What’s happening — Jan. 10

Today Tax Aide Training Class — 8 a.m., Volunteers needed, Clovis Community College, Room 411. Information: 763-4398. Clovis Economic Development Review AD HOC Committee meeting — 10 a.m., Assembly Room, 321 N. Connelly St. Information: 769-7828.   Saturday Southwest Bronc Riders Association — 1 p.m., Curry County Events Center, Tickets: $15. Information: 935-7000. United Dairy […]

Amos the churchmouse — joe bob the jokester

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.   boss i don t know if you noticed or not but i skipped town last week for texas and i met the […]

Youthful job gave satisfaction of serving God

I have written about this before, but it is time to retell the story again. As a kid, I always wanted “a job.” I wanted to earn extra money. But in that day and time, unless a person’s family owned a business, there were not too many jobs for 14 and 15 year olds. But […]

CHS senior nominated for Naval Academy


By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Clovis High School senior Pierce Hoyer has a distinct vision of what he wants to do with the rest of his life. The 17-year-old football player and track team member recently received nominations to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., from three New Mexico legislators, […]

Albert Ramirez sentenced to life in murder of mother’s boyfriend


By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com A sobbing Albert Ramirez pleaded for sympathy Wednesday at his sentencing for the 2007 murder of his mother’s boyfriend. District Judge Teddy Hartley responded: “It would be wrong for you to live in society,” and gave Ramirez life plus six years in prison for what District Attorney Matt […]

Cases of flu on the rise

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Flu cases in Clovis are on the rise, and health officials are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated to ward off the infectious disease. According to Cathy Britt, infection control specialist at Plains Regional Medical Center, hospital staff confirmed six positive cases of the flu in November and […]

Taking down the Christmas tree

While the holiday season is still such a fresh memory, one last Christmas story is worth sharing. At the Clovis High School Freshman Academy, librarian Linda Pierce headed up a Christmas tree competition through the CHSFA Honor Society, which she sponsors. CHSFA teachers and students are divided into integrated curricular teams. Not only has this […]

Police Blotter — Jan. 9

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday •12:07 a.m.: Public assist, 800 block of East 21st Street. • 12:43 a.m.: Public assist, 500 block of East 14th Street. • 12:55 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 1000 block of Cameo Street. • 1:29 a.m.: Public assist, 300 block of North Connelly Street. […]

What’s Happening — Jan. 9

Today Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Tax Aide Training Class — 8 a.m., Volunteers needed, Clovis Community College, Room 411. Information: 763-4398. Friday Tax Aide Training Class — 8 a.m., Volunteers needed, Clovis Community College, Room 411. Information: 763-4398. Clovis Economic Development Review AD HOC Committee meeting — 10 a.m., Assembly […]

Greyhound rally falls short


By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — If one knew the Greyhounds would hold Cameron under 60 points Wednesday night, you would probably anticipate an easy victory. Instead, the Aggies built an 11-point lead over the cold-shooting Hounds with three minutes left, and held off a furious rally for a 59-58 victory in […]

Zias, Tucker rally for win


By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — For 36 minutes, Eastern New Mexico University’s Tori Tucker was just trying to stay in the game — she drew two offensive fouls in the first five minutes, and found herself saddled with four midway through the second half. In the end, though, the junior guard […]

Clovis boys basketball capsule — at Espanola Valley

Clovis (7-5) at Espanola Valley (8-6) 7 p.m. Thursday On the air: 1240 KCLV-AM, 99.9 KTQM-FM. Last time out: The Wildcats blew a 20-point halftime lead Tuesday against Canyon before winning 72-65 in overtime. The Sundevils lost 58-53 Tuesday against Taos. Last meeting: 2012, 58-49 Clovis. Players to watch: G Jared Garduno, Jr., 5-9, 135; […]

EPAC schedule/summaries

EPAC schedule Girls Tuesday Old gym Game 1: Fort Sumner 42, Grady 28 Game 2: Melrose 52, Tucumcari 47 New gym Game 3: Logan 63, San Jon 10 Game 4: Dora 42, Eunice 33 Wednesday Quarterfinals New gym Game 5: Tatum 53, Fort Sumner 30 Game 6: Melrose 60, Elida 48 Old gym Game 7: […]

Our values have been dismantled

Something needs to be said concerning our country’s history, Judeo-Christian principles, and our current moral state. The Progressives would have you believe America is no longer a Christian nation, that we have evolved past those stodgy Ten Commandments, living in an open, “progressive” society. Shame on us all for allowing this. As a girl, I […]

Ticket feature: Milk Lover’s Ball coming to Clovis Civic Center


CNJ staff The United Dairy Women are bringing their ninth annual Milk Lover’s Ball to the Clovis Civic Center this weekend. This year’s “Arabian Nights” event is open to anyone over 21 years of age and will include a band, DJ and milk toast with New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte. Tickets are $100, […]

Fishing report — Jan. 9

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast San Juan rainbowCharette Lakes — Closed […]

Tuesday area prep roundup — Jan. 7

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Grady sophomore Tucker Northcutt drives pass Tucumcari’s Zedric Henderson-Greene during the first half of Wednesday’s opening-round boys game in the EPAC basketball tournament at Melrose.

EPAC TOURNAMENT (Seeds in parentheses) At Melrose Boys Tuesday New gym Game 1: (9) Tucumcari 64, (8) Grady 38 Game 2: (5) Fort Sumner 73, (12) Tatum 47 Old gym Game 3: (6) Melrose 75, (11) Texico JV 35 Game 4: (7) Logan 54, (10) San Jon 33 Wednesday Quarterfinals Old gym Game 5: Tucumcari […]

Clovis escapes after blowing 20-point lead

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis senior Justin Henderson picks up a loose ball as Canyon defender Grainger Fishbacher applies pressure in the second half. Henderson scored eight points on 2-of-3 shooting as the Wildcats defeated Canyon 72-65 in overtime.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Willie McCray had two free throws, but he was essentially shooting a one-and-one. Miss the first, and the second one might as well not exist. At the line stood McCray, Clovis trailing 58-56 and no time left on the clock. His four Wildcat teammates waiting in the backcourt, […]

Technology? We love it. We hate it.

Kevin Wilson

Do I love technology, or hate it? I have a work Facebook account (we’ll call it Work Kevin), and a personal Facebook account (Personal Kevin). The Kevins both have many friends, and some mutual friends. But they aren’t friends, because worlds would collide. Occasionally, I’ll send a boilerplate message when I suspect somebody friended the […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 8

Men Cameron (6-5) at ENMU (6-5) When: 7:30 p.m. today Greyhound Arena in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. Radio: none. Last year: The teams split their LSC matchups, each winning at home. Last time out: Cameron beat South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 55-53 at home on Sunday. The Greyhounds played […]