Friday morning briefing: An egg hunt, hitting a knuckle ball and and a fast ostrich

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Egg hunt There's an Easter egg Hunt 2 p.m. Saturday at the Softball Complex on Industrial Drive in Portales. It's open to all kids ages 10 and under. Information: Veda Urioste at 356-6662, ext. 1018 or Joan Martinez-Terry at 356-6662, ext. 1012. Breakfast The American Legion Auxiliary […]

A tsunami of joy flows from a little-used tomb

"Joy is the serious business of heaven," wrote C. S. Lewis. Whatever the musical key of "the concert of the age," on the eternal day when God's people from across the ages, people of every tribe and tongue, all band together to praise him, joy will be the tone and timbre of every single note. […]

Letters to the editor: Performance highlights talents

Sunday was a great day in Clovis. The First United Methodist Church, Kingswood United Methodist and Clovis Community College put on an absolutely awesome performance of "The Rose of Calvary." Wow, do we have talent in Clovis! I want to thank all the choir members, the orchestra, directors, Ken McDonald and Jason Paulk, the accompanists, […]

Commissioners need to listen to voters better

The least surprising thing about the outcome of Tuesday's $9.3 million jail bond vote, defeated 1,014-946, was the surprise uttered by some Curry County commissioners. They have been turning deaf ears to the public for a few years now. Yes, jail Administrator Gerry Billy spoke with clarity and passion to hundreds of residents the last […]

Jail kitchen, laundry top list of immediate issues

When Curry County commissioners meet Friday fresh off a jail bond issue defeat, the question of what to do next will likely cast a shadow over any other issue. Chairman Wendell Bostwick is convinced the message from voters was "deal with what you already have." To that end, questions about the existing jail's kitchen and […]

Chubby Checker to headline music festival

Singer-songwriter Chubby Checker is coming to town. Courtesy photo Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said Chubby Checker will be the headliner for Clovis Music Festival, scheduled for September. Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said Checker, who rose to stardom in 1960 with the […]

CCC employees recognized for service

Clovis Community College employees who have served the college for five years or more were given recognition and awarded service pins Wednesday by the CCC Board of Trustees. Chairman Charles Guthals thanked the 27 employees who received service awards saying "You make this institution what it is today. We received a glowing report from our […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: Acceptance of $4.1 million from the state water trust board for construction of Phase 1A of the effluent reuse pipeline. The $12 million project, when completed, will treat wastewater for non-drinking use in city and […]

Zias third, Hounds seventh at Snyder rodeo

SNYDER, Texas —Eastern New Mexico University's women finished third and the men seventh over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. The Zias tallied 285 points, trailing Texas Tech (355) and Vernon College (345). Junior Jessie Kirkes was second in the first go in 7.5 seconds and second in the short go in 7.8 […]

Police blotter – April 5

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 12:15 a.m.: Caller reported someone possibly smoking marijuana in a local business, 3700 block of North Prince. 6:47 a.m.: Caller reported severe back pain and fall, 1000 block of Calhoun. 7:30 a.m.: Caller reported domestic disturbance at his residence, 1000 block of North […]

Ticket feature: ‘Sordid Lives’ on display in Amarillo

The story of "Sordid Lives" has taken on numerous forms, from Del Shores' 1996 play, to the 2000 film Shores wrote and directed, to the 2008 television series. Courtesy photo The following scene from "Sordid Lives," presented by Amarillo Little Theatre, features Wardell (played by Brent Womble), LaVonda (Treva Oller), G.W. (Scott Royster) and Noleta […]

County commission to meet Friday

Curry County Commissioners will meet 4 p.m. Friday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. Items for action on the agenda include a canvass and certification of the failed jail bond issue held Tuesday. Also, a request to approve a resolution a $14,606 for a Retired Senior Volunteer Program grant. Commissioners have also scheduled a […]

Education column: Banquet honors those who contribute

It's time once more for the Purple Pride Hall of Honor Awards Banquet, hosted by the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation. The banquet will be held April 14 at the Clovis Civic Center to honor distinguished Clovis High School Alumni. In our busy, often over-committed lives, it's important to pause and acknowledge the successes and […]

Thursday morning briefing: Cheap books, ripening tomatoes and irrational fears

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Books cheap The Friends of the Clovis-Carver Library offer good books cheap at their sale, beginning Saturday and continuing through next week during library hours. Meetings watch The Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. today at city hall. Curry County Commissioners meet at 4 p.m. Friday […]

Petty withdraws from county clerk race

Randy Petty of Clovis, former general manager of Triangle Hardware, has withdrawn as a Republican candidate for Curry County Clerk. Petty withdrew from the June 5 primary on Tuesday, the last day for candidates to take their name off the ballot. He was the only candidate to withdraw from the primary election. Petty said new […]

House destroyed in fire was scheduled to be condemned

A vacant house that was scheduled to be condemned caught fire Wednesday morning and was later destroyed in the search for possible victims. Courtesy photo: Roxanne Ortiz City fire officials said no one was injured in a Wednesday morning fire at 322 N. Lea St. that engulfed what turned out to be a vacant house […]

Prep linescores – April 4

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks Elida junior Taylor Boone threw a complete game on Tuesday as the Tigers defeated the Melrose Buffaloes 9-3 at Melrose. Tuesday Elida 9, Melrose 3 Elida 102 024 0 — 9 12 2 Melrose 300 000 0 — 3 5 6 Taylor Boone and Kris Yager; Nick Spatafore, Brian Hemminger […]

Fishing report – April 4

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Reminder: The new fishing license year began April […]

Fishing report – April 4

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Reminder: The new fishing license year began April […]

Cats post 13-stroke win at Roswell

ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys golf team did something it hadn't done in a while on Tuesday — break 300. The Wildcats finished with a four-man score of 299 in cruising to the team title by 13 strokes over Hobbs in the Spring River Invite at Spring River Golf Course. Clovis also earned its […]