President signs off on Cannon funding

CNJ staff On Monday The FY2008 emergency supplemental bill containing $162 billion, with key funding for Cannon Air Force Base was signed into law by President Bush. According to press releases from Senators Pete Domenici, R-N.M. and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the bill will primarily fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it contains funding to […]

CNJ wins five first-place awards

CNJ staff The Clovis News-Journal took five first-place awards and gathered eight total awards in The Associated Press Managing Editor’s contest, as announced by the AP Saturday evening. Managing Editor Rick White received first-place awards for sports photo, deadline sports writing and headline writing, and took second for page design. The News-Journal staff took first-place […]

Arrest warrant issued for Texico man

An arrest warrant has been obtained for a Texico man suspected of shooting at his wife Friday during a dispute at 838 Luther St. in Texico, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Javier Zapata, 19, is being sought on charges of assault against a family member with intent to commit a violent felony, shooting […]

These boots were made for kicking

By Don McAlavay: Local Columnist I t was hot as all get-out on a July 4th in the late 1950s at a Clovis print shop where I worked. There were five other employees and the boss, plus a bindery “queen.” That’s what we called women who cut up paper and package printed material for customers […]

Five N.M. lawmakers lose seats

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Humane Society targets Clovis auction

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Humane Society of the United States says it videotaped two sick cows at the Clovis Livestock Auction during an investigation. Two ill cows were filmed for five hours. One “was suffering from obvious pain, flailing her legs as she expelled watery feces into the pen where other cows […]

Zias add five players for next year

CNJ staff PORTALES — Five players have signed national letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University in the 2008-09 season. They include guards Chelsea Nichols of Lazbuddie, Alex Ortiz of El Paso and Karen Grant of Lubbock, and forwards Kassie Daugherty of Bridgeport, Texas, and Celeste Belizario of Amarillo. “Overall, […]

Venomous neighbors on the high plains

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The prairie rattlesnake has the most extensive range of any rattlesnake in the U.S. The snake’s venom is considered highly toxic and affects the blood. Antivenin is commonly available at hospitals and should be sought immediately if bitten.. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There are at least five spiders […]

Zias finish season with win

CNJ staff PORTALES — It’s been a long season and a tough learning process for the freshman-dominated Eastern New Mexico University women’s squad. Still, the Zias were able to close out their campaign in style Saturday night, getting a career-high 22 points from sophomore forward Megan Kabrick in rolling to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference […]

Novak jury recesses for day

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Jurors recessed after deliberating for approximately nine hours Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Airman Basic Edward Novak II. They will resume deliberations at 8 a.m.Wednesday. If a guilty verdict is rendered, the court will move immediately into sentencing. Novak could face life […]

ENMU falls short of doubleheader sweep

CNJ Staff GOLDEN, Colo. — Two outs away from a four-game series sweep, the roof fell in Sunday on the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Colorado School of Mines erased the last of an 8-2 deficit with a five-run rally in the bottom of the seventh to salvage a 9-8 win and a doubleheader […]

Hounds improve to 5-1 with sweep of twin bill

CNJ staff GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior right-hander Ismael Solis pitched a two-hit shutout to lift Eastern New Mexico University past Colorado School of Mines 2-0 Saturday for a sweep of their baseball doubleheader. In the first game, the Greyhounds’ top three hitters combined for 10 hits and 14 runs batted in as ENMU rolled to […]

Mustangs pull away, top Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior forward Tiffany Cook scored 19 points and Midwestern State held Eastern New Mexico to three field goals over the final 14 minutes Saturday night to beat the Zias 70-54 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s play. Guards Stacey Staten and Kayla Hodge added 14 and 13 points, […]

Smile when life gets tough

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist In the last few weeks, I missed my husband’s calls from overseas too many times. If it’s just once or twice I don’t mind, but if it happens on numerous occasions, I feel frustrated and disappointed. I wanted to share our excitement about an upcoming trip to Atlanta to attend […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Anniversary

RobertsBill and Edith Roberts of Melrose celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 30, 2007 with a luncheon hosted by their family. The couple was married Dec. 29, 1957, in Artesia. They have two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a self-employed farmer and rancher. She is a homemaker.

Dec. 22, 1917

Five hundred Clovis residents became members of the National Red Cross during their volunteer drive. … The Hardwick Brothers gave a free Christmas show for Clovis youth and handed out popcorn balls and peanuts. … Antlers Cafe claimed to offer “the kind of meals you get at home” in an advertisement.

Local Roundup: Five railroad cars derail at elevators

CNJ staff Five railroad cars carrying grain derailed sometime Sunday morning at Peavey Grain elevators on U.S. 60/84 just west of Clovis. BNSF Railway Director of Public Affairs Joe Faust said there were no injuries and the derailment caused a minimal delay in operations. The grain was headed to the elevators when the derailment occurred, […]

Nov. 18 Birthday

Louderback Wanda Louderback of Clovis will celebrate her 80th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18, 2007, at 313 W. Plains. The celebration will be hosted by family and friends. Louderback was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Clovis. She has three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends […]

Narcotics checkpoint results in five arrests

CNJ staff During a multi-agency narcotics checkpoint on Wednesday, 15 vehicles were searched and five arrests were made for narcotics violations. An unspecified amount of citations were also issued, mainly for no insurance and registration, said Roosevent County Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Set up on U.S. 70 near Elida, the checkpoint netted three arrests for […]

Farm bill lacking reform promised

By Freedom New Mexico Democrats took control of Congress vowing to take a fresh look at wasteful programs and spending priorities. The expiration of the federal farm program — it has to be renewed every five years — was a golden opportunity to put some substance behind those promises. Crop prices are high, and farmers […]