NAACP conference covers issues including elections, education

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Dexter Talbert of Palestine, Texas, always thought he would see an African American nominated for the highest elected office in the country. But the 50-year-old said he didn’t expect it, or a woman running for vice president, to happen so soon. “This is major for me,” he said Saturday […]

Clovis runaways uncommon

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CNJ illustration: Sharna Johnson The majority of runaway Clovis teens are just kids acting out with every intention of returning home, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Almost every other day, Clovis police take a missing persons report on missing teens, but the majority of the time the reports turn out to […]

Local pair mastered art of misdirection

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist “Uncle Sid” Boykin

Homeschooling presents challenge

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist These days my routine, if I can even call it that, has drastically changed. Aside from the adjustment of adding baby number six to our midst, I am home-schooling the kids. Did I just say that? I have to re-read the last sentence to make sure it’s actually me home-schooling […]

Oct. 26 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls of Wisdom from Couples Married 50 Years or More by Sheryl Kurland was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Melvin and Donna Floyd. This treasure trove of wisdom and insight from 75 couples who have celebrated 50 years of […]

Oct. 26 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday:

Oct. 26 Club Notes

Farwell Senior Citizens The Farwell Senior Citizens held a 42 tournament fundraiser on

CEOs undeserving of bailout

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Who is to blame for the financial mess in which the country, and certain industries, find themselves? More to the point, how did some of the leading players arrive at the sense of entitlement that leads them to believe they deserve seven figure buyout packages, as a reward for managing […]

Oct. 26 Sunday Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 762-3631 Clovis Community Band rehearsal — 7 p.m. Monday, Marshall Auditorium. All musicians welcome. Information: 763-7019.. Clovis Community Orchestra rehearsal — 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuedays in […]

Oct. 26 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Ranch chicken sandwich, lettuce and tomato, pickles, chips, steamed broccoli and cinnamon applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cheese quesadilla, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Soft beef taco, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato and banana pudding. Wednesday: Breakfast — Yogurt/graham […]

Oct. 26 Letters to the Editor

• Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted […]

Voters speak out on District 5 race

Chandler has experience to back him up Caleb Chandler is obviously the most experienced and qualified candidate for County Commission District 5. Examples: 1. Detention Center problems: Caleb chaired the Joint House and Senate Legislative Committee that investigated the 1980

Disclosing medical history vital to election

Freedom New Mexico One dispiriting aspect of this endless pres

Oct. 27, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin was revealed Wednesday to have received a new wardrobe courtesy of the GOP. They spent nearly $200,000. It’s all going to be worth it because if she’s elected vice president, Professor Higgins wins his bet with Colonel Pickering. • The Mongols Motorcycle Club was busted by […]

Oct. 26, 2008

BEVERLY HILLS–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The Tampa Bay Rays made the World Series after 10 miserable seasons. Last year they dropped the Devil from the Devil Rays name and went from last to first. John McCain just asked Sarah Palin to change her middle name from Lucifer to Lucinda. • Rancho Cucamonga […]

ENMU regents seek clarification on business issue

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Members of the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents received clarification on conflict of interest statements during Friday’s meeting. Board members had questioned the statements during a previous meeting, wondering whether such statements meant they would not be able to do business with the university. Chris Holland, the […]

Commissioners, BNSF reach Hull demolition agreement

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CNJ file photo The Hull Street overpass was closed in July due to safety reasons. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission approved a $500,000 contract with the BNSF Railway to remove the top structure of the Hull Street overpass despite the strong objections of Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and several citizens. The […]

Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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Courtesy illustration The First United Methodist Church will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF following a meeting with police on Friday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni […]

Prep football scoreboard

Area Clovis 52, Carlsbad 7 Lovington 17, Portales 14Texico 48, Tucumcari 7Fort Sumner 54, Hagerman 7Melrose 82, Logan 6Farwell 45, Smyer 14Bovina 49, Claude 16 Muleshoe 37, Childress 7 Valley Christian 48, Dora 26San Jon 58, Elida 8

Attack on detention officers under investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 28-year-old Curry County inmate was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery on a peace officer Friday afternoon after he attacked two detention officers with a makeshift shank, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Police said Guadalupe Urquizo attacked the officers about 6 p.m. Thursday when the officers entered […]