Police blotter — Jan. 13

Sharna Johnson Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Jan. 2 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Weston Street for a report of criminal damage. A woman said she saw her boyfriend’s former wife walk up to her car where it […]

Shoutouts —

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Dec. 8, 2010, with President Della Kobernick presiding. The Collect was led by Carol Fletcher, the pledges by Linda Leaming, and Sheryl Borden gave the invocation. There were 24 members and 11 guests present. The minutes from the November meeting were approved, and the treasurer’s report was […]

Zias post victory at Texas Woman’s

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Junior forward Precious Herrin’s jumper less than three minutes in put Eastern New Mexico University in front for good and the Zias went on to a 59-44 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover win over Texas Woman’s on Saturday afternoon. Herrin finished with 18 points and six rebounds for the Zias […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Dec. 11

CNJ staff ENMU (1-5) at Texas Woman’s (6-3) What: Lone Star Conference crossover game. When: 1 p.m. (MST) today

Material possessions not key to happiness

I recently heard from a friend who always writes me a long personal letter at Christmas. I was thrilled to receive her Christmas card along with her letter and a picture of her beautiful family. For over twenty-five years, she has worked for a professional firm in a large metropolitan area. On many days, she […]

No room for double standards

The recent tragedy in which a Clovis police officer seems to have run a stop sign and caused an accident that killed a woman illustrates the difference between the way statists and libertarians see things. Make no mistake: I don’t believe for an instant the officer wanted to cause the accident. (Hence the word “accident.”) […]

Missing Portales woman remains in hospital

Argen Duncan A missing Portales woman remained hospitalized Tuesday after being found under a mobile home within a block of her North Avenue A home about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Maria Galvan, 63, disappeared from her residence on foot Saturday afternoon. According to a news release from the Portales Police Department, Galvan’s condition was unavailable Tuesday. […]

Police searching for missing Portales woman

Freedom New Mexico Maria Galvan, 63, of Portales has been missing since Saturday afternoon. “She was homebound with health issues and ended up leaving the home,” said Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Galvan left her residence, 1018 N. Ave. A, on foot in an unknown direction Saturday. Berry said a family member reported her […]

Police using science to reconstruct fatal crash

Sharna Johnson Reconstructing a vehicle crash is pure science, according to Police Chief Steve Sanders. Officers trained in crash reconstruction start with the result and investigate by working backwards, performing a series of measurements and calculations, said Sanders. Typically used by police in serious crashes, a reconstruction can mathematically map out what happened leading up […]

Woman dies in officer-involved crash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Police Chief Steve Sanders said it appears a police officer ran a stop sign at Grand and Sycamore streets striking another vehicle in a fatal crash Wednesday. By Sharna Johnson and Liliana Castillo The squeal of brakes and the sound of two automobiles colliding drew Danny Kendrick out of his […]

Woman’s spiritual journey an inspiration

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My sister Susie sent me this e-mail last Sunday. It is worth reading in the original form and I can add nothing to it. She gave me her permission to share it with you. Dear Judy, Today I heard one of the most inspirational women I have ever encountered. When I […]

Good stewardship acting for others, not self

Judy Brandon I wrote about Auntie Mille several years ago. A reader request has prompted me to tell about her once again. I found out about her from one of my students who her great niece. Auntie Mille was a single mother who worked to stretch her meager income. It was the late fifties in […]

Texas Woman’s blanks Zias

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Neither coach was especially happy after Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Texas Woman’s Fleur Benetar was only slightly happier after the Pioneers scored just their sixth goal of the season to edge Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 at the ENMU pitch. Zias coach Ray Nause, meantime, found […]

Police blotter — Sept. 26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 p.m. Sept. 8 an officer was flagged down by a woman in the area of 12th and Wallace streets. The woman said someone had just driven by her home and fired a gun towards residences. Officers spoke with two men […]

Pajama fashion statement not for me

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were getting out of the car at the supermarket the other day when a young woman caught my eye. Her attire grabbed my attention: Pink pajama bottoms with white bunnies on them, pink fuzzy slippers and a t-shirt that read “GREAT PLACES TO SAY %$&*.” When […]

Shoutouts — Sept. 19

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Aug. 8, 2010, with President Della Kobernick, presiding. The Collect was led by Sheryl Borden, the pledges by Heidi Foshee, and Doncella Caywood gave the invocation. There were 31 members and one guest, Genetta Ross, present. The minutes from the May meeting were approved. The treasurer gave […]

Police blotter — Sept. 5

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Aug. 24, an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Davis Street for a report of battery. A man said he was lying on his bed and his wife came in the room and started arguing […]

Religion calendar — Aug. 20

Today Woman to Woman Conference 2010 — 7 p.m., First Church of God in Christ. Information: 763-6796 Saturday Woman to Woman Conference 2010 — 7 p.m., First Church of God in Christ. Information: 763-6796 Matt’s Coffee House Inter-Denominational Concert — 7 p.m., First Methodist Church. Every third Saturday of the month. Free refreshments. Information: Vye […]

Religion calendar —

Friday Woman to Woman Conference 2010 — 7 p.m., First Church of God in Christ. Information: 763-6796 Saturday Woman to Woman Conference 2010 — 7 p.m., First Church of God in Christ. Information: 763-6796 Sunday Sunday School — 8:30 a.m., Word of God Lutheran Church at the Chapel. Information: 356-3605 Worship Service — 9:30 a.m., […]

Clovis woman sentenced to 15 years in stabbing

CNJ staff A 43-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for second degree murder. Robbin Banister pleaded guilty to the crime earlier this year, but sentencing was postponed for evaluations, according to a press release from District Attorney Matthew Chandler. The sentence is the maximum for second degree murder. Chandler said […]