Furniture delivered to displaced families

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Matt 25 Hope Center Director Steve Reshetar helps load donated furniture to be delivered to families displaced by the Feb. 1 Clovis Apartments fire. Tonjia Rolan Over the weekend, Matt 25 Hope Center’s Director Steve Reshetar and staff delivered donated beds, dressers, sofas and tables to storage units of three […]

Court comes close but no cigar

Kevin Wilson When the Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision on Citizens United, changing the rules for how corporations can get involved in political campaigns, Justice Anthony Kennedy said a divided decision means that clearly, “Somebody made a mistake.” So why do I feel the same way about a unanimous decision I agree with? And […]

High praise for Supreme Court ruling

Freedom New Mexico The Supreme Court last week delivered a resounding victory for religious freedom, made all the more impressive by its unanimity. In a 9-0 decision, the court ruled that government cannot dictate to religious institutions whom they can hire or fire for leadership positions. That represented a convincing rejection of the Obama administration’s […]

Shifting to revised index offers savings

Defense Secretary Robert Gates last week delivered his “last major policy speech” and, in it, suggested that politicians show courage in the fiscal crisis by making the military compensation system more efficient. Gates has the department preparing such a set of recommendations to be part of a $400 billion defense savings package over the next […]

Club notes — May 1

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met March 24 and April 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church with six members attending each meeting. Following a brief business meeting the group worked on support bears at both meetings. Twenty bears were completed, which will be delivered to the hospital. The group discussed the International Tasting and […]

Press power drive being replaced

Freedom New Mex Delivery of the Clovis News Journal was Friday morning due to a loss of power to the press. The last copies were delivered around noon. It is the second time in three weeks this has happened, said Publisher Ray Sullivan. “We apologize to customers who didn’t get their papers on time and […]

Letters to the editor: Obama has delivered on platform

Obama has delivered on platform Glenda Bly’s April 6 letter (“Hard work is the American Way”) proves ignorance of the truth is still bliss. First, the bill President Obama just signed is totally a health-care reform bill. Something that has been tried for decades is now signed, sealed and delivered. It appears Glenda and the […]

2-21 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Feb. 2 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Country Meadows Drive for a theft report. A woman said she discovered her hydrocodone pills had been taken from their bottle. She said her family had […]

2010’s first baby family’s third daughter

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Laura Larko and Chris Austin welcomed their third daughter, Aaliyah Lynn Austin, at 2:19 p.m. Saturday, making her the first baby to be born in 2010 at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Laura Larko has never had a baby on her due date. With her […]

Doctor responsible for delivering thousands of babies

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Having a mother and father living in Texico, I was about to be born, but my father objected to having me be born in Clovis as my father was busy being a blacksmith at Texico. My mother knew an older woman next door who would take her to Clovis to […]

Sermon on the Mount timeless, timely

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist One of the most beautiful portions of Scripture in the Bible is the sermon that Jesus delivered sitting on the side of a mountain near Capernaum. Thus it is called the Sermon on the Mount. That sermon contains three well known passages: The Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer and The Golden […]

Volunteers help spruce up Main Street

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kylee McCormick, 7, tried to paint the building instead of herself with little luck. A group of volunteers helped Clovis MainStreet repaint some of the buildings in downtown Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Slowly but surely, white paint delivered by rollers covered the chipped brick red paint at […]

Animal shelter turning away animals

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Animal Shelter is turning animals away this week while it awaits a resupply of carbon monoxide for its gas chamber, according to police Capt. Ron Hutchison. Hutchison said it is merely a temporary supply issue and he hopes the gas will be delivered next week. “We’re asking […]

May 27, 1934

City banks and other businesses were planning to close in observance of Wednesday’s Memorial Day holiday. Clovis Floral Co., located at 501 E. Fifth, reported it could have flowers “delivered fresh to most any address in the United States.” … Area farmers were complaining that city residents were hauling trash to the country and dumping […]

Baby boom — PRMC hopes to expand maternity unit

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Kristin Cross holds the second of her three boys — Jensen — to be delivered at Plains Regional Medical Center. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Snuggled inside the hospital is a place that brings babies, such as tiny Jensen Cross, into the world. Less than 24 hours old, Jensen almost […]

Campaign politics on display at Legislature’s opening

The Associated Press SANTA FE — The Legislature’s annual session opened Tuesday, but it seemed like the kickoff of the 2006 gubernatorial election as well. After Gov. Bill Richardson delivered his state of the state speech to a joint session of the Legislature, the Democratic governor’s record came under fire from a Republican candidate for […]

MLK banquet honors students

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Angie Green, left, and Yvette Kaufman-Bell visit with each other during the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast on Saturday at Clovis High School. Kaufman-Bell was the guest speaker at this year’s breakfast. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer D.J. Grayson Sr. was in sixth grade when he first heard […]

Life is a little easier with Clovis Meals on Wheels

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Upon being released from the hospital after a recent stay, 70-year-old Joyce Noack of Clovis got a suggestion that might make her life a little easier. The […]