Lots of good people doing good deeds

by David Stevens, Editor We have good news — a lot of nice people are running around in the world, based on recent requests for readers to tell us about random acts of kindness they’ve witnessed. Last Sunday, staff writer Ryan Lengerich put together a collection of stories detailing nice things people do for one […]

Surfing your way into Las Vegas is smart and easy

Tom Di Francesca Greetings from the floor of the Las Vegas (Nevada) Convention Center. I and my trusty sidekick “K” (short for Kyocera) — which is actually a combination cellular telephone and Palm Pilot — are here to attend COMDEX. COMDEX is an acronym for “computer dealer exposition” and the event takes place in November […]

Police Blotter 10/30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7:45 Monday, school administrators contacted police to report that a contractor had found a forklift missing from a school construction site. Police issued a “be on the lookout” order for the forklift and located it about 45 minutes later in a […]

Iraq conflict looks like war of choice, not necessity

Freedom Newspapers Among the more curious developments of the past week were explicit and apparently purposeful statements by President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to the effect that the administration does not now believe — and apparently never believed — there was a direct link between Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein and the terrorist […]

Mayor’s need for speed to help charity

Clovis Mayor David Lansford knows he can’t single-handedly win the race to find the cure for diabetes — but he’s willing to help. Driving a “limited modified” stock car, Lansford will participate in “The Mayors’ Shootout Against Diabetes” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tech Motor Speedway in Lubbock. He’ll race against mayors from Lubbock […]

Vaccines required for school

A part of getting ready for school means making sure student vaccinations are up-to-date, local health and school officials say. All students are required to provide proof of up-to-date immunization for school attendance, Clovis school officials said in a recent press release. All students entering kindergarten and seventh-grade are required to have started the three-dose […]

Police urge safe driving habits

The New Mexico State Police has issued a statement urging motorists to drive safely and soberly during the summer months. To catch those who don’t, the state police will be conducting saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout the state, with an emphasis aggressive and impaired driving habits. According to the state police, 226 people died during […]

Police Blotter 8/3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis woman reported late Tuesday that several items were missing from her home at the 300 block of Axtell. The woman said all of her doors were locked but a window to her bathroom was open. A DVD player, assorted DVD […]

Project Reader Reaction — Actors

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants which actor might best portray them in a movie. Some responses: “Tom Hanks. According to Phyllis […]

Volunteers sought for education campaign

Ken De Los Santos is looking for volunteers to help staff a booth at the upcoming Curry County Fair. As Emergency Management Director for Curry County and the City of Clovis, De Los Santos said the Local Emergency Planning Commission has decided this year to offer pamphlets and other brochures that will help educate local […]

State awards program seeking nominees

The New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards is looking for a dozen residents to honor as role models. In its 33rd year, the state program recognizes volunteerism and public service and improvement of government by citizens and government employees. The program is particularly interested in nominations from outside the metro areas and from New Mexico’s […]

Family celebrates 50 years of celebrating

They keep coming back for more family fun. The Walter Baldock family has gathered on the fourth weekend in July each summer for the past 50 years to celebrate their family ties and renew relationships. This Friday through Sunday, the Baldocks will gather for their 50th annual reunion at Manzano Mountain State Park near Mountainair, […]

Pet safety urged this holiday season

Fireworks help families celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July, but those same fireworks can create problems for family pets, a local animal lover says. Bonnie Cook, in a note to the Clovis News Journal, suggested families may want to take extra precautions about their pets when the booms and the flashes start up. […]

Handmade gift can project Clovis charm

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for suggestions of gifts that epitomize Clovis. This idea came from Glenda Horner: “I would give something handmade — a very flat piece of plain brown wood with a lovely gold figurine glued on it. Engraved on the wood would be the words: “Clovis, N.M.: A mesa full […]

Reporter’s Notebook — Last Meal 2

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for story’s about mothers. Steve Deleon of Clovis wrote: “Growing up with my father in the Air Force, my mother always kept the household going even though we had to move just about every three years. “I have a sister and it was especially hard on us as […]

Reporter’s Notebook — Mother

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for story’s about mothers. Steve Deleon of Clovis wrote: “Growing up with my father in the Air Force, my mother always kept the household going even though we had to move just about every three years. “I have a sister and it was especially hard on us as […]

From the editor’s desk

Those who’ve grown up around here have heard the warnings all of our lives — we’re going to run out of water some day. Some day is not that far away anymore. If we don’t do something quick — drastically reduce our water consumption or figure out a way to get more water in here […]

Reporter’s notebook — Last Meal

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for their last-meal request. One response, from Ken De Los Santos of Clovis: “I would want to have all my favorite junk foods, which include hot wings, fried zucchini, fried pickle slices, fried chicken strips with ranch dressing, and — for dessert — turtle cheesecake, yellow cake […]