Greyhounds move win streak to four games

CMI staff Severin Niessen made three saves for a shutout, and Eastern New Mexico University capitalized on defensive miscues to take a 3-0 victory Monday at University of the Southwest in Hobbs. The win moves the winning streak to four games and the undefeated streak to five for Greyhounds (6-3-1), who also got head coach […]

Escaped inmate still at large

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com An inmate who escaped from Roosevelt County’s jail and remained at-large late Monday night served time for second-degree murder in Colorado, according to the jail’s administrator. Administrator David Casanova said he did not know the details of Robert Claudio’s case, which he said occurred in Colorado. Claudio, 31, […]

Cannon military personnel will continue duties despite shutdown

CNJ staff The government shutdown will send Cannon Air Force Base’s civilian employees on furlough, but military personnel will continue to carry out assigned duties, according to Marcelo Calero of Cannon public affairs. On Monday Calero said, “If an agreement is not reached, our highly-valued workforce of more than 400 civilians would be furloughed as […]

Hospital interpreters grant peace of mind

CNJ staff photo: Emily Crowe
Registered nurse Chris Garcia, standing center, works with interpreters Ted Anaya and Yvonna Gonzalez to help Celina Chavez, a patient at Plains Regional Medical Center.

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Patient comfort is important when it comes to good medical care, and Noemi Flores has made a name for herself among Hispanic patients at Plains Regional Medical Center. As a volunteer interpreter at the hospital, Flores helps give patients who are not fluent in English a voice and […]

Clovis mothers join forces against synthetic marijuana

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com A group of concerned Clovis mothers have joined forces to increase awareness about synthetic marijuana. “We’ve been furious about this stuff,” said Connie Rowland, who is a member of Mothers Against Synthetic Marijuana. “What we need to do is educate kids so they know it’s downright dangerous.” Rowland, […]

What’s happening — Oct. 1

Tuesday Wheatfields Pastor’s Appreciation Lunch — 12:30 p.m., Free to all pastors, 4701 N. Prince St. Information: 762-8700 Curry County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 763-6016 Lodgers Tax Meeting — 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Assembly Room. Information: 769-7828   Wednesday Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver […]

Police blotter — Oct. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: • 4:23 a.m.: Criminal damage, 2000 block of North Prince Street. • 6:24 a.m.: Criminal damage, 100 block of Matador Court. • 9:35 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 600 block of Commerce Way. • 11:21 a.m.: Public affray in progress, Reid Street and […]

Business digest — Oct. 1

Realtor confirms lot purchase Realtor Brett Johnson confirmed that a company has purchased the lot at 200 East Brady Avenue where the Hacienda home improvement store used to be. Johnson said he could not disclose the name of the company or what they will be manufacturing, citing confidentiality. The store has been closed since May. […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library to consider the following actions: • Discussion and approval of disposal of assets such as kitchen utensils and appliances associated with the jail’s kitchen remodel and the juvenile detention center. Finance Director Lee Ann Hutchins Hutchins said the […]

CMI staff capture awards at contest

CMI staff The Clovis News  Journal captured the top prize, the General Excellence Award, Saturday at the  annual New Mexico Press Association/Associated Press Managing Editors Better  Newspaper Contest in Albuquerque. Clovis Media Inc. staff also captured  multiple individual awards. The contest saw 1,777 entries, the largest  number of entries in its history and judging was […]

CAT TRACKS: Rams post ‘video game’

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis assistant coach Darrell Davis makes a point to linebackers Kordell Tindle, left, and Matt Lanier during the second half of Friday night’s game at Rio Rancho. The Cats dropped a 62-59 decision in overtime to the Rams.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Even though it’s technically artificial turf, Rio Rancho’s 62-59 win over Clovis was best described by the Albuquerque Journal’s James Yodice as “a video game on grass.” There were so many points scored Friday night, the Wildcats ran both of their two-point conversion plays, and ended up with […]

Cardinals hold off Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Freshman running back Junior Sessions’ second touchdown of the game, a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 3:17 left, proved to be the difference on Saturday night as Incarnate Word held off Eastern New Mexico University 33-26. The Cardinals (3-2), transitioning from the Division II Lone Star Conference to the FCS […]

Being genuine, spontaneous a quality all its own

This is the thing about “quote of the week,” or for that matter, I suppose, any viable quote; it cannot be planned. It must, by definition, come out randomly and without forethought. It must meet the criteria of making me (the teacher) laugh spontaneously. Example: “It’s something horrible that makes my ears bleed.” (the description […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 29

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; Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dance, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5/person); 1 p.m., Bingo. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities; […]

Creative living: Tinting fabric, drying tomatoes to be featured

Information on tinting fabric with crayons, oven drying tomatoes and making vintage paper crafts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesda and noon Thursday. Evelyn Terhune is the owner of Ozark Crafts and she will demonstrate fabric tinting with crayons, which is a great technique that even younger children will enjoy. […]

Reunions — Sept. 29

Class of 1963 Clovis High School Class of 1963 members celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation Sept. 20-21 in Clovis. The group started off the weekend by cheering for the Wildcats in Friday’s football game against Cleveland. Returning Wildcats included several leaders of the 1963 football team, a number of varsity cheerleaders, and the […]

Anniversary — Sept. 29

Roberts Audie and Billie Roberts of Portales will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Oct. 2, 1948. in Dublin, Texas. They have six children, 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is a retired […]

Our people: Fair royalty

Stephanie Bailey: Courtesy photo
Stephanie Bailey was the 2013 New Mexico State Fair queen.

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Stephanie Bailey spent the last year as the 2013 New Mexico State Fair Queen. She was crowned in September 2012. She was the first state fair queen from Curry County since 2005. Born in Lubbock, is the second child in a family of six. She graduated from Texico […]

Help needed — Sept. 29

Sandoval family A bank account has been created at Cannon Federal Credit Union in account in the name Lorenzo and Beaty Sandoval to assist the family with medical bills incurred with treatment for their son, Lorenzo Jr., who has been battling cancer for two years. A parking lot sale and baked goods sale is being […]

Club notes — Sept. 29

Altrusa The Altrusa Club of Portales met on Sept. 23 in the Central Annex. President Linda Leaming called the meeting to order. Wanda Pettus led the opening ceremonies and Cathy Rankin gave the Altrusa Accent. The minutes from Sept. 9 were approved with one addition: The school supplies and books being collected are for a […]