Jail administrator: Escape preventable

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova said Friday’s inmate escape could have been prevented if additional security measures he’s asking for were put in place. Casanova said all security processes that were in place were followed Friday in the jail’s second breakout in three months, where three […]

Shutdown will affect Cannon

CMI staff The government shutdown will send Cannon Air Force Base’s civilian employees on furlough, but military personnel will continue to carry out assigned duties, according to Marcelo Calero of Cannon public affairs. On Monday Calero said, “If an agreement is not reached, our highly-valued workforce of more than 400 civilians would be furloughed as […]

Police Blotter — Oct. 1

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Friday Caller reported: • 3:13 p.m.: Requested officer, 1500 block of North Main. • 4:03 p.m.: Suspicious activity, 1800 block of Gildenwood. • 5:25 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 1000 block of N.M. 267. • 5:52 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Portales. • 5:53 p.m.: Requested officer, 42000 block of U.S. […]

Events Calendar — Oct. 1

Today Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., County Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Information: 356-5307. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Hello and Goodbye” will be featured. Open to children ages 0-3. Information: 356-3940. Teen Writer’s Group — 5 p.m., Portales Public Library. Open to students in grades 7-12. Information: […]

My Turn: Loss of trees heartbreaking

Today I walked through a grave yard. Wonderful old pines, destroyed by fire last year. Such a massive forest fire, I could see the smoke from my balcony in Portales, 170 miles away. I had cried at the eerie glow in the sky. Their needles were gone, so they could no longer whisper. But they […]

CMI staff capture awards at contest

CMI staff The Clovis News  Journal captured the top prize, the General Excellence Award, Saturday at the  annual New Mexico Press Association/Associated Press Managing Editors Better  Newspaper Contest in Albuquerque. Clovis Media Inc. staff also captured  multiple individual awards. The contest saw 1,777 entries, the largest  number of entries in its history and judging was […]

Cardinals hold off comeback by Hounds

CMI staff SAN ANTONIO — Freshman running back Junior Sessions’ second touchdown of the game, a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 3:17 left, proved to be the difference on Saturday night as Incarnate Word held off Eastern New Mexico University 33-26. The Cardinals (3-2), transitioning from the Division II Lone Star Conference to the FCS […]

East Mountain notches district soccer sweep over PHS

CMI staff SANDIA PARK — It was a rough weekend for the Portales High soccer teams. After getting swept at District 2/1A-3A rival Santa Fe Prep on Friday, PHS dropped two more district outings on Saturday, with the girls losing 7-1 and the boys dropping a 4-2 decision to East Mountain. East Mountain’s girls (8-3, […]

Elida rallies for third in tourney

CAPITAN — The Elida Lady Tigers lost to Fort Sumner 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 in the semifinals of the Capitan Classic volleyball tournament on Saturday before coming back to beat Tatum 22-25, 25-15, 35-33, 25-9 to take third place. Elida, which entered the tournament unbeaten for the season at 7-0, was first in four-team Pool B […]

Club notes — Sept. 29

Altrusa The Altrusa Club of Portales met on Sept. 23 in the Central Annex. President Linda Leaming called the meeting to order. Wanda Pettus led the opening ceremonies and Cathy Rankin gave the Altrusa Accent. The minutes from Sept. 9 were approved with one addition: The school supplies and books being collected are for a […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m., Bingo; Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dance, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5/person); 1 p.m., Bingo. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities; […]

Being genuine, spontaneous a quality all its own

This is the thing about “quote of the week,” or for that matter, I suppose, any viable quote; it cannot be planned. It must, by definition, come out randomly and without forethought. It must meet the criteria of making me (the teacher) laugh spontaneously. Example: “It’s something horrible that makes my ears bleed.” (the description […]

Reunions — Sept. 29

Class of 1963 Clovis High School Class of 1963 members celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation Sept. 20-21 in Clovis. The group started off the weekend by cheering for the Wildcats in Friday’s football game against Cleveland. Returning Wildcats included several leaders of the 1963 football team, a number of varsity cheerleaders, and the […]

Creative living: Tinting fabric, drying tomatoes to be featured

Information on tinting fabric with crayons, oven drying tomatoes and making vintage paper crafts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesda and noon Thursday. Evelyn Terhune is the owner of Ozark Crafts and she will demonstrate fabric tinting with crayons, which is a great technique that even younger children will enjoy. […]

Help needed — Sept. 29

Sandoval family A bank account has been created at Cannon Federal Credit Union in account in the name Lorenzo and Beaty Sandoval to assist the family with medical bills incurred with treatment for their son, Lorenzo Jr., who has been battling cancer for two years. A parking lot sale and baked goods sale is being […]

School menus — Sept. 29

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Beefy mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch— Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, mii carrots and ranch, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast —Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito and salsa Spanish rice, […]

Honors — Sept. 29

Sours Glenda Sours of Melrose was recently selected to receive the honorary American FFA teacher degree. The honorary American FFA degree is an opportunity to recognize those who have gone beyond valuable daily contributions to make an extraordinary long-term difference in the lives of students, inspiring confidence in a new generation of agriculturists. Recipients in […]

Our people: Fair royalty

Stephanie Bailey: Courtesy photo
Stephanie Bailey was the 2013 New Mexico State Fair queen.

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Stephanie Bailey spent the last year as the 2013 New Mexico State Fair Queen. She was crowned in September 2012. She was the first state fair queen from Curry County since 2005. Born in Lubbock, is the second child in a family of six. She graduated from Texico […]

On the shelves — Sept. 29

These book are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The College Basketball Book” by Greg Kelly contains 256 super-sized pages of photographs and text marking the mammoth personalities, larger-than-life moments, heartbreaking defeats and enormously entertaining stories from Hall of Fame writers who covered college basketball over the last 50 years. “Game of My Life: New […]

Anniversary — Sept. 29

Roberts Audie and Billie Roberts of Portales will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Oct. 2, 1948. in Dublin, Texas. They have six children, 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is a retired […]