April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Jack King In Curry County, 450 children a year suffer some form of abuse or neglect, according to the Ninth Judicial District’s Family and Children’s Court Services. The abuse can range from lack of food, decent clothing and shelter to physical and sexual victimization, said Marsha Gilliland, executive director of CASA, the Court Appointed […]

Airman could face 18 years

By Darrell Todd Maurina Alesia M. Thomas, 22, showed little emotion Tuesday afternoon as she replied in a soft voice to a long list of questions by 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker, confirming she understood the terms of a plea bargain. The agreement will put her in state prison for at least 12 years […]

Ways exist to keep Christ in Christmas

Ned Cantwell It is a rare opportunity for the rookie reporter, this ride-along with two members of the ACLU about to begin their Keep Christ out of Christmas Season Patrol. At the appointed hour, the newsman and the two American Civil Liberties Union lawyers seat themselves in an unmarked car, the only clue to the […]

Readers reminice about childhood joy

A recent Project: Reader Reaction topic asked participants what they did for fun as children. Here are some responses: “I delivered the Milwaukee Journal in my own neighborhood, covering three complete city blocks with an average of 76 weekday, Saturday, and Sunday customers. Incidentally, the price of the weekday and Saturday journals was three cents. […]

Religion Calendar 11/28

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., a time of fellowship, fun and games. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. The Continentals XP3 contemporary Christian concert — […]

Police Blotter 11/26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police received a 911 call from the 1100 block of Maple shortly before midnight Friday, but the caller was so intoxicated that he could not or would not explain to police why he had called. A routine check showed an outstanding contempt […]

Consistency is key to raising children

Letters to the editor I would like to address the zero-tolerance policy backed by not only the Clovis schools but many schools across the nation. This policy could be a good one if administration used common sense in situations and if punishment were consistent. It is my job, as a parent, to teach my child […]

Mentoring a child brings reward to all

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 13th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through this week. Phil Teakell of Clovis believes mentoring a child is something every adult should try at least once. As a volunteer for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Teakell is starting […]

Organization puts right ‘SPIN’ on parenthood

Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 11th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Single Parents In Need have no need to put a SPIN on anything. Simply put, young people who are at high school age or just beyond need more […]

‘Big hearts’ help court services volunteers face challenges

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. The organization’s name doesn’t tell the whole story of Family and Children’s Court Services in Clovis. Yes, advocates from the group often are called upon to tell, […]