Thursday prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 31

District 3-1A Fort Sumner 3, Melrose 0 Fort Sumner    27    25    25 Melrose    25    22    20 Individual statistics Kills — Fort Sumner, Angelica Torres 16, Codi Scovel-Wood 13, Emma Moyer 11, Ariana Lucero 5. Melrose, Addison Dial 10, Taylor Bostwick 7, Ember Woods 4, Reagan Carthel 3. Blocks — Fort Sumner, Scovel-Wood 1, Briana Terrell […]

L.J. Jenkins invite returns

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CNJ staff The PBR returns to Clovis today. The two-day L.J. Jenkins Invitational at the Curry County Events Center will feature 40 bull riders in the Touring Pro event, included defending champion Skeeter Kingsolver of McLouth, Kan., and Jenkins, a Texico native.   Name dropping Other top-name riders expected to participate include Shane Proctor, Stormy […]

Area prep football capsules — Nov. 1

Estancia (5-4, 1-2) at Texico (4-4, 1-1) • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 2-2A game • Last year: The Wolverines pulled out a last-second 32-28 win at Estancia. • Last week: The Bears routed Tucumcari 47-15 in district play, while the Wolverines had an open date. • Of note: The Wolverines have met […]

Ute commission votes down new study request

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By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com GRADY — Echoing the wishes of various city and village commissions and councils, members of the Ute Water Commission on Thursday voted down a request for a new field study on the long-term feasibility of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The vote was 7-4 vote, with […]

No verdict yet in county lawsuit trial

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Jury deliberations resume today in a civil lawsuit against Curry County filed by a former inmate beaten in the jail. John Landon Hall, 26, is asking for at least $250,000 in damages for the April 2009 assault while he was in jail facing drug charges. The trial started […]

A view from under the pew: Spooky superstitions

Editor’s note: In the aftermath of Halloween, Amos requested a re-run of his favorite Halloween column. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   spooky superstitions   weird things have been happening […]

Scriptures that describe how to pray

Ravi Zacharias in his book “Has Christianity Failed You?” wrote: “I think the reason we sometimes have the false sense that God is so far away is because that is where we have put him. We have kept him at a distance, and then when we are in need and call on him in prayer, […]

Food stamp cuts kick in starting today

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Thousands of Eastern New Mexico residents who receive food stamps will see a decrease in their benefits starting today as a boost to the federal program from the 2009 economic stimulus has expired. According to the Agriculture Department, that means a family of four receiving food stamps will […]

Pumpkins on parade at Parkview

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By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Pumpkins lined the main hall of Parkview Elementary School on Thursday as Clovis Municipal Schools personnel stopped in to take a peek. Each pumpkin was decorated as a literary character as part of the school’s second annual Pumpkin Parade event, according to Parkview Principal Mandy Carpenter. Broken up […]

Animal rescue gets grant for van

CNJ staff Hope Defined Animal Rescue in Clovis recently received a $17,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to purchase a transportation van. According to a press release, the van will be used to transport dogs pulled from the Clovis and Portales animal shelters to receiving animal rescue groups […]