Warm weather sparks thoughts of outdoors

The recent, though probably not permanent, trend of warm weather turns one’s thoughts to outdoor activities. This is especially true when that trend is coupled with the garage cleaning — the connection being that all outdoor equipment is stored in one corner of the garage and I wanted to make sure that my two-person tent […]

Personal goodness not enough to save us

I am sure that I share many growing up experiences with other baby boomers my age. Many things in many areas of our lives are different in 2011. Think about cleaning supplies. In stores we now can find throw away wipes, cleaning sheets with the cleaning mixtures already in them and dust mops with special […]

New cleaning products featured on show

Information on healing a damaged metabolism, new cleaning products and accessories featuring ribbon blanket binding will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Catherine Carrigan is going to talk about how to heal a damaged metabolism. Her company is Total Fitness in Atlanta. Laura Dellutri will demonstrate several […]

Game warden got dose of humility

Glenda Price One summer we managed a guest ranch in the New Mexico mountains. Besides taking reservations, cleaning cabins and doing laundry, we had a string of dude horses. We took care of the horses and accompanied guests on trail rides in the nearby forest. We had one other duty —trash. The cabins were built […]

Blight battle: Proposed ordinances met strong resistance

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson County Commissioner Frank Blackburn said a proposed county ordinance will focus on health and safety. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Margaret Dindinger was embarrassed by property infested with weeds, junk cars and falling-down buildings. So in February 2008, the Clovis native gathered 70 signatures on a petition asking Curry […]

Deep cleaning begins with ourselves

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I subscribe to religious news services via e-mail, and recently I read an interesting survey on Americans and the way they view Christians.

Commissioners OK hotel cleanup

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Cleaning up Hotel Clovis and starting a pilot program for recycling dominated business Thursday for Clovis city commissioners. As part of efforts to rehabilitate the hotel building on Main Street, commissioners approved a proposal from GranCor Enterprises to rid the facility of asbestos, pigeon droppings and lead-based paint for $421,066. […]

Nov. 22, 1934

The Clovis High School Wildcat football team and 150 fans and students were scheduled to leave the following day via train to Carlsbad where the Wildcats were playing Bowie High of El Paso, Texas. … “The St. Louis Kid,” featuring James Cagney, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an adult admission of 20 cents. […]

Music livens up most mundane tasks

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I remember when a new priest, Father Juan Montoya, came to Portales in the 1980s. At the end of his first Mass he said, “Now let’s go home and do some gringo house cleaning!” I’m not exactly sure what he meant by that. I think he meant some deep spring […]

March 31, 1913

Wilson’s Confectionery on north Main Street was offering “Home made, pure and delightful ice cream candies and confections.” … The Antlers Café, in connection with the Antlers Hotel, offered meals for 35 cents and “special rates for regular boarders.” … H. Bell & Co. promised its cleaning and pressing would be done “under sanitary conditions.” […]

Young entrepreneurs cleaning up

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A.J. Moreno, left, and Thomas Fite, are partners in Poop Butler, a service that clean yards for dog owners. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer • Business owners find niche market in picking up dog poop. There is at least one unpleasant aspect to owning dogs — cleaning up the poop. And depending on the […]

Church members give hurricane aid

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A contingent of Portales church members spent portions of the last three months in the hurricane-ravaged areas in south Texas and Louisiana and providing the victims food, shelter and above all, hope. Don Davis of Portales was one of the volunteers who went to help. “We were there to help […]

12/13 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of November: • Furguson Construction Company Type: General contractor Owner: Mark Wieser Location: 2200 S Commercial • Kid Care Type: Child care/babysitting Owner: Millie Weed Location: 1121 N. Reid • Trees ETC. Type: Imports Owner: Elias M. Flores Location: 2901 N. […]

Creativity needed to get kids to clean room

by Helena Rodriguez How clean is your house? That’s a scary question to ask someone, even a good friend, during a casual conversation. “How’s your day?” and “What do you think about the weather?” These are valid conversation topics. But talk about what lies behind someone’s closed doors and inside their closets and you just […]