ENMU rodeo team starts season at home

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU graduate student Kacey Kobza of Brighton, Colo., practices goat tying for the ENMU College Daze Rodeo today through Saturday at Lewis Cooper Arena in Portales. Kobza competes in goat tying, breakaway and barrels. Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team kicks off their fall season with the […]

A rockin’ good time

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Johnny Rogers, a Buddy Holly impersonator, took the stage Saturday with Kevin Montgomery to play their music, rather than Holly’s. Liliana Castillo The Clovis Music Festival drew more than 6,000 people over the course of four days. The festival was started in 1987 by Vi Petty in honor of her […]

Area teachers selected for award

CNJ staff Portales fifth grade teacher Becky Duran and Clovis High School teacher and coach Drew Hatley are Freedom New Mexico’s Newspapers in Education teachers of the year for 2010. The program provides newspapers for classrooms as a resource in education. NIE coordinator Lynn Berry said the award is given to a teacher who creatively […]

Homicide suspect to undergo mental evaluation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The case against a Portales man charged with an open count of murder in the death of a 69-year-old man is on hold pending psychological evaluations. District Judge Drew Tatum ordered Thursday that Isaac Montano II, 46, undergoes a psychological evaluation, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Montano’s case […]

June 22, 2008 Weddings

Gonzales Miranda Chavez and Richard Gonzales, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage May 25, 2008, at their home. District Judge Drew Tatum performed the family ceremony. The couples’ three children are Richard Gonzales II, Alycia Gonzales and Victoria Chavez. The bride is the daughter of Joaquin G. and Naty Madril of Clovis. The bridegroom […]

Energy sources now main focus of U.S. majority

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain this week reversed his position and drew environmentalists’ wrath when he came out in favor of lifting the federal ban on off-shore oil drilling. McCain apparently realizes he needs motorists’ votes more than environmentalists’ endorsements. Better late than never. Rising gasoline prices have focused voters’ attention. A […]

Power restored, courthouse temporarily emptied

Freedom New Mexico Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning, the outage caused by a piece of equipment that regulates voltage, an Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said. The power was out from 9:10 to 9:46 a.m. The power outage is believed to have triggered the temporary closing of the Roosevelt […]

Faith, art walk hand in hand

By Clyde Davis: Columnist A book by Madeliene L’Engle, “Walking On Water,” given to me by a close friend almost a year ago, explores the relationship between art and religion, or more dynamically, between art and faith. Coincidentally, I was giving it a reread last week, seeking for some inspiration. It caused me to rethink […]

2/4 Zia honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Halle Brown, Zachary Burrell, Baylee Dlouhy, Price Drake, Devinne Fallis, Levi Grim, Bronwyn Guthals, Jaylen Harris, Daisa Hastings, Emery Herbert, Antonio Hicks, Luke Hisel, Bailey Kinley, Derik Kuykendall, Matthew Lanier, Nicole Lautenslager, Rylie Lee, Derek Nunez, Coleton Parks, Levi Reid, Christopher Romero, Justin Rucker, Breanna Smith, Danni Williams and Aarica […]

Talent takes center stage at Kid Fest

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Trazon Jimerson, 4, of Cannon Air Force Base climbs through a blow-up tunnel Saturday afternoon at Kid Fest at Clovis High School. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She’s a seasoned performer — but Amy Carter is only 8 years old. In a red polka dotted shirt, her hair in curls, […]

Longest running comic wasn’t always funny

By Don McAlavy The first thing I read every Sunday morning are the color comics. I bypass the bad news on the front page and go to my favorite comic strip, Blondie and Dagwood. I want a laugh. Long ago, they said the funnies were responsible for selling a lot of newspapers. But in these […]

Kid Fest 2005 to feature talent show, food, games

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Andrew Dixon has been trying to break through to the big time as he raps his way into the minds and ears of the Clovis community. He is only 11, but already he has performed in several talent competitions over the last year, most recently winning the Juneteenth talent […]

Pritchard, Lorene

Lorene Pritchard Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lorene Pritchard, 95, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 25, 1909, in Roger Mills County in Oklahoma, to John and Millie Agee Bond. She married Jerd M. Pritchard on Oct. 8, 1924, in Oakland, Ark. She moved to Clovis in […]

Kube , Spencer

Spencer Drew Kube Services: Have been held. Spencer Drew Kube, 20, of Texico, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, in Quay County. He was born on June 8, 1984, at Cannon Air Force Base. He was a technician for General Electric Wind Energy Division and a member of the Texico Volunteer Fire Department. Family members said […]

Clovis citizens can be health aware at the fair

By Michelle Seeber A father, Casey Najera of Clovis, held his baby in his arms as he listened to parenting information. He was at the Health Fair held by the Clovis News Journal on Saturday at 21st and Prince Streets, where more than 50 groups represented health awareness. “I’ve learned a lot of stuff today […]

Reporters notebook: Card draw decides election

By luck of the draw, Christopher Maestas is Tucumcari’s newest city commissioner. He defeated incumbent Jimmy Sandoval in a card game. The two drew cards on Thursday to break a tie vote for the city commission seat. Maestas drew a nine of spades, and Sandoval drew a two of spades. Both men received 67 votes […]

Runyan, Keith R.

Keith Randal Runyan Services: Have been held. Mr. Keith Randal Runyan, 73, of Clovis, a retired carpenter, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on Feb. 3, 1930, in McAlister to Roscoe and May Dodson Runyan. He was raised in McAlister. He had lived in Denver until he retired in 1994 […]

Warren, Elva Marie

Elva Marie Warren Services: Have been held. Elva Marie Warren, 89, of Texico died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born Aug. 23, 1914, in Indianola, Okla., to G.W. and Cordia Mays. Family members said she was a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by […]