Food bank expanding backpack program

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has recently drawn in corporate sponsorship and has plans for the new money. The food bank received $62,000 in sponsorship from the public sector to expand its backpack program. The program provides backpacks of food to students at Roosevelt and Curry county […]

Nov. 2, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Oct. 24 an officer on duty at a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street got a report of a theft. A student said he set his backpack down before school and when he went back for it, […]

Restaurant robbed at gunpoint

CNJ staff Ben’s Barbecue was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night as employees were closing the restaurant, according to police. A masked male suspect took more than $1,000 in cash contained in two deposit bags, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Around 9 p.m. a female employee was in the back of the restaurant, located at […]

Nov. 15 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 9 a.m. Friday an officer responded to a home in the 300 block of West 10th St. for a report of arson. A woman said she discovered an area of her yard had been burned during the night. The officer noted a large section […]

He knows just what I need

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I don’t know if anyone has come up with a 12-step group, something on the order of Alcoholics Anonymous, for packrats, but I hope so. I need to join forthwith. “We’ve always done it that way,” is the motto for folks with one kind of affliction. But the motto […]