Convenience store robbery suspect nabbed

Sharna Johnson A 21-year-old Clovis man was apprehended less than 30 minutes after police say he robbed a Stripes convenience store in north Clovis on Monday night. Robert Martinez is charged with robbery and aggravated assault, Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said. Martinez is being held on $47,000 bond, according to jail officials. Officers were […]

Child safety seat clinic being held

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Transportation will sponsor a 10 a.m. Saturday child safety seat clinic at Wal-Mart in Clovis. The free clinic, taking place in eight cities, is part of the NMDOT’s “100 Days and Nights of Summer” campaign. The clinics, which will last about two hours, are held on a first-come, […]

Stuart Ingle recognized

CNJ staff State Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will be recognized by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce with its inaugural Legislative Award for working diligently for the business community and for “fiscal leadership while making difficult fiscal decisions for New Mexico that combine both high risk and high subjectivity.” Ingle will receive the […]

DairyFest set for Saturday

CNJ staff United Dairy Women will host DairyFest 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. The event provides free dairy products, games, a tour of the dairy industry and musical performances from the Fun Brothers Band, Colby Carter and Mark Chesnutt. Tickets are $1 at the door. They are also available in […]

Conference geared toward promoting employment of people with disabilities

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson From left, Eastern Plains Council of Governments Information Technology Manager David Brown, Josh Pando of the state’s risk management division and Pat White of the state’s Commission for the Blind plan for Tuesday’s Focusing on Abilities conference at Eastern New Mexico University. Alisa Boswell The Eastern Plains Council of Government […]

Fireworks stands open despite restrictions

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Monday was the first day vendors were allowed to sell fireworks in the state. Taylor Vest of Roadrunner Fireworks said the first week or so of fireworks season will be slow but business usually picks up closer to Independence Day. Stands close July 6. Sharna Johnson Despite restrictions, stands opened […]

United Blood Services holding blood drive

CNJ staff United Blood Services is holding a blood drive 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Saturday at 21st Street Church of Christ. All donors will be registered in a drawing for a gas grill, cover and utensils. For an appointment, visit bloodhero.com or call 800-333-6920. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Public Works Committee meeting cancelled

CNJ staff The Public Works Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. July 27.

Our viewpoint: Student loan default rates at record highs

High school graduates have long been told, “A college education is always a good investment.” Student loan debt? No problem. It’s more than offset by the increased earning potential and better job prospects from a college degree. But, with the cost of tuition rising as fast as the youth unemployment rate, many recent graduates are […]

Press release: Bingaman talks Medicare bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a bill he is cosponsoring that would require prescription drug manufacturers to offer discounts to low-income patients receiving their medications through Medicare. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman062011m.mp3 00:00 – […]

Honors — June 19

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Silvers Air Force Airman Zachary A. Silvers graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Allan Silvers, and Deana Silvers of Pineway Blvd., both of Clovis. Silvers graduated in 2010 from Clovis Christian School.

Club notes — June 19

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met June 8 in Melrose at the homes of members Jeanne Augenstein and Lori Frazure. Friends and neighbors accompanied the Master Gardeners through the raised vegetable beds, ground covers, flowers and bushes. Winding paths showcased various plants, which survive and thrive in this harsh southeastern New Mexico climate. Refreshments […]

On the shelves — June 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement” by David Brooks explores the story of how success happens and shows that the subconscious mind is not a dark, ambiguous place but a creative and enchanted one where most of the brain’s work gets […]

Decluttering tips featured on show

Information on creating stationery on the machine, decluttering the home for healthier living and using decorative stitches to create laces and edgings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Vivian Lavinskas is with Singer Sewing Co. in LaVergne, Tenn., and she’ll show how to create unique gift […]

Shoutouts — June 19

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Courtesy photo Jerry Lisby with his son, Fox, 4. Fatherhood worth effort This is for those men who are undecided about starting a family. I married later in life and never thought about having kids; wanted to wait until I was in better shape, had more money, traveled more: The typical wall men put up. […]

Birthdays — June 19

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Aranda John ‘Rey’ Aranda, 1, of Portales celebrated his birthday June 16. He has one brother, Aaron who is 3. His parents are Joel Aranda and Bianca Martinez, and his grandparents are Jonathan and Rachel Villa. Happy birthday we love you! — Submitted by Rachel Villa

Engagements —June 19

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Sanderson-Stevenson [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Stelvin and Tangie Sanderson of Loop, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Stephanie Sanderson of Seminole, Texas, to Trace Stevenson, of Semionle, son of Stephen and Karen Stevenson of Farwell, Texas. The couple will exchange vows on July 30, 2011, at Redbud Baptist Church in Lubbock, […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center Clovis. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting, and sewing; 1:30 p.m., ice cream day. Tuesday: 9a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. […]

Summer time to enjoy

The pool is up and ready to go; has been for several weeks. I purchased a mechanical piranha, which Jason and Mikayla are having a lot of fun being chased around in the water by. It is especially fun when we are playing with lights out, and with the flashlight that works underwater. So far, […]

Hamburgers childhood treat

Having lunch with a couple of guys that are older fogies than myself I couldn’t win, so I just listened. The talk turned to hamburgers and how cheap we used to buy them growing up. When they got down to a quarter burger I knew I couldn’t beat that myself. I can maybe remember a […]