Tuesday area prep summaries — Nov. 26

Tuesday Boys Floyd 71, Grady 46 Floyd (1-0) — Justin Whitecotton 12, Laneith Chenault 10, Lane Wallace 2, Adrian Borrego 8, Rigo Navarro 2, Jonathan Diaz 13, Tanner Essary 10, Colby Rogers 14. Totals 29 10-28 71. Grady (0-1) — Adrian Lunsford 2, Gunner Burrage 1, Ryan Bone 2, Trenton Lee 17, Cannon Burrage 3, […]

LCU sinks Hounds with last-second 3

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ENMU senior guard Devone Davis, who finished with eight points and five assists, delivers a pass between senior Eli Baker, left, and sophomore Tyler Rogers of Lubbock Christian.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com For the second time in a week, the Eastern New Mexico University and Lubbock Christian men’s basketball teams played a tight, emotional game that came down to the end. Last week at Lubbock, ENMU scored the final 14 points to pull out a five-point win. This time, though, […]

Farmer: Snow will aid spring crops

Tristian Rodriques, 5, of Clovis add buttons to make eyes for the snowman he and neighborhood friends made Monday on Chanticleer Place.

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Local farmers said spring crops will benefit from the weekend’s 7-plus inches of snow. Those in the dairy industry said the additional moisture comes at a cost but they know the difficulties are temporary. “Of course we need moisture, but probably the biggest hurdle to overcome is getting […]

Plumbers warn against holiday overload

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Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com The holidays can bring their fair share of headaches, and local plumbers caution against overloading pipes to help lessen Thanksgiving stress. Lyle Lacoursiere with Reliable Plumbing and Drain said he comes to expect the issue around the holidays. He said the main problem he sees is people putting excess […]

Apps helps kids learn history of state tribes

Long drives to visit relatives for Thanksgiving are as much a part of the holiday tradition as turkeys and pumpkin pie. Fading, though, are the days when kids battled to find the most out-of-state license plates, or families played “I spy with my little eye” as a unit. Today’s families have a movie running in […]

Commissaries face gravest threat

Tasked by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to find ways to preserve force readiness amid sharply falling budgets, his comptroller and the Joint Staff have asked the Defense Commissary Agency for a plan to close all stateside base grocery stores, say military resale community sources. Time will tell if this is just the loudest warning shot […]

Thankful for so many blessings

You knew this was coming, right? You had to see this coming. I’m thankful the only thing I really need on Black Friday is a memory card, and I don’t have to set the alarm for 6 a.m. I’m thankful my mileage and expense reimbursement for the month is the exact amount of my credit […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commissioners

Curry County commissioners did the following Tuesday in a special meeting at the courthouse: • Heard a presentation on the county’s options for enacting gross receipts tax increases. • Approved payroll and purchases totaling $972,595.71. • Approved an agreement with GLU Factory Inc. and Wings For L.I.F.E. for providing services to Curry County Teen Court. […]

Suspicious package no threat

CNJ staff A suspicious package at Hillcrest Park prompted Clovis police to call in the New Mexico State Police and Cannon Air Force bomb squads Tuesday morning. Clovis Police Capt. Doug Ford said the package, which was wrapped like a present, was reported by a resident driving by the area around 6:50 a.m. No explosion […]

What’s happening — Nov. 27

Wednesday Thanksgiving Eve worship service – 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1021 N Prince St, Clovis. Information: 575-763-4526 Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, certified therapy dog teams for the kids and families to read with. Information: 769-7840. Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840. Public Works Committee […]

Police blotter — Nov. 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday • 3:10 a.m.: Premise check, 1000 block Piedmont Drive. • 3:32 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of Reese Drive. • 5:08 a.m.: Situation check, Situation check, 2000 block of West Grand Avenue. • 5:16 a.m.: Ill subject, 1000 block of Sheldon Street. • […]

Suspicious package contained packing material

CNJ staff A suspicious package at Hillcrest Park prompted Clovis police to call in the New Mexico State Police and Cannon Air Force bomb squads Tuesday morning. Clovis Police Capt. Doug Ford said the package, which was wrapped like a present, was reported by a resident driving by the area around 6:50 a.m. No explosion […]

Zias reschedule with Western New Mexico

Due to inclement weather, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team postponed its Monday game against Western New Mexico. The Zias’ home opener will instead be 2 p.m. Saturday against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The game against Western New Mexico has been rescheduled for Feb. 27.

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Nov. 26

Lubbock Christian (2-1) vs. ENMU (2-1) When: 7 p.m. today at The Rock, Clovis Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Chaparrals routed University of the Southwest 115-62 on Friday at home. The Greyhounds’ last outing was a week ago today, when they outscored LCU 14-0 over the final three minutes to pull out an […]

Thanksgiving, Winter Storms, Turkey, and Snow

Curtis Shelburne

By Curtis K. Shelburne Thanksgiving will soon arrive, but the ice and snow of our first winter storm have outpaced the turkey. So here’s my question as I write on this frosty Saturday evening: When is a weekend snow event simply a meteorological occurrence and when, if ever, is it a test of faith? After […]

Literary gold inexpensive, tasty

I struck gold at the used book sale at the Portales Public Library last week, and it cost me only a quarter. My treasure is a tattered 50-page booklet called “Aunt Jenny’s Favorite Recipes,” most likely a freebie when it was published in the early 1940s to promote Spry, a brand of vegetable shortening with […]

Students vital to lottery fix; let them help

New Mexico’s college students have accomplished in four hours what the Legislature couldn’t in 60 days — an agreed-upon path toward ensuring fiscal sustainability for the lottery scholarship fund. Unlike the 2013 Legislature, which could only agree on a $10 million raid on the tobacco settlement fund that remains tied up in the courts, student […]

Pregnancy Resource Center holding diaper drive

CNJ staff The Clovis Pregnancy Resource Center is looking to help parents in need this Thanksgiving with a community diaper drive. Executive Director Carla Miller said diapers are one of the center’s biggest material needs for its clients, and it will accept newborn through size 4 diapers, as well as wipes. Miller said local churches, […]

What’s happening — Nov. 26

Wednesday Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, 5 certified therapy dog teams for the kids and families to read with. Information: 769-7840. Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Public Works Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m., City Hall, 321 Connelly St. Information: 769-7828 Thursday Sixth Annual Lighthouse Mission […]

Police blotter — Nov. 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday • 1:16 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. • 9:28 a.m.: Criminal damage, 300 block of West 11th Street. • 10:28 a.m.: Narcotics, 700 block of Bonney Lane. • 11:23 a.m.: Motor vehicle hit and run, 1000 […]