Not many food items on ban list

Karl Terry Michelle Obama doesn’t like beets and apparently neither does her husband. My grandmother once called me her little beet-eater because I liked the red root vegetable that I really only ever got at her table. I don’t think they were fresh beets too often but their sweetness seemed to me a little like […]

Local happenings in 1937

Selected items from “The Local Happenings” column as printed in a 1937 edition of the Clovis Free Press: • Buck Barnes of the Barnes Cleaners must be trying to reduce as he was seen last Friday during the worst of the wind and sand storm coming from Hillcrest Park riding a bicycle. Surely it couldn’t […]

Make A Wish holding auction

CNJ staff The New Mexico chapter of Make A Wish is holding its inaugural auction 4 p.m. July 24 at the Lyceum Theatre. Organizers are hoping to raise $25,000 for Make A Wish, which grants the fondest wish of a child with a life-threatening illness or condition. The auction is followed by a 7 p.m. […]

Texas artist featured at CCC museum

CNJ staff The Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery at Clovis Community College is currently hosting artwork of West Texas artist Cherine Marie. The exhibit is through Aug. 31. Marie is a self-taught artist and photographer who presents items in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel and sculpture. She is known for her feathered horse design that […]

Commissaries agency closing ‘brand name’ loophole

By Tom Philpott: Military Update One great strength of military commissaries is that patrons can buy brand name items at deep discounts, comfortable in the knowledge they are quality products, food safety isn’t an issue, and most goods are identical to those sold commercially off base and back home. The “brand name” system brings another […]

Live buffalo among KENW auction items

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A live buffalo is up for bid in this year’s KENW online fundraising auction. The buffalo, a 3-year-old male pet belonging to a Portales man, is for sale along with about 820 other items — ranging from an autographed Green Bay Packers football to out-of-production Barbie dolls to couches. […]

New flood map unveiled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis unveiled a new and smaller flood hazard map, the next step in what could mean lower insurance rates for some homeowners. The map presented Wednesday at a public works committee meeting will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for final consideration. The city participates in FEMA’s […]

Meetings watch: City public works

The Clovis Public Works Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the City Hall assembly room. Agenda items include: • Roadway prioritization. City Engineer Justin Howalt said at a previous city commission meeting that 14 roadways needing improvements will be prioritized in preparation for seeking money to complete the projects. • Discussion of access management. • […]

Melrose council objects to man reclaiming items from dumpsters

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Courtesy photo: Ted Stretmoyer Melrose village council members say they want to prohibit people from being able to go through trash in the village’s dumpsters for safety and security reasons. Melrose resident Ted Stretmoyer said for a year he has salvaged useful items from village trash dumpsters and donated them to charities. By Sharna Johnson: […]

Meetings Watch: City approves two items, celebrates commissioner’s 80th birthday

The Clovis City Commission met in special session Wednesday at City Hall. Both items on the agenda were approved unanimously. Seven commissioners were present. Commissioner Juan Garza did not attend the 10 a.m. meeting.Items approved: • A change order for construction at the Wellness Center. City Purchasing Agent David Boswell said a water line had […]