Dangers abound for our furry friends

All they need is one little window of opportunity and it’s theirs. The list of things they should avoid is pretty long, and most of it comes part and parcel with the daily functions of being human — from chewing gum to a rainbow of medications. Yet most of them will chow, chomp and chew [...]

Freshman Friday

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com For a long-standing tradition, the Lions Club Floyd Jamboree’s organizers love newcomers. Celebrating 64 years, Lions Club member Fred Patterson said new acts give the show and the house band a breath of fresh air. Friday night’s show featured two freshmen on the Jamboree stage among the mix of other veteran [...]

Merchandise dump drives local officials nuts

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Locals think there could have been better uses for the near million jars of peanut butter that were dumped in Clovis’ landfill. The criticized move was made to expedite the sale of Sunland Inc.’s peanut-processing plant to Golden Boy Foods Ltd. of Canada, a $26 million deal that is expected to [...]

Officials: 58 truckloads of peanut butter in Clovis landfill

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Locals think there could have been better uses for the near million jars of peanut butter that were dumped in Clovis’ landfill. The criticized move was made to expedite the sale of Sunland Inc.’s peanut-processing plant to Golden Boy Foods Ltd. of Canada, a $26 million deal that is expected to [...]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. The following items were discussed: • Proclamation of April 1 being recognized as “National Service Recognition Day” in honor of Foster Grandparent and Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers with Curry County. • Approval of a 15-item consent agenda, including [...]

Police blotter — March 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday Caller reported: • 3:38 a.m.: Situation check, 300 block of North Prince Street. • 4:14 a.m.: Situation check, 4700 block of North Prince Street. • 8:06 a.m.: Situation check, 1800 block of Hammett Street. • 8:11 a.m.: Vehicle theft, 1300 block of Rencher [...]

What’s happening — March 28

Today Last New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange Q&A — 9 a.m., Business Enterprise Center, 105 E. Grand Ave. Information: 763-3435. Book Fair — All day, Plains Regional Medical Center. Information: 763-3435. Annual Noodles and Notes Concert — 6:30 p.m., Marshall Middle School Auditorium. Information: 714-2657 or email us at clovisbandboosters@yahoo.com.   Saturday 2014 Home and [...]

Adventure not hard to find for columnist

Joan Clayton retired from newspaper column writing last month. She is 85 and decided it was time to seek new adventure. She’s had plenty adventure already, especially when she taught elementary school for 31 years. “… My children in my classroom taught me a lot about life and relationships instead of me teaching them,” she [...]

Lunchroom finger-scan system raises concerns

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CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Several parents are raising concerns they were not properly notified that two Clovis schools were testing finger-scan technology in the lunchroom. Among the concerns was that personal data could be collected. According to Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers, the system is being piloted at Gattis Middle School and the Freshman [...]

Bankruptcy trustee says Golden Boy plans to reopen Sunland plant soon

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By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Community leaders say after days of uncertainty, they’re happy that Sunland Inc., has a new owner and are excited work with the new community partner. Bankruptcy Trustee Clarke Coll said Thursday the sale of the defunct peanut giant to Canadian food supplier Golden Boy Foods Ltd., with the [...]