Holiday happenings — Oct. 29

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Friday • American Legion Post 117 — Trunk or Treat 5:30 p.m. 2800 W. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-4030 • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Trunk-A-Treat (Food, games, dunk tank and more) 6 p.m. 104 Calhoun Street Information 575-762-4223. • Clovis News Journal — Trick or Treat 2 p.m. […]

Police blotter — Oct. 29

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 8:31 a.m.: Assault, 100 block of Tucker Avenue. • 8:36 a.m.: Dead on arrival, 300 block of Jones Street. • 8:46 a.m.: Theft, 3700 block of Tom Watson Drive. • 9:03 a.m.: Theft, 900 […]

What’s happening — Oct. 29

Today Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Curry County Blood Drive — 10 a.m., Courthouse Conference Room, 700 N. Main St. Information: www.unitedbloodservices.org or 575763-6016. Thursday Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. High Plains Patriots monthly meeting  — 7 p.m., Master’s Center Conference Room, 810 E […]

Commission divided on Gidding construction

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Curry County Commissioners are split on how the building at Fourth and Gidding streets should be renovated. Construction begins May 1 and is projected to be completed in March 2016.

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com The first substantial split in what has been a largely unified Curry County Commission is growing wider with differences over the projected $4 million renovation and expansion of the Gidding Street building. “I think the public is entitled to know what we’re doing … the details,” Commissioner Robert Sandoval […]

Food bank hires new executive director

Dianna Hernandez

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has brought a former employee back to the fold, this time as executive director. Dianna Hernandez began Monday at the food bank, where she previously worked for 17 months as a marketing specialist and grant writer. She takes over for Allen Isbell, […]

Salvation Army official sets $20,000 goal

Staff report The Clovis Salvation Army is gearing up to help more families in need this year. Lt. Kelly Berggren has made the Salvation Army’s goal to collect $20,000 to help needy families in Clovis. “There is a real need here in Clovis and we want to reach out to the families in need,” Berggren […]

Business digest — Oct. 28

Clovis health office honored The National Research Corporation and Decision Health has named Interim HealthCare of Clovis a HomeCare Elite Top 100 winner for 2014. The Clovis office was named a top 100 out of 2,501 elite agencies across the country, according a press release from Interim HealthCare. The winners were ranked by an analysis […]

Military update: Joint chiefs have one opportunity to derail ‘reforms’

When Congress reconvenes on Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation “reforms” sought by President Obama and the joint chiefs of staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation changes still alive on Capitol Hill are: • A second consecutive 1-percent cap on the January […]

Local choir students selected for All-State

Two dozen choir students from Clovis High School and the CHS Freshman Academy were selected to the 2015 All-State Choir, according to a release from the school district. Selected students will perform in the All-State Concert Jan. 10 at University of New Mexico’s Popejoy Hall. Selected students, by position, are: • Soprano I: Elizabeth Brown, […]

Band takes top NM honors at Las Cruces contest

Staff report The Clovis High School band finished its competitive season Saturday, taking top New Mexico honors at the Tournament of Bands in Las Cruces. The Wildcat marching band was second overall, earning a “champion” designation. The band also took honors for outstanding musical achievement and the Greg Randall award for outstanding New Mexico band. […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the administration office, 1009 Main. Agenda items include: • Renewal of a contract with Snider Electric for one year on electrical, fire alarm, fire suppression and public address services within the district. The financial terms of the contract will not change […]

Pages past — Oct. 28

On this date … 1961: Stanley Yucikas, Lonny Stanley, Dennis Burton, Pat McBride and David Burton, all from Troop 62, were among local scouts attending the Boy Scout Camporee at Running Water Draw. Eight troops spent the weekend at the gathering. 1958: For the second day in a row, a Portales infant was diagnosed with […]

Holiday happenings — Oct. 28

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Friday • American Legion Post 117 – Trunk or Treat 5:30 p.m. 2800 W. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-4030 • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Trunk-A-Treat (Food, games, dunk tank and more) 6 p.m. 104 Calhoun Street Information 575-762-4223. • Halloween Costume Contest 6 p.m. entries, 6:30 p.m. judging […]

Police blotter — Oct. 28

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 12:35 a.m.: Animal complaint, 100 block of Highland Drive. • 3:32 a.m.: Fraud, 300 block of North Prince Street. • 7:40 a.m.: Public assist, 1100 block of Wallace Street. • 1:50 p.m.: Embezzlement, 100 […]

What’s happening — Oct. 28

Today Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series: Reduced Shakespeare Company — 7 p.m., family friendly (pg-13), tickets $20/$15, Marshall Auditorium. Information: 575-769-4956. Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education regular meeting— 5:30 p.m., 1009 Main St. Information: 575-769-4322 Wednesday Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Curry County Blood Drive — 10 a.m., […]

Softball tourney pulls in crowds

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Brian Mendez of Rumors, based out of Odessa, Texas, fires a pitch in Rumors’ game against Throwbacks (Amarillo) Saturday in the Halloween Howwl softball tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. The tournament runs through Sunday.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com About a decade into the Custom Classic softball tournament, organizers asked themselves a few questions. Why couldn’t we have another one of these a few months down the road? And who doesn’t love another excuse to make a Halloween costume? “We just wanted to have fun, add something else,” […]

Pages past — Oct. 26

On this date … 1974: James Clyde Sutherland, 33, began serving a 25- to 100-year sentence in state prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder the day before. Sutherland admitted to shooting Calvin Rolen Pennington, 32, on June 25, 1974, southeast of Clovis. 1973: Newspaper readers were reminded to change their clocks on Oct. 28, […]

Family suspects foul play in daughter’s death

Laura Tafoya

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a Clovis woman found unconscious in her Sandzen home has left grieving loved ones with lots of questions and few answers. Laura Tafoya’s cause of death March 25 from massive brain injuries is officially ruled as “undetermined.” That the ruling by Lubbock’s chief […]

Bull riding event may bring in more cash

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Along with superstar bulls and riders next weekend, so comes revenue for the city of Clovis — and this year, the L.J. Jenkins Invitational Bull Riding event is predicted to bring more cash than usual. For four years, Joe’s Boot Shop has been hosting bull riding competition at the […]

Holiday happenings — Oct. 26

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Friday • American Legion Post 117 – Trunk or Treat 5:30 p.m. 2800 W. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-4030 • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Trunk-A-Treat (Food, games, dunk tank and more) 6 p.m. 104 Calhoun Street Information 575-762-4223. • Halloween Costume Contest 6 p.m. entries, 6:30 p.m. judging […]