Business digest — March 25

Interim hires community liaison Janice Elliott has joined the Hospice office of Interim HealthCare to serve as community liaison and volunteer coordinator, according to an Interim press release Monday. Elliott’s responsibilities will include marketing hospice services, giving presentations to local organizations, working with prospective hospice patients, educating the medical profession as well as the community […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet 5:30 p.m. today at the central office building. The board will discuss: • The eight-item consent agenda includes food service report, investment report and budget and expenditure report for February, as well as requests for proposal for local phone service, long-distance service, Internet services and a […]

Police blotter — March 25

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: • 12:02 a.m.: Driving under the influence, 1100 block of East First Street. • 2:10 a.m.: Minor in possession of alcohol, Cameo and Elm streets. • 8:13 a.m.: Battery, 1500 block of Sycamore Street. • 9:46 a.m.: Situation check, Norris and […]

What’s happening — March 25

Today Farm Bill program — 3 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-6505 or dldunlap@nmsu.edu. United Way annual awards banquet — 6:30 p.m., Campus Union Building Ballroom, ENMU – Portales, Tickets $35. Information: 769-2103. Relay For Life of Clovis Committee Meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9642 or relay2014@suddenlink.net. Relay For Life of […]

As usual, biggest nuisance is government

Now who’s being a nuisance? Six years ago, Curry County commissioners challenged landowners to clean up blighted property or risk the heavy hand of government involvement. The debate raged two years before common sense prevailed and commissioners finally yielded to their bosses, the taxpayers who own the private property. Now, Commissioners Bobby Sandoval, Wendell Bostwick […]

Vocabulary can always be larger

Although the English language has at least half a million words, we still need new ones to express certain nuances. Here are a few suggestions: Miserpated — Being forced to participate in something that makes us miserable. “I miserpated in attending the opera with her.” Fakepathy — Pretending to have empathy. “She showed great fakepathy about […]

Blocking businesses simply irrational

What if I told you that a business was planning to make close to a billion dollar investment in New Mexico? What if I told you this company is a leader of maybe a potential revolution in automobile fueling and technology and it could help our state make the transition to cleaner, more affordable fuel […]

Cats cruise past Coyotes

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High  junior Derik Kuykendall sends a pop fly to short right field during the first inning of Saturday’s game against Roswell High at Bell Park. Kuykendall later hit a two-run single as the Wildcats beat the Coyotes 14-2.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com It didn’t take Clovis High’s baseball team long to take care of struggling Roswell High on Saturday. The Wildcats opened the bottom of the first with a single and stolen base by pitcher Matt Lanier, an RBI single and stolen base by shortstop Jordan Holguin and an RBI […]

CHS tracksters qualify several events for state at Amarillo Relays

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis High’s tracksters took a big step up in competition from their first meet in this weekend’s Amarillo Relays. The CHS boys finished ninth out of 15 teams with 26 points while the girls tied for ninth with Amarillo Palo Duro, each scoring 14 points. Clovis, which had less than full […]

Texico rolls to title in Dexter baseball tourney

CNJ staff DEXTER — Last weekend, it was Dexter’s turn to hoist a trophy — the Class 2A boys basketball state championship trophy with a win over the Texico Wolverines. It’s not quite the same payback, but on Saturday Texico got a small measure of revenge by run-ruling the Demons 11-1 in the finals of […]

Q&A: ENMU President Steven Gamble

Editor’s note: Steven Gamble, 67, is in his 13th year as Eastern New Mexico University president. He sat with reporter Alisa Boswell on Thursday to talk about yesterday, today and the future of higher education.   Talk about the just-completed New Mexico legislative session. Did higher education win, lose or draw? I think this was […]

On the shelves — March 23

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library New Mexico: Portrait of a State by David Muench captures with a wide-angle lens the magical quality of light in a diverse and beautiful landscape of wide deserts, fascinating caverns, high, snow-capped peaks, cliff dwellings of a vanished society, and the ancient and present day cultures that […]

Inspired by family

Lillian Bowe: Portales News-Tribune
Dawn Kryder puts up a new poster for the Portales Senior Center. Kryder has been the director of the center and the Portales Area Transit since 2009.

Dawn Kryder, director of the Portales Senior Center and the Portales Area transit, has many hats she wears. From her job working with senior citizens and the bus drivers of PATs, saving more than 25 dogs from the street with her own money, lecturing on the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse, being […]

Think before you get ink

D'Nieka Hartsfield

  There comes a time in all our lives when we experience the rebel years. Today we are going to talk about tattoos. Are they, in fact, a sign of rebellion? Those objective might say it’s mutilating your skin and is distasteful. But on the contrary, it is all about a person’s perception. What makes […]

Police blotter — March 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Caller reported: • 1:56 a.m.: Burglary (Commercial), 3700 block of North Prince Street. • 6:12 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 2400 block of East Mabry Drive. • 7:41 a.m.: Dispute in progress, 300 block of Merriwether Street. • 7:57 a.m.: Larceny (Muni), 1500 block of […]

Jewelry care on upcoming show

Sheryl Borden

Information on taking care of jewelry, making a classic Caesar salad and incorporating things from the hardware store into your needlepoint projects will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kristina Rachel is a jewelry designer and she’s going to show how to take care of jewelry, whether it’s […]

Haboob causes dust up

Karl Terry

When someone comes into the building and announces they’ve spotted a haboob, I immediately start checking to see who has their shirt unbuttoned. Of course that might actually be called an aha boob, I guess. I’ll admit that term haboob was confusing at first but I’m starting to recognize it and appreciate the exacting weather […]

Club notes — March 23

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 8. Regent Vicky Stratton called the meeting to order and led opening rituals. After the President General’s message, members read the National Defense, Constitutional, Indian and Conservation minutes. Officers gave reports followed by the business meeting. Carol […]

Winter without snow lacking something

Clyde Davis

So last weekend, I finally got tired of waiting for winter to find me. I took matters into my own hands and sallied forth to find winter. Well, it really wasn’t nearly that dramatic. I had promised a group of kids that there would be a ski trip. I had dim hopes as we headed […]

School menus — March 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, strawberry cup. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggie coins with ranch […]