Articles from the September 17, 2017 edition

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 By Jamie Cushman    News

Trek for Trash teams net 226 bags

CLOVIS — Tires and shoes and diapers, oh my! These are just some of the items participants in the annual Trek for Trash cleaned up off the streets of Clovis on Saturday. Seven... — Updated 9/18/2017

 By Rob Langrell    Voices

Wanted: Some good help in Clovis

Finding good help nowadays is seemingly getting tougher and tougher. Now I’m certainly not saying that there aren’t good people out there. To the contrary: I know there are... — Updated 9/18/2017 Full story

 By David Stevens    Voices

Gotta be a book in there somewhere

I’ve always wanted to write a book. I’ve written parts of several books, but never an entire book all by myself. I have some ideas: “Just Play Catch with Jay” I was a terrible athlete growing up. But I loved sports,... — Updated 9/18/2017 Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    Voices

Reverse jinx works when it breaks right

I don’t want to say something, because I don’t want to jinx this. How many times have you heard that phrase? Maybe you’re making great time on a long drive. Perhaps your team just went up two points with 10 seconds to play.... — Updated 9/18/2017 Full story


Information can promote healing, increase awareness

CLOVIS — On Friday, our newspaper published audio recordings of 911 calls placed to Clovis Police dispatchers during the horrific shootings at our city library on Aug. 28. As one might expect, those calls were emotional and... — Updated 9/18/2017 Full story


Tough day for Portales soccer teams at St. Mike's

SANTA FE — Two red cards, playing the first half with only 10 players and the second half with only nine, plus a dominant St. Michael’s team led to a 5-1 loss for the Portales girls soccer team on Saturday at St. Michael’s Hi... — Updated 9/17/2017

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports

Midwestern improves to 6-0 with win over Greyhounds

PORTALES — Midwestern State's men's soccer team is No. 8 in the country for plenty of reasons. They're most of the reasons the Greyhounds are now even in the Heartland... — Updated 9/17/2017


Clovis boys finish second at Ron Singleton Invitational

CARLSBAD — Outside of 6A powerhouse Hobbs, there hasn’t been a team in New Mexico the Clovis High boys cross country team faced and came away with defeat. The same proved true of Texas teams, as Clovis had three of the top 12... — Updated 9/17/2017


Bell rings up decisive goal in Eastern women's first win

BETHANY, Oklahoma — Shelby Bell found the perfect time to score her first goal of the season, tapping in a rebound with five minutes left to give Eastern New Mexico its first win of the season, 3-2 over Southern Nazarene... — Updated 9/17/2017

 By Eric Murray    Sports

Rams' Blakey going with NMSU

PORTALES — Potential can be a scary word, but for those who possess a lot of it, the sky is the limit. Portales senior Lindsay Blakey has it on the volleyball court, and along... — Updated 9/17/2017


College football: Lions maul ENMU

COMMERCE, Texas — The Texas A&M-Commerce footbALL team didn’t need long to show why they’re the class of the Lone Star Conference, but Luis Perez had gave Eastern New Mexico quite a reminder in the second quarter. With the... — Updated 9/17/2017

 By Eric Murray    Sports

Rams suffer first loss at St. Michael's

SANTA FE — The old saying, "Football is a game of inches," could certainly apply to the Portales Rams on Saturday afternoon at St. Michael's. Unfortunately for the Rams, they... — Updated 9/17/2017

 By Eric Murray    Sports

Portales' Cox commits to ENMU

PORTALES — Size and strength matter in basketball. But Zamorye Cox proves heart does too. “I think a lot of it is you can’t control everything, but a lot of it is how hard you work,” Cox said. “If you give it your heart a... — Updated 9/17/2017

 By David Grieder    News

Locals give two cents on taxes

CLOVIS — One thing nearly as certain as death and taxes is a new effort, with each new presidential administration, to overhaul the existing tax code. The work so far of President Donald Trump is no exception, with details of a n... — Updated 9/17/2017

 By Christine Vestal    News

Western states try to tame homegrown marijuana

DENVER — Long before tourists started converging here to sample freshly legalized marijuana in the form of gummy bears and chocolate brownies, thousands of Coloradans were cultivating the medicinal plants for their own... — Updated 9/17/2017


Husband rises to fashion challenge

Would you let your significant other dress you for a week? That's what one woman did when she decided to do a styling experiment surrendering a week of outfits to her husband's... — Updated 9/17/2017


Plates make great wall decor

Information on Scrappy Applique, making positive choices, and getting creative with wall décor will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on... — Updated 9/17/2017


Our People: Still active

Jesus Nanez was born in Fullerton, California. His father's brother lived in New Mexico and in 1987, Jesus's father moved his family to Clovis. He is the oldest of one brother and... — Updated 9/17/2017

 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Domenici was always for the people

In a state where nearly every fiber of our political being has long been partisan, Pete Domenici stayed above it all. I always scratched my head at how such a legendary man, a man w... — Updated 9/17/2017


Pages past - Sept. 17

On this date ... 1957: Mountain States Telephone Co. had a large advertisement in the Clovis News-Journal introducing the concept of “7 turns of the dial on every Clovis call.” All Clovis telephone numbers started with the... — Updated 9/17/2017

 By Wendel Sloan    Voices

You know you're in Texas when...

Random thoughts: I’ve been in Dallas recently helping extended family stretched a bit thin. After escorting a great-nephew to kindergarten and back several days, I am convinced... — Updated 9/17/2017


Senior calendar - Sept. 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. exercise... — Updated 9/16/2017


School menus - Sept. 17

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Oriental chicken, rice, garden salad, mini carrots w/ranch, seasonal fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on bun,... — Updated 9/16/2017


Events calendar - Sept. 17

Tuesday • Science Museum Family Night — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Clovis Community College’s Interactive Science Museum, 500 Trades Road east of main campus off of Seventh Street. Admission: Free. Information: 575-769-4909 • Books... — Updated 9/16/2017


Meetings calendar - Sept. 17

Monday • Clovis Schools Board — 5:30 p.m. at 1009 Main Street. Special meeting. Information: 575-769-4320 Tuesday • Clovis Master Water Assurance Plan District 4 meeting — 6 p.m. at Kingswood Methodist Church gym, 2600 Nort... — Updated 9/16/2017


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