Jesus’ birth showed new way to think

Freedom New Mexico It is curious in some ways that modern-day Western Christians have created a more lavish holiday — which in many ways has become a thoroughly secular and in some ways excessive celebration in which Santa Claus and Rudolph play a larger role than the baby in the manger — of the birth […]

Tips for holiday spending offered

By Heidi Hunt: 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — Walking through a shopping mall, it’s difficult not to notice holiday decorations, crowded stores and retailers claiming to offer the best deals of the season. Before pulling out their wallets, airmen are encouraged to keep a few things in mind to […]

Remember others this holiday season

By Brig. Gen. John N.T. Shanahan: 55th Wing commander

Letters to the Editor: Couple restored faith in people

Couple restored faith in people I would like to share my story on how my faith in people and the holiday were restored. Last week, while shopping with a co-worker and some clients, we noticed how it seems the true meaning of the holiday has been lost — so we thought. We went for dinner, […]

Dec. 18 -Dec. 24 What's Happening

Friday Holiday Dance — 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., for tweens and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for teens. Youth Center. Information; 784-6833 or 784-2747. Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Information: 784-2280.

Education digest: Holiday break starts Friday

Holiday break starts Friday Clovis Municipal Schools holiday break begins Friday. Elementary schools dismiss at 11:30 a.m., secondary schools at noon and school offices will close at 2 p.m. All other offices such as the administration office, Student Support Center, maintenance and transportation will close at 2:30 p.m. Classes will resume Jan. 6. The administration […]

Clovis community brings holiday spirit to Cannon airmen

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Ty Caffrey, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Medical Squadron, gets Cannon airmen ready for fun as they celebrate the holidays at the Single Airmen Christmas Dinner on Dec. 10 at the base chapel. After a hearty holiday meal, airmen competed on stage by singing, dancing or […]

American Legion hosting community dinner

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis American Legion Post 25 is throwing a free pre-holiday dinner Saturday and it’s open to anyone. “This is for everybody in Clovis,” said Philip Duran, Post 25 member. Duran said Post 25 has prepared this meal for everyone, not just Legion members and their families. This dinner is part of […]

Press Release: Clovis holiday ‘Yard of the Month’ nominations sought

The City of Clovis is pleased to invite nominations from the public for their annual Holiday Yard of the Month program which is being organized through the city’s Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee.

12-8 Holiday happenings

The following events are taking place throughout the holiday season:

Holiday shoppers should hit up local stores for gifts

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There seems to be no end of marketing approaches in the attempt to “sell” Christmas. In fact, I suppose it’s a well known reality that many of our favorite holiday traditions had their genesis in the brainstorming rooms of Madison Avenue marketing corporations. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and the Macy […]

County kicks off holiday season with parade, tree lighting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The city’s Christmas tree was lit Saturday after the Christmas Light Parade. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer To represent the theme of Saturday’s Christmas Light Parade — Christmas Around the World — the Clovis chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America portrayed five countries, complete with red […]

Burglary awareness should increase during holiday season

Every Christmas Holiday Season there are several reported vehicle and home burglaries in which the victim’s property was targeted as a crime of opportunity. Doors to vehicles and homes had been left unlocked by the victims and the burglars were looking for such unsecured property as an easy opportunity to steal. The other issue is […]

Servicemembers’ holiday greetings now available online

American Forces Press Service SAN ANTONIO — Members of the Joint Hometown News Service recently posted more than 8,000 holiday greetings from servicemembers and their families stationed around the world on its Web site. To see the holiday greetings, family members, servicemembers and their families can visit at http://www1.dmasa.dma.mil/hometown/webpages/holidaygreetings.htm to see their greetings. The greetings […]

Empty Stocking program sees increase in children

Freedom New Mexico The number of children the Salvation Army is hoping to help has almost doubled this holiday season, according to Maj. Kevin Ray. Friday the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune will launch their annual Empty Stocking program in partnership with The Salvation Army. Every day until Christmas, a local family in need […]

Holiday mailing deadlines

Deadlines For Dec. 25 delivery Domestic U.S. Postal Service • Parcel Post: Dec. 16 • First Class letters, cards: Dec. 21 • Priority mail: Dec. 21 • Express mail: Dec. 23

Press Release: ENMU sets holiday concert

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host its annual Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4 at the University Theatre’s Mainstage. The concert features the University Singers and the Chamber Singers, conducted by Jason Paulk and accompanied by Kayla Paulk, and the Symphonic Band, directed by Dustin Seifert and […]

Nov. 25 -Nov. 30 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Carved roast beef and baked chicken Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving holiday Friday: Turkey pasta primavera Monday: Chef’s choice

Press Release: CCC art series features Broadway singers

A seasoned cast of Broadway performers will sing your favorite holiday songs on Wednesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium as part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. This special performance includes holiday classics and hilarious twists on favorite holiday tunes. Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors, Military and […]

Editor shares thanks for family

By Chris Schmaedeke: FNM columnist I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married on […]