10-2 view from under the pew

the broken-hearted beetle boss pastor leroy hada guest speaker duringservices last week inthe church pewunderworld the speaker turned outto be londa the ladybugmissionary who had traveled overseas towitness to the bugs bees birds and beetles while there she met aan elderly japanesebeetle who wanted togive her heart and soulto jesus londa wanted to helpher with […]

First person: Again with animals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eric Lucero is the new Animal Control Officer for the city of Clovis. Lucero previously worked with animal control from 1998-2004. Eric Lucero began his second stint as an Animal Control Officer with the city of Clovis on Aug. 24. Lucero said he enjoys serving the community with his work. […]

Musician likes keeping old tunes alive

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist He began playing music for cowboy dances at age 12. Oh, I forgot, I’m talking about Wayne Crume, who was born in 1924 in Kenna. Wayne’s mother, Helen Crume, was an accomplished piano player, and she tried to teach Wayne to play piano, but she finally gave up and let […]

Consumers seek fuel efficiency through CARS program

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tim Baldwin of Hamilton Big Country Ford in Tucumcari said the Ford Focus was one of the more popular vehicles from customers who took advantage of the Cash for Clunkers program. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Cash for Clunkers program, which has been successful nationwide in spurring new-car […]

Society should allow for mistakes

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The story begins in a local mailing center, where a local business person entered and began to tell of his 17-year-old son’s attempt to independently board a flight. Read the story; it may have an all too familiar ring. Like many young adults who have never flown before, this young […]

Inmate mistakenly released; second inmate captured after escape

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File photo Curry County manager Lance Pyle said disciplinary action as in process Monday afternoon after an inmate was mistakenly released Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Jail officials mistakenly released an inmate on Saturday and law officers began searching for him on Monday when they were notified of the error. John […]

April 5, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. March 24 officers began looking for a suspect after an officer broadcast that he ceased pursuit of a reckless driver in the area of Ross Street due to high speed. An officer located the vehicle and initiated a traffic […]

Time for salaries to come down

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Will our ailing economy finally bring salary figures back into reality? With regular folks hit hard by the current downturn the outcry over CEO salaries has turned pretty ugly. Automaker CEOs got the message pretty quickly after each of the Big Three hopped individual private jets to Washington in order […]

Editorial: Activist worked tirelessly for freedom

Marshall Fritz, a tireless activist for the cause of human liberty, died peacefully in his hometown of Fresno, Calif., earlier this month after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 65. The founder of three different nonprofit organizations dedicated to furthering freedom in different ways, he was a genial giant with a booming voice […]

Sept. 24, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight Sept. 17 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Hickory for a battery report. A man and woman said three people kicked in the door to their residence and began beating them. The officers noted the […]

Construction on Prince Street begins

CNJ staff Construction began on Prince Street Tuesday, and City Manager Joe Thomas said his office hasn’t received any complaints about the early work. The project, handled by K. Barnett and Sons of Clovis, is to re-pave roads on Prince Street from 21st Street to Llano Estacado to install drainage and add sidewalks compliant with […]

Aug. 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. Sunday an officer responded to a report of 200 Manana Boulevard for a report of a subject down. The officer found a man who smelled of alcohol lying on the ground. It took the officer about 10 minutes to […]

Cell evolution

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Liliana Castillo The cell phone has evolved into an all-encompassing device that feeds peoples dependence on it. By Liliana Castilla, Freedom New Mexico Al Noblett began selling cell phones when they were simply phones. In 1987, Noblett got his first job in sales with Radio Shack and was charged with selling […]

Rain showers expected through weekend

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Power outage caused by blown fuse

Freedom New Mexico An afternoon power outage that affected more than 2,000 customers was the result of a blown fuse, according to Xcel officials. Xcel Spokesman Wes Reeves said a fuse blew around 3:15 p.m. at a Clovis substation, taking out power to 2,145 central Clovis customers. The fuse was replaced and power restored 33 […]

And the bear said to the atheist …

Charles Hemphill passes along a joke about an atheist in the woods: As he walked along, the atheist heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. When he turned to look, a 7-foot grizzly bear was charging toward him. He ran but the bear was soon on top of him and the atheist began crying […]

They began as best friends

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” • Frank Dalton’s reply: “I met my wife Lois at A&M Farm and Ranch, where she worked in the clothing department and also ran the cash register. “I had just moved back to Clovis from Houston and frequented A&M for supplies […]

Wildcats pull away

Jaye Crockett scored 27 points to lead Clovis to a 77-61 win over Eldorado in a boys basketball game Tuesday in Albuquerque. Jaden Isler added 20 points and Bryce Hill 17 as the Wildcats stayed unbeaten at 15-0. The game was tied at 28 at halftime. • • • Here’s a list of stories we’re […]

Police standoff ends after three hours

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Police officers try to talk an armed man into surrendering in a field at Hondo and Seventh streets . The pursuit, which started with a traffic stop, lasted almost three hours and ended peacefully behind Bella Vista Elementary School, police said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An armed Clovis […]

Hounds seek win at Kingsville

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Tarleton State running back Michael Sampson follows a block from guard Michael Jones (61) for a short touchdown run during last week’s game with Eastern New Mexico University at Blackwater Draw. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Eastern New Mexico University football team knew things would get pretty tough […]