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Mesilla Valley blanks Elida behind lefty

LOS LUNAS — Facing an early 3-0 deficit and a struggling starting pitcher, Elida coach Jimmy Ward did what many good baseball managers would do. He inserted a reliever, Caleb Widner, in hopes of holding down Mesilla Valley’s bats and giving his...

 

Wolverines' rally falls short in 2A semifinal

LOS LUNAS — After staging a comeback from 12 runs down to win in Wednesday’s opening round of the Class 2A state baseball tournament, no one would blame Lordsburg for being a little nervous in the semifinals — even with a nine-run lead. Sure...

 

May 19, 1973

Clovis school administrators were planning graduation ceremonies at Leon Williams Stadium. Officials said 474 seniors were scheduled to receive diplomas. … Cherries were 49 cents a pound at Bob’s Fruit Market, 621 Prince. … The Clovis YMCA was... Full story

 

May 18, 1939

Clovis officials were making plans for the fifth annual Pioneer Days Celebration … Frank Martin’s Shop, at 1109 W. Seventh, specialized in sharpening lawnmowers, axes and knives. … Clovis Livestock Sales were promising a horse, mule and cattle... Full story

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    May 17, 2007

Great Lakes lands deal

CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Blake Prather leaves the podium Thursday after talking about an alternative site to the proposed ethanol plant at the City Commission meeting. The Clovis City Commission voted 6-2 at Thursday’s meeting to recommend...

 

Novak defense probes agents

Defense counsel for a Cannon Air Force Base airman charged with murder spent Thursday grilling agents from the Office of Special Investigations about their investigation into the death of Kimberly... Full story

 

Graduates prepared for future

CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Kelsey Massey and Ryan Schaap are among 17 students graduating today from Clovis Christian School. Six girls and 11 boys will sail from the Eagles’ nest of Clovis Christian School today as they graduate from the...

 
 By CNJ staff    publish/News    May 17, 2007

Local Roundup: Fair commission looking for input

The New Mexico State Fair Commission is holding a public meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The Commission is seeking public opinion on what New Mexicans want from their State Fair. Portales man to serve 18 years A...

 

Wet spring creates bug concerns

An unusually wet spring has caused an early arrival of summer pests in the Clovis area. Local pest experts said they’ve seen an increased insect activity for this time of year. “We have found larvas of mosquitoes and disposed of them already in...

 

Parting ways

CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Donna Gomez is the finance director for the Beacon of Light mission. Disciples call her Momma Donna Randy and Donna Gomez have left the Lighthouse Mission after 19 years to start their own drug and rehabilitation... Full story

 

Religion doesn’t change with technology

We do live in amazing times. Computer technology has given us new words such as travel drive, Wi-Fi and blogs. Think about the word blog. I read each week Beth Moore’s blog and two or three others....

 

Novak hearing completes second day

Defense counsel for a Cannon Air Force Base airman charged with murder spent Thursday grilling agents from the Office of Special Investigations about their investigation into the death of Kimberly Novak. Special Agent Mark Brashears testified during...

 
 By PNT Staff    publish/News    May 17, 2007

Graduation prompts mixed emotions

Eighteen-year-old senior Isaiah Dawson has faced a few challenges on his path to graduation. In four years, he had attended five different high schools, three in Albuquerque, then Clovis and Portales, he said. “I’ve just been bouncing around,... Full story

 

Portales woman arrested

A 28-year-old Portales woman was arrested Thursday on multiple felony forgery and embezzlement charges, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Kwana Buras is charged with 10 counts of fraud involving a credit card,...

 
 By PNT Staff    publish/News    May 17, 2007

Area seniors look forward to graduation

The final countdown has begun as area seniors prepare for graduation ceremonies that are set to take place over the coming weekend. Originally not a believer of the old adage that time flies ..., Elida senior Tanner Burrows has learned that it actual... Full story

 

Portales man gets 18 years

A Portales man was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for sexual assault of a minor and possession of child pornography. William Railing, 37, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual assault of a minor and 100 counts of possession of electronic child...

 

Elida fights hard, but loses in state semi's

Facing an early 3-0 deficit and a struggling starting pitcher, Elida coach Jimmy Ward did what many good baseball managers would do. In a Class 1A state semifinal, Thursday morning in Los Lunas, Ward inserted reliever Caleb Widner in hopes of...

 

Rams face top seed in 3A semi's

The Portales Rams are just hours from the biggest baseball game in their young careers, but if you believe head coach Arturo Ontiveros, the boys are loose and relaxed. “It’s kind of scary, but they seem kind of relaxed,” Ontiveros said. “I...

 

Happiness can’t be found in material things

Go to any bookstore and you will find dozens of “how to” books on being happy. Enticements are everywhere. TV commercials are filled with “things” guaranteed to satisfy. You only need their products to make your life perfect. For some,...

 

Children’s lives haven’t always been complicated

I’m so out of the loop that I’ve never MySpaced, let alone started a Web page or blog. My idea of chatting is old fashioned, talking face to face with a real person, or on a real cell phone. When we were kids, MySpace.com was my bedroom, I mean...

 

Religious right movement may end with death of Rev. Jerry Falwell

Editorial The passing Tuesday of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., at age 73 coincides with what just might be the passing of the influence of the political movement that he helped... Full story

 

Joys of tent camping wear thin with age

It was supposed to be a simple outing. Drive over to Texas’ Caprock Canyons State Park near Quitaque, pop up a tent, then mosey on over to “Bob Wills Days” in Turkey. Instead it may have been the last camping trip for me and The Lady of the... Full story

 

Low-tech friendships were just as good

I’m so out of the loop that I’ve never MySpaced, let alone started a Web page or blog. My idea of chatting is old fashion, talking face to face with a real person, or on a real cell phone. When we were kids, MySpace.com was my bedroom, I mean...

 

Religious rights era may end with Falwell

The passing Tuesday of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., at age 73 coincides with what just might be the passing of the influence of the political movement that he helped launch. While...

 

Entertainment abounds at Alamogordo

Where in New Mexico can you surf the pristine white sand dunes in the morning, stroll the New Mexico Museum of Space History in the afternoon, and save that show at the IMAX theater for last? Where else, but in Alamogordo. Located in the Tularosa... Full story

 

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