Police investigating vehicle rollover

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Freedom New Mexico Police are investigating a one-vehicle rollover Thursday night. Police responded to the crash around 11:30 p.m. Clovis police Sgt. Roman Romero said an F-150 truck was involved in a chase with an unknown vehicle before it flipped over. The truck was heading eastbound on 6th street when […]

ENMU baseball capsule

CNJ staff West Texas A&M at ENMU When: Lone Star Conference doubleheaders at 4 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Greyhound Field, Portales Records: West Texas A&M 19-30 (12-26 LSC), ENMU 25-25 (20-20). Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 for all four games. Last meeting: ENMU swept a four-game series from the Buffaloes at Canyon, Texas, to […]

Zias’ Thompson, Cruickshank make All-LSC South

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior center fielder Laura Thompson and junior first baseman-pitcher Kristen Cruickshank represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball team, released Thursday by the conference office. Two Zias were chosen for honorable mention — junior second baseman Rebecca Quinones and junior right fielder Alex Mayo […]

Eagles retain Baskett

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver Hank Baskett to a one-year deal on Thursday. Terms of the deal with the restricted free agent weren’t disclosed. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High grad, had a career-high 33 catches for 440 yards and three touchdowns last season. He originally joined the Eagles in 2006 in a […]

Commission moves ahead with Hotel Clovis proposal

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File photo Commissioners unanimously approved a $13 million proposal to turn Hotel Clovis into an apartment complex. The 78-year-old hotel has been closed since closed since 1983 and in city hands since 2004. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis has owned the Hotel Clovis for nearly five years. City commissioners took […]

Meetings watch: Commission approves committee voting power for city manager

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer This is a supplemental report on Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting: • Commissioner Fred Van Soelen raised objections on an ordinance approval and an ordinance introduction, both giving voting status to City Manager Joe Thomas on separate committees. Van Soelen said he had confidence in Thomas’ ability as a […]

Melrose FFA students top state competition

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The Melrose FFA chapter walked away from the state Career Development competition earlier this month with first place in the Production Sweepstakes, the overall award, and top six finishes in their nine judging competitions. Courtesy of Arlie Mitchell By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico For the first time in 30 years, Melrose FFA has topped […]

Cannon commander leaving

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing will have its second commander May 27. That’s the day Col. Tim Leahy is set to leave Cannon Air Force Base. His replacement will be Col. Stephen Clark. Leahy has been at Cannon since Oct. 1 2007, as the base went from Air Combat Command to Special Operations […]

Country kids make most of toys

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Country kids’ games and toys in the old days were creative —

Letter to the editor: Sexual preference doesn’t matter

I have always considered myself musically inclined. Since I was a little girl, my family has been musical, whether we are listening to music, singing or playing it ourselves. I love all genres and enjoy various different artists. Since the first time I saw Adam Lambert I knew he was special. This season of “American […]

Torture doesn’t necessarily bring out truth

Freedom New Mexico The release of the so-called “torture memos” last week, in response to an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit, has renewed debate about whether torture, or “enhanced interrogation” was useful or justified as part of what officials then called the “war on terror.” The debate is healthy, but if we don’t learn something […]

It’s time for some time out of town

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist With any luck, within an hour after I get this column written and e-mailed to the newspapers, I’ll be headed out of town for a few days. It’s time, in more ways than one. It’s the time of year again when my three brothers and I all try to […]

April 24 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church Sunday school — 9:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Worship service — 10:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Men’s non-denominational bible […]

Boundaries needed for true freedom

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Think about it: daytime talk shows can be really offensive. The very strange and weird is more the ordinary or normal on these shows. For some of these shows, producers and hosts all connive to parade guests that boast about deceitful and immoral living. The audience usually applauds when […]

A view from under the pew: the malaprop mouse editor

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pewEditor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the malaprop mouse editor boss i may have mentionedthis […]

April 24 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 16 through Wednesday: • T. Steven Lucero, 20, to Yvette C. Nanez, 21, both of Clovis • Michael Joseph Tardy, 59, to Pamela Kay Millender, 53, both of Amarillo, Texas • Derrick Shawn Barnes, 24, of Clovis to Sherry Marie Harris, 31, of Denver […]

April 24 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. April 9 an officer responded to a public building in the 700 block of Main Street for a bomb threat. Dispatch said a female reported her boyfriend put a bomb in the courthouse. Officers checked the building but found […]

Stabbing victim hospitalized

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a stabbing Wednesday night that resulted in an unidentified male being hospitalized at Plains Regional Medical Center. Records show police were called to the 3000 block of Sheridan Street around 11 p.m. for a public affray. Reports indicated a man, who police did not identify, had been stabbed multiple […]

Religion feature: Congregation looks forward to church’s June opening

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis crane crew installed a new steeple for the Landmark Baptist Church’s new building on Williams Street. The new church will seat 100 and should be ready to open its doors by June. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When Lisa Kia stopped at the Clovis Landmark Missionary Baptist Church […]

First Person: Librarian has a life-long passion for books

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marilyn Belcher prefers reading to watching television. Marilyn Belcher, Clovis-Carver Public Library director, has been working in libraries since high school. She grew up helping her mother run the Elida Public Library. Then, in high school and college, she worked at both those libraries. Working in libraries is the only […]