11/30 Letters to the editor

Law officers deserve better pay Many jobs come with stress. Sometimes these jobs cause severe family problems, alcoholism, drug problems, divorces, and abuses of all kinds. One of our most stressful jobs is that of law officer — a job with few thank-yous that produces old men and women before their time. Most citizens wouldn’t […]

Black Friday rush just too much

By Karl Terry: Local Columnist It comes once a year and they call it Black Friday. Somehow I’ve managed to avoid the full measure of this annual spectacle — until this year. After purposely planning to purchase a new television with our

Obama’s choice of experience could be worse

Freedom New Mexico We can resist some but not all of the temptation to note that President-elect Barack Obama has put a lot of Clinton retreads on his economic team. This from a man who ran on vague promises of change. Of course, it’s not surprising. Now that he faces the prospect of actually governing […]

Clovis shoppers spending less during the holidays

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte David Stepanek, of Del Rio, Texas, said he was visting relatives in Clovis as he was shopping for video games at Game Stop at the North Plains Mall. He said the economic downturn and the credit crunch has him shopping for deals and paying with cash. Gabriel Monte Jeremy and […]

Nov. 30, 2008 Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcies for Curry County were filed last week in Roswell:• Amber Nicole Padilla, Chapter 7, Nov. 24• Roy Lee Burnett and Dixi Sue Burnett, Chapter 13, Nov. 26

Family-owned La Hacienda restaurant closing after 33 years

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Owners of the La Hacienda on North Avenue K posted notices on Thursday of the restraurant’s closing after opening more than 30 years ago. Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Today will be the last day of business for a 33-year-old Portales restaurant. The family-owned and operated La Hacienda is closing […]

Self-less occupation

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Courtesy Self By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Jack Self has put his heart into serving at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home for 50 years. He said he was driven by the “satisfaction of seeing children grow up and make citizens of themselves and knowing that they’re assets to their community now instead of […]

Nov. 30, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” is very ill and is struggling with money. Her holiday hopes: To give her kids a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 8. Boys pants sizes 7-8. Boys shoe sizes 1. Girls shirt sizes 3T and 24 months. Girls pants sizes […]

Police say pursuits dangerous, necessary

Sharna Johnson One recent police pursuit ended in the death of a 25-year-old Portales man. Another pursuit ended in the shooting of a Clovis man who led Texas police on an hour-long chase through Curry County. Police officials say the decision to pursue suspects is largely based on public safety. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller […]

Nov. 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. Nov. 18 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street for a report of threats. A woman said she was at the school to pick up her son and was waiting in a line […]

Dec. 1, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Tiger Woods lost his $7 million endorsement deal with General Motors last week. He’ll recover. Within hours the Treasury Secretary offered Tiger Woods a $25 billion bailout if he would agree to a cut in salary and no bonus. • Thanksgiving Day had a huge spike in highway […]

Eldorado eliminates Clovis

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eldorado held off Clovis 10-7 in Saturday’s Class 5A state semifinal game at Wilson Stadium. Arvin Day connected with Orrin Sears for a 14-yard touchdown pass and Jason Day added a 25-yard field goal to give Eldorado 10-0 halftime lead. Scott McMath scored on a 2-yard run midway through the third […]

Without music, what else is left?

By Don McAlavy Albert Einstein was once asked what would happen if we ever had a nuclear holocaust. He thought for just a moment and replied: “There would be no music.” Music is a part of everyone’s life — and Clovis and our area has been blessed by the amount of musical talent that has […]

Thanks, for many reasons

By Anita Doberman Tis’ the season to be jolly, and to count our blessings. Here, in no particular order of importance, are the ‘real’ important things I am thankful for.

Christmas levels playing field

By Clyde Davis I did one of those things which I had sworn that I would never do. No, not one of those really bad things, as you may be thinking. It was, however, something which compromised or moved my principles. Perhaps I should say, what I thought were my principles. For truthfully, I’m not […]

11/30 Engagements

Gibbs-Burns Dr. Jim and Claudia Gibbs of Canyon and Kathy Gibbs of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Gibbs of Lubbock, to Kevin Burns of Clovis. He is the son of Michael and Peggy Burns of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 4, 2009, at Hidden Falls Ranch in […]

11/30 Anniversaries

Donahey Bobby Jack and Donna Lea Castle-Donahey of Texico will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. The couple was married Nov. 30, 1968, in Clovis. They have two children and the grandchildren. He is a farmer. She is a retired banker.

11/30 Senior happenings

11/30 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pie, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Cheesy nachos, salsa, Spanish rice, green beans and chilled fruit.Tuesday: Breakfast — Oatmeal or cinnamon toast, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Pork rib on a bun, glazed carrots, Jell-O and a fruit cup.Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage, cereal […]

11/29 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. L Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: All three of “Ms. L’s” kids have their birthday in December. It’s hard for her to afford both birthday and Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: To be able to give her kids birthday and Christmas presents. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 12 regular and […]