Holiday happenings

The following churches are hosting fall events for Halloween: Oct. 31 • Immanuel Lutheran Church — Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. 11th and Prince St. Information: 575-769-1669 • Parkland Baptist Church Family Fall Festival 6 p.m. 921 Parkland Dr. Information: 575-762-1779 • Trinity United Methodist Church — Truth and Treats 5 p.m. 1320 W. 21st […]

Police blotter — Oct. 12

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 3:11 a.m.: Gas drive off, 2100 block of West 21st Street. • 7:41 a.m.: Dispute, 300 block of Pine Street. • 10:24 a.m.: Criminal damage, 2100 block of West Grand Avenue. • 10:30 a.m.: […]

What’s happening — Oct. 12

Today Lions Club Gun Show — 9 a.m., $5 admission per person, Children 12 and under free with paid adult, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-935-5000 Scripture-based healing service — 6 p.m., The Living Word ChOG, 3719 East 21st St. Information: 575-693-1037. Tuesday CHS girls volleyball vs. breast cancer  — 5 p.m. & 6 p.m., Specialty […]

Condos come with rules

By Grant McGee Local columnist Some pals were up in arms the other day. It seems someone knew somebody who was told to remove the American flag flying outside their home. I didn’t know if I wanted to discuss such a hot topic; it might raise my blood pressure. “This may not be about the […]

Breaking communication barriers critical for animals, too

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist It’s a natural thing that happens almost without conscious thought — the line between things that makes them different tends to blur and disappear over time. Take for instance language, individual words and slang, accents and even the way words are emphasized or tone of voice. When cultures are mixed […]

PRMC pharmacy opens

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By Lillian Bowe lbowe@pntonline.com After almost two years in the making, Plains Regional Medical Center opened its new pharmacy Friday south of the hospital. The pharmacy is fully staffed and is ready to fill prescriptions with over the counter medication also stocked in the aisles. “The team that brought this place together took risks and […]

Breast cancer awareness raised through athletics

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By Joshua Lucero jlucero@cnjonline.com For Texico eighth-grader and volleyball player Brianna Barnes, local “pink-out” athletic events are more than just an excuse to play in a pink uniform. Barnes, 14, said the annual breast cancer awareness “Volley for the Cure” game between Portales and Texico volleyball teams hits home because her aunt is a cancer […]

Former Tucumcari officer target in arson investigation

By Thomas Garcia tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Recently resigned Tucumcari police Officer Dustin “Dusty” Lopez is the target of a state police investigation in a series of arson fires in the city last month, according to court records. Lopez resigned Oct. 2, the day after New Mexico State Police searched his home. Investigators seized Lopez’s cell phone while […]

Pages Past — Oct. 11

On this date … 1962: Cannon Air Force Base was making weekend plans for its 20th anniversary. A Main Street parade was scheduled to include six marching bands, six former state fair queens from Curry County and an Air Force precision drill team. Meanwhile base personnel were busy lifting a transformer to the top of […]

Late rain dampens harvest outlook

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Recent rains have been good for Roosevelt and Curry counties, but the lateness of it has caused quality issues for some crops. Roosevelt County farm Rick Ledbetter said the rain in September caused delays in harvesting corn, but had no effect on the quality of the corn. His other […]

5 things to know about: Pumpkins

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By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Pumpkins have already been a local headline-grabber across the globe, thanks to a local account of pumpkins stolen from Eastern New Mexico University’s Childhood Development Center. The headline at The Guardian read, “New Mexico pilferers plunder Portales preschool pumpkin patch.” Here are a few facts about the fall vegetable, […]

ENMU music professor says he’s humbled by state award

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Eastern New Mexico University Music Department Chair Dustin Seifert’s work educating musicians at Eastern for more than 13 years has not gone unnoticed. Seifert is the 2015 recipient of the New Mexico Music Educators Association’s Music Educator of the Year Award. The Music Educator of the Year Award is based on nominations from NMMEA members. […]

Clovis man guilty of drug trafficking

STAFF REPORT A Clovis man was found guilty Wednesday of trafficking controlled substances. William Lewis, 36, faces up to 10 years in prison. According to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office: • Lewis was stopped in December 2012 for a traffic violation. • Lewis consented to a vehicle search, and a dog […]

Pages Past — Oct. 10

On this date … 1973: Tommy Smith, industrial arts teacher at Marshall Junior High for 22 years, had been named Teacher of the Year by the Clovis Education Association. Smith taught seventh-grade drafting, eighth-grade power mechanics and basic electricity, and ninth-grade wood and metals. 1950: District Attorney Richard Rowley filed charges against three Clovis men […]

Police blotter — Oct. 10

The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center: Wednesday • Male, 45, contempt of court. • Male, 40, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle (1st offense). • Male, 33, aggravated battery on a household member (3rd offense), possession of drug paraphernalia. • Male, 36, hold until sentencing. • Male, 22, aggravated driving […]

What’s happening — Oct. 10

Today Ribbon cutting and open house — 2:15 p.m., Plains Regional Medical Center Pharmacy. Information: 575-763-3435. Lions Club Gun Show — 1 p.m., $5 admission per person, Children 12 and under free with paid adult, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-935-5000. Saturday Lions Club Gun Show — 9 a.m., $5 admission per person, Children 12 and […]

Clovis man, wife attacked in garage

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By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Roger Forester, 74, had a split second to decide whether to fight or dash into the house and away from the masked man rushing him in his garage on Kathie Street early Sunday morning. Forester chose fight. “It’s fight or flight,” Forester said Wednesday. “You know at my age, […]

Band students start early to perfect performance

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Clovis High color guard members toss their flags during section practices.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com It’s 7:19 a.m., and students are walking between the Norvil Howell Band Hall and Leon Williams Stadium. As the sun peeks just above the home stands at the football field, Assistant Band Director Karl Powell tells students “30 seconds” to get inside the facility. Those 30 seconds expire, and […]

Holiday happenings

The following churches are hosting fall events for Halloween: Oct. 31 • Immanuel Lutheran Church — Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. 11th and Prince St. Information: 575-769-1669 • Parkland Baptist Church Family Fall Festival 6 p.m. 921 Parkland Dr. Information: 575-762-1779 To add your church to the list, please contact the CNJ Newsroom at 575-763-6991 […]

Boutique Air passenger numbers up again

Staff report In the second full month of service for Boutique Air, passenger numbers have again risen from the prior month. According to a report sent by Interim Clovis Airport Director Cody Mills, Boutique completed all 156 flights it scheduled for September, with a total of 658 passengers. That is up from the August totals, […]