Nov. 23, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: “Ms. D” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is a single mother who doesn’t make enough money to provide gifts for her children at Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have presents on Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size medium. Boys pants size 6. Boys […]

Nov. 23, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from November 15 through Wednesday: • Joe Robert Gonzales, 29, to Elenor Saucedo, 29, both of Clovis • Marlon Devon Small, 39, to Geraldine Patricia Lopez, 43, both of Clovis • Darky Noel Checo, 24, of Apo Ap, N.Y., to Tracey Orozco, 33, of Clovis • […]

In tribute: Former mayor joker, hunting hero

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer He was an Army veteran, a boxer, a butcher, a commissioner and a mayor. But Manford Turnbough was best remembered as a friend, father, husband and hunting hero. Turnbough, a former Texico mayor, died Oct. 12 in Lubbock. Born July 5, 1931 in Portales, Turnbough lived most of his […]

Experts: ‘Funny money’ easy to spot

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police Detective Sonny Smith holds a fake bill up to the light to look for its watermark. Real bills have a ghostlike image of the center portrait that appears in the right-hand segment, he said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It appears normal on first inspection but gets […]

Group fulfills holiday mission

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Nelda Ridgell came to the Lighthouse Mission Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner for the third year. “It’s a blessing,” she said. “First from God, second from (the mission).” By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Lighthouse Mission cooked up 38 turkeys and 20 gallons of green beans to feed 289 people […]

Increased holiday workload can be draining for plumbers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Garry Bonnett, a Denton Plumbing employee, works on a drain. Another local plumber says calls increase around the holidays, in part due to the number of people gathering together in homes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Stomachs aren’t the only things that get full after a holiday banquet. Holiday […]

Empty Stocking Fund kicks off Friday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Christmas approaches, local organizations are working to help families in need provide gifts for their children. The annual Empty Stocking Fund, a Salvation Army Christmas and Freedom New Mexico project, begins Friday. According to Capt. Tammy Ray of the Salvation Army, the Empty Stocking Fund provides families in […]

CCC students present award-winning production

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico A semester of rehearsing, coupled with a play powerful enough to solidify Director Christy Mendoza’s decision to have a career in theater, has led to an award-winning performance of “Buried Child” by Clovis Community College students. In a story ripe with symbolism, three generations of an American family and […]

Nov. 30, 1931

Dr. A.M. Curl, noted psychologist and astrologist, was speaking at the Lyceum in the first of a weeklong set of speaking engagements. … M.B. Kuntz, member of the area Boy Scout Council, was in charge of automobile toy pick-ups for the Clovis Scouts’ annual old-toy drive. … R.L. Jameson of Clovis reported to police that […]

Nov. 29, 1919

A resolution was passed by the Clovis City Council providing outlines curtailing electrical service due to a shortage of coal. … Clark Callicott accepted a position with Jernigan Jewelry Co. … Petticoats, ranging in price from $6.50 to $9 could be purchased at Kendall Dry Goods Co. … And Marilyn Acker Blair, a Clovis housewife, […]

Nov. 28, 1948

A one-room furnished apartment located at 320 Edwards could be rented for $5 a week. … Maytag washing machines, ranging in price from $134.95 to $189.95, could be purchased at the Maytag Electric Shop, 110 Main Street. … A slideshow featuring 57 color slides entitled “China’s Changing West” was scheduled to be shown at Trinity […]

Nov. 27, 1972

Two shotguns, ammunition, several hundred dollars and psychiatric drugs were stolen from the sheriff’s office and the mental health office inside the Curry County Courthouse. … Frank Brann, vice president and general manager of the Boyswear division of Levi Strauss and Co., told a Chamber of Commerce Banquet crowd that construction would soon begin on […]

Sweet potatoes part of Portales’ past

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The sweet potato has been a part of Thanksgiving fare for a long time. Sweet potatoes were also a part of the Roosevelt County agriculture scene for nearly a century. Sweet potato crops slowly died out in the 1970s and 1980s around Portales. Growers that are still around aren’t […]

Nov. 22 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 7 p.m. Nov. 10 an officer responded to a home in the 1200 block of Manana Street for a domestic battery. A woman said her former boyfriend came to her home and told her she had to move […]

Maintenance worker honored

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sharon Wilson of Clovis is the 2007 recipient of a Ben Lujan Award for public school maintenance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sharon Wilson thought an Albuquerque trip last week was part of a workshop for public school maintenance workers. Instead, Wilson was surprised to learn she was the […]

Nov. 26, 1980

Linda Ronstadt’s “Greatest Hits Vol. 2” or the Doors “Greatest Hits” albums or eight tracks could be purchased at Gibsons, 1200 W. 21st St., for $5.88. … Harvey Cleve Teague, former assistant city manager, filed a $250,000 federal suit against the city of Clovis, alleging he was fired without due process. … The Clovis Business […]

Fellowship core of past, present Thanksgivings

By Freedom New Mexico Today most Americans will gather for a celebration that has become an American tradition worthy of extension. Most of us experience more blessings than tribulation, especially in this country, and it is appropriate to give thanks for them (indeed, many traditions exhort us to give thanks for hard times as well). […]

Fort Sumner police officer arrested

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Fort Sumner police officer and his wife have been arrested on charges they conspired to take and trade a vehicle seized by the De Baca County Sheriff’s Department, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police. Robert Roybal and his wife MaryAnn Sanchez were arraigned Tuesday […]

What does God see when he looks at you?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist What do you think God sees when he looks at you? I didn’t ask what you think others see. I didn’t ask what you think you see when you look at yourself, but it’s an interesting question. We tend toward extremes. We might as well admit it. Most of […]

Zias record first win

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Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico Zias freshman Til-Lois Fifer (42) tries to get a shot past the defense of New Mexico Highlands’ Andrea Salas on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias beat NMHU in the home opener. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Leading by 20 at halftime, Eastern New Mexico University’s women […]