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Retired professor Brunsen dies

STAFF WRITERS link Bill Brunsen When describing his late friend and colleague Bill Brunsen, retired Eastern New Mexico University business Professor Gerry Huybregts said the former ENMU professor neve...

 

Wallin reflects on pageantry

STAFF REPORT link Bobbie Wallin Bobbie Wallin saw pageanting as an opportunity to fulfill her dream of having a platform to inspire and empower others to achieve success. Wallin, a former student and...

 

Pastor gets behind scenes

Chris Horton, pastor at First Baptist Church in Portales, was selected as an extra for the movie “Comancheria,” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster that has been filming locally in...

 

A view from under the pew — July 17

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. trapped by a cheese pizza boss you may have heard by...

 

Local rodeo athletes compete at nationals

Correspondent [email protected] Seven high plains area rodeo athletes participated in national college and junior high championships last month and three more with ties to the area started their quests for national high school titles on Sunday. Dora...

 

Church to host music

Staff Report A nine-member music ensemble called “Light” from California Baptist Church will perform 7 p.m. Monday at The Bridge located at Central Baptist Church. “California Baptist University has one of the finest music programs in the...

 

Resident protests chicken citations

DEPUTY EDITOR [email protected] A Clovis resident dismayed about what she called selective enforcement of animal codes told the Clovis City Commission she wasn’t backing down in her real-life game of chicken. Mary-Beth Bouchard is facing seven...

 

Parks plan OK'd

DEPUTY EDITOR [email protected] The Clovis City Commission moved ahead Thursday night with what it called a roadmap for the next 10 years of parks and recreation, approving updates to its parks master plan. The 7-0 vote, arrived at following... Full story

 

Authority notes bureau support

Staff Report A copy of a letter from the Pentagon to the federal Bureau of Reclamation supporting the Ute Lake Pipeline Project was read Thursday to the board members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority during their meeting in Clovis....

 

Notebook — July 17

Food giveaway... • United Way of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Ministerial Alliance need volunteers to help with a free food distribution July 25 at Central Christian Church, 1528 Main St., Portales. Many hands needed for distributions...

 

CNJ site back online; cleared of malware

Staff report The Clovis News Journal’s website, www.cnjonline.com, was brought back online Wednesday evening, one week following its July 8 shutdown due to malware on the site that could infect files on a visitor’s computer. “We scanned the sit... Full story

 

City has pair of water issues

Staff report The city had a pair of unconnected water leaks Thursday evening, with some customers losing water for a few hours. link Staff photo: Malinda Montgomery Water erupts from a ruptured main... Full story

 

Brown: Sometimes, it's just hard to be a heifer

When life gives you goat milk…bake a cake with it. link Audra Brown And make delicious cheese, and a homemade, vacuum-operated, goat-milking device. That’s what a certain kid (of the non-goat variety) did and I’ll tell you what, it was pretty t...

 

Meetings watch — July 17

Clovis City Commission The Clovis City Commission met Thursday evening at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Commissioner Sandra Taylor-Sawyer did not attend. All action items listed below passed on 7-0 votes. • The commission heard a report from...

 

What's happening — July 17

Today • USSSA World Youth Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament — 6 p.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Clovis. Information: 575-762-8977 • High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals— 9 a.m. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E Brady Ave., Clovis. Information:...

 

Pages past — July 17

On this date ...link 1975: Clovis city officials announced plans to repair “long-neglected, deteriorating stretches of First and Seventh streets,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Clovis Mayor... Full story

 

Wherever you are, Christ preceded you

For several years, I listened to Erwin Lutzer on the radio. He is the author of a book titled “Failure: The Backdoor to Success” (MoodyPress, 1975). In his book, Lutzer gives the following... Full story

 

Detention center gets new administrator

Managing editor [email protected] Roosevelt County Detention Center has a new administrator as of Thursday morning. County Manager Amber Hamilton announced that recently hired Lt. Mark Gallegos was offered and accepted the position on Thursday....

 

StarGazer teams up for event

Staff Writer [email protected] They said the StarGazer was coming back, and now its here with two events in less than a month. Portales MainStreet, The Dawg Houze and Inspire Studios are hosting “An Evening in Margaritaville,” a Jimmy...

 

Ms. New Mexico: Pageants a platform

STAFF REPORT Bobbie Wallin saw pageanting as an opportunity to fulfill her dream of having a platform to inspire and empower others to achieve success. link Bobbie Wallin Wallin, a former student and... Full story

 

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