One hurt in shooting

Families share Thanksgiving plans


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fern Acuff puts a homemade cherry pie in the oven Wednesday at her home in north Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melissa Carpenter’s family is starting a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. The men in her family are traveling to Dallas to attend the Dallas Cowboys game on […]

Participation in Empty Stocking program increases

CNJ staff As the holidays approach, many local families are experiencing financial crisis this year, according to Salvation Army Capt. Tammy Ray. Friday the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune will launch their annual Empty Stocking program in partnership with The Salvation Army. Every day until Christmas, a local family in need of assistance for […]

Education feature: Texico school renews vocational arts program


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico’s Lucas Walthers practices soldering with teacher Terry Whitener observing at Texico High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Texico High School is reviving its vocational arts program. For years, one teacher taught the vocational arts and was in charge of the Future Farmers of America and leadership programs. […]

Local recycling program proposed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city could establish a recycling program by early next year after Public Works Committee members approved during a Wednesday meeting a proposal for a program. The committee is recommending the proposal because it would free up space in the landfill, according to Public Works Director Clint Bunch. “It’s […]

ENMU jazz ensemble, brass choir hosting concert


Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico University brass choir and jazz ensemble will hold its inaugural combined concert on Wednesday. Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University brass choir and jazz ensemble will hold its inaugural combined concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. The concert is free and […]

Nov. 27 Education Digest

ENMU students displaying works Eastern New Mexico University fine arts students Tim Richardson and Edward Lowman will show their artwork in their show titled Edward and Tim’s superBFAntastic Show, according to a university news release. The show will be in the Golden Library in the Runnels Gallery Monday through Thursday, with a closing reception 3-5 […]

Nov. 27 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. Nov. 15 an officer responded to a report of a crash at Manana and Gidding Streets. Witnesses provided officers with a license plate number for one of the suspects and said two men on motorcycles left the area after […]

Designated driver program begins

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is launching its annual designated driver program on Thursday. Participating establishments that serve alcohol will give a gift package to volunteer designated drivers willing to sign a pledge card, according to a news release. Gift packs include a hat, shirt Coca-Cola products and Frito-Lay chips. The program will […]

Nov. 28, 2008

LA JOLLA–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Goldman Sachs mastermind Robert Rubin was reportedly paid $105 million by Citigroup Monday for his advice this past year. He steered the company onto the rocks. Somali pirates wear his image on a medal around their necks. • Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson announced yet another bailout plan […]