Class covers alluring subject

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The Rev. Clyde Davis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Portales, finishes painting one of his handmade wooden fishing lures. Davis will teach an Eastern New Mexico University class on how to carve lures. (Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis man has perfected a craft that will help land largemouth […]

Family: Parson wanted to be mom

By Associated Press Correspondent Betsy Blaney CLOVIS — For years, one thing had controlled Rayshaun Parson’s dreams, behavior and sometimes even her body, those who know her say — a baby of her own. It was an obsession that some say included a so-called phantom pregnancy — a rare medical phenomenon in which women who […]

College update: Wayland hurler craves competition

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis standout Darren Davis transferred to Wayland Baptist after two years at Trinidad State Junior College in Alamosa, Colo., to be close to family and because of the competitiveness of the program. “The region is known in the NAIA as a tough conference,” Davis said. “You’re always playing […]

Realtor awards presented

By CNJ staff Annual awards were handed out and a new board of officers installed last week by the Clovis Board of Realtors. The 2007 officers are: President Tammy Goodman, President-Elect Niki Harmon, and directors Bonnie Wright, Gayle Telshaw, Lonnie Mitchell, Maureen Burns and Marge Chalker. Honored at its yearly banquet, held Thursday night at […]

Zias ride balanced attack past Highlands

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ENMU senior forward Elizabeth Richards drive past New Mexico Highlands junior Tamra Collazo for a layup in Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has work to do, but he believes the potential […]

Religion digest: Religious author to sign books

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Cynthia Davis, author of the “Footprints from the Bible” series, will sign copies of her books Dec. 9 at The Masters Centre, 810 E. 21st St. The signing will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Davis’ latest release is titled “Rahab’s Redemption.” Earlier titles include “I, […]

Business exploring broadband options

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Employees of a local telecommunications company are learning to use computers to talk on phones, according to a Clovis Community College press release. ENMR-Plateau Telecommunications employees are being trained in the new technology, called Voice over Internet Protocol, at Clovis Community College in preparation for customer use, according […]

Pumpkin crop pops up

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Rogelio Nieto, right, tosses pumpkins to Albert Lopez, left, at Davis Farms. Lopez loads the pumpkins on a conveyor belt where they are sorted. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Lining fences and decorating yards, pumpkins provide a splash of vivid color to the landscape and are a sure sign that […]

Students learn “write way” to secure funds

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksSen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, talks to students Tuesday afternoon on the new playground equipment at Texico Elementary School. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Texico Elementary School students have learned the pen is mighty. A letter-writing campaign undertaken by an elementary class helped secure Texico Elementary a new playground, according to […]

‘Check’ yourself to be safe

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksLinda Davis, vice president and cashier at Portales National Bank, displays some of the counterfeit checks she has received this year. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Tearing up a check made out in your name for thousands of dollars would be a hard thing for most people to do. Tearing it […]

Business Digest 8-1

jean_verlich@link.freedom.com Business Enterprise Center remodeling The Clovis/Curry County Business Enterprise Center on East Grand Street is being remodeled to better suit incubator tenants, according to a newsletter from Clovis Industrial Development Corp. The city of Clovis selected Centennial Contractors Enterprises, a national job order contracting firm with an office in Albuquerque, to manage the project. […]

Calendar 7 – 28

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Sunday Men’s Bible Class — 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher: Don Reid. Morning Worship — 9:45 a.m. […]

Mark your calendar for the County Fair

By Clyde Davis: local columnist “Start the hose. We need a drink.” It took me a minute to locate the source of the hoarse whisper. Actually, I knew where it came from; it took me a minute to believe my ears. The box tortoise in my right hand, the larger of the two, winked, opened […]

Trammell, William (Bill)

William (Bill) Bryan Trammell, 78, of Eunice died Friday, June 23, 2006, at the VistaCare Hospice Center in Albuquerque. He had lung cancer. He was born in 1928 in Arch, the last of seven children. He graduated from high school at Portales in 1946. He briefly attended Eastern New Mexico University and then went into […]

Pizza Hut gets new set of wings

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Stacey Davis, left, Pizza Hut area manager, and Dan Booth, store manager, stand in front of the new Pizza Hut-WingStreet restaurant on North Prince Street that is one of only a handful of the co-branded dine-in eateries. By Jean Verlich : CNJ news editor About the only thing recognizable at the recently opened Pizza Hut […]

Beavers, Deborah A.

Deborah Ann Beavers, 49, of Davis, Okla., and formerly of Clovis, died Friday, June 2, 2006, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Davis. Born Sept. 4, 1956, in Muleshoe to Cecil and Rebecca M. (Carter) Beavers, she lived most of her life in Clovis, where she attended school. She had resided in Davis […]

Tucson residents propose moving winter flight training to Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A group in Tucson, Ariz., is searching for some quiet. And deliverance could be available in the wide, open spaces of eastern New Mexico. Land up for grabs at Cannon Air Force Base is under evaluation by members of the Military Community Compatibility Committee, according to Tahnee Robertson, a […]

Highway 467 overpass delayed

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Groundbreaking on the state Road 467 overpass is delayed because construction bids didn’t meet budget requirements, according to Curry County Road Superintendent Danny Davis. Davis reported state road department officials plan to award the contract next week for the $3.65 million project. Groundbreaking is scheduled for mid- to late […]

Priest, Roxanna

Roxanna Y. Priest, 44, of Artesia, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 28, 1961, in Clovis to Jake and Viola (Berry) Box, she married Layton Priest on June 21, 1980, in Elida. She moved to Artesia in 1993 from Roswell. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Temple Assembly […]

Three looks personify spring fashion

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Ramona Madril, a sales associate for Dillard’s department store, straightens a display Monday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Gone are the bulky sweaters and crocheted shrugs of winter. In their place — a new pallet of fresh colors, light fabrics and bold prints for spring. Three looks — tribal, […]