Black Friday sales steady


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bob Standridge, store manager of North Plains Mall’s RadioShack, and his staff help customers Friday. By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield

Police: Victim died of single gunshot wound

CNJ staff A Honduran national killed Tuesday in Texico during a robbery attempt died of a single gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the information is based on an autopsy performed by the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque. No arrests have been made […]

Nov. 28 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s non-denominational Bible class — 9:30 a.m.-10:15, a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher: Don Reid. Morning worship — 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. Clovis Landmark Missionary Baptist […]

Hand life’s worries over to Christ

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The CEO of a famous company spoke at a church in another city last Sunday. The gentleman was a skilled business leader, a husband, father, and a dedicated Christian. His words were forwarded to me by a person who attends that church. Here is basically what he said: “This week […]

a view from under the pew: the lost story of thanksgiving

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the lost story of thanksgiving with the full realization thatthanksgiving was just celebratedboss i thought it intriguing that […]

Volunteers make annual dinner possible


CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Amber Lease, left, and Kevin Lamere, right, spent Thursday afternoon cleaning up after a Thanksgiving meal at the Lighthouse Mission kitchen. Lamere said he wanted to do something different on Thanksgiving so he called up the mission to volunteer. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Kevin Lamere, 27, said he […]

Nov. 28 Empty Stocking: Ms. S

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” husband is injured and will be out of work for several weeks and she can’t find work to provide for her children during the holidays. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boy’s shirt sizes 7 […]

Nov. 28 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from November 20 through Wednesday: • Andrae Lamar Davis, 24, to Holly Renea Guzman, 24, both of Clovis • William Russell Martin, 29, to Crystal Ann Cichonskey, 19, both of Clovis • Issiah Louis Carter, 50, to Diane Caldwell, 59, both of Amarillo The following divorces […]

First person: Ringing in the season


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Downie spends much of her time volunteering for local charities. Kim Downie, 28, is studying psychology and sociology at Clovis Community College. When she’s not studying, taking care of her 7-year-old son Roy or spending time with her fiancee, Downie volunteers with local charities. Local lady: I moved to […]

Two words make huge difference

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist No one has to convince me of the power of words. So why am I so often surprised by the power of the two little words, “thank you,” as they lift the corners of my mouth and make my heart soar? It was 1992 when a good-hearted fellow named […]

One hurt in shooting

Families share Thanksgiving plans


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fern Acuff puts a homemade cherry pie in the oven Wednesday at her home in north Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melissa Carpenter’s family is starting a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. The men in her family are traveling to Dallas to attend the Dallas Cowboys game on […]

Participation in Empty Stocking program increases

CNJ staff As the holidays approach, many local families are experiencing financial crisis this year, according to Salvation Army Capt. Tammy Ray. Friday the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune will launch their annual Empty Stocking program in partnership with The Salvation Army. Every day until Christmas, a local family in need of assistance for […]

Education feature: Texico school renews vocational arts program


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico’s Lucas Walthers practices soldering with teacher Terry Whitener observing at Texico High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Texico High School is reviving its vocational arts program. For years, one teacher taught the vocational arts and was in charge of the Future Farmers of America and leadership programs. […]

Local recycling program proposed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city could establish a recycling program by early next year after Public Works Committee members approved during a Wednesday meeting a proposal for a program. The committee is recommending the proposal because it would free up space in the landfill, according to Public Works Director Clint Bunch. “It’s […]

ENMU jazz ensemble, brass choir hosting concert


Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico University brass choir and jazz ensemble will hold its inaugural combined concert on Wednesday. Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University brass choir and jazz ensemble will hold its inaugural combined concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. The concert is free and […]

Nov. 27 Education Digest

ENMU students displaying works Eastern New Mexico University fine arts students Tim Richardson and Edward Lowman will show their artwork in their show titled Edward and Tim’s superBFAntastic Show, according to a university news release. The show will be in the Golden Library in the Runnels Gallery Monday through Thursday, with a closing reception 3-5 […]

Nov. 27 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. Nov. 15 an officer responded to a report of a crash at Manana and Gidding Streets. Witnesses provided officers with a license plate number for one of the suspects and said two men on motorcycles left the area after […]

Designated driver program begins

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is launching its annual designated driver program on Thursday. Participating establishments that serve alcohol will give a gift package to volunteer designated drivers willing to sign a pledge card, according to a news release. Gift packs include a hat, shirt Coca-Cola products and Frito-Lay chips. The program will […]

Nov. 28, 2008

LA JOLLA–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Goldman Sachs mastermind Robert Rubin was reportedly paid $105 million by Citigroup Monday for his advice this past year. He steered the company onto the rocks. Somali pirates wear his image on a medal around their necks. • Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson announced yet another bailout plan […]