Jan. 4 Shopping with Tonya

Horizontal lines cut off the figure and make you appear shorter and wider than you are. Avoid tops and bottoms that are in high contrast. It is better to choose similar colors to create an elongated look. Happy shopping.

Jan. 2 Shopping with Tonya

Yankee candles make great gifts. Decription: Jar candles that come in a variety of sizes and scents including aloe vera and fresh linen. Cost: $22.99 for a 20 ounce jar candle. Where to purchase: Numerous stores in Clovis and Portales and at www.yankeecandle.com. Who would enjoy this gift: Anyone who enjoyes a scented office or […]

Jan. 1 Shopping with Tonya

It’s New Year’s Day, which means sales, sales and more sales. Now is the time to find leather jackets and cashmere sweaters marked down 50 percent or more. Almost all stores have their winter apparel on sale to make room for their spring fashion lines. So, stock up on basic pieces for next season.

Lubbock Christian bests Hounds

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Senior forward Bernardo Rocha scored five points in a 9-0 run that helped Lubbock Christian pull away to a 74-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Rocha shot 6-of-8 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line en route to a game-high 18 points, leading three […]

By the numbers — 2007 homicides and convictions

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis homicides • Emmett Salisbury, 36, died Jan. 8: Shot to death in a second-hand store he operated at 701 E. Grand Ave. Salisbury’s body was found by his partner the next day. He had been shot in the chest, police said. Police have said the investigation is still […]

Homicide numbers see drop in 2007

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CNJ file photo Stanley Bedford, right, talks to defense attorney Gary Mitchell in District Court in Albuquerque following the penalty phase. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County had its lowest number of homicides in seven years in 2007, according to state statistics. The two homicides in 2007 tied for the lowest homicides in […]

2007 Year in Review – November

Nov. 1: Clovis city commissioners agreed to give American Renewable Fuels 25 acres of land and a 15-year tax exemption in exchange for constructing an $80 million biodiesel plant at the city’s Industrial Park. Commissioner Randy Crowder opposed the plan, expressing concern about water conservation. Nov. 2: Petitions to support Sunday alcohol sales were available […]

New Year’s closings

In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, district and magistrate courts will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Clovis banks, credit unions, city personnel offices, Curry County offices, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Postal Service will be closed Tuesday. The North Plains Mall will close at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The Clovis […]

Minimum wage going up Jan. 1

Sarah Meyer, CNJ News editor New Mexico employees working at minimum wage jobs will get a 65-cent per hour pay raise Tuesday, but local business owners say the increase is likely to cause more problems than it solves. The state minimum wage jumps to $6.50 an hour beginning Tuesday from the current federal minimum wage […]

American Red Cross

Zia Service Center of the American Red Cross needs volunteers for its disaster action team (training provided), office/administrative volunteers, and health and safety volunteers (training provided). Nicole Thompson, 763-4129 or thompsonn@usa.redcross.org

Clovis Parks & Recreation Committee

City of Clovis Parks and Recreation Committee needs volunteers. The committee advises the city commission regarding parks and recreation activities. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.

Sundance Ranch Feline Sanctuary

The Sundance Ranch Feline Sanctuary welcomes volunteers to help care for cats and to help with other activities, including fundraising. The sanctuary is dedicated to the welfare of domestic cats and kittens. 985-0089 or sundancesanctuary.org

Max

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Name: Max About: Max is ten pounds of ferociousness, that is if you count barking at a trash can and the vaccuum as being ferocious. He loves snuggling up to people, licking them and ripping the legs off of all of his stuffed animals. He doesn’t enjoy wearing clothes or his cowboy boots that I […]

Aristotle and Peter Parker

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Names: Aristotle and Peter Parker, hermit crabs Story: Originally, there were Aristotle and Socrates. They were both small hermit crabs. Well, when hermit crabs need to grow, they bury themselves and molt. While molting, according to everything I’ve read, the old skin smells really good. (The crab is supposed to eat it after the molt […]

Sadie

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Name: Sadie About: Sadie is very cuddly and sleeps under the covers with her head on a pillow. Her favorite food is pumpkin. Maybe that’s why her fur is orange. Owner: Cortney Graham

Northern neighbors

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo The Lathrop Lady Malemutes relax in the Clovis High locker room after Thursday’s first round game in the Plateau Holiday Classic. The girls chatted about how nice the locker room at Clovis was compared to theirs in Fairbanks, Alaska. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Following the first game of […]

Sixth baby draws criticism

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist I had two miscarriages after my first daughter was born. Although they were early in the pregnancy, I felt a deep sense of loss and despair for the babies I lost, and it took me a long time to recover and move forward. I hated having to tell everyone that […]

Tumbleweed carried message to Texas

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist In the year of 1903 Tom Brown, a young man of about 22 years, boarded a train for New Mexico’s lonely prairies. Now Tom really did not know just where he was going or what he was going for. He had heard of the wild and woolly west, and something […]

Dec. 30, 2007 Anniversaries

Howard Marvin and Velmeta Howard of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2008. The couple was married Jan. 1, 1948. They have four children, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is a retired jeweler. She is a retired LPN. Hughes George C. and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, […]

Dec. 30, 2007 Engagements

Partin/Huddleston Jerry and Karla Partin of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Partin, of Portales, to Jeffery Huddleston of Clovis. He is the son of Wayne and Dana Huddleston of Katy, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Central Christian Church in Portales. The reception […]