Food bank facing shortages

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer In one month the pantries of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico went from full to a meager supply, according to food bank Executive Director Nancy Taylor. The food bank collects and distributes canned goods and basic food items such as rice, sugar and pinto beans to the […]

Fast fact about Tucumcari

Ever see the movie “Two-Lane Blacktop” starring James Taylor and Warren Oates?

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part II

La Casita Elementary Third grade A Honor Roll: Jazmine Acosta, José Antonio Alvarado, Ricky Balderas, Thomas Bynum, Andrea Carreño, Alejandro Chacón, Joel Espino, Austin Finney, Alexandria Gutierrez, Santiago Gutierrez, Consuelo Mercadal, Danielle Mezua, Bianca Olivas, Alexander Pereda, Kenya Perez, Juanita Quezada. A/B Honor Roll: Sierra Baca, Brandon Balderas, Abraham Calderon, Lee Carabajal, Merecades Chaves, Alejándro […]

In Tribute: Sister: Woman spent life helping others

By Kevin WIlson: Freedom New Mexico There was one thing Virginia Dickenson was always sure of, and she never let her eight siblings forget it. “She would say she’s the oldest, the prettiest and the smartest,” said her sister, Pat Henderson. “She’d tell us that all the time.” Some things she would never say, however, […]

Roosevelt man accused in jail stabbing

CNJ staff and wire reports A Roosevelt County farmer incarcerated at the Dona Ana County Jail is accused of stabbing a detention officer Tuesday. Authorities are investigating the attack that prompted a three-hour lockdown at the southern New Mexico jail. The officer, Johnny Barrientos, had opened the door to Donald Taylor’s cell to deliver a […]

Belly dancers twist, twirl way to credits

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College sophomore Juana Garcia twirls during a belly dancing class. “I love the class. It’s one of those dance styles that lets you be open with your body,” Garcia said. “Plus there are cool women in this class. I’ve made friends.” By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A […]

Food drive planned for Saturday

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Volunteers with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be out Saturday in Portales and Clovis collecting canned food and non-perishable items. Another drive will be held within schools that will also help stock the food bank, said executive director Nancy Taylor. “This (Saturday’s) is the one that […]

Shh… I’m turning on the guy volume

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist A few years ago, lunch with a friend became a turning point. The person serving me and Jennifer was a tip-flirter. That’s somebody who’s really, really, unbelievably nice to customers in hopes for a tip, particularly when the opposite sex is involved. I knew this was a tip-flirter, but I […]

Oct. 7, 1961

Tech Sgt. William E. Boatman was commended for his efficiency in helping to save an F-100 fighter plane lost near Tucumcari. … Elvis Presley starred in the movie “Wild in the Country,” which was showing at the La Fonda drive-in theater. … City firefighters were called to a fire at Torrence’s Leather shop at 217 […]

June 16, 1958

A Clovis man was fined $300 by Police Judge John W. Manning for possession of 31 pints of wine. The charge was possession of intoxicating beverages for the purpose of sale. … Col. and Mrs. Arlie J. Blood won the first Cannon Air Force Base Scotch Foursome golf tournament at Cannon. The couple won a […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats’ Bunton earns 5A all-state

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Clovis High’s Ebony Bunton, shown in the recent Class 5A girls state championship game against Mayfield in Albuquerque, was named to the Associated Press’ 5A girls all-state first team. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Five members of Clovis High’s basketball team were accorded Class 5A all-state honors on Wednesday, […]

Hobbs takes 4-5A battle

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Clovis’ Michael Lewis battles Hobbs’ Jeff Taylor for a rebound during Friday’s District 4-5A clash at Rock Staubus Gym. The Eagles wrapped up the regular-season district title with a 97-86 win over the Wildcats. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Like a military general, Clovis coach J.D. Isler compared the […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats look to contain Hobbs star

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Senior guard Jaden Isler, center, and the rest of the Clovis Wildcats hope to avenge an earlier District 4-5A loss to Hobbs tonight at The Rock and force a coin flip for the top seed in next week’s district tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Layne Strebeck knows he […]

Food fuels football fun

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Every year, sports fans around the globe gather with friends and loved ones to watch the Super Bowl, and the communities of Portales and Clovis are no different. In addition to the various decorations, jerseys and drinks, another necessary component of a proper Super Bowl fest is food. Michelle Taylor, […]

Clovis faces huge challenge

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Layne Strebeck and the rest of the Cats head to Hobbs for a match up between the Class 5A perennial powerhouse schools. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Hobbs junior Jeff Taylor is already drawing the attention of Big 12 Conference schools such as Texas Tech and Kansas. And for […]

Jan. 21, 1934

City officials were working with law enforcement to clarify laws related to liquor sales. Bottle sales would require a special permit under the proposed new law. … Fifth-grade English classes at La Casita had organized a “Better English Club.” … The “Orient Express” was playing at the Mesa theater downtown. … And Clovis homemaker Ruth […]

Jan. 14, 1950

Brown ‘n Serve hot rolls were “newer than new” at your favorite grocer. … City Sanitarian Warren Griffin was offering tips on “rat-proofing” city eating and drinking establishments. Among his tips: Holes in walls around pipe fittings should be filled. … Spence Hall was the new president of Clovis American Business Club, succeeding Al Taylor.

Charity facing food crunch

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is caught in a food crunch that is gripping food charities across the United States, according to New Mexico Food Bank officials. The food shortage has halted food deliveries in eastern New Mexico and elsewhere, according to officials. “We are in a […]

Lady Tigers still perfect

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Clovis Christian’s Jennifer Schaap jumps to try to block Britnie Jasso’s ,right, spike in a 3-0 loss to Elida at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Thursday. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — Even though Elida has beaten Fort Sumner three times this season, the Vixens won’t get any sympathy from Lady Tigers […]

Hunger hits home

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Leon Sweat, left, and Joe Taylor load a truck with donations for a Clovis resident at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The number of people visiting food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters is growing, according to the executive director of the Food […]