Creative Living: Fringe flower making tips featured on show

Information on making fringe flowers with an embroidery machine, using fabric flowers for brooches, headbands and more, and making easy handmade gifts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Designer and digitizer, Laura Waterfield, owner of Laura's Sewing Studio, says that fringe […]

Club notes – Dec. 23

Fairfield Extension Club Fairfield Extension Club meeting was called to order by President Martha Watkins at Cheyenne Meadows Nov. 9. Thanksgiving lunch was served by 12 members and one guest, Alyssa Tono. Amy Armenta showed her candle mats, Wanta Guenthe ear warmers and Murl Dennington Christmas ornaments. The club also met Dec. 14 at Cheyenne […]

Senior happenings – Dec. 23

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Closed for holiday. Tuesday: Closed for holiday. Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments Friday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. music jam Daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and […]

Weddings – Dec. 23

Whitaker Falon Lee Pettigrew of Clovis and Troy Lynn Whitaker of Amarillo were joined in marriage Sept. 29 in Grady. The Rev. Brian Townsend performed the ceremony. Whitaker The bride is the daughter of Edna Pettigrew of Broadview. She is the granddaughter of Dixie Pettigrew and Jessie Whitehead, both of Grady. The bridegroom is the […]

Christmas God’s answer to tragedy

It's almost impossible to wrap one's mind around the tragedy that took place in Connecticut several weeks ago, or the mall shooting which preceded that event by only a few days. It seems doubly impossible because, in our mythological Christmas context, events like that are not supposed to intrude on this particular season. The reality […]

Quips help holiday mood

Christmas is a time to be jolly with lots of holly by gosh by golly. What could put us all in a more festive mood than these funny Christmas ponderings I've read or heard recently. "Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas Spirit." — Frank […]

Pastor offers take on recent tragedy

As a teen in the mid-1950s I began to develop the vague notion there may be more to life than hotrods and Friday nights at the drive-in. The revelation was, as we said back then, a real drag, daddy-o. So what to do with one's life? Since high school essay writing was always fun, and […]

Christmas newsletter my gift to all

My Christmas newsletter: I am so blessed to live in the flattest place on Earth. When my dog ran away, I watched him for three days until he became entangled in tumbleweeds. When I picked him up on my scooter, he was too exhausted to resist being strapped to the luggage rack for the trip […]

Editorial: Ruling victory for advocates of open records

N ew Mexicans have friends in the state's judicial system who understand a fundamental truth about how best to serve the public trust. Those friends sit on the New Mexico Court of Appeals, which has upheld a lower-court ruling that lays out a broad — and welcome — definition of which documents the public is […]

What’s happening – Dec. 23

Monday Christmas Eve Service — 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church. Information: 763-4638. Christmas Eve Service — 7 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church. Information: 763-4526. Christmas Eve Service — 6 p.m. Kingswood United Methodist Church. Information: 309-9190. Tuesday Christmas Dinner — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend. Lighthouse Mission. Information: 762-1933. Christmas […]

Empty stocking fund: Family V

Today's focus: Family V Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: Mother has just become a single parent and is looking for work but has not been able to find any. She gets no child support or assistance so money is tight. Clothing needs: Boys size 18, shoe size 4; girls size 7, shoe size […]

Police blotter – Dec. 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:36 a.m.: Caller requested a subject be removed, 3500 block of Adenmore Court. 5:58 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, 1700 block of West 21st Street. 8:15 a.m.: Caller requested warrant assistance, 200 block of Pile Street. 8:51 a.m.: Call in reference to fraud, […]

Holiday closings

The following businesses will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, for Christmas: American Heritage Bank Bank of America Bank of Clovis Cannon Federal Credit Union Citizens Bank James Polk Stone Community Bank New Mexico Bank & Trust U.S. Bank Western Bank of Clovis Wells Fargo Bank Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College Clovis News Journal (Call […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County Curry County continues to patch potholes on roads throughout the county. Please, be aware of workers and posted speed limit signs. State and Federal Constructors, Inc. remains on First and Second streets in Portales. On First Street, the north lane remains closed from avenues […]

Official says fire on Sixth Street possible arson (updated)

The Clovis Fire Department is investigating a possible arson that occured early Saturday morning on Sixth Street. CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte A Clovis Fire Department offical said a fire that occured early Saturday morning is a possible arson. A possible arson early Saturday morning on Sixth Street remains under investigation, according to fire officials. […]

Video: Noe Torres attacked

The following video contains security camera footage from the Curry County jail in which accused killer Noe Torres was attacked on Nov. 29 by another inmate.

Empty stocking fund: Family W2

Today's focus: Family W2 Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: This family has a single mother who has just been blessed with a new house. With moving into this house, she has had to buy some furniture and beds for the children. This has left very little to buy Christmas toys. Clothing needs: Boys […]

Letters to Santa Claus

Editor's Note: One of the best things about Christmas are the many children's letters to Santa sent to us by the kids or forwarded to us by the U.S. Postal Service for sharing with the community. Sometimes humorous, at times touching, these letters are presented as written by the many children so full of hope […]

Feds allow Sunland to resume operations

Sunland President Jimmie Shearer calls Friday's deal with federal regulators to resume some operations next week a Christmas gift. File photo Portales peanut company Sunland Inc. is set to open some operations, including the shelling of millions of pounds of Valencia peanuts, the day after Christmas after reaching a deal with the Food and Drug […]

Friday area prep summaries – Dec. 21

Boys Farwell 63, Lockney 50 Farwell (12-2) — Colton Morris 20, Austin Mason 12, Ruben Gutierrez 9, Kurt Lankford 7, J.J. Herrera 4, Collin Christian 4, Luis Galvan 3 (1), Christian Pena 2, Bretton Stancell 2. Totals 23 13-22 63. Lockney (2-10) — Kidd 22, Teeter 9, Hooten 8, Dunbar 5, Cortez 4, Fulton 2. […]