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Articles from the February 28, 2009 edition

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Hounds sweep Cameron with walk-off wins

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Seth Clabaugh covers first as Cameron’s Bucky Buxton leaps to safety during the fifth inning of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Field. Coming in on a seven-game losing streak, things...

 

Hounds sweep Cameron with walk-off wins

Freedom New Mexico Coming in on a seven-game losing streak, things suddenly turned around Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. The Greyhounds got strong pitching and timely hitting and pulled out a pair of walkoff wins at Gre... Full story

 

Zias' win streak snapped at seven

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s high-flying softball team got off to a fast start on Saturday. Then the Zias came crashing to earth. Texas Woman’s overcame an early 5-0 deficit to win the first game of...

 

Zias' win streak snapped at seven

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s high-flying softball team got off to a fast start on Saturday. Then the Zias came crashing to earth. Texas Woman’s overcame an early 5-0 deficit to win the first game of... Full story

 

Deputy fights animal cruelty

They approach her in stores or wherever they happen to see her, pointing out hidden atrocities tucked away in back yards and homes across the community. A rope snaking through a yard to an oversized...

 

Clovis man killed in railroad accident

YESO, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say a 56-year-old Clovis railroad worker was killed Saturday after falling off a rail car and being struck by another railcar that backed over him. State police say Gregory Blevins, a railroad worker for 20...

 

City council to vote on animal ordinance changes

Proposed changes in the animal ordinance top the agenda Tuesday for the Portales City Council. The ordinance is was revised by Portales Police Chief Jeff Gill. The council is seeking public comment on the changes. The council will also consider an...

 

Student's art flies high

A Portales Junior High School student who didn’t intend to take an art class has won third place in a national aviation art contest. The week of Feb. 15, seventh-grader Kristen Wagner received a letter from Gov. Bill Richardson informing her that... Full story

 

Community leaders to spend a day in another man's wheelchair

A group of Clovis community leaders will take a new set of wheels for a spin Friday when they take part in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Roll-On. The participants will spend a morning going to work, running errands and doing everything...

 

Striking back

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Animal neglect comes in many forms, including neglecting to address health risks or medical conditions, Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Erica Romero said as she...

 

Seniors jump the gun on jury duty exemption

Legislation that would allow citizens 70 and older to exempt from jury duty is causing a headache for court clerks who are fielding calls from seniors trying to invoke their age exemption. The problem is the bill is still pending and even if it is...

 

Law reducing paperwork approved

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 21 Penalizing paperwork: The House has approved a measure (HB367) that would reduce the amount of paperwork that state agencies can send to lawmakers. It puts some teeth into a current law that puts a...

 

March 1, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. Feb. 14 an officer responded to a residence in the 800 block of Stanton for a report of...

 

March 1, 2009 Bankruptcies

• Chris Ray Burkart and Brenda Lynne Burkart, Chapter 7, file date: 2/23/2009, Curry County • Alvie William McAfee and Freeda Vinell McAfee, Chapter 7, file date: 2/26/2009, Quay County...

 

Documentary on military life sheds light on community

The BBC is following me around this week filming my most interesting life of snot, poop, screaming kids -...

 

March 1, 2009 Court Dispositions

Feb. 16 • Zahra Bint-Bilal, 25, was found guilty of littering. Bint-Bilal was ordered to pay court cost, fines and fees. • Tennille Chee, 32, was found guilty of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs...

 

March 1, 2009 Court dispositions

The following criminal cases were recently closed through the 9th Judicial District Court. To view individual cases, visit http://www.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/app and search by case number. Searches can also be conducted using last name, first name...

 

March 1, 2009 Community calendar

Activities Parenting Group — Meets 10 a.m. first Friday of each month at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9027 Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session...

 

March 1, 2009 Honors

Duke University The following student was named to the dean's list or the dean's list with distinction at Duke University for the Fall 2008 semester. This student was among 2,313 students who achieved that honor. • Tyla Megan Fowler of Clovis. F...

 

March 1, 2009 Engagements

Cloe-Lucas Rick and Lena Cloe of Tahoka, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Krista Cloe of Lubbock, to Chris Lucas, of Lubbock, son of Riene Wyatt of Clovis and Daryl Lucas of Macksville, Kan. The couple will... Full story

 

March 1, 2009 Club notes

Curry County Extension Clubs The Curry County Extension Clubs leader training was held on Feb. 19 at the extension office. There were 12 members and two guests present. Home economist Glenda Belcher turned the meeting over to Gayla Jaquess from the... Full story

 

March 1, 2009 Library books

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of Mary, Queen of Scots, in a novel that combines all the suspense, passion, and political...

 

March 1, 2009 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Dance at Friendship Center. Please bring a cover dish. Monday:...

 

March 1, 2009 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Steakfingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Breakfast — Fruit turnover, cereal or toast, juice and...

 

Lyrics explain where words fail

[email protected] The year was 1986, and I hit the road early that morning, leaving northeastern Ohio for Columbus, the center of the state, and Ohio’s state capital. August and State Fair time, but this was only tangential to my reason for goi...

 

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