Hounds place trio on LSC 1st team

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior fullback E’lon Spight of St. Louis and junior linebacker Seth Bailey of Texico were named the Lone Star Conference’s back of the year and linebacker of the year in football awards announced on Thursday by the league office. Both players were named to the All-LSC […]


Inge Blake Inge and Sue Inge of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 1:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Roosevelt County Electric Co-op building, 121 N. Main St., Portales. The come-and-go reception will be hosted by family and friends. The couple was married Dec. 6, 1964, in Elida. The celebration is open to […]

Club notes 11-22

NormaJeanCorral, Zoe Rodriguez, Jouie Barnes, Madison Dietz, and Kenneth Mullikin, chapter officers from the Melrose Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America along with advisor, Cheryl Hinrichs attended a one-day conference conducted by Tri-Leadership Resources on Oct. 27. Ryan Underwood, Tri-Leadership chief executive officer, provided the keynote address that inspired the students to […]

Disappearing concept of being greatful troubling

By Clyde Davis “Here’s some heartening news for those of you who can’t think of a worse way to spend Thanksgiving Day than bargain hunting at your local mall: you’re not alone. “For every store succumbing to pressure to remain open, there’s an individual, group or business working to halt the ‘holiday creep’ threatening to […]

School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruit Jello. Wednesday: No school – Thanksgiving Holiday. Thursday: No school – Thanksgiving. Friday: No school […]

Senior Calendar

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Pink ladies lunch; Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise Equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.;  8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; […]

Senior vision tips featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Information on preparing festive foods and tips to help seniors protect their vision will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Festive foods usually indicates a special occasion, and Connie Moyers will demonstrate several recipes that can be for a special occasion or even for special […]

On the shelves

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P.L. Travers by Valerie Lawson explores the events that inspired the Disney movie “Saving Mr. Banks” and the remarkable life of a woman who was as tart, opinionated, and inscrutable as the nanny that emerged from her pen: a […]

Supreme court agrees to hear judge arguments

Staff report The state supreme court will hear arguments Dec. 4 in a request for a writ that would prevent Tenth District Court Judge Albert Mitchell from staying on the bench after failing to be retained by voters in the Nov. 4 general election. The request was filed by a committee that advocated Mitchell’s ouster […]

Tolar explosion marker unveiled

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Tom Drake, the coordinator of the New Mexico historical marker program, gives a speech during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Tolar historical marker

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Dennis Wynn had a personal reason for being at Friday’s unveiling of a historical marker that commemorates a train accident that leveled the town of Tolar almost 70 years ago. On Nov. 30, 1944, his grandfather was the conductor of an 81-car World War II freight train that was […]

Be careful but include pooch in feast

Sharna Johnson CMI Columnist Slivers of turkey covered in gravy, potatoes, green beans, corn, bread, cranberry sauce and much, much more — it’s almost here. It takes time and effort to get through the planning, shopping, preparation, cooking and presentation, but when the forks are in hand and the signal is given to chow, time […]

Not everybody has some place to go on Thanksgiving

Grant McGee CMI Columnist Thanksgiving is up ahead. It’s a good time to get together with family and friends and spread the love, even though we all know spending time with family over the holidays can get weird quickly. But sometimes there are folks who don’t have any family or friends to hang with. I […]

ALCO stores will close Dec. 4, according to website

Staff report All ALCO Stores, Inc., including outlets in Tucumcari and Muleshoe, will close their doors on Dec. 4, according to an advertisement on the home page of the ALCO Stores website Friday. All merchandise is on liquidation sale, the advertisement said, and store hours will remain unchanged. The ALCO store in Tucumcari displayed a […]

Pages Past: Nov. 22

On this date … 1975: Clovis High School band members harvested sugar beets to help fund a December trip to Los Angeles. Officials with New Mexico State University Plains Experiment Station north of Clovis invited students to top and load an estimated 12 to 15 tons of excess beets, worth about $40 a ton. 1971: […]

Former Clovis landmark restaurant building destroyed in fire

Staff photo: D'Nieka Hartsfield
A Clovis Fire Department spokesman said the fire had been extinguished by late afternoon but smoldering was expected to continue into Saturday

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Staff writer dhartsfield@cnjonline.com The former Guadalajara restaurant building, a landmark for decades on La Casillas Boulevard in west Clovis near the railroad tracks, was destroyed in a fire Friday morning. Firefighters were called to the blaze about 7:45 a.m. Flames could still be seen at 10 a.m. and firefighters were expected to […]

Police locate ‘persons of interest’ in Clovis homicide

Staff report Clovis police have taken two “persons of interest” into custody in connection with the Nov. 9 slaying of a Clovis mom. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said police at 4:50 p.m. Friday brought Lloyd Bagwell, 22, and Shannon Buckmaster, 20, into custody “for questioning only” after receiving an anonymous tip. The pair were located […]

Construction on wastewater treatment plant in full swing

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
 Workers coat the walls of the treatment train in Xypez on Wednesday afternoon. DeSha said the coating prevents water from seeping into the concrete and bleeding into other treatment units.

Staff report Construction is moving along smoothly at the city of Portales’ new $16.4 million wastewater treatment plant and reuse center, according to Public Works Director John DeSha. DeSha said the plant is set for completion in September and has a life expectancy of more than 80 years. The plant will clean wastewater using micro […]

Water utility board in negotiations with executive director candidate

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board announced Thursday it is entering negotiations with James Blasing of Pueblo, Colorado, for the authority’s executive director position. “We’re excited to bring him onboard if everything checks out. We believe it’s definitely time to bring our own employee on …. He […]

Homicide tips reward climbs to $15,000

Staff report Curry County Crime Stoppers and an anonymous group of area citizens have combined to offer $15,000 as reward money in hopes of solving Clovis’ most recent homicide. The cash is for information that leads to the arrest of the person, or persons, responsible for the Nov. 9 stabbing death of Ariel Ulibarri, said […]

Winter time to tend to cattle herd

  Winter approaches quickly. Hopefully, all the peanuts and milo have been harvested, the hay cut and maybe even baled, the wheat planted and grown to a good stand, all the farming ready for what one hopes will be a wet winter. As the daily demands of farming slow slightly from the normally busy rhythm, […]