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


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


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 […]

NAACP conference covers issues including elections, education

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Dexter Talbert of Palestine, Texas, always thought he would see an African American nominated for the highest elected office in the country. But the 50-year-old said he didn’t expect it, or a woman running for vice president, to happen so soon. “This is major for me,” he said Saturday […]

Clovis runaways uncommon


CNJ illustration: Sharna Johnson The majority of runaway Clovis teens are just kids acting out with every intention of returning home, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Almost every other day, Clovis police take a missing persons report on missing teens, but the majority of the time the reports turn out to […]

Local pair mastered art of misdirection

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist “Uncle Sid” Boykin

Homeschooling presents challenge

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist These days my routine, if I can even call it that, has drastically changed. Aside from the adjustment of adding baby number six to our midst, I am home-schooling the kids. Did I just say that? I have to re-read the last sentence to make sure it’s actually me home-schooling […]

Oct. 26 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls of Wisdom from Couples Married 50 Years or More by Sheryl Kurland was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Melvin and Donna Floyd. This treasure trove of wisdom and insight from 75 couples who have celebrated 50 years of […]

Oct. 26 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday:

Oct. 26 Club Notes

Farwell Senior Citizens The Farwell Senior Citizens held a 42 tournament fundraiser on

CEOs undeserving of bailout

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Who is to blame for the financial mess in which the country, and certain industries, find themselves? More to the point, how did some of the leading players arrive at the sense of entitlement that leads them to believe they deserve seven figure buyout packages, as a reward for managing […]

Oct. 26 Sunday Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 762-3631 Clovis Community Band rehearsal — 7 p.m. Monday, Marshall Auditorium. All musicians welcome. Information: 763-7019.. Clovis Community Orchestra rehearsal — 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuedays in […]

Oct. 26 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Ranch chicken sandwich, lettuce and tomato, pickles, chips, steamed broccoli and cinnamon applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cheese quesadilla, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Soft beef taco, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato and banana pudding. Wednesday: Breakfast — Yogurt/graham […]

Oct. 26 Letters to the Editor

• Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted […]