amos the churchmouse: the faith of louie

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the faith of louie boss you remember louiethe songdog who s alwaysso happy and wags his bighairy tail everywherequestion mark here well louie has a […]

Hounds hope to finish on positive note

Dave Wagner It’s been a rough season for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. Four consecutive games against NCAA Division II top 20 teams produced a four-game losing streak, then the Greyhounds couldn’t get their mojo going last Saturday and absorbed a 60-28 Lone Star Conference thumping at previously winless Texas A&M-Commerce. The Hounds […]

Tucumcari woman sentenced for bank robbery

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Juana Griego and three others were charged with robbing the American Heritage Bank near Melrose of almost $30,000 shortly after it opened for business the morning of April 12, 2010. CNJ staff A Tucumcari woman convicted in a 2010 daylight robbery of American Heritage Bank in Melrose was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. […]

First person: Animal lover

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hannah Luscombe can often be found at the zoo, where she is fostering her interest in animals. She wants to become a marine biologist. Kevin Wilson Hannah Luscombe, 9, of Clovis, likes to note that her first name is a palindrome. “It’s the same backwards as it is forward,” said […]

Curry County Cats capsule

CNJ staff Roswell Rhinos (4-2) at Curry County Cats (4-1) When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Leon Williams Stadium. Of note: It’s a non-league game. The Rhinos play in the New Mexico Football League while the Cats compete in the New Mexico Premier League. … The Rhinos defeated the New Mexico Sun Devils 60-28 in Roswell […]

ENMU Saturday basketball capsule — Dec. 4

CNJ staff Men Cameron (5-1) at ENMU (3-3) When: 4 p.m. today Where: Greyhound Arena What: Lone Star Conference crossover Of note: The Aggies suffered their first loss on Thursday, but didn’t go down easily before falling in overtime to unbeaten West Texas A&M 75-67 at Canyon, Texas. Cameron opened a 15-point lead before the […]

Hounds finish season on strong note

Dave Wagner PORTALES — While the season didn’t turn out quite the way Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo and his team hoped, the Greyhounds ended it with one of their better performances in some time. Ribaudo credited his team’s discipline in part for Saturday’s 35-10 Lone Star Conference crossover drubbing of Tarleton State […]

Opera singer leaves behind real legacy

Not every person of note whose death seems worthy of comment is entirely admirable, so it is especially pleasant to note the passing of somebody who offered the world beauty and artistry of an unparalleled nature. Joan Sutherland, who died Oct. 10 at 83 at her home in Switzerland, was such an artist, and it […]

Bank robbery suspects posted note on Spider-Man comic book page

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The suspects accused of robbing American Heritage Bank in Melrose on Monday morning posted a handwritten, misspelled note on the back of a Spider-Man comic book page on the front door of the bank after entering the building, according to court records. The note said, “closed intill further notice, […]

Football: Falcons end season on a sour note with 38-21 loss to BYU

By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs PROVO, Utah — The Falcons dropped their last game of the season to 22nd-ranked BYU 38-21 in the final game of the season Nov. 21. The Cougars took advantage Air Force turnovers, scoring two touchdowns from a fumble and interception in the second quarter […]

District 2 Curry County commission candidate profiles

Editors Note: The Clovis News Journal asked the Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. District 2 candidate Dan Stoddard initially declined to participate, but submitted his answers on Friday. In an attempt to be fair, […]

Curry County Commission candidate profiles

Editors Note: The Clovis News Journal asked the Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Commissioner District 2 Democrat Charles Benny Adams Age: 55 Occupation: Retired human resources, training and manufacturing manager in the computer chip […]

2008 Curry County Fair Horse Show results

Editors note: The following are horse show fair results from the 2008 Curry County Fair. Due to deadlines these were unable to run in the Clovis News Journal’s Curry County Fair tab. Curry County Fair Youth Horse Show fair results: Judge:

A view from under the pew: Easter part two

By Gary Mitchell: Religion Columnist Editor’s note:

Would-be robber leaves post office empty-handed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A would-be robber left a Clovis post office Wednesday frustrated and empty-handed in an apparent case of miscommunication. According to a police report released Friday, a man approached a clerk at the post office on Gidding Street and handed her a bag, telling her to read the note inside. […]

It’s their business: Makin’ It Natural

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Makin’ It Natural Location: 2502 Ashford Dr. What they do: Sell supplements, natural and organic foods, herbs and items for special diets. Who’s in charge: Jule Abernathy is the owner. Employees: six How long in business: 12 years Hours of business: 9 a.m. […]

Feb. 13, 2007 It’s Their Business

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Bishop’s Men & Boy’s is located on Mitchell St. in downtown Clovis. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) Name: Bishop’s Men’s & Boy’s Formal, Casual & Urban Wear What they do: Sell clothing for toddlers, boys and men including suits, formal and everyday wear, conservative and high fashion, and shoes. Who’s in charge: K. Bernard Shaw […]

Student profile: Abby Garrett

By CNJ Staff Abby Garrett is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Skip and Ginger Garrett. Garrett has a 3.0 GPA. Extra-curricular activities: Basketball, FCA Hobbies: Welding, horses, playing pool and hanging out with friends. Future plans: Going to New Mexico State University to study agriculture. Note from student: Dream […]

Time waits for no man (or woman

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist (Editor’s Note: WARNING—The following column may produce symptoms of depression and queasy stomachs and should not be taken lightly by people over the age of 60. Old news reporters are also advised to avoid alcohol after consuming.) There is definitely too much time slipping through our fingers these days — […]

Lady Cats, Portales rebuilding

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Portales Lady Rams will have to overcome a heavy hit from graduation to top last year. Meantime, the Clovis Lady Wildcats are still striving for the blue trophy. Portales was pushed to five games by Pojoaque last November before nailing down its fourth Class 3A state volleyball title […]