Portales ex-deputy chief pleads no contest

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Berry Christina Calloway Former Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry pleaded no contest Thursday in district court to three charges of tampering with public records. A plea agreement he signed Thursday placed him on 18 months of unsupervised probation. The agreement also required him to pay a $500 restitution fee — the amount of the […]

Ex-deputy chief pleads no contest

Former Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry has pleaded no contest to three counts of tampering with public records. The plea agreement places him on 18 months of unsupervised probation. Berry declined comment immediately after the court hearing. Accusations against him were

City announces giraffe naming contest

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis announced Friday a contest to name the giraffe born Jan. 25 in the Hillcrest Park Zoo. The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting suggestions via mail to 500 Sycamore, Clovis, NM 88101. Entries should include contact information for the submitter, including a name, address and phone number or […]

Poster contest entries sought

CNJ staff Entries are being sought for Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest. The deadline for original artwork submissions to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is March 1.The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced on the annual festival poster, and the artist will receive $300. Top winners in three age categories: adult, […]

Education digest — Oct. 13

Choir students take top honors Choir students from Clovis High School and the Freshman Academy recently captured top honors during state competition at Eastern New Mexico University. Some 59 Clovis students earned a superior rating in solo competition and another nine earned superior ratings in the ensembles contest during the Oct. 6 Southeast District Festival. […]

Hounds keep unbeaten with tie

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men stayed unbeaten Monday with a 1-1 double overtime tie with visiting Wayland Baptist. Sophomore midfielder Luiz Buosi scored his second goal for ENMU (4-0-2) and senior goalkeeper Peter Horak made four saves in his first appearance of the season. The Pioneers (3-3-2) struck first when Jevaughn […]

Clovis library hosting moon observation

CNJ staff The Clovis-Carver Public Library will host a moon observation night 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Ned Houk Park. There will be lunar activities and crafts, and a howling contest. The Clovis Astronomy Club will provide telescopes and be on hand for explanations, and the Friends of the Library will provide refreshments. Information: Krissie […]

Hounds to face Aggies in exhibition contest

CNJ staff PORTALES — For the second consecutive year, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will play New Mexico State in a preseason exhibition game at Las Cruces. The Greyhounds visited the Aggies early last November and were handed a 98-72 setback. ENMU finished 13-14 last season, including 8-6 in the Lone Star […]

Ticket feature: Nazareth German Festival set for Saturday

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Courtesy photo The 39th annual Nazareth German Festival takes place Saturday in Nazareth, Texas, approximately 70 miles east of Clovis. Freedom New Mexico With food, music and fun, Saturday marks the 39th annual Nazareth German Festival in Nazareth, Texas. The day-long festival begins at 9 a.m., all times Central, in the community of Nazareth, with […]

Ticket feature: Eagle View Rally set for Memorial Day weekend

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File photo The Eagle View Rally will be held May 27-29 in north Clovis, providing three full days of entertainment for motorcycle enthusiasts. Freedom New Mexico The third Eagle View Rally is set to kick off May 27 and is expected to bring motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country to Clovis for three days of […]

Education digest — May 19

Mesa student chosen for composing contest Mesa Elementary student Skyler Boone has been chosen as a composer for the Hey, Mozart! New Mexico 2011 contest, according to a news release. Boone, along with 15 other New Mexico students, was chosen out of 222 entries. Hey, Mozart! New Mexico is a creative and collaborative intergenerational music-making […]

Friday morning briefing: Clovis’ top chef, a celebration and maybe some rain

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Steaking it out Check out Doug McGregor of Clovis, now a prize winning steak chef. Seems Doug, 66, who has never competed in a cooking contest before, decided to try his hand at the Cowboy Culture Celebration steak contest last weekend in Dublin, Texas.He […]

County fair theme contest opens Monday

CNJ staff The Curry County Event Center is holding the third annual theme contest for the Curry County Fair. The contest begins Monday and runs through March 7. Themes should be fair-related, and entries should include a name, address/e-mail and phone number. Entries should be sent to Curry County Events Center, Attn: Jan Riley, Event […]

Band finishes third at contest

CNJ staff The Clovis High School marching band closed out its marching season with a pair of third-place finishes in St. George, Utah. The band had its first competition Friday at the Red Rock Fesitval, and then took third at the Bands of America. “That’s our highest finish ever at the Bands Of America regional,” […]

Fair’s first salsa contest draws 19 entries

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Rick Hontz, a contest judge, tastes salsa made by Jolene Rosales at Thursday night’s salsa contest at the Curry County Fair. Entries ranged from traditional to fruit salsa. Sharna Johnson Leah Cotton said making her salsa recipe is about the only cooking she does. Cotton, a Clovis Realtor, won first […]

Sugar-free blueberry pie wins fair contest

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Randy Rhue with the Clovis Lions Club takes notes on one of three pies entered in the pie baking contest Wednesday at the Curry County Fair. Liliana Castillo At the age of 13, Rebecca McDaniel says she’s been baking “a really long time.” The Clovis native’s experience and attention to […]

Weed photo contest results

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Submitted by Bennie Adams And the winner of the CNJ Tallest Weeds in Clovis contest is … Zia Elementary School third-grader Willie Newman, 8, shown in the midst of weeds measuring more than 9 feet tall. Willie is staying with his grandfather, Bennie Adams, on east 21st Street and Adams snapped the photo in a […]

Prizes being awarded in CNJ’s e-mail newsletter contest

Cnjonline.com is holding a drawing each week in August for our newsletter subscribers. John Zitzelsberger won the fifth and final prize, a lube, oil and filter change and a detail cleaning of a vehicle valued at up to $200 from Benders Family of Dealerships. Jennette Lovett won the $50 Ace Hardware gift card in the […]

Education digest: Sophomore wins poetry contest

Sophomore wins poetry contest Clovis High School sophomore Savannah Armijo won second place in the state level of the Poetry Out Loud contest. Poetry Out Loud, a project by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and state arts agencies, encourages students to learn about poetry through exploration, memorization and performance. Read our […]