Business Digest 6/1

Fun-Putt reopens for business After acquiring it from Play Inc., new owner Paul LeClear has reopened the Fun-Putt Fun-Time Miniature Golf course at 1520 Thornton. LeClear estimates that it’s been “three or four years” since anybody had played a round at the site — until, that is, LeClear officially opened for business two weeks ago. […]

Cats dyeing to advance

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Clovis High senior Mark Replogle, center, came up with the idea that all the varsity baseball players should dye their hair blond. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Mark Replogle and the Clovis Wildcats baseball team are hoping it’s true blonds have more fun. Wildcat players bleached their hair blond this week in […]

Support strong for Kid to remain at rest

Ned Cantwell: State columnist There is some big stuff going on, and I am not just talking about who is going to be our next American Idol. Don’t laugh. The word derives from “idolatry,” the “worship of a physical object as a god.” That is why, once chosen, we always remember and respect these emerging […]

Business center’s help keeps Casel-Land fun

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Anthony Durate takes advantage of the nice weather Monday with a go cart ride at Casel-Land Fun Center Inc. in Clovis. Casel-Land attributes their success to God, and a small business help center. CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos. By Glen Seeber Kara and Kelly Caselman, owners of Casel-Land Fun Center Inc., give God the credit […]

Being misunderstood is no fun at all

By Curtis Shelburne Being misunderstood is no fun at all By Curtis Shelburne Being misunderstood is no fun at all, as Mel Gibson is now finding out firsthand. Not that many months ago, Mel would certainly have been considered the darling of any television talk venue. Reel him in to talk about any upcoming movie, […]

amos turns holiday glutton

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. boss this holiday season got the best of me i turned into a cheese-a-holic i don t know […]

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. […]

Clovis not spooked by Halloween fun

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about Halloween. Some responses: “Halloween, as in any activity, can be fun or evil. I believe this age-long tradition should be a fun time for children. We as adults should find ways to pass along the fun times for our children. There is enough evil […]

Halloween is all about fun, not evil

Clyde Davis Once upon a place and time, there was a magical, charming, innocent world. The autumn days would follow frosty nights, moving from jacket to shirtsleeves to jacket again, and the buckeyes and acorns would leap from the trees into the waiting paws of squirrels or little boys who threw them at unwary targets. […]

Going to Africa … in Clovis

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Eric Yates, 10, right, a fifth-grader at Barry Elementary, hands sixth-grader J.C. Sandoval beads to purchase a Kente Cloth during African Market Day Tuesday at the school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Gary Mitchell The threat of a light drizzling rain Wednesday didn’t deter the youngsters from “Wasuta Village,” also known as Barry Elementary […]

‘Lions’ movie fun for entire pride

Stacy Allen Secondhand Lions is a fun, adventurous comedy fit for the entire family. Michael Caine and Robert Duvall are wonderful actors who stray from their norm in this Tim McCanlies film. Even though the characters and the stories they tell are completely unbelievable, the audience will fall in love with the idea of believing […]

Fair mixes fitness, fun

By Darrell Todd Maurina Getting stuck in the arm by a nurse wielding a sharp needle wasn’t K’Lynn Ferguson’s idea of fun, but her mother Sabrina said she was glad Wednesday’s health fair combined fun with important medical services. Ferguson was among the dozens and dozens of Clovis children and teenagers who showed up at […]

‘Bad Boys II’ a good action comedy

By Stacy Allen If you liked “Bad Boys,” then you will love “Bad Boys II. “ The characters are back in another Miami drug case in a fast-paced movie involving action scenes intermixed with hilarious dialogue. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith work great as a team and play off each other with an air that […]

Towns celebrate border connection

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Devon Rose, 4, of Farwell, dressed as Uncle Sam, points to the start of the parade as and Emily Autrey, 4, of Texico, dressed as Betsy Ross, waves to the emergency personal during Saturday’s parade at the 37th annual celebration of Bordertown Days. By Janet Bresenham Stephanie Vega, 13, enjoyed everything about Saturday’s 37th annual […]

Rally shows off different kind of hog

By Gary Mitchell Like the fabled Phoenix rising from its own ashes, the Badlands Street Party has the makings of success after its earlier demise, organizers say. “We’re pretty pleased,” said Brent Capshaw, an event organizer. “For something that was belly-up and canceled about six months ago, it’s coming along well, thanks to the effort […]

Soapbox derby draws 15 competitors and plenty of support from family

By Janet Bresenham Keeping your head down can prove helpful for many situations in life. For the Clovis Soap Box Derby, it can mean the difference between winning or losing a run. “You duck your head down as low as you can go,” said Morgan Mayfield, 10, of Texico, in between heats of her first […]

Girls getting into Soap Box Derby fever

By Eric Butler Tara DeWitt liked last year’s Clovis Soap Box Derby so much she recruited a couple of friends. DeWitt, 11, is one of 15 entrants in the 2003 derby being held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday on Sycamore Street near Yucca Junior High. While she was one of only three girls in the […]

Fishing, family, fun

By Helena Rodriguez Reels for real kids: Fishing Derby all about family, fun and fishing By Helena Rodriguez CNJ STAFF WRITER Helena _Rodriguez@link.freedom.com The 16th annual Optimist Club of Clovis Fishing Derby, scheduled Saturday at Ned Houk Park, is a way to get children away from the television and into the reeling outdoors, according to […]

Pioneer Days offers fun

By Clyde Davis Age is mostly a matter of perspective, whether it’s attached to buildings, persons or objects. I cringe when I go into an antique store and see the prices sometimes attached to familiar objects — even toys — from my childhood. Did you ever have the feeling you should not have cleaned out […]

Young beats old at alumni game

By Eric Butler They tried various forms of distraction — physical and verbal — when their younger counterparts came to the free throw line. They tried to literally throw their weight around on their thinner opponents. They even put six men out on the court for two exchanges in the fourth quarter. But alas, the […]