Hounds sweep Cameron with walk-off wins

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Seth Clabaugh covers first as Cameron’s Bucky Buxton leaps to safety during the fifth inning of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff Coming in on a seven-game losing streak, things suddenly turned around Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. The Greyhounds got strong pitching and […]

Zias’ win streak snapped at seven

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s high-flying softball team got off to a fast start on Saturday. Then the Zias came crashing to earth. Texas Woman’s overcame an early 5-0 deficit to win the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader 7-5, then broke open the second game […]

Community leaders to spend a day in another man’s wheelchair

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis community leaders will take a new set of wheels for a spin Friday when they take part in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Roll-On. The participants will spend a morning going to work, running errands and doing everything they would normally do — from a […]

Striking back

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Animal neglect comes in many forms, including neglecting to address health risks or medical conditions, Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Erica Romero said as she views a case file photo of the stomach and chest of dog that was covered in ticks. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They approach her […]

Seniors jump the gun on jury duty exemption

Legislation that would allow citizens 70 and older to exempt from jury duty is causing a headache for court clerks who are fielding calls from seniors trying to invoke their age exemption. The problem is the bill is still pending and even if it is passed, it won’t become law until July 1. District court […]

March 1, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. Feb. 14 an officer responded to a residence in the 800 block of Stanton for a report of a fight. While standing at the front door, the officer noted blood smeared on the walls and all over the floor. […]

March 1, 2009 Bankruptcies

• Chris Ray Burkart and Brenda Lynne Burkart, Chapter 7, file date: 2/23/2009, Curry County • Alvie William McAfee and Freeda Vinell McAfee, Chapter 7, file date: 2/26/2009, Quay County

March 1, 2009 Court dispositions

The following criminal cases were recently closed through the 9th Judicial District Court. To view individual cases, visit http://www.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/app and search by case number. Searches can also be conducted using last name, first name and by comparing the case number to the search returns. Under the “Register of Actions Activity” section of each case, activity […]

March 1, 2009 Community calendar

Activities Parenting Group — Meets 10 a.m. first Friday of each month at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9027 Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second […]

March 1, 2009 Honors

Duke University The following student was named to the dean’s list or the dean’s list with distinction at Duke University for the Fall 2008 semester. This student was among 2,313 students who achieved that honor. • Tyla Megan Fowler of Clovis. Fowler is a senior at Trinity College, majoring in International Comparative Studies, with concentrations […]

March 1, 2009 Engagements

Cloe-Lucas Rick and Lena Cloe of Tahoka, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Krista Cloe of Lubbock, to Chris Lucas, of Lubbock, son of Riene Wyatt of Clovis and Daryl Lucas of Macksville, Kan. The couple will exchange vows

March 1, 2009 Club notes

Curry County Extension Clubs The Curry County Extension Clubs leader training was held on Feb. 19 at the extension office. There were 12 members and two guests present. Home economist Glenda Belcher turned the meeting over to Gayla Jaquess from the Curry County health office, who presented the program on “Adult Immunization.” She explained what […]

March 1, 2009 Library books

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of Mary, Queen of Scots, in a novel that combines all the suspense, passion, and political intrigue that surrounded one of history’s most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines.Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward […]

March 1, 2009 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dance at Friendship Center. Please bring a cover dish. Monday:

March 1, 2009 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Steakfingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Breakfast — Fruit turnover, cereal or toast, juice and milk.

Lyrics explain where words fail

clyde_davis@yahoo.com The year was 1986, and I hit the road early that morning, leaving northeastern Ohio for Columbus, the center of the state, and Ohio’s state capital. August and State Fair time, but this was only tangential to my reason for going. By now most of the country had jumped on the fan train for […]

National New Deal exhibit on way

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal initiatives transformed the economic landscape of New Mexico, employing upwards of 40 percent of N.M.’s population during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Fifteen million Americans had no jobs in 1933. In Curry County the currency and the banks were unstable, farm prices were […]

Clovis man killed in railroad accident

CNJ Staff YESO, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say a 56-year-old Clovis railroad worker was killed Saturday after falling off a rail car and being struck by another railcar that backed over him. State police say Gregory Blevins, a railroad worker for 20 years, was helping co-workers with the BNSF railroad company when the […]

Twelve-year-olds capable of crime

Connie Belcher needs to open her eyes (“Shooting woman acted irresponsibly” in last Sunday’s letters to the editor). So much in our world has gone crazy — 12-year-olds have beaten people to death and who knows the age of the others running with the 12-year-old when he knocked on this young lady’s door. I don’t […]

Editorial: Relationships don’t need federal approval

Two consenting adults agree to have sexual relations. Police and prosecutors — and maybe even federal agents — stand ready to pounce. Two consenting adults want to put a stamp of permanence on their relationship. Legislators and lobbyists brace for constitutional rewrites. In the first example, the government acts if money changes hands. Whether the […]