic Fair will be offering a variety of entertainment including a fun run, drum and dance classes, a health fair, live entertainment and […]

Patient-nurse ratio inaccurate mark of success

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