Health issues, window valances featured on show

Information on gifts to make, dealing with health issues and making a window valance will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Connie Moyers is going to share some of her favorite ideas for gift giving, and many of them use scrapbooking paper and supplies, and all are […]

Weekly update — Aug. 22

Police: No word on forensic analysis Portales police say there is still no word on the outcome of forensic analysis of evidence in the slaying of Eastern New Mexico University student Angel Vale. Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry said the state crime lab has not released any paperwork to his department with any conclusions […]

Property ‘tax lightning’ raises ire

Liliana Castillo The Payne’s property taxes jumped 60 percent the year after they purchased their Curry County home. James and Robbie Payne were victims of what is being called tax lightning. Tax lightning is caused by a 2001 state law that put a 3 percent annual cap on how much assessed value could rise for […]

More than 180 turtles enter races

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Sarah Heller and her daughter Elanna Heller place their turtle for a race in the first round of the 11th annual Great American Turtle Race Saturday at the Curry County Fair. Liliana Castillo The fence around the turtle racing ring was lined with children, some who couldn’t see […]

Announcement —

Marty Hynesm will be in Clovis today for a service at New Beginnings Church of God, 307 N. Lea Street. He will be speaking in the morning service beginning at 10:50 a.m. Hynes has a powerful message of God’s love and restoration through his testimony. His tale of a fall from grace, time in prison, […]

Births —

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Thompson Darren David Thompson was born July 28, 2010, to Tyla Thompson and Frank Flood, of Portales, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Grandparents are Denise Thompson of Portales; Shalon Thompson and Daniel and Diana Flood, of Marble Falls, Texas. Great-grandparents are Keith and Anita Carmichael of Portales.

Senior menus — Aug. 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure and sugar testing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

On the shelves — Aug. 22

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Book of Codes: Understanding the World of Hidden Messages” by Paul Lunde provides an illustrated guide to signs, symbols, ciphers, and secret languages ranging from hieroglyphs and runes to DNA and graffiti. “Storm Prey” by John Standford begins as three men who have just robbed […]

Reunions — Aug. 22

The family of Aubrey and Elmina “Crow” Carlton, formerly of Friona, held their 24th Annual reunion at the homes Rocky and Dannette Sabins and Debbie Carlton in Plainview, Texas, on July 17, 2010. Special guests attending were: Aunt Zula Carlton of Plainview, Aunt Sue Inmon of Hereford, Roy and Paula O’ Brian of Friona, Dorothy […]

Engagements — Aug. 22

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Bailey-Johnson Brittany Bailey and Justin Johnson, of Portales, will be married Sept. 4, 2010, in Pagosa Springs, Colo. The prospective bride is the daughter of Hank and Sheila Bailey of Broadview. The prospective groom is the son of Scott and Laura Johnson of Raton. The prospective bride works for Sunland Peanuts and graduated from Grady […]

School menus — Aug. 22

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Whole wheat fruit turnover. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and fruit, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, baked French fries, […]

‘Professional patients’ need tough love

Perhaps it is because it has been more than nine years now since the doctor came in and told a perfectly healthy me, who had no reason to suspect it, that “Your biopsy tested positive. It was cancer.” Perhaps it is because, as someone told me at the time, this would one day seem like […]

Dog’s bird obsession fascinating

Karl Terry It’s hard to believe the energy the slumbering black dog at my feet is capable of expending. We adopted Ranger about eight months ago because his previous owner said he had a fixation toward cats and her sister’s cats were being terrorized. I’m not sure about a cat fixation but I know he […]

Our people: People person

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Courtesy photo The Lydicks were married in 1982. Chad Lydick works as an engineer and serves as an Eastern New Mexico University regent. Lydick said Gov. Bill Richardson asked him to serve as a regent and said he was interested in being involved in education. Lydick also served as a Clovis City Commissioner for eight […]

Clovis streets unsafe for bicyclists

Clovis streets unsafe for bicyclists As a citizen who prefers to ride a bicycle instead of taking my car everywhere in town, I must make a complaint about Clovis’ profound lack of safe non-motorized vehicle paths. Most of the major roadways are simply impossible for a cyclist. But there are major arterials throughout town that […]

Keep childrens’ safety in mind as school starts

It’s that time of the year again. The madness of getting our children back to class has already started in most area school districts. That means early morning and mid-afternoon traffic will be heavier and school zone restrictions go into effect. Higher traffic and slower speeds will affect all drivers, not just those who are […]

Livestock sale nets $286,000

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tell Runyan of Clovis’ Future Farmers of America chapter puts his grand champion steer on display to open Friday’s junior livestock sale at the Curry County Events Center. The steer sold for $5,000. Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With Tell Runyan and his steer projected on the big screen, auctioneer […]

Hounds look for help from running game

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU sophomore running back Troy Harris center finds a hole in the Greyhounds’ defense during Thursday’s practice at the ENMU practice field. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — With a senior-dominated offensive line and a handful of capable backs, the Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to put together […]

In search of ponies: Some choices worth risk

Sharna Johnson My life wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t have my Sancha. She was the first I saw when I began my search, and no matter what, I always went back to her. As a matter of fact, the night after I met her, I couldn’t sleep. I paced and fretted, telling myself […]

Student facing felony charge for bringing knife to school

PNT staff report A Portales High School student accused of carrying a knife to school is facing a felony charge. According to Portales police records, officers were requested at Lindsey/Steiner Elementary around 7:55 a.m. Thursday on a complaint about an unruly student on Bus 20. According to police reports: • Officers discovered a 16-year-old female […]