On the shelves — Aug. 24

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image by Joshua Zeitz revolves around two presidential secretaries who served as Lincoln’s closest confidants and who enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone else outside the president’s immediate […]

School menus — Aug. 24

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup & ranch, fruity Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch — Taco & salsa, seasoned pinto beans, corn, orange smiles. Thursday: […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Conference on aging, 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Conference on aging, 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 […]

Cats hold on late for win

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis junior Jose Duran celebrates after beating New Mexico Military Institute goalkeeper Miguel Gutierrez to score late in the first half of Saturday’s boys soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High boys soccer coach Greg Trujillo is more than happy to be 2-0 so far this season, but he knows the Wildcats aren’t exactly a finished product. After a bit of an early shootout, sophomore midfielder Drew Kernan’s goal with less than 10 minutes gone in the second […]

Lady Cats look to still be a force

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Clovis senior Dakota Grummer tosses the ball for a jump serve during the third game of a scrimmage against Portales Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Grummer is one of three seniors with varsity experience for Clovis, which hosts Amarillo Palo Duro Tuesday.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High volleyball coach Gabe Apodaca has a relatively inexperienced team this season after the Lady Wildcats lost nine players to graduation. The Lady Cats, who open at home on Tuesday against Amarillo Palo Duro, still hope to be a force in the new Class 6A. Heading into the […]

RAMBLIN’ RICK COLUMN: Life of coach’s wife isn’t easy

Jody Wood was born into the life of a football coach’s wife. Her husband is a coach — Muleshoe’s David Wood. Her father-in-law was a coach. Her dad was a coach. Her dad’s dad was a coach. It’s not an easy life. This time of year they are part counselor, part cheerleader and full-time household […]

Clovis residents take ice bucket challenge

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Josh Johnson, Clovis Christian School’s head football coach, has a bucket of ice water poured over him by CCS junior Michael Furrow at the school’s west campus. Johnson challenged his wife, Kallye Johnson, and staff members Chad Patton and Jerry Hargraves.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com The ice bucket challenge is a charitable effort of the 21st century — spurred by social media, it’s attracted the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Shakira, former President George W. Bush, LeBron James and Stephen King, to name a few. The challenge, which involves people posting videos online of them […]

KENW celebrates 40 years

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KENW Director of Broadcasting Duane Ryan with the KENW staff in the 1970s. Ryan said more than half of his staff stayed with the station for 25 years.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Duane Ryan came to Portales six  decades ago with a vision to start a radio and television program from the ground up. KENW was born as a public broadcasting station 40 years ago, but Ryan, the station’s director of broadcasting, said there were challenges along the way. KENW broadcasts […]

An informed public a safer, saner public

“To mess around with Ebola is an easy way to die.” — Richard Preston, author of “The Hot Zone” Richard Preston’s 1994 non-fiction thriller, “The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story,” introduced readers world-wide to the terrors of viral hemorrhagic fevers, particularly the Ebola virus. Preston, a New York writer and brother of Santa Fe […]

Many water opinions, few solutions

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist Robin Fornoff, this newspaper’s projects editor, reported Ogallala Aquifer levels continue dropping in Curry and Roosevelt counties, with 90 percent of the water being used for agriculture. Gayla Brumfield, chair of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, told me, “The sustainable piece of our water shortage solution is the […]

Lighter footprint can be left behind

By Tom McDonald State columnist Let’s face it; we’ve really messed up the place. Sure, we take out the trash, but we really don’t get rid of it. We just hide it, and then pretend it’s gone. But not everybody’s pretending. Some people actually pay attention to their mark upon the environment and work to […]

Just so you know — Aug. 24

Can a pig, chicken, horse or other livestock be kept in city limits? Per the city code about animals on the city of Clovis website, the answers differ from animal to animal. To look it up, go to: http://cityofclovis.org Under the City Government drop-down tab you’ll click City Code, which will open up a Municode […]

Pages past — Aug. 24

On this date … 2008: Eight violent inmates escaped Curry County jail. Most were recaptured quickly, but convicted killer Edward Salas remained free until Oct. 4, 2012, when he was arrested in Mexico. 1962: A supersonic F-100 fighter bomber crashed near the Melrose gunnery range, killing its pilot. Lt. Leroy H. Hellman was the second […]

Police blotter — Aug. 24

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Caller reported: Thursday • 1:34 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 500 block of Sheldon Street. • 3:42 a.m.: Request to remove subject, 1100 block of Ross Street. • 4:54 a.m.: Missing person, 1400 block of West […]

What’s happening — Aug. 24

Today Ride for Bully Awareness — 11:30 a.m. registration begins at Walmart parking lot, 1 p.m., ride will start. Information: http://www.stopbully.com/clovis Monday Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Civic Center Policy Board meeting — 3 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-769-7828. Tuesday Class 4 Winds & Renewables Luncheon […]

Letters to the editor — Aug. 24

Tax increase bargain, not theft I read with interest articles in Thursday’s and Friday’s News Journal about the .25 percent sales tax the county commissioners have discussed. Voters in Curry County voted against a property tax increase for new or remodeled jail facilities. I’ll admit I voted against these increases. My thoughts are everyone should […]

Livestock sale night

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Kasyn Creighton of Elida 4-H/FFA shows her grand champion pig during the Roosevelt County Fair junior livestock sale. Creighton’s pig sold for $4,000, and received a $200 sponsor add-on.

By Lillian Bowe lbowe@pntonline.com Sheltering the grand champion meat pen rabbits from the brief, heavy rain on Friday, Ethan Friend waited for his time to get in the sale ring at the Roosevelt County Fair. Dottie, Tt and Brandy, his three rabbits, snuggled up in their basket and made a cute trio when he walked […]

Animals have entered selfie craze

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist Goofy grins, sultry eyes, sweet smiles, pensive stares … everywhere you turn, they are all the rage. The “selfie” works a lot like playing in a mirror, capturing and immortalizing those fractional moments of self-perspective that in days of old were rarely documented. A phenomenon with ever-evolving social ramifications, thanks […]

Airman’s identity released

Staff report The man found dead Thursday in his Cannon Air Force Base home has been identified as Senior Airman Christian Barreto, a sensor operator with the 3rd Special Operations Squadron. Cannon officials did not provide any additional information on Friday, but Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said it’s his understanding the death is not […]

Thoughts on alternative history

By Grant McGee Local columnist Do you like to think about “what ifs”? I do. I was thinking about this while out driving one afternoon with The Lady of the House. I said to her, “You know alternative historians speculate that Utah could’ve gone on to be a nation on its own.” “Who said what?” […]