Faith: Youth congregation ministers to community

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Visiting the elderly every week and ministering to cancer patients monthly are no easy tasks, no matter the age. But Kids for Christ Church members are always up for the challenge. Kids for Christ Church is the local youth congregation led by Dee Madrid, or “Sister Dee” — as […]

Police blotter — April 29

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 1:40 a.m.: Kidnapping. • 2:22 a.m.: Resisting, evading, obstructing police officer, 200 block of West Manana Boulevard. • 4:29 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 3500 block of North Prince Street. • 10:11 […]

Events calendar — April 29

Today Dance and Cheer Force dance recital — 6 p.m. Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way, Clovis. Information: 575-693-1060 ‘Til Death Do Us Part — 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. $50 a person. Mesaland Community College, NAWRTC building, 911 S. 10th St., Tucumcari. Information: 575-461-4413 Ext. 110 Saturday Successful You Career Closet garage sale — 8 […]

Religion digest — April 29

Church to host motivational speaker Clovis’ New Life Assembly will host motivational speaker and Purple Heart recipient Dave Roever during its May 8 services. According to a release from the church, Roever will speak at both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Roever, a U.S. Navy veteran injured in the Vietnam War when a […]

Pages past — April 29

On this date … 1951: Clovis High School was preparing to graduate 126 students, according to Principal Dave St. Clair. Gov. Edwin Mechem was the scheduled speaker for commencement at the Marshall Junior High gymnasium. Sherman Williams was class president. Jackie Murphy was vice president. 1951: An Oklahoma City man was jailed “for safekeeping,” the […]

Opinion: Gossip is a deadly, poisonous thing

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Several years ago my sister Susie and I stopped at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, as we were on our way back from Dallas. We had to go through Sweetwater anyway, so we decided to take some time and experience something we had always heard about. We parked our […]

Lady Cats get sixth golfer qualified for state

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High’s girls went to Thursday’s Last Chance Invite at the New Mexico Military golf course specifically hoping to get a sixth player qualified for Class 6A state competition. Mission accomplished, as senior Marissa Waters earned her third leg with a score of 43-45 — 88. “We wanted to get Marissa […]

Clovis girls golf finishes second at Hobbs

STAFF REPORT The bad news is Clovis High’s girls golf team didn’t have anybody finish in the top five Wednesday at the Eagle Invite in Hobbs. The good news? The Lady Cats still finished three shots from the win, firing a 362 to tie for second place with Artesia behind Goddard’s 359. “We really didn’t […]

McManigal: Long past time to reject government

George Washington may have once said something along the lines of: “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Actually, he probably didn’t say it. With quotes, though, it doesn’t matter who said it as long as it’s true. So, […]

Render: Election math needs explaining

Both major political parties hold state quadrennial conventions every four years. The purpose of these conventions is to elect delegates who will attend a national convention and cast their votes for a presidential nominee. For the last three presidential election cycles, the nominee of the Republican party has already been decided by the time of […]

Governor’s plan will help state with DWI reform

Gov. Susana Martinez is using an $800,000 federal grant and Twitter to help New Mexicans better play that age-old memory game “Whatever happened to …?” when it comes to drunken driving. Now they will be able to also answer the “why?” And then do something about it. As in “Whatever happened to Gordon House — […]

Archery program aims to sharpen minds

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Focus and discipline are key elements that contribute to success in the classroom while the same can also be said with regard to athletic achievement. To that end, the Clovis Christian Schools archery team has managed to deploy bows and arrows with an eye toward helping students maximize academic […]

Opinion: Gattis’ Spring Fling showcases learning

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Education columnist Recently, the opportunity to catch up with Gattis goings-on presented itself. Definitely the highlight was the Gattis Middle School annual “Spring Fling.” Spring Fling is an evening event to showcase student learning, to involve the community and parents, and to provide a fun opportunity to get together. Over the last […]

Opinion: Opportunity, encouragement at the Closet

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Danielle Swopes may have one of the most satisfying jobs in eastern New Mexico.  As overseer of the Successful You Career Closet in Clovis (a direct service of the United Way of Eastern New Mexico), she regularly sees women’s lives transformed with something as simple as a new outfit. For […]

ENMU staff receive awards

Staff report Members of Eastern New Mexico University’s Communication Services received awards recently for their work in media publications. Desiree M. Cooper, new media coordinator at ENMU, received her third consecutive Doris Gregory Scholarship, worth $750, at the New Mexico Press Women (NMPW) State Conference at the Bosque Retreat last weekend in Albuquerque. She was […]

Events calendar — April 28

Today Matt 25 Hope Center banquet — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-763-4400 Ribbon cutting — 8 a.m. Olive and June Boutique, 3608 N. Prince St., Suite B., Clovis. Friday Dance and Cheer Force dance recital — 6 p.m. Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way, Clovis. Information: 575-693-1060 ‘Til Death Do […]

Meetings calendar — April 28

Today Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose.. Information: 575-253-4274 High Plains Patriots — 7 p.m. Master Center, conference room, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 575-749-2955 Friday “How to Survive QuickBooks” seminar — 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clovis Community College, room 610, 417 Schepps Blvd. Clovis. Information: […]

Pages past — April 28

On this date … 1966: Montgomery Ward was selling 21-inch console color TVs for $449. A “new-type tube with a rare-earth element” made colors brighter, according to newspaper advertisements. 1946: The employees of Barnes Cleaners in Clovis had hosted a surprise chicken-fry supper at Hillcrest Park in honor of their boss, Buck Barnes. Employees’ families […]

Man arrested following alleged Wednesday morning stabbings

STAFF REPORT A Fort Sumner man was arrested Wednesday morning in Fort Sumner, about six hours after Clovis police allege he stabbed two people. Robert Sena, 26, is at the De Baca County Detention Center on $100,000 bond. He faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery on a household member, aggravated battery, aggravated fleeing of a […]

Cats, Hobbs split baseball doubleheader

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Either side could easily have swept Tuesday’s District 4-6A baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. Instead, after nearly six hours, the teams settled for a split. Stunningly, Clovis High let a nine-run lead get away late in the opener and lost 11-10 in eight innings. Hobbs stranded 27 baserunners, including […]