Local farmers pushing for dairy law

Add eastern New Mexico dairies to the list of those pushing for passage of the Dairy Security Act. The act, House Resolution 3062, is a response to the combination of high feed prices and low milk prices in the form of a voluntary supplemental insurance program. Introduced last year U.S. Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and […]

Ute project bids higher than projected

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority had a pair of firsts Monday. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Bids for the first phase of construction for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System are unsealed Monday afternoon at Clovis City Hall. Seated are, from left, Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas, Project Manager Paul von Gulick, […]

Dora news: April 24

Sports schedule Thursday — Track meet at Floyd, grades 4 through 6 Saturday — Dora varsity and JV baseball host Floyd, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. MAPS testing ongoing Dora students in grades 3 through 12 will participate in Measure of Academic Progress testing (MAPS) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Testing for elementary grades should end […]

My turn: Pursuing peace worth effort

We had spent a few days in the Pecos Wilderness, miles away from roads and vehicles, televisions and cell phones. The sounds were of small mountain streams, birds, the occasional chipmunk scurrying up a tree. But all good things must come to an end, so we'd hiked back out to civilization, driven to the closest […]

Water authority hires law firm

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority hired legal representation for a lawsuit filed last week by the Village of Logan during a special meeting Monday morning at Clovis City Hall. The meeting included a 25-minute executive session for discussion of the lawsuit that called for a halt to construction, funding and advancement of the […]

Kingsville completes sweep of Hounds

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Zach Pettiford became the fourth consecutive Texas A&M-Kingsville starting pitcher to work at least seven innings as the Javelinas completed a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday with a 6-1 victory. First baseman Taylor Taska went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and catcher Jake Mendiola hit […]

Lady Rams cruise to sweep of Jal

If there were any concerns Portales would have a letdown a day after scoring a District 4-3A sweep over its biggest rival, they were gone like softballs off the bat of Sorina Flores. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI Correspondent Portales' Jasmin Vega dives back to second ahead of the tag by Jal second baseman Jawni Morrison in […]

Zias’ bid for LSC tourney berth falls short

The Eastern New Mexico University softball team couldn't quite climb the final hill. Buried in last place in the Lone Star Conference less than three weeks ago, the Zias had a chance to earn the program's first LSC tournament berth in 10 years after a doubleheader sweep of Cameron on Friday at Zia Softball Field. […]

Hounds hoping for better health in 2012

Common sense says if Eastern New Mexico University's football squad has any better luck with its overall health in 2012 than it did last season, the Greyhounds almost have to be better. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU's Evan Tooley avoids defender Michael Stephens on his way to a touchdown during Saturday's intrasquad football scrimmage at […]

Birthday – April 22

Johnson Bill Johnson of Clovis will celebrate his 80th birthday 2 p.m. today at 1404 Strafford Lane, Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by his wife, Glenda, and his four daughters; Teresa Harvey of Farwell, Texas; Susan Patterson of Tupelo, Miss.; Kristi Johnson of Albuquerque; and Jennifer Brandon of Clovis. Bill Johnson was born April […]

Shoutouts – April 22

Ministry thanks volunteers Pastor Randy and Donna Gomez, the staff and residents at the Beacon of Light Outreach Ministries would like to express our thanks to the many volunteers that help make this ministry possible. Together we're making a difference.

School menus – April 22

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school — Parent Teacher Conference Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chile con carne, zucchini coins and ranch, banana pudding, corn bread Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Bbq chicken nuggets, ranch mashed potatoes, cole slaw, orange smiles Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Three cheese lasagna, green […]

Senior happenings – April 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Dance at Los Abuelitos Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. Bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise,1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m., free blood […]

On the shelves – April 22

The following books are available at : Clovis Carver Public Library "Use Your Brain to Change Your Life: Secrets to Look, Feel, and Think Younger Every Day" by Daniel Amen shares ten steps to help you slow, or even reverse, the aging process in the brain and to dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer's and […]

Doll sculpting featured on program

Information on making sculpted dolls, sewing with stretch knits and fabric applique will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Author and doll maker, Terese Cato has been making sculpted dolls for years. She will show how to embellish a handmade doll so […]

Teachers make a difference

It is fast approaching the end of another school year. The awards banquets take place, the graduation and prom decisions are being made, and this column takes the time to recognize teachers who have made a difference in our lives. We will start, tongue in cheek, with the negative differences. Just because they are tongue […]

Pink slime won’t turn me off beef

You won't catch me out in the pasture grazing for nutrients when there's a bovine that can do it for me. That's right, when that little old lady in the Wendy's commercial uttered "Where's the beef," several decades ago, I answered, "Right here on my plate." You would think that after nearly 30 years of […]

Their view: Senator acts to protect U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall's office issued this press release on Postal Service reform recently: As the U.S. Senate considers reform of the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced an amendment that would protect the Postal Service's six-day service, a significant competitive advantage for post offices and an essential service for communities and […]

Police blotter: April 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 12:08 a.m.: Ambulance requested for transfer, U.S. 70. 12:09 a.m.: Caller reported loud music, 800 block of East Third Street. 1:03 a.m.: Caller reported hearing arguing outside, 300 block of West First. 1:23 a.m.: Ambulance requested for public assistance, 2000 block of Boxwood. […]

Proud grandmother

Clovis resident Bobby Neumann III, 25, enjoys an outing with his grandmother, Wilma Dotson, also of Clovis. Wilma Dotson isn't living the life she dreamed of as a child growing up on the farm, but it's a life she's proud of. The Clovis grandmother, who once had top secret security clearance in Washington, D.C., has […]