Clovis takes a day to pray

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School’s Ashley Ramirez, 9, sang praise songs during Thursday’s National Day of Prayer rally in front of the Curry County Courthouse. Nineteen third-graders came from the school to lead the pledge of allegiance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For about an hour and a half, a portion […]

Day-care dilemma

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Sabrina Prucey of Clovis cares for infants at ABC Child Development Center. Prucey has worked at the center for about a year. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Emotional mothers desperate for child-care pleaded with Christy Masterson on a daily basis. “I was flooded with calls. I would get phone […]

Fireworks fly high at annual event

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Spectators watch fireworks erupt over Greene Acres Park during “Smoke on the Water” Monday night. (CNJ Correspondent: Andrew Chavez) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer For Clovis residents Christy and Richard Masterson, July Fourth is more than fireworks and barbecue. They said American freedom is where it’s at for them — especially after spending three […]

Standoff ends with arrest

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A standoff that began Thursday afternoon at a house near The Restaurant at Fox Run ended at 4 a.m. Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Pastor Richard Masterson Jr. said his prayers were answered early Friday morning when a 14-hour standoff near The Restaurant at Fox Run ended without […]

Bug club sending enthusiasts to the street

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Casey Masterson paid $6,200 for his 2003 Volkswagen dune buggy — then started a Volkswagen club. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich There is just something about an air-cooled Volkswagen. Whether it’s the rough vibrations and off-road style of a dune buggy or the immediate recognizability of a hard-top beetle — when there’s no […]