Gabriel’s Garden partnering with Matt 25

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Volunteer Lori Brunsen picks peas Thursday at Gabriel’s Garden near Cannon Air Force Base. Brunsen and project organizer Lori Yanez said they need more volunteers to keep the community garden going. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gabriel’s Garden is growing partners in the community on its way toward offering […]

Weekly update —

Political group pushing middle school petition A local political group is pushing the latest school debate up a grade or two. The High Plains Patriots are circulating a petition asking the Clovis Municipal Schools board of education to rethink the site chosen for the new middle school. The site chosen is more than a mile […]

Officials at odds on necessity of expanding sewer line

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo All of the sewer lines in Clovis flow to the Waste Water Treatment Plant southeast of Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis has its own version of the chicken or the egg dilemma. Is Clovis’ west side not expanding because of limited sewer capacity or is there limited […]

Heat, publicity boost pool attendance

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Lifeguard Kelsey Britt, right, watches over the pool at the Clovis Aquatic Center during Saturday afternoon’s open swim. Britt is one of 12 lifeguards employed by the city. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. during weekdays for various activities, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. […]

Better Business Bureau warning of phone scam

CNJ staff The Better Business Bureau in Albuquerque is warning of a phone scam in which callers from Jamaica tell people they have won a prize and need to pay fees to claim it. According to a release from the bureau, the caller identification systems show an 876 area code and the callers have Jamaican […]

Custom Classic upgrades, but legacy remains

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CNJ Photo: Kevin Wilson Sabrina Gutierrez of S.O.S. Softball offers a pitch during Friday’s women’s recreation game at the Plateau Wireless Custom Classic. The tournament includes 125 teams and is in its 27th run. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Roger Jackson remembers when he and staff would do Custom Classic brackets by hand, cutting […]

On the shelves — June 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library • “So Stressed: The Ultimate Stress-Relief Plan for Women” by Stephanie McClellan explains how to identify the emotional triggers unique to your personality, how to heal the destructive effects of stress on your body, and how to prevent disease, build resilience, and regain your peace of […]

Eastwoods braved empty New Mexico territory

Don McAlavy Nick and Maggie Eastwood were Pug Eastwood’s parents. Nick was Johnny Eastwood’s grandfather. Nick was a nickname. His real name was Emerson Ethridge Eastwood and he married Margaret Lorane (Maggie) Witherspoon on Feb. 28, 1887. They had eloped and were married on the Gulf Santa Fe train between Midlothian and Fort Worth, Texas. […]

Birthday — June 27

Lorenz [image #1, align= right, size= medium] Elizabeth Lorenz of Clovis will celebrate her 95th birthday at 2 p.m. on July 27 at 321 W. Christopher in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by her family. Elizabeth Lorenz was born June 28, 1915, in Fayette County, Texas. She has eight children, 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren […]

Honors — June 27

Jimenez Jeannette Jimenez of Portales made the Dean’s List and the Honor Roll in her second term of study at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. Richardson Lori Dawn Richardson of Texico has been accepted into the Professional Veterinary Medical program at Colorado State University for the fall 2010 term.

Weddings — June 27

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Montiel [image #2, align= right, size= medium] Hannah Montiel of Portales and John A. Montiel of Portales were joined in marriage May 23, 2010 at The Memorial Building. The Rev. Brad Morgan performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cynthia and Mike Etchepareborde of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Elvin T. […]

Floor finishes featured on show

Information on floor finishes, preparing 100-calorie snacks and making “upcycled” jewelry will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Decorators and authors Edie Van Breems and Rhonda Eleish will show how to achieve a light floor finish by pickling or applying a lime wax, which is reminiscent of […]

Engagements — June 27

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Anthony-Gillard [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Alton and Debbie Anthony of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessicka Anthony of Clovis, to Andrew Gilliard, of Clovis, son of Troy and Tonia Gilliard of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4:30 p.m. July 3, 2010, at Sunken Garden in Hillcrest Park. The […]

Club notes — June 27

Clovis Quilters club The Clovis Quilters met June 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 13 members attending and welcomed new member Margie Truelock. Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. The group decided to skip the July meeting since vacation Bible school is that week at the church. Amy Armenta announced that the group has […]

Oil spill effects cast wide ripple

Clyde Davis “JB & Friends: Live from the Gulf Coast!” You can watch the show LIVE on CMT, or listen on Radio Margaritaville. To demonstrate support for the people, businesses and culture of the Gulf Coast, CMT will telecast a free musical celebration live from the beach at Gulf Shores, Ala. CMT Presents Jimmy Buffett […]

Facebook fad time waster

Karl Terry Maybe I’m a little late to the party but this week I finally dipped my toes in this Facebook fad that’s ongoing. I called a lot of other communication technologies fads too. There was the cell phone, CB radios, land line phones, telegraph, smoke signals and cave wall pictographs. None of them lasted […]

Our people: Good to be King

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Courtesy photo King was a Maypole Queen Attendant in 1971. Bio • Name: Sharon King • Birthday: December 23, 1953 • Hometown: Portales • Profession: Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director and Portales mayor

Disposal dilemma

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker An 80-ton trash compactor flattens a load of garbage into the Clovis landfill Friday. The City of Portales has been hauling it’s trash to Clovis for at least five years, according to Portales City Manager Tom Howell. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico The City of Portales has been trucking […]

Ham radio operators gather for mock emergency

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Jeff Hardy points out what could be bad incoming weather moving into Clovis/Curry County on Wilhite Road. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock emergency Saturday and Sunday […]

Loss of tree means gain of treehouse

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House gave me some bad news the other day: Our friendly shade tree has to come down. The tree’s roots are diving big-time into the family garden. This would explain why the tree had rocketed up in just a few short years. There’s lots of tasty […]