Police report two weekend stabbings

CNJ staff Two Clovis men suffered non-fatal stabbings Sunday in separate incidents, police said. Police discovered a 43-year-old man just before 4 a.m. Sunday with four stab wounds to his torso in the yard of 916 W. 10th Street, Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said. Police were responding to a report of shots fired. The […]

Electric transformer shooting investigated

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A rural Curry County electric transformer shot by an unknown suspect Sunday will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair and has spurred a criminal investigation, according to officials. The transformer, located at a substation on Curry Road R north of Ranchvale, serves about 1,000 meters for the […]

Some thoughts on skedaddling and worship

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist It’s getting harder and harder when you’re out traveling to find a church to visit that agrees with you on the fine print of the Christian faith. These days, diversity even between churches whose signs are painted with basically the same denominating words is greater, and the proliferation of […]

Portales streets flooded again

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Water department employees Roberto Sanchez, left, and Daniel Fetterman start a large pump to aid in evacuating water from around a water main break Sunday. The break caused water service to be interrupted overnight for up to 60 percent of the city. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — For the […]

May 4, 1929

The Elks Lodge had broken ground for its new home at Sixth and Mitchell streets. … Dr. S.J. Wright, Welch Grocery and New State Auto were among those encouraging Clovis Evening News-Journal readers to “Go to church or Sunday school Sunday.” … Clovis Floral, at 501 E. Fifth, was suggesting “live potted plants” for Mother’s […]

Roping event set for weekend

CNJ Staff Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Sunday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we will […]

5/12 Education Calendar

Friday: Bella Vista Talent Show, 1:30 in the Bella Vista multi-purpose room. Friday: Mesa Music Night, 6:30 p.m., Mesa gym. Friday: Lockwood Kindergarten Spring Fling, 9 a.m., Lockwood multi-purpose room. Friday-Sunday: Portales High School students will be performing the play “Holy Cannoli”, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Eastern New Mexico University’s main […]