Six-word summaries say a lot

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Six-worders arrived on the scene a few years back. The six-worder brevity grasps a life story or current condition or philosophy. Column readers were invited to offer their own, did so with creativity, and the invitation is repeated. Here is a current crop of mine: She is a Tea Party […]

On the shelves — April 17

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis was given by Maria Inman in memory of Sara Denise Shell. A thoroughly modern woman with a successful career, Sarah Cain had ridiculed her sister Ivy’s choice of a Plain lifestyle, but after Ivy’s death, Sarah is stunned […]

Tough to make adult choice

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I remember the day Sarah told me she loved me. She nzever actually said it, but she showed it. She called, said she wanted to spend the afternoon with me, and she’d just have to record “Days of Our Lives.” Recording means you’re making the adult choice, whether that choice […]

Palin’s sudden exit amateur political move

Freedom New Mexico Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s apparent exit from politics is as inscrutable as her meteoric rise to national prominence. On Friday, she held an unexpected press conference, where she announced she would not run for re-election and dropped the blockbuster news that she was also resigning from office in the middle of her […]

12/7 Library books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell examines the real character of the Puritans, revealing†a highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty people, far different from the uptight, shoe-buckles-and-corn reputation most Americans imagine. Master of the Delta by Thomas Cook uncovers the darker truths that lurk […]

Palin establishes staying power in GOP politics

Freedom New Mexico Sarah Palin’s performance Thursday night

May 19, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: How I Met Your Mother Where: CBS When: 6:30 p.m. What it’s about: Ted has an accident, and the close call has him evaluating his relationship with Stella (played by Sarah Chalke, who’s finding new roles before “Scrubs” even wraps up).

Feb. 21, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police stopped a driver on suspicion of driving while intoxicated at 1:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Axtell and Yucca streets. The driver, a 25-year-old woman, failed field sobriety tests and tested at .18 and .19 on a breathalyzer. She was […]

Feb. 19, 2008 Business Digest

Dairy Women raise $20,000 The United Dairy Women raised more than $20,000 at the third annual Milk Lover’s Ball on Feb. 2, according to a news release. The money will be used to help provide residents of three area children’s homes with three servings of dairy products every day for the next year, the news […]

2-14 police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police made a traffic stop at 4:35 p.m. Saturday between Seventh and Sandoval streets for red and blue lights around the license plate. The driver gave a name and date of birth that could not be verified. When police verified his identity, […]

Feb. 1, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a report of domestic violence at 1:37 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of East Fifth Street. When officers tried to apprehend a male suspect, he ran. Police caught him and arrested him […]

Jan. 30, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:37 p.m. Jan. 22, an officer observed a person driving erratically near 9th and Main streets. The driver ran a stop sign and drove onto the curb into the grass. The driver failed field sobriety […]

Jan. 23 Sarah

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Name: Sarah About: Sarah is a rescue cat we got in California. She weighs 6 lbs and she is 6 years old. She is the talkative cat in our house, she always has an opinion about everything. She will walk beside me and give me her opinion of the moment. Her favorite place to sleep […]

Pet of the day: Fatty

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Name: Fatty. About: Fatty was a stray who adopted me about a year ago. His favorite activity is sleeping. He would eat anything until I started giving him cat food; now he refuses anything else. He weighs nearly 14 pounds. Owner: Sarah Meyer

Education Digest: Texico, Logan schools ranked among best

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Texico High School and Logan High School have been recognized as among the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, according to a news release. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., recognized the schools, along with 14 other New Mexico schools, in Wednesday’s Congressional Record. The […]

Honor Rolls continued

Yucca Junior High Cont. Christopher M. Potocki, Kelsey A. Poulin, Monica Y. Sanchez, Chris D. Sharp, Daniel A. Smith, Garrett C. Smith, Jill E. Southard, Brice J. Stacy, Megan L. Sundquist, Jared A. Swenson, Michelle V. Tijerina, Emilee G. Tipton, James M. Townsend, Michael C. Villa, Madeline R. Whitmore, Joshua D. Wickham, Randi N. Wood, […]

Victim’s sister feels justice served

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Homicide defendant Jimmy Bentley sat unflinching Thursday as the judge announced the guilty verdict. Behind the defense table, Bentley’s wife dropped her head in her hands, her shoulders wracked with sobs. Across the courtroom aisle, the sister of shooting victim Joseph Phillips gently rubbed her mother’s back, her face […]

5/21 Births

Cox Tucker Ross Cox was born Feb. 24, 2006, to Ross and Toni Cox of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.5 ounces. He has one brother, Colton, 7. His grandparents are Richard and Sarah Cox of Pleasant Hill; Ken and Carlene Petree of Clovis; Ron and George Ann Jarman of […]

4-2 Marshall Honor Roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jennifer N. Chavez, Mandy R. Chavez, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Patrice H. Edwards, Sierra L. Ellis, Shauni L. Gendreau, […]

Derrick, Billy

Billy Lloyd Derrick, 62, of Portales died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born to Frank and Ina V. Belyeu-Derrick on Jan. 15, 1944, in Roswell. He married Sarah Lee Derrick on May 18, 1963. She died in 1978. Family members said he was a true cowboy. His profession included […]