March 29, 2009 Wedding

Brumfield Valerie Siau of Portales and Rick Brumfield of Dora were joined in marriage Feb. 14, 2009, at Central Christian Church. The Rev. Dave McVey performed the double ring ceremony. The bridegroom is the son of John Brumfield of Dora. Maid of honor was Jan Kent. Bestman was Cliff Everage. Ushers were Jack Dendy and […]

Freedom New Mexico recognized by PPA

Freedom New Mexico Newspapers in Clovis, Portales, Friona and Muleshoe all won multiple awards announced Saturday at the annual Panhandle Press Association convention in Amarillo. Clovis, competing in Division II, won nine awards. Portales earned two laurels, also in Division II. Muleshoe and Friona, competing in Division I, picked up eight awards each. The Canyon […]

County ghost story believable

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Back in 1994 when Harold Kilmer, Ike Stanford, and I were searching old cemeteries in Curry County, Sis Simmons, the local radio personality, who grew up as Alma Willoughby near Field, told me there was a cemetery we had missed out there. As a young girl she witnessed a 13-year-old […]

Head bumps scary

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” […]

March 29, 2009 Senior calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: Dance at La Casa Senior Center in Clovis. Please bring a cover dish. Monday:

March 29, 2009 Honors

Jose Carlos Ruiz of Melrose received his bachelor of applied arts and science degree in business occupations during Tarleton State University’s summer commencement ceremonies held Aug. 8-9 in Stephenville, Texas.

March 29, 2009 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Fruit turnover, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Cheesy Nachos, salsa, Spanish rice, green beans, and chilled peaches. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread, cereal or toast, juice and milk.

March 29, 2009 On the shelves

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Rupert Red Two: A Fighter Pilot’s Life from Thunderbolts to Thunderchiefs by Jack Broughton was given by Phyllis and Gene Walker in memory of Sherman Williams. The story of the U.S. Air Force and some of its best-known aircraft is presented in terms of the […]

Internet provides learning tolls for developing minds

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist We have a granddaughter living with us. Since this person will turn 5 years old in April, and thus be enrolled in kindergarten, the subject of how 5-year-olds learn is of more interest to me than it has been at any previous time. Well, at least at any time since […]

ENMU-Portales spring break from March 30—April 3

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will observe spring break on Monday-Friday, March 30 through April 3. However, University offices will be open and business conducted as usual. For University information, call 1-575-562-1011.

Feds settle Clovis nursing home lawsuit

The Associated Press The owners of a now-defunct Clovis nursing home have agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to settle a false claims lawsuit. The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced the settlement with Dr. Ali Ghaffari Sr., the medical director of the Buena Vista Retirement Center, and Linda Rose Ghaffari, the nursing home’s […]

Fighters fill Golden Gloves cards despite weather

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Gabino Armijo looks for an opening in the first round of his fight with Albuqerque’s Isaac Bautista in Friday’s 141-pound bout at the Golden Gloves state tournament at the Roy Walker Community Center. Armijo won in a decision. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Weather was naturally a concern as boxers […]

La Casa set to receive stimulus money

Freedom New Mexico More than a dozen jobs are coming to a local health care provider through stimulus funds. La Casa is about to receive $294,533 of the $4.9 million the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing to 15 New Mexico health care centers in Increased Demand for Services (IDS) grant funding. […]

Xcel Energy outage update

As of 1 p.m. CDT we have about 100 customers without power in Texas, with 94 of those being in the Gruver area. We have about 170 customers without power in New Mexico, with about 150 of those being in the Portales area. Again, our emergency line is 1-800-895-1999.

Community health centers in New Mexico’s 3rd District to receive over $2.3 million in recovery funding

Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Crossover softball tournament canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Lone Star Conference has cancled this weekend’s LSC Crossover Tournament, scheduled Friday through Sunday in Durant, Okla. Eastern New Mexico University was slated to play six games in the tournament, starting Friday morning against East Central. The Zias will return to action Wednesday with a noon doubleheader at Western New Mexico […]

Blizzard conditions close Texas Panhandle highways

By Linda Stewert Ball: The Associated Press DALLAS — A spring blizzard slammed into the Texas Panhandle, causing numerous accidents, shutting down major highways and paralyzing the region as residents braced Friday for up to a foot of snow, freezing 45-mph winds and massive snowdrifts. “We’ve had several accidents, several tractor-trailors jackknifed but no fatalities,” […]

Portales fire guts downtown warehouse, Dollar General

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan A fire broke out Friday morning in a warehouse located on Avenue C and 7th Street. The fire quickly spread to Dollar General as firefighters fought to contain it. Nearby homes were evacuated and some traffic was diverted because of the heavy smoke. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A […]

March 27 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Sunday school — 9:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Worship service — 10:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Men’s non-denominational bible class — 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., North Plains Mall […]

ENMU’s search ongoing

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Later this summer, Eastern New Mexico University expects to have a new athletic director and men’s basketball coach. But school officials aren’t married to any idea the athletic director must precede the coach he or she will oversee. “In a perfect world, that’s what we like,” ENMU […]