Association to unify ministers begins in Clovis

I wish to express my appreciation to Rev. Lance Clemmons and other pastors of our community for organizing a badly needed Christian Ministerial Association. The call is for all pastors of an evangelical church to be a member of this organization. Its primary mission is to provide fellowship and unity among all denominational pastors and […]

Garcia, Flora

Flora Garcia Services: 10 a.m. Monday, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community Church. Flora Garcia, 81, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born March 16, 1922, in Clayton, to Manuel and Ramona Gutierrez Chavez. She married Ernest Garcia July 24, 1938, in Wheatland, Wyo. They came to Clovis […]

Dispositions

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Vernon Terry Dickson, 21, pleaded guilty to trafficking controlled substances (possession with intent to deliver). Sentenced to nine years in state prison, all but one suspended with court recommendation to be placed in Dickens County jail at administrator’s discretion, with credit for 78 days served. […]

Cops & Courts

Four new employees of the Clovis Police Department have completed their required academy training and will soon begin work with the department. Two dispatchers, Nancy Duran and Geretta Richards, graduated Thursday from New Mexico’s three-week dispatch school program; Richards was the class valedictorian, and both can begin their work immediately. On Dec. 12, police officers […]

Trying Saddam: All options have flaws

It is hardly surprising that in such a media-saturated culture many Americans view foreign affairs in a personalized and dramatized fashion. If this were a movie, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the quintessential villain, would be the triumphant end of the story, with the music coming up and viewers assured that the good guys had […]

Fund will give family chance to avoid Christmas crunch

By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT Parents often do everything they can to conceal any financial hardships they might be having from their kids. So, when her children go back to school after the holicay break, Lynn (not her real name) certainly doesn’t want them to have to say they received nothing for Christmas. With some […]

Friday area prep basketball scores, summaries

CNJ STAFF Boys Clovis 93, Moriarty 66 Texico 74, Logan 37 Farwell 70, Happy 26 Amarillo River Road 58, Muleshoe 52 Tucumcari Tournament Consolation semifinals Tucumcari JV 71, Fort Sumner 63 Girls Texico 57, Logan 27 Grady 79, Roswell Gateway Christian 12 Happy 60, Farwell 47 Muleshoe 83, Amarillo River Road 39 Santa Rosa Tournament […]

Cats improve to 9-1 with win over Moriarty

CNJ STAFF The Clovis High boys basketball team broke away from a 22-22 tie by outscoring Moriarty 49-19 over a span of nearly two quarters Friday night and the Wildcats rolled to a 93-66 victory over the Pintos at Rock Staubus Gym. Senior Justin Pinckney led four players in double figures with 21 points for […]

County residents vexed by ETZ law

By Jack King About 30 people attended a City Commission meeting Thursday night to ask the city to rescind its extraterritorial zoning ordinance. Commissioners voted 5 to1, with one abstention, not to approve the request. Commissioner Gloria Wicker voted “no” and Commissioner Robert Sandoval abstained, explaining that he had not been on the commission when […]

Commissioners give conditional approval to road

By Jack King Curry County Commissioners approved a request from the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Tuesday to improve Curry Road 4 to prepare for the building of the Southwest Cheese plant, but added several conditions to their approval. They voted to approve the road improvement, conditioned on the cheese plant deal being successfully completed, on […]

Six arrested in counterfiet ring

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police say they have arrested six people so far while investigating area counterfeiting incidents, including a man they believe is responsible for producing the phony currency. Terry Maes, 30, of Clovis has confessed to manufacturing at least $2,500 in counterfeit money, Detective Matthew Solari said. “Basically through his confession he […]

Authorities shut down Portales race track

By Mike Linn PORTALES — A family residing about five miles east of Portales has been hosting horse races twice a month, contending it wants to keep Mexican tradition alive and boredom at bay. But local law enforcement officials say tradition can only go as far as American law permits — and to that end […]

Pit bull’s last meal today

By Darrell Todd Maurina “Buddy’s” last meal will be today, though Dr. Glen Keim of Curry County Animal Hospital said he doesn’t know precisely what time he will serve the last meal to the pit bull dog accused of aggressive behavior toward people in law enforcement uniforms. “It’s going to be the same thing it […]

Mother longs for children’s smiles on Christmas

By Eric Butler Three girls in the area may not know what their mother wants for Christmas. But it’s simple, according to Bonnie (not her real name). “I just want to be able to put smiles on my kids’ faces and make them happy,” Bonnie said. Accomplishing that through material gifts is going to be […]

Thursday area prep, college scores and summaries

CNJ STAFF Prep Boys Tucumcari Tournament Questa 84, Fort Sumner 65 Girls Santa Rosa Tournament Pecos 64, Melrose 55 Fort Sumner 57, Questa 19 College Men Eastern New Mexico 97, Oklahoma Panhandle State 71 Women Colo. State-Pueblo 74, Eastern New Mexico 72, OT Prep summary Girls Santa Rosa Tournament Quarterfinals Fort Sumner 57, Questa 19 […]

Clovis basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys Friday Moriarty (3-3) at Clovis (8-1) 7:45 p.m. Rock Staubus Gymnasium Radio: KICA-FM 98.3, KCLV-AM 1240 Notes: The first of two area games for the Class 4A Pintos, who play at Portales Saturday … Moriarty is coached Roswell native Randy Lykins, who said he tried to recruited former Clovis standouts Nelson Franse […]

Railroad overpass on schedule, city says

By Jack King Work to build an overpass on State Road 467 over the railroad tracks, which may lessen residents’ concerns about the closing of the Wheaton Street crossing is on schedule, said City Manager Ray Mondragon. However, funding for the project is still $300,000 short, he added. The New Mexico Department of Highways and […]

Shareholders overwhelmingly approve Freedom deal

By Gary Gentile LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shareholders of Freedom Communications Inc. overwhelmingly approved a partnership with two investment companies that preserves one of the last family-owned media companies. The deal, announced late Wednesday, allows some family members to cash out their shares. That prospect caused other family members to fear they would lose editorial […]

Zias edged in OT

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Jereena Bosket goes up for a turnaround jumper over Colorado State-Pueblo’s Hilary Rehfeld in the second half of Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Freedom Newpapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Facing a long trip home, Colorado State-Pueblo women’s coach Misty Murphy was relieved to earn a win. The Thunderwolves survived a […]

Balanced Hounds batter Panhandle State

CNJ STAFF GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University put together a 21-0 run and received double-figure scoring from six players on Thursday to rout undermanned Oklahoma Panhandle State 97-71 in men’s college basketball. The Greyhounds (6-3) won their fourth in a row — all on the road, breaking away from a 28-28 tie with […]