Senior Happenings — July 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 […]

Local color shows in sayings

Karl Terry My wife thinks I just like to embarrass her in public but it’s probably just the way I was raised. We were out of town in a restaurant recently and while we waited on our food I was busy looking around at all the vintage decorations. You know the type popular in restaurants […]

On the shelves — July 25

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness” by James Baraz offers a step-by-step program that will reorient your mind away from dissatisfaction and distraction and toward the contentment and delight that are abundantly available in our everyday lives. […]

County fair celebrates local culture

Clyde Davis It all began with the turtle — or, more properly, the tortoise, the box tortoise. Sorry, but before switching to education in college, I was a wildlife biology major. Those little distinctions distract me. It is a tortoise, not a turtle; it is a bison, not a buffalo. Anyway, the huge tortoise was […]

Our people: Royal flush

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, is named after her father. Ernie Kos said she loves her job as the executive director of the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Her days are never the same and keep her busy. What is your most […]

Make-A-Wish auction postponed

CNJ staff The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s first auction in Clovis was postponed Saturday due to rain. The outdoor event was intended to fund wishes of very ill children in the Clovis region. Granter and fundraiser Hazel Richter said the auction will be rescheduled for another date to be announced.

13-year-old charged with burglary in Portales homicide

Freedom New Mexico Portales police arrested a 13-year-old

Board to choose from seven sites for middle school

Liliana Castillo The Clovis school board is expected to decide Tuesday on one of seven sites being considered for a proposed new middle school. The district is planning a third middle school to handle district-wide growth, much of it due to expansion at Cannon Air Force Base. The district has scheduled a special bond election […]

Police blotter — July 25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. July 10 officers responded to a business in the area of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Prince Street for a report of a drunk driver. Witnesses said someone who appeared intoxicated had purchased beer and then drove from the store, […]

Rider breaks wrist before rodeo

CNJ staff Savanna Winn of Seminole, Texas, broke her wrist in a crash before barrel racing Saturday at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals held at the Curry County Events Center. HPJR Association President Mike Macy of Post, Texas, said Winn’s horse slipped, fell down on her and broke her wrist. Macy said she was […]

Dachshunds hustle at Wiener Nationals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Martinez’s dachshund, Doc, was motivated down the dog track by his pet rock and took second place Saturday in wiener dog races at Hillcrest Park. Liliana Castillo Dachshunds running can be a funny thing to watch. That’s what Joe Gutierrez of Clovis guessed could explain why Hillcrest Park was […]

Letters to the editor: Fair Book outlines show entries

Fair Book outlines show entries The members of Encanto Garden Club of Clovis would like to inform our community about entering exhibits at this year’s Curry County Fair, which falls on the week of Aug. 16. The Curry County Fair Association publishes an annual Fairbook that gives a schedule of events, general information, rules and […]

Information Age puts public more at risk

The Information Age means instant data, news, opinions and entertainment at our fingertips. It also means our personal information is less safe than ever before, leading to identity theft and other breaches of privacy. One serious case developed in the middle of July when the names of 1,300 supposedly “illegal” immigrants were released to law-enforcement […]

Schools hustling to keep up with fall enrollment increases

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Financial aid specialist Desiree L. Garica , right, trains TymberLee Durham, 16, of Clovis on filling out financial aid verification worksheets Friday at Clovis Community College. Argen Duncan With Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College expecting significant increases in enrollment this fall, employees from both institutions are scrambling […]

Dora’s Clark third in tiedown roping heading into finals

CNJ staff GILLETTE, Wyo. — Dora High’s Jesse Clark is third in tiedown roping heading into today’s final performance in the National High School Finals Rodeo. Clark posted a time of 10.947 seconds in Friday’s second go-round which, combined with his event-best 8.68 in the first go, left him with a time of 19.627 seconds […]

HPJRA: Physical trait often determine horses’ names

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Keylee Crowder, 8, and her horse Keebler compete in the 8-and-under barrels on Friday at the High Plains Junior Rodeo at Curry County Events Center. By Clarence Plank What’s in a name? For the participants in the 36th annual High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals in Clovis on Friday, they […]

Police say Portales homicide victim was shot

Police confirmed Friday that Angel Vale, 22, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said the time of death was between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday. Officers have recovered the weapon they believe was used, a .22-caliber rifle and shell casings, he said. Berry said […]

Makeshift pool keeps us cool

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist I heard that someone actually stole one of those blue pools you see all over the place. You know the ones; they’re huge plastic blobs with an inflatable ring at the top to support it. I guess it wouldn’t be too hard, come to think of it. Just collapse the […]

Virtual farm guilty pleasure

Sharna Johnson “Thank you for feeding my chickens.” The words formed in my brain, but I managed to engage the filter right before they made it off the tip of my tongue. Instead I smiled as I passed a professional female acquaintance in the courthouse hallway and kept walking, mentally kicking myself. You see, I […]

July 23 Cannon Community

Lifeguards sought — The search is on for Liberty Pool lifeguards to extend the swim season here. The current lifeguard crew consists of students who will return to college shortly and replacements are necessary to extend the season to Oct. 17. If replacements cannot be hired, the pool will close for the season in August. […]