Safety important in Cyber Monday online shopping

CNJ staff Instead of waking up in the early hours of the morning on Black Friday to fight the mobs, shoppers can take their business online Monday. Retailers, such as Sears and Barnes and Noble, will offer promotions Monday geared toward anyone with a credit or charge card and access to the Internet, according to […]

Ready, set, dodge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico junior Laiken Crist dodges a fast ball Saturday during the third annual Turkeybrawl Dodgeball Tournament at Texico School’s gym. Her team, called Who’s Next, brought three years of experience to the dodgeball court. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Orange, red, yellow and purple rubber balls flew across Texico […]

Nov. 25 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. W” Household members: Seven Children: Six Special circumstances: “Ms. W” is out of work for medical reasons and is trying to support six children. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have presents on Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size small. Girls pants size 6-slim. Girls shoe size 1 1/2. Toys list: […]

Limited amnesty offered on outstanding warrants

CNJ staff Limited amnesty will be offered in December to people with outstanding bench warrants in Curry and Roosevelt County magistrate courts, according to court officials. With approximately 2,500 outstanding bench warrants in Curry County alone, some dating back to 1982, the courts are hoping to reduce the backlog by offering people a chance to […]

Nov. 25 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 1 p.m. Nov. 15 an officer responded to a school in the 1400 block of Cameo Street for a student with a weapon. A school administrator said the boy had been brought to the office to be searched […]

Empty Stocking fund helps those down on luck

By Freedom New Mexico The Empty Stocking Fund, a joint effort of this newspaper and the local Salvation Army, kicked off its annual campaign on Friday. For the next month, we will tell you stories about area residents whose lives are more challenging than most. One woman is out of work because of her health, […]

Zias commit 30 turnovers in loss to Roadrunners

Freedom New Mexico DENVER — Metro State’s pressure defense harassed Eastern New Mexico University’s women into 30 turnovers Friday and the Roadrunners posted a 70-61 win over the Zias in Metro’s Thanksgiving Classic. Senior guard Ashley Mickens scored 21 points and junior forward Cassondra Bratton added 15 at Metro State (2-1) overcame an early 14-6 […]

Colorado Mines notches victory over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior guard Kyle Pape scored 17 points and Colorado School of Mines got 46 points from its bench Friday night to pull away to a 77-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men. Mines (2-1) shot 58 percent from the field, including 11-of-17 from 3-point range, and took the […]

One stuffed solution

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson James Laljer covered his 1974 Ford LTD with stuffed animals so his wife could find it in parking lots. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Everywhere he goes, people gawk and take pictures of his car. But James “Woodstock” Laljer didn’t cover his 1974 Ford LTD with stuffed animals to […]

More wintry weather coming

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Friday’s snowfall was just the beginning of a wintry weekend, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday, 1 to 4 inches of snow are expected fall in Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties with similar conditions expected through the Texas Panhandle. Residents on Friday woke to flurries and […]

CCC vice president appointed to library committee

CNJ staff SANTA FE — David L. Caffey, vice president for Institutional Effectiveness at Clovis Community College, has been appointed by the governor to the New Mexico State Library Commission, according to a state press release. Caffey has also worked for The University of New Mexico as director of the Harwood Foundation in Taos and […]

Nov. 24, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. P” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. P” is raising her grandchildren and wants to be able to give them something nice for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have presents on Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size medium. Boys pants size 10. Boys shoe size 2. Girls […]

Holiday special for native Italian

By Anita Doberman: Columnist 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 […]

Memories define holiday season

By Clyde Davis: Columnist The other day, while doing some browse-shopping in our local chain bookstore, I came across two books to put on the “maybe” list. Complete scripts, or at least apparently complete, for “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “Miracle On 34th Street.” Since both rank high on my favorite blond’s list of touching […]

11-25 Births

McMath Kolten Ryan McMath was born Oct. 26, 2007, to Ryan and Nicole McMath of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed six pounds four ounces. He has one brother, Brennen, 21 months. Grandparents are Linda Pornak, Pat and Nancy Bishop, all of Clovis and Archie and Anne McMath, both of Portales. […]

11-25 Engagements

Cole-Richter Hazel Marie Cole and William “Bill” Richter, both of Clovis annnounce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will follow at the chapel in Faith Christian Family Church. She is the owner of All About Town Interiors. […]

11-25 Honors

Kansas State University Kansas State University awarded the Legacy Award Scholarship to William David Greig of Clovis and the Denison Scholarship to Caroline Anne Knudson of Portales, according to a KSU news release.

11-25 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Waffles, graham crackers, juice and milk. Lunch — Beefy macaroni, green beans, peaches, whole wheat roll and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll, juice and milk. Lunch — Pig in a blanket, potato patty, steamed broccoli, fruited Jell-O and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage burrito, cinnamon applesauce, juice and milk. […]

11-25 Anniversary

Shiplet Lem and Josephine Shiplet of Clovis and formerly of San Jon will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007. A celebration will be held at a later date to be announced by their sons and wives. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1937, in Santa Rosa. They have two children, four […]

11-25 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., recreational money bingo; 2 p.m., refreshments. Wednesday: […]