Business feature: Survey seeks business environment info

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The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will be conducting a survey of 40 local businesses in conjunction with CMM Enterprises as part of its Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Program. The survey is intended to identify and address the needs of Clovis businesses.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com A survey being conducted by the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation aims to retain and aid local businesses. The survey is part of the CIDC’s Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Program to determine the needs of local businesses. Gene Hendrick, an economic development specialist with CIDC, said the survey, which […]

More hungry, fewer donations contribute to empty shelves

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Mida Cadene, inventory and receiving clerk at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, prepares canned food to be checked for expiration dates before distribution last Tuesday morning. A rise in demand and a shortage of donations has lead to empty shelves in the food bank’s warehouse.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com A rise in the number of hungry families and a lack of donations have contributed to the empty shelves at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, according to Interim Executive Director Daniel Blea. Blea said, “It’s a mixture of both. The big thing we need is donations, whether […]

I’m so Clovis …

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Laura Sorgen sent along this very old photo believed to be a circus parade through down Clovis. Sorgen wrote: “My cousin just sent me this one... looks like the circus down main street. Not sure of the year.”

Editor’s note: Picking on a recent popular Facebook meme, we asked readers to reply to “I’m so Clovis…” and to send along any old photos. Here are their responses. Ethel Mae Byrd-Perkins: I’m so Clovis I remember Roden-Smith and Woolworth on Main Street…or is that old! Christy Corn:  I’m so Clovis I remember going to […]

Border Town Days draws old faces and new

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By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com “Coming back to our roots” — this his how Jennifer Robinson of Farwell described attending the Border Town Days celebration Saturday. “We come out here every year,” said Robinson, who recalled attending the event as a child. She brought her own children to this year’s event — 2-year-old Elijah […]

Dog found suffering from chemical burns

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Frank, a pug found Tuesday night, suffered chemical burns to his head, eyes, neck, and right ear. Rescuers are sending Frank to a pug specific rescue center in Denver, Colorado, where he will undergo surgery before being given to foster parents.

Staff report A dog suffering from chemical burns was found wandering the streets of Clovis Tuesday evening, according to Cindy Clayton of Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws Animal Rescue. The 2-year-old pug was discovered near the Prince Street overpass and was brought to Precious Paws on Wednesday evening, Clayton said. The dog, which Clayton named […]

Volunteers sought for ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign

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Families with the Cannon Air Force Base Spouse’s Club build boxes for the “Stuff the Bus” campaign scheduled for Saturday.

By Josh Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com United Way of Eastern New Mexico is gearing up for its annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign and needs volunteers in Clovis and Portales. Patricia Bazar, 2-1-1 coordinator for United Way of Eastern New Mexico, said the campaign only has six volunteers signed up, with three in Portales and three […]

80 years, immortality and snake dancing

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By David Stevens Editor Eight things you might not know about Eastern New Mexico University, which celebrates its 80th birthday this year. • Actor-musician Ronny Cox — the ill-fated dueling banjo player in “Deliverance” — may be Eastern’s most famous graduate. He finished up in 1963 with a double major in theater and speech correction. […]

5 things to know about: Being a pilot

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Trevor Bridges flies over Clovis July 2 for aerial views of flooding in the city. Bridges has been a pilot for two years and has accumulated 400 hours of flight time.

Flight plans, pre-flight checks, and talking to aircraft control are just a few of the things a pilot has to do before ever taking their plane off the ground. Pilots use the training and skills they’ve learned to ensure safe and secure flights for themselves, passengers, cargo, and other aircraft. Local pilots Trevor Bridges and […]

Christian Believers, Central Baptist Church combined for back-to-school block party.

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Associate Pastor BJ Brooks, left, and Sistar Yancy go through
donated school supplies Thursday morning at Central Baptist Church.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com An end to summer fun, a time to get the best deal on school supplies and preparing to teach class — the phrase “back to school” means something different for children, parents and teachers. For members of Central Baptist Church and Christian Believers, back to school means showing more […]

What’s happening & Border Town Days kicks off Saturday

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Kristi Carson of Lubbock, far left, sits with members of the Farwell class of 1993 on a float in the 2013 Border Town Day Parade

Border Town Days kicks off Saturday The 48th annual Border Town Days event will kick off 9 a.m. Saturday with a bicycle contest. The big parade will follow at 10 a.m. starting on Griffin Street in Texico. There will be a BBQ immediately following the parade at the Farwell City Park. Border Town Days is […]