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About 150 Curry County foster grandparents were honored Friday at a banquet. We talked to three of them about their efforts with the program: Lois Floyd, 83, of Clovis Floyd Floyd began with the Foster Grandparent Program in 1988 in Portales and has been with it since. She assists with kindergarteners at Parkview Elementary. She […]

On the shelves – Oct. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present" by J. Randy Taraborrelli captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known and unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation's most famous and controversial family. "Wicked Business" […]

School menus – Oct. 28

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft Taco, salsa, romaine lettuce, […]

Fall asserting itself

Fall was asserting itself on the High Plains as I drove to Lubbock early in the morning. Dead calm when I left with an obvious frontline painted across the sky to the northeast, it didn't stay that way for long. Soon, in the pre-dawn light, I could see tumbleweeds the size of small cows racing […]

Weekly update – Oct. 28

More bring liens against company Two more companies have filed liens against the now apparently defunct Beauty Health Science and Innovations venture fronted by Clovis and the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. All About Roofing and Construction and Norris Electric Inc., both of Clovis, join a growing list of creditors who say they haven't been paid […]

Road construction – Oct. 28

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County On Tuesday, the Curry County road department will be fog sealing Curry Road 16 from State Road 209 to State Road 311. •• On Wednesday, Curry County will be fog sealing Curry Road B from Curry Road 32 to Curry Road 39. •• Curry […]

No. 11 Mustangs top Hounds

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Running backs Chauncey Harris and Keidrick Jackson each rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night as No. 11 Midwestern State posted a 51-28 Lone Star Conference football victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (7-1, 6-1) set up a showdown for first place next week at […]

CHS ROUNDUP: Cats rally late to slip past Hobbs

HOBBS — Junior forward Darrian Whitting scored late in the first sudden-death overtime Saturday night and Clovis High's boys completed a 4-0 run through District 4-5A soccer with a 2-1 win over Hobbs. The teams battled to a scoreless tie until Hobbs' Marvin Lujan scored with about 7 1/2 minutes left in the second half. […]

Lone Texico runner can’t go to state

TEXICO — If you're athletically inclined and you attend Texico High School, it's no exaggeration to guess that you probably participate in sports year round. Football players trade helmets for basketball jerseys in the winter months and then for baseball cleats or track shoes in the spring. Colton Hollis was familiar with that kind of […]

Brackets set for 6-man playoffs

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Christian Eagles earned the No. 6 seed in the state 6-man football playoffs. Pairings were announced Saturday night. CCS (2-6) faces third-seeded New Mexico School for the Deaf (8-1) in 1 p.m. quarterfinal game on Saturday at Santa Fe, the third time the teams will have met this season. Unbeaten Dora […]

Clovis Media Inc. picks up top honors

The Clovis News Journal picked up the top prize from the New Mexico Press Association, and Clovis Media Inc. newspapers picked up 31 awards Saturday at the association's Better Newspaper Contest banquet in Albuquerque. The News Journal won the general excellence award for the sixth consecutive year — its ninth in 10 years — with […]

Portales native inducted to NMPA Hall of Fame

Portales native Scot Stinnett, publisher of the De Baca County News and Clovis Livestock News, was inducted into the New Mexico Press Association Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Stinnett Stinnett, a 1974 Portales High School graduate, is a former NMPA officer and president. NMPA officials credit Stinnett with helping launch the New Mexico Foundation […]

Police blotter – Oct. 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 2:29 a.m.: Caller reported a visitor at his house, who was acting strangely, stole his iPad, 700 block of Wallace Street. 8:10 a.m.: Caller, handicapped, reported a vehicle with no visible handicap placard or sticker displayed was parked in handicap parking space, 1500 […]

Obama shows arrogance in recent debates

Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president of Family Research Council Action, offered a recent column on last week's final presidential debate. Here's a snippet: President Obama and Mitt Romney had another heated exchange during their final debate. They disagreed, cited facts and anecdotes and challenged one another. They also conveyed certain unspoken messages. The president came […]

Land owners right to protect property sacred

Eleanor Fairchild recently spent a night in jail. The 78-year-old grandmother was arrested after she stood with "eco-anarchists" against the Keystone XL pipeline's construction in East Texas. Fairchild's contribution to eco-anarchy? Trespassing — on a piece of her own farm a Texas court condemned at pipeline builder TransCanada's request. The Keystone pipeline controversy has attracted […]

Struggles lie beyond election win

Willie wants to withdraw as VP on our Green Tea Party ticket. It's not that he thinks "The party of common sense that knows it doesn't know" can't win. With our anti-oxidant, pro-equal-rights agenda, he's afraid that we will. Then we'll have to deal with being commanders in chief, target of everyone's self-interest. We support […]

Martinez should toss chief of staff

Stealth journalistic moves have placed in my possession the private memoir journal of Gov. Susana Martinez, the book wherein she records her innermost thoughts. We listen in on the governor when she has a Very Special Visitor. (After another trying day, the governor reclines on fluffy pillows, reflecting on her humble origins guarding El Paso […]

ENMU squads picked for 10th in LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's basketball teams were picked for 10th place this week in the Lone Star Conference preseason polls. The ENMU men were last in their 10-team circuit while the women finished ahead of Texas A&M-Commerce on the women's side, which includes 11 teams. Tarleton State and Midwestern State shared last […]

LSC-leading Rambelles sweep Zias

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Shelbi Goode had 13 kills and Maddie Huth added 11 Saturday as ninth-ranked Angelo State cruised to a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rambelles (22-3, 15-1 LSC) now hold a two-game lead over Tarleton State (20-6, 13-3), which lost at home on Saturday […]

Fatal 2010 Clovis crash reviewed in 3rd Judicial District Court

Jennifer Cruz said it's been nearly two years since her aunt Mary Castillo was killed in a crash involving a Clovis police officer and her family is still seeking justice. She's hoping former Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos will get his day in court now that 3rd Judicial District Chief Deputy District Attorney Scot Key […]