May 29, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. May 20 an officer responded to a call of found property in an alley near the 600 block of Dawn Loop. A city sanitation worker said he found a loaded revolver inside a grocery bag under a pile of […]

Would-be robber leaves post office empty-handed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A would-be robber left a Clovis post office Wednesday frustrated and empty-handed in an apparent case of miscommunication. According to a police report released Friday, a man approached a clerk at the post office on Gidding Street and handed her a bag, telling her to read the note inside. […]

Feb. 16, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Although my mom loves to cook the age-old recipes from the good-ole days, she does enjoy looking for new recipes that sound good, inexpensive and easy to make. This recipe was passed on to her by an Internet friend and she says that it really works and so easy. With a houseful of overnight guests, […]

Dec. 2, 1938

More than 3,000 children were expected to meet with Santa and receive a goodie bag with candy, apples, cookies and peanuts at city hall. … W.D. “Doc” Gattis proposed a plan to create Clovis’ first “Wheat Bowl” football game to be played in January. … Mrs. Simms offered clothing alteration services at the Alteration Shop, […]

July 18, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight July 9 an officer responded to a call of larceny at a store in the 2000 block of West 21st Street. A clerk told the officer a man grabbed him by the shirt and demanded […]

Don’t call it a purse; call it convenient

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, I saw my friend Shannon, who’s a girl. It’s a bad song, but it’s a true story. We went out to bowl, we went out for walks, we went out to see her friends. All throughout, we took photos and […]

Trash ordinance closer to being in the bag

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis residents get ready to bag trash. City commissioners approved the introduction of an ordinance requiring residents and businesses place garbage in “a securely tied plastic bag” before discarding in Polycarts and dumpsters. The ordinance also prohibits “tampering with plastic bags and garbage” in those receptacles. Enactment of the […]

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 […]

Winter should be enjoyed

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The day before New Year’s Eve, it was a true delight to awaken and see how much snow had fallen overnight. Since I had spent much of last winter trying to locate the correct kind of boot for my cross-country equipment, finally getting them late in March, it gave me […]

Cops & courts: Clovis man admits shooting at houseguests

CNJ staff A 38-year-old Clovis man who became agitated with houseguests and fired a gun at them was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, use of a deadly weapon and battery on a household member, police reports said. Henry Martinez is being held in the Curry County Adult Detention Center on […]