School officials pleased with lawmakers lottery scholarship compromise

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  By Christina Calloway CMI senior writer Within the 30-day state legislative session, the New Mexico Legislature passed 10 bills including the compromised $6.2 billion budget. Here are a few of the bills that will affect the local communities:   Lottery scholarships The Legislature combined several ideas to save the state’s lottery-funded scholarship program, […]

‘Blessing’ and ‘luck’ are not the same thing

Fortune cookies. Like most folks, I’m quite willing to pop one open and chow down on it at the end of a Chinese sort of meal. Like most folks, I look at the little piece of paper inside. Like most folks, except for the kind of people who actually pay “palm readers” and “psychics” as […]

Texans subdue Hounds

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU senior guard Rodney Blackmon tries to slide between Tarleton State defenders Chuck Guy, left, and Coleman Furst during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s game at Greyhound Arena.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Tarleton State has been pretty successful this season riding its hot hand, whether it’s De’Andre Upchurch or Chuck Guy. Saturday night, the pair were more than enough to clinch a share of the Lone Star Conference regular-season title. Upchurch had 23 of his career-high 38 points, […]

Hounds rout USW twice, improve to 10-2

CNJ staff HOBBS — Freshman right-hander Keigan Basso carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Eastern New Mexico University pounded out 21 hits in a 19-1 rout of University of the Southwest on Sunday to complete a doubleheader sweep. In the opener, left fielder Ryan Forkel went 4-for-4 as the Greyhounds posted a 9-1 […]

Zias fall to defending national champion UCO

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Central Oklahoma pitchers Kalynn Schrock and Nicole Brady combined on a two-hitter and the defending NCAA Division II national champion Bronchos blanked Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 on Sunday in the finale of the Rattler Invitational softball tournament, hosted by St. Mary’s. Former Lone Star Conference member UCO (9-7), which […]

Lady Cats 7th, Cats 8th in state swimming

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s swimmers didn’t quite accomplish all they wanted in this weekend’s state meet, but coach Vincent de Maio said they were more than competitive. The Wildcats finished seventh in boys competition with 159 1/2 points while the Wildcats were eighth on the boys side with 123. Eldorado took girls team […]

Hounds nearly post double shutout wins

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior designated hitter Blake Cooper had five hits and curled a leadoff home run around the right field foul pole leading off a four-run ninth, and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team completed a 4-0, 4-1 sweep of Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday. ENMU (8-2) was within an out of a […]

Zias drop pair in St. Mary’s tourney

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s scored three early runs and the Rattlers made them stand up for a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the Rattler Invitational softball tournament. ENMU (6-9), which dropped an 8-5 decision to Oklahoma Christian earlier on Saturday, faces Central Oklahoma at 9 a.m. today […]

Saturday area prep summaries — Feb. 22

BOYS District 3-1A Melrose 55, Fort Sumner 45 Fort Sumner (10-15, 0-4) — Nate Maxwell 4, Garrett Hisel 5, Nik Sanchez 7, Talon Crists 18, Hunter Sparks 9, Michael Giannini 2. Totals 11 20-28 45. Melrose (12-11, 2-2) — Colton Draper 7, Rowdy Allen 4, Braden Hemminger 7, Jay Faust 5, Cade Bartnard 2, Wyatt […]

Fate of hospitals pending


By Christina Calloway PNT SENIOR WRITER Local hospital administrators say the fate of the state’s rural hospitals is now in the hands of the state Human Services Department. The agency must find an additional $9 million for an indigent health care fund in order to trigger a federal match. Funding indigent care was a […]

Road construction — Feb. 23

• Prince Street Overpass repairs scheduled to begin Monday in Clovis. The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two will start repair work Monday on the Prince Street Overpass in Clovis. Work will include replacing the expansion joints, structural steel repairs, and deck resurfacing and sealing. Traffic impacts will begin on Monday and motorists […]

What’s happening — Feb. 23

Monday Parks, Recreation & Beautification committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., 321 Connelly St. Information: 769-7828.   Tuesday Clovis MainStreet meeting — 11:30 a.m., 621 Main Street. Information: 769-7828. Civil Aviation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Airport. Information: 769-7828. Relay For Life of Clovis Committee Meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library Ingram Room, 701 N. […]

Police blotter — Feb. 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday • 3:50 a.m.: Public assist, 2100 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 8:30 a.m.: Standby domestic, 1000 block of Chama Street. • 8:33 a.m.: Threats in progress, 1100 block of Maple Street. • 8:35 a.m.: Situation check, 1500 block of […]

Club notes — Feb. 23

Beta Phi Four Beta Phi members from Clovis, Collene Baldwin, Sandy Heath, Laura Loflin and Beverly Miller enjoyed their lunch in Hobbs at the New Mexico State Council District 1 Meeting at the Pacific Rim Restaurant where there was the installation of District 1 officers for the 2014-2016 year. The ladies held silent auctions set […]

Flying blind not the wisest course

Clyde Davis

While much of the country has been slammed this winter with recordsetting lows,and recordsetting snows, we in the diagonal slice of the southwest that is apparently the recipient of pressure systems have continued in our drought conditions, and our unseasonable warmth. While some may delight in this, and some may see, with acrid alarm, the […]

School menus — Feb. 23

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch dressing, steamed veggie medley, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast -Banana bread. Lunch – Steak fingers, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, fresh fruit, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Chicken burrito with salsa, seasoned pinto beans, garden salad […]

Senior happenings — Feb. 23

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) 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); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) […]

My sniffer does just fine

Karl Terry

A dog with a good nose has always been a fascination to me. My current dog has a pretty good sniffer. He knows the minute you come through the door if you’ve been with another dog — or worse yet a smelly old cat. After being in the Roosevelt County Events Arena most of this […]

On the shelves — Feb. 23

The following books are now available: Clovis-Carver Public Library Quick Changes: Fresh Looks for Every Room by the editors of House Beautiful offers abundant photos paired with more than 300 quick and easily achieved ideas to show you how to create a new look in any room from a change as subtle as rearranging what […]

What does your hair say about you?

D'Nieka Hartsfield

It seems like an increasing number of women are taking more risk with their hair. For instance, the trend-setting buzz cut on one side of the head with long flowing locks on the other. Yeah, we all have seen it. Not a good look for anyone out of their 20s. Not only are they taking […]