What’s happening — Sept. 26

Today Three Authors, Three Survivors, Three Incredible Journeys Event — 2 p.m., ENMU- Portales Bookstore. Information: Casey Jones, 575-742-5239. Saturday Emergency Preparedness Fair —  9 a.m.-3 p.m., hosted by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, LDS church building, 2800 Lore St. Information: Brittany Fulton at 386-315-9442. Monday Zambia Delegation Sister Cities — 11:30 […]

Police blotter — Sept. 26

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 12:08 a.m.: Ill subject, 800 block of North Lea Street. • 12:50 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 1100 block of North Davis Street. • 12:51 a.m.: Situation check, 800 block of West 13th Street. • 1:17 a.m.: Attempt to locate, 1300 block of North Lea […]

Operation Christmas Child starts season early

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Elvina Kravchuk, far right, packs shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Kravchuk will be speaking at 6 p.m. Sunday about Parkland Baptist Church helping her receive a shoebox when she was growing up in Ukraine.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Every year in November, churches and organizations in Curry and Roosevelt County start Christmas as little early when shoeboxes packed with personal hygiene products, candy, toys and other goodies are shipped around the world to children in need. Parkland Baptist Church is a relay center for Operation Christmas Child […]

New assessment tests to be taken online over about nine hours of class time

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The top thing that Clovis Municipal Schools seems to know about its new assessment testing is that they don’t know much about the process so far. Administrators are still getting new information daily on the Partnership Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC. Staff at CMS is […]

Police officer: Suspect was trying to resist arrest

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com A Clovis police officer accused of slamming a handcuffed suspect face down to the pavement during a routine traffic stop said the suspect was trying resist arrest from the time he first cuffed him. Officer Brent Aguilar’s allegations against Jorge Corona, 26, are part of a six-page report filed […]

Education foundation continues providing for students

The CMS Education Foundation is already busy planning for this school year. The foundation “shares a vision of enhancing education in the Clovis Municipal School District, directing its efforts through an Alumni Association, Scholarships, Grants and The Young Masters, an annual juried student Art show.” (http://www.clovis-schools.org/Foundation/Index.html) Since its inception in 2007, the Foundation’s projects have […]

Chamber holding lunch, counseling program for veterans

Staff report The Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce is holding a lunch and business counseling program for local veterans Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center. The free luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., includes individual counseling sessions on benefits available to veterans who want to start their own business. Other sponsoring organizations include the Roosevelt […]

Police blotter — Sept. 25

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 3:44 a.m.: Ill subject, 100 block of La Salle Drive. • 8:21 a.m.: Seizures/Convulsions, 2100 block of Jonquil Park Drive. • 9:33 a.m.: Injured subject, 2300 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 9:43 a.m.: Fraud, 900. block of North Main Street. […]

What’s happening — Sept. 25

Today High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., Master’s Center, Clovis. Information: 575-749-2955. Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Friday Three Authors, Three Survivors, Three Incredible Journeys Event — 2 p.m., ENMU- Portales Bookstore. Information: Casey Jones, 575-742-5239. Monday Zambia Delegation Sister Cities — 11:30 a.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: […]

Pages past — Sept. 25

On this date … 1967: A new city ordinance requiring a permit for a garage sale went into effect in Clovis. The ordinance was passed in an attempt to reduce the number of garage sales in town. Used furniture store owners and auction company owners complained some were holding garage sales regularly, unfairly competing with […]

School board lays groundwork for 2015 election

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education laid the groundwork Tuesday night for its 2015 board election. The board approved an introduction of a resolution and proclamation for the Feb. 3, 2015 election. Candidates from Districts 3, 4 and 5 will be on the ballot, with those positions currently […]

Supermarket expected to begin construction in October

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Construction is expected to begin by mid-October on a  new $4.5 million, 30,000 square foot supermarket at Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street.

Staff report Construction is expected to begin by mid-October on a  new $4.5 million, 30,000 square foot supermarket at Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street, according to contractor Clayton Stallings of Heritage Southwest. Plans are to finish the store and have it open in nine months or by next summer, Stallings said Tuesday. The store […]

Three contested races on Curry County ballot

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Constitutional amendments and bond issues will accompany candidates on this year’s Nov. 4 general election ballots in Curry County. Sample ballots are awaiting the sample stamp and will be available within the week, according to County Clerk Rosalie Riley. Riley said absentee voting begins Oct. 7 and early voting […]

Thanks for saving us from wondering

In a 2011 Republican primary debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told us he would eliminate three federal agencies. And then he forgot the third one … “Oops.” He didn’t withdraw for another two months, but that night he showed Americans he wasn’t suited for the White House in 2012. Perry looks like he’s running again, […]

What’s happening — Sept. 24

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Public Works Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Revenue Review Committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., Assembly room, City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Thursday High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., Master’s Center, Clovis. Information: 575-749-2955. Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver […]

Police blotter — Sept. 24

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 2:03 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 1100 block of Rencher Street. • 6:20 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 2100 block of Gladstone Street. • 7:36 a.m.: Leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, 900 block of Axtell St. • 7:37 […]

Pages past — Sept. 24

On this date … 1967: Robert Grider, a Melrose farmer, was feuding with the United States Air Force, which was attempting to purchase 21,403 acres of land in the area at $55 an acre. Grider had 1,600 acres the Air Force wanted. He asked $65 an acre for the land on which he conducted dryland […]

Cannon ruck march honors 9/11 victims

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack
Air Commandos participated in a ruck march in remembrance of the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, on Sept. 11, 2014 at Cannon Air Force Base. Team Cannon honored those who perished in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the downed Flight 93.

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Sept. 11, 2001 is a date etched into the hearts and minds of people around the world. On that day, 2,997 souls perished; these public deaths were repeatedly plastered on television screens across the globe. It was an attack that was calculated and personal, and it became the […]

Education bond includes CCC funding

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Voters on Nov. 4 will be asked to vote yes or no on Bond C, which will provide more than $139 million for capital improvements and acquisition bonds for special schools, tribal schools and higher education. Eastern New Mexico University would receive $11 million for the first phase of […]

‘Liberal consideration’ of PTSD ordered

By Tom Philpott Military Digest As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received other-than-honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge. At stake for individuals is removal of lifelong stigmas that have scarred reputations, limited job prospects and blocked critical veteran […]