Baskett makes Eagles’ 53-man roster

CNJ staff Clovis’ Hank Baskett was one of six wide receivers on the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man roster, announced Saturday on the team’s Web site. The Eagles cut 12 players — including four wide receivers — and put two more on injured reserve to get down league-mandated roster size for the regular season. In his third […]

First-half goals lift Dixie State past Zias

CNJ staff BILLINGS, Mont. — Dixie State junior midfielder Mikala Wilkes scored two goals about five minutes apart midway through the first half and the Rebels went on to a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billing’s MSUB Cup women’s soccer event. ENMU (0-2), which lost to Fort Lewis 1-0 on Thursday, […]

ENMU drops four-game matches in tourney

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team hung close with its opponents Saturday, but the Zias were unable to break through in the season-opening St. Mary’s/ Texas MedClinic Invitational. The Zias (0-4) led in all four games against Missouri Southern, but dropped a 27-25, 22-25, 30-28, 25-18 decision to the […]

Greyhounds drop opener at Southern Nazarene

CNJ Staff BETHANY, Okla. — Junior running back Brandon Smith capped a 92-yard drive with a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown plunge in the final minute of the half, giving Southern Nazarene the lead for good Saturday night in a storm-delayed 16-9 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the season opener for both teams. The game […]

Wine selection tips offered

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist You probably know by now that I am Italian, and I occasionally enjoy a good glass of wine. While I am not a professional wine connoisseur, I am going to share some basic tips, to help you pick a good bottle of wine, that my grandpa back in Italy has […]

Cattlemen first to settle Llano Estacado

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Editor’s note: This is second of two parts of a thesis paper written in 1934 by Norvell Tate. “So far as we know, the first white man to visit the Llano Estacado was Coronado in 1541. Man had flourished for many centuries as evidence by the findings in recent excavations […]

Society needs to redevelop pride in working

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8/31 Honors

Artist of the Month Ed Des Lauriers of Clovis is the Pintores Artist of the Month for September. His artwork will be on display at the Clovis-Carver Library through the month. He is the 2008-2009 president of the Pintores Art League. As a design draftsman at Lockheed, commercial pilot and eight years as an aircraft […]

8/31 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Dance, La Casa Senior Center. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:

8/31 School Menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: Breakfast — Apple pie, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Mac and franks, green beans, fruity Jell-O and an oatmeal cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cereal, toast, juice and milk.

8/31 Weddings

McFarden-Young Andrea L. McFarden and Matthew C. Young, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage Aug. 1, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Texico. Pastor Rob Hollis performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cary and Alisa McFarden of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of the late Grover and Johanne Poole […]

8/31 Engagements

Medina-Lucero James and Nomie Medina of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa A. Medina, to Michael J. Lucero, both of Clovis. He is the son of Amanda Lucero and Paul Gauna of Fort Sumner. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 6, 2008, in Clovis. Invitations have been sent. Boney-Koepplinger Kim […]

8/31 Birthdays

Snell Louise Snell of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Library Ingram Room. The celebration will be hosted by Robert and Karen Snell, Kenda Richardson, Brenda Rossiter and Tiffeny Smith. Louise Snell was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Oklahoma. She has one child, four grandchildren […]

8/31 Births

Prothro Lark Elizabeth Crown Prothro was born Aug. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to George Michael and Ziggy Crown Prothro of Portales. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces. She has one brother, Theodore Darius Ezell. Grandparents are Mary Marquis of Bastrop, Texas; Gene Crown of Riverdale, Md. and Shirley and George L. […]

8/31 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Hide and Seek: Nature’s Best Vanishing Acts by Andrea Helman was given by Master Electrical Contractors in memory of Jackie Pruet. Vivid color photographs take readers from one scene to another throughout the world to show how animals camouflage themselves in order to hide in […]

8/31 Community calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 762-3631 Circle Eight Squares — 9 p.m., first […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Who’s really in charge of our jail? Clovis has finally done it — made national news for all the wrong reasons. I’m sure many Clovis residents are asking the same questions: • How can eight inmates escape through a roof without detention center officers noticing? • How is it that a convicted murderer can still […]

Tucumcari can refocus efforts on new project

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari can only declare itself a winner this week, even though Raton was the chosen site for New Mexico’s last horse track and casino operation. The reason is the community, inside and outside the town boundaries, won’t abandon its efforts to rebuild its economic base. Many have said they will retool and […]

Mural captures Clovis past

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A.C. Bryant of Clovis sits in front of a mural that features him taking an order at Fox Drug store in 1937. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Giving the new Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum some of the classic ambiance is a giant photo of an old-time […]

Museum showcases Petty, rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Buddy Holly is one of the featured photos on a mural at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum, located on the lower level of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The museum will have its grand opening Saturday. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Norman Petty is known […]