Sewing tips featured on show

Information on professional sewing tips and the hunt for profit will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Janet Pray is going to share some of her trade secrets, including how to hold the fabric while sewing and how to sew curves, and talk about the importance of […]

Senior menus —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 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 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure check;10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., bingo Thursday: 9 […]

School menus — April 3

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch —Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans adn fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s snack’n waffles. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, lettuce, tomato, pickle, fruited jello. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Chicken quesadilla, pinto […]

Clovis dairy farmer re-elected to DFA board

CNJ staff Dairy Farmers of America Inc.’s Board of Directors has re-elected Wayne Palla, a Clovis dairy farmer, as first vice chairman of the board, according to a news release from DFA. Palla is a member of DFA’s Executive Committee and chairman of the Southwest Area Council, as well as being involved in other dairy-related […]

First female commander comes to Cannon

CNJ staff The 16th Special Operations Squadron has its first female commander in Lt. Col. Tracy Onufer, according to an announcement on Cannon Air Force Base website. Onufer is only the second woman to command an operational flying squadron in Air Force Special Operations Command. She was promoted to the Cannon position in February. Onufer […]

Freedom of speech applies to all

I remember, not very long ago, when I wrote a column detailing my opinion of a certain radio person, who shall remain nameless, and received overwhelming negative feedback — surprisingly from many in this area, as well. (Most of this columnist’s “boo” mail usually comes from an Internet population.) I remember it because there was […]

Fishing lessons need to be passed

A s I watched the end of my fishing pole start to dance instead of reacting quickly, I casually picked it up and reeled it in a few yards. I knew even before the pole started to wiggle it wasn’t a fish. It was a youngster’s line. I like to fish a lot and I’ve […]

Weekly update — April 2

Citizens’ committees to hear presentation Curry County citizens’ committees are expected to hear a presentation on Monday on financing options to solve jail and courthouse issues. The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. Kevin Powers, a financial advisor with RBC Capital Markets LLC, in Albuquerque, is expected […]

Our people: Fan of the 50s

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Portales resident Nancy Gentry said her poodle, Zuni, intentionally avoids photographs. Portales resident Nancy Gentry has worked in banking, telecommunications, real estate and public service as a Roosevelt County Probate Judge for 10 years. She adopted a rescue poodle and named him Zuni and her children joke that he’s replaced […]

City officials: Country club negotiations ongoing

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales resident Eldon Merrick said he feels there are enough golfers in the area for the city to have two golf courses, both Clovis Municipal Golf Course, shown here, and the Chaparral Country Club course. Kevin Wilson Clovis city officials confirmed Saturday they are in negotiations to purchase the Chaparral […]

Curry County Cats capsule

CNJ staff Roswell Rhinos (4-2) at Curry County Cats (4-1) When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Leon Williams Stadium. Of note: It’s a non-league game. The Rhinos play in the New Mexico Football League while the Cats compete in the New Mexico Premier League. … The Rhinos defeated the New Mexico Sun Devils 60-28 in Roswell […]

Zias drop LSC crossover opener

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Katie Raines pitched a complete-game seven-hitter and singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning, and Southwestern Oklahoma turned back Eastern New Mexico University 4-2 on Friday in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament. Raines (7-5) allowed two unearned runs, with two walks […]

LSC-leading Southeastern Oklahoma rides big inning

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman left-hander Aaron Anderson was able to get out of bases-loaded, no-out jams the first two times he’d been in that situation this season. The third time, on Friday at Greyhound Field, he wasn’t quite so fortunate. Catcher Brad Shankle whacked a three-run double, highlighting league-leading Southeastern […]

City to host town hall meeting on tax hike

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis is hosting a town hall meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to answer questions and present information about a .25 percent gross receipts tax to pay for the Ute Water Project. Present will be city officials and Eastern New Mexico Water […]

Art featured at area events

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Science fiction author Michael Cassutt speaks at the Jack Williamson Lectureship luncheon Friday afternoon. Cassutt spoke about how science fiction is changing in the modern times. Alisa Boswell Art in a variety of forms — from literature to painting — appears alive and well in Clovis and Portales. Two major […]

In search of ponies: Mother Nature’s tweets

While I was waiting for my turn at the feed store counter, I couldn’t help but notice three large bins with heat lamps over top and the rabble of dozens of tweeting babies. Of course (as if there were any doubt) I stooped down to check the little fellows out and was amused when they […]

McGee: ‘The kissing disease’

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Do people ever get “mono” anymore? Or is it that I’m just in the age group that doesn’t know or care about mononucleosis anymore? Surely you’ve heard of mononucleosis, “The Kissing Disease.” Don’t ask me about how it works and that stuff, this isn’t that kind of article. There’s the […]