Police blotter — Oct. 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Friday • 12:08 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 700 block of Ross Street. • 12:38 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, Cameo Street and Purdue Avenue. • 2:18 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of West 15th Street. • 6:21 a.m.: Theft, 2000 block of PR Lyons […]

Engagements — Oct. 27

Krouse-Kruckeberg Gary and Elaine Kruckeberg of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Teri Kruckeberg of Clovis, to Michael Krouse, of Clovis, son of Dean Krouse and Barb Lewis of Middleville, Mich. The couple will exchange vows 2 p.m. Nov. 9, 2013. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Clovis Community College. […]

Marriage: Snowberger-Clauss

SooJee Annah Clauss of Albuquerque and Nicholas Edward Snowberger of Roswell were joined in marriage on May 25, 2013, at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Albuquerque. The Rev. Kevin Niehoff and Pastor Shawn Kelly performed their double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Donna Clauss of Albuquerque. The bridegroom is […]

Birthday — Castle

Gladys Castle of Clovis will celebrate her 101st birthday Nov. 2, 2013. She will celebrate the birthday with a family dinner. Castle was born Nov. 2, 1912, in Rogers, Okla. She has six children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Club Notes — Oct. 27

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 12 at the Roosevelt County Historical Museum at Eastern New Mexico university in Portales. Cori Snobble and Vicky Stratton were hostesses. After touring the museum, the business meeting was conducted by Regent Vicky Stratton. Jessie Strauch suggested […]

On the Shelves — Oct. 27

These book are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories From Iraq by Michael Kamber presents a groundbreaking new visual and oral history that reveal the inside and untold stories behind the headlines of America’s nine-year conflict in the Middle East. The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice explores the power […]

School menus — Oct. 27

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — breakfast pizza. Lunch — beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch— grilled chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch, fruity Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast —mini pancakes. Lunch — chicken taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, sunshine corn, orange smiles. Thursday: […]

Creative Living: Budget meals subject of show

Information on making one-pot meals on a budget, using a no-bake polymer clay and different ways to use grapefruit sections will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Bonnie Matthews is the co-founder of Freekeh Foods, and she says that all-natural Freekeh is a great way for busy Americans […]

Senior Happenings — Oct. 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m., Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily activities; 1 p.m., Loteria (Clovis) Friday: Daily activities, 9 […]

Desire to harm societal concern

This isn’t a story for the squeamish, which I am not, but it’s a story that needs to be told. It especially isn’t a story for a dog lover, but I am one, and the story needs to be heard. She’d have weighed at least 70 pounds, in good shape. As it was, I doubt […]

Food TV shows out of control

Once upon a time, if you stopped to watch mom in the kitchen you would find yourself setting the table or washing pans. These days the kitchen is a pretty public place. I was at a cooking demonstration this week put on by the newspaper and they had come up with a way for several […]

Our People: The lady behind the desk

Marie Roberson: Courtesy photo
Roberson, left, with her husband Oscar about four months after the couple married. They used this photo as Christmas gifts that year.

Marie Roberson said most people know her as the lady behind her desk at Graham Abstract on Second Street in Portales with her faithful dachshund by her side. She started in that line of work in 1946, only taking a brief pause to raise her two children, and now at 86, she’s helped generations of […]

CAT TRACKS: Cats seek help from Cavemen

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis assistant coach Cal Fullerton talks with Kaine Bender about defensive alignment on the sideline during Friday night’s District 4-5A matchup at Watson Stadium in Hobbs. The Eagles upended the Wildcats 30-28.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Given the one-sided nature of Clovis and Hobbs on the football field in the last decade-plus, “rivalry” wasn’t the best way to put it. “Annual game” may have sufficed, with the Wildcats winning the last 12 and only two of them by less than three touchdowns since the […]

State stuck in killing mode

You can describe New Mexico in so many ways: big skies with mind-boggling sunsets, politically diverse, expansive, neighborly, God fearing, home of tourist attractions from national parks to soaring balloons, rough-hewn cowboys pulling up a bar chair next to Santa Fe sophisticates. In a word — and state sloganeers may use this if they care […]

A time for witch hunting

With witching season brewing, I’m disappointed some Facebook postings booooo-ing the president are shrilling but not thrilling enough for the devilish black magic. Here is a sampling of the less-than-hair-raising originals, with my suggested spine-tingling revisions. “Obama is crazy and hates us Americans.” Revision: “According to ‘The Onion,’ in kindergarten Obama was committed to a Kenyan […]

Cats capture district soccer title

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis junior Ever Dominguez races Hobbs defender Rafael Chapparo to the ball in the first half of a Saturday’s District 4-5A boys soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. Dominguez got to the ball and assisted on a goal by Josh Otero as the Wildcats went on to defeat Hobbs 2-1 and claim the 4-5A title.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Had Clovis and Hobbs played defense all season like they did Saturday, there’s a chance they wouldn’t have played Saturday in a do-or-die match to reach the Class 5A soccer playoffs. In a game that saw just four shots on goal, the Wildcats got the best of the […]

Area prep volleyball summary — Oct. 26

Non-district Texico 3, Tatum 0 Texico    25    25    25 Tatum    15    18    21 Texico individual statistics Kills — Chasity Sharp 10, Whitney Skabelund 7, Shelby Vannatta 7. Blocks — Sharp 6, Jasmine Gannon 2. Digs — Marina Rodriguez 24. Aces — Rodriguez 2, Kimber Harrison 1. Assists — Taylor Stephens 19, Vannatta 17. Records — […]

Viewpoint: White house yet to make good on promises

“Never has it been more important for America to lead wisely, to shrewdly project power and wield influence on behalf of liberty and security. Unfortunately, I fear our once great influence is waning, a victim of misguided policies and impetuous actions.” — Barack Obama, 2004 How, exactly, do those words, delivered in a speech to […]

CHS ROUNDUP: Shorthanded Lady Cats fourth in Ruidoso meet

CNJ staff RUIDOSO —With five of their top runners unavailable, the Clovis High girls cross country team finished fourth on Saturday in the Ruidoso Invitational. Three runners were involved in a band competition and two were playing soccer. Still, the CHS girls’ tally of 95 points left them only five points behind second-place Roswell High. […]

Hounds up winning streak to three

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By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Things have been going pretty well for the Eastern New Mexico University football team lately, not so much for Texas A&M-Kingsville. Rashan Lawrence and E’lon Spight each scored his first touchdown of the season — Lawrence on his first carry of the season and only […]