Pages past — May 24

On this date … 1971: Funeral services were planned for an 18-year-old freshman attending  Eastern New Mexico University. Debra Ann Eubanks of Las Vegas, New Mexico, was killed after the car in which she was a passenger rolled over on U.S. 70 south of Clovis. Officials said Eubanks was thrown from the 1955-model car when […]

Police blotter — May 24

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:20 a.m.: Runaway, 100 block of Herb Street. • 5:52 a.m.: Larceny over $500, 600 block of South Prince Street. • 7:16 a.m.: Aggravated assault with firearm. • 8:15 a.m.: Possession of drug paraphernalia, […]

Events calendar — May 24

Thursday Red Nose Day — 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets: $25 each or $20 each for four or more. The Underground Embassy, 321 E. First St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-2103 Adult Coloring Club — 10 .m.-noon Clovis- Carver Public Library, Ingram Room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-9587 Adult Coloring Club — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Clovis- Carver […]

Meetings calendar — May 24

Today Texico city meeting — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 Clovis Municipal School Board Meeting — 5:30 p.m. Clovis Municipal School Building, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4300 Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting — noon, Genealogy Room of Clovis-Carver Library, 701 N. Main. Information: 575-763-9654 Wednesday Public Works Committee […]

Something to brag about

Ariel Kokoricha, left, and Christina Benitscheck

By Brooke Finch Staff report bfinch@cnjonline.com Christina Benitscheck never gets tired of confirming the correct spelling of her name. “I think that’s how I became such a good speller … having to spell out my name all those years,” she said, laughing. Benitscheck is one of the best spellers in eastern New Mexico history,  as […]

Clovis grads step into future

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Members of the Clovis High School class of 2016 await the start of commencement Friday night at the Curry County Events Center.

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Focus upon the past, present, future and challenges took center stage before a near capacity crowd at Friday’s 2016 Clovis High School graduation ceremony at the Curry County Events Center. About 420 seniors made up the graduating class. Four student speakers offered thoughts in looking back, surveying today’s landscape, […]

Cannon air show making return

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The Thunderbirds performed at Cannon Air Force Base in 2014 and are scheduled to highlight the 2016 air show next weekend.

Staff report Look up in the sky next weekend and you’ll see: • aerial vehicles without people on board; • planes with some of the more gifted pilots in the world at the controls. Cannon Air Force Base’s 2016 air show, its first since 2014, opens its gates at 9 a.m. on Saturday and next […]

Opinion: Celebrated an unexpected anniversary

By Kevin Wilson Managing editor I had no idea I was celebrating an anniversary. But that’s exactly what I ended up doing last week in an attempt to break the mold. Whenever I talk about a movie I rented on DVD or borrowed via public library or Netflix, I’ll get a friend who sarcastically asks […]

Education digest — May 22

Summer reading program unveiled Clovis Municipal Schools has unveiled its 2016 summer reading program for students in grades Pre-K through eighth to encourage students to read throughout the summer. Officials said summer reading logs are being sent home with students and additional reading logs can be picked up at the Clovis Municipal Schools’ Administration Office, […]

Events calendar — May 22

Today Bennett’s Amusement Carnival — 10 a.m. Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, Portales. Thursday Red Nose Day ENM — 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets: $25 each or $20 a piece for four or more. The Underground Embassy, 321 E. First St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-2103 Adult Coloring Club — 10 .m. – noon Clovis- Carver Public Library, Ingram […]

Meetings calendar — May 22

Monday Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, ingram room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Tuesday Texico city meeting — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 Clovis Municipal School Board Meeting — 5:30 p.m. Clovis Municipal School Building, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4300 Cultural […]

Police blotter — May 22

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 1:04 a.m.: Battery. • 8:10 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 3200 block of Weston Street. • 10:14 a.m.: Failure to appear (misdemeanor), 2900 block of Cesar Chavez Street. • 11:10 a.m.: Unlawful […]

Pages past — May 22

On this date … 1961: Cannon Air Force Base officials said 10,523 people passed through their gates a day earlier for a “display of might” by various branches of the armed forces. The Clovis-News Journal reported the highlight of the 90-minute show came “when a sleek F-104 Starfighter careened across the sky at supersonic speed, […]

Police officer loses job

By Douglas Clark Staff writer dclark@cnjonline.com A Clovis police officer facing a battery charge in connection with a March 20 traffic altercation has been terminated from his job. Clovis City Manager Larry Fry said Sgt. Stephen Borders was relieved of his duties on Tuesday. “He (Borders) is no longer employed by the Clovis Police Department,” […]

ENMU, CCC host Kids’ College

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The Kids’ College program will be offered at Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College starting June 6, and both will last for six weeks. Classes and activities offered will include swimming, science projects and other physical activities, according to Ciara Gilliland, coordinator of dual enrollment and continuing education at ENMU.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Area children will once again have the opportunity to be occupied with activities, both educational and recreational, as Kids’ College comes to local college campuses. Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will hold its Kids’ College from June 6-July 29 with participants 6-12 years old. Children will be able […]

Berry: Some collections easy to pass on

I have been cleaning out a storage shed and have been a little surprised at the things that I saved. I found a couple of old comic books and a few old baseball cards. I found some broken tools, an old 8-track tape and an assortment of nuts and bolts. Really not too much of […]

Johnson: Dogs occupy unique place in family

The more kids there are, the worse it can get — and like a teacher doing roll call, many a parent or grandparent has had to list off the name of each child in the family until they click on the name of the one they are trying to beckon from the other room, or […]

Pages past — May 21

On this date … 1976: A U.S. District Court jury in Albuquerque convicted four men on conspiracy charges involving a scheme to transport stolen luxury cars from New Mexico to California. Two eastern New Mexico men were among those convicted and facing up to five years in prison. The trial lasted two weeks. The jury […]

City hopes to grow SW Cheese

By Douglas Clark Staff writer dclark@cnjonline.com The Clovis City Commission on Thursday passed a measure clearing the way for a $350,000 grant to help fund the third phase of the Southwest Cheese plant expansion effort. Commissioners unanimously approved Ordinance 2070-2016, which includes a project participation and security agreement. The New Mexico Economic Development Department reports […]

Forecast brightening for residents, farmers

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Clovis’ rainfall is expected to clear up next week, while local farmers hope for more.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com After several days of gloomy weather, Clovis residents can expect to see their days brighten up soon — and for that matter, so can local farmers. According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, the Clovis area has had anywhere from a half inch to one inch of precipitation […]