Christian lives should speak volumes about faith

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist With the beginning of school, I always think of my sister Susie and her postcard project. Susie was an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years. Even though she no longer lives in Clovis, her past students still stop me at times around town and ask if I am Susie’s […]

Food at the speed of life: Friends step in, offer pointers for cooking

In a mini-quest for kitchen wisdom, I asked around in the family, at the office and on Facebook. Here are a few pointers: • In this area, use high altitude directions to heat frozen pizza and make baked goods. • Don’t salt food before you microwave it because the food will dry out. • Substitute […]

Letter to the editor: City workers quick to clean up

City workers quick to clean up I recently had a concern and called the city to ask for help with something I noticed around Mitchell, Sixth and Main streets. Recently with all the rains we’ve had, the weeds have had a chance to grow at a faster pace and they did just that. Just to […]

Fourth of July events

The following are Fourth of July celebrations planned around the region on Sunday: Saturday • Muleshoe fireworks. Entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. (CDT), at the new city park. Entertainment by the Boot Scooters. Fireworks display starts 10 p.m. Sunday • Clovis Smoke on the Water 5K Fun Run and Walk, 8 a.m., Main Street • […]

Listening party draws around 100 visitors to museum

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Kathy Teston shows a copy of Tom Petty’s unreleased CD “Mojo” to Clovis City Commissioner Juan Garza during a Monday night “Mojo Listening Party”. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About 100 people mingled at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Monday night to hear Tom Petty’s […]

Lil Custom tourney set this weekend

By Dave Wagner Youth softball teams from eastern New Mexico and the Amarillo area will gather this weekend for the ninth annual Lil Custom tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. Tournament director Roger Jackson expects around 46 boys and girls teams to participate in 10 divisions, ranging from 8-and-under to 16-and-under. Play will begin around 8 […]

Police: Two men arrested after burglary attempt

CNJ staff Two Clovis men are in jail after police said they were caught burglarizing a house Friday. Gabriel Rodriguez, 27, and Jeremiah Mascarenas, 30, were apprehended around noon after a foot pursuit. According to a Clovis police press release: • Officers were called to Nancy Lopez Drive in northeast Clovis by neighbors who reported […]

High winds cause damage in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales Police patrol officers Colby Morgan, front, and Byanca Vega direct traffic around a tree the wind blew into one lane of U.S. 70 near Stripes convenience store Monday morning. The National Weather Service reported peak wind speeds around 60 mph in the area. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico […]

State police investigating crash in Roosevelt County

Freedom New Mexico At least one person was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after a two-vehicle accident around 8:15 p.m. Friday at N.M. 206 and South Roosevelt Road 7, said New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said the involved section of N.M. 206 was closed for the investigation as of about 9:30 p.m. […]

Children learn importance of higher education

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools I entered and the school colors were all around me…obviously fans were excited about the day and you could not help but catch the spirit yourself. There were posters with school names and mascots, there were faces painted and even individually crafted flip-flops and ball caps with school colors […]

No injuries in apartment fire

CNJ staff Nobody was hurt in a fire Monday night at a Clovis apartment complex. Crews were still investigating the cause of the fire late Monday night at one of four duplex buildings at 928 Cameo St., Battalion Chief Montie Powell said. The 911 call came in around 8:20 p.m. Residents of the neighboring apartments […]

Outage leaves 1,141 without power

CNJ staff High winds caused another power outage Friday afternoon, according to Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves. The outage lasted for about two hours and affected 1,141 customers, Reeves said. He said power was restored around 1:30 p.m. Reeves said a cross arm on a power pole had to be repaired on Norris Street between Fourteenth […]

Desire only qualification needed

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I was at one of those community dinners we have around here from time to time when someone asked me a question that gave me pause. “What sort of training did you have to have to be a DJ?” asked Robert, who was in charge of taking tickets. I got […]

2-28 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. Feb. 13 an officer responded to McDonald’s at 14th and Mitchell for a report of a homeless child asking for food. A woman said she bought a child’s meal for a 6-year-old girl, who said she was homeless and […]

First person: All-around excellence

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ben Singletary of Clovis was awarded the Discus Award given to all-around students earlier this month. Clovis High School senior Ben Singletary recently won the national Discus Award. The award highlights high school students who excel all-around, not just at school. Searching: I applied for the award to get scholarships. […]

Police investigate muggings

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Clovis police are investigating about half a dozen muggings within recent weeks. This weekend, two purse snatchings added to a growing list of residents who have been robbed. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the descriptions victims have been able to provide police are sketchy at best and police are having […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Joking around and Muleshoe’s “Muletrain.”

Good morning! It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Good for a laugh… it’s Joking around. Muletrain musing Muleshoe’s homespun TV 6 features Gill Lamb’s

Lessons from the beasts around the manger

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist C. S. Lewis once wrote a poem entitled “The Nativity” as he reflected on the qualities the animals brought to the stable on the first Christmas: Among the oxen (like an ox I’m slow) I see a glory in the stable grow Which, with the ox’s dullness might at […]

Tired of machines ordering me around

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with Bossy Britches Machines. Our motor vehicles insist on telling us our “windshield washer is low” or we might ought to “check the oil.” The worst is the bright yellow light announcing our “fuel is low.” Do they think we can’t […]

Our choices revolve around ethics

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The basic task of ethics is to answer the question, “How should I act?” What standards apply to me as I conduct my life?” “What are the fundamental principles that I should follow?” Those are pretty much equivalent questions, butthe answers are extremely complicated and multifaceted. There are […]