Officials avoiding ‘black’ Friday

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis animal control officials do not allow the adoption of black cats near Halloween to prevent abuse. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Black cats in Clovis get a holiday too. Animal Control Supervisor Louisa Maestas said black cats are not available for adoption until Monday, after Halloween has passed. […]

First Person: Bingo is her game-o

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Glenda Null finds joy in ovolunteering for local seniors. Glenda Null, 54, calls bingo at a senior residence center, Dumpster dives for clothes to donate and makes rounds to homes of the elderly that are unable to leave their homes. She turned to volunteering after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid […]

Oct. 31, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 23 through Wednesday: • Nathan J. Schuler, 25, to Heather Rae Sherven, 24, both of Clovis • Georgdan Jermaine Wilson, 21, of Lubbock, to Kilani Crystal Walker, 24, of Clovis • Logan Jude Duplechain, 23, to Veronica Natasha Loera, 22, both of Clovis • […]

Oct. 31, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. Oct. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Mabry Drive for a larceny report. A manager said when he arrived at work he discovered a customer’s vehicle sitting on the ground with its tires […]

Readers have say in upcoming vote

• Editor’s note: The deadline has passed for submitting letters to the editor related to Tuesday’s election. Consider candidates’ stances on issues The election is near and many are trying to decide who to believe, and which way to choose the next president. There are clear differences between the candidates’ positions based on what they […]

Sen. Stevens’ conviction hurts waning GOP

Freedom New Mexico Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens’ conviction Monday on all seven federal corruption charges is being viewed in terms of the Nov. 4 general election, which is understandable given that the nation is in the final week of a long and grueling presidential race. From that horse-race perspective, it’s obvious this is more bad […]

Oct. 31, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin was hanged in effigy in a Halloween display in West Hollywood. The law varies. If a gay gets hanged it’s a hate crime, if a black gets hanged it’s a federal crime, if an Arab gets hanged, it means he was cleared of having weapons of […]

Casting your vote only half of work

Freedom New Mexico We get up early, take time off work or set out after we’ve punched the clock. We stand in line. Soon after that — depending on the line, of course — the big moment arrives. But getting to the voting booth is only half the story. Once we’re there, things truly get […]

Residents weigh in on election

• Editor’s note: The deadline has passed for submitting letters to the editor related to Tuesday’s election.

Oct. 30, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech at an outdoor rally in a Philadelphia suburb during a thunderstorm Tuesday. Lightning bolts literally flashed across the sky as he spoke. God just did the math and realized his taxes are going up. • The L.A. Times refused to release video […]

Farmers: Weather great for peanut harvest

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Kenneth Cox dumps a load of freshly harvested peanuts into a trailer Wednesday evening southeast of Dora. Cox said the crop is average this year. He expects to be done harvesting in about three days. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico This summer’s weather has had an effect on the […]

Broadway music set for civic center

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Courtesy photo David Geist, Broadway pianist, will bring Broadway to Clovis Nov. 8. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series is bringing Broadway to Clovis at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. at the Clovis Civic Center. David Geist, veteran pianist, will perform a medley of Broadway’s greatest hits with guest singer Kendra Lyons. Geist […]

Students broaden intelligence with fair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mesa Elementary School sixth grader Helena Shepard dusts a can for a fingerprint during the Multiple Intelligences Festival at Mesa Elementary School. To view more photos from the festival, visit fnm.mycapture.com. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer In one day, the students of Mesa Elementary School watched a fiddler fiddle, […]

Texas representative visits base, community

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of a House committee that approves funding for the military said Wednesday that Cannon Air Force Base’s future as a special operations wing is secure because of unconventional forces such as al-Qaida. U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said special operations will remain the preferred way to take […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis High grad writes book on St. Paul’s teachings

Joseph Durepos said his wife’s nudge to keep him awake at church a year ago motivated him to write an inspirational book based on the teachings of St. Paul.

Public safety stressed for holiday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Local law enforcement is preparing for Halloween and will be out in force Friday night. City and county plans to conduct DWI saturation patrols. “(Residents) will definitely see more officers than normal,” Capt. Patrick Whitney said, explaining the patrol will be from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. “We strongly […]

Oct. 30, 2008 Education Digest

School releases book fair figuresCameo Elementary School’s fall book fair raised $2,885, according the school’s librarian Patricia Archibeque.The school keeps 25 percent of the funds, which will be used to buy books for the library.The remaining funds return to Scholastic Books, the sponsor of the fair. Museum hosting Italian exhibitThe Museum of Texas Tech University […]

Oct. 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 p.m. Oct. 21 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Prince Street for a fraud report. A clerk said a male purchased a popcorn ball with a roll of quarters worth $10 and she gave him […]

Third-ranked Lady Buffs sweep past Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Nicole Vanderploeg passes the ball during the third game of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player […]

Local candidates take part in forum

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer They spoke in favor of bridges, against domestic partnerships and cleared the air about potential conflicts of interest. County and state candidates in the Nov. 4 general election filled the airwaves of KTQM at Tuesday’s political forum, held at the KTQM studio. The forum, which ran approximately 2 hours, […]