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 […]