Pioneers turn back Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Sharon Schaffner had 10 kills and two block assists and Katelyn Osborne added six kills and three total blocks Saturday as Texas Woman’s kept Eastern New Mexico University winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 victory at Greyhound Arena. The Pioneers (15-8, 4-2 LSC) led most of […]

Cannon wastewater treated, reused

USAF photo: Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz esse Frogge, an employee at the 27th Special Operations Wing Wastewater Treatment Plant, right, explains to Clovis High School students about the wastewater treatment process. By Staff Sgt. Richard Williams: 27th SOW Public Affairs Water is the fundamental element of life. Without it people would not survive. Most […]

Committee making plans for county’s centennial

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Miss Moo Curry County, a life-sized recycled cast aluminum cow, was painted by Patsy Delk, one of the Centennial Committee members. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Curry County will turn 100 years old in 2009. To celebrate, the county has formed the Curry County Centennial Committee, which will plan […]

Biggest blessings in life can come from mistakes

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Think about this: sometimes our mistakes can turn out to be blessings. I think back to an early event in my life that illustrates this statement.

Arrest affidavit for escapee’s mother, Hester England

Wednesday, Hester England, the mother of a jail escapee made a public plea for her son to turn himself in to authorities. On Thursday, she was arrested on charges of harboring or aiding a felon.

Clovis man aims to turn lives around

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CNJ staff photo Martin Martinez works at the Animal Control Center in Clovis and on the weekends minsters at the Curry County Detention Center, the Lighthouse Mission and the Beacon of Light. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series of stories about church volunteers. After turning to […]

Residents turn out to show support for proposed ‘racin

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Melanie Jones, 8, of Tucumcari rode 8-year-old Burro, ‘Jack Rabbit,’ during a tailgate party, which preceded a racing commission hearing. The mule’s owner, Jack Smith, right, said a racetrack and casino would bring much needed revenue to Tucumcari. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer TUCUMCARI — Dressed in race-horse attire, […]

Sin is real, but God’s grace is deeper, stronger

If a writer has ever lived who could better turn a phrase than the early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton, I can’t imagine who it would be. Here are a couple or a few quotable examples: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.” “Among […]

Sin is real, but God’s grace is deeper, stronger

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If a writer has ever lived who could better turn a phrase than the early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton, I can’t imagine who it would be. Here are a couple or a few quotable examples: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they […]

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Glenda Price Glenda Price Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard […]

Parents turn son in for burglary

CNJ staff Three Clovis boys were arrested Tuesday morning for burglary after one of the suspects’ parents discovered the boys had broken into a family member’s home, according to police reports. The parents called police to a home in the 1200 block of Lexington about 3 a.m. to report they had found their son and […]

Hounds turn back Javelinas in series opener

CNJ staff A four-run fifth — on only one hit — broke the game open and Eastern New Mexico University went on to a 7-4 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville Friday night in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series at Greyhound Field. Leading 3-2, the Greyhounds (13-8, 7-6 LSC) loaded the bases […]

Rules of the road

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis and Portales police officials said area drivers have lost their awareness of the rules of the road. “I try to correct (the loss of the rules) when I can,” said Roland Kroeger, master patrol officer with the Clovis Police Department. “When I […]

Chocolate-dipped strawberries

16 ounces milk chocolate chips 2 tablespoons shortening 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Make sure the strawberries are completely dry. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture. Turn […]

Being Clovis resident has its perks

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I have recently returned from spending a few days visiting The Lady of the House’s family in her hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. I’ve heard there are some Air Force folks who are a bit anxious about giving up their home there on Florida’s Emerald Coast to be posted […]

New base? Hope it’s a nice place

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Everywhere I turn, military wives from Cannon Air Force Base are talking about how their husbands are meeting with the assignment team. Yes, orders for reassignment are coming down and people are getting excited. Two women I work with and several mothers of children who attend the same day […]

Assignment team prompts wife’s wish list

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico Everywhere I turn, military wives are talking about how their husband’s are meeting with the assignment team. Yes, orders are coming down and people are getting excited. Two women I work with and several mothers of children who attend the same day care as my daughter will all be […]

Water parks offer cool option for summer travel

Waterparks are a cool way to spend a day’s vacation in the sizzling summer. There are three waterparks reachable for a day trip from Portales and Clovis: White’s City Resort in Carlsbad, Splash Amarillo and Texas Water Rampage in Lubbock. Splash Amarillo The shaded park includes many water slides, a lazy river, wave pool and […]

Day Trip: Living museum only short drive away

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The Amarillo Botanical Gardens features indoor and outdoor exhibits. A grand opening will be held Oct. 7 for the conservatory. Courtesy photo By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The Amarillo Botanical Gardens provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the sights and smells of a variety of plants and foliage. “A botanical garden is a museum […]

Day Trip: Sitting Bull Falls

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Courtesy photoThe cave located in Sitting Bull Falls has been shaped through thousands of years. Sitting Bull Falls offers adventure and exploration. With its 150-foot waterfall, a cave to explore and pools of water, it’s a cool place for visitors looking to beat this summer’s heat. With the recent re-opening of Lincoln National Forest, Sitting […]