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Area stores find shoplifting at normal rate

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Shane Nichols, assistant manager at Russell’s Super Save in Portales, points to one of many different medicine items that shoplifters steal from stores. By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The recession may have shoplifting on the rise nationally, but this holiday season Clovis and Portales appear to be bucking the trend. […]

Year in review: Clovis selects first female mayor

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo After being elected mayor in March, Gayla Brumfield said she was “excited and speechless, which is unusual for her.” By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The biggest indication that 2008 would be a year of change for Clovis was an event that happened with plenty left on 2007’s calendar year. […]

Rodeo royalty

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Wilma Fulgham displays the key to the city she was award by the city commission in honor of her selection to the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame. She is wearing the Stetson hat she earned as New Mexico state fair queen in 1950. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Locally, […]

Nearly free boots survive the years

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Let’s see, how long have I worn those boots of mine? Well, the first boots I bought at Joe’s Boot Shop was when he was in Muleshoe. Joe used to live out in the country southwest of town and made boots at his farm-ranch for customers that found out that […]

Souls require feeding

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I wasn’t very good about feeding my soul. I was great at feeling badly about my contradictions and doubts. My path to faith, which is more often than not ridden with questions, wasn’t easy. Whose is? Let’s just say that my favorite apostle is without a doubt, no pun intended, […]

I have seen the light(s)

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Keiko Ohnuma. I wouldn’t know her if she rang my front door bell. But, judging from the article in the January New Mexico magazine, we oughtn’t to be total strangers. Her description of snowshoeing by moonlight in the Sangre de Cristos tells me of someone who loves the winter night. […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Weddings

Orr-Perez Tonya Orr of Kersey and Kyle Perez of Nara Vista were joined in marriage June 14, 2008 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyo. Rev. Matt Blackford performed the simple ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Clair and Deborah Orr of Kersey. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn Kautz of Sterling, Colo. […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The Mercedes Coffin by Faye Kellerman sends LAPD detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus racing through a dangerous urban world as a cold case turns red hot and threatens to consume everyone it touches. Beyond the Mommy Years: How to Live […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Honors

Kansas State University More than 5,000 Kansas State University students have been awarded academic scholarships for the 2008-2009 school year. In all, students received nearly $14.8 million in scholarships. Kansas State students receiving scholarships totaling more than $1,000 include: Clovis: Cory Alexander Young, M.A. Durland Scholarship and Engineering Scholarship and Honors Scholarship Portales: Caroline Anne […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Senior Happenings

Winter driving key: Slow down

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MCT Photo New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said accident numbers increase significantly during the winter months when inclement weather hits. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer he key to traveling safely in a winter weather is slowing down. New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said drivers don’t realize that slick roads require […]

Tucumcari man “very, very lucky” to survive train accident

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by […]

Mayor’s New Year’s Eve ball coming up

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ Staff Writer This New Year’s Eve is a black tie affair for Clovis at the Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Ball.