Saturdays Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo results

CNJ staff At Curry Co. Events Center Bareback riding (Go-round 1): 1. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash.; 2. Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas; 3. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas; 4. Matt Bright, Azie, Texas; 5. Jake Halverson, Amarillo. Barrel racing (Go-round 1): 1. Linda Gail Stewart, Matthews, Ala.; 2. Kelsi Elkins, Aztec; 3. Teresa Marr, Sunland Park; 4/5. [...]

TRICARE Prime: Move or lose it

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Retired Navy Corpsman Lloyd Tilch Sr., his wife Debbie and their chronically-ill son Cody pulled up roots last month in Blythe, Calif. They moved into a rented house 110 miles away, near to the Marine Corps base hospital at Twentynine Palms, Calif. The Tilch family had to move — and [...]

Zoo keeper bitten by Gila Monster

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MCT photo Gila Monsters’ venom is not dangerous to humans, according to Clovis Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Clovis zookeeper was in stable condition at the Plains Regional Medical Center on Thursday one day after being bitten by a venomous lizard, according to a city official. Clovis [...]

Students rally to promote vote

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis high school students Stephen Fernandez, left, and Cory Dillard rallied some of their friends Saturday to picket along Prince Street to encourage young people to vote. Each member of the group supports Hillary Clinton, but Fernandez said it’s more By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Steven Fernandez said he [...]

Pet of the day: Cody

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Name: Cody About: When I first moved to Clovis a year ago I rescued Cody from being run over by a truck. He weighed 6 oz. at that time. I bottled fed him until he weighed 2 lbs. Now he weighs 9 lbs. and is the essence of the curious cat getting into everything possible. [...]

The famous weigh in on doggone debate

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I recently entered into deep debate with my dog, Cody — short for Co-dependent — concerning the relative differences between man and canine. It was Cody’s contention that dogs were intellectually superior to men. I know it’s ridiculous, but Cody is, after all, just a dog. His proof was that [...]

Wind no-show at kite show

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Brad Martin of Lubbock shows the Stars and Stripes kite he was able to get airborne during Saturday’s Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The wind didn’t cooperate Saturday for the third annual Kite Karnival, but not even the invited guests — members of the [...]

Melvin Lindley “Lefty” Lovorn

Melvin Lindley “Lefty” Lovorn, 82, of Portales died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Goree, Texas, to Nell and Walter Lovorn. For 20 years he was a salesman for Holsum Bread Company. Later, he and his wife owned and operated the Sands Restaurant, but his real love was [...]

2/4 Clovis Christian honor roll

First grade Jaclyn R. Beaman, Mya Borwick, Kylee M. Brooks, Devereux W. Cockrell, Genesis K. Davis, Mya A. Grimes, Elizabeth Hatfield, Jadyn M. Lara, Braden A. Laumbach, Brooke M. Matthews, Samuel P. Parker, Gaige A. Ramirez, Harrison H. Rikel, Isabel R. Scott, Mark A. Suniga, Jackson H. Tuls, Mandy K. Wilhoit Second grade Tamera B. [...]

11/11 Religion Digest

CNJ staff Handbell festival to be held Nov. 19 The 13th annual Eastern New Mexico Fall Handbell Festival is being held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 19 at First United Methodist Church on 200 S. Ave. C. in Portales Admission is free. Offerings to help defray festival costs will be taken. Nine handbell choirs will [...]