Suspected killer still eludes Oklahoma authorities

By Ryan Lengerich A man with ties to eastern New Mexico who is suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents last month is still on the loose. But Oklahoma police officials believe they have him contained. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple Oct. 18 in Depew, Okla., police said. Prior to […]

Organization puts right ‘SPIN’ on parenthood

Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 11th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Single Parents In Need have no need to put a SPIN on anything. Simply put, young people who are at high school age or just beyond need more […]

It’s a gas…

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Ollie Moore of San Jon washes her windshield Monday while purchasing gas at the Texaco/Allsup’s on the corner of Prince and 21st streets. She was headed home after returning from Lubbock on business. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Jack King Gas prices are down in the region, some merchants said Monday, mirroring prices across […]

School board sends $5 million bond issue to voters

Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis Municipal School Board voted Monday night to ask voters to approve a $5 million bond issue for building projects that could lead to additional state matching grants of more than $5.7 million. The proposal would require a Feb. 3 vote, but school officials and bond consultants said it shouldn’t require […]

Police Blotter 11/11

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 2000 block of Chaparral regarding a stolen firearm. The owner said she found a lock box open in her home on the coffee table with a semi-automatic pistol missing. She said she does not […]

Local Roundup 11/11

Area businesses hold Veterans Day specials Here are today’s Veterans Day events scheduled in Clovis: > American Legion Post 25 breakfast, 7-11 a.m. > Free admission to Roller World Skating Center, 1-3 p.m. Amvets take home top honors in parade Here are winners from the 2003 Veterans Day parade held Saturday in Clovis: Vet organizations […]

Partnership ‘beefs up’ business

By Jack King When Margaret George and her husband Jacob began preparing natural beef for themselves and a few friends four years ago, they had no idea it would turn into a business with outlets around eastern New Mexico. Today the Georges sell beef from their ranch near Trujillo, under the label “Living Waters Ranch,” […]

Business digest 11/11

Mall outfitter gives gifts for a cause Maurices in North Plains Mall is selling a holiday ornament and donating the proceeds to charity. Tina Kruse, Maurices Clovis store manager, said the store will donate its proceeds to the Lighthouse Mission. Maurices 420 stores across the nation choose community organizations to which it donates the ornament’s […]

New businesses in Clovis

Staff Reports New businesses in Clovis Here is a list of new business licenses issued by the city of Clovis in October, with addresses and telephone numbers for company owners: > Jolley Construction, 3103 Walnut Hill Lane 103, (972) 580-1210 > N’ Season Fruit, 27998 Springhaven St., (805) 231-3682 > S&J Enterprise, 2705 Harrison St., […]

Cannon student faces tough test

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Samuel Spurgeon meets his hero, Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, earlier this month in Miami. Samuel met Williams through the Make-a-Wish Foundation which grants special requests for seriously ill children. Courtesy photo. By Keith Pannell Ask any parent how it feels when their child is in pain and they’ll tell you it’s one of […]