DTV switch better in private sector’s hands

Freedom New Mexico If you watch TV for more than a few minutes a day, you have probably seen ads and public service announcements about the Feb. 17 changeover from analog to digital television broadcasting. During the other transition, several officials of the incoming Obama administration have suggested pushing back the transition date three months, […]

God’s words are for all

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I had just a few minutes before leading a morning Advent devotional service, and I thought I’d work on this column. Ninety-nine percent of these are written on my laptop computer, but when I opened it to “wake” it up from hibernation, it just growled and chose to hibernate […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met Aug. 4 at the extension office with 14 members in attendance. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Secretary Martha Brister took roll call and read the minutes. A thank you letter was read from Baby’s First Wish for a donation. Helen Casaus gave […]

Aug. 7, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. July 27 an officer on patrol in the area of Main and 13th streets observed a vehicle run a stop sign and accelerate at a high rate of speed. The officer located the vehicle abandoned in an alley between […]

Inmates conduct phone scam

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County inmates made unmonitored phone calls with free weekend minutes courtesy of the automated phone system of the public defender’s office. Sheriff Matt Murray said the inmates called the public defender’s office during the weekend to take advantage of a flaw in the office’s automated answering service that […]

April 13, 2008 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met April 8 at the Senior Citizens Center with Bess Kline and Jayne Rybolt as hostesses. President Barbara Voges called the meeting to order and Karen Allen read the minutes. The Gardener’s prayer was read by Jackie Wuest. Guests introduced were Sheryl Corder, Norma Patterson, Cleo Duran and […]

Power returns to Portales

Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning.

March 23, 2008 Club Notes

Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield Extension Club met March 14 at Cheyenne Meadows. Hostess was Betty Grabowski. Martha Watkins called the meeting to order, and Jean Hardin read the minutes of the last meeting. Roll call was answered by how members’ spring had started. Members made small Easter baskets with foam fun material and afterward […]

Meals made simple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Andrew Gilliard, 18, left, and Amanda Sandoval, 17, chop cabbage and cucumbers for a tossed green salad during a cooking class at Clovis High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer According to one research company, 2007 was the first year on record most people spent more money “eating out” […]

Rambelles too strong for ENMU women

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Freshman guard Camille Perkins scored 24 points, leading four Angelo State players in double figures in a 70-52 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The win secured an eighth consecutive appearance in the LSC’s postseason tournament for the Rambelles (21-6, […]

Cold Zias fall to Tarleton

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU sophomore Stephanie Bailey is surrounded by a trio of Tarleton State defenders as she goes up for a shot in Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s been a tough learning curve for the youth-dominated Eastern […]

Midwestern beats Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State didn’t miss many shots Saturday night, and most of the ones the Mustangs didn’t make, they rebounded. Midwestern shot 55 percent, including 11-of-21 on 3-pointers, and grabbed 25 offensive rebounds en route to a 40-20 domination of the glass in a 78-67 Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Mustangs pull away, top Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior forward Tiffany Cook scored 19 points and Midwestern State held Eastern New Mexico to three field goals over the final 14 minutes Saturday night to beat the Zias 70-54 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s play. Guards Stacey Staten and Kayla Hodge added 14 and 13 points, […]

Pioneers whip Zias

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women had matchup problems Thursday night. Big time. Concerned with Texas Woman’s inside game, led by 6-foot junior post Renee Renz, the Zias opted for a 2-3 zone defense. The Pioneers, shooting just under 30 percent for the season from long range, torched […]

Cannon reports F-16 malfunction

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CNJ file photo Cannon’s last fighter squadron was inactivated in December as part of the base’s transition to a special operations wing. CNJ staff CNJ Staff An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Cannon Air Force Base was forced to jettison its external tanks immediately after takeoff when it experienced a serious system malfunction today at approximately […]

Wildcats run away from Zias

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior forward Ashlee Barr and sophomore forward Jody Meyer combined for 27 points and 17 rebounds off the bench Tuesday night and Abilene Christian rolled to a 91-61 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Barr finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes […]

One vote no on Sunday alcohol sales

Count Clovis’ Christian Heller among those opposed to Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants. “I am not for prohibition, just some moderate limitation,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Not every person tolerates alcohol in the same manner. Some metabolize it differently. But it still has the same effect on the brain. Six days are plenty.” […]

A billion is a lot

Clovis’ Anna Baucom sends along trivia and urges caution “next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner:’” • A billion seconds ago it was 1959. • A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive on Earth. • A billion dollars ago was only eight hours and 20 minutes ago, at […]

Recipe of the day: Deviled Chicken Breasts

Deviled Chicken Breasts “Quick and easy, this is an excellent mid-week dish.” INGREDIENTS 1/8 cup Italian-style dried bread crumbs 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 teaspoon ground savory 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey mustard DIRECTIONS […]

Recipe of the day: Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

“Very flavorful and spicy. You’ll never know it’s a healthy dish. You can also add some cut up grilled chicken – wonderful!” INGREDIENTS 12 ounces dry fettuccine pasta 2 red bell peppers, julienned 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup reduced fat sour cream 3/4 cup chicken broth 3/4 cup grated Parmesan […]