In search of ponies: Gadgets not limited to human

By Sharna Johnson: CMI columnist It was around the 14th century or so when some anonymous irreverent farmer took a highly prized religious implement and hung it from the neck of his best sheep — and thus the precious bell was transferred down from the upper echelons of the priesthood, literally to the herd. No […]

Police blotter — Aug. 29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Aug. 18 an officer on traffic patrol in the area of 14th and Hickory streets stopped a vehicle after dispatch informed him it had rammed another vehicle. The driver told the officer he was following his wife to make […]

Letter to editor: Dead trees liability

For more than three years I have asked to have a dead elm tree at the corner of 14th and Sheldon streets removed. It has been dead for so long that all the outer branches have broken off. Each passing day increases the load on the remaining branches poised over the stop sign and sidewalk […]

Flooding closes section of 14th Street

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The city of Clovis Public Works Department closed 14th Street between North Edwards and North Hull on Thursday because of flooding from Chavez Lake, according to public works director Clint Bunch. Barring any major rainfall, Burch anticipates the road will reopen in a day or two.

Letters to the editor: Census purpose misunderstood

The 10-year Enumeration (Census) as required by Article 1 of the Constitution and changed by the 14th Amendment, is frequently misrepresented. For instance, Sharna Johnson’s article “Yes, You Count” (March 13 CNJ) is a good read and well intended; however, it directs the focus of the 2010 Census on securing federal funds while ignoring the […]

Mrs. New Mexico takes away experience with pageant

Mrs. New Mexico Noel Hunt of Clovis placed 14th in last week’s Mrs. United States Pageant in Las Vegas, Nev. Mrs. South Carolina Tammy Johns-Brown took the crown as Mrs. United States 2009. Hunt said she was two votes away from winning Mrs. Congeniality, but chalked up the experience as a good one. “God has […]

July 4 activities draw crowd

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Members of the Heritage Dairy team dash to the lake during Saturday’s Matt 25 Boat Race at Greene Acres Park. The team finished the time portion of the race with a time of 2.36.20. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The 14th annual Smoke on the Water got underway with […]

Woman arrested in Clovis homicide

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Robbin Banister By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clifford Webber’s last words as he lay dying of a stab wound to the chest were “I love you,” according to the woman accused of killing him. Robbin Banister, identified as the 37-year-old Webber’s girlfriend, is charged with murder, two counts of tampering with evidence and conspiracy […]

ENMU’s Harris places 14th in NCAA Division II triple jump

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Kyle Harris placed 14th in NCAA Division II national triple jump track and field competition on Saturday night at Angelo State University. Harris went 45-7 1/4 inches, bettering his mark of 45-0 1/2 in the 2007 national meet in Charlotte, N.C. Harris, from Altamonte […]

Board of Education to meet

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will hold a visitation meeting at James Bickley Elementary (500 W. 14th Street). Agenda items include: • A workstudy session on strategic planning. • A requestion for permission for Gifted and Talented program students from James Bickley and Ranchvale elementary schools to travel to the Destination Imagination Global […]