Thanksgiving treats

Compiled by Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Debi Lee Portales city manager • What is your favorite dessert? Dr Pepper cake • Why is that your favorite? Because it’s chocolate and it’s rich. You can only stand to eat it once or twice a year. • How often do you eat it? Holidays • Who […]

11/17 Student Profiles

Kiko Velez is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Christi Velez. What is your idea of a perfect day? A day that I can chill out and be with friends — Maybe at the lake. What is your TV favorite show, past and present? “Saved by the Bell” was very […]

11/10 Student Profiles

Jessica Russell is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Donnie and Jovita Russell. What is your idea of a perfect day? Going to an amusement park with my friends, and then going to the beach. Tell us about your pets: I have two dogs and two cats. They are really […]

11/3 Student Profile

James Gant is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Wes and Ellen Gant. What is your favorite part about school? My favorite part about school is having fun and getting to know other students. Who is your hero and why? My hero is anyone who can stay strong to their […]

10/27 Student Profile

Natalie Bizzell is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Bill and Stacey Bizzell. What’s your favorite TV show, past and present? When I was young, my favorite TV show was “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” Now, my favorite TV show is “Laguna Beach.” I love reality TV shows. Tell […]

10/20 Student Profiles

Thomas Blanchette Jr. is a Clovis High School senior. He is the son of Thomas and Patricia Blanchette. What’s your idea of a perfect day? It’s cold outside and either raining or snowing, and I’m hanging out with my friends. Tell us about your pets: I have a West Highland white terrier named Snowflake, two […]

10/13 Student Profiles

Tasha Daale is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Eric and Tami Daale. What is your idea of a perfect day? A beautiful warm summer day with no wind. I would like to be outside all day just taking in God’s beautiful creation all around me. I would also like […]

10/6 Student Profiles

Mollie Peterson Mollie Peterson is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Tim and Kim Peterson. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Golf is it is a sport that makes you always want to come back and play again because you know you can always do better. One of the […]

9/29 Student Profiles

Sarah Bolyard is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Linda Bolyard. What’s your favorite show, past and present? 7th Heaven and Full House. What do you not like about school? All the homework. What is your theme song? “I Will Never the Same Again.” What’s so great about your favorite […]

Most-prized possessions record life stories

David Stevens My brother in San Antonio sent an e-mail last week about relatives heading for his house to escape the wrath of Hurricane Rita. He was amused by the possessions they were planning to bring with them, including frozen food and old tax returns. So after you knew the family and pets were safe, […]

9/22 Student Profile

Billy Stephenson is a senior at Clovis High. He is the son of Sherri and Rick Stephenson. What’s your favorite TV show, past and present? My current is the series “Lost.” My old favorite show is a series called “Reboot.” What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? Flying an F-22 or […]

9/15 Student Profiles

Stephen Tunnell is a senior at Clovis High. He is the son of Arthur and Diane Tunnell. What’s your favorite TV show, past or present? Jeopardy. Do you have a favorite joke? There are two muffins sitting in an oven. The first muffin turns to other muffin and says, “Man it’s hot in here. The […]

9/1 Student Profile

Mary Cate Burns is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of James Burns and Katie Haynes. If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place? I would give everyone food, shelter, and access to and education. What is your favorite smell? Brewing coffee. Who […]

Collecting books not deviant hobby

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist So how do you read your books? What I mean is, do you get your books one at a time to read? Do you only read books from the library? Or do you get a book thinking, “I’ll read that someday.” That’s what I do. I have rows of books […]

Back in my day

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Known as “Coach K,” Max Kralicek is not only loved by students and fellow teachers, he is known as something of a prankster, often singling out the principal for his jokes and mischief. At one time, Kralicek drove a 1946 Chevy, worked as a carry-out clerk at the grocery […]

5/12 Student Profiles

Jeffe’ Gendreau Jeffe’ Gendreau is the daughter of Dave and Denise Gendreau. She is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pets? I have three wonderful dogs. Two Boston terriers and a long-haired Chihuahua. They are crazy. Without them here, I don’t think our family would have as much fun because our […]

Student Profile: Teri Kruckeberg

Teri Kruckeberg, 17, is the daughter of Gary and Elaine Kruckenberg and is a senior at Clovis High School. What’s your favorite TV show, past and present? My favorite past TV show is Friends. My favorite present TV show is Scrubs. What is so great about your favorite sport? I like dancing because it is […]

Comics page undergoing some changes

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Our newspaper’s black-and-white comics (Page 3C today) have a new look. After months of thinking about it, asking readers’ opinions and drawing our own conclusions, and finally, negotiating prices with syndicates, we’ve added five new comics and eliminated three. We made space for the new features by moving the daily […]

Valentine’s: The most romantic day of the year

Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist To those who are born romantics, our favorite holiday is fast approaching. Have you given any thought to Valentine’s Day ? Perhaps this column will lead you in that direction. We are always on the lookout for new ways to embrace the woman or man in our lives and help him […]

Student Profile

Ali Garrett is the daughter of Ron and Jan Garrett and is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pet(s): I have three animals. I have one dog and she is 1/2 golden retriever and 1/2 Irish setter. Her name is Golda and she is 11 years old. I also have two […]