Clovis pastor traveling to help flood victims

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Courtesy photo Dick Ross, associate pastor at Central Baptist Church in Clovis, is in Minot, N.D., helping with flood recovery as part of New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief. Kevin Wilson With 100-degree highs and drizzles treated like holidays in eastern New Mexico, it’s no surprise Dick Ross got his share of comments when he told […]

Police blotter — Dec. 5

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 p.m. Nov. 25 an officer responded to an undisclosed alley for a report of a stabbing. Officers searched and found the victim in the area of Sheldon Street and Commerce Way. The man had what appeared to be multiple puncture […]

Letter to the editor: Inmates treated better than seniors

Do we really need a judicial complex? I say no, but that’s my choice. Maybe we should use the money for something else, and here is some food for thought: Let’s put seniors in jail and the criminals in nursing homes. This way the seniors would: • have access to showers, hobbies and walks; • […]

Inmate dies after being transported to hospital

CNJ staff A 59-year-old Curry County jail inmate died Sunday night from heart-related issues. Jose Segovia was pronounced dead at 8:05 p.m. after being transported to Plains Regional Medical Center complaining of chest pains, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Segovia was on medication for a heart condition and was being treated by the […]

Fund established for Clovis boy

A fund has been established for 3-year-old Jorden McGregor of Clovis, who is at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas being treated for kidney disease. Jorden is the son of Shane and Elizabeth McGregor of Clovis. Donations can be made to the Jorden McGregor Fund at any Bank of America branch.

June 7 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. May 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Sheldon Street for a vehicle crashed into a house. A 68-year-old man said he pulled into the driveway to pick up the resident for work. After […]

No arrests made in shooting

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Portales Police dispatch received a call from Roosevelt General Hospital at 5:10 a.m., reporting a male subject with a gunshot wound to the leg being treated in the emergency room, according to […]

Wastewater woes

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This 48-acre lagoon at the Clovis wastewater treatment plant started receiving water in November. The city agreed in May to accept water from Southwest Cheese, but nitrogen levels in the water have hindered the process. (CNJ staff photo:Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Nitrogen levels up to double the city standard have stalled […]

Oprah’s snub has rappers in uproar

Leonard Pitts Jr.: syndicated columnist Would somebody please tell the hip-hop community to stop whining? Go drink some Cristal, buy some bling, pimp some hos or do whatever it is they do for amusement, but please, cease, desist, shut up already about how Oprah Winfrey has hurt their feelings. For those who came in late: […]

1/22 Letters to the editor

Taxpayers ultimately fund schools The Jan. 10 school board meeting, as reported by the Clovis News Journal, again leaves this citizen very uneasy about the pathway our school system is being taken down. True, every issue has two sides to it and sometimes it is difficult to determine which side is best. However, when 75 […]

Texico man arrested in stabbing

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Texico man was arrested Thursday night following an altercation at 212 Sheldon Street in which two people were transported to the hospital and treated for stab wounds. Gilbert Ortiz of Texico, who was found at 509 E. Grande, was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center on Thursday with stab wounds to […]

Civil rights icon leaves nation lasting legacy

CNJ Editorial Sooner or later in the 1950s, a crisis was bound to occur over legalized, state-enforced racial segregation. The policy was inconsistent with the ideals of individual liberty on which the country was founded, the experience of World War II had created cracks that were bound to widen in the edifice of racial segregation, […]

First impressions are lasting impressions

Master Sgt. Gary McCarty First impressions make a lasting impact on us and more importantly, they only happen once. It is part of our human nature. We are programmed to immediately make assessments on an individual’s appearance, speech and personality, and how we treat and are treated by those we meet the first time. We […]

Woman who died in Tuesday vehicle collision was pregnant

CNJ staff The woman who died in Tuesday’s crash on South Prince Street was pregnant, officials said. Guadalupe Esquibel, 27, of Clovis, and her unborn son perished in the crash that involved a 1993 Pontiac and semi-tractor trailer. Three passengers remained in a Lubbock hospital on Wednesday night; one was treated and released from the […]

Web site creator says Clovis failed to support military

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor A man who claims responsibility for the closecannon.com Web site says he started it because eastern New Mexico does not show enough support for the military. He said he will not identify himself out of respect for family members who live in Clovis. He said he has been in the […]

Woman treated after house fire

By CNJ STAFF A late afternoon fire at 1416 Avondale filled the home with smoke and sent a woman to Plains Regional Medical Center. Firefighters at the scene said the blaze didn’t spread beyond the room where it started. According to Battalion Chief Jerry Swanson of the Clovis Fire Department, the fire began in the […]

Two drivers injured in two-car crash

CNJ staff Traffic was halted in all directions on Highway 70 Friday after a vehicle overturned about 8:45 a.m. north of Portales and another vehicle, whose driver attempted to pass it, drove off the side of the road and flipped, a spokesman for the Portales Fire Department said. Both occupants were transported to Roosevelt General […]

College football not government responsibility

Freedom Newspapers Many people believe government is instituted to guarantee fairness in all aspects of life. Actually, government exists to ensure our rights and we don’t have a right to be treated fairly, except in a court of law (where we all should expect to be treated equally). But that doesn’t impress some in Congress […]