Feb. 25 – Working on the railroad

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Charles Lee, left, from Littlefield, Texas and Clovis’ Donny Nunez, right, work on retiring a split point switch on the railroad near the Prince Street bridge in Clovis. BNSF replaced 12,000 ties between Cook’s Diner and Cannon Air Force Base in the end of 2007 according to BNSF road master […]

ENMU Hosting Winds Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert

PORTALES — The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is presenting a Winds Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert conducted by Dustin Seifert and Neil Rutland at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 in the Campus Union Ballroom.   Performances by the Symphonic Band will include River of Life by Stephen Reineke, Prospect by […]

Feb. 28, 2008

Clovis’ last mayoral election, 2004, saw three candidates. David Lansford defeated Steve Muscato and Raymond Atchley. Lansford won every polling place and picked up 73 percent of the vote. — Clovis City Hall records

Feb. 24, 2008 School Lunch Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Grilled chicken sandwich, pork and beans, lettuce and pickle chips, vanilla cookie and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg biscuit, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken and cheese quesadilla, Spanish rice, corn on the cob, Jell-O cup, fruit and milk. […]

Feb. 24, 2008 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., daily activities; 1:15 p.m. – money bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily activities; 1-3 p.m. – […]

Feb. 24, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever by Roger Gould identifies the basic emotions behind unhealthy eating habits and offers a manageable, step-by-step program to combat these stumbling blocks in your life. Justice Denied by J.A. Jance features Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont who follows […]

Patience difficult, but virtuous

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist Our son Matteo, whom we adopted from Ethiopia about a year and a half ago, has had numerous health problems since arriving in the United States. Matteo had been abandoned by the side of a road, so the orphanage he came from didn’t have any background information, which can be […]

Family feud no game in 1924 Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist The affray was reported to be the termination of a factional neighborhood quarrel resulting from ill feeling over different affairs of several years standing. The shooting occurred just at the close of the evening’s church service at the Moye-Sunrise schoolhouse about 7 miles southwest of Clovis. The evening service of […]

Movie police seem arbitrary

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist This Monday, since the chidren were off school, we went to a local fast food eatery where Jason could play on an indoor playground and receive a toy with his meal. The toy of choice this time was from Spiderwick Chronicles, which apparently features chidren who are able to adventure […]

Hoss 1, Earl 0

Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? He lost an encounter with his ride today. Earl’s world • • • Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked if they had a favorite Web site: Here’s what Christian Heller had to say: “I was born in Wedel, Germany, in 1957 — a small town the size of […]

No place like home

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked if they had a favorite Web site: Here’s what Christian Heller had to say: “I was born in Wedel, Germany, in 1957 — a small town the size of Clovis on the Elbe River west of Hamburg. I look at the scenes around there since they have a […]

Gotta love looking up

What do you love about Clovis? “I love the sky here,” Darlene Cunningham reports. “I am from Montana, which is touted as ‘Big Sky Country,’ but it’s obvious to me that they haven’t been in New Mexico.” • • • Who inspires you? Doug McGregor has an example for us all: “Right now I am […]

A kiss from Jezika

Who inspires you? Doug McGregor has an example for us all: “Right now I am getting a lot of inspiration from my granddaughter Jezika Freeman,” he wrote in an e-mail. Jezika was recently involved in a car wreck in Portales in which her husband was killed and she suffered severe brain trauma. “Every day we […]

Torn between two teams

A native of Hobbs, living in Clovis, Katherine Medrano is torn between two sports teams. Read what she has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log: Falling, With Style

Greyhounds sweep Saturday games

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University junior Tyler Doughty fires a pitch in relief during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Southeastern Oklahoma. The Greyhounds swept both games of Saturday’s twin bill after losing to the Savage Storm on Friday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Awaiting his start […]

Cruickshank throws no-hitter for Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank threw what is believed to be the fourth no-hitter in Eastern New Mexico University softball history Saturday as the Zias blanked New Mexico Highlands 9-0 in the Bronze Bracket championship game of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU (13-8) beat defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City University […]

Angelo State cruises past Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Maso Hamilton came off the bench for 19 points Saturday night and Angelo State cruised to an 83-49 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico. Junior forward Denell Stephens added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Rams (15-10, 4-6 South), who scored […]

Rambelles too strong for ENMU women

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Freshman guard Camille Perkins scored 24 points, leading four Angelo State players in double figures in a 70-52 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The win secured an eighth consecutive appearance in the LSC’s postseason tournament for the Rambelles (21-6, […]

Machinist preserves icon

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De Baca County News photo: Scot Stinnett Derrill Mitchell has parts ready for a new windmill to be erected near Las Vegas, N.M. The project was delayed by 12 inches of snow in the area. By Shaminder Dulai: The Associated Press FORT SUMNER — It’s hard to imagine the American frontier without a windmill poking […]

Clovis girl looks for bee repeat

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Beagles may be more popular after the Westminster Dog Show last week, but “schnauzer” was the buzzword during Saturday’s Curry County Spelling Bee. Christina Benitscheck will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee in Canyon, Texas, after correctly spelling the German dog breed in the final round of the competition. […]