Suspect arrested in McDonald’s theft

CNJ staff A man facing several felony and misdemeanor charges related to burglaries and thefts in Clovis has been arrested for breaking into the McDonald’s on Mabry Drive and taking a donation box valued at $75, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said Alfred Sena, 34, of Clovis, was caught early Saturday a […]

Donation box stolen from McDonald’s

CNJ staff A donation box valued at $75 was taken from a McDonald’s on Mabry Drive on Friday during a break-in, according to a Clovis Police Department incident report. The break-in was reported by an employee when she reported to work at 3:55 a.m. Friday. The report indicated an officer believed a rock was used […]

I-40 opened after brief shutdown

After a four hour closure I-40 was re-opened Friday allowing motorists to continue westbound to Albuquerque. The interstate was first closed at 10 a.m., from mile marker 239 to 329, which is from Tucumcari to the Torrance county line, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald. McDonald said at that time, I-40 was snow […]

Business digest — Sept. 20

Owner receives Ronald Award John Snowberger, who owns McDonald’s restaurants in Clovis, Portales, Tucumcari and Roswell, was given the Ronald Award, an annual honor for the top owner/operator in each region for the fast-food restaurant. Snowberger is part of the Greater Southwest Region, which includes parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and New Mexico. He was […]

Religion feature: Church welcomes new music director

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Courtesy photo Ken McDonald, shown with his wife Marge, is the new director of music ministries at First United Methodist Church in Clovis First United Methodist Church in Clovis is pleased to announce the addition of Ken McDonald to its professional staff. McDonald will serve as the director of music ministries and brings a wealth […]

Police arrest Farwell man in McDonald’s restaurant crash

A 24-year-old Farwell man was arrested Friday evening after Clovis police said he crashed into McDonald’s restaurant on Mabry Drive and fled the scene. James Willoughby is charged with aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and failing to notify police of a crash, according to Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders. Sanders […]

New McDonald’s opening day set

CNJ staff McDonald’s owner John Snowberger said opening day for his newest location is planned for Sept. 7. Snowberger said the North Prince Street restaurant is expected to open for business at 10:30 a.m. offering the lunch menu. Simultaneously, the Mitchell Street McDonald’s will close for construction as soon as breakfast is finished at 10:30 […]

Friday morning briefing: McDonald’s expanding

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Local generosity contagious

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Kendra Beevers pulled forward at the McDonald’s drive-thru Tuesday morning, and found out another customer had paid it forward. “I wanted to cry. I still want to cry,” she said of finding out the driver in front of her paid for her meal. Beevers cares for her fianc

Area McDonald’s helping celebrate anniversary

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico More than 7,500 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo since its opening in 1983, including several hundred from Clovis and Portales, according to House Executive Director Jan Reid. Several local McDonald’s will help the Amarillo chapter of the global charity celebrate its 25th anniversary on […]

McDonald’s owners hoping to find Wendy

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Wendy, a brindle boxer who belongs to John and Robyn Snowberger, escaped from her owners’ back yard on March 11. (Courtesy photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The search for Wendy has reached a scale unseen for many dogs: A description of her flashes across electronic message boards at two Clovis restaurants; her photo […]

This stuff seems to be everywhere

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist I don’t want to be indelicate (a word that guarantees an audience as surely as “viewer discretion advised”), but I’m increasingly miffed by the proliferation of lawyer droppings. You can’t drink a cup of coffee, buy a garden hose, wheel barrow, or power tool, install a computer program, take a […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats topl Santa Fe High in three

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Junior Jasmine McDonald and sophomore Lainey Flatow recorded 10 kills apiece Thursday night as the Clovis High volleyball team downed Santa Fe High 25-14, 25-20, 25-17. Siobhan Flatow added seven kills and Haleigh Marshall collected five for the Lady Wildcats (6-4), who led virtually all the way against the Lady […]

McDonald, William

William (Bill) McDonald, 91, of Clovis died Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 22, 1914, in Bovina. Family members said he served God in faith and actions. He served as a deacon for more than 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and reading, family members said. Examples of his woodworking […]

Lady Cats state title contenders

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Clovis girls track coach Darrel Ray, right, shows Lady Cats sophomore Jasmine McDonald she took off too far from the bar after a missed high jump earlier this month dring the Wildcat Relays. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Some of them suffered a heartbreaking five-game loss at state in volleyball. […]

McDonald, Kyle

Kyle Sean McDonald, 37, died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Beaumont, Texas. Born in Houston on Nov. 28, 1968, he grew up in Portales, where he attended elementary, junior high and high school. He graduated from Grossmont High School in San Diego in 1987 and attended Lamar University in Beaumont, where he was a longtime resident. […]

Lady Cats take first in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis sophomore Ebony Bunton clears the bar during the high jump Thursday at the Wildcat Relays. Bunton won the event, clearing 5 feet, 5 inches. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer There was no tripping up Kim Perkins this time. Perkins, who fell in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles Monday […]

Term ‘dead-end’ insult to honest work

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Certain jobs are derisively referred to as “burger flipper” or “dead-end” jobs. I’d like someone to define a dead-end job. For example, I started out as a professor of economics at California State University, Los Angeles, and then at Temple University and for the past 25 years at George Mason […]

J. W. “Mac” McDonald

Sharna Johnson After spending 30 days in the English Channel onboard ship waiting for the Germans to surrender… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. J. W. “Mac” McDonald Dates of […]

McDonald, Verna Bell

b>Verna Bell McDonald Services: Have been held. Verna Bell McDonald, 78, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Quanah, Texas. She had worked the past 15 years with small children, and enjoyed being a grandmother. She was a resident of Portales for 52 […]