Five questions with … Eli Cordova

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Eli Cordova has put in his share of time on the baseball diamond so far this summer. The Clovis High School sophomore-to-be just finished a week at the Baseball Factory camp in Omaha, Neb. The camp, sponsored by clothing maker Under Armour, includes players from around the country between the ages of 15 and 18. […]

Insights from back of police car

A friend I’ve kept in touch with since our graduate counseling program days recently discussed the manic-depression he’s dealt with for decades. In his depressive states, “Tom” sits around practically unable to function. In his manic states he is “on top of the world with profound truths shooting like meteorites from my head.” His definition […]

Martinez needs to expose details of expenditures

Gov. Susana Martinez has a public-relations problem that could become her political nightmare if she doesn’t come clean on simple records requests. Martinez needs to disclose details of an expensive security detail in 2012 that cost taxpayers more than $33,500 to pay for more than 1,600 hours of overtime worked by state police. And while […]

Closer look into jail escape

Photo courtesy: David Casanova

To get through the roof, Lozano and Phillips broke through layers of metal, insulation, and a mixed tar-gravel layer.

By Kevin Baird CNJ Staff Writer kbaird@cnjonline.com The two inmates who escaped from the Roosevelt County Detention Center on June 22 used a metal bunk bed leg to pound their way through the ceiling and roof before  jumping off the roof, according to Jail Administrator David Casanova. Casanova said he does not know how long […]

Federal Judge gives Clovis couple unusual sentence

CMI Staff A federal judge’s unusual sentence means a Clovis couple convicted of bilking the government of more than $6.4 million must write a letter admitting their crimes and have it published in the Clovis News Journal. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Fred Biery handed the sentence down Friday in San Antonio, Texas, to Donald […]

Senior calendar — June 30

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – […]

Engagements — June 30

Karchner/Mobley Rodney and Tina Karchner of Carlsbad announce the engagement and approaching of marriage of their daughter, Chanley Karchner of Carlsbad, to Wade Mobley of Carlsbad, son of Randy and Kathy Mobley of Portales. The couple will exchange vows July 6, 2013, in Carlsbad. The reception will be at Washington Ranch. The bride-elect is a […]

Honors — June 30

Nagel Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Norma Nagel as Auxilian of the month of May 2013. Nagel joined the auxiliary July 2004. She has served as president-elect and president. She trained Candy Stripers and was on the gift shop committee for three years. She is currently the service coordinator and also volunteers in the […]

Reunions — June 30

The Anson family will be celebrating a family reunion and potluck 11 a.m. July 13 at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. All friends and family are welcome. For information call Jean Workheiser at 763-6710.

Farmers market vendor says he’s excited for season

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By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Roger Henry doesn’t have room to grow fresh vegetables at his house, but he was able to purchase squash and a cherry tomato plant at the Clovis Farmers Market. The market officially opened on Saturday at the Goodwin Lake Trail parking lot and featured two vendors. Market manager […]

Superheroes on parade at fundraiser

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By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Jenna Emerich, disguised as Batman’s sidekick Robin with a tutu, lunged forward and kicked a pre-cut board, breaking it in half. The 8-year-old smiled and wandered to a martial arts dummy and with a sheepish grin on her face shoved the dummy with both hands. Emerich, like many […]

Some real rats lurking out in cyberspace

We might be living in a brave new world, but there are some real rats lurking out there in Cyberland. I’m not necessarily thinking of our president and the federal government here but if the shoe phone fits … I’m constantly amazed at all of the business, entertainment and media that can be grasped through […]

Poverty underlies vacation paradise

Last week, this columnist focused on the natural beauty of the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix, and its surrounding waters. Today I am remembering another side of that island, a side which I suppose is largely rooted in the slave trade history of this small island. St. Croix is still dotted with sugar mills, […]

Commissioners say they don’t text public business in meetings

By Robin Fornoff CMI projects editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Clovis city commissioners say they sent no text messages relating to public business during recent meetings and received only one. But a Clovis woman who has raised questions about commissioners’ texting practices says she doubts the claims. And a commissioner on Friday confirmed he received a text during […]

On the shelves — June 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “First Words: A Parent’s Step-by-Step Guide to Helping a Child with Speech and Language Delays” by Barbara Offenbacher provides tools, information, and helpful day-to-day strategies to help parents supplement professional therapy and stimulate their child’s communication skills. “Prescription for Murder” by Jessica Fletcher brings the celebrated […]

How to help — June 30

Fallis Local painter David Fallis suffered a serious brain injury. He is hospitalized in Lubbock. The family needs help with expenses. Donations can be made at Western Bank of Clovis the a under account “For David.” For information call Veronica Sandoval at 218-8004.

Anniversaries — June 30

Boersma Andy and Grace Boersma of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 29 in Cimarron, Kan. The couple was married June 30, 1953, in Artesia, Calf. They have 10 children, including in-laws, 32 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is a retired dairyman. She is a homemaker.

Creative living: Swimsuits, wall decorations to be featured on show

Information on making a swimsuit and personalizing a wall decoration will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Apparel designer, Laura Keith will demonstrate how to sew a custom-fit swimsuit using easy sewing methods that are handy for any stretch knit fabric as well as for swimwear fabric. […]

Meetings watch — June 30

Clovis City Commission The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The meeting is rescheduled from Thursday due to the Independence Day holiday. Agenda items include: • Appointment of two Clovis representatives to serve on the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. The terms currently served […]

What’s happening — June 30

Today “The Birthing” revival — 11 a.m., Yahweh International Church Fellowship. 1921 West Second St. Information: 749-4793.   Monday Clovis/Curry County LEPC & LEPC subcommittees meeting — noon,  Emergency Management Conference Room, 320 Connelly St. Information: 769-7840. Young Masters Juried Student Art Show — The Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery, Clovis Community College, 8 […]