U.S. hockey coverage overhyped

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Sunday was great for me — as a hockey fan, as a Ryan Miller fan and as an American. But calling it historic seems a little offsides. Yes, the United States’ 5-3 win, with Miller in net, sent ripples through Canada. The Vancouver Sun’s headline was, “Woe Canada.” On Monday, […]

Hank Baskett online: Links to stories about Clovis native eyeing Super Bowl

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CNJ file photo Hank Baskett III Hank Baskett will be the first Clovis native to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday if he steps on the playing field as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Baskett’s played in 11 games for the Colts this season after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles in September. […]

Fighting terrorism should be focus

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Fareed Zakaria, on his Sunday CNN program “GPS” (Global Public Square), chided American officials and commentators for responding to the failed terrorist attack in Detroit with panic. He based his assessment on the fact that there have been numerous calls for greater vigilance in defense of the realm […]

In tribute: Administrator remembered as cornerstone of Clovis education

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Those who knew him, coined him an icon, a cornerstone and, in some ways, the heart of Clovis education circles for the last 40 years. Jim McDaniel, former assistant superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools, died Sunday in Charleston, S.C., from a heart attack, friends said. In his early 60s, […]

ENMU closes for Thanksgiving

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is closing for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday through Sunday. The university’s Golden Library will be open from noon to midnight on Sunday, according to a news release from ENMU. The campus is set re-open and classes to resume Nov. 30.

Press Release: ENMU holiday closing

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

Elida turkey dinner set

Freedom New Mexico The Elida United Methodist Women annual turkey dinner is 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Elida High School cafeteria. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Proceeds go to the women’s group’s community service projects. The meal includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, […]

Felt good to watch the old guy win

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist It all came down to Monday Night football and I choked. This past week was the first time I was a real contender to win the weekly office football pool. After Sunday’s games I was tied with one other guy and we had picked on each side of the Green […]

CROP walk raises more than $1,600

CNJ staff Sunday’s Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) walk raised $1,687. Organizer Rev. Ben Wright said 25 percent, $421.75, will go to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Church World Services will receive the remaining $1,265.25 for missions nationally and overseas.

City seeking Hull Street bids

By CNJ Staff The city began soliciting bids Sunday for construction of the Hull Street Overpass. The overpass was closed in July 2008 after an engineer’s report cited structural safety issues. The New Mexico State Transportation Improvement Program granted the city a $6.5 million allowance this month to help complete construction. City Manager Joe Thomas […]

Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Curry County

CNJ staff A man was killed and another is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash Sunday night on State Road 467. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said the victims’ names are being withheld until next of kin have been notified. Glascock said the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. at a curve near mile marker […]

Missing Clovis man found dead

On 07-05-2009 at about 9:30 pm the Clovis Police Department received a call of a man down in an alley south east of Lasso Street in Curry County. Curry County Sheriff Deputies responded and located the body of Ramon Duran, 87 years of age. Mr. Duran was reported missing to the Clovis Police Department on […]

Alumni and Portales residents celebrate Founder’s Day

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PNT Photo: Zhongming Jiang Janet Roehl, professor of communicative arts and sciences professor, talks to one of the guest at the Founders’ Day Picnic on Sunday. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local residents and alumni took a trip down memory lane Sunday during the Founder’s Day Picnic at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. […]

Some officials bit more frugal with tax dollars

Freedom New Mexico A story in Sunday’s newspaper detailed expense reports for six key government leaders in eastern New Mexico. The report covered 11 months and raised questions about how and why our appointed representatives spend our tax money. Why, for example, did Curry County Manager Lance Pyle spend more than $1,700 on food from […]

June 7 Sunday Calendar

Activities Parenting Group — Meets 10 a.m. first Friday of each month at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9027 Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second […]

Bible provides spiritual nourishment

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Sunday School was in progress. The teacher, Mrs. Taylor, had a group of feisty 6 year olds for the Sunday School lesson. Captured by the story of Daniel in the lion’s den, the children sat spellbound as Mrs. Taylor held up an artist’s version of Daniel surrounded by the […]

Memorial day events, closings

The following are closed Monday for Memorial Day: A listing of Memorial Day activities: Today • 8 a.m. — VFW and American Legion members will be spreading out flags at area cemeteries Monday • 9 a.m. — United Daughters of the Confederacy observance, United Daughters of the Confederacy Circle, Portales Cemetery • 10 a.m. — […]

Cultural Arts Series to end with ballet, folklore

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Courtesy photo Courtesy photo Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series is closing for the year with a Cinco de Mayo celebration with Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore at Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 […]

Man accused in nose biting arrested

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Joey Maes By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 35-year-old Clovis man was arrested Sunday, charged with biting another man’s nose when he crashed a barbecue last week. Joey Maes is being held on $55,000 bond on aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated battery, according to jail officials. Maes was attending a family barbecue […]

April 19, 2009 Senior calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: Dance at La Casa Senior Center in Clovis. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: