Cash, vehicle seizure laws should be nixed

A court ruling that an Albuquerque ordinance allowing police to seize and keep vehicles used by suspected drunken drivers is unconstitutional should give city officials pause to reconsider their newly passed law that allows seizure of vehicles used in prostitution cases. State District Judge Clay Campbell ruled the DWI seizure ordinance violates due process. He […]

Working holidays should be choice

Did you go shopping for early “Black Friday” specials on Thanksgiving Day? If so, what brought you to the stores? The deals or something else? Perhaps your family is unbearable and you’d prefer the company of strangers. Or perhaps they would prefer you find something to keep you out of their hair for a few hours. […]

What’s happening — Nov. 29

Friday Santa’s Arrival to the Mall — 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Pictures will begin. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids and donate one can of food to the Food Bank and Santa will give a gift bag to the children. Information: 769-2308. Saturday Chamber Poker Classic Tournament — 3 p.m., Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, Civic […]

A view from under the pew: Amos

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by flinging himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. black friday woes for amos boss i was checking on the specials at sara […]

Empty stocking fund profile

Today’s focus: Family M Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 11, 10 and 2) Special circumstance: The family is led by a single mother, who has no job. They live with a disabled grandmother. Clothing needs: Boys clothing size 8-10, shoe size 1 and 3T, shoe size 7. Girls clothing size 12-14, shoe size 4. […]

Stories of gratitude fit Thanksgiving season

Throughout the Scriptures, we read about people who were thankful. These scripture personalities were all in different situations. Some like Job were overwhelmed with trouble and calamity. Some like the blind man was healed by the Savior. Some were simply grateful that their hunger was satisfied. In all instances, the following Bible personalities had reasons […]

Charity efforts begin

By Thomas Garcia CMI Staff Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com For many Christmas time is a busy time of year, with gift shopping and family gatherings. Additionally, many area organizations and entities are working on a variety of Christmas benefit programs in order to provide those in need some holiday assistance and cheer both locally and world wide. […]

We abandoned our strongest ally

Donald Trump is correct when he states that our foreign affairs are negotiated by fools and idiots in this country. This latest debacle negotiation with Iran just proves his statement. We get nothing for our negotiations and Iran gets billions in relief. This is reminiscent of Korea during another Democrat administration. Time and time again […]

Fishing report — Nov. 28

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. […]

Opinions split on early deals

Emily Crowe and Eric Norwood CMI STAFF WRITERS As Black Friday sales crop up earlier and earlier each year, many area shoppers are planning to avoid Thanksgiving Day sales to spend time with their families. Several local retailers will open Thanksgiving evening to accommodate early Black Friday deals, including 10 stores at the North Plains […]

Friendly fire: What readers are grateful for

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Victor Leal, an Amarillo restaurant owner, plans to spend Thanksgiving with his mother Irma Leal and family in Muleshoe today. Victor Leal said he is looking forward to “seeing this saintly lady.”

Editor’s note: We asked Facebook friends to share reasons they’re thankful. Here are some of their answers: • “I am thankful for my family, especially my daughter, husband, and my grandparents. My grandparents taught me how to love, because of them I am able to teach my daughter the same values.” — Misty Cooper-Criswell, Clovis […]

Favorite memory? Making it home

Last weekend’s snow reminded me of the Thanksgiving I almost missed 33 years ago. I was a freshman at Eastern New Mexico University, and while I hardly suffered from homesickness, I was eager for my first extended holiday, especially since it was to be shared with a visiting Rotary exchange student from New Zealand. Mandy […]

Always plenty to be thankful for each year

A few things for which we are thankful on this day of Thanksgiving: • The Lighthouse Mission. For 25 years, those folks have been feeding the hungry, providing clothing and even furniture to those less fortunate. They were about the only providers for the homeless in 1988, and they’re still leaders in doing the right […]

Four face felony drug charges

CMI Staff Four people face federal felony drug charges in what authorities say is the breakup of a methamphetamine operation in Curry County by joint local and federal law enforcement. Seven kilos of meth and $104,446 in cash have been seized since the undercover operation began in August 2011, according to a press release from […]

Ticket feature: Poker tournament fundraiser rescheduled

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The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its poker tournament fundraiser for Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center.

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its poker tournament fundraiser for Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center. There is a $50 buy-in, due at the time of registration, for the Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, with a $40 rebuy. First place in the tournament includes a trip for two to Las Vegas, […]

Empty Stocking Fund offers a little extra help to families in need

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com From single mothers to families struggling to make ends meet due to serious illness, many in eastern New Mexico need a little extra help over the holidays. These families have turned to the Salvation Army for helping make this holiday season special for their children. Friday is the […]

Education column: Thanksgiving activities abound throughout district

Most everyone is familiar with the details of the first Thanksgiving. After that first brutal winter in 1620 when only about half the total of Mayflower passengers survived, it must have seemed a miracle to encounter not one, but two English-speaking Native Americans. After an Abenaki native greeted the visitors in English, he returned with […]

Police blotter — Nov. 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday • 12:16 a.m.: Poisoning, 400 block of Georgia Street. • 12:50 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 300 block of Sheldon Street. • 3:10 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 2000 block of Kelso Avenue. • 3:50 a.m.: Remove subject, 400 block Siesta Lane. • 4:20 a.m.: […]

Holiday closures — Nov. 28

The following Schools, Banks and Government offices will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday:   American Heritage Bank (closed Thursday only) Animal Shelter (closed Thursday and Friday) Bank of Clovis (closed Thursday only) Cannon Federal Credit Union (closed Thursday and Friday) Citizens Bank (closed Thursday only) City of Clovis Offices (closed Thursday and Friday) Clovis Area […]

What’s happening — Nov. 28

Wednesday Sixth annual Lighthouse Mission Thanksgiving Community Banquet — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bonner Hall-Lighthouse Mission Soup Kitchen, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Friday Santa’s Arrival to the Mall — 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Pictures will begin. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids and donate one can of food to the Food Bank and Santa will give […]