Local veterans take on umpiring

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Billy McGinnis, left, and Larry Varnardo talk before the second game of a double-header between Portales and Dexter softball teams on April 27. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A voice rings out over the crowd during a softball game in eastern New Mexico. “You’re out!,” shouts the umpire as […]

Cops and Courts: Man gets 25 years for stabbing, rape

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man convicted of stabbing and raping his girlfriend was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Ricardo Sena, 19, was convicted by a jury in June of kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration, aggravated battery, child abuse […]

Ring of pride

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Clovis senior Kady Urie, 17, who graduates in May, has had her ring for a year. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer High school class rings may have lost their luster. Rising prices and lack of interest has driven some students to bypass what once was a traditional symbol of school […]

Local movie buffs take their picks

By Michelle Seeber Area residents were not surprised when “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” dominated the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Out of 35 people polled Sunday afternoon at the North Plains Cinema 4 movie theater in Clovis, 32 chose “Rings” as best picture. David Marricle of Muleshoe said he was […]

Return of the King is edge-of-your-seat thriller

By Stacy Allen Show: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler Summary: All of the Lord of the Rings are tied together in the final chapter of Return of the King. Showtimes: 12:30, 4:30, 8:30 This is the first Lord of the […]