a view from under the pew: wounded teddy bears part two

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Last week, Amos dreamed about three small teddy bears in a barn, one with a scar across his heart, one with wrinkles and a lot of wear and tear and one with a forlorn face. In the dream, Elijah the little green lizard delivered a word of comfort […]

Aug. 1, 2008 Religion Digest

Author Yaffa McPherson will speak at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the B’Nei Yisrael synagogue. McPherson will speak about her book, “God’s Prickly Pear,” which tells of her family’s experience escaping from Jewish refugee camps during World War II, according to Tawana Johnson, a member of the synagogue and one of the organizers of the event. […]

Aug. 1, 2008 Religion Calendar

Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St. Free coffee and donuts. Legacy Life Family Church’s Back to School Block Party — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Seventh […]

Aug. 1, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 24 through Wednesday: • Billie Ray Thomas, 55, Tiffany Luanne Wilcox, 31, both of Dimmitt, Texas • Aldo Cortez, 23, to Alma Araceli Perez, 17, both of Clovis • David Robert Williamson, 28, to Anna Marie Davis, 21, both of Clovis • Gilbert Ramirez […]

Retailers anticipate busy tax-free weekend

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer High gas prices have local businesses expecting a busy tax-free weekend in Clovis and Portales. New Mexico’s fourth annual three-day gross receipts tax holiday begins today. Many school supplies, computers up to $1,000, clothes and shoes up to $100 will be tax free. A national survey finds the average […]

Aug. 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. July 23 an officer on patrol on West 21st Street stopped to talk with two male subjects he saw walking. When the officer approached, one of the males started running away and the officer saw him throw a bag […]

Animal shelter turning away animals

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Animal Shelter is turning animals away this week while it awaits a resupply of carbon monoxide for its gas chamber, according to police Capt. Ron Hutchison. Hutchison said it is merely a temporary supply issue and he hopes the gas will be delivered next week. “We’re asking […]

Hull Street Overpass temporary closure

The Hull Street Overpass will be closed temporarily in order to undergo a refurbishment of the existing structure. The City of Clovis invited New Mexico State Bridge Engineer Mr. Ray Trujillo to examine the bridge following a report received from BNSF expressing concern about the condition of the overpass.

Country youngsters fill time during ride to school

Youngsters who live in or near town often ride a bus to school. Country kids sometimes feel the school bus is their second home because they spend so much time on it. We made bus time fun. In our part of the world fall was pi

Aug. 1, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Brett Favre infuriated Green Bay Packer fans with plans to arrive in training camp on Friday and rescind his retirement. For months, people in Wisconsin have showered the emotional quarterback with going-away gifts. He is not going away, but it was worth a try. • Oliver Stone released […]

Cats look to get win in The Pit

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jaden Isler and his Clovis High basketball teammates remember all too well the last time they played in The Pit. The Wildcats rolled into the Class 5A state championship game in March at the University of New Mexico’s basketball facility in Albuquerque with 28-1 record, but had to settle […]

ENMU to get boost

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Eastern New Mexico University senior football player Carlos Downey works on curls in school’s football weight room on Wednesday. The ENMU Board of Regents recently approved the construction of a new weightroom that will serve the entire athletic pro By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Members of the […]

ENMU plans football clinic

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s football coaches will host a coaching clinic and a women’s “football tutorial” at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 2 of Greyhound Arena. The coaching clinic is open to football coaches at all levels. The women’s program is for women 18 years old or older. For information, contact […]

Area youngsters compete in Sun Country Junior PGA event

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Several area youth participated in the Sun Country PGA Junior Championship golf tournament on Monday and Tuesday at Desert Greens Golf Course. In boys competition, Ethan Peterson of Texico placed third in a field of 23 in the 13-14 division with a score of 83-78 — 161, while Texico’s Christian Fontanilla […]

Happy birthday, Tucumcari

Tucumcari celebrates a century as an incorporated city this year.

July 31, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama met with economists Monday following his return from Europe, where he met with NATO leaders and helped craft a unified Allied policy for disarming Iran. He’s the acting president of the United States. Nature can’t stand a void. • Brett Favre faxed a letter to the […]

Adjusting wage rates hinders U.S. workforce

Freedom New Mexico Earlier this month, many people with

Portales Municipal Court temporarily closed

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Court will be closed today through Aug. 8 to allow staff to attend training, according to a press release from the court. Persons with a court appearance scheduled during this time will not be penalized. Court will reopen on Aug. 11 and those who miss a date should check […]

Officials warn of possible mountain lions in area

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Large predators, such as mountain lions, are moving from the mountains into the grassland and plains areas, according to New Mexico Game and Fish Department officials. A horse mauling this month offers evidence that the cats may be prowling eastern New Mexico. While there has been no reported sightings […]