First person: Native American culture inspires artist

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jayne Williams, the Pintores Art League’s artist of the month for June, said a pack welcome from a wolf inspired her favorite painting “Part of the Pack.” Jayne Simmons Williams began drawing and writing as soon as she could put words together in elementary school. Her art is inspired by […]

Jamboree brings community together

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer For the 59th year, guitar strings are ready to hum and country songs to resound in Floyd. Floyd’s 59th annual Country Jamboree is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, and is showcasing more than 25 performers. The Floyd Lions Club organizes the event. Thursday through Saturday’s performances feature country music, […]

Community workshop set for Saturday

CNJ staff Bringing the community together is the purpose of Saturday’s Linking Arms Linking Lives workshop, according to organizer Sistar Yancy. The workshop aims to bring community organizations together to share information on how they’re addressing issues such as drugs, violence and gangs in the community. “We are able to go all areas of Clovis […]

Zias hope to string two wins together hosting Highlands

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico There’s nothing like a win to get a team feeling better about itself. Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a four-game slide with a 58-52 Lone Star Conference crossover win on Sunday at Ada, Okla., and now will try to build on it in a 6 p.m. contest against […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Religion Digest

Churches hosting joint fundraiser Three local churches are joining together to host a Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clovis High School. Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity United Methodist and First United Methodist Church of Portales are working together to raise funds and gather food. The funds raised from the walk […]

Life’s pieces always come together

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist There’s a famous cartoon. A cowboy’s horse is bucking across a rock pile interspersed with cactus. He’s lost his bridle reins — and his stirrups. He’s hanging upside down on the horse’s side with one hand on the saddle horn. His friend is loping toward him, looking worried. The cowboy […]

Music brings families together

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist How many times have you heard someone sigh and say, “I took piano lessons when I was a kid. I hated them. Now, I wish I knew how to play.” Dutiful parents sign their kids up for band or orchestra at school, rent instruments and take seriously their jobs as […]

Team waits 24 years for 400th

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Taylor Scales’ David Essex safely slides into third during Saturday’s game against Pathway House in the Clovis Softball Association’s Oasis “Batting Out Child Abuse” slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Taylor Scales softball team played for eight seasons in the Clovis Softball […]

June 26, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon June 19 officers responded to a domestic dispute at an undisclosed address. A woman said her former girlfriend came to her home because she wanted to get back together and they began arguing. She said when the woman refused to […]