11-25 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm by Michael Ableman was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Charles Novotny. The remarkable story of one farm’s struggle for survival focuses on Fairview Gardens, a once-rural farm in a vast checkerboard of […]

Up to 4 inches of snow expected

This morning’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 freezing winds with temperatures in […]

Shoppers brave snowy weather

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Obed S. Favela, 10-months-old, waits for his father Saul Favela to shop at Journeys in North Plains Mall Friday morning. Favela said his son was already up at 4 a.m. so going shopping was no big deal. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Scores of Clovis residents bundled up Friday […]

Return policy dampens viewer’s joy

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The high shopping days of the holiday season have begun. With all of this stuff made in China and by giant corporations I found out that old saying of “Let the buyer beware” applies more now than ever. Let me tell you the story of a DVD box set, an […]

Many reasons to say thanks

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers The Thanksgiving turkey has turned into the day-after-Thanksgiving-green-chile-turkey-enchiladas. Yum! But just because we’re feasting on leftovers today doesn’t mean I’m offering leftover thanks from yesterday. Thanksgiving should continue, or at least it should begin anew, and be a year-round process. This is not gobbledygook. I truly intend to give constant […]

Academy won’t fix government worker shortage

Freedom New Mexico The big brains were meeting at Princeton earlier this month, mulling strategies for getting more of America’s best and brightest to choose government service as a career. We didn’t attend, so we can’t be sure our thoughts on the subject weren’t touched on, but one solution seems obvious enough to us: remove […]

Nov. 23, 2007 Religion Calendar

Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Women of Hope — 10-11 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Christian support group for women seeking spiritual growth. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, […]

Nov. 23, 2007 Religion Digest

Healing hour held on Main Street Beginning at the 11 a.m. service on Wednesday, St James’ Church, 1117 N. Main St., will be holding a public service of healing hour during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, to continue every fourth Wednesday of each month. Information: 763-4638.

Nov. 23, 2007 Amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboards, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes. amos gives thanks boss i don t know how life in downtown whoville might be around thanksgiving but life in bugtussle — the underground […]

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 […]