Smile when life gets tough

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist In the last few weeks, I missed my husband’s calls from overseas too many times. If it’s just once or twice I don’t mind, but if it happens on numerous occasions, I feel frustrated and disappointed. I wanted to share our excitement about an upcoming trip to Atlanta to attend […]

Some AMT forms delayed

Cannon Air Force Base The Internal Revenue Service announced that the upcoming tax season is expected to start on time for everyone except certain taxpayers potentially affected by late enactment of the Alternative Minimum Tax AMT “patch” passed in late December by Congress. The February delay caused by the AMT patch will affect taxpayers using […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Anniversary

RobertsBill and Edith Roberts of Melrose celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 30, 2007 with a luncheon hosted by their family. The couple was married Dec. 29, 1957, in Artesia. They have two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a self-employed farmer and rancher. She is a homemaker.

Dec. 22, 1917

Five hundred Clovis residents became members of the National Red Cross during their volunteer drive. … The Hardwick Brothers gave a free Christmas show for Clovis youth and handed out popcorn balls and peanuts. … Antlers Cafe claimed to offer “the kind of meals you get at home” in an advertisement.

Local Roundup: Five railroad cars derail at elevators

CNJ staff Five railroad cars carrying grain derailed sometime Sunday morning at Peavey Grain elevators on U.S. 60/84 just west of Clovis. BNSF Railway Director of Public Affairs Joe Faust said there were no injuries and the derailment caused a minimal delay in operations. The grain was headed to the elevators when the derailment occurred, […]

Nov. 18 Birthday

Louderback Wanda Louderback of Clovis will celebrate her 80th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18, 2007, at 313 W. Plains. The celebration will be hosted by family and friends. Louderback was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Clovis. She has three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends […]

Narcotics checkpoint results in five arrests

CNJ staff During a multi-agency narcotics checkpoint on Wednesday, 15 vehicles were searched and five arrests were made for narcotics violations. An unspecified amount of citations were also issued, mainly for no insurance and registration, said Roosevent County Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Set up on U.S. 70 near Elida, the checkpoint netted three arrests for […]

Farm bill lacking reform promised

By Freedom New Mexico Democrats took control of Congress vowing to take a fresh look at wasteful programs and spending priorities. The expiration of the federal farm program — it has to be renewed every five years — was a golden opportunity to put some substance behind those promises. Crop prices are high, and farmers […]

Hip-Hop dancers hit Clovis stage

Freedom New Mexico Pounding percussion and a live DJ set the stage for the hip-hop dancers in BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular. Utilizing a combination of athletic ability, agility and graceful choreography, the show traces the dance genre’s evolution over the past 30 years. Leaping and spinning their way across stages around the globe, the […]

Business Digest: Call center gets magazine award

CNJ staff Clovis’ newest call center, American Medical Alert Corp., has been named among “America’s 200 Best Small Companies” in the October 2007 issue of Forbes magazine. According to the issue, AMAC ranks 129th overall and 39th in the listing for five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth. To determine the “200 Best Small Companies,” Forbes […]

Hounds, RiverHawks battle to tie

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior Keith Vargas maneuvers the ball ahead during the Greyhounds’ Southwest Soccer Conference match with Northeastern State on Friday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Looking to move up in the Southwest Soccer Conference, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t quite get the result it wanted on Friday. Still, a […]

Business Feature: Leal’s celebrates 50 years of spice

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Quannah Saiz, left, and Monica Lott of Clovis have lunch Monday at Leal’s restaurant on Mabry Drive. The pair said they’ve been coming to Leal’s for years. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Sergio Leal begins each day at 4:30 a.m. making homemade tortillas in Muleshoe. From there the tortillas […]

Zias extend winning streak to four

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Hannah Dozier and April Funck scored goals less than 2 1/2 minutes apart late in the second half Sunday to lift Eastern New Mexico University past UT-Permian Basin 2-1 in a women’s soccer matchup. The win was the fourth in a row for the Zias (4-2) following an 0-2 start. […]

Baskett makes Eagles’ final cut

CNJ staff PHILADELPHIA — Clovis’ Hank Baskett is among the five wide receivers on the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster after the team cut 22 players Saturday to get to the league-mandated limit of 53 players. Entering his second season, Baskett is listed as a backup to Kevin Curtis on a depth chart on the Eagles’ team […]

Aug. 30, 1941

State Police Capt. A.P. Winston received notice that he had been selected as one of five in the United States for a scholarship of Automotive Safety Foundation at the Northwestern University Traffic Institute. … Veterinarian E.E. Kraus was a distributor for Lice Oil Spray. … Clovis Livestock Sales reported that prices for fat cows were […]

Exercise important for moms

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This week I took my youngest daughter, 11 months old, to a play date with several other moms, which was really an opportunity for me to enjoy some grownup company. As it often happens when women get together, our conversation eventually drifted toward issues of weight and looks, culminating with a […]

LSC pollsters pick Zias sixth in soccer

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women, who made the Lone Star Conference soccer tournament for the first time last season, were chosen for sixth place in the league’s preseason poll released this week. In the five-team men’s Southwest Soccer Conference, ENMU was picked for fourth place. Polls were voted on by […]

Aug. 7, 1917

Twenty-five Curry County men made claims for exemptions after appearing for examinations for the military draft. Having dependents was the primary reason for exemption claims. … The Clovis Chamber of Commerce planned to attend a meeting in Seymour, Texas, to pledge their support for an interstate highway between Clovis and Fort Worth. … The Elite […]

Cannon hosts mini-triathlon

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Swimming 500 meters, riding a bike for 10 kilometers, then running five more probably would not be considered the ideal weekend activity for most people. For nine hardcore athletes, that was just what the doctor ordered on June 23, however, as […]

Clovis sweeps Plainview

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Brandon Gilliard and Josh Burrell pitched Clovis to a pair of wins Tuesday in a summer league doubleheader at Plainview. The left-hander Gilliard allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked one as Clovis beat error-prone Plainview 13-3 in the opener in a game shortened by the 10-run rule. Jordan […]