Saturday area prep summaries — Jan. 25

Boys Texico 87, Eunice 42 Eunice (10-6) — Isaiah Nichols 22, Andrew Torres 3, Donovan Nichols 2, Emmanuel Gonzalez 4, Dorion Rosalez 1, Armando Rodriguez 2, Jose Luis Rodriguez 6, Totals 15 6-12 42 Texico (15-1) — Justin Rucker 19, Gentry Doolittle 6, Brannon Karger 13, Miles Grau 2, Kendall Naceanceno 8, Jonah Walls 9, […]

Castaways will always be stranded on island

Castaway for half a century Gilligan, the Skipper and all the passengers of the S.S. Minnow are back in the spotlight recently. As TVLand prepared to reintroduce audiences to the shipwrecked seven this past week the Professor (actor Russell Johnson) died of old age. That’s right. The show’s egg-headed heartthrob was whisked from the island […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 8-ball pool tournament, 10 a.m. $5. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; […]

Dress your best for Super Bowl

Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl Sunday is just a week away and some of you may want to celebrate your team in style. I have been asked what I think one should wear to a Super Bowl party. Here are a couple of suggestions you may want to consider for your football […]

Felt projects on upcoming show

Information on cooking artichokes and doing felting projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Cookbook author and chef John Vollertsen (more commonly known as Chef Johnny Vee) will demonstrate how to clean an artichoke, steam it in a pressure cooker and then make ravioli using Won Ton […]

Still going strong


At the age of 75, Lewis Cooper has no plans to slow down in his post as chief of the Texico Volunteer Fire Department. Originally from Portales, Cooper went to basic training in the late 1950s and served in the Army Reserve for 13 years. He retired after 39 years with Helton Oil in 2000, […]

Club notes — Jan. 26

The Meals on Wheels Board of Directors met Jan. 21. President Phyllis Davidson opened the meeting, with following members in attendance: George Boal, Cleta Cook, Pam Kamradt, Mary Weigl, Harold Wuest and executive coordinator Sherry Turner. Turner provided the monthly report showing 781 meals were delivered in December, with 11,026 meals delivered during calendar year […]

School menu — Jan. 26

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast- breakfast pizza. Lunch – beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – cinnamon roll. Lunch -chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch, fruity Jell-O. Wednesday: Breakfast – mini pancakes. Lunch – pig in a blanket, garden salad with ranch, green beans, fresh fruit, […]

Every Super Bowl has good components

Every several years, it seems like a good idea to review the pieces and components which contribute to a good celebration of the Super Bowl. Needless to say, this celebration takes a different form when the teams are of neutral value to the one doing the planning. In my case, the teams with intense loyalty […]

On the shelves — Jan. 26

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Legacy of the Purple Heart was given by Lillian Higgs in memory of Wayne Higgs. More than a history of the nation’s oldest military decoration, this volume commemorates the extraordinary sacrifices of hundreds of American servicemen who were recognized for their service, and tells the human […]

No. 4 Tarleton State crushes Hounds

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State has been head and shoulders above everybody in Lone Star Conference men’s basketball this season. You don’t have to convince Eastern New Mexico University. The Greyhounds got an up-close-and-personal look at NCAA Division II’s No. 4 team Saturday night as the Texans improved to 17-0 (6-0 LSC) and […]

TexAnns recover to beat Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University played 17th-ranked Tarleton State relatively even for much of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s matchup. It might have been better than that, except for 6-foot-1 senior post Kiara Wright. Wright went 13-for-13 from the floor en route to a career-best 39 points and the TexAnns snapped […]

Zia softball picked for seventh in preseason poll

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has been picked for seventh place in the eight-team Lone Star Conference in a poll released on Friday by the LSC office. ENMU, under first-year coach Kristen Soukup, finished with 40 points to edge out Texas A&M-Kingsville, which had 37. The Zias were ninth […]

Clovis moves to 19-0 with win over Volcano Vista

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Clovis coach Jeff Reed talks to his team during a time out in Saturday night’s game against Volcano Vista at the Rock.

By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER Friday night against Lubbock Trinity Christian, it was a third-quarter eruption which carried Clovis High’s girls to victory. On Saturday against third-ranked Volcano Vista, it was the second quarter. Senior guard Danni Williams scored 28 points and the Lady Wildcats worked around early foul problems for senior guard […]

Hierarchy of needs? It needs work

Wendel Sloan

Thanks to social media, we need to update Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. Physiological includes air, food and water. Finding healthy food in Portales is my toughest struggle. Safety includes personal and financial security, health and well-being. My biggest threat is opponents’ un-trimmed fingernails in noon-time hoops. Love […]

Education, as always, beats legislation

New Mexico lawmakers are supposed to be focusing on the budget this legislative session, but they always seem to find time to consider new laws to make us all “safer.” One bill they’ll consider, with support from Gov. Susana Martinez, is Senate Bill 19, which would outlaw texting while driving. Of course it’s a bad […]

Convicted child killer back in U.S. custody

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Edward Salas, center, at his trial for the 2005 murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. Salas fled the country and eluded authorities for more than four years. He was extradited from Mexico and placed in a state prison Saturday.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CNJ staff writer A child killer who escaped Clovis’ jail and eluded authorities more than four years before being recaptured in Mexico is back in U.S. custody. Clovis District Attorney Matt Chandler said Edward Salas was placed in the Department of Corrections facility in Los Lunas on Saturday. U.S. marshals […]

Animal control official: Social media helping save animals


By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer Thanks to the power of social media, more animals than ever in Clovis are being saved from certain death. According to Animal Control Supervisor Marty Martinez, the Clovis shelter allows local animal rescue groups to snap and post photos of the shelter’s dogs and cats and post them […]

Wildcats survive against Eldorado

CNJ STAFF The Clovis Wildcats hit 3-pointers early and often, and the Eldorado Eagles missed 2-pointers just often enough. One night after losing in overtime to La Cueva after a buzzer-beating shot to tie it in regulation, Clovis survived this time, 62-61 when Zach Gentry and Zak May both missed close shots in the final […]

Police blotter — Jan. 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursdays • 12:42 a.m.: Fire/High value response, Oak and Seventh streets. • 12:45 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 1000 block of North Davis Street. • 3:03 a.m.: Situation check, 3000 block of Palmer Court. • 3:15 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 700 block of West 20th […]