Zias falter in second half

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Texas Woman’s went on runs of 7-0 and 14-0 early in the second half to take control and the Pioneers posted a 71-58 Lone Star Conference women’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico. Junior forward Ria Pateraki scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Pioneers (15-9, 10-4 LSC), […]

What’s happening — Feb. 21

Tuesday Young Professionals of Clovis kick-off — 6:30 Clovis Civic Center Information: 935-5000. Junk Yard Rhino Concert — 7 p.m., Tickets: $6, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 935-5000.   Saturday The Annual Black History Empowerment Celebration — 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 101 Acoma (Across from Stansell’s), $2 drawings, Free food and drinks. Information: […]

Meetings watch: Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday morning at Clovis City Hall. • The authority received an audit report from Hinkle and Landers of Albuquerque for the year ending June 2013. The agency reported no findings in the audit. • The authority discussed a $4 million award from the state water trust board […]

God, unlike humanity, never changes

Judy Brandon

I am a reader of John Piper and his writings. John Piper is the senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Piper is the author of more than 30 books over his 25 years of preaching and teaching. Not long ago I read again one of Piper’s statements. He said: “A snake bites […]

Amos the churchmouse — A trip to Valley Forge

Amos the Church Mouse
Illustrated by Gary Mitchell

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.   with the real washington s birthday this saturday willifred the white rat came by yesterday boss to see if i wanted to […]

Police blotter — Feb. 21

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday • 12:36 a.m.: Public assist, 1400 block of West 15th Street. • 12:39 a.m.: Narcotics, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 1:15 a.m.: Threats in progress, 1200 block of North Lea Street. • 2:23 a.m.: Threats, 1100 block of North Sycamore Street. • […]

Insurer says no on BHSI

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com The city of Clovis’ insurance carrier is refusing to pay any cash to three companies claiming they lost more than $176,000 in its failed Beauty Health and Science Innovations investment. Travelers Senior Technical Specialist Kenneth Chance cited several reasons for denying claims filed by Clovis attorney Michael Garrett […]

Southard will run for Curry County seat

Greg Southard
County Commission candidate

CNJ Staff Greg Southard, owner of Leslie Candy Co. in Clovis, announced Thursday he will be a candidate for one of two Curry County Commission seats in the June 3 primary election. Southard is running as a Republican for the District 3 seat now held by Commission Chairman Frank Blackburn. Blackburn is term-limited and can’t […]

‘It’s just a fact, but a fact it is’

It’s just a fact, but a fact it is, that the teachers who most influenced my life early on were Methodists. San Jacinto Elementary in Amarillo, Texas, was evidently a hotbed of Methodism. Or maybe it was just that my primary school path there was colored by the presence of three of them. Someday I’ll […]

Air service bids made

CNJ staff Two airlines have submitted proposals for passenger service between Clovis and Dallas on the heels of Great Lakes Airlines making its exit from the Clovis Municipal Airport, according to City Manager Joe Thomas. Thomas said Boutique Air, a San Francisco regional airline, and SeaPort Airlines of Portland, Ore., are both vying to pick […]

Ag Expo draws to close

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Ag Expo organizers said this year’s seminars garnered good feedback from attendees. In its 22nd year, the New Mexico Ag Expo brought new trends and kept old traditions to cater to the agricultural communities of New Mexico and west Texas. The two-day event wrapped up Wednesday at the […]

Water was celebrated at one time

On Cacahuate Road between Portales and Muleshoe, a few miles east of the state line, is a simple marker in the corner of a field. The metal plaque, put up by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, encourages the curious to look 500 yards south across an open vista to what in 1909 was the […]

Airlines should make their call, not Congress

Why would Congress jump into the debate over whether people should be able to talk on their cellphones while flying on airplanes? The answer is obvious: political pandering while avoiding some of the real issues the people we send to Washington should deal with. Like the fact the country is headed for financial disaster. A […]

Rights are to be asserted, defended

Often when I hear people speak of “rights” they seem to be saying rights are something others are required to respect. Or even give them. The truth is rights are something you need to assert. They are nothing if you don’t defend them from all threats. A right is something you don’t need to ask […]

Ideas come alive with 3D printers

CNJ photo: Emily Crowe
Clovis Christian High School junior Nathan Sanchez looks on as a 3D printer prints out a wheel that he created on a computer-aided design program.

Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com From a science laboratory to a local classroom, 3D printers are becoming more mainstream and students at Clovis Christian High School are getting first-hand education using the devices. What started as a hobby for local jeweler Mark Clayton turned into a full-time class at the high school when Ladona […]

Clovis couple issues apology


By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com A Clovis couple is admitting they stole millions of dollars from the Air Force and is apologizing to the community as part of a federal judge’s order. In their letter of apology, Donald and Sherri Brewer said they created a sham company — Enterprise and Deployment LLC — […]

What’s happening — Feb. 20

Tuesday Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 769-7828   Friday Young Professionals of Clovis kick-off — 6:30 Clovis Civic Center Information: 935-5000 Junk Yard Rhino Concert — 7 p.m., Tickets: $6, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 935-5000   Saturday The Annual Black […]

Sandia students travel the globe without leaving their classrooms


Sandia’s second grade teachers recently took their students around the world without even leaving their classrooms. Josie Paquette and Sandra Johnston held their now yearly tradition of International Day as part of their curriculum. Our elementary reading and language arts program, “Imagine It!” (published by McGraw-Hill), was developed with the input of teachers from around […]

P.E. bill heads to governor

Santa Fe New Mexican The House on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would allow high school students to receive physical education credit for participating in marching band, cheerleading, rodeo, Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and other activities. SB 122, sponsored by Sen. Craig Brandt, R-Rio Rancho, would allow school districts to decide on which […]

Legislative roundup — Feb. 19

Days remaining in session: 1/2 Moving on: Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Farmington, was honored by House members Wednesday after he announced that he will not seek re-election. It caught some lawmakers by surprise. “I’m shocked by the news,” said Rep. Debbie Rodella, D-Española, who fought back tears. Even those who were privy to the news in […]