Weddings — July 21

Lovvorn-Newman Kim Lovvorn of Hereford, Texas, and Ben Newman of Clovis were joined in marriage July 12, 2013 at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The Rev. David Gardiner performed the beachfront wedding. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Lovvorn of Hereford, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene […]

Engagements — July 21

Hay-Mefford Donald and Daris Hay of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tonya Hay, of Portales, to Paul Mefford, of Santa Rosa, son of Tircia Garcia of Santa Rosa. The couple will exchange vows 2 p.m. July 27, 2013, at Portales Church of God. The reception will be at the church […]

On the shelves — July 21

The following books are available:   Clovis-Carver Public Library Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier and The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman were given by the Scott Hulder family in memory of Claude Earl Brown. Open This Little Book celebrates the power of books in a fun story that will entertain the youngest reader […]

Senior calendar — July 21

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

Old house hides memories

Under the circumstances, it seems appropriate that the piped in music consists of songs like – Glenn Miller’s “American Patrol.” or Vaughn Monroe’s “When the Lights Go On Again, All Over The World.” That is, after all, the music that most of them danced to, as young adults. Like my father, a huge number of […]

Creative Living — July 21

Information on creating oriental designs using fondant and how to use essential oils for various skin types will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to show how to create oriental designs for cakes using fondant, a […]

CMI earns awards in national contest

CMI Staff Clovis Media Inc. earned a second place and honorable mention in the National Newspaper Association’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest. Winners were announced Friday. CMI includes the Clovis News Journal, Portales-News Tribune and Quay County Sun. CMI Editor David Stevens’ editorial “Respect for All,” supporting the Portales Recreation Department’s decision to stop coach-led prayer […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission July 21

Editor’s note: This is a supplemental report from the meeting that was not finished by press time Thursday evening.   The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners were in attendance. All action items mentioned in this report passed 8-0. During the meeting: • Siblings Shelby […]

Q & A with Ardinee Thomas

If the day was named for you, what would you do? Aridnee Thomas spent hers packing. Thomas is off to Washington, D.C., this weekend to take part in Girls Nation, an American Legion Auxiliary program where students who have completed their junior year of high school participate in a seven-day mock program that teaches them […]

Emails look at land negotiation for new jail site

The following is a compilation of email exchanges and the latest developments between officials negotiating a site for a new jail. Curry County Commissioners are asking voters to renew a $9.8 bond issue scheduled to be paid off next year to help finance the jail to be built somewhere other than downtown Clovis. Curry County […]

What’s happening — July 21

Today Good Samaritan Inc. 3rd Annual Pathway to Freedom Rally — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Empowering families to take the first step to success. 101 Acoma (across from Stansell’s). Information: 575-219-2670 2013 Ethnic Fair — 8:30 a.m., 10th and Sycamore at Hillcrest Park. Information: Selmus Price at 749-6570 Ethnic Fair Fun Run — 8 a.m. registration, […]

Findings should expose how city lost nearly $2M

Clovis city commissioners took the first step Thursday night to finding out what went wrong with a 2011 agreement with Beauty Health and Science Innovations. The findings may not be pleasant, but taxpayers need to know how the city came to lose a nearly $2 million investment with the failed cosmetics manufacturing company. Commissioners gave […]

Profound profundity into guy stuff

No one can really understand the gist of the First Gent Alligator Hunt Scandal without a basic grasp of Guy Stuff. I use the term “scandal’ loosely. This is such a boring New Mexico summer we’ll stoop to just about anything to get our juices stirring. Levi Chavez notwithstanding. What happened is Guv Hubby went […]

Three-Buck Chuck wine still bites

Before Christmas, I attended a cult meeting in Portales. For the safety of the 20 attendees, I’ve kept it under wraps until now to give everyone time to cover their tracks. Only waterboarding, dark chocolate or a 19-year-old could get their identities or the address out of me. In the hosts’ driveway, we circled our […]

Celebration of culture

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The Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers of Albuquerque perform a weave dance Saturday at the 22nd Annual Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair at Hillcrest Park.

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Hillcrest Park was alive with sounds, smells and sights from around the globe Saturday when Clovis celebrated its 22nd annual Ethnic Fair. Several walks of life were represented as area residents celebrated the culture and heritage of those in our region. The Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers from Albuquerque […]

Area facing doctor shortage

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Dr. Kimberly McGill of Clovis and ob/gyn at La Casa Family Health Center reviews a patient’s record Thursday at the La Casa Family Health Center in Clovis. McGill has been working for La Casa Family Health Center for two years.

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico is facing a shortage of doctors and dentists that one local health care provider says will only get worse. The federal Health Resources and Services Administration has designated Curry County as a Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area, meaning there are 3,500 or more people […]

Jail-release program may get second look

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By Robin Fornoff CMI projects editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com At least one Curry County commissioner wants to take a second look at a jail-release program that has placed just one inmate in the past seven months. The only other inmate who qualified for the electronically monitored ankle bracelet release program was disqualified after family members refused to […]

Five injured in two-car crash

CMI staff Five people were hospitalized Friday afternoon after a two car crash on N.M. 209 north of Ned Houk Park, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. The injured included Casey Turnbough, 38, Hallie Turnbough, 12, both of Portales, Suzy Powell, 64, Brooke Fleming, 12, and Brittany Fleming, 13, all of Grady. Waller said […]

Finals are family affair

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By Kevin Baird kbaird@cnjonline.com Samantha Hamilton, 6, competed in her first rodeo this week, at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association, the very rodeo her grandfather helped found. Dwayne Ridley, 73, is one of five men who began the HPJRA in 1974. Although he is retired from rodeo he spends a lot of time in […]

District swears in Van Soelen

CMI staff The Ninth Judicial District swore in its newest judge Friday afternoon in the Curry County Courthouse. Former Clovis City Commissioner and Deputy District Attorney Fred Van Soelen was sworn in by Judge Stephen Quinn, and will begin duties Monday. “There’s obviously going to be some first-day-of school jitters,” Van Soelen said. “I’ll need […]