Hole in one logged

Weldon Killough of Clovis carded a hole in-one Tuesday on the par-3, 167-yard eighth hole at Colonial Golf Course. Killough used a 7-iron for his third career ace. Witnesses were Andy Knight, Angel Martinez, Tom Harden and Dan Fox.

CHS tennis entries bow out

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High's tennis season came to an end on Thursday when senior Alek Mendoza and sophomore Meera Shah were beaten in girls doubles by top-seeded Diamond Morrill and Eliana Garcia of District 4-5A rival Carlsbad 6-1, 6-4. Mendoza and Shah, seeded eighth, advanced with a win in their first-round match on Wednesday over […]

Cats face No. 2 La Cueva

Drew Hatley knows his squad is a definite underdog. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks First-year Clovis baseball coach Drew Hatley says his plan for this weekend's Class 5A state playoff series at second-seeded La Cueva is simple: … "we're going to give it a whirl, have fun and play the best we can play." Clovis […]

Hounds’ Welch second at LSC track event

Eastern New Mexico University junior William Welch is second after the first day of the men's decathlon at the Lone Star Conference Track and Field Championships in Commerce, Texas. Welch, from Salinas, Calif., scored 3,635 points Thursday in five events, including a win in the high jump (1.97 meters) and a second-place finish in the […]

PHS hires Boys basketball coach

Portales stayed inside its program to find its new boys head basketball coach. Rick McBroom will succeed Mark Gallegos after serving under as six seasons as his assistant. Gallegos took over as Portales' athletic director in March after 14 years as boys basketball coach. McBroom has previous head coaching experience with stops at Lordsburg, Moriarty […]

Self control best way to govern

Libertarianism is often described as the advocacy of maximum liberty and minimum government. The "maximum liberty" part is pretty easy to understand, once you really understand what liberty is. As long as your actions don't harm another person physically, and don't take or damage his personal property, you are within your rights to do anything. […]

Child predators are creepy, but worth resources?

The Curry County Sheriff's Office arrested another alleged Internet child predator on Wednesday. This one, officials said, came from Midland, Texas, in hopes of having sex with a supposed 12-year-old girl in Clovis. Investigators seem to encounter these creeps about once a month and Undersheriff Wesley Waller tells us they are usually convicted in connection […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. During the meeting: An existing .25 percent gross receipts tax for street repairs was allocated. The money was freed up in part due to the gross receipts tax created Jan. 1 solely for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. […]

Commission introduces annexation ordinance

Following a lengthy back-and-forth Thursday evening, the Clovis City Commission voted to introduce an ordinance for annexation of 593 acres of land northwest of Clovis that includes the site of a new school. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Schools Superintendent Terry Myers said construction at Gattis Middle School is 25 percent complete. The school […]

State secretary of education tours Tucumcari Elementary

State Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera made an impromptu visit Thursday to Tucumcari Elementary School. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera, right kneeling, visits with a group of second-graders Thursday at Tucumcari Elementary School. Skandera toured Tucumcari Elementary as part of her tour of school districts in the state. It […]

City holding spring cleanup

The city of Clovis is holding its spring cleanup, part of the Great American Cleanup, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the office of City Manager Joe Thomas. The event will start at the city's parks and recreation department at 500 Sycamore. According to city of Clovis Parks and […]

Religion calendar – May 4

Sunday Worship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st St. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Information: 763-4816. Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church, 2501 North Norris. Information: 762-4727. Fellowship and doughnuts — 9 a.m., Central Christian Church. […]

More than 300 gather for day of prayer

More than 300 worshippers gathered Thursday for the National Day of Prayer looked to the heavens for more than just guidance. CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Oyin Kokoricha, left, and daughter Ariel, right, attend Thursday's National Day of Prayer observance held on Main Street in front of the courthouse. Pastor David Swann of Faith Christian […]

Reader-submitted: High Plains Chorale performing today

The High Plains Chorale of Clovis Community College will present "An Evening of American Choral Music" 7 p.m. today in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. The church is located at 1501 Sycamore. Admission is free. Director of the chorale is Ken McDonald, who also serves as Director of Music Ministries at First United […]

Food bank joint sponsoring food drive

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and the National Association of Letter Carriers is partnering to collect food donations May 12 to feed the hungry in Curry and Roosevelt counties. As part of the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive, letter carriers will distribute food collection bags to area residents the week before the […]

First person: Rotarian on rise

Lonnie Leslie has been part of Rotary International for 24 years. In two more years, he'll have one of its highest honors. Courtesy photo Lonnie Leslie has been selected as a Rotary International District 5520 governor for 2014-15. He and his wife, Ardeth, will take part in numerous functions held by all 71 of the […]

Police blotter – May 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 2:30 a.m.: Caller reported a woman with dog bites to the face, near Hinkle Street and Sixth Street. 6:44 a.m.: Caller reported someone stealing a vehicle, near Curry Road 12 and Curry Road G. 6:55 a.m.: Caller reported water heater sparking and smoking, […]

Religion feature: Pastor organizes food drive

Pastor Bonita Knox believes all humans have a duty to share what they have with other humans abundantly. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor Bonita Knox of Clovis packs a basket Tuesday with cereal to donate to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. For this reason, Knox organizes a food drive […]

Religion column: Keep children’s watchful eyes in mind

I was looking through old pictures and found a picture of then 3-year-old daughter Annie standing with my shoes on and an old purse slung over her shoulder. She went through a time where she tried to wear my shoes. Once she would get my shoes on, she would clop around, thinking that she was […]

amos the churchmouse: ernie the fruit peddler

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard letters, and he can't operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. ernie the fruit peddler boss there s a little farmer earthworm here named ernie who […]