Worn, battered and bruised clothes perfect for farm work

There’s an interesting expectation, among those who don’t work in the dirt for a living, that everyday clothes are relatively nice and clean. I remember when I finally noticed the glaring difference in unstated expectations regarding what it means to be “work clothes.” To me, work clothes are the bottom of the heap in terms […]

Silence is golden — and enlightening

By: Curtis Shelburne More than once since a recent community Palm Sunday service, I’ve wished I’d not preached a sermon recommending some silence (introspection, reflection, quietness). I knew at the time how badly I always need some, but I didn’t plan to go overboard with it. Then came April 12. I’ll long remember that day. […]

Pages past: May 29

On this date … 1975: Benny Binion had announced he would not be bringing his popular stage coach from Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in this year’s Pioneer Days Parade in Clovis. But Chamber of Commerce officials said 64 entries had been signed up, including the Owens Country Sausage shetland horses, New Mexico Miss Rodeo […]

Amos: A view from under the pew

  Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by throwing himself onto the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the worrybird the other day boss wilma worrybird was passing by the church worrying about the way she was hopping down the […]

State’s housing market improving

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@pntonline.com Local Realtors agree, the eastern New Mexico housing market is improving. A recent press release from the Realtors Association of New Mexico (RANM) detailed a jump in 2015 home sales for the months of January through April. The release said 5,226 homes have been sold in New Mexico as […]

Police blotter

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations Wednesday May 27. • 3:21 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 1200 block of West Seventh Street. • 5:03 a.m.: Vehicle theft report, 300 block of Carmel Street. • 6:33 a.m.: Theft report, 2000 block of Gerry Street. • […]

Christ’s gift lasts longer than Fort Knox gold

By: Judy Brandon For many years, I have been interested in the concept of Fort Knox and the wealth that it holds. All my growing up years, I have looked at Fort Knox as the bastion of wealth. In fact, sayings have originated around the term “Fort Knox.” For instance, think about these sayings: Rich […]

Yogis connect to something greater than self

STAFF REPORT Yoga, a practice known for its health benefits, also provides people with the opportunity to connect with something greater than themselves, according to Yoga Instructor Amiee Constantopoulos. Constantopoulos, who teaches at Eastern New Mexico University, said the simple practice of meditation through which people are able to find their inner peace is what […]

Football honor society selects ENMU’s Bailey

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University senior Seth Bailey was announced as a selection for the National Football Foundation Honor Society, which recognizes college football players in all divisions for excellence both on the field and in the classroom. Bailey, who was also selected as a Division-II All-American, was one of 825 players from 280 […]

Jaguars’ Hood to host camp July 1

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle and Amarillo native Evander “Ziggy” Hood will host his fourth annual football camp 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (CST) July 1 at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo. Hood, the 32nd overall pick in the 2009 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, has been with the Jaguars for a season after signing as a […]

Local paparazzi brings out actors’ anxiety

Actors in the film “Comancheria” wrapped up their bank-robbing scenes in Portales on Tuesday. An extra for the scene tells me he sat for eight hours straight to watch these scenes being shot over and over again. The actors would jump in a car and speed down the road again. Needless to say, the extra […]

CCC Foundation puts GED within reach

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Clovis has seen thousands of local students reach academic milestones at their graduations over the past month, but the celebrations aren’t over — another group of students will celebrate the success of their hard work at the high school equivalency completion ceremony 6 p.m. Friday at Clovis Community College […]

CCC Board approves infrastructure upgrades

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved several infrastructure projects Wednesday to become reality over the next few years. Approvals include a five-year CCC Master Plan that was recently completed by Greer/Stafford Architects and Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers, Inc. “This was the first time that we had a […]


Academic athlete… • Eastern New Mexico University football player Seth Bailey of Texico is the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society pick. The Hounds linebacker was among 825 players from 280 schools picked for the distinction. He also happens to be one of the top defensive players in the conference, pacing the Hounds with 81 […]

Address list full of surprises

Invitations have gone out to the 1,209 known alumni and staff members from Causey, Dora, Lingo and Rogers schools for the all-school reunion, which will be held July 11 in Dora. Somehow I inherited the task of shuffling the address list for this event, but I have to say in hindsight, it has been fascinating. […]

Pages past: May 28

On this date … 1970: Eastern New Mexico University was preparing to host its 23rd annual Sunshine Music Camp with several hundred junior and senior high school students expected to attend. Instruction was to be provided in dance band, orchestra, concert choir, music theory and more, officials said. Guest instructors for the 10-day camp were […]

Police blotter

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations Tuesday May 26. • 12:32 a.m.: Domestic report, Robin Road. • 12:58 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 3100 block of West Brady Avenue. • 7:31 a.m.: Theft report, 100 block of Merrill Drive. • 7:41 a.m.: Gas […]

What’s happening

Today Spencer Benefit Golf Tournament with Ray Benson Launches ‘The Swing’— 7 a.m Pre-performance catfish buffet tickets ($20) 1 08 Spencer Road, Airport Highway 220, Alto Information: 575-336-4800 or (888) 818-7872 High Plains Patriots — 7 p.m. Masters Center Conference Room, 810 E 21st Information: 749-2995 Friday Asleep at the Wheel — 5:15 p.m. Dawg […]

Education Briefs

UNM Law Camp A local middle school student with big dreams of becoming a U.S. Marine Corps officer and attorney landed a coveted opportunity to get his feet wet in the law field this summer. Fidel Ortiz, a seventh grade student who will be attending Gattis Middle School in the fall, was selected for the […]

Solution found for street flooding

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Whenever the city of Clovis has received heavy rains recently, the public works department has responded by closing the section of 14th Street adjacent to Dennis Chavez Park, then bringing equipment to pump excess storm drain water to a manhole on 13th street that provides access to the city’s […]