Gift cards can make fast food even faster

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McDonald’s and Sonic have launched pre-paid, debit-style cards for purchasing food. (Staff illustration: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The fast-food experience seems to be getting faster with the inception of a new payment option at two local restaurants. McDonald’s has launched The Arch Card, while Sonic is calling its version My Sonic […]

Gulf Coast Disaster Questions Keep Surfacing

By Curtis K. Shelburne As daily we are seeing more ramifications of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast, new dimensions of the disaster continue to impress themselves on our minds.   It is very hard to wrap your mind around such widespread devastation, but the pictures and sound-bytes just keep pouring in. Water everywhere. Wrecked […]

Security forces deals with rash of mutilated ID cards

27th Security Forces Squadron Have you ever wondered why the Security Forces Squadron require you to take your military identification (ID) out of your wallet when you enter the installation? Security forces entry controllers are ensuring every member entering the installation possesses a current and valid identification card. By taking physical control of the ID, […]

Farwell burying centennial time capsule

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer FARWELL — A container the size of an oil barrel will harbor a time capsule to commemorate the community’s 100th anniversary. The time capsule will be buried in the city park July 30 during Border Town Days, an annual event hosted by Farwell and Texico. A 100th edition of […]

People can improve without Big Brother

By Tibor Machan A while back Bill Cosby made news for chiding black parents for not being responsible enough with their kids’ education. Stop buying them huge speakers, start buying them books, he urged. This made sense because it does appear that when one is surrounded with even a modest library in one’s youth, one […]

ID Act will punish law-abiding citizens most

Freedom Newspapers Is it over-dramatizing to say that the historic and chilling command, “Achtung! Your papers, please!” could find a modern-day American equivalent if the federal Real ID Act becomes law? Maybe so, but that danger and fear does come to mind as Congress moves forward with the Real ID Act. The bill mandates that […]

Huggins, Alice

Alice Huggins Services: Have been held. Alice Marie Huggins, 63, of Taylorsville, Utah, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. She was born May 28, 1941, in Clovis to Ed and Minnie Ramm. Family members said she was a GE Corporate Card Specialist and the biggest NASCAR No. 8 fan […]

Christians know end of story

By Curtis Shelburne Setting up housekeeping is no easy task. But the opposite task on the other end of the journey is infinitely harder. Ask anyone who has buried their last parent or whose parents have had to move into a care facility. That person will tell you that sifting through three-quarters worth of a […]

Personal protection: ID theft can happen to anyone

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A U.S. Postal Service poster warning people of identity theft hangs in the lobby of the post office on Gidding Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marc Schoder: CNJ correspondent Years ago, Scott Davis went to a car dealership expecting to get approved for a loan to buy a new set of wheels. Instead, dealership […]

Bookout wins treasurer’s race

CNJ STAFF Republican Rhonda Bookout pulled ahead of Democrat Rachel Toney late Tuesday and easily won the Curry County treasurer’s race. Bookout received 7,749 votes to 6,005 for Toney. The race was close most of the evening and Toney was leading early, but Bookout pulled away when absentee and early-voting ballots were counted. Bookout said […]

Candidate profile: Rachel Toney

•Republican Rhonda Bookout faces Democrat Rachel Toney in the Curry County treasurer’s race. Current treasurer Linda Hall is retiring at the end of the year. Name: Rachel Toney Occupation: Chief Deputy Treasurer Political party affiliation: Democrat Birth date: May 16, 1963 Hometown: Clovis Family: Husband, John and two children Hobbies: Reading, hiking and spending time […]

8/8 cops and courts

Police are offering tips on avoiding credit card fraud, which has been on the rise nationwide, according to a recent press release from the Clovis Police Department. Among the tips, according to the release: • Make sure credit card receipts are protected. If a customer does not take the receipt, store employees should make sure […]

Saturday is National Trading Card Day

By CNJ STAFF Free sample cards will be given away across the nation. Visitors to The Sports Angle on Saturday will get some collector’s edition trading cards for free as part of National Trading Card Day, according to Steve DeLeon, owner. The store is located at 522 N. Main Street in Clovis, and is one […]

Put debt on a diet/Finances find a friend

By Michelle Seeber o Getting out from under credit card crunch calls for self-restraint. By Michelle Seeber CNJ STAFF WRITER michelle_seeber@link.freedom.com About four years ago, Danny Keith Duncan owed more than $10,000 in credit card debt. Since then, the 43-year-old Clovis resident has learned the secret to staying debt-free — self-restraint. Facing debt, his income […]

Who says Washington wasn’t our first president?

Tom DiFrancesca Re-writing history — that seems to be a popular endeavor as of late. I’m quite sure, that 10 years from now, the history books will tell our children and grandchildren what a great president Bill Clinton was, and how he had an unblemished presidency. Where am I going with this? If you jump […]

Financial ministry helps manage money with faith

By Darrell Todd Maurina When the Rev. Randy Mullin of First Baptist Church of Farwell began hosting a financial ministry this past fall, he couldn’t believe the response. “It’s been incredible,” Mullin said. “When we launched this thing back in November, I guess probably the best way to describe it is we hit a very […]

Good Samaritan receives thank-you

Thank-you letters Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters of public interest on the first Sunday of each month. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. […]

Police Blotter 8/29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 53-year-old Clovis man came to the police department Monday morning to report a possible case of credit card fraud. The man said he wrote a $49 check to a Florida company in July that said it would open a credit card […]