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Friday DJ — The End Zone. Social Hour — 4:30-6:30 p.m., The Landing. Free hors d’ oeuvres to Members First. Evening Dining — 5 – 8 p.m., The Landing. Steak and Crab legs. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 784-2853 for information. Arts and Crafts Show — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Farwell Community Center, 207 […]

Holiday special to native Italian

Anita Doberman Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were new and colorful, […]

Prosthetic legs don't slow runner

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Running 2,500 miles across the United States takes ambition, optimism, faith, perseverance, and for one man, two prosthetic legs. Marine veteran Gene Roberts, a Baltimore native, whose legs were taken from him during the Vietnam conflict, is running from Camp […]

Base tree lighting slated

Cannon Air Force Base Every year Cannon Air Force Base celebrates the beginning of the holiday season with the lighting of the base Christmas tree. This year’s event will be held at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 7 around the flagpole near the front gate of Cannon Air Force Base. The airmen and their families gather together […]

Cannon to improve security system

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Security is a necessity of any military installation, and with technology rapidly accelerating, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command has contracted for a survey of surveillance systems to look at different solutions for both Cannon and Hurlburt Field, Fla. Two […]

Two holidays better than one

Tonya Fennell I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday filled with family and good food. I know my family certainly did. We actually had two Thanksgiving meals this year. The first meal was with our new “military family” here at Cannon — the 73rd Special Operations AMXS. We ate fried turkey and watched as […]

Restaurant robbed at gunpoint

CNJ staff Ben’s Barbecue was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night as employees were closing the restaurant, according to police. A masked male suspect took more than $1,000 in cash contained in two deposit bags, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Around 9 p.m. a female employee was in the back of the restaurant, located at […]

Quay school official announces candidacy

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Dennis J. Roch, assistant superintendent for Tucumcari schools, has announced his candidacy for the District 67 state representative position. Roch’s announcement Friday was made jointly with District 67 incumbent, Republican Brian Moore of Clayton, who said he would not seek re-election. Moore’s term expires December 2008. “I think he’s […]

Cotton harvest slim

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bernadino Quisadas of Farwell inspects the gin stamp Wednesday at Farwell Gin Co. Quisadas is removing any debris from the stamp, which can be a fire hazard. By Kevin Wilson Christmastime isn’t quite as white this year as it usually is for West Texas cotton ginners. The holiday season coincides […]

Contractor gave generously

By Tonya Fennell Mike Landgraf was a big man with an even bigger heart. Landgraf died Wednesday in Clovis. He was 63. His family and friends remember him as a stern but fair man who was extremely generous. And that philanthropic spirit was most evident in the large sums of money Landgraf donated to the […]

Nov. 30, 2007 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. A” Household members: 6 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. A’s” hours at work are too short to cover Christmas expenses. Her husband’s paycheck is used toward other bills. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts under the tree at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes juniors 10-12, 14-16 and 16-18. […]

Clear boundaries not slavery but freedom

By Judy Brandon I must be very naïve. If most of the people live like the dysfunctional guests on daytime televisions talk shows, then I am really not in touch with how most of America thinks and lives. The strange is has become the norm on these shows. The live audiences on these various shows […]

Nov. 30, 2007 Passing Through

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Dennis Marsh By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Who: Dennis Marsh Hometown: Hollis, Okla. Traveling to: Heading home after visiting a dairy near Clovis. Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s a beautiful town, nice little town. A little congested, but good.”

Nov. 30, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 23 through Wednesday: —Terry Hernandez, 30, to Melissa Renee Duran, 22, both of Clovis —William Louis Richter, 64, to Hazel Marie Cole, 59, both of Clovis —Anthony Arthur Apodaca, 24, to Kimberly Ann Anaya, 23, both of Clovis —J. Jesus Mendoza, 25, to Dawna […]

Dec. 7, 1949

A proposal to stage the Curry County Fair at the Clovis Air Terminal was under consideration by the county commissioners following a meeting with D.J. McIsaac, terminal manager. … More than 120 people attended the Clovis Quarterback Club’s football appreciation dinner at the Colonial Club. … Children’s cowboy boots could be purchased for $3.99 at […]

Dec. 6, 1924

At a meeting of superintendents and principals of high schools in the county, resolutions were adopted for formulating a schedule for basketball. … Various organizations in Clovis were assisting in raising funds for the installation of curtains at the high school. … City Drug Co., claimed to have “The Gifts From Every Land.”

Dec. 4, 1951

Police Patrolman W. Coburn was stabbed with a butcher knife after attempting to arrest a man at 112 Calhoun. He was reported to be “past immediate danger” by his physician. … The American Business Club launched its second annual Christmas Drive on behalf of underprivileged children, ABC President J.D. McClintock reported. … Folger’s Coffee claimed […]

Dec. 3, 1965

The Clovis News-Journal reported the Clovis Wildcats beat the Palo Duro Dons 75-53 at a basketball game in Amarillo. … Final preparations were being made for the Little Miss Sno-Flake and Sno Queen Pageants to be held at the Holiday Inn. … For the second time in recent weeks, the Clovis Police Department reported no […]

Dec. 1, 1945

C.V. Bridges, chairman of the Curry County Commission, reported the county had received its second road grader. … An Associated Press dispatch stated that $221,000 had been allotted by the Federal Public Housing Authority for a public housing project in Clovis. … First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Clovis, 116 E. 14th St., advised […]

Some laws just begging to be broken

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Have you ever thought, “There ought to be a law against that?” Like when people follow you too closely in their shopping carts at Wal-Mart or when they raise Pittsburgh Steelers flags here in Cowboys Country? There are no laws against being stupid or annoying, unless you count excessive telemarketing, […]