Letter to the editor: Common Core meetings important

After thoroughly researching the Common Core education initiative, I believe it is decimating our educational process and leading our children to learn to adopt a socialistic mentality. New Mexico Secretary of Education-Designate Hanna Skandera is expected to speak in support of Common Core 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bella Vista  Arts Academy. Education blogger Kris Nielsen […]

State must stay course on education reform

There are common, underlying reasons why two out of every 1,000 New Mexicans files bankruptcy annually, why not even a third of residents have an associate’s degree and almost a third of students don’t graduate from high school on time. And despite the conventional wisdom, those reasons have less to do with being poor or […]

Senior happenings — April 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;  Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: Daily […]

School menus — April 27

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Bean burrito. Lunch – Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, oriental veggies, chilled fruit, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggie coins with […]

Honor rolls

Elida schools Elementary School A Honor roll Abigail Ortega Alyssa Bargas Amy Anthony Ashley Mitchell Buster Barnes Cambree Bargas Chance Southard Claudia Klinker Cody Rinne Colton Ferguson Coy Thompson Emmit Falcon Faith Jasso Hayden Beard Jayden Wolf Jaylee Bradley Kayden Queener Mikael Mulloy Ryon Howell Tiffany Ortega Ty Kinman A/B Honor roll Aidan Berry Daniel […]

‘Ping’ new sound of spring

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist These days, if you’re excited by the crack of the bat on a baseball you probably live too close to a Major League Baseball field. I bet some of you whippersnappers out there have never heard the sound of a wood bat hitting a leather ball. The thought hit me […]

Still making memories

Molly Urioste Urioste has renewed her wedding vows with her husband Lewis twice, first on their 25th anniversary and the second on their 50th anniversary. “I want to do it for our 75th and hopefully for our 100th, hopefully we will be there to do it,” Urioste laughed. They were married in 1955.  They raised […]

Cooperation essential to fix health care

By Clyde Davis CMI Columnist I have no opinion on comprehensive health  care, or at least none that is justifiable and validated by evidence. What I suppose I can see, as a consumer, and you are one as well, is that health care in our country is part of a broken system, and if no […]

Engagements — April 27

Aulson-Boazman Peter and Sally Aulson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Katherine Aulson of Clovis, to Jake Randal Boazman of Clovis, son of L.K. and Cricket Jones of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. May 4, 2014, at the Potter House in Clovis. The reception will […]

On the shelves — April 27

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West by Andrew Graybill searingly recreates one of the American West’s bloodiest and least known massacres in a generation-spanning history of native-white intermarriage that led two sons of a fur trader to participate in the butchery […]

Club notes — April 27

Daughters of the American Revolution The April 11 meeting of El Portal chapter was held at the home of Alice Bischoff. Regent Vicky Stratton called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and conducted the opening rituals followed by the president general’s message. It was reported that there were 13,906 members approved in 2013, the […]

Cooking wild salmon featured on show

Information on cooking wild-caught California king salmon, painting quilt blocks and preparing homemade marshmallows will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Connie Moyers is going to talk about wild-caught California king salmon, which is tasty and contains omega-3 fatty acids. She’s going to pair this with other ingredients […]

Not all fashions need to be recycled

D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Are leisure suits back in style? That was the question from my boss when I brought up the subject of how some of the most popular fashion trends today are inspired from many eras. I am sure I had an embarrased look on my face because I had to admit that […]

Lady Cats second to Cleveland again

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — Mike Hankins has seen this act before. As Clovis High’s cross country coach last fall, Hankins’ Lady Wildcats came up second in a number of meets during the season. The same thing is happening in track — this time, though, courtesy of Rio Rancho Cleveland. Clovis competed well, but finished with […]

Curry County Cats win, eye playoffs

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — The Curry County Cats scored a pair of early touchdowns and went on to a 20-10 win over the Alamogordo Desert Dawgs on Saturday in a New Mexico Premier League football game. Curry County finished the regular season 5-2, inclulding 4-2 for third in the league’s South Division, and will face […]

Joe’s Boot Shop roping family affair

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com The final roper in Friday’s No. 11 competition got set to enter the south pen at the Curry County Events Center. The announcer for the Joe’s Boot Shop Roping event said 16-year-old Landon Koehn needed a 10.56 to win the average and net himself a saddle and a nice […]

Carter faces rebuilding job with Greyhounds

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Stott Carter eventually wanted to be a head coach. He just wasn’t sure it would be this soon. Eastern New Mexico University moved Carter from associate head coach to head coach of the men’s basketball program on Friday after coach Andrew Helton resigned earlier in the week to tend […]

Hounds, Cameron split

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Jorge Quezada got a late start to his final season of baseball as he tried to recover from a torn labrum. Suffice it to say, better late than never. Quezada, who has gone with a bit of a submarine delivery to help him baffle hitters, had his second impressive […]

Javelinas split with Zias to avoid LSC cellar

Staff report Needing a sweep to escape the Lone Star Conference cellar, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team came up a bit short. Still, the Zias mustered their reserve after giving up a seven-run fifth in the nightcap, rallying behind a three-run homer from junior third baseman Shelby Ripple to come back and end […]

Samoei paces Hounds

Stott Carter

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University got a 1-2 finish in the 3,000-meter run, and had a pair of other athletes take top-two finishes during the West Texas A&M Classic, held Friday and Saturday at West Texas A&M University. Senior Isaiah Samoei, who also finished fifth in the 1,500, finished the 3,000 […]