Temperature hits triple digits for first time in year

Staying-Cool

Staff report The temperature hit triple digits Monday for the first time in 2014. In fact, Saturday through Monday were the three most consecutive hottest days, according to Accuweather.com. Meteorologist Steve Travis said it wasn’t a record-breaker. Travis said relief from Monday’s 100-degree heat is on its way. A cold front will be blowing cooler […]

Texting ban goes into effect today

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By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com If you didn’t know about the texting while driving ban going into effect today in New Mexico, you have about two to three weeks to get accustomed before the Clovis police start cracking down. Sgt. Daron Roach with the Clovis Police Department said that’s about the amount of time […]

Business feature: Schools, dairies team up on education

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By Alisa Boswell Staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Educational programs are not keeping pace with the growing dairy business in the Southwest, according to Michael Tomaszewski, professor of dairy management at Texas A&M University. Tomaszewski is one of the coordinators of the recently completed U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium held in conjunction with Clovis Community College. […]

Hereford water rights purchase going to voters

By Alisa Boswell Staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com While Clovis officials consider purchasing 930 acres of water rights for about $2 million, neighbors an hour to the northeast are weighing the purchase of 11,000 acres of water for nearly $36 million. Hereford, Texas, City Manager Rick Hanna said Monday the city is trying to purchase water rights […]

Police blotter — July 1

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 10:49 a.m.: Larceny, 900 block of Axtell Street. • 12:45 p.m.: Robbery, West and 14th streets. • 3:43 p.m.: Criminal damage (over $1,000), 200 block of West 10th Street. • 3:46 p.m.: Burglary (auto), 700 block of Sandia Drive. • 3:55 p.m.: Burglary (residence), […]

What’s happening — July 1

Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board — 5:30 p.m., Assembly Room, City Hall, 321 N. Connelly St. Information: 769-7828. Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting — noon, Clovis Community College. Information: 769-7828. Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Thursday Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m.,  Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. City Commission meeting— 5:15 […]

From the editor’s desk: Sharing new life in Belize

Bill and Ginny Davenport recently moved from Clovis to Belize in Central America for health reasons. They’ve written a letter about their new lives and asked it be shared with their old hometown. This is part one of four: Belize is very different than what everyone thinks. It is a beautiful country but very poor. […]

Holiday closings

The following schools, banks and government offices will be closed for 4th of July Holiday: • American Heritage Bank • Animal Shelter • Bank of Clovis • Cannon Federal Credit Union • Citizens Bank • City of Clovis offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis Community College • Clovis Municipal Schools • Clovis-Carver Public […]

State should note Wisconsin youth offender study

In 1995, the Wisconsin Legislature established a program to study and, ideally, cut recidivism among the toughest of its youthful offenders — those who had committed homicide. Of the group of 200 that was given a year of specially designed therapeutic exercises and games, as well as designated ways to consider the consequences of their actions, not […]

Lawmaker accountability problematic

I’d like to add to Rube Render’s column in Friday’s CNJ. Our commissioners, including Bobby Sandoval, are elected officials. They are elected by the residents in their respective districts and are accountable to them. Their constituents who choose to attend commission meetings are not “spectators.” They are the people who chose to have their commissioner […]

Letter to the Editor — Happy birthday to greatest country

The Mayflower, a ship of 180 tons, set sail from England in 1620. Aboard were 102 souls determined to cross the Atlantic. After 63 stormy days. they landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Before going ashore these first settlers signed a covenant called the “Mayflower Compact” in the belly of the Mayflower ship on Nov. 11, 1620. […]

Nieka Style: Keep patriotism fashionable

D'Nieka Hartsfield

I can’t believe we’re already entering a new month this week and the Fourth of July is Friday. This holiday’s festivities are among my favorites of all celebrations. Fireworks, darling! No matter if you’re lighting up a firecracker show, watching a grandiose display or both, it is one great day for family, friends and parties. […]

Davis: Remember history’s sacrifices

Clyde Davis

The 3-inch-tall lead colonial soldier painted to represent our great, great many times grandfather on my dad’s side, a man who fought in the American Revolution, is on display for “his” favorite holiday. Independence Day approaches this coming Friday. Since you will be reading this column on Sunday, you’ll still have plenty of time to […]

Graduations — June 29

Anaya Jerome Anaya of Clovis is one of 1,193 graduates to receive degrees May 17 at the 146th Worcester Polytechnic Institute commencement ceremony in Worcester, Massachusetts. Anaya was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Engagements — June 29

Medlock-Massey The parents and family of Kelsey Massey and Cody Medlock are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Kelsey is the daughter of Kevin Massey of Roswell and Kandie Banks of Portales. Cody is the son of Jay Medlock of Springfield, Missouri, and Regina Henson of Portales. The wedding is 5 p.m. July […]

Club Notes — June 29

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club’s June 11 meeting was held at Muffley’s Back Door in Clovis and was called to order by President Jacque Wuest. Refreshments and the program were presented by Donna Whitfield. She demonstrated how natural oils can enhance our liver. Native plants in pure oil concentrate can be beneficial by their […]

On the Shelves — June 29

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library John Wayne: The Genuine Article by Michael Goodman provides a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, interviews, and letters to give readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time, tracing the rise of an ordinary man […]

Senior Calendar — June 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & 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); […]

Honor Rolls — June 29

Some students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Mesa Elementary Third grade A Honor roll Ashley Nguyen Abigail Thompson Tyla Ton Wyatt Tolle Hana Sherman Safeer Raza Draven Ramirez Brooklyn Parkinson Karlie Mitchell Laikyn Lethgo Amelia Koonce Zayda Hernandez Kenzie Bowman Emmy-Kate Arnett Kendal Byrd Azlyn Crain Sarah Garcia Camden Green Alexandria […]

Our People: Finding True joy

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Dan True at his home in Clovis,. Behind True, a longtime television weather personality in Amarillo, are translations of nature books he wrote.

Dan True is an Amarillo celebrity, World War II veteran, scientist, author of four books, and a father and grandfather. But most Clovis residents probably know him as the short guy in a khaki shirt riding his bicycle around lunchtime. True, born Dec. 8, 1924, in Nashville, Tennessee, has copies of “Flying Free: The Story […]