Two words make huge difference

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist No one has to convince me of the power of words. So why am I so often surprised by the power of the two little words, “thank you,” as they lift the corners of my mouth and make my heart soar? It was 1992 when a good-hearted fellow named […]

Three arrested in Sunday robbery

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Dairy Queen on First Street in Clovis was the scene of a Sunday night robbery that led to the arrest of three Bovina men. CNJ staff Three Bovina men were arrested Sunday night after the second Clovis Dairy Queen robbery in a little more than two weeks, according to […]

Nov. 16, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Life Lessons from Little League: A Guide for Parents and Coaches by Vincent Fortanasce was given by Bob, Julie, and Rob Taylor in memory of Mark Deavours. For managers, coaches, and parents, this book reflects what Little League is all about: courage, character, and family […]

Some precious lessons from some precious little ones

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Grandchildren,” someone has written, “are balm for grandparents’ souls.” Though I joined the lofty ranks of “grandparenthood” less than two years ago, it took me only a few nanoseconds with the two most beautiful little girls in the world to feel that truth. If my heart is soaring already, just a […]

Hounds face No. 17 Tarleton State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer On paper, it gets a little easier this week for the Eastern New Mexico University football team this week — but not much. After facing the No. 3 and No. 4 teams in NCAA Division II in two of their previous three games, the Greyhounds take on No. 17 […]

Jail to get security boost

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo County Manager Lance Pyle said that replacing doors on the cells in the women’s annex at the Curry County Detention Center will increase security. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A little more than a year after doors were removed from cells in the women’s annex at the Curry County […]

Anbar success remarkable yet

Freedom New Mexico Something truly remarkable happened Monday in Iraq. The U.S. military handed the Iraqi government full control of security in Anbar province. Two years ago, top military intelligence people in Iraq considered Anbar pretty much a lost cause about which the U.S. military could do little or nothing. But a place that not […]

Two Clovis LL teams bow out at state

CNJ staff LOS ALAMOS — Albuquerque Westgate used an eight-run fourth to take control en route to a 13-8 victory over Clovis Zia in the state 13-14 Little League tournament on Sunday. Zia, which lost to Carlsbad 14-1 on Saturday, was knocked out of the double-elimination tournament. “We played a lot better than we did […]

Clovis Little League teams fall

Freedom New Mexico LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars pulled close with a five-run fourth on Saturday, but Silver City answered with five of its own in the top of the sixth for an 11-5 first-round win in the state 11-12 Little League tournament. Meantime, both Clovis Zia entries also lost first-round matchups. The […]

Zia rallies to gain 9-10 Little League finals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia outfielder Joseph Flores returns the ball to the infield after making a catch during Wednesday’s 9-10 District 3 Little League game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. CNJ staff The Zia All-Stars rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth to force extra innings, then scored eight […]

Little Leaguers anxious for tournament

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Clovis American All-Star Antonio Hicks fields an infield grounder during practice Friday night. The 10-11-year old district tournament begins Tuesday night as American plays Roosevelt County. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico As summer daylight stretches deep into eastern New Mexico nights, the area’s best young baseball players are using […]

Humor helps in tough times

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist There is nothing like a good sense of humor to carry you through the experience of birth. This week, humor and irony, helped to make it through a c-section, some health issues and welcoming our sixth child, a little baby girl. This was my fifth c-section and even though I […]

Fun requires little mileage

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It was not so long ago that we could wake up on a Saturday morning and say to each other, “Wow, what a great day. Let’s check the Inet and see what’s going on in Albuquerque.” Those days are gone — perhaps for good, certainly for this summer. Last weekend, […]

First person: Family gal

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Sellers is currently an administrative assistant to the chief of police. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amy Sellers has two families. Her children are one and her coworkers at the Clovis Police Department are the other. Sellers began working for the police department in November as a dispatcher […]

Salmonella scare having little effect locally

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer New Mexico residents aren’t seeing red. Since food establishments pulled tomatoes due to Salmonella risks on Friday, local restaurants are noticing a visual impact on food, but not much else. “Nobody’s really said anything about it,” said Misty Baca, a store manager at Clovis’ Mabry Street Dairy Queen. “We […]

He was a little animated

Coming Sunday: Did you know a Clovis native was once a big part of the Pixar animation studio?

Brooks comedy on tap

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Courtesy photo Starring, left to right, Richie Garza as Max Bialystock, Annika Johansson as Ulla and Jeff Jarnagin as Bloom. Amarillo Little Theatre is currently staging Mel Brook’s comedy “The Producers through May 25 Freedom New Mexico Amarillo Little Theatre is treating audiences to one of Mel Brooks’ signature works, “The Producers.” A down-on-his-luck Broadway […]

Mr. X was here

You never know who you might bump into, even at Little League practice in Portales’ Rotary Park.

Prom dress memories priceless

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist I see the little black dress dangling from a hanger in my daughter’s closet. I see the shimmering rhinestones making an elegant pattern across the otherwise bare back. I close my eyes and sense memories it will hold: Memories of prom … Laura’s senior-year prom. On Saturday night, my hita […]

Broadway show hits Amarillo

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Courtesy photo playsMichael Newman, left, Katurian in Amarillo Little Theatre’s production of “The Pillowman.” Freedom New Mexico Amarillo Little Theatre is presenting “The Pillowman” as its final production of the 2007-08 Adventure Space season. The Tony-nominated play, written by Martin McDonagh, is the winner of England’s Olivier Award for best play. The show runs tonight […]