April 20, 2008 Engagements

Ferris/Brown Scott and Donna Ferris of Dalhart, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Marie Ferris of Dalhart, to Gary Allan Brown of Grady. He is the son of Linda and Tommy Brown of Amarillo. The couple will exchange vows July 12, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Dalhart. The […]

Brown captures lone win for ENMU tracksters

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Sophomore Diedra Brown captured Eastern New Mexico University’s lone event win in Saturday’s Red Raider Relays at Texas Tech, taking women’s javelin competition with a throw of 123 feet, 5 inches. The top finish for the ENMU men came from junior Derek Henio, who placed second in the 10,000 in a […]

Editors to be honored

The Panhandle Press Association will induct two veteran editors into its hall of fame next weekend – Laurie Ezzell Brown of Canadian, Texas, and Tommy Thompson of the Amarillo Globe-Times.

Feb. 19, 2008 Recipe of the Day

One of my favorite pork chop dishes was mom’s Pork Chops and Rice. This is all cooked together in a large frying pan. Serves four. PORK CHOPS AND RICE 1 Medium onion, diced 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 2 8oz cans tomato sauce 1 Cup regular white […]

Feb. 14, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Why is it that some foods that were popular in the fifties and sixties are no longer thought of these days? My mom recently made this delightful dessert for a family gathering and my brother-in-law beamed from ear to ear. “How did you know that my mother used to make this and it was always […]

Recipe of the day: Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips DIRECTIONS 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F […]

Dec. 18, 1946

The Clovis News Journal reported that Paul Brown, John Manning and John O. Pritchard announced their intentions to run for City Commission seats. … Campbell’s Dairy and Ice Cream Co. sold cranberry-flavored sherbet. … A four-room home at 212 Hinkle St. could be purchased for $4,000.

Airmen get homecoming

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Krystal Ramos of Clovis greets her husband, Staff Sgt. Joseph Ramos, Saturday afternoon at Cannon Air Force base following his return from a four-month deployment to Guam. Daughter Jazlynn, 10 months, looks on. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer More than a dozen vehicles with handwritten slogans on the windows […]

Research: Paris would make great VP

By kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I regret having to write this column because I’m likely to come off as condescending. But I’m probably smarter than you. I know you can’t see it from these first few sentences, and you certainly can’t see it from the black-and-white picture accompanying the column. I’m smarter because every morning […]

Aug. 8, 2007 Military Digest

Purcell Navy Seaman Christopher D. Purcell recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., according to a Navy news release. He is the son of Peggy A. and Ricky D. Purcell of Tucumcari. He is a 1999 graduate of Grady High School and 2004 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University. […]

Gifted and Talented students exhibit projects

Students from the Zia and Highland Gifted and Talented Program exhibited their independent projects at the student showcase at Zia Elementary School at the end of the school year, according to a schools news release. Students chose their topics of study and also decided on one product or more about which to share their information, […]

Dentist ‘person of interest’ in homicides

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A local dentist serving a life sentence for killing a Clovis woman is considered a “person of interest” in connection with four unsolved homicides in Oklahoma, according to a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigators. Jessica Brown said Saturday that agents are investigating whether James Smith is connected […]

In Tribute: Couple sold Chevy to open beauty shop

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jewel “Maxine” Brown grew up in a large family, and created a large family through church and her many years as a beauty shop owner. “She was good, and everybody loved her work,” husband James Hoyet Brown said. Maxine died April 14. She was born Jan. 10, 1922, in […]

CHS TRACK: Clovis sweeps Carlsbad qualifier

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s boys got individual wins from seven athletes on Friday and had just enough to nip Carlsbad 126 1/2-125 for the title in the five-school Carlsbad qualifier track meet. The Wildcats scored in 15 of 19 events, getting wins from James Howard (long jump), Brandon Williams (triple jump), Jordan Mendoza […]

March 21, 1957

Clovis Community Singers were preparing for a performance at New Bethel Baptist Church, 13th and Oak. … Dragnet, I Spy and State Trooper were among television options for the night. … Jimmy Brown, Mike Robertson, Joe Robertson and David Petty were among winners in a local ping pong tournament. … Safeway grocery was giving away […]

Lady Cats win at buzzer

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Tori Northcutt high-fives fans after Clovis beat Gallup 39-37 in a Class 5A semifinal at The Pit in Albuquerque. Northcutt scored the winning bucket on a rebound at the buzzer. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Fans were screaming and the clock was racing down when Tori Northcutt […]

Zias roar from behind to win

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The lid was on the basket early, but Eastern New Mexico University’s women relied on defense and rebounding to carry them Thursday night. The Zias missed 18 of their first 19 shots from the field and fell behind 9-0 and 11-2, but they recovered to take an […]

Zias notch win over Javelinas

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ENMU’s Rochelle Vance passes the ball to the perimeter in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Slowly but surely, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is creeping toward Lone Star Conference postseason tournament […]

Zias bail one out

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ENMU’s Missy Kirkland goes up for a shot against Texas Woman’s defenders at Greyhound Arena on Thursday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For as many close games as have gone against them in Lone Star Conference South Division play, Eastern New Mexico University’s women got one […]

In Tribute: Nurse shared roller-skating techniques

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Though Jean Evrage worked as a nurse, she also found time to teach roller-skating and birthing classes. Family members said she also taught other lessons — the value of family, and of a work ethic. “She had a really strong and honest work ethic,” said her son, Clifton Evrage […]