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

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

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER 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 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 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

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER 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 [...]