Name reform would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver recently changed his name, legally, from Chad Johnson to Ocho Cinco. Singer Beyonce Knowles now wants to be called Sasha Fierce. And let’s not even try to track Puffy, Diddy or Daddy, whatever the hip-hop mogul is calling himself these days. If Michael Chertoff had his way, these […]

Police officer arrested for domestic violence

CNJ staff A Clovis police officer was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic battery, according to police. Johnny Zamora was placed on paid administrative leave for the duration of the criminal case, Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Jail officials said Zamora was released Monday on his own recognizance. Whitney said because of personnel issues, he was […]

Oct. 29, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • John McCain reportedly asked Sarah Palin on Monday to tone down her attacks on Barack Obama. It was probably a wise move. John McCain’s advisers reminded him that the last time he attacked someone it was North Vietnam and they ended up winning. • London hosted the premiere […]

Ranch hand chooses work over welfare

by Glenda Price The rancher, Big Jim Jordan, went to the cafe in town where day-workers hung out each morning. Four or five fellows visited over coffee, one whittled on a stick, another looked at the day’s newspaper and the others just hung out.

Hounds snap losing streak

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. — Sophomore forward Gerardo Monarrez scored his second goal of the season with just over 13 minutes left in regulation and Eastern New Mexico University’s men held on for a 1-0 Southwest Soccer Conference win over Missouri Southern on Sunday. Monarrez scored when a shot by ENMU’s Edgar Bear rebounded off […]

Zias late comeback falls short

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team waited just a little too long to get going on Sunday. Trailing 2-0, sophomore defender Christie Nylaan scored on a header with just over 1 1/2 minutes left, but Midwestern State goalkeeper Heather Primavera made a sliding, one-on-one stop of a […]

County treasurer candidates respond to questions

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county treasurer candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Kathrynn Tate Age: 59 Occupation: Farmer/rancher, small business owner Elected offices held: Curry County Commission • Give a description of […]

Election equipment, software ready for vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer County political party officials said they are satisfied county election officials have done all they can to ensure a smooth election. Election manager Coni Jo Lyman said backup plans are in place in the event software issues resurface during the general election that could delay results. The general election […]

Udall meets with area agriculture officials

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Representative Tom Udall autographs a picture for Frank Fogarty, 9, while his Mother Sue Fogarty, looks on Monday at Daylight Donuts, during a question and answers session. Udall was also encouraging everyone to get out and vote early. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff U.S. Senate candidate Tom Udall told area […]

Business feature: Hull Street overpass closure affects businesses

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Lovita Frusher, owner of One Stop feed and Supply on Hull Street, helps Len Allemand of Clovis Monday with some research on an item. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The sign in front of Lovita Frusher’s feed store on the south end of the Hull Street overpass reads, “Still […]

Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested Democrat Barack Obama’s eye-popping prowess at fundraising may signal the end of the practice, established after Watergate, of having presidential campaigns funded by the taxpayers. Sen. McCain thinks that’s a shame. We think it would be cause for celebration. Sen. Obama announced on Sunday that […]

Oct. 28 Letters to the Editor

Barnes can deal with local issues For the past year and a half I have encouraged my friend and neighbor, Paul D.Barnes, to seek the District 5 Curry County Commission seat. He has served Curry County as a past commissioner with 10 years of experience; he was the Commission’s chairman for five years. He has […]

Oct. 28 Business Digest

Men’s Health Magazine endorses Sunland peanut butter Sunland CEO Jimmie Shearer confirmed the Portales-based peanut processing plant was recognized in the malegrams section of the November 2008 issue of Men’s Health magazine for producing the best chunky peanut butter. Shearer said he learned of the endorsement last week, and that the company is always sending […]

Marijuana found at jail

PNT Staff Report Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the weekend discovery of a small amount of marijuana at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Records show a deputy was dispatched to the jail around 8 p.m. Saturday when detention officers reported finding the drugs during an announced search. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the officers found a […]

KTQM hosts candidate forum

CNJ Staff Local radio station KTQM is hosting a forum for local primary candidates from 6-8 p.m. tonight. Station Manager Bob Coker said listeners’ questions will be posed to the candidates on the air by Grant McGee, who will act as moderator. Coker said state and county candidates have been invited, and several have said […]

Oct. 28, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin faced questions Friday about the $150,000 wardrobe Republicans bought her. She has no idea of costs. Anything they bring to her to wear, she just assumes it’s the skin of whatever they had for dinner last night. • Los Angeles firefighters had to put out fires […]

ENMU’s comeback falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman receiver Jacob Drinkard scans the field after shaking off Texas A&M-Kingsville defensive back Eric John en route to a 15-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico […]

Mustangs turn back Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Karen McIntyre, left, and Megan Weitz attempt to block an attack by Midwestern State’s Miranda Byrd during the second game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Alysha Pritt collected 12 kills Saturday and Midwestern State led virtually all the way in […]

ENMU squads finish seventh, ninth

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University finished seventh out of nine teams in men’s competition and ninth out of 12 in women’s standings Saturday in the Lone Star Conference cross country championships, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. Abilene Christian took five of the top six individual spots and ran away with its 18th […]

Freedom New Mexico takes home 19 NMPA awards

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico claimed 19 awards, and the Clovis News Journal took the general excellence award from the New Mexico Press Association, which held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night in Albuquerque. Freedom New Mexico papers, including the Portales News Tribune and Quay County Sun, took 12 first-place awards. Newsroom employees taking […]