Fresh coat of paint won’t fool God

I saw an advertisement in a large city newspaper that outlined all the summer activities that a certain city was providing for the school-age children. Times have changed. When children live in metropolitan areas, opportunities for play and activities during the summer are scheduled so busy and working parents can have options for childcare in […]

Resident remembers Hotel Clovis history

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Anna Wyatt looks at the spot where her styling chair was once anchored to the floor in the Hotel Clovis. Wyatt said in the 1960′s when she worked at the hotel, she was only the third female barber to be licensed in the state. Sharna Johnson A lot has changed […]

Ranchvale students paint veterinary hospital

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ranchvale sixth grader Aaliyah Lane adds teeth to her painting of a shark Wednesday on a ceiling tile for the Clovis Veterinary Hospital. Liliana Castillo Ranchvale Elementary School students brought a little bit of color to the Clovis Veterinary Hospital. Twenty-five fourth- through sixth-graders applied their artistic talents to the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Paint the town, holiday stuff and The Great War ends

Good morning, happy Veterans Day and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Help needed Your chance to paint the town…literally. Clovis MainStreet is still looking for volunteers to prep and paint buildings a block worth of buildings downtown. It’s from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday. Meet at Patchwork House, 519 Main. For more […]

Group seeking volunteers to paint buildings

CNJ staff Volunteers are being sought to help paint buildings Saturday in downtown Clovis. The Facade Squad, a group geared toward revitalizing the downtown area, will work from noon to 4 p.m. on the east side of the Fifth Street block off Main Street, according to a press release. Volunteers will meet at the Patchwork […]

Program seeking paint donations

CNJ staff The Artists of America of New Mexico program called Windows on the World is looking for donations of paint for murals that will be painted in Clovis. The program is looking for black, white, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple paint, according to organizer Mary Kathryn Barris. Paint can be taken […]

Painting is their passion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tasha Hicks, left, and friend Megen Graddy work on a mural Friday on the west side of Bike Dude, a bike store on Grand Street. The two childhood friends are artists and hope to start a business. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Two artists are hoping to paint their […]

Children paint to imagination’s tune in ENMU, Melrose schools joint project

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melrose Elementary School fifth graders Jaydan Beard, from left to right, Victoria Adame, and Zoe Rodriguez paint Friday during a session at the school. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Paint intertwines with the sound of a wind symphony in a collaboration between Eastern New Mexico University and Melrose Municipal […]

God gives best makeover

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Summertime reminds me of the days spent with our cousins who lived on a farm near a quaint little town in eastern Oklahoma. Susie and I always looked forward to visiting because their picturesque farm seemed hidden from the world. Susie and I were just captivated by our cousins’ lives […]

Feb. 23 – War paint

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Del Valle’s Isaac Herrera waits on third base Saturday during the Clovis Invitational Tournament at Bell Park.

In tribute: Christmas baby was crafty lady

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Carmen Greathouse was an artist on the job, an artist in the kitchen, and an artist in charity. She was also a dedicated mother, family members said. A Portales resident, Greathouse died Sept. 28 at age 76. “She was excellent,” said daughter Tomma Irvine. “She was always there. She […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Students give campus fresh coat of paint

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer About 18 students spent their summer painting the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, according to Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy. The painting involved switching the school colors at what was Gattis Junior High from gray and green to the high school’s signature purple and white. “The kids […]

Military Feature: Cadets freshen up jets’ paint jobs

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Courtesy photo: 2nd Lt. George Tobias, Cannon Air Force Base Senior Airman Timothy Woelk, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, paints the tail of the F-111 located at Seventh Street and Highway 60/84. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer F-111 jets posed to greet travelers coming in to Clovis and Portales recently got facelifts courtesy of visiting […]

It’s Their Business: Aucutt’s Paint Store

Name: Aucutt’s Paint Store Location: 2000 Mitchell St. What they do: Sell Benjamin Moore house paints, Dupont automotive paints, Coronado industrial coatings; specialty products such as swimming pool paints, potable water container coatings, and epoxy and urethane coatings; and Hunter Douglas window coverings. Who’s in charge: Tisha Brothers is the owner. Employees: Four plus Brothers. […]

Nov. 14, 2006 Business Digest

Paint store making move to Prince St. Sherwin-Williams is moving its retail paint store from downtown Clovis to North Prince Street, according to store manager Rusty Baker. Baker said the new store will have 5,000 square feet of space, 25 percent more than the 1201 North Main St. location. Assistant Manager Jeff Huddleston said the […]

Finicky artists

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Charlie, who is partially blind, was the featured artist at Saturday’s first Sundance Ranch cat art auction. His painting titled “Friends” sold for $180. CNJ staff photos: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The artist rejects his canvas, slinking into a corner, his right paw covered in neon orange paint. Charlie, whose black-and-white […]

Graffiti artists should find their own canvases

Grant McGee Local Columnist There’s a water tank on the outskirts of Clovis with a name spray painted in black across it. I always wondered whose name that was. Just the other day someone mentioned him in passing. Now I know he’s a Latin rap star from Houston. I guess one of his fans, in […]

6/2 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8:30 May 19, an officer on patrol discovered a car parked in the middle of the southbound lane on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The driver of the car had gray paint covering the bottom of his face from his nose down […]

5/14 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. May 6, an officer dispatched to the 1300 block of Pile Street for a domestic dispute met with a female who said her boyfriend had closed her hand in a drawer and hit her repeatedly. An ambulance was called […]

Day trips: Cadillac Ranch West Texas landmark

Compiled by Kevin Wilson It’s been an unmistakeable feature of West Texas, and Cadillacs, for more than three decades. It’s been the subject of numerous magazine and newspaper stories, documentaries and even a theatrical film. It can be a day of fun for a family with a few cans of spray paint. The Cadillac ranch, […]