Goodbye, Emily Hartley

Suzanne Pleshette, the husky-voiced actress who played Emily Hartley on the “Bob Newhart Show” and was pecked to death in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds,” died Saturday at her Los Angeles home. She was 70. Did you know: Pleshette was producers’ original choice for Catwoman on the 1966 “Batman” TV show, according to the Internet […]

Chocolate-dipped strawberries

16 ounces milk chocolate chips 2 tablespoons shortening 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Make sure the strawberries are completely dry. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture. Turn […]

Something to do on January 2

Now that Christmas is over, you can get rid of your live, ornament-and-tinsel-free Christmas tree by placing it next to your dumpster or taking it to the landfill located on East Brady. To notify public works that you have a tree that needs to be picked up call 769-2376.

Shop the sales

The after Christmas sales are still going strong. Now is the time to buy cute, classic cashmere sweaters for a fraction of the cost. All coats, long-sleeved blouses and winter dress shoes are marked down considerably. Buy classic pieces (they never go out of style) now to compliment next year’s winter wardrobe. The department stores […]

Gifts make for lasting memories

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico The spirit of Christmas is in giving rather than receiving. I must confess though, that being on the receiving end has made for some memorable Christmas gifts. Like many parents, Mom and Dad liked to surprise us girls with special toys. But after peeking into Mom’s stash of yet-to-be-wrapped […]

Family shares parade experience

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Santa Claus waves to the crowd on Main Street Saturday during the 11th Annual Christmas Light Parade. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Raidon Gonzales’ face lit up with excitement and reflected light as a Clovis Fire Department truck drifted slowly down Main Street. The six-year-old sat on his father’s […]

Rep. Pearce against hasty troop withdrawal

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., made a campaign stop Tuesday in Portales. Pearce is seeking the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Pearce said as a veteran he understands the challenges the country faces from terrorists and […]

Nov. 23, 2007 Amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboards, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes. amos gives thanks boss i don t know how life in downtown whoville might be around thanksgiving but life in bugtussle — the underground […]

Increased holiday workload can be draining for plumbers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Garry Bonnett, a Denton Plumbing employee, works on a drain. Another local plumber says calls increase around the holidays, in part due to the number of people gathering together in homes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Stomachs aren’t the only things that get full after a holiday banquet. Holiday […]

Experts expect gas prices to continue upward trend

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gas prices in Clovis and Portales reached $3.15 a gallon Wednesday for regular unleaded gasoline. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Don’t expect the price of gasoline to go down anytime soon. In fact, gasoline prices are going to continue to rise, according to travel and oil industry officials. Gas […]