Retired Navy chief concerned vets overlooked

CNJ staff Local veterans and residents are set to gather Monday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens cemetery to honor and remember lives lost in defense of the nation. “I don’t believe the veterans get enough recognition,” retired veteran Rick Robertson said. “Stop to think about it. Every generation starting with the Revolutionary War has had […]

October business licenses

CNJ Staff The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in October: Name: B and S Enterprises Type: Consultant Owner: William E. Carey Location: 3833 Nancy Lopez Name: Fleming, Widner and Jones PA Type: Accountant Owner: Charles Fleming Location: 220 East Seventh St. Name: Just Ask Julie Type: Consultant Owner: Julie Quintero […]

Gardening can be year-round hobby

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I am in the middle of the world’s longest ongoing project — cleaning and categorizing the garage. The workspace-clearing piece is important, as is the Christmas shelf area, not to mention the hanging of tools and storing of the toys. It is easy to get distracted from such an enjoyable […]

6/6 Business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in May: • Mike’s Landscaping Type: 1430 Landscaping Owner: Mike C. Martinez Location: 135 Summer Court • Custom Car Crazy Type: 240 Electronics Owner: Tyler Brown Location: 105 W. Casablanca Unit 55 • Tivis Plumbing Type: 130 Plumbing Owner: Rocky Tivis Location: 7892 NM […]

2006 Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff What: Home and Garden Show Where: Clovis Civic Center When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Five things to do at the 2006 Home and Garden Show: • Have your blood tested for diabetes by local health professionals • Talk with builders about constructing your dream […]

Business licenses

CNJ staff The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in February: • K2 Powerwash Type: Janitorial service Owner: Keith Kiser Location: 216 Diamondhead • VL Flags.com Type: General Merchandise Owner: Vernon Thorn Location: 6505 E. Central No. 243, Wichita, Kan. • Signart of New Mexico Type: Signs Owner: Daniel Jones Location: […]

Benefits of yard work outweigh challenges

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There’s a book by western writer Elmer Kelton set, as are most of his stories, in West Texas. The name of the novel is “The Time It Never Rained.” This could provide us with an apt title for the winter we are just finishing. Nonetheless, the time is upon us […]

Leary, Leonard

Leonard Leary, 66, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born March 7, 1939, in Reading, Mass., to Marcella and Philip F. Leary. Mr. Leary graduated from high school in Reading in 1956. He moved to Portales in 1962 to attend Eastern New Mexico University. He earned a bachelor of […]

Spring greening: Experts say a little work can lead to lush garden in summer

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Eastern New Mexico University grounds employee Danny Silva aerates the school’s soccer field Friday in Portales. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Sharna Johnson Recent warm weather may have local residents inspired to begin sprucing up outside. Curry County Extension Agent Stan Jones said it’s still a little early to begin gardening, but it’s a great […]

Texas trooper remembered for love of job, green thumb

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steve Myrick of Clovis said the hardest part about his son’s accidental death was not being able to say goodbye. Matthew Myrick’s four children did the best they could. They wrote letters to their father, a Texas state trooper who was killed while on duty Jan. 20 in a […]