Cannon Appreciation Day planned

Cannon Appreciation Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Unity Park. The event, which is hosted by the Committee of 50 and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, is open to all base personnel and their families. A free picnic lunch will be served, and prizes, including televisions and XBoxes, […]

Zias looking to sustain steady progress in soccer

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team set a goal of making the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament a year ago, and the Zias accomplished that by finishing sixth. Now, picked for sixth again this season, they’re looking to get past the first round. “I think we’re hopefully getting some respect,” said […]

It’s their business: Bigs Lots

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Big Lots Location: 820 E. 21st St. What they do: Sell name-brand products at closeout prices. Who’s in charge: Ralph Aguilar is the manager. Employees: 19 How long in business: Two years Hours of business: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, […]

It’s their business: Frame and Art Gallery

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Frame and Art Gallery Location: 1713 W. 21st St. What they do: Custom framing, including needlework and shadow boxes; sell art, including art from the country’s top 10 artists, limited-edition prints and canvas transfers; and sell candles, photo frames, and decorative and gift […]

June 2, 1919

Clovis City Council approved a contract for paving 10 city blocks, including four blocks of Main Street. … Curry County officials were trying to organize a county fair for the fall. … W.H. Duckworth of Clovis was appointed by Gov. Octaviano Larrazolo to a second term on the state’s board of pharmacy examiners. … R.E. […]

Davis recognized by Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High graduate Darren Davis, a senior at Wayland Baptist, was recently named the Pioneers’ pitcher of the year at the WBU athletic awards reception. Davis went 4-7 this season with a 4.52 earned run average. He made 16 appearances, including 15 starts, and had eight complete games and two […]

It’s their business: Solar Shield, Inc.

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Solar Shield, located at 805 N. Norris St., supplies and installs aftermarket automotive equipment. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Solar Shield Inc. Location: 805 N. Norris St. What they do: Sell “everything” for the automotive aftermarket, including audio, video, suspension systems, restyling, custom and standard wheels and tires […]

CHS grad Davis solid for Pioneers

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High graduate Darren Davis is in his second season at Wayland Baptist University, and has been one of the Pioneers’ top pitchers this season. Davis is 3-5 with a 4.79 earned run average in 11 appearances, including 10 starts. He has six complete games and two shutouts, including a […]

Opinion: Tornadoes carry blessings after few tragic minutes

By Freedom Newspapers The shock, euphoria and amazement at surviving Friday’s eastern New Mexico tornadoes are slowly changing for residents of Roosevelt, Curry and Quay counties, including the communities of Logan and Clovis. Five days later, our thoughts and energies are focused on cleaning up, rebuilding and moving forward with our lives even as we […]

Tornado tales: Clovis parent surprised by damage

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Cody Johnson figured the obvious — her mobile home probably wasn’t safe for her or for 6-year-old Kaitlyn during Friday’s tornado. They rushed to a friend’s house, and realized she wasn’t the only one in a hurry as visibility worsened. “It was raining so hard, and hailing so hard,” […]

ENMU planning alumni football game

CNJ staff PORTALES — There aren’t quite as many players as usual in Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football practices, but coach Mark Ribaudo said he’s happy with the way things are going. The Greyhounds, with 74 players on hand, are in the third of four weeks of spring drills. Rather than end the workouts […]

March 14, 1922

Buzz Wetzel was player-manager of the Clovis Baseball Club in the West Texas League. The season was scheduled to begin April 20. … Remington portable typewriters were on sale at The Clovis Journal. Cost was $60, including carrying case. … Clovis insurance agencies were reminding potential customers “You cannot buy insurance while your house is […]

Smokers fuming over ban

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A cigarette sits in an ashtray next to silverware at Kelley’s Bar and Grill. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A smoker of more than 50 years, James Williams is angry about proposed legislation that would eliminate smoking in indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants throughout the state. He said […]

Business digest: Portales man takes first in corn contest

Kevin Breshears of Rheanie Farms in Portales captured first place in the A non-irrigated division of the 2006 National Corn Growers’ Association’s Corn Yield Contest in New Mexico, according to a Pioneer Hi-Bred International news release. He won with a yield of 65.31 bushels per acre. The annual competition honors the highest producing corn growers […]

Black Friday doesn’t sound all that festive

By Karl Terry: Local columnist Black Friday. In recent years, it’s come to mean the Friday after Thanksgiving. But the name itself seems pretty negative to me. With a wife who spent a good deal of her professional career in a family retail business I know full well how important the Christmas season is to […]

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 […]

Hounds ready for home opener

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University and Central Oklahoma each got what it needed last week — a victory. Now they’ll see who can build on it when the teams collide in ENMU’s 6 p.m. home opener today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Blackwater Draw. “I think the […]

Hounds gear up for start of practice

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University football team should have plenty of time to get ready for its first game. Around 140 players reported Wednesday for the start of preseason workouts, which begin today. School doesn’t start until Aug. 28, with the Greyhounds scheduled for a Thursday night […]

Dems playing politics with Iraq exit

Mona Charen: syndicated columnist It was not so long ago — only four years — that a significant number of Democrats in the U.S. Congress evaluated the available evidence and voted to authorize war with Iraq. Eighty-one Democrats in the House, including a fair number of liberals like Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and […]

Hobbs sweeps Clovis

CNJ staff HOBBS — Hobbs scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth on Saturday to hand Clovis a 6-1 loss in the first game of a summer baseball doubleheader. In the second game, the Eagles scored in all four turns at bat in rolling to a run-rule-shortened 15-3 win over the Wildcats (7-3). […]