Compliance with ID law security issue

C ompliance with the federal Real ID Act is not an immigration issue. It is a security issue. And as such, New Mexico's noncompliance via its driver's license policy is a public safety concern. Not just about the inability to track individuals who fraudulently obtain a license and then skip the jurisdiction, but about the […]

FDA halts Sunland’s reopening

Sunland Inc.'s plans to reopen its processing plant today were thwarted Monday by the Food and Drug Administration. Sunland Vice-President Katalin Coburn said Sunland officials were surprised Monday to learn the FDA was suspending its food processing plant registration, preventing the company from producing or distributing any food. Coburn said before the FDA's announcement the […]

Official: Sunland reopening process plant on Tuesday

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico peanut butter company that was shuttered after a salmonella outbreak will reopen its peanut processing facility on Tuesday and hopes to be making peanut butter again by the end of the year, officials said. Sunland Inc. spokeswoman Katalin Coburn said officials are eager to begin working on this year's crop, […]

Cat Tracks: Wildcats look for offensive balance in ’13

It was quite evident after nearly 700 yards of offense Friday night that the Las Cruces Bulldawgs were an offensive juggernaut. As the season closed for the third year in the state quarterfinals for the Wildcats, it was evident the type of offense that could emerge next season with most of the skill position players […]

Wayland Baptist rallies past Zias

JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Zia senior Hannah Altheide pushes past Wayland Baptist University's Angeleigh Davis for a lay-up in the first half of the Zia's game against the WBU Queens Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena. Angeleigh Davis scored 19 points to lead three Flying Queens in double figures, and Wayland Baptist took control in the […]

Greyhounds sweep Thanksgiving Classic

Junior guard Rafael Love scored a career-high 27 points, including a pair of 3-pointers to spark a crucial second-half run, and the Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball team defeated Missouri Southern State 81-61 to pull off a two-game sweep at the West Texas A&M Pak-A-Sak Thanksgiving Classic. Rodney Blackmon added 14 points and Domingo […]

Weddings - Nov. 25

Saltzburg Saltzburg Crystal Anne Gideon and Justin Robert Saltzburg, both of Temple, Texas, were joined in marriage Nov. 3, 2012, at Tenroc Ranch in Salado, Texas. Todd Smith performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Cathy Kramer of Belton, Texas, and Rex and Vickie Gideon of Temple. The bridegroom is […]

Anniversaries – Nov. 25

Hughes George and Ruth Ann Hughes recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. George and Ruth Ann (Sims) married on Nov. 8, 1942, in Hobart, Okla. George was stationed at Fort Sill and had a weekend pass. They got to be together for 10 months before he was sent to the South Pacific for 28 months. […]

Senior happenings - Nov. 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments Friday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; […]

School menus - Nov. 25

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Strawberry banana French toast. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad w/ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery […]

On the shelves - Nov. 25

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Both of Us: My Life with Farrah" by Ryan O'Neal presents with candor and emotional honesty the heartbreaking story of a true Hollywood fairy tale as Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett struggled through mismatched career trajectories, went their separate ways, and reunited only to have their […]

Creative Living: Quilting tips featured on show

Information on quilting tips, basic crochet stitches, and the art of perfumery will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Debbie Caffrey, Debbie's Creative Moments, will show step by step how to test for accurate seam allowances and correct alignment of triangles in […]

Greed weakness of superstores

T he seasonal rush is once again upon us. I was standing in line for a newspaper when I overheard the two men behind me discussing Black Friday, or more significantly, their pastime on Black Friday of rising early, not so they could shop for bargains, but so they could watch the chaos from a […]

Our people: Following her dream

Casey Hays taught English at Clovis High School for 11 years and then started writing her first book in 2008 shortly after she stopped teaching. Benna Sayyed: CMI staff photo Casey Hays reviews chapter one of her first published book "The Cadence" during work at the office of District Judge David P. Reeb. Hays' work […]

Holiday poem may be a classic

"W ith greatest apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, I offer up what is destined to be another holiday classic." 'Twas the night before Thanksgiving, when all through the kitchen, Mama was busy makin' pies, the workload really had her bitchin'. There was pumpkin, pecan, chocolate and even mince meat Bread in a pan was rising […]

Election losers full of sour grapes

Taking a cue from fellow columnist and Texas Rangers fan Kevin Wilson, today I'm scattershooting about Facebook. For peace and safety, friends Avis Jones, Ron Barker, Robert Patrick and I declared a unilateral, pre-election ceasefire on political posts. We did reserve the right to comment on others' posts. One poster cited a study that the […]

General scandal wilder than fiction

Dear Book Publisher: Lucky day for you! I am giving you first crack at a work in progress, a story of total fiction involving national security, major military campaigns, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. OK, I know you book publishing guys. You are going to want a sex angle. Tough […]

Editorial: Drug testing welfare clients inefficient

Starting off the early filings before the upcoming legislative session, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced their support for a bill that would allow drug testing for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and unemployment benefit recipients. We have to ask: What are they smoking? The governor should certainly discourage illegal […]

Q&A: Lt. Gov. Sanchez talks upcoming legislative session

New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez will visit eastern New Mexico Tuesday in a series of "Mobile Office Day" visits. Sanchez said he believes its important to meet with elected officials and their constituents to address concerns and give them a space where the voices can be heard. He added that he understands the difficulty […]

Recipe developer finds hobby rewarding

Angela Spengler never thought her recipe for the Beringer Great Steak Challenge would earn her a second honeymoon to California's Napa Valley. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Angela Spengler of Clovis with some help from her son Jacob Spengler, 4 1/2, makes a pumpkin pie Wednesday in their home. Spengler is the grand prize winner […]