Taking time to look up reminds us that . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne My youngest son, our fourth, was recently able (because of the blessing of a generous gift) to join two of his brothers in Uganda. He plans to stay for at least several months. Having helped get an AIDS orphan relief program there rolling, No. 1 son will be coming home soon […]

Lil Stars fall short

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Lubbock Titan Blast’s Jayce Martinez is tagged out at third base by Clovis Lil Stars’ Chelsea Faircloth during Sunday the USSSA national tournament at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex. (Staff photo: David Irvin) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Time ran out for the Clovis Lil Stars in Sunday’s championship game of the USSSA National […]

Local track team competing at state meet

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Kim Perkins and the rest of the New Mexico Stars will compete at the USATF state championships Saturday and Sunday in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Last summer’s track season ended a little sooner than Clovis High School’s Kim Perkins would have liked. She won the 400-meter hurdles in her […]

Astronomy Day offers daytime glimpse of stars

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Charity Stroud, 3, left, Cassandra Zsidi,14, back left, and Christian Jones, 10, play a solar system game Saturday during Astronomy Day at Clovis-Carver Public Library. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Some trickled in after browsing through stacks of books at the library; some thought of it as the perfect […]

Movie may start filming this month

By David Irvin Producers of a movie called “Believe in Me” say filming will begin before the end of the month, and their Clovis production office will open Tuesday in the Wells Fargo Bank building. If all goes as scheduled, filming will begin Sept. 28, said co-producer John Manulis. About 70 percent of the filming […]

American gets past Roosevelt

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American second baseman Corbin Best sprints out of the box after laying down a bunt during Friday’s District 3 major division game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Tall compared to his fellow 11- and 12-year-olds in Friday’s game, Roosevelt County pitcher Ty Terry had a group of […]

Drive-in theater digs up good memories

As we recently drove past the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theater in Lubbock, it brought back fond memories of the old Varsity Drive-In in Portales, once located on the Roswell Highway. We took the girls to Texas Water Rampage for the day, and my eyes lit with excitement when we drove past the drive-in theater […]

Hounds roll to exhibition victory

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Junior college transfer Kennis Green scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team past the New Mexico All-Stars 106-58 in a preseason tuneup at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds scored the first six points and led all the way. They broke open […]

New Mexico loves to show off its stars

Ned Cantwell There is something about stars — the kind that ride in limousines and fly first class, not the kind that populate our skies — that make people giddy. Val Kilmer’s relationship with our state — is it love, is it hate? — got me to thinking about stars with New Mexico connections. We […]

Video reviews

By Scott Jones The following movies are available at Clovis-area video stores: 2 Fast 2 Furious (PG-13) Stars: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, James Remar Brian O’Conner (Walker) is back in this second installment of high speed and high adrenaline. O’Conner, since losing his badge, has been tarring up […]