6/16 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Monster Truck Show — Gates open at 6 p.m. Meet and Greet from 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Curry County Fairgrounds. Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza — 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday at Potter Park. Various activities including gospel music, Miss Juneteenth Pageant, […]

6/2 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Pioneer Days — Friday and Saturday. Various events and locations. Information: 763-3435, www.clovisnm.org. Little Buckaroo Rodeo at Mounted Patrol Arena — Today, Friday and Saturday. Information: Karen, 762-9481. Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant — Today, Friday and Saturday. Information: Wilma, 762-3237. Pioneer Days Parade — 10 a.m. Saturday, along Main Street. […]

Summer events listings

CNJ staff Clovis May 27-29 — Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Hillcrest Park. May 30-June 4 — Pioneer Days. Contact: 763-3435. June 4-5 — CSA Pepsi Challenge Softball Tournament. Contact: www.cloviscsa.com June 11— Clovis Fire Department Poker Run. Contact: TBA June 11-12 — 5th Annual Myers Electric “Lil Custom” Youth Softball Tournament. Contact: www.cloviscsa.com June […]

BRAC contact info

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To express an opinion about BRAC, here is who to contact: BRAC Commission 2521 S. Clark St. Arlington, VA 22202 Phone: (703) 699-2952 Web site: www.defenselink.mil/brac The 2005 BRAC commissioners are: • Commission Chairman Anthony J. Principi, former secretary of veterans affairs. • Former Nevada Rep. James H. Bilbray. • Philip Coyle of California, a […]

Watching for predators

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer It’s a murky place full of sexual solicitations, false identities and a cascade of pornographic material. According to officials at the district attorney’s office, Internet chat rooms can be a dangerous place for children, and too many parents aren’t aware their kids frequent them. “There are parents out there […]

Student profile: Derek Chase

Derek Chase, 18, is the son of Duane and Lisa Chase. He is a senior at Clovis High School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Where everyone is in a good mood, and having a good time with no problems. Who is your favorite entertainer? Will Ferrell What’s so great about your favorite sport? […]

Few people want cockfighting in state

By Ned Cantwell New Mexico was a somber place indeed as her inhabitants focused their gaze on Santa Fe during the legislative session. Coffee klatch conversations were more tense, less jovial. The pace of life continued, but it was not without a nervous twitter in the air. Much was at stake as our state representatives […]

Cheese plant access road stalled

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Roosevelt County officials say efforts to buy private property for the use of a proposed access road leading to the Southwest Cheese plant have been slow moving. The proposed 2-mile extension of Curry County Road K to Highway 70 would cut into irrigation circles, according to contract engineer […]

Reunions 8/1/04

Rosedale Reunion The Rosedale Reunion will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the Farwell Community Center. For more information, contact Geneva Richardson at 763-5966. Clovis High School The Clovis High School Class of 1994 will hold its reunion Sept. 24 – 25. For more information contact Dee Rae Timberlake, […]

New Tasers on the way

The Clovis Police Department plans to order seven new and improved Tasers that can lock up a suspect’s body and prevent their movement for five seconds. Police Chief Bill Carey said the department hopes to have seven of the $800-a-piece X26 Tasers within a month. The instruments are promoted for their ability to immobilize crime […]

Reunions 5/9

Circle Back Reunion II The Circle Back Reunion will be held at 10:30 a.m. on June 26, at the Sudan High School Cafeteria. For more information contact Mary Gage Hanna at 806-385-7407.

Religion Roundup 4/16

Portales paster to teach Christian spirituality class A Portales pastor will teach a one-day class at Eastern New Mexico University on meditation, visualization and Christian spirituality. The Rev. Clyde Davis of First Presbyterian Church in Portales said he was first introduced to meditation by his judo instructor and later added the concept of Christian meditation. […]

New Mexico a state of unique Americans

Ned Cantwell Go up to your ordinary guy on the street in say, Hobbs, and tell him he looks like a space cadet, he’s liable to deck you. Try the same thing in Clovis, but first make sure the rifle is still hanging on the rack inside the pickup. Say it in Santa Fe and […]

Religion briefs

The women of Trinity United Methodist Church in Clovis will hold their annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the church building, located at 1320 W. 21st St. Proceeds will go to local and national missions. For information, contact Kay Berry at 762-3115. • • • First Assembly of God in Muleshoe […]

Attorney: Sex-exploitation photos may have been altered

By Darrell Todd Maurina Editor’s note: This story contains information that some readers may find offensive. The Clovis News Journal is withholding the suspect’s name in an effort to protect the identity of the child involved. The attorney of a 30-year-old Clovis woman accused of sexually exploiting a child said the digital photos of his […]

Local churches offer holiday events

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Many area churches, including Parkland Baptist Church, shown here with items ready for games, are offering alternatives to trick-or-treating for children on Halloween. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina While many area children will be walking around next week to collect trick-or-treat candy, there are alternatives. One of the largest and longest-running […]

Clovis man faces up to 33 years in state prison

Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man accused of having sexual contact with children failed on Wednesday in an effort to have his bail reduced. Billy Martin, 49, scratched his head and shuffled paperwork during his Tuesday afternoon video arraignment in Curry County Magistrate Court as he tried to persuade Magistrate Judge Doug Miller to reduce […]

Contact Air Force to keep Cannon

By Bob Barker Another round of base closures is on the horizon. According to an article published recently by the Air Force Retiree News, almost 10 years have passed since the last round of base closures.  In mid-December 2001, the House and Senate authorized the Department of Defense to execute a new Base Realignment and Closure […]