Architects hear feedback from school staff on middle school’s design

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Schools Food Service director Paul Kline, left, and Middle School Project Manager Jeremy Trumble go over floor plans for the kitchen and cafeteria for a new middle school Saturday at a design meeting held with architects at the administration building. Liliana Castillo Architects of a third middle school completed […]

DA says pleas help victims, save money

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CNJ illustration: Sharna Johnson Almost half, 44 percent, of cases closed in fiscal year 2010 in the 9th Judicial District courts were closed through plea agreements. District Attorney Matt Chandler said that translates to a higher percentage of convictions than any other district in the state. Sharna Johnson The 9th Judicial District Court in Roosevelt […]

Police blotter — Feb. 27

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Feb. 14 an officer responded to the 2000 block of Ross Street for a report of battery. A construction worker said a woman who lived in the neighborhood became upset with him because of the way he parked his […]

Weekly update —

CCC to discuss president’s replacement The Clovis Community College board of trustees will begin discussing a plan to replace retiring President John Neibling at their next board meeting. The meeting will be held 8 a.m. Wednesday in Room 512.

Zias drop pair at UT-Permian Basin

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Tieifa Dueberry squeezed home a pair of runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh inning, and host Texas-Permian Basin edged Eastern New Mexico University 4-3 on Saturday in the Falcons’ softball triangular. Earlier, the Zias dropped a 10-2 decision to East Central. They beat Permian Basin […]

Birthday —

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Mullins Ethel Mullins, left, of Portales, celebrated her birthday Wednesday with all of her sister bowlers. She is a young 95-year-old!! She is the Matriarch of the Wednesday Morning Coffee League. For 37 years, Ethel has been admired and loved by all of her sister bowlers. Laquita Terry, right, of Clovis, is one of Ethel’s […]

Anniversaries —

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SONY DSC Sercey On March 4, James and Martha Sercey celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. When they met, James Franklin Sercey was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and Martha Anna Drager was attending school in Bovina, Texas. It wasn’t long before they were happily married at the First Presbyterian Church on Pile Street in […]

Club notes —

Beta Phi Six members attended the regular meeting Dec. 6 at El Rancho restaurants with Bev Miller as hostess. Beta Phi received a thank you letter from St. Jude for our donations. We also have key tags for community partners with Albertsons and we collected toiletries for the Shelter Educational Program . The place of […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Gardens of Santa Fe” by Anne Hillerman brings many well-loved but secluded gardens to the public eye, highlighting the astonishing diversity of plants suited to the high-desert mountains and sharing insights on how to turn your own garden into a bountiful oasis in the desert. “Port […]

Senior menus

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. 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 sugar and blood pressure check; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, chocolate pudding. Tuesday: Breakfast —Smucker’s snack’n waffles. Lunch —Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, lettuce, tomato, pickle, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast —Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, fruit, whole wheat […]

Machine embroidery featured on show

Information on machine embroidery, making a chocolate fondant cake and preparing breakfast treats will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and designer Cindy Losekamp will talk about the origin of stumpwork, which was formerly done by hand. She’ll demonstrate machine embroidery using dimensional flowers on sweaters, […]

Honors — Feb. 27

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Submitted by Elks Pictured left to right: (front) Miss New Mexico Madison Tabet, (back) Jasmine Gannon, Rayelle Rivale and Haley Garcia. Lam New Mexico’s president Lee Ann Lam of Clovis, a member of Ledbetter-McReynolds Auxiliary No. 3015, was honored during the National Mid-Year Conference of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of […]

Paying attention makes life enjoyable

Spending time up at the Caprock, scouting for a place to make a Project WILD fieldtrip. (That is a classroom-based, project-focused ecology curriculum), we came upon a forensics situation. Nothing to excite CSI Miami fans; this would be more appropriate to Animal Planet. Still, it starts one’s mind turning in several directions. Peering over the […]

Tractors bring back memories

It was a sound I heard when I was young but rarely hear today. Listening to the old two-cylinder tractors at the N.M. Ag Expo this week it was easy to remember the sight of an old farmer on a Poppin’ Johnny tractor, plowing two to four rows and remembering the smell of fresh turned […]

Our people: Non-traditional student

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Lonzo Lassiter is an instructor at ENMU and works with KENW-TV as much as possible. He helps with video, audio and often builds sets. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University instructor Lonzo Lassiter began what he calls the second half of his life at age 50 when he attended […]

Zias gain split at UT-Permian Basin

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored twice on a two-out error in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday to pull out a 6-5 win over host Texas-Permian Basin in the Falcons’ triangular. Earlier, ENMU (3-9) was shut out by East Central 4-0. The Zias play […]

Commodities market risky

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune A truck waits to be filled with grain Friday afternoon at the JD Heiskell Holdings LLC grain elevators in Portales. The market for agricultural commodities, including corn and wheat, has become volatile due to speculative trading, farmers and grain dealers said. Argen Duncan Speculation in agricultural commodities markets is causing greater […]

Illinois man to face charges in New Mexico

A 59-year-old Illinois man was indicted by a federal grand jury for sexual Internet activity with what he believed to be an 11-year-old Melrose girl. Jerry Wexler of Barrington, Ill., faces up to 30 years imprisonment for the crime of attempted production of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according […]

Mayor Brumfield to deliver state of city address

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will deliver the annual state of the city address 4 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The address is intended to inform citizens and accomplishments and activities of the last year and to answer questions about the upcoming year. The address will be broadcast on Cable Channel 6. Information: 769-7828.