Police arrest 91-year-old storm victim

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McDaniel— Oxygen tank ran low after tornado By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A 91-year-old Clovis man has been arrested for hitting a police officer with a vehicle at a checkpoint for a tornado-damaged neighborhood, according to police and court records. Clinton McDaniel was returning to his home the morning after a March 23 tornado […]

Swift disaster declaration offers relief

Staff and wire reports President Bush declared a major disaster in Curry and Quay counties Monday because of tornado damage, making residents in those regions eligible for federal funds. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners […]

Tornado updates

—Mass shelter closing Disaster Relief Mass Shelter at Trinity United Methodist Church will close at 9 a.m. today. For tornado victims needing help with temporary and permanent housing, register at the Disaster Relief Center at the Curry County Fairgrounds between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. People who are already registered should return to the fairgrounds […]

Passover gives everyone reason to celebrate

Freedom Newspapers “Why is this night different from all other nights?” Thus began the ritual of questions during the Seder meal with which observant Jews start the celebration of Passover, or Pesach, which commemorates the deliverance of the Israelite slaves from bondage in Egypt. The youngest child at the table is expected to answer the […]

Business feature: Egg farm may be nesting in Farwell

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On the breakfast tables and in the diners of America, millions enjoy eggs every day. In a few years, the citizens of Farwell may be enjoying them a little bit more. The Parmer County Commission recently gave a tax abatement to Cal-Maine Foods as incentive to construct a facility […]

Clovis center focuses on irrigation project

By Mark Marsalis: Ag Sense Declining groundwater levels in the New Mexico High Plains are threatening the sustainability of highly productive irrigated agriculture, which is the foundation for economic stability in the region. With reduced amounts of irrigation water available to producers, it is imperative maximum water use efficiency be achieved in order for farmers […]

It’s their business: A-Key Storage and Clovis File Management

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: A-Key Storage and Clovis File Management Locations: 2121 E. Llano Estacado Boulevard and 2220 N. Ross St. What they do: A-Key Storage is climate-controlled self-storage. Its Clovis File Management division provides business record storage and management. Who’s in charge: Bill Mitchell and Ric Justus are owners. Spencer Odom […]

Business Digest: Dairy owners honored by DFA

The owners and operators of Crosswinds Dairy in Portales have received the 2007 Member of Distinction Award from the Dairy Farmers of America, according to a DFA news release. Dougie Idsinga, Dawn Idsinga, Derek Idsinga, Darci Idsinga Collins and Denver Collins were selected for the honor that is based on vision, leadership and innovation in […]

Local Roundup: Airman pleads guilty to child abuse

CNJ staff A Cannon airman facing a murder charge pleaded guilty last week to a separate charge of child neglect in a military court, according to Cannon Air Force Base officials. Airman Edward Novak II will serve 15 months of a two-year, five-month sentence of imprisonment and received a bad conduct discharge from the military, […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats take third at Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Sophomore third baseman Britteny Mascarenas compiled six hits in two games and helped the Clovis High softball team to a third-place finish in the Lady Dog Invitational on Saturday. Host Artesia did all its scoring in the first two innings to beat the Lady Wildcats 10-2 in a morning winners bracket […]

Hounds split South twin bill with Angelo

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Designated hitter Matt Lenderman doubled home two runs in the first inning and Michael Gunter made it stand up with a three-hit, 11-strikeout pitching performance as Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 3-2 to salvage a split of the teams’ Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader on Saturday. […]

CHS BASEBALL: Bulldogs hand Cats two losses

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger knew the Wildcats were facing a quality opponent in unbeaten Artesia on Saturday. He just wishes his team hadn’t helped the Bulldogs so much. The Wildcats committed 11 errors in the doubleheader and that, combined with 10 hits for extra bases by Artesia, proved to […]

CHS TRACK: Robles wins two events

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis High junior Manuel Robles accounted for all but two of the Wildcats’ 24 points with wins in triple jump (45-10) and high jump (6-6) in the Amarillo Relays on Saturday. The Cats finished eighth out of 16 teams, while Clovis’ girls were seventh out of 20 schools with 36 points. […]