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Q&A: Roper discusses sport, visit to area

Texas Cowboy Hall of Famer and founder of the Professional Bull Riders (association) Cody Lambert stopped in Clovis on Friday to rope some calves. Cody Lambert Lambert, 51, rode...

 

Martial arts clinic held in observance of sex assault awareness month

Houston Noah is adding to his martial arts experience by attending jeet kune do classes on base. Cannon Connections: Benna Sayyed Senior Airman Giovanna Ortiz, left, and Captain Joanna Ho, far right, watch as jeet kune do...

 

Airmen volunteer at weekend festival

Brandon Hannel said Clovis reminds him of his hometown in Illinois and sees volunteering as a great way to connect with the community. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Aley Diggs, left, a Clovis kindergarten student, gets her face... Full story

 

Cannon volunteer hopes to work with animals

Lori Mccurdy begins her Saturday morning at the Hillcrest Park Zoo by feeding and interacting with large cats, donkeys and monkeys. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lori McCurdy visits a group of donkeys during her Saturday morning...

 

Ticket Feature - Arsenic and Old Lace coming to Main Street

Arsenic and Old Lace will soon be on Main Street. The classic American drama, being put on by the community theater group Brickstreet Players, will provide entertainment for the entire family, according to director Jennifer...

 

Vietnam book writing proves cathartic

Writing a book about his experiences in Vietnam proved cathartic for Harold L. Thrasher. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Harold L. Thrasher, a Marine infantry rifleman in the Vietnam...

 

Easter brings blessings

We asked area residents why they feel blessed this Easter. Here's what they said: Trevor Weaver, 22, a senior airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base "I'm feel blessed that my grandfather came to visit from St. Louis and I got...

 

Clovis City Commission declares Vietnam Veterans Day

Gregory Lopez and Harry Black remember the way they were treated when they returned from their tours in Vietnam, hence their appreciation for the Clovis City Commission proclaiming Friday as Vietnam Veterans Day in Clovis. "I sure...

 

Vietnam vets receive local honor

Gregory Lopez and Harry Black remember the way they were treated when they returned from their tours in Vietnam, hence their appreciation for the Clovis City Commission proclaiming Friday as Vietnam Veterans Day in Clovis. "I sure...

 

Vietnam vets receive local honor

Gregory Lopez and Harry Black remember the way they were treated when they returned from their tours in Vietnam, hence their appreciation for the Clovis City Commission proclaiming Friday as Vietnam Veterans Day in Clovis. "I sure...

 

Floyd jamboree showcases area talent

Kevin Spears revisited the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree for the first time in more than 10 years Saturday night to watch his son Hayden perform songs by country music stars.... Full story

 

Our people - Community builder

Phillip Gillespie is a World War II veteran who once flew Navy aircraft on torpedo bombing missions. Gillespie served in the Navy from 1943 to 1947. He said he was involved in the...

 

First United Methodist Church to study Lenten practices

Sue Strickler and Pastor Michael Brunk want all citizens to interpret Bible scripture with different eyes. The members of First United Methodist Church lead a study of Lenten practices based on Adam Hamilton's "The Way: Walking in... Full story

 

Legislation in works could aid veterans, active duty troops

Two pieces of legislation Gov. Susana Martinez is trying to pass could help New Mexico veterans, active duty troops and military families and boost the state's economy, according to a news release from the governor's office.... Full story

 

Second pipe bomb discovered

A task force headed by state and federal agencies is investigating a second pipe bomb found within city limits in the last week. The latest device was brought to Clovis Municipal... Full story

 

Speaker: Plight not just our own

Yvette Kaufman-Bell spoke to an audience of students of different races and nationalities about the accomplishments of black women Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University.... Full story

 

Clovis residents appearing on 'Let's Make a Deal'

Clovis residents Jessica and Michael Elsik will appear on the TV show "Let's Make a Deal" on Wednesday. Jessica said she has watched the show with her husband for four years. "It was exciting," said Jessica, 29, a project manager... Full story

 

Our People: The truth is the truth

Sandra Cole was born and raised in Clovis. She said her parents Will and Hazel Moten moved to Clovis in 1942 to escape the racial oppression they experienced in east Texas and to...

 

Agape Fellowship International church gets new pastor

Agape Fellowship International Church has a new pastor — Louis Accardi. Accardi, who previously served as a pastor for a Roswell church for seven years and moved to Clovis last August, took the position when the church's... Full story

 

Family tragedy set ministry founder on path

When Brian Strain lost his brother about three years ago, his life goals became clear. Courtesy photo: Benna Sayyed Staff Sgt. Terry Chandler, left, tech sergeant Brian Strain, middle, and Airman Jacob Swenson, discuss theology...

 

Official: Burglaries increasing

A spokesman for the Roosevelt County Sheriff told county commissioners Tuesday that burglaries are on an unusual upswing. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said sheriff's deputies and the Portales Police Department are working to catch...

 

Residents weigh in on which ad was "Super"

Never mind the game. What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial? A few area reactions: David Garcia, 40, assistant manager at a Clovis pizza restaurant: Garcia said he liked the Budweiser commercial in which a man raised a...

 

CCC displays Taos pioneer art

The paintings of pioneer Taos artists are on exhibit at the Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery at Clovis Community College. The exhibit showcases work from some of the earliest...

 

Our People - The tide is changing

Daniel Graham developed an interest in the keyboard at age 8. He received his first keyboard at age 9 as a Christmas present request. His band, "The Changing Tide," was formed...

 

Police: Pair arrested in robberies

A cop's trained eye, a beefed up investigation and a frightened accomplice enabled Clovis police to arrest two men suspected of brutally beating and robbing two others in separate attacks, court records show. The suspects identifie...

 

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