Engagements — Oct. 26

Sanders-Rice Danny Sanders and Sheryl Sanders of Canadian, Texas, are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Meredith Sanders of Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Justice Rice of Fort Smith, Arkansas, son of Fred Rice and Helga Rice of Seabrook, Texas. The couple will exchange vows on Dec. 13, at First United […]

Volunteer Opportunity — Oct. 26

The Clovis City Commission, at its Oct. 16 meeting, approved an ordinance adding a position for a Curry County resident who lives outside the city of Clovis to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the city of Clovis regarding city parks. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on […]

Reunions — Oct. 26

Portales High The Portales High School classes of 1975 and 1976 are planning a joint class reunion for the summer of 2015. Anyone interested in helping to organize the gathering may attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Combs Electric office building on Highway 467. Information: 575-636-7821.

School menus — Oct. 26

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch -Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruit Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Soft taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn, orange […]

Senior Happenings — Oct. 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Today: Gospel singing, 2 p.m. Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Pinochle; Line dance, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m. – 5 […]

On the shelves — Oct. 26

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Echoes of My Soul by Robert Tanenbaum draws on courtroom transcripts to chronicle the epic quest for justice in an unnerving crime and the untiring commitment of an assistant district attorney whose efforts resulted in the Miranda warning that forever reformed the American justice system. Undetected […]

Nobel committee chooses novel route to peace

In awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the selection committee reached across a tired and bitter divide. It split the honor between a Pakistani teenager, Malala Yousafzai, and an Indian activist, 60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi. The winners’ homelands have been in conflict since 1947, when partition created two separate nations. Tensions continue today, particularly in the […]

Think New Mexico can fix health care

By Tom McDonald State columnist There are two things in particular that I like about Think New Mexico: It’s nonpartisan and it’s pragmatic. Both are reasons why this homegrown think tank is so effective. From getting the sales tax lifted off food to making full-day kindergarten accessible to all New Mexico children, whenever this 15-year-old […]

Solutions: How to fight rudeness

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist My book-of-the-month summary for October is “The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude” by P. M. Forni. Here is the Wendel’s Notes version: • Rude behavior directed at you is not about you. In responding, do not demean or act self-righteous. • Cool off before responding. Express […]

Softball tourney pulls in crowds

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Brian Mendez of Rumors, based out of Odessa, Texas, fires a pitch in Rumors’ game against Throwbacks (Amarillo) Saturday in the Halloween Howwl softball tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. The tournament runs through Sunday.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com About a decade into the Custom Classic softball tournament, organizers asked themselves a few questions. Why couldn’t we have another one of these a few months down the road? And who doesn’t love another excuse to make a Halloween costume? “We just wanted to have fun, add something else,” […]

Pages past — Oct. 26

On this date … 1974: James Clyde Sutherland, 33, began serving a 25- to 100-year sentence in state prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder the day before. Sutherland admitted to shooting Calvin Rolen Pennington, 32, on June 25, 1974, southeast of Clovis. 1973: Newspaper readers were reminded to change their clocks on Oct. 28, […]

Family suspects foul play in daughter’s death

Laura Tafoya

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a Clovis woman found unconscious in her Sandzen home has left grieving loved ones with lots of questions and few answers. Laura Tafoya’s cause of death March 25 from massive brain injuries is officially ruled as “undetermined.” That the ruling by Lubbock’s chief […]

Bull riding event may bring in more cash

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Along with superstar bulls and riders next weekend, so comes revenue for the city of Clovis — and this year, the L.J. Jenkins Invitational Bull Riding event is predicted to bring more cash than usual. For four years, Joe’s Boot Shop has been hosting bull riding competition at the […]

Holiday happenings — Oct. 26

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Friday • American Legion Post 117 – Trunk or Treat 5:30 p.m. 2800 W. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-4030 • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Trunk-A-Treat (Food, games, dunk tank and more) 6 p.m. 104 Calhoun Street Information 575-762-4223. • Halloween Costume Contest 6 p.m. entries, 6:30 p.m. judging […]

Police blotter — Oct. 26

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 12:52 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 8:56 a.m.: Public assist, 100 block of East Yucca Avenue. • 9:05 a.m.: Criminal damage, 4900 block of Mabry […]

What’s happening — Oct. 26

Monday Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Commission on Older Adults meeting — 5:30 p.m., Baxter-Curren Senior Center, 908 Hickory St. Information: 575-762-3631. Accessing Capital in New Mexico community meeting — 11:30 a.m., $10 luncheon, Business Enterprise Center, 105 E. Grand Ave. Information: 575-769-4136. Tuesday Clovis Community College Cultural […]

Cats trounce Alamo

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Clovis High’s Xavier Cervantes, left, and Eli Rodriguez wrap up Alamogordo receiver Jamal Bateman after a short pass reception during the first half of Friday’s District 4-6A opener at Leon Williams Stadium. The Wildcats posted a 35-0 win over the Tigers.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis High defense got an early stop. Then the Wildcats steadily marched 83 yards for a score on their first possession, setting the tone. It was all Cats, all the time on Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis put together five scoring drives of 67 or more yards and […]

Friday area football summaries — Oct. 24

Dexter 19, Texico 18 Records: Texico 2-6 (0-1 District 4-3A), Dexter 6-2 (1-0) Difference: The Demons managed to make one extra point in a tight game which Texico led virtually all the way before Dexter scored twice in the final period. It was the Wolverines’ fifth loss in a row, and second by one point […]

Hounds hit road for Angelo

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s pretty simple for the Eastern New Mexico University football team — win the next two weeks and the Greyhounds should be in the championship half of the Lone Star Conference’s first postseason playoff. Lose one or both, and they’ll be in the bottom bracket. Their work is cut out, beginning […]

Broncos blank Coyotes to take district title

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos spent their 2013 campaign dealing with back-breaking injuries on their was to a 1-4 record. This year, the Broncos are 6-man District 1 champions. Floyd (6-1, 3-0 district) clinched the 6-man title on Friday afternoon with a 51-0 drubbing of San Jon/Grady. For senior running back […]