New phase of paying

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Credit, debit and gift cards are changing the way people pay while simultaneously increasing profit margins for businesses. (MCT Illustration) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When the tuition bill rolls around each semester at Eastern New Mexico University, Roma Vivas throws down her Discover card even though she has the money on hand. Several […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Entrepreneurship class uses skills to raise funds

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer CLOVIS RESIDENT Judy Uerling remembers her first year as a restaurant owner in Albuquerque. Business was slow. But Uerling still turned to those less fortunate. “RATHER THAN FEEL sorry for myself, I made five gallons of vegetable beef soup and took it to a (soup kitchen). They were so […]

Report card revise in works

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Report cards for Clovis elementary students may get more detailed, according to Clovis Municipal Schools administrators. Administrators said they are testing the water for new report cards that reflect state standards and benchmarks. A report card revision would allow “parents to see how their children are actually performing,” CMS […]

How two kids invented the game ‘42’

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Jim Craven, a friend of mine in Clovis, went to teach 42 to passengers on a cruise ship a while back, hired by the ship’s captain. Craven put in nearly 11 hours teaching that week and what a job it was, he said. The history of the game 42 began in […]

First responders get thanks on morning of anniversary

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna JohnsonCentral Baptist Church deacons, from left, Dwain Collins, George Shuckman and Fred Birdsong fix a plate for patrolman Tim Marshall of the Clovis Police. The church hosted a breakfast for law enforcement. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As the sun dawned on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, nearly two dozen […]

Ingenuity, intelligence no match for wisdom

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Just for fun I bid on some old school lunch boxes on eBay. Years ago Annie, John Scott and Buffy ate lunch everyday at school with Charlie’s Angels, The Dukes of Hazard and Holly Hobby. So I thought I would put in a bid for each one on eBay. Was […]

Voter ID cards awful waste of money

Ned Cantwell State Columnist Hollywood daydreamers sit around a conference table doing what they do best, daydreaming about the sitcom sensation that will shower upon them unfathomable wealth. Through the door you can hear this dialogue: I’ve got it. ER was huge. Let’s write one called DB. DB! Love it. Short for Detective Barney? Nah. […]

5/21 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. —Dance. (Music by Grupo Deseo) Please bring food. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.. — Fun walk; 12 p.m. — Luncheon. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. […]

5/14 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 11 a.m. — Sopapilla Luncheon. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. Refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m.. — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

5/7 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Senior center board of directors meeting; 11 a.m. — Senior membership meeting; noon — Refreshments. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood […]

4/30 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — Birthday cake. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. […]

4/23 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — indoor exercise Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — bingo; 1:30 p.m. — blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — […]

4/16 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — fun walk; noon — luncheon. Wednesday: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — bingo; 1:30 p.m. — blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 […]

Las Vegas game comes to The Landing

Yolanda Romero Tonight players will have the opportunity to take their chances at a $300 prize in a Texas Hold’em Tournament at The Landing. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7 p.m. A disc jockey will perform at 9 p.m. in the Pit. The basics of the game are […]

3/19 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. No dance until April 30 Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks. 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Fun walk. Noon — Luncheon. Wednesday: 9:30-10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks. 1 p.m. — Bingo. 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. 2 p.m. Refreshments. […]

Take steps to protect against identity theft

Terry Blaschke: Guest Columnist Identity theft is the nation’s fastest-growing crime. More than 40,000 Americans reported incidents of identity theft during 2000, with more than half of the complaints involving credit card fraud, according to the Federal Trade Commission. That’s roughly one case of identity theft reported every 19 minutes. Identity thieves can strike at […]

3-12 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — blood pressure checks. 10 a.m. — health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — board of directors meeting. 11 a.m. — senior membership meeting. Noon — refreshments. 2 p.m. — indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — blood sugar checks. 1 p.m. […]

3/5 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance Tuesday: 9 a.m. to noon — Rightway Shoe Fair; 11 a.m. — Sopapilla luncheon; 2 p.m. — Refreshments Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. —10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 10:30 a.m.; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 […]

Nelson, Norman

Mr. Norman Wayne Nelson, 60, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1945, in Dothan, W. Va., to Herman and Belle Bragg Nelson. He married Layne Kegel Sept. 7, 1974, in North Miami, Fla. He moved to New Mexico from Pennsylvania 24 years ago. He […]

1/29 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance information. Tuesday: 10:30 — Indoor exercise. Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 5 p.m. — Social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 9 a.m. — Exercise; 10 a.m. — Art […]