Nonacceptance biggest issue in Texas case

Freedom New Mexico Texas officials need to drop their crusade against the Yearning For Zion Ranch, a polygamist compound, unless they can lawfully produce a legitimate victim of a serious crime. It appears increasingly likely Texas officials raided the commune in response to the phone call of a troubled Colorado Springs woman with a history […]

Sibling rivalry can be funny … eventually

Glenda Price The psychologists call it “sibling rivalry.” I call it brothers and/or sisters hassling, and country kids seem to have abundant aggravation resources. My brother and I, as I recall, argued about most everything, but especially the important stuff like which bait would work best when we were fishing or whose turn it was […]

All bugs serve their purpose

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The call

Housing crisis best resolved with time

Freedom New Mexico Psychologists speak of what they call an action bias: In the face of a traumatic experience, most people have a strong impulse to do something, even when the action produces an outcome that leaves you worse off than before. The impulse arises in most of us, but it seems stronger in politicians. […]

March 23, 2008 Club Notes

Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield Extension Club met March 14 at Cheyenne Meadows. Hostess was Betty Grabowski. Martha Watkins called the meeting to order, and Jean Hardin read the minutes of the last meeting. Roll call was answered by how members’ spring had started. Members made small Easter baskets with foam fun material and afterward […]

Blaze results in no injuries

CNJ staff Clovis fire crews responded Monday night to a fire at an apartment complex. No injuries or deaths were reported in the fire, which caused extensive damage to a bedroom in a duplex apartment on the 1,000 block of Cameo Street. Battalion Chief Ike Burns said the department received the call shortly after 6 […]

First Person: Team player

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo J.J. Roberts has been the unofficial manager for the Wildcats for 30 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats basketball and football teams don’t go anywhere without J.J. Roberts Jr., the team’s volunteer manager. A 1980 Clovis High grad, Roberts, 46, never misses a game. When he’s […]

Jan. 28 – Make a call

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis senior Layne Strebeck gives the referee his opinion on a call made during the Wildcats game against the Rio Rancho Rams Saturday night at the Rock.

Something to do on January 6

The city zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Call 769-7873 for information.

Something to do on January 5

The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, located at 221 W. First St., is open noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Call 762-0066 for information.

Christmas greetings based on status

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer You’ve probably seen some TV show where somebody does something rude, and the response is, “You’re off the Christmas card list.” Remember when that used to mean something? It seems like I don’t have a Christmas card list, and it’s very rare that my friends do either. I received […]

Business Feature: Call center changing location

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks American Medical Alert Corp. Operations Manager Nichelle Davidson oversees an operator training session Monday afternoon with Christina Ortiz, left, and Omar Molette. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s easy to see how American Medical Alert Corp. would get missed in the shuffle of Clovis businesses. It’s currently borrowing office […]

Business Digest: Call center gets magazine award

CNJ staff Clovis’ newest call center, American Medical Alert Corp., has been named among “America’s 200 Best Small Companies” in the October 2007 issue of Forbes magazine. According to the issue, AMAC ranks 129th overall and 39th in the listing for five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth. To determine the “200 Best Small Companies,” Forbes […]

10-21 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The October meeting of the Encanto Garden Club was held in the home of Barbara Voges. Jill Whitehead, of Evergreen Acres, presented a program on planting tips and plant care for evergreens. She also presented information on tools for trimming and a measured watering system. A silent auction raised funds for local […]

Oct. 16 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6 an officer responded to a home in the 1000 block of Hondo Street for a breaking and entering. A woman told the officer she came home to find her house had been broken into. […]

Police: Clerk robbed at video rental store

CNJ Staff A clerk at a Clovis video store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night of an undisclosed amount of money, according to police records. Police received a call just before 10:30 p.m. from Hollywood Video at 4017 North Prince St. that a man wearing a ski mask had entered the store and demanded money, […]

Cops and Courts: Teens report shots fired

Police are investigating a report by two teens who said they were shot at Wednesday as they drove through downtown Clovis. The 17- and 15-year-old boys called police around 11 p.m. and said they were leaving a fast-food restaurant on 14th Street when a dark-color van pulled up beside them and the driver began honking, […]

Cops and Courts: Burglar takes family’s Chihuahua puppy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police are seeking information on a May burglary where a family pet was taken, according to a press release. Around 1 p.m. May 22 several items were taken from a residence near Sandia Elementary School. Also taken was 6-month-old Daisy, a 5-pound, tricolor Chihuahua puppy. The family is offering […]

Salesman stint didn’t result in millions

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I received a phone call the other day from one of our Clovis car dealerships. “Hello Mr. McGee,” the voice said. “We’re just making some random calls today to see who wants to buy a car.” The poor guy’s voice couldn’t have been more transparent. What I heard was, “We […]

Clovis lands call center

CNJ staff American Medical Alert Corp. has chosen Clovis over three other New Mexico communities to locate an in-bound call center, according to a Clovis Industrial Development Corp. news release. The company will begin operations this month at temporary quarters in the Business Enterprise Center at 105 East Grand Ave., the release said. AMAC plans […]