Ticket feature: String quartet to perform at Marshall

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Courtesy photo Carpe Diem String Quartet will be performing 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Marshall Auditorium, general admission is $17 and for seniors, military and students it is $12. Carpe Diem String Quartet will be performing 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Marshall Auditorium. General admission is $17 and $12 for seniors, military and students. Carpe Diem […]

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. […]

In search of ponies: Story behind quack attack

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Sharna Johnson Molesting a zoo visitor during a dedication ceremony elevated one hard-luck duck to marginal fame this week and earned him a new name. But there’s more to Merv the… Oh never mind, we’ll just stick with Merv… than meets the eye. He waddled into the spotlight during the dedication of a newly-donated water […]

Clovis grad ties for 38th at Nevada Open

CNJ staff Clovis High graduate Travis Reid shot a 4-over-par 76 in the third and final round Friday and finished tied for 38th at the Nevada Open in Mesquite, Nev. Reid finished at 3-under 213 and earned $537. He was tied for 17th at 7-under entering the final round. Brady Schnell beat former La Cueva […]

Martinez speaks at ENMU for Hispanic Heritage Month

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Susana Martinez, Dona Ana County District Attorney and gubernatorial candidate, speaks as part of Hispanic Heritage Month at Eastern New Mexico University on Monday. She talked about her roots in El Paso and her career. Argen Duncan An earned education can never be taken away, Dona Ana County District Attorney […]

Portales nursing home gets top rating from agency

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Heartland Continuing Care has earned the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the Medicare website, the center has rated six nursing homes within a 50-mile radius of Portales, and Heartland is the only one with the five-star rating. Health inspections, quality measures and […]

Education digest: CCC nursing program reaccredited

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Nursing Program has earned reaccreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, according to a news release. The NLNAC board granted continuing accreditation to the program July 27 following a self-study report and extensive on-site review. The new NLNAC accreditation is for eight years.

Curry escapee gets 10 years

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Victor Sotelo, 26,pleaded guilty April 10 to two counts of aggravated battery, aggravated fleeing law enforcement, child abuse and escape from jail. He was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment. CNJ staff Five days of ill-gotten freedom, combined with charges that landed him in jail in the first place, have earned one of Clovis’ eight […]

Freedom New Mexico recognized by PPA

Freedom New Mexico Newspapers in Clovis, Portales, Friona and Muleshoe all won multiple awards announced Saturday at the annual Panhandle Press Association convention in Amarillo. Clovis, competing in Division II, won nine awards. Portales earned two laurels, also in Division II. Muleshoe and Friona, competing in Division I, picked up eight awards each. The Canyon […]

Freedom New Mexico receives honors

By CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal picked up 15 awards Saturday, including the top two prizes, at the 98th annual Panhandle Press Association’s convention in Amarillo. The staff earned the General Excellence award overall in the Division II category for larger newspapers. CNJ also picked up the Community Service award and its $250 cash […]

Earning badges not just boy’s sport

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It took a scrolling headline this morning to let me know I’d accomplished nothing in my life. The headline was about James Calderwood, an 18-year-old resident of Chevy Chase, Md. Other than living in a town whose name peaked 15 years ago, Calderwood is famous for completing merit badge […]

Cameron quells Hounds’ late offensive power

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico baseball team dropped below the .500 mark after Cameron beat the Hounds 8-4 and 12-11 in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Friday at McCord Field. Cameron’s Bevon Anderson pitched six scoreless innings in the opener, scattering four hits, four walks and one strikeout. Meanwhile, Eastern’s Seth Clabaugh pitched […]

University founder returns for graduation

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The founder of Wayland Baptist’s Clovis campus, Carol Green, returned Friday to Clovis to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the campus. (Courtesy photo: Scott Hendershot) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Ten years ago, the Clovis campus of Wayland Baptist University consisted of a black filing cabinet, two old desks and four rotary dial telephones […]

Zias earn No. 5 spot in South preseason softball poll

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has been chosen for fifth place out of seven teams in the Lone Star Conference South Division’s preseason poll, released Tuesday by the conference office. Defending champion Abilene Christian earned 14 of 18 first-place votes and racked up 122 points to 105 for […]

Clovis seeded fourth in delayed 5A pairings

CNJ staff Clovis is seeded fourth and will receive a first-round bye in the Class 5A playoff pairings released today by the New Mexico Activities Association. Defending state champion and unbeaten Mayfield (10-0) earned the top seed in the 12-team playoffs that were delayed a week by a lawsuit filed by the parents of Las […]

CCC president search winding down

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees expects to choose a new college president at an. April 26 board meeting, according to board president Russell Muffley. Former CCC President Beverlee McClure stepped down from the position last summer to become the state’s first Secretary of Higher Education. Two candidate […]

3/14 Business digest

Clovis agent earns new title from Allstate Michael Reyna of Clovis has earned the Allstate personal financial representative title after passing securities license exams and completing an extensive Allstate training curriculum, according to an Allstate news release. As a personal financial representative, Reyna is able to offer variable universal life insurance, annuities and mutual funds, […]

CCC president search trimmed to five

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The hunt for a Clovis Community College president has been whittled down to five finalists. An eight-member presidential search committee selected the quintet from a pool of 29 candidates, according to a CCC press release. The college board of trustees approved their recommendations during a Wednesday morning meeting. Among […]

Hounds top pick in LSC preseason hoop poll

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Two-time defending champion Eastern New Mexico University has earned the top spot in the Lone Star Conference South Division men’s preseason basketball poll, released last week by the conference office. The Greyhounds received 10 of 18 first-place votes in balloting by coaches, sports information directors and media representatives. Texas A&M-Kingsville […]

Clovis sweeps Lubbock Christian

CNJ staff Clovis swept Lubbock Christian Saturday in West Texas Baseball Leaguedoubleheader. Clovis routed Lubbock Christian in the first game 24-2 (four innings), with Matt Ulibarri leading the team with a 3-5 outing at the plate and a solo homer. David Root earned the win, allowing three hits and one earned run. He struck out […]