Use time to fill up on Father’s grace

Curtis Shelburne I’m beginning to wonder if someone—maybe Someone—is trying to tell me something. Since my oldest granddaughter just turned 5 and I just turned 55, I suppose the good news is that I’m ripe for the message (poor metaphor). That’s also the bad news. We might as well admit it: When it comes to […]

Planes fill skies at Tucumcari air show

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Nicholas Brown of Tucumcari sits in the cockpit of a A-7 corsair II. Thomas Garcia TUCUMCARI — The light rain and heavy overcast clouds gave way to blue skies and the aircraft performing Wednesday during the Tucumcari Rotary Club/Chamber of Commerce Air Show. “I think we did all right, the […]

ENMU hopes to fill women’s hoops coach slot by mid-April

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University is in the process of paring down a field of 55 candidates for the vacant women’s basketball program. ENMU athletics director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday that a search committee will meet on Thursday to try to cut the list to about 10, at which point those candidates will be […]

Hounds start fall drills with few holes to fill

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s high-powered offense is slowing gaining respect in the Lone Star Conference. The Greyhounds (3-8, 0-6 LSC South Division), making the switch this season to the North in football, were picked for fourth place in the North in the conference’s preseason poll. Moreover, they earned two first-place votes. That’s all […]

City seeking to fill committee vacancies

CNJ staff The City of Clovis currently has several committee vacancies open. The city is seeking: • A resident from District 4 to serve on the Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee. This committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at City Hall and makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding […]

In tribute: Restaurant owner sought to fill need

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Courtesy photo Leal By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jesse Leal didn’t have a big business plan with hopes of riches and success. Instead, he and his wife, Irma, wanted to fill a need in the community. Jesse Leal, 79, founder of Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurants, died Friday in Clovis after a lengthy illness. He […]

Education feature: Schools facing shortage of crossing guards

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis schools system is seeking 7 crossing guards. CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools system is short on crossing guards. Clovis schools needs to fill two regular positions and five substitutes Joel Shirley, deputy superintendent of operations for the school district, said a full staff of crossing guards would […]

Cannon looking to fill civilian positions

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base maintained a higher than expected civilian workforce during its transition to a special operations wing. The Civil Service workforce at Cannon dropped from 730 in 2006 to 570 at present. However, the civilian personnel office is looking to fill 50 positions on base, according to Cannon Public Affairs Spokesman […]

Defending runnerup Cats look to fill holes

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When practice begins Monday for the Clovis High football team, the Wildcats will have a lot of positions to fill. Only a handful of starters return for the Cats, defending Class 5A state runnersup, on both sides of the ball. Still, assistant coach Darren Kelley says there is potential […]

Hounds fill men’s soccer post

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Harold Munoz has a pretty good idea of what to expect with the Eastern New Mexico University soccer program. Munoz, a graduate assistant during the first two years of the program’s existence (2004-05), was named to the head coaching position on Monday — slightly more than a […]