Residents know how to spend the holiday

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Kamron Canchola, 5, of Clovis, takes a swing at a junk car during a car bash Sunday at the Smoke on the Water celebration at Greene Acres Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Whether relaxing with friends, visiting out-of-state relatives, working in public safety jobs, or working to keep […]

July 4 Closings

CNJ Staff Reports Most government agencies will be closed on Monday in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. Many local banks are also closed, along with some retail businesses. The Clovis News Journal offices will be closed, but subscribers who do not receive their Monday papers may call 763-3431, extension 1, between 8 a.m. […]

St. Patrick’s Day national holiday back in Ireland

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Trudi and Alan McEntee mix up a batch of Irish stew to serve today to the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. CNJ Staff Photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber Today is St. Patrick’s Day. That means Mass, international parades, games and other exciting festivities are being held in Ireland. That’s according to […]

There is value and power in holiday tradition

Clyde Davis There are, of course, a few bowl games left, like the last swirls of water after you drain a hot tub. Even as I write this, I anticipate watching one tonight. There may also be remaining pieces of fruit cake, if they are not stale, and since many in our group of friends […]

CHS holiday tournament schedule

CNJ STAFF Boys Milk Cow Classic At Rock Staubus Gym Today’s games Amarillo Tascosa vs. Los Lunas, 10:45 a.m. Rio Rancho vs. Las Cruces Onate, 2:45 p.m. Santa Fe St. Michael’s vs. Abilene Cooper, 4:30 p.m. Mustang, Okla., vs. Clovis, 8 p.m. Girls Plateau Holiday Classic At Rock Staubus Gym Today’s games Portales vs. Clovis […]

There will be Christmas closings in Clovis

CNJ STAFF REPORT All city and county offices will be open until 5 p.m. today for Christmas Eve, officials said. However, most city and county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday, they added. City sanitation trucks will not make pick ups Thursday, Christmas Day; however, the trucks will make commercial […]

Cancer victim faces lonely Christmas

By Eric Butler This holiday season, as in most years, the burdens that Sophie bears will be hers alone. With little income to stretch out for things like Christmas gifts, maybe it’s lucky for Sophie (not her real name) that she doesn’t have to worry about accommodating wishes by children and grandchildren for specific, out-of-her-price-range […]

Family feels Christmas spirit through adversity

Eric Butler o Fund could help relieve pressure for a family new to the Clovis community. By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT Even through the tough times, Margie tries to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas. She won’t be able to offer her two children much in the way of gifts this year, but Margie (not […]

Show makes magical Christmas memories

There was a magical, lit-up wonderland feel to those holiday trips into Pittsburgh. New Year’s Eve would often include snow, almost always brought sub-freezing temperatures, and nearly every year, the trip down to Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh’s ornate showplace, to see the Duquesne University Tamburitzans. It was a world of magic to a young boy. This […]

Disabled parents need some holiday help

Eric Butler Sylvia had grown used to supporting her husband Charles ever since the time his health situation deteriorated to the point where he couldn’t work any more. That was 15 years ago. Even when Sylvia gave birth to a daughter five years ago, everything seemed fine. But life for Sylvia and Charles (not their […]

Mom wants good holiday memories for her son

Eric Butler Most kids don’t remember their first Christmas. Or do they? After moving to the area from Texas eight months ago, Annie (not her real name) isn’t sure of the answer to that question. But if her year-old son does retain memories, she wants them to be good ones. Annie, a single mother, actually […]

Alcohol and driving: A deadly combination

By Mike Linn The holiday season brings with it Christmas parties, time off from work and plenty of down time with family and friends. It also brings with it drunk driving. More people calling taxi cabs from bars. And more alcohol-related crimes. In an effort to keep drinking and driving at bay this holiday season, […]

Fund helps ease holiday stress

By Eric Butler Some families limit the amount of gift-giving at Christmas time, on account of the size of the family, to one per person. It’s often a flexible rule that’s easily broken when Dec. 25 comes around. But being capable of giving even one gift to each of her four children is something Cindy […]

Buy, bye bucks

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Cathy Gowing arranges newly arrived Poinsettias on Wednesday at United Supermarkets in Muleshoe. A general merchandise manager, Gowing said the store receives shipments of the traditional holiday plant about once a week. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Personnel at several of Clovis stores said they are ready for the expected post-Thanksgiving […]

Holiday Closings

The following city of Clovis offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday: City Hall, Public Works, Parks, Clovis Area Transit Service, Friendship Senior Center, Baxter-Curran Senior Center, the Alice Converse meal site, and Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library also will be closed Saturday. The city will pick up commercial and polycart […]

Army: 400 families just too few

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. When local Salvation Army director Hector Diaz says he already has 400 families signed up to receive holiday meal boxes this year, what comes next isn’t really […]

Summer’s last fling

By Gary Mitchell Ernie Kos was struggling with a dilemma for the Labor Day holiday. But it was a pleasant dilemma. “I was torn between going to the lake or to the mountains,” said the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce executive director. “The mountains won out when we checked with the weather man and found […]

Offices close for Labor Day holiday

CNJ Staff All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Independence Day holiday. Specifically, the following city offices will be closed Monday: Clovis City Hall, Public Works, the Clovis Area Transit System, the Friendship Center, Baxter-Curren Senior Center and Clovis-Carver Public Library. However, Baxter-Curren Senior Center will hold […]

Offices close for Independence Day holiday

CNJ Staff All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Independence Day holiday. Specifically, the following city offices will be closed Friday and Saturday: Clovis City Hall, Public Works, the Clovis Area Transit System, the Friendship Center, Baxter-Curren Senior Center and Clovis-Carver Public Library. The Friday night dance […]

Vets question if holiday has new meaning

Rick White Somewhere between the time Jim Cowman was growing up in rural Michigan and his return from a tour of duty in Vietnam, the meaning of Memorial Day changed. Cowman, 65, cites a decline in patriotism and a more complex world as reasons why he thinks the national holiday honoring those who died while […]