Casper and Lakota

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Name: Casper, an Akita, 4 and Lakota, a German Shepherd, 3 About: Both dogs are certified therapy, search, rescue and protection dogs. “Personally, I believe dogs are happier when they have a job.” Owner name: David Kelso

Pet of the day: Herman

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Name: Herman About: Herman is a beta fish. He is tough. He has been with me for more than two years and moved half-way across the country. For most of the time he lived in a fishbowl mounted on the wall but now he lives in a vase on a desk in the office. Owner: […]

Jan. 11, 2008 Passing through

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Valerie Nye By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Valerie Nye Hometown: San Manuel, Ariz. Traveling to: Headed back to Arizona after visiting her husband, whose job has him temporarily living in Clovis. Thoughts on Clovis: “The people in the library are real friendly. It is very windy and cold here.” Passing through is compiled […]

Pet of the day: Cali

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Name: Cali About: Calie is 2 1/2 years old and is a pure bred Golden Retriever. She is very protective, which is not usual for a Golden. She takes care of all our other animals and loves riding in the car. She likes to sit in the drivers seat when we are shopping. Owner: MaryLou […]

Pet of the day: Misty the ferrett

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Name: Misty About: He is the most playful critter I’ve ever owned. He’s 2 years old. He is the worst thing in the world for hiding things. He likes to get my keys and hide them in the couch. I got him at the pet store in Jonesboro, Arkansas. My favorite thing to do with […]

It’s Their Business: A-1 Alignment

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A-1 Alignment By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: A-1 Alignment Location: 620 Commerce Way What they do: The offer automotive services, including computerized front and rear alignment, computerized balancing; brake, shock and strut service; and c.v. boot and joint overload springs. They also carry and sell tires and perform complete front end auto repairs. […]

Max

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Name: Max About: Max is ten pounds of ferociousness, that is if you count barking at a trash can and the vaccuum as being ferocious. He loves snuggling up to people, licking them and ripping the legs off of all of his stuffed animals. He doesn’t enjoy wearing clothes or his cowboy boots that I […]

Sadie

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Name: Sadie About: Sadie is very cuddly and sleeps under the covers with her head on a pillow. Her favorite food is pumpkin. Maybe that’s why her fur is orange. Owner: Cortney Graham

Tifa

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Name: Tifa, she is a Rottweiler About: She is about two years old and still very much a puppy…. She insists she is a lap dog! She loves to play with our kids, with her rope ties and wrestle… When she absolutely wants attention she oozes into our lap, with half of her body still […]

Soldier’s family seeks answers

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Courtesy photo Army National Guard Sergeant Benjamin Griego was found dead in his quarters July 13 at White Sands Missile Range in Alamogordo. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Benjamin Griego’s family braces themselves for their first Christmas without him, they are filled with unanswered questions and frustration about his death. The Army National […]

Far from the Sere ‘N’ Geti

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Dr. Leslie Morrow meets hyenas Sere ‘N’ Geti Friday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. The hyena pair, Sere, top, and Geti were named by Morrow, whose submission won the Name the Hyenas contest sponsored by the zoo and the Clovis News Journal. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Their native land […]

12-7-07 Passing through

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Name: Josh Atkinson Hometown: Lubbock Traveling to: On his way to Lubbock after taking a trip to Albuquerque. Thoughts on Clovis: “I think it’s the best town between Lubbock and Albuquerque.”

Some holiday gifts keep on giving

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Several years ago, Sinbad and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in a Christmas comedy about, among other things, parents attempting to latch onto the perfect, coveted and much sought after gift for their children. As is usually the case with Christmas comedy movies, there is a heartwarming underlying message about reconciliation, real […]

Roosevelt sheriff releases name in child’s death

Freedom Newspapers The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the 9-month-old girl whose death Wednesday is being investigated. Kyler Willis was discovered about 1 p.m. Wednesday at 109 E. Sixth St. in Portales when paramedics from the Portales Fire Department were dispatched to attend to an unresponsive child. Officials will not say […]

It’s Their Business: Hacienda Home Center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Hacienda Home Center Location: 200 E. Brady Ave. What they do: Sell hardware, building materials, paint, lawn and garden supplies, farm and ranch items, and home decor. Who’s in charge: Danny Lucero is the manager. Employees: 20 How long in business: about 30 years Hours of business: 8 […]

Seven vie for judicial position

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A seventh applicant’s name was added to the list for a judicial vacancy in the 9th Judicial District, according to a press release from the Judicial Nominating Commissions. Fred Van Soelen’s name was left off the original list released on Friday. Van Soelen’s application was turned in on time but […]

It’s Their Business: Mickey’s Uniforms

Name: Mickey’s Uniforms & More Location: 500 N. Main St. What they do: Sell uniforms, including medical scrubs, nurses uniforms, shoes and support hose, lab coats, emergency medical technician pants; stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs; restaurant aprons, and uniforms for housekeeping and maintenance personnel. Who’s in charge: Mickey Erwin is the owner, and Lisa Sintas is […]

It’s their business: Bigs Lots

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Big Lots Location: 820 E. 21st St. What they do: Sell name-brand products at closeout prices. Who’s in charge: Ralph Aguilar is the manager. Employees: 19 How long in business: Two years Hours of business: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, […]

Aug. 6, 1984

The front page of the Clovis News-Journal reported that movie star Richard Burton had died at the age of 58 from a brain hemorrhage. … An expanded mission had prompted a Cannon Air Force Base squadron to change its name from 2040th Communication Squadron to 2040th Information Systems Squadron. … David Dodson of Clovis, head […]

‘Julio’ popular name in Hispanic family

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Before the month is over, I must write about how popular the name Julio is in my family. My dad is named Julio. His favorite uncle was named Julio and he has cousins named Julio. Many males born in July on my father’s side of the family are named […]