Feb. 1, 2009 Engagements

Chisum-Morgan Rex and Kim Chisum of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Whitney Chisum, to Joseph Morgan, both of Albuquerque. He is the son of Jody Morgan and the late Ray Morgan of Lovington. The couple will exchange vows on July 18, 2009. The bride-elect is a graduate of the University […]

Comic strips paved path for heroes

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. The first part ran in the Jan. 25 Clovis News Journal. The forerunner of the comic book was of course comic strips. Comic strips have been around as early as 1896. The first “comic book” was a collection of comic […]

Children need to find own path

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ Columnist My oldest daughter, age eight, is beginning to show concerns about what other people think of her. She asks me if a skirt looks nice or if her hair resembles the other girls’ in her swimming class. I see her eyes furtively checking out her friends’ attires and shoes before […]

TV stars could use dose of reality

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Speculative fiction writer Harlan Ellison, during the 1960s, coined the phrase “glass teat” for the television set. Since Ellison is still alive and working, I wonder what his take is on cable’s limitless channels. Or what would be the opinion of educator and philosopher Marshall McLuhan, who said “The medium […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Weddings

Pair-Williard Mitsi Pair and Joshua Willard, both of Austin, were joined in marriage Dec. 31, 2008, at Chateau Bellevue in Austin. Ryan Strebeck performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Morris and Marci Pair both of Clyde, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Layton and Melba Holt both of Mabank, Texas. The […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Club Notes

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Jan. 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 12 members present. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. June Phillips read “Wash Day.” Dorothy Bean gave the treasurer’s report. The club by-laws were gone over and changes were discussed with the group approving the changes. A domino […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Births

Bare-Williamson Collin Ray Bare-Williamson and Valerie Nicole Bare-Williamson were born Dec. 19, 2008, at University Medical Center in Lubbock to Dustin Bare-Williamson and Samantha Dropps, both of Portales. Collin weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Valerie weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Alan and Mary Ann Dropps of Clovis and Rosalee Williamson of Portales and […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Community Calendar

Activities Parenting Group — Meets 10 a.m. first Friday of each month at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9027 Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and fourth […]

Feb. 1, 2009 School Menus

Feb. 1, 2009 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cat in a Sapphire Slipper: A Midnight Louie Mystery by Carole Douglas begins as Temple Barr’s aunt plans a Las Vegas wedding to a reputed ex-mobster with a heart of gold, but after the whole wedding party is kidnapped, feline detective Midnight Louie […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Senior Happenings

Buddy, we had no idea

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Buddy Holly is commemorated in the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum in the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce, which opened in Sept. 2008. By David Stevens: FNM Editor Clovis never knew Buddy Holly. Fifty years after his death, Holly’s fame is a foundation for the […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. Jan. 17 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of north Walnut Street. A man said someone knocked on his door and when he asked who it was, all they would say was “me”. When he […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Dispositions

The following criminal cases were recently closed through the 9th Judicial District Court. To view individual cases, visit http://www.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/app and search by case number.Searches can also be conducted using last name, first name and by comparing the case number to the search returns.Under the “Register of Actions Activity” section of each case, activity is listed […]

Businesses see shoplifting spike

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Fuzhou’s Chinese Buffet Manager Fang Pin Huang was injured and has bandages on her head and hands after she chased a group of teens who ran out without paying last Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer She was frustrated and angry when she grabbed onto the car door. She […]

Court rights should apply to immigrants, too

Freedom New Mexico Former attorney general Michael Mukasey made a grievous error when he ruled that immigrants have no recourse regarding errors made in their cases. In one of the last acts of the Bush administration, Mukasey ruled that immigrants don’t have the right to have their deportation cases reopened because they had poor legal […]

Verdict on Bush: He made us safer

I have been waiting several days now for someone to write a response to the letter from Kirby Rowan that appeared in your paper on Jan 18. Since no one has, I will. What prompted me to get off dead center was the shabby treatment by the liberals present as President Bush boarded his helicopter […]

Victim program receives grant

CNJ staff The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. The money, which comes from the Office for Victims of Crime, will be used to support activities hosted by the Victim Impact Program during National Crime Victim’s […]

Chamber honors best of 2008

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ernie Kos places a cowboy hat on past president Terry Moberly’s head. Kos recognized each of the past presidents at the Chamber’s annual banquet Friday with a cowboy hat. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis and Curry County Chamber […]

Jan. 31 Legislative Tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 49