Assisting children starts close to home

In a commentary by Bill Glass, founder of Bill Glass Ministries, he told of an incident at a Seattle Special Olympics event some years ago. Bill Glass has a grandson with Down’s Syndrome. The games had started and the 100-yard dash was the subject of Glass’ story. Nine contestants, all physically or mentally handicapped, lined […]

Fatty foods enjoyed in moderation

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist One of my co-workers freaked out on me the other day when I made one of my butter sandwiches. It was toast with a lot of butter. A slice of multi-grain bread pops out of the toaster, I put two wedges of butter on one side, fold it over, eat […]

TV stars could use dose of reality

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Speculative fiction writer Harlan Ellison, during the 1960s, coined the phrase “glass teat” for the television set. Since Ellison is still alive and working, I wonder what his take is on cable’s limitless channels. Or what would be the opinion of educator and philosopher Marshall McLuhan, who said “The medium […]

Flower show blooms at fair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Encanto Garden Club vice president Jacquie Wuest, right, said she hopes the club’s booth at the Curry County Fair will encourage horticulture. Also pictured are Elsie Dean, center, and Barbara Voges, left. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer An array of flowers from ageratums to zinnias will be on display […]

Helping children good place to start

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I read a commentary by Bill Glass, founder of Bill Glass Ministries. He told of an incident at a Seattle Special Olympics event some years ago. Bill Glass holds a distinct interest in issues dealing with the handicapped because he has a grandson with Down’s Syndrome. The games had started […]

April 29, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: JT Glass Co. Location: 2320 N. Main St. What they do: The business offers residential and commercial glass installation, which includes window glass, mirrors, shower doors and store fronts. Stained glass repair is also available. Who’s in charge: Jerry Trollinger Employees: One How long in business: 43 years Contact: 762-3575 or 799-0075 Hours: 8 […]

Remembering war casualties

By Sharna Johnson With a tiny paper Superman symbol no bigger than the tip of a finger stuck to the glass, Leroy “JR” Segura Jr.’s name stood out amidst the rows of golden dog tags glowing in the mid-day sun. “He always said that he was Superman,” JR’s younger brother Jake Segura said. Though he […]

Honoring the fallen

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School English teacher Renie Smith, center, presents Sandra and Leroy Segura Sr. a picture of their son, Leroy Segura Jr., a former student of Clovis High School, Monday afternoon as part of a gold tag ceremony at the Traveling Tribute Wall. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer With […]

Business Digest: Glass Doctor makes magazine

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Entrepreneur magazine listed Glass Doctor No. 318 in its 2008 “Franchise 500” list, according to a news release. Glass Doctor of Clovis, locally operated by Gene Porter, is part of the nation’s largest full-service glass provider, which serves the residential, automotive and commercial glass repair and replacement markets at […]

Time on earth shouldn’t be squandered

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist In my childhood days, when we would visit relatives, we always went to the general store. At this general store, one could find everything: feed, milk, cereal, lye, garden seed and anything else one might need. Miss Nell always stocked a wide variety of candy and plenty of bottled cokes […]

Business Digest: Auto glass store owner honored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Gene Porter, owner of the Glass Doctor of Clovis, received the 2006 Top Gun designation from the franchise during its annual conference, according to a company news release. The Top Gun designation is given to the top 10 percent of Glass Doctor franchisees who achieve certain sales, operations and […]

Engravers use cutting edge technology to create awards

Teresa Peralez uses a computer program to designate the dimensions of a picture mat to be cut. Janet Taylor-Birkey Most words are not written in stone, but where Terry Vaughn, of Cannon’s Framing and Engraving shop is concerned they might as well be. Lasers engrave, burn and cut with precision on a variety of materials […]

2/28 Business digest

Buckle names new store manager Windy Wagner has been named manager of the Buckle in North Plains Mall, according to a press release from the corporation. A graduate of West Texas A&M University, she began her career with the company in 2005, the release said. The North Plains Mall location is one of 340 Buckle […]

CCC instructor shares love of glass blowing with students

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Justin Adkins, a 23-year-old, part-time glass-blowing instructor at Clovis Community College, demonstrates his craft Monday afternoon in the entryway to the college. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer His eyes are shielded by dark-colored goggles. He’s seated behind the orange-blue flame of his torch. He begins to shape a bubble from […]

10/30 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call from a home on the 600 block of 13th Street regarding a stolen stove. The caller told police his rental home was being renovated and an electric stove was stolen sometime between Oct. […]

Souls full of spirit produce music of life

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist One of the earliest music memories I have is of Meserve School in Kansas City, Kansas. I was in third grade and I always looked forward to music class with Miss Abel, our young and energetic music teacher. She was pretty and kind and had a great enthusiasm about her […]

The Bible is the world’s magnifying glass

Judy Brandon: Local columnist Any mother with children has experienced splinter days. When our children were small, any day could become a splinter day. They might have been in the back yard or on the swing set but suddenly they would come running into the house, complaining about a splinter in a hand. On one […]

Best way to cheer up is other’s misery

Bob Huber: Local columnist When I was a kid, I often got down in the dumps, but my mother always brightened my day with homespun advice, such as: “There are people in India who have to eat rats and cockroaches. They’d give anything to have your broccoli.” “That’s a deal,” I’d reply. “I’ll even throw […]

Fun facts give filler writers due credit

Bob Huber Back in the good old days of my misspent youth (When I became well known for asking President Lincoln’s wife, “Other than that, Ma’am, how was the opera?”) newspapers printed what were called “fillers.” Those were tiny one-liners that came in handy for linotype operators when they had to fill empty spaces. Most […]

Clovis’ wildcat now behind glass

By Don McAlavy Starting at 10 a.m. today, the Clovis-Carver Public Library will display Bobby Wildcat for two weeks before he is taken back to Clovis High School. Our 53-year-old stuffed-and-mounted CHS mascot is now in his own new glass case, courtesy of the CHS Class of 1953, which met in Clovis last weekend. When […]