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Child predators are creepy, but worth resources?

The Curry County Sheriff's Office arrested another alleged Internet child predator on Wednesday. This one, officials said, came from Midland, Texas, in hopes of having sex with a supposed 12-year-old girl in Clovis. Investigators...

 

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. During the meeting: An existing .25 percent gross receipts tax for street repairs was allocated. The money was freed up in part due to...

 

Commission introduces annexation ordinance

Following a lengthy back-and-forth Thursday evening, the Clovis City Commission voted to introduce an ordinance for annexation of 593 acres of land northwest of Clovis that...

 

Group offers divorce support

Laqueda Chaves once attended a class to get through a painful divorce. She now leads the class that put her on the road to recovery. PNT staff photo: Christina Calloway Divorce Care group leader Laqueda Chaves, left, and group... Full story

 

State secretary of education tours Tucumcari Elementary

State Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera made an impromptu visit Thursday to Tucumcari Elementary School. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna... Full story

 

Meetings watch: County commission

In a special Roosevelt County Commission meeting today in the county courthouse, commissioners approved the renewal of a resolution declaring fire danger in Roosevelt County and the renewal of Western Emulsions agreement for... Full story

 
 By CNJ staff    publish/News

City holding spring cleanup

The city of Clovis is holding its spring cleanup, part of the Great American Cleanup, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the office of City Manager Joe Thomas. The event will start at the city's parks... Full story

 

My turn: Family time always fun

Spending time with my nieces and nephews is one of those simple things in life that has a tendency to brighten my day. I was really looking forward to my weekend last week, because I knew I would be spending time with them and it w... Full story

 

Police blotter: May 4

Samplings of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 9 a.m.: Caller reported a dead cat under her house, 1300 block of North Abilene. 9:23 a.m.: Caller reported someone damaged her car, 400 block of West 18th. 9:30...

 

Religion calendar - May 4

Sunday Worship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st St. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Information: 763-4816. Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11... Full story

 

More than 300 gather for day of prayer

More than 300 worshippers gathered Thursday for the National Day of Prayer looked to the heavens for more than just guidance. CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Oyin Kokoricha, left,...

 

Reader-submitted: High Plains Chorale performing today

The High Plains Chorale of Clovis Community College will present "An Evening of American Choral Music" 7 p.m. today in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. The church is located at 1501 Sycamore. Admission is free....

 
 By CNJ staff    publish/News

Food bank joint sponsoring food drive

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and the National Association of Letter Carriers is partnering to collect food donations May 12 to feed the hungry in Curry and Roosevelt counties. As part of the Stamp Out Hunger National Food...

 

First person: Rotarian on rise

Lonnie Leslie has been part of Rotary International for 24 years. In two more years, he'll have one of its highest honors. Courtesy photo Lonnie Leslie has been selected as a... Full story

 

Police blotter - May 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 2:30 a.m.: Caller reported a woman with dog bites to the face, near Hinkle Street and Sixth Street. 6:44 a.m.: Caller reported someone stealing a vehicle, near...

 

Religion feature: Pastor organizes food drive

Pastor Bonita Knox believes all humans have a duty to share what they have with other humans abundantly. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor Bonita Knox of...

 

Religion column: Keep children's watchful eyes in mind

I was looking through old pictures and found a picture of then 3-year-old daughter Annie standing with my shoes on and an old purse slung over her shoulder. She went through a time...

 

amos the churchmouse: ernie the fruit peddler

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard letters, and he can't operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and... Full story

 

Religion digest - May 4

Relatives to pray for woman's return Relatives and friends of Kathy Lawson-Arredondo will gather at 8:30 p.m. May 11 at the Prince Street Baptist Church, 421 Prince St. to pray for her return to Clovis. Cell phones will be used ins...

 

Vehicle leak slows Cannon traffic

The Portales gate of Cannon Air Force Base on New Mexico Highway 467 was closed shortly before 10 a.m. today due to a substance found leaking from a vehicle, according to a press release on the Cannon website. CAFB and Curry...

 

Vehicle leak slows Cannon traffic

The Portales gate of Cannon Air Force Base on New Mexico Highway 467 was closed shortly before 10 a.m. today due to a substance found leaking from a vehicle, according to a press release on the Cannon website. CAFB and Curry... Full story

 
 By PNT Staff    publish/News

Vehicle leak slows Cannon traffic

The Portales gate of Cannon Air Force Base on New Mexico Highway 467 was closed shortly before 10 a.m. today due to a substance found leaking from a vehicle, according to a press release on the Cannon website. CAFB and Curry... Full story

 
 By PNT Staff    publish/News

Vehicle leak slows Cannon traffic

The Portales gate of Cannon Air Force Base on New Mexico Highway 467 was closed shortly before 10 a.m. today due to a substance found leaking from a vehicle, according to a press release on the Cannon website. CAFB and Curry... Full story

 

Friday morning briefing: Cleaning up, free acting advice and Charlie Brown's father

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Cleanup time Clovis' annual Great American Cleanup picks up starting 8 a.m. Saturday at Parks and Recreation headquarters, 500 Sycamore St. A spokesman says they need lots of...

 
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