Re-shift focus of spiritual vision to Christ

Memphis, Tenn., holds fond memories for me. During my childhood, our family made many visits to relatives who lived in the area. So it was during my early years that I began to develop an affinity for the city. Surprisingly one of the main memories I have of Memphis might seem dull to the average […]

Shelburne: A page from an old sermon stands test of time

For a lover of the Word and words, a preacher-type who loves anything good and beautiful set in type, you just couldn't find a better Christmas gift than one I received over a decade ago and am still loving. The gift I want to describe is a beautifully-framed actual page from a book of sermons […]

Clovis ready for Labor Day

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Chris Irwin of Clovis cleans his pontoon boat Thursday in front of his home on Clovis' east side om preparation for the Labor Day weekend. Irwin said the trip is his last for the summer season. Locals say they're spending Labor day weekend at home even though AAA's recent travel […]

Actor answers questions

Christina Calloway: Portales News Tribune Actor, musician and Eastern New Mexico University alum Ronny Cox addresses an audience filled with students aspiring to work in the movie business Thursday at ENMU. Known best for roles in "Deliverance," "Robocop" and the original "Total Recall," Eastern New Mexico University graduate Ronny Cox said his favorite role will […]

Clovis Police Department to conduct DWI patrols

The Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI saturation patrols in Clovis on Sunday and Monday, and on Sept. 2, 7, 8, 15, 22 and 28, according to a news release from Clovis police. Officers will be specifically targeting drunken and drug-impaired drivers. According to the news release, more officers will work to curb traffic […]

Clovis Christian High School gets laptops

Clovis Christian High School received 20 laptop computers Tuesday from the Bank of Clovis, according to Clovis Christian Schools Superintendent LaDona Clayton. Clayton said each junior and senior at the high school will receive a laptop for academic work for the school year. Clayton said students will use their laptop in all classes and will […]

Jail booking officer accused of stealing from inmate

Stuart Shane Dietz A Curry County jail booking officer is accused of stealing $500 from an inmate. Stuart Shane Dietz, 41, of Clovis, was arrested Wednesday by sheriff's deputies and charged with misdemeanor larceny, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Dietz is accused of stealing the cash from a Clovis man, who was arrested for driving […]

Public Record – Aug. 31

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 16 through Wednesday: Alex Joe Urban, 23, to Erica Adriana Nanez, 22, both of Clovis Nimrob K. Lelei, 33, to Caroline J. Kipchaba, 29, both of Hobbs John Paul Crisp, 40, to Elizabeth Linda Lucero, 45, both of Clovis Carlos Gaytan, IV, 23, to […]

Police Blotter – Aug. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 1:24 a.m.: Caller heard footsteps coming from a vacant apartment, 300 block of Axtell Street. 2:03 a.m.: Caller reported obnoxious subjects and loud music at a party nearby, near Main and Christopher streets. 6:49 a.m.: Caller reported damage to the light pole in […]

What’s Happening – Aug. 31

Today DWI Saturation Patrols — Specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired drivers. Information: 763-9444. Fifth Friday Celebration— 5 p.m. Food, music, art and family fun. Portales Main Street between First and Second streets. Information: 356-8541. Tuesday Civil Aviation Board meeting — 6 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport. Information: 769-7828. Thursday Clovis City Commission meeting — 5:15 […]

Wildcats pick up first win

Getting its first goal in the young season wasn't quite enough for the Clovis Wildcats. Alamogordo News photo: John Bear Clovis' Johon Rascon scores the Wildcats' second goal by a diving Ashton Degraff late in the first half Wednesday at Alamogordo. The Wildcats tacked on another goal in the second half and took a 3-1 […]

Local gardens survive summer

Margie Plummer held her hand over her eyes, shielding the sun as she surveyed her extensive vegetable crops behind her business, Turnbough's Corner, just outside Portales. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Roosevelt County gardener Margie Plummer, right, picks okra from her garden off of U.S. 70 with her grandson, Andrew Plummer, 10, on Wednesday afternoon. Plummer […]

Help still needed for displaced fire victims

Displaced residents from Friday's fire at the Clovis Apartments may soon have a place to call home — if not already — but the families still need help. Nobody was hurt in the fire that displaced 10 families, according to Erinn Birch, executive director of United Way of New Mexico Capt. Allan Silvers of the […]

Students learn about communication by speaking about their passion

CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis High School sophomore Alexis Longoria speaks to his speech classmates Monday about his ministry work in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Longoria said he hoped his speech will inspire his classmates to have strong faith and hope. Alexis Longoria spoke Monday about ministering to children in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Clovis […]

Police Blotter – Aug. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:47 a.m.: Caller reported seeing light from flashlights in the back yard of a neighbor's home, 100 block of Greene Acres Road. 1:09 a.m.: Caller advised a female was in the bathroom cutting herself with broken glass, 2100 block of West Grand Avenue. […]

Letters to the editor: Road closure burdens landowners

I attended the Aug. 21 meeting at which Curry County commissioners voted to close Curry Road R just west of Cannon Air Force Base. Among the reasons cited for closing the road were security and safety. Since the existence of Cannon Air Force Base, formerly known as Clovis Army Air Field, how many accidents on […]

What’s Happening – Aug. 30

Today High Plains Patriots countdown to general election — 7 p.m., Java Loft Conference Room. Voter registration information and forms will be available. Positions of the candidates for the U.S. Senate will be discussed. Public is invited to attend. Information: Friday DWI saturation patrols — Specifically targeting drunken and drug impaired drivers. Information: 763-9444. […]

Editorial: Agency failed to prove doping allegations

One of two things is true about seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and the allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs to achieve his cycling victories: He is innocent of the charges and won his titles fair and square, just as his passing of hundreds of drug tests would suggest. The tests used by […]

Pigskin Preview 2012

Click on part 1 and 2 to download a PDF version of the Pigskin Preview or view it below as an image. Part 1 Part 2

Area prep volleyball summaries – Aug. 28

Texico 3, Melrose 0 Texico 25 25 25 Melrose 21 20 6 Texico individual statistics Kills — Shaylee Anderson 12. Blocks — Shelby Vannatta 2, McKenzi Mayfield 2, Chasity Sharp 1, Kimber Harrison 1. Digs — Mel Lucero 11, Lindsey Foote 5. Aces — Anderson 3, Harison 1, Taylor Stephens 1, Vannatta 1. Assists — […]