Weather causes extensive crop damage

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Hail from a series of thunderstorms last week caused at least $10 million in crop damage in Parmer and Bailey counties, according to agricultural officials. Bailey County Extension Agent Curtis Preston said the hail — some as big as baseballs — destroyed about 25,000 acres of corn, cotton and […]

Storm activity produces damage

CNJ staff Officials for Parmer and Bailey counties said residences and vehicles sustained hail damage Tuesday evening from severe thunderstorms that made their way through the area. Bailey County and Muleshoe Emergency Management Coordinator Terral King said golf ball- to baseball-sized hail and strong winds were reported in the Muleshoe area. King said the tornado […]

Alcohol sales on Bailey County ballot

CNJ staff A Bailey County commissioner gathered enough signatures on a petition to add an alcohol sales proposal to November’s general election ballot. Bailey County Clerk Paula Benton said the county certified 747 signatures on Commissioner Juan Chavez’ petition earlier this month. She said Chavez needed 545 signatures to have the petition to allow packaged […]

Muleshoe man dies from fall

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Funeral services are being held Wednesday for a 20-year-old Muleshoe man who died Friday in an accidental fall. Caleb Heinrich died while hunting pigeons with a group of friends in the community of Maple, Texas, according to Bailey County Sheriff Richard Wills. Wills said Heinrich fell through a skylight […]

April 6, 2008 Engagements

Kern-Whitaker David and Judy Kern of Clovis announce the engagement of their daughter, Barri Kern, to Jeff Whitaker, both of Lubbock. He is the son of Mark and Karen Whitaker of Hobbs. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. May 10, 2008, at Trinity Church in Lubbock. A reception at the church will follow. […]

Cancer study seeks subjects

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sheryll Plyler, director of the cancer center at Plains Regional Medical Center, is organizing Cancer Prevention Study 3. The study looks at genetics, race, age gender and lifestyle to get a better understanding of cancer. Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Penny Bailey is willing to do whatever she can to […]

Bailey County official favors alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Bailey County Commissioner said he thinks it is time for the county to rethink its status as a dry county. Juan Chavez said he is circulating a petition to allow the sale of packaged liquor, beer and wine in hopes of getting the proposal on the Nov. 4 […]

The winner is … Roosevelt

Curry, Roosevelt, Bailey and Parmer counties combined are home to 80 dairies, according to the Southwest Plains Dairy Directory.

Fire attributed to dry weather, high winds

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Courtesy illustration A grass fire swept across 20,000 acres in Bailey County on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer A dangerous combination of dense grass, high winds and dry weather produced the massive grass fire Monday in Bailey County that burned an area bigger than Clovis, according to Muleshoe City Manager David Brunson. And […]

Llano Estecado cotton conference date set

Llano Estacado Cotton Conference Set For Jan. 24   The Llano Estacado Cotton Conference is set for Jan. 24 in the Bailey County Coliseum at 2006 West American Blvd., Muleshoe, TX.  Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the program at 8:30 a.m.  The conference is sponsored by Texas Cooperative Extension in Bailey, Parmer, Lamb […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Winner donating convertible

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer One lucky man will use his good fortune to help others. Brent Armstrong of Broadview won a 1989 Mustang convertible in a raffle sponsored by the Desert Cruzers Car Club at their 11th annual Run to Hillcrest Rod Run. He donated the car back to the club, said Carl […]

Commerce deals ENMU shutout loss

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior forward Bailey Geels scored a goal and had an assist Friday and Texas A&M-Commerce limited Eastern New Mexico University to two shots on goal, blanking the Zias 2-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer matchup. Gaels was credited with an assist on teammate Meagan Lasley’s goal midway through […]

Local Roundup: Clovis man arrested on burglary charges

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a suspect in burglaries committed in Curry, Roosevelt Parmer and Bailey Counties Wednesday in Portales, according to a RCSO news release. Curry County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Sandy Loomis observed a vehicle matching the description of one Curry County deputies had pursued on Sunday and began pursuit. […]

Survivor recalls Sept. 11 attack

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Van Walworth of Nashville, Tenn. entertains a crowd Tuesday during a Sept. 11 ceremony at Patriot Outdoors. Walworth sang songs that were inspired by 9/11. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Penny Bailey remembers watching in amazement as firefighters rushed into the Pentagon trying to find survivors of the Sept. […]

July 27, 1942

Antoinette Concell, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey aerial marvel endorsed Camel cigarettes for their mild flavor. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that Miss Lois Beck hosted weekly storytelling and games at the high school auditorium for kids ages 4-9. … Mrs. Dona C. Elder, of 621 Pile, was hostess for a birthday party honoring […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Local woman wins title of Mrs. New Mexico

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A CLOVIS RESIDENT will represent New Mexico at a national beauty pageant in September. THE MRS. GLOBE board of directors selected Erin Bailey as the 2007 Mrs. New Mexico – Globe from thousands of applicants, according to operations and marketing vice president Monica Ulrich. “There’s certain criteria she has […]

‘Bombs’ away

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Cannon Air Force Base airmen load weapons Friday during the first of two competitions the base hosted that displayed skills of airmen from eight bases in the 12th Air Force and Hurlburt Field in Florida. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Airmen from nine Air Force bases displayed their skills […]

Military clubs award scholarships

CNJ staff Cannon Enlisted Spouses’ Club and Cannon Officers’ Spouses’ Club honored 14 students and military spouses with scholarships totaling more than $13,000 according to a news release from the clubs. Eight Cannon OSC scholarships were awarded to the following students and spouses: Erin Bailey, wife of Maj. Jason Bailey, who is working toward a […]

Gattis celebrates 50 years of the 3 R’s

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Twyla Coleman has taught English at Gattis Junior High School for 20 years. Coleman also did her student teaching there and attended the school from 1974 to 1976. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Jerry Bailey remembers being a pint-sized freshman who developed his first schoolboy crush on his music […]

Early long balls lift Texico past Elida

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — A brisk south breeze blowing toward left field made a difference in the first inning, and the Elida Tigers could not recover. Casey Crist and Jesse Walthers hit towering two-run homers in the opening frame while freshman Seth Bailey went 4-for-4 at the plate and pitched six […]