Not all green initiatives brilliant

Grant McGee: Local columnist One of the things I liked about our tour of the Southland The Lady of the House and I took last fall was I got to see an old friend of mine, kudzu. Kudzu is a vigorous, big-leafed vine that can be seen all over the southeast United States. If it […]

LSC releases baseball, softball polls

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has been picked 10th in the 12-team Lone Star Conference in baseball and fifth in the seven-team LSC South Division in softball in preseason polls released by the conference office. The polls were voted on by coaches, sports information directors and various media representatives. The LSC […]

School bond election set for Tuesday

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The Arts Academy at Bella Vista is in desperate need for more classrooms, according to Principal Shelly Norris. More than 400 students are packed in cramped rooms, and some attend class in portable classrooms. “We’re really packed in tight. The biggest priority is additional classrooms,” Norris said. And like […]

Martin Luther King Jr. poster, essay contest second, third place winners

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Isaiah Houston, Second place, Highland Elementary Second place Julie Estes 11th grade Clovis High School Why Not Just Sleep In? When someone says the name Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the images and words that come to mind are amazing. Words like “brilliant,” “inspiring,” and “helpful” are very common when associated with Dr. King. The […]

Richardson drops out of presidential race

By Nedra Pickler: The Associated Press MERRIMACK, N.H. — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his campaign for the presidency Wednesday after twin fourth-place finishes that showed his impressive credentials could not compete with his rivals’ star power. Richardson planned to announce the decision today, according to two people close to the governor with knowledge […]

Jan. 4, 2008 Passing Through

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Jenny McKenzie By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Jenny McKenzie Hometown: Durango, Colo. Headed to: Central Texas, to visit family. Thoughts on Clovis: “It seems pretty flat. It’s probably not a place I would move to. I live in the mountains and that is what I’m attracted to.” Passing through is compiled by CNJ […]

Chocolate chip cookie cheesecake

Can’t decide if you want cookies or cake for a potluck dessert? Go both ways with this simple, yet easy dessert. 2 rolls chocolate chip cookie dough 3 -8oz. pkgs. cream cheese 3 eggs 3/4 C. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla Slice 1 roll of dough and place in bottom of greased cake pan. Cream cream […]

It’s Their Business: Pop’s Place

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Name: Pop’s Place Location: 2916 N. Main St. What they do: They serve burgers, sandwiches, steaks, chili, barbecue, seafood, frog legs and sides dishes. They offer catering services. There is an arcade in the restaurant as well. Who’s in charge: Fred “Pop” Tate and his son, Gary “Pop Jr.” Tate Employees: Six, with five of […]

Change hits home during visit to past

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Where’d my hometown go? I thought about this as I looked around the city I lived in as a kid. As I drove around my hometown of Roanoke, Va., last month I noticed a lot of stuff was gone, a lot of stuff had changed. Now I know Roanoke is […]

Local Roundup: Cannon clinic closed for holidays

CNJ staff The Cannon Air Force Base clinic and pharmacy will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Questions regarding the closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Public Affairs Office at 784-4131. Christmas light contest sponsored The Melrose Rotary Club and Farmers Electric Cooperative are sponsoring a […]

Fire donations

CNJ staff Coronitas Womens Softball will be accepting donations for victims of the wildfires during this weekend’s Halloween Howwwl Tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. Felicia Jimenez, who is organizing the event, said the effort will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the tournament. Items sought include dry foods, medical supplies, […]

Hounds, RiverHawks battle to tie

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior Keith Vargas maneuvers the ball ahead during the Greyhounds’ Southwest Soccer Conference match with Northeastern State on Friday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Looking to move up in the Southwest Soccer Conference, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t quite get the result it wanted on Friday. Still, a […]

Ex-CHS runner Appelman leads East Central

CNJ staff FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former Clovis High runner Matt Appelman led East Central’s men to a 20th-place team finish out of 35 schools in the 19th annual Chile Pepper Festival cross country meet on Saturday, hosted by the University of Arkansas. Appelman posted a time of 32 minutes, 30.4 seconds over 10 kilometers for […]

Hounds finish second in Angelo meet

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior Nimrod Lelei finished third in a field of 50 runners, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a second-place finish in Angelo State’s Blue & Gold cross country meet on Tuesday. Lelei completed the five-mile course in a time of 27 minutes, 25 seconds, […]

Sept. 30, 1924

Mrs. J.T. Stalker and Mrs. W.A. Havener went to the State Federation of Women’s Clubs meeting held in Las Cruces. … A.J. O’Rourke was appointed treasurer of Curry County, taking the place of Jas A. Curry, who had resigned. … Taylor’s Grocery, located at 204 W. Grand, offered delivery service.

Innocent animals’ trust met with humans’ cruelty

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Several weeks ago, I had to make a business trip from Albuquerque to Phoenix, which involved an overnight stay in Albuquerque and a late drive home on the second day of my absence. It was during a phone call home, preparatory to that drive, that I discovered we had a […]

Historical marker unveiled at Petty studio

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Shirley and Kenneth Broad, owners of the Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, unveil a historic marker presented Thursday by the New Mexico Historical Preservation Division. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Dozens gathered Thursday in a small court yard at the Norman Petty Recording Studio to watch the unveiling of […]

LSC pollsters pick Zias sixth in soccer

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women, who made the Lone Star Conference soccer tournament for the first time last season, were chosen for sixth place in the league’s preseason poll released this week. In the five-team men’s Southwest Soccer Conference, ENMU was picked for fourth place. Polls were voted on by […]

Constitution is ours to protect

By Clyde Davis: Columnist It’s hard for me to grasp the fact that our nation’s bicentennial July Fourth celebration took place more than 30 years ago. Like the centennial of our community, it had a special flair, a special flavor; it was not just another July Fourth to be celebrated in the usual manner. I […]

Meetings watch: county/city luncheon

CNJ staff County, city and local officials reported on the following at Tuesday’s city/county luncheon: • Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the district will have about 100 fewer students in the coming school year because of Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to its new mission as home to the 16th Special Operations Wing. […]