Police blotter/jail log — Feb. 27

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Wednesday • 2:01 a.m.: Shots fired, 500 block Dawn Loop. • 4:22 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 1000 block Mitchell St. • 9:47 a.m.: Burglary report, 3900 block Mariah. • 12:08 p.m.: Assault report, 801 Mitchell St. • […]

What’s Happening — Feb. 27

Today Clovis-Portales Kennel Club: A K-9 agility event is scheduled for Curry County Events Center, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Contact: showard_rn@hotmail.com Saturday Clovis-Portales Kennel Club: A K-9 agility event is scheduled for Curry County Events Center, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Contact: showard_rn@hotmail.com Sunday Clovis-Portales Kennel Club: A K-9 agility […]

Pages Past — Feb. 27

On this date … 1965: Winners at the Cannon Air Force Base Area Art Show included Marie Lenau of Muleshoe (oil), Ruth Hemm of Cannon (watercolor, pastel and charcoal) and Rhonda Morgan of Portales (sculpture). Instructors at Eastern New Mexico University’s Art Department judged the non-professional entries. 1963: Clovis school board members admitted defeat in […]

Brandon: Choices, good and bad, led us here

My mother told me the story about her two cousins that she grew up with in Arkansas. I wrote about these two-long gone cousins about five years ago but the time has come to tell their story again. This childhood story illustrates the point that the decisions and choices we make affect the path we […]

Amos the churchmouse — amos encounters a snowstorm

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   amos encounters a snowstorm it had been beautiful earlier in the week boss and i was just walking down the sidewalk minding my […]

Shelburne: It’s a wonder-full feeling

Does Jesus ever do anything just as we’d expect? If God became human and entered our world to save us — something we would certainly never expect . . . If we realized (and we surely didn’t see this one coming, did we?) that God had actually entered the world as a baby in the […]

Cantwell: Let children soar, stay grounded in God

Years ago I discovered a poem by an unknown author called “Children are like Kites.” My children were young at the time and I cried looking ahead because I knew it was true. Our role as parents would be to get them off the ground, run breathlessly alongside to get them airborne, watch them crash, […]

Brown: Better to have spare parts or spare cash?

Rust waits for nothing, not even a good idea. It is difficult to fix something, if you can’t find it. It’s probably worth more freshly broke-down than broke-down and been sitting for a few years. Whether inclined or disinclined to clutter. Even collectors such as myself have to take stock and toss out some stuff […]

Legislature roundup — Feb. 27

Days remaining in session: 22 Daylight saving time: If a bill that passed a Senate committee Thursday becomes law, March 8 will be the last time New Mexicans would have to change their clocks for daylight saving time. The Senate Public Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 377, sponsored by Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, by a […]

House passes right to work bill

By Steve Terrell The New Mexican After more than three hours of debate, the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives on Wednesday voted nearly along party lines to approve a “right-to-work” bill, which would make it illegal to require employees to pay union fees as a condition of employment. The action sent one of the most […]

Vote on bill limiting solitary confinement delayed amid committee squabble

By Phaedra Haywood The New Mexican Discussion of a bill that would limit the use of solitary confinement at New Mexico jails and prisons ended dramatically Thursday when the House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee chairman, Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, accused a fellow committee member of being out of order and adjourned the meeting before […]

ENMU games moved

Staff report PORTALES — Due to the recent inclement weather, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball and softball teams will have their Lone Star Conference-opening, four-game series pushed back. Both series will consist of Sunday and Monday doubleheaders — the baseball team hosting Tarleton State at 1 p.m. and noon, respectively, while the softball teams plays […]

CHS girls basketball capsule — Feb. 27

Hobbs at Clovis When: 7 p.m. today in the District 4-6A tournament championship game at The Rock Records: Hobbs 18-9, Clovis 24-2 This season: The Lady Wildcats beat Hobbs both times during regular-season district play, winning 40-34 at Hobbs on Jan. 27 and 56-38 at The Rock on Feb. 10. Last time out: The top-seeded […]

All students should know every choice has a consequence

When you get down to it, who needs to be able to read or do math at grade level, really? Who needs a high school diploma? Certainly not anyone who wants nothing more than to apply for Medicaid. Or Legal Aid. Or a payday loan. An estimated one in three New Mexicans is so financially […]

Required vaccination brings red flag

By Kent McManigal Local columnist I know of a lot of people who are very vocal against vaccinations. They have their reasons, although I am less than convinced. I rarely believe in “one size fits all” solutions. This can make me unpopular with both sides. I would say I am generally in favor of vaccinations […]

Hope Supreme Court doesn’t cave

By Rube Render Local columnist According to Wikipedia, the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was approved and became effective in 1780. It remains the oldest functioning written constitution in continuous effect in the world. In a similar vein, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is the oldest continuously functioning appellate court in the Americas. In […]

Melrose schools to let out two hours early Thursday

Melrose schools will release students two hours early on Thursday because of inclement weather, according to Superintendent Jamie Widner.

County reaches accord on bank account interest

By Robin Fornoff MANAGING EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Curry County and the Bank of Clovis struck a new deal Wednesday on $14 million in county cash that has been sitting in the bank without drawing any interest since December, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle said the bank has agreed to pay a half-percent interest on […]

Parents passing on PARCC tests

By Aubry Buzek STAFF WRITER abuzek@cnjonline.com Students in Clovis Municipal Schools are getting ready to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test for the first time next week. The PARCC test is being met with resistance from some parents in the district, and a letter urging parents to opt […]

Clovis Community College candidate Q&As — Position 5

Editor’s note: The Clovis News-Journal is interviewing candidates in contested races for Tuesday’s Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election. Two are running for Position 5 — Terry Martin and Jose Griego. Candidates were asked the same questions. Terry Martin Age: 61 Occupation: Building inspector for the city of Clovis, pastor at Triangle Baptist Church. […]