March 1, 2009 Club notes

Curry County Extension Clubs The Curry County Extension Clubs leader training was held on Feb. 19 at the extension office. There were 12 members and two guests present. Home economist Glenda Belcher turned the meeting over to Gayla Jaquess from the Curry County health office, who presented the program on “Adult Immunization.” She explained what […]

Investigators seek suspects in homicide

CNJ staff Police are seeking half a dozen suspects they believe were involved in a home invasion turned homicide that claimed the life of a Honduran national in Texico last week. Elvin Osmin Orellanna Rivera died Nov. 25 from a single gunshot during a robbery at a home in the 500 block of Florence Street. […]

Police: Crash victim ran stop signs

CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson A Portales man died Sunday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a tree while police were trying to pull him over, according to Portales police. Miguel Gutierrez Ornelas, 25, died at the scene, according to a police press release. A passenger in the car, Celio Salazar, 30, […]

Paths easy to remember with God’s help

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist My husband tells the story of his grandfather in the early days of farming in the hot and arid land near Phoenix. It was remarkable that the dry desert was turned into cotton producing fields by using ditch irrigation and row water. Many times Charlie’s grandfather and his family would […]

Teacher shares passion for art

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Millenia Bailey, 7, paints a silhouetted field on her canvas during a summer art workshop hosted by Patsy Delk. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For 20 years, Patsy Delk has hosted a summer art workshop in her garage turned art studio north of Clovis. An art teacher at Clovis […]

Campaign matter turned into 1960 fiasco

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Back in 1960 I was a bachelor, age 29, and I moved into the the downtown building where Dr. Dean Merrritt had his medical practice. He also had an empty “art room” upstairs, where he used to paint. He rented it out to me, and I had my own art […]

Alcohol petition turned in to city

CNJ Staff A group that wants city residents to vote on allowing the sale of alcohol by the glass on Sundays turned in its petition by the Friday deadline, according to City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon. The County Clerk’s office has until this Friday to verify signatures on a petition, Melancon said. She said the Clovis […]

New home for holidays

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Laurie Kennedy fights back tears Saturday as she holds up her certificate of occupancy after she was presented with keys to her new house built by Habitat for Humanity. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Laurie Kennedy had her first gathering in her new home Saturday. Kennedy and her two […]

Sept. 2 Club Notes

Fairfield Extension The Fairfield Extension met at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 in Sharon Ragland’s home. There were 12 members present. A report on the council meeting was given. Hosts for the rest of the year were selected. Members were reminded of the membership dinner, which will be held Sept. 11 at the Extension Building. The […]

Finding one’s place is lifelong journey

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Sometimes we get the unique experience of touching a piece of the natural world, in a small but significant way, that reminds us we are a tiny part of a much larger creation. Without events falling together in a precise pattern, it would not have occurred. With Earth Day approaching, […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats, Artesia play to scoreless tie

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High girls soccer team came up empty on a couple of late scoring chances Tuesday and finished in a scoreless tie against Artesia. CHS (2-4-2) was turned away on two p.enalty kick opportunities and a crossing pass into the middle in the final two minutes of the second overtime, […]

Magic in moments comes from yourself

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were getting in our car last Saturday morning when a blaring car horn caught our attention. It was getting closer and closer. Soon the vehicle making all the noise rounded a corner and came into view. A young couple grinning from ear to […]

4/7 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except the hyphens and dashes. the donkey s tale boss willifred the white rat invited me to jump in his tiny time traveler again this week […]

Backfiring pranks part of April

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Today’s topic is April Fools’ Day Hangovers and how to live through them. When I was a kid, the second day of April was a time of thanksgiving, a moment when youngsters across the land turned their eyes skyward and gave tearful thanks for surviving another year of April Fools’ […]

3/31 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At approximately 9 p.m. Saturday, police were called to Eighth and Sheldon streets in response to a report of gunfire and met with the callers at Sonic Drive-in on Seventh Street. The men said they were driving south on Sheldon and stopped […]

Fighting back best way to escape wolves

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: Ryn Gargulinski is managing editor of the Quay County Sun. This column, published in connection with domestic violence awareness month, was previously published in Brooklyn Woman newspaper and online at: 12.gauge.com It started with a teddy bear and ended in a pair of handcuffs. The teddy bear was […]

Here’s when we need that stitch in time

To be fair, it is beginning to look as if the response to the flooding of New Orleans, particularly from the federal government, is beginning to turn around. National Guard troops from 20 states have been called in, and recovery efforts have been redoubled. However, the initial response, along with subsequent spinning until President Bush […]

Education from reluctant piano student

By Bob Huber: CNJ columnist When I was a kid, I lived under a family curse that was common in America in those days. It was called “Relatives Dropping In.” I’m talking here about uninvited guests. You know, out-of-work uncles, religious aunts, outlawed cousins and icy in-laws, and they all stayed for days, sometimes months. […]

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By Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. a paradoxical twist boss i ran into a paradox the other day and it baffled me it […]

Life events do not always make sense

Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I magine the pieces of your life, the events and the happenings, intersecting like coordinates on an axis. Each line between coordinates represents some significant event, and that means significant to you not someone else. Now imagine a line connecting “know I did the right thing, without question” to “totally bizarre […]