Petersen claims second place

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Master Sgt. Steve Petersen took second place in two categories at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters competition held in Anaheim, Calif. Petersen, who serves as 712 MXS Weapons Section Chief, took second in the Master’s deadlift and Class One deadlift. Both wins were in the […]

11-11 Births

Leal Brayden John Leal was born Oct. 10, 2007, to Franky and Amy Leal of Clovis at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. He weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces. Grandparents are Jimmy and Linda Dimas and Leo and Kathy Leal, all of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Flora Dimas of Texas City, Texas, Sylvia Gonzales and Nabor Leal, […]

Officials:Sorghum harvests plentiful

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Grain sorghum farmers are reporting an above average year with yields double and even triple the average, according to area producers and officials. “It is probably one of the better crops we’ve had in the past five years,” said Toby Bostwick, Curry County farmer and president-elect for the National […]

Halloween candy should bear warning

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Diet commercials used to start in January, after people gained five pounds from holiday binging. Now they begin before the Thanksgiving turkey. Maybe they should run before Halloween. That’s when sweets appear in bulk. Halloween is like the pre-holiday kick-off, but there are no fat busters screaming over the television […]

Bear necessities

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Hillcrest Zoo welcomed two black bear cubs Sunday. The sister cubs are eight months old and weigh about 60 pounds each. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Like any toddler, they go crazy for candy bars, chew on everything in sight, climb things they shouldn’t and crave attention. But […]

Powering through

By Staff Sgt. Richard Williams:27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Fitness is a major part of the ‘Whole Airman’ concept that is paramount in an ever changing Air Force. Time in the gym is a part of the duty day that is incorporated by all duty sections to help refine the […]

Sept. 22, 1928

The Clovis News reported that a person had been working in the vicinity of Clovis picking pieces of metal off the highways and had collected 280 pounds from Clovis to Portales. … Pickwick Stages offered round trip fare to San Diego or Los Angeles for $54. … Sen. Joe Robinson, Democratic vice-president nominee, was scheduled […]

Aug. 8, 1930

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that Jimmy Darr, 159-pound Melrose slugger, and Percy Reed, 154 pounds, of Clovis, put on six rounds of the fightingest fight ever seen in a Clovis ring. The bout was called a draw. … Lillian Ellen Beauty Salon offered a “Eugene” hair permanent for $8.

Religion Feature: Group watches daily bread

CNJ illustration: Tony Bullocks Dieters discuss their struggles and Bible passages at meetings of the 3D group. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer LaWanda Furney used to weigh 250 pounds. She has lost almost 75 pounds since January. She’s been on diets before, but this time she turned to a faith-based diet group that meets […]

Muscle man

Photo by Tonya Fennell Master Sgt. Schuyler Beers works out three times a week at the Clovis gym Bodies in Motion. Beers recently competed in his first bodybuilding competition. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Schuyler Beers waited 13 months to sew on his Master Sergeant stripes. His promotion ceremony was held in June. And the […]

Record day at fishing derby

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Sarah Hernandez, 12, fishes Saturday while her dad, Richard, unhooks a fish his son, Richard Jr., just caught during the Optimist Club of Clovis’ annual fishing derby at Ned Houk Park. By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Young anglers from the Clovis area reeled in 933 pounds of the scaled creatures […]

NASA weather balloon crashes

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Freedom Newspapers: Chelle Delaney John Winter inspects the snow drift-like remains of a NASA research balloon that descended northeast of San Jon Wednesday. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A NASA weather balloon the size of a skyscraper crashed Wednesday about 18 miles northeast of San Jon. Launched from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Fort […]

Business Digest: Cotton grower receives honor

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Ryan Williams of Farwell was recognized by Bayer CropScience for producing more than 2,000 pounds of lint cotton per acre with its cotton seed, according to a Bayer news release. Williams was one of 78 growers honored for achieving one-ton yields on at least 20 acres in Texas and […]

DFA closing Lovington cheese plant

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — Dairy Farmers of America announced Wednesday the immediate closing of its cheese plant in Lovington and layoff of its 61 employees there. It was unclear what if any direct effect the plant’s closing might have on operations at Southwest Cheese, where permit applications to the New Mexico Environment […]

STATE GOLDEN GLOVES: Local boxer earns berth in regionals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As he noted after winning in the Golden Gloves tournament on Sunday, Edgar Zubia has been facing a noticeably larger type of fighter in the last year. Clovis’ Zubia was one of nine boxers who won state titles and earned a trip Denver, where the New Mexico champs will take […]

Police: Man discarded 125 pounds of marijuana

CNJ staff A Georgia man was arrested Thursday morning in Clovis on drug and traffic charges after eluding police in Quay County, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Aaron Thomas Perry, 37, was captured by Clovis police in an alley in the area of Main Street and Manana Boulevard after […]

Ag Sense: Organic peanut production flourishes

Naveen Puppala: Ag Sense Consumer preference has changed, and more and more people are buying organic products from the grocery stores. In the United States, only 2 percent of the food supply is grown using organic methods. The reward for organic production can be high for those who make the effort. Valencia peanut growers earn […]

Jan. 2, 1940

Collins’ Sanitary Dairy encouraged area youngsters to “get their Vitamin D three times daily.” The phone number to call for pasteurized milk was 416. … Piggly Wiggly was advertising 12 pounds of flour for 42 cents, or 48 pounds for $1.35. … Newspaper comics featured Alley Oop, Red Ryder, Popeye, Little Orphan Annie and Out […]

Births

McGregor Audrey Morgan McGregor was born July 4, 2006, to Jason and Lori McGregor of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. She has one brother, Avery, age 3. Grandparents are Doug and Brenda McGregor of Clovis and Steve and Linda Connelly of Portales. Great-grandparents are Vilola McGregor, […]

The squeal deal: Beauty of swine show in eye of beholder

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Elizabeth Green, 13, shows her pig Tuesday at the Curry County Fair. Green finished 10th in class 15 of Yorkshires. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Upturned snouts and thin, spindly tails. Translucent pink hides. Hair that is course and sparse. Generally, swine are not considered creatures of beauty. Step into […]