Pages past — Aug. 28

On this date … 1971: Piggly Wiggly store officials in Clovis were estimating $1,500 was stolen from a locked safe. Burglars, cut a 10-inch by 14-inch hole in the roof of the store located at Hilltop Plaza and slid down using a yellow, nylon water-skiing rope, officials said. One intruder landed on top of a […]

Police blotter — Aug. 28

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 1:53 a.m.: Driving under the influence, Hull and 13th streets. • 2:26 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 1700 block of Windsor Way. • 7:11 a.m.: Theft of identity, 2100 block of Jonquil Park Drive. • 8:11 […]

Reader reaction — Aug. 28

We asked our Facebook followers Monday, “Now that school is underway, what’s one thing you learned in elementary school that you still use today?” • Nikkie Hughes Rice: Being respectful and cursive writing. With 20-plus years in the legal field and as a notary, I’ve had to use the skill daily. Kids today don’t understand […]

Events calendar — Aug. 28

Monday American Legion Post 117 Bingo — 4:30 p.m. American Legion Post 117, 2800 W. Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-763-4030 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Thursday Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Relax with Newbery […]

Best of class

Correspondent photo: 
Ronnie Cain
Ryleigh Walters, 14, right, a Portales eighth-grader, poses with a judge, the fair queen and fair 
sweetheart after winning the reserve grand 
champion of the beef breeder class competition.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Responsibility, relief, accomplishment and pride in overcoming anxiety came along with winning top prizes, according to contestants in the Roosevelt County Fair Breeding Beef and Market Steer shows. Class One Low Line, Class Two Shorthorn and Class Three Charlais were the categories shown during the Breeding Beef show Thursday […]

‘Hell or High Water’ officially opens

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
“Hell or High Water” made its debut for general audiences Friday at North Plains 7 in Clovis.

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Before it made its way to the Cannes Film Festival and select cities across the nation, “Hell or High Water” was making its way through the streets of Clovis and Portales. It made its return to Clovis on Friday as another film on the slate for the North Plains […]

Wayland graduates 25

8-27 Wayland grad 1

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com On the heels of retiring from the U.S. Air Force this past April, Demarcus J. Anthony is embarking upon a new chapter in his life — and it’s one that includes efforts to mold and shape young lives. The Clovis Freshman Academy history teacher received a Master of Education […]

Berry: Time for a new fly swatter

I think fair time brings out the kid in all of us. I remember my excitement as a kid, knowing we were going to the fair. There were the familiar smells of the various animals. The dust from the midway and, of course, the food. I am not saying I went to the fair for […]

Johnson: Zebra finch song message to unhatched

It’s an iconic image – mother-to-be rocking gently in a pristine nursery, softly singing a lullaby while she lovingly caresses a protruding belly. The communication between mother and child begins long before hands are held or smiles are exchanged and during the near-year they are building up to that big day, many an expecting mom […]

Pages past — Aug. 27

On this date … 1976: Clovis city commissioners had voted 3-1 in favor of allowing Albertson’s Food Center at 21st and Prince to sell packaged liquor. Commissioners Pat Sandoval and Jim Jacobs and Mayor Chick Taylor voted for the motion. Commissioner Cleo Carpenter opposed the measure. Commissioner Bud Cagle, who had previously voted against the […]

Review: Don’t wait to rent ‘Hell or High Water’

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com “Hell or High Water” is a 102-minute argument that a good Western can be told with flashy casinos instead of dark saloons, Camaros and extended cabs instead of trustworthy horses and asphalt joining the dusty, unpaved roads. Shot partially in eastern New Mexico, with backdrops its residents will recognize […]

Heifers, lambs shown at fair

Correspondent photo: Ronnie Cain
Fair Sweetheart Kynadee Pharis, left, and fair Queen Chesney Carter, present Paxton Culpepper, 9, a Portales fourth-grader, with the first place ribbon dairy breeder class one. Culpepper went on to one the reserve grand champion overall.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Hours of work and practice along with family support has paid off according to winners of the Roosevelt County Fair Lamb and Dairy Heifer shows. Roosevelt County bred market lamb, finewool and blackface were among the five categories shown at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening during the lamb show. Seven […]

Probable cause found in crash death

Staff report A 22-year-old Clovis woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a July 11 crash near the Casel-Land amusement park. Flor Garcia was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of Brandon Summers, 21, also of Clovis. Garcia was booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center Wednesday night, and released […]

Water committee talks conservation, wind energy

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com The New Mexico Water and Natural Resources interim committee huddled Thursday in Clovis as part of a two-day session. During the session at the Clovis Civic Center, the committee, comprised of various state lawmakers, received information regarding the Eastern New Mexico Conservation Summit and the New Mexico Beef Council […]

Faith: Torch officially passed to new pastor

Robert Grimes Jr.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com It’s been four months since the death of Bishop Charles Green, longtime pastor of Clovis’ First Church of God in Christ. The arrival of a new pastor — just two months before Green’s passing — is what church members are calling “crucial.” “Bishop Green was 85 years old,” said […]

Resident: Movie was ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Mary-Lou McAnulla of Clovis poses Thursday afternoon in the outfit she wore as an extra in the movie “Hell Or High Water.” Clovis’ Western Bank became Texas Midlands Bank for the movie.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Clovis resident Mary-Lou McAnulla witnessed a bank robbery, and she couldn’t be more excited. McAnulla had a minor role in a major movie, “Hell or High Water,” starring actors Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. The film, released Aug. 12 in select theaters, reached full release today. The […]

Police blotter — Aug. 26

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 1:15 a.m.: Resisting, evading or obstructing police officer, 200 block of La Salle Drive. • 8:45 a.m.: Warrant service. • 7:38 a.m.: Improper turn, 1900 block of West 21st Street. • 10:10 a.m.: Careless […]

Shooting trial postponed until January

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com The trial for a Clovis man accused of a 2015 fatal shooting won’t happen until 2017. Jonathan Cruz, 25, is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 30 through Feb. 3 on charges connected to the death of Joseph “Jo Jo” Chavez, after a continuance was issued in Thursday’s pre-trial conference. […]

Opinion: Some rides not worth the risk

By Audra Brown Local columnist The weather’s getting a little cooler at night and just in time, too! It’s fair time and that’s good news. The fair is many different things to many people, but whether you’re there for the lambs, the chow, the music, or any one of the too numerous to list events […]

Events calendar — Aug. 26

Today Wayland Baptist University-Clovis Campus Commencement — 10 a.m. Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., Clovis. Sunny Sweeney Live — 8 p.m. Tickets $30. Bingo Hall, 611 Industrial Park Rd., Clovis. Information: 575-762-9664 Sixth Annual 42 Domino Championship Tournament — 7 p.m. Fee: $30 (cash only). Texico Community Center, 211 N. Griffin St., Texico. […]