Weekend full of local activities

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Courtesy photo For Tucumcari’s Centennial Celebration Max Gardner and Rex Rideout will perform songs from Jack Thorp’s 1908 cowboy song collection. Freedom New Mexico Take your pick. There is something for everyone’s taste from bucking broncos to cowboy poetry to contemporary music beginning Thursday at the Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. The long-weekend’s festivities begin with […]

Hounds annoyed over pick

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Mark Ribaudo admits he’s a little more than annoyed, and it has him fired up. The fourth-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach said he was none too happy to see the Greyhounds picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, and said […]

Airmen help clean up Clovis

USAF photo: Greg Allen More than 250 airmen from Cannon Air Force Base teamed with people from throughout the Clovis community to fill nearly 1,200 bags of trash in Saturday’s Great American Cleanup. One area the airmen focused on was U.S. Highway 60/84. By Greg Allen, 27th SOW Public Affairs A total of 252 airmen […]

Recycling program ends at CAFB

Recycling collection has come to an end at Cannon Air Force Base and military family housing, due to funding restrictions and lack of available marketing for recycled material in the local area, according to a news release. All other collections remain the same. The contractor will pick up all recycling bins located at MFH units […]

Nov. 30, 1931

Dr. A.M. Curl, noted psychologist and astrologist, was speaking at the Lyceum in the first of a weeklong set of speaking engagements. … M.B. Kuntz, member of the area Boy Scout Council, was in charge of automobile toy pick-ups for the Clovis Scouts’ annual old-toy drive. … R.L. Jameson of Clovis reported to police that […]

Hounds struggle staying afloat

CNJ staff PORTALES — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is mostly treading water. For the Greyhounds to reach their potential, coach Shawn Scanlan said their defense must pick up. ENMU (2-3) hosts Lone Star Conference crossover games against Southwestern Oklahoma tonight and Cameron on Saturday at Greyhound Arena, and Scanlan […]

Food bank donations exceed expectations

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Stacy Foster, 14, of Clovis, picks up a bag of cans Saturday in Clovis for the 2005 Holiday Canned Food Drive benefiting the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents pulled everything from cereal to canned beans from their pantries Saturday for the Food […]

Garbage containers cause problems for Cannon

Tommy Downing The 27th Civil Engineer Squadron has recently noticed an increase in the misuse of two large garbage containers located behind the #12 green of the Whispering Winds golf course. Housing residents and base personnel are improperly using the containers to dump prohibited items such as tires, paints, used motor oil, antifreeze recyclables and, […]

Passenger dies in county accident

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis man died early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash north of Clovis. According to a press release from the New Mexico State Police, Aaron Gonzales was killed just after 1 a.m. at the intersection of State Road 209, Curry Road 14 and State Road 77. Police say Gonzales was a […]

Nothing like unorganized summer baseball

By Bob Huber: CNJ columnist When I was a kid, there was nothing more pleasurable than summer baseball. A friend might ask, “What you want to do today?” and I always replied, “You crazy? Play ball, of course.” I’m not talking about Big League, Little League, or the Abner Doubleday Code of Conduct. I’m talking […]

There will be Christmas closings in Clovis

CNJ STAFF REPORT All city and county offices will be open until 5 p.m. today for Christmas Eve, officials said. However, most city and county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday, they added. City sanitation trucks will not make pick ups Thursday, Christmas Day; however, the trucks will make commercial […]

Readers share favorite teacher memories

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about a favorite school teacher. Some responses: “I can’t pick a favorite. Is it my sixth-grade teacher […]