Dora native takes first in 19 and under roping

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Courtesy photo Jesse Clark of Dora jumps off of his horse to tie up a calf during the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Colt Cluck Memorial last Saturday in Clovis. Clark won first place in the second round in the 19 and under age group. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Dora native Jesse Clark […]

Press release: Two Clovis men convicted of 2008 summer home invasions

Clovis, NM ~ Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced that Jeremy Enriquez, age 20, and Oscar Hernandez, age 17, was found guilty by a Clovis jury today. Enriquez and Hernandez are the first of seven total defendants charged with the Clovis and Portales Home Invasion spree that spanned over eight (8) days in July […]

Two Clovis men convicted of 2008 summer home invasions

Freedom New Mexico Two of seven people accused of participating in a home invasion spree in Clovis and Portales last summer have been convicted of charges. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Jeremy Enriquez, 20, and Oscar Hernandez, 17, were found guilty by a Clovis jury Tuesday of charges stemming from their crime spree. They were […]

Sometimes less can be more

By Sharna Johnson: FNM Columnist Perhaps I have become a minimalist in my old age or some transformation has overtaken me that I have yet to identify. But I have claimed a new home. I was born and raised on the East Coast. My father was an explorer of sorts, with little concern for comfort […]

Jury Finds Clovis man guilty of 25 Counts of possession of child pornography

Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Willard Ballard, age 35, was found guilty of twenty-five (25) counts of Possession of Sexual Exploitation of Children.

Senior Olympics waives pre-qualifying

This year only, New Mexico Senior Olympics is open to all state residents age 50 and up with no pre-qualifying needed. The organization is also introducing online registration at www.nmseniorolympics.org. Registration deadline is May 6. This year’s New Mexico Senior Olympics is May 27-31 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Competitions include track, […]

ENMU Hosting Bucky Covington in concert on April 8

“American Idol” participant and country singer Bucky Covington will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 in Greyhound Arena at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Tickets are $10 for the general public, and free to ENMU students. Covington is from North Carolina and began playing music with his buddies at a young age.

Officials: Better retirement deserved

By Tom Philpott Reserve and National Guard members deserve a better retirement plan, one that pays an annuity earlier than age 60 at least for those willing to serve longer than 20 years. That’s what Reserve leaders have told Congress.Reservists might deserve extended health care coverage too, also in recognition of their full operational role […]

Seniors jump the gun on jury duty exemption

Legislation that would allow citizens 70 and older to exempt from jury duty is causing a headache for court clerks who are fielding calls from seniors trying to invoke their age exemption. The problem is the bill is still pending and even if it is passed, it won’t become law until July 1. District court […]

Adolescence growing time for entire family

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist My oldest daughter, age eight,

E-mail offers easy to refuse

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist In this, the age of technology on a personal level (in other words, PCs, texting and so on), many of us might want to work on a list for the new year — not of what we would like to accomplish, but what we don’t want. Examples might be randomly […]

Victim remembered as caring, giving

By Jenna Dewitt: CNJ staff writer Friends and co-workers remember Elizabeth McAdams as a dedicated caregiver and a giving person. McAdams was the health service supervisor at the Senior Citizen Resident Center since May 2006. McAdams died in her home Saturday at age 54. Police are investigating her death as a homicide. “She provided care […]

God’s love constant in our lives

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My conception of Jesus has evolved over the years. I knew him first as the Baby Jesus. At a young age, I knew him as Savior, and through the years I have known him as deliverer, healer, adviser and comforter. He is not the one that has changed — I […]

Senior fitness event to be held

CNJ staff New Mexico Senior Olympics is conducting a TREK health education event free for residents age 50 and up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. New Mexico Senior Olympics and Roosevelt General Hospital are scheduled to present interactive workshops. Planned topics include health issues, falls prevention, […]

Annual population estimates by median age & sex

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The nation’s Hispanic population increased 1.4 million to reach 45.5 million on July 1, 2007, or 15.1 percent of the estimated total U.S. population of 301.6 million. National and state estimates by race, Hispanic origin, sex and age released by the U.S. Census Bureau also show that the Hispanic population exceeded 500,000 in 16 states. […]

Raise, ‘Wellness’ plan get OK

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Military members will get a 3.9 percent pay raise in January. But the fiscal 2009 defense authorization approved by Congress on Saturday does not include a House-passed plan to set military pay raises through 2013 a half percentage point higher than private sector wage growth. The new defense bill will […]

County Treasurer enters plea

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout, age 55, plead “No Contest” today to Tampering with Public Records (a fourth degree felony).

First Person: Crowning moment

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Courtesy photo Kimberley Eaton-Parmenter of Clovis took home the Miss Plus America crown as the second-oldest contestant. Clovis resident Kimberley Eaton-Parmenter, 46, won the title of the Ms. Plus America last week. The week-long Ms. Plus America competition awards titles for different categories based on age. Eaton-Parmenter, the second-oldest contestant, said she was shocked when […]

First person: Life coach

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Earl Diddle, 58, began his basketball coaching career at age 23. Earl Diddle loves traveling, unless it happens on the basketball court. Diddle began his lifelong career in basketball before he can remember. He took his first coaching job as head coach in his hometown of East Liverpool, Ohio, at […]

Man sentenced to 15 years for molestation

Clovis, NM. – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Roy Johnston, age 50, was convicted of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor Child Under the Age of 13 (a Second Degree Felony), and Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced Johnson to serve the next 15 years in prison.