Lessons from the beasts around the manger

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist C. S. Lewis once wrote a poem entitled “The Nativity” as he reflected on the qualities the animals brought to the stable on the first Christmas: Among the oxen (like an ox I’m slow) I see a glory in the stable grow Which, with the ox’s dullness might at […]

County ghost story believable

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Back in 1994 when Harold Kilmer, Ike Stanford, and I were searching old cemeteries in Curry County, Sis Simmons, the local radio personality, who grew up as Alma Willoughby near Field, told me there was a cemetery we had missed out there. As a young girl she witnessed a 13-year-old […]

More than $41,000 raised locally for MDA

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico More than $41,000 was raised in August in eastern New Mexico to aid in the research for muscular dystrophy, according to officials. The funds were being raised in conjunction with the 43rd annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. The Portales Fire department raised more than $9,000 through a […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Honor

Jackson Kelsey Jackson of Clovis graduated cum laude from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., with a degree in exercise science, athletic training option. More than 200 Fort Lewis College students received their undergraduate degrees at winter commencement.

Christians can celebrate with deep and genuine joy

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I hope you’re having a great Christmas. If our hearts are really prepared for it, it can be such a wonderful time. I know. A lot about the way our society “celebrates” Christmas is nothing to celebrate. In fact, as Andrew Greeley writes, some aspects of the sometimes-not-so-holy “holy-day” […]

Dec. 14, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 6 through Wednesday: Todd Casey Gilbert, 21, to Jennifer Jenee Johnson, 23, both of Clovis Juan Jose Hernandez, 18, to Maribel Bravo, 17, both of Clovis Chyee Lewis Rodriguez, 26, to Delia Rose Deanda, 28, both of Clovis Leroy Anthony Salinas, 23, to Mireya […]

Northcutt selected to all-tourney team

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Tori Northcutt was chosen to the all-tournament team in the Fort Lewis round-robin over the weekend. Northcutt, a 2007 Clovis High grad, averaged 10 1/2 points in the two games while dishing out nine assists. The Zias opened the season with losses to host Fort […]

Fort Lewis puts Zias away in second half

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Host Fort Lewis took the lead for good with a 14-2 run in the first half, then broke the game open with a 15-6 surge early in the second stanza Thursday to top Eastern New Mexico University’s women 78-64 in the season opener for both teams. The game was part […]

Oct. 18, 1914

The Clovis Journal reported that Sam Lewis of Bovina was brought to Clovis for stealing a suitcase and was ordered to spend 90 days in the county jail by a judge. … Denver Willis of Clovis was bitten on the arm by a rattlesnake while removing tumbleweeds from a wire fence. … The Clovis Barber […]

Zias drop pair in tourney

DURANGO, Colo. — Cami Johnson recorded 19 kills, including the game-winner in Game 5, as Dixie State College beat Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the Fort Lewis Tournament. Mariesa Nielson added 23 kills and six blocks for Dixie State in Dixie State’s 30-26, 20-30, 31-29, 19-30, 20-18 win. Veronica Valdez led ENMU with […]