Thursday prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 31

District 3-1A Fort Sumner 3, Melrose 0 Fort Sumner    27    25    25 Melrose    25    22    20 Individual statistics Kills — Fort Sumner, Angelica Torres 16, Codi Scovel-Wood 13, Emma Moyer 11, Ariana Lucero 5. Melrose, Addison Dial 10, Taylor Bostwick 7, Ember Woods 4, Reagan Carthel 3. Blocks — Fort Sumner, Scovel-Wood 1, Briana Terrell […]

L.J. Jenkins invite returns

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CNJ staff The PBR returns to Clovis today. The two-day L.J. Jenkins Invitational at the Curry County Events Center will feature 40 bull riders in the Touring Pro event, included defending champion Skeeter Kingsolver of McLouth, Kan., and Jenkins, a Texico native.   Name dropping Other top-name riders expected to participate include Shane Proctor, Stormy […]

Area prep football capsules — Nov. 1

Estancia (5-4, 1-2) at Texico (4-4, 1-1) • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 2-2A game • Last year: The Wolverines pulled out a last-second 32-28 win at Estancia. • Last week: The Bears routed Tucumcari 47-15 in district play, while the Wolverines had an open date. • Of note: The Wolverines have met […]

Ute commission votes down new study request

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By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com GRADY — Echoing the wishes of various city and village commissions and councils, members of the Ute Water Commission on Thursday voted down a request for a new field study on the long-term feasibility of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The vote was 7-4 vote, with […]

No verdict yet in county lawsuit trial

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Jury deliberations resume today in a civil lawsuit against Curry County filed by a former inmate beaten in the jail. John Landon Hall, 26, is asking for at least $250,000 in damages for the April 2009 assault while he was in jail facing drug charges. The trial started […]

A view from under the pew: Spooky superstitions

Editor’s note: In the aftermath of Halloween, Amos requested a re-run of his favorite Halloween column. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   spooky superstitions   weird things have been happening […]

Scriptures that describe how to pray

Ravi Zacharias in his book “Has Christianity Failed You?” wrote: “I think the reason we sometimes have the false sense that God is so far away is because that is where we have put him. We have kept him at a distance, and then when we are in need and call on him in prayer, […]

Food stamp cuts kick in starting today

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Thousands of Eastern New Mexico residents who receive food stamps will see a decrease in their benefits starting today as a boost to the federal program from the 2009 economic stimulus has expired. According to the Agriculture Department, that means a family of four receiving food stamps will […]

Pumpkins on parade at Parkview

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By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Pumpkins lined the main hall of Parkview Elementary School on Thursday as Clovis Municipal Schools personnel stopped in to take a peek. Each pumpkin was decorated as a literary character as part of the school’s second annual Pumpkin Parade event, according to Parkview Principal Mandy Carpenter. Broken up […]

Animal rescue gets grant for van

CNJ staff Hope Defined Animal Rescue in Clovis recently received a $17,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to purchase a transportation van. According to a press release, the van will be used to transport dogs pulled from the Clovis and Portales animal shelters to receiving animal rescue groups […]

Police blotter — Nov. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday • 12:47 p.m.: Domestic, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. • 12:50 a.m.: Juvenile problem in progress, 700 block of East First Street. • 1:03 a.m.: Premise check, 1000 block of Ashton Street. • 2:10 a.m.: Subject with a weapon, 2000 block of East […]

What’s happening — Nov. 1

Today “Ask a Lawyer” Legal Fair — 2 p.m.-4 p.m., YAM Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales. Information; clodbsc@nmcourts.giv or 505-797-6039 NM Finance Authority Legislative Interim Committee Meeting — 9:30 a.m., Civic Center. Information: 763-3435. L.J. Jenkins Invitational Bull Riding — 7:30 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 763-3435. Saturday Surviving the Holidays Event — […]

Letter to the Editor — Oct. 31

GOP’s real Obamacare fear? It will work Every time you turn on a news channel or radio station there is someone running down the Affordable Care Act. There is an ideology in our country that believes anything government does is bad. This group is not concerned about the needs of the majority of citizens in […]

Citizens have right to know “dark” money sources

I n a bad omen for transparency and accountability, “dark money” groups are spreading in New Mexico like fleas on an old dog. Two fliers were recently sent out by a new nonprofit “social welfare” group, New Mexico Competes. Its members have ties to Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration and the Republican Party. Its executive director, […]

What’s happening — Oct. 31

Today Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Craft Room. Information: 769-7840. High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., Master’s Center, Conference Room. Information: 575-791-1218. Curry County DWI Task Force — 4 p.m., Curry County Commission Room, 700 N. Main Street. Information: 763-7725 ext. 162. Ute Water Commission meeting — 2 p.m., Grady Senior […]

Police blotter — Oct. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday • 12:34 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of East 21st Street. • 1:43 a.m.: Premise check, 1000 block of Layton Court. • 1:46 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 500 block of Maple Street. • 2:22 a.m.: Domestic in progress, Fourth and Axtell streets. • […]

Peanut parameters

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Peanut allergies can be a serious issue for some children, and local school districts are putting rules into effect to protect the health and safety of those vulnerable students. According to the Mayo Clinic, peanut allergies are especially common in children, and symptoms can range from minor irritation […]

Clovis firefighters ready to welcome Halloween visitors

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CNJ staff Local firefighters are getting into the Halloween spirit with the Clovis Fire Department’s annual trick-or-treat event. According to Chad Healer, public education coordinator for CFD, monetary donations are given by local American Legions and VFWs each year and a large candy purchase is made. Candy is then passed out to local trick-or-treaters at […]

Our Shepherd Gave His Life for His Sheep

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Our Shepherd Gave His Life for His Sheep By Curtis K. Shelburne In this fallen world we are accustomed to hearing stories of selfishness and greed, but, as Paul Harvey used to say, “Wash your ears out with this!” When Wake Forest freshman baseball outfielder (and 19th round draft pick for the New York Yankees) […]

Fishing report — Oct. 31

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.   Northeast Cabresto Lake — We had no […]