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 ccalloway@pntonline.com 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 […]

Relieving pain on upcoming show

Sheryl Borden

Information on wearing scarves, making under-the-bed storage bins, and relieving pain in three seconds will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Nancy Nix-Rice is a wardrobe consultant and author, and she’s going to show how to wear a scarf in multiple ways. Scarves are […]

Charges dropped, refiled due to error

Robert Hawkins

CMI staff Charges against a Portales man arrested earlier this week on 167 counts of sexual exploitation of children were dropped and filed again Friday after an identification mishap by an officer, according to the Portales chief of police. Robert Hawkins, 24, was incorrectly identified by officers as being 43, according to Portales Police Chief […]

Longtime legislator Anna Crook retiring

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Longtime Republican state lawmaker Anna Crook of Clovis announced Saturday she is retiring and won’t seek re-election. At least two others informed of Crook’s decision — Randy Crowder and Wade Lopez — said they planned to file March 11 as Republican candidates in the June 3 primary election. […]

TexAnns post win over Zias

CNJ staff photo:Tony Bullocks
ENMU junior Tori Tucker splits Tarleton State defenders Tranvanti Downes, left, and Ikpeaku Iwobi en route to the basket during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at Greyhound Arena. Tucker scored a season-best 29 points, but the TexAnns turned back ENMU 89-64.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — When Tarleton State’s women are clicking on all cylinders, it’s pick your poison time. After watching 6-foot-1 senior center Kiara Wright go 13-for-13 from the floor and score 39 points in last month’s matchup at Stephenville, Texas, Eastern New Mexico University tried to take her out […]

CHS beats Lady Eagles, moves to 26-0


By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High is ready for another Class 5A state title run after finishing the regular season unbeaten on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. CHS scored the final seven points of the first half and the first seven of the second, turning a three-point deficit into a double-figure […]

Hobbs overwhelms Cats late

Hobbs News-Sun photo: Jonathan Miller
Clovis guard Willie McCray goes up for a third-quarter layup as Hobbs' Devante Brown tries to make the late block on the play. McCray scored 20 points, but Hobbs took a 77-52 victory.

CNJ staff HOBBS — With 22 minutes down in Ralph Tasker Arena, the Clovis Wildcats appeared well on their way to making a statement that next Thursday would be no cakewalk for the Hobbs Eagles. But in the final 10 minutes, nothing went right for Clovis, and a 10-point lead ended up turning into a […]