Pages past — May 12

On this date … 1976: Gail Shannon, former acting president and vice president for academic affairs at Eastern New Mexico University, had accepted a position as dean of the college of education at West Texas State University. The Kansas native had been at ENMU since 1960. 1961: Actor Ronald Reagan spent about an hour in […]

Events calendar — May 12

Today Carson and Barnes Circus — 4:30 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Carson and Barnes Circus — 7:30 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Ribbon cutting — 2 p.m. Hillcrest Park-par 3 course, 1208 N. Norris St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-3435 Saturday 28th Annual Knights Challenge Softball Tournament — 8 a.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, […]

Meetings calendar — May 12

Today Free advance planning seminar — 6 p.m. Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana Blvd., Clovis. RSVP Information: 575-763-5541 Melrose Village Meeting — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 Friday Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 9 a.m. ENMU, Regents Room, 1500 S Avenue K, Portales. Information:  (800) […]

District 4 candidates weigh in

The District 4 Curry County Commission race is an open seat, with current holder Wendell Bostwick term-limited. The race features Steve Gershon, Donald Harrell and Ben Smith in the Republican primary. Emily Vander Dussen is on the Democratic primary ballot (as Emily Rose Lujan), but said she intends to withdraw from the race following the […]

Sex assault trial delayed for fourth time

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com A former Clovis resident said she is frustrated with the justice system after a trial for a pair of defendants accused of sexually assaulting her adopted son was rescheduled for the fourth time Monday. Kym Faulkner said prior to adopting her son, he was in the foster care of […]

Police blotter — May 11

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 6:17 p.m.: Motor vehicle theft- other vehicles, 2200 block of Country Meadows Drive. • 6:51 p.m.: Arson, 1100 block of North Davis Street. • 7:00 p.m.: Animal bite, 2100 block of Martin Luther King […]

Senior profile: Eduardo Hernandez

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles of area graduating seniors. Clovis High School’s graduation is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 20 at the Curry County Events Center. Eduardo Hernandez What’s your favorite memory of high school? My favorite memory is playing soccer here. We had one of the best teams the […]

Pages past — May 11

On this date … 1971: Those who could remember when postcards cost a penny to mail “don’t have to worry about the draft,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. And those postcards were about to cost even more. New postal rates were less than a week from going into effect. Postcards would cost 6 cents to mail, […]

Meetings calendar — May 11

Today Bonem Home, MST and JCC stakeholder’s meeting — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mental Health Resources, Inc., 1100 W. 21st, Clovis. Elida City Council — 7 p.m. City Hall, 704 Clark St., Elida. Information: 575-274-6465 Thursday Free advance planning seminar — 6 p.m. Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana Blvd., Clovis. RSVP Information: 575-763-5541 Melrose […]

Events calendar — May 11

Today Free Portales and Clovis lunch/business counseling — 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales. Information: 356-8441 Thursday Carson and Barnes Circus — 4:30 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Carson and Barnes Circus — 7:30 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 Ribbon cutting — 2 p.m. Hillcrest Park-par 3 course, […]

For some, summer isn’t a vacation

Courtesy photo: Jude Smith
From left, Texas Tech Biology Intern Adrian Escobar, South Plains College Maintenance Intern Chris Morales, and Youth Conservation Corps member Shade DeSautell watch as member Jesse Waggoner learns how to perform CPR. The group is part of the student employment program of the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge.

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com With high school graduations right around the corner, plus college semesters coming to an end, summer break is on the horizon. But rather than take a vacation, many area students are planning to stay hard at work this summer. “Some trends I’ve seen have been more and more students […]

District 2 candidates square off on issues

The District 2 Curry County Commission race features incumbent Ben McDaniel and challenger Stephen Whittington in the Republican primary. There is no Democratic party opposition in the November general election. The primary election is June 7. Early voting runs through June 4. Ben McDaniel Age: 35 Occupation: I have worked in a number of capacities […]

Police blotter — May 10

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 3:42 a.m.: Shoplifting, 300 block of North Prince Street. • 8:23 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 3700 block of North Thornton Street. • 8:54 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 3000 block of North Prince Street. • 9:27 a.m.: […]

Events calendar — May 10

Today Quilter’s Tuesday — 6 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 Monday Chapter AY’s 11th Annual Book Review: Presented by Carol Smith Headrick — 6 p.m. Review of the life of Helen Hayes. First United Methodist Church, 1501 Sycamore St., Clovis. Wednesday Free Portales and Clovis lunch/business counseling — 11:30 […]

Meetings calendar — May 10

Today Texico city meeting — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 Floyd City Council — 7 p.m. City Hall, 1569 NMHWY 267, Floyd. Information: 575-478-2585 Policy board meeting — 8:30 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Curry County and Area Republican Women meeting — […]

Pages past — May 10

On this date … 1951: The Portales Milling Co. was fined $300 in federal court for “introducing adulterated and misbranded flour in interstate commerce,” records showed. Company officials pleaded not guilty to eight counts of the allegations. U.S. District Judge Carl Hatch fined the company $100 for each of three counts, and dismissed the rest. […]

Business digest — May 10

Clovis Allstate owner recognized Allstate Exclusive Agency Owner Nick Wiegel of Clovis has been recognized as an Allstate Premier Agency for 2016. According to an Allstate press release, out of the company’s approximate 10,000 agency owners in the nation, 32 percent receive the designation. Wiegel, an agency owner for four years, was presented the designation […]

Property taxes due

Staff report Curry County property taxes for the second half of 2015 must be postmarked or sent by Tuesday, according to a release from the county. On Wednesday, a penalty phase will begin with 1 percent interest and an additional 1 percent penalty added to the balance each month. Payments can be made via: • […]

Triumph shared at Relay for Life

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Yolanda Romero of Clovis prepares to sing the National Anthem as the Cannon Air Force Base color guard presents the colors at Friday night’s start to the 2016 Relay For Life at Ned Houk Park.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com David Martinez is a voice for cancer victims — yet he can’t physically speak. James “JD” Chilcott usually requires a back brace just to get around, but he left it at home to participate in a relay that lasted more than 12 hours. These are just a couple of […]

Celebrating moms

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
Lacey Field, top, helps her daughter Haycie down the slide at Hillcrest Park. Meanwhile, Carisima Pyle guides, from bottom, daughter Lexie, nephew Holden and daughter Laikyn safely off the slide.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com An innocent frolic on the Hillcrest Park playground took a turn for the worse when Laikyn Pyle, 3, fell down on the pavement, bursting into tears. Carisima Pyle quickly rushed over to dust her daughter off without missing a beat — all while holding her other daughter, one-year-old Lexie […]