Comic book hobby sells out its heroes

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist (Editor’s Note: This column is the first in a two-part series.) One of my delights when I get a newspaper, any newspaper, is to read the comics, the funny papers as some of us like to call them. That hasn’t changed since I was a kid. Growing up in the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Late Clovis resident receives racing recognition

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Bob Snipes said he learned many life and business lessons from his father, Jake Snipes, who was inducted into the Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame in June. “Dad was my best friend,” he said. What started as a hobby landed Jake Snipes of Clovis in the Appaloosa Horse Club […]

Feb. 4 – Treasure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Addison Foskey, of Clovis, searches for buried treasure Monday at Hillcrest Park with a metal detector. Foskey said that he been digging for treasure for ten years and that its a fun hobby and have found coins, jewelry, and to many can tabs to count.

Clovis O-line single-minded in purpose

Greg Price Outside of the football, the five starters who make up Clovis’ starting offense line are typical high schoolers. Classes, hobbies and friends are synonymous with their lives as much as football. For instance, senior tackles Skyler Hodson hopes to go into landscaping after he graduates. Junior guard Dominique Chairez plays golf and said […]

Scrapbooking experiencing comeback

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Kymberly Helton, 17, works on a page for her pageant scrapbook at her home in Clovis. The scrapbook includes pictures from the New Mexico Teen Pageant in which Helton competed in October. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She saves candy wrappers and movie stubs. She is ever searching for odd-shaped, colorful paper and cute […]

Clovis basking in the glow of retail industry’s growth

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Construction workers work on the new Lowe’s Home Center building Friday on North Prince Street in Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell The sudden emergence of Clovis as a business destination for national chains is due to a change in perception, according to local officials and developers. The designation of the Clovis-Portales area […]

Hobby for the cure

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By Eric Butler In the sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church, little wooden angels hang from the speakers. Back in the Sunday school rooms, children fit together pieces of wood into a hippopotamus or a camel marionette. Visitors to the church are often handed a small wooden cross with the word “Jesus” on it — miniatures […]

Hobby Lobby sets sights on Clovis

By Gary Mitchell Another major chain has selected Clovis for the site of a new store. Hobby Lobby Creative Center officials announced Monday plans to open an arts and crafts retail store in Clovis in the former Kmart. Officials said construction will begin soon and the store will be open by this fall. The seventh […]