Saturday area prep summaries — Dec. 20

BOYS Texico 61, Pecos 57 Pecos (5-3) — Arturo Archuleta 6, Jason Henderson 6, Isaac CdeBaca 6, Carlos Cordova 3, Mario Archuleta 14, Joseph Vigil 15, Christopher Vigil 7. Totals 23 5-13 57. Texico (6-3) — Justin Rucker 18, Rodrick Dean 8, Tanner Dickerman 1, Brann on Karger 9, Juan Estrada 3, Lance Myers 1, […]

Double dry embossing on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making crystal floral jewelry, double dry embossing and making “green” decor will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Lisa Rojas is a crafter and designer, and she’s going to show how to make a beautiful crystal floral […]

Senior happenings — Dec. 21

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 […]

Social media source of inspiration

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Until recently, social media has held very little interest to me. I just don’t have the capacity to entertain other people’s neurosis, what they like or dislike, unless they’re talking fashion of course. I kid. But even in the case for fashion, I browse to find what inspires me. I’ve […]

Clovis girls rout Sandia, improve to 8-1

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Clovis senior Nichele Hyman splits the defense of Sandia’s Alyssa Provencia, left, and Amanda Mitchell in the first half of Saturday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Hyman made both of the ensuing free throws.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Suffice it to say, there was no hangover from Friday’s competitive win over Cibola for the Clovis High girls. All five starters scored in the first 4 1/2 minutes and the Lady Wildcats rode a 30-5 first-quarter surge to an 81-31 victory over overmatched Sandia on Saturday night at […]

Clovis boys win easily over Moriarty

CNJ staff MORIARTY — Finally, it looks like Clovis High’s boys may be starting to get some things going their way. The Wildcats, coming off a hard-fought, eight-point win at home against Portales on Friday, put five players in double figures on Saturday night in a 66-42 thumping of Moriarty. “The kids played hard and […]

Romantic proposal by Christmas lights

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Aaron Valdez pops the question to Anhelica Salazar at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens while family, including grandmother Beth Lopez of Clovis, watch and wait for an answer.

Staff report When Anhelica Salazar’s boyfriend asked her to go to the Amarillo Botanical Gardens the night of Dec. 13, she thought it was just because she liked Christmas light displays. She found out later that night it was a plan by her boyfriend, with her whole family in on it, to make her a […]

May spirit of the season embrace you

By Clyde Davis Local columnist We would like to say a great and heartfelt thanks, on behalf I imagine of many folks, for hopefully many have experienced the same kindness that we experienced. Last week, this column proposed the idea that there were many activities, free of charge, available in the Clovis area. Truly, such […]

Greetings: Wendel’s Christmas newsletter

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist Apparently, Christmas newsletters are for bragging. Since my accomplishments have been negligible, mine may not qualify. In January, my great-nephew whipped me in basketball. It was inevitable, but I didn’t expect it to be on a three-foot foam goal after he’d just turned 18 (months). In my defense, he was […]

Trojan in Wildcat country

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LeighAnn Melancon adds an ornament the tree she donated at the clerk’s office in City Hall. Melancon says she and her mother made all the ornaments and decorations throughout the years and that she loves to make use of them every year at work.

LeighAnn Melancon is from Las Cruces and says she still bleeds green and gold for the Mayfield Trojans even though she’s in Wildcat country. Melancon graduated from New Mexico State. She went to work for Asarco in Silver City where she got experience in zinc mining. In 1986, Melancon moved to Clovis and started with […]

Wishing all a safe, Merry Christmas

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher When Sony Pictures announced it was canceling the movie “The Interview,” a whole new form of terror and blackmail opened up. In my personal opinion, the premise for the movie looked stupid, and was not a movie I was going to, but that is not the point. What happened represented the […]

Wishing you peace, hope of first Christmas

By Karl Terry Local columnist At the first Christmas in Portales, Santa Claus showed up in cowboy boots, riding a grey donkey. That’s right, he didn’t exactly fit the description that Clement Clark Moore had portrayed 76 years earlier in his poem “The Night Before Christmas.” But it was 1899 in Middle of Nowhere, NM […]

On the shelves — Dec. 21

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey offers a rare, powerful, and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world’s most extraordinary women, while providing readers a candid, humorous, insightful, and uplifting guide to becoming their best selves. The […]

New Mexicans win with Valles Caldera transfer

One of New Mexico’s magnificent pieces of public real estate is a winner in legislation President Obama is expected to sign. By extension, New Mexicans are winners, too, gaining more access to the breathtaking Valles Caldera for recreation and economic benefits from increased tourism. Since 2002, the 89,000-acre preserve located inside a volcanic caldera in […]

Christmas services

Here are area Christmas services reported to CNJ: Sunday • Christmas play Living Word ChOG 10:45 a.m. 3719 E. 21st St., Clovis Information: 575-763-6796 Wednesday • Come and go open communion service Living Word ChOG 6 p.m.-7 p.m. 3719 E. 21st St., Clovis Information: 575-763-6796 • Christmas service St. James Episcopal Church 5:30 p.m. and […]

Police: Second confession likely to play role at trial

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Law officers do not believe Christopher Bagwell, 19, killed Ariel Ulibarri. But they acknowledge his alleged confession almost certainly will play a role in the upcoming trial of the man who is accused of killing the 23-year-old mother of two. Bagwell of Clovis, the brother of one of two […]

Texico New Mexico Visitors Center unstaffed since September

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The New Mexico Visitors Center near Texico has been closed since September due to staffing issues.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Welcome to New Mexico. Keep on driving. That’s the message some travelers seem to have taken over the last four months, as the Texico New Mexico Visitors Center has been locked up and unstaffed since September. The building, about two miles west of the Texas-New Mexico border, is advertised […]

CCC president talks higher education

Becky Rowley became president of Clovis Community College in July of 2011, after serving 12 years as the college’s executive vice president. She also has served as a CCC full-time faculty member and continues to teach one English course a year. She has a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate degree in English literature. We […]

Jury selection scheduled for January in abuse case

A jury selection hearing is scheduled for Jan.7 for the State of New Mexico vs. Eusebio Jasper under District Judge Stephen Quinn. The jury trial is scheduled for Jan. 8. Jasper is charged with criminal sexual penetration in the first degree (child under 13) and four counts of criminal sexual penetration in the second degree […]

Police blotter — Dec. 21

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 1:41 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 200 block of Sheldon Street. • 2:17 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 500 block of East 10th Street. • 4:58 a.m.: Burglary report, 3300 block of Gidding Street. • 9:47 […]