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What a year

We have several letters to the editor planned for Sunday’s paper. Here’s a preview:

Letters set for Sunday

We have several letters to the editor planned for Sunday’s paper. Here’s a preview:

If it feels good, watch out

We have several letters to the editor planned for Sunday’s paper. Here’s a preview:

Honoring the fallen

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School English teacher Renie Smith, center, presents Sandra and Leroy Segura Sr. a picture of their son, Leroy Segura Jr., a former student of Clovis High School, Monday afternoon as part of a gold tag ceremony at the Traveling Tribute Wall. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer With […]

It’s Their Business: Sandia Wholesale

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Sandia Wholesale By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Sandia Wholesale What they do: They sell snack items and paper products in bulk quantities. Who’s in charge: Jim Graham Employees: 1 How long in business: 19 years Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday Contact: 769-3779 Of note: Graham brings his miniature schnauzer, […]

Clovis News Journal offering free trial of online newspaper

CNJ staff Starting Monday, the latest issue of the Clovis News Journal is a mouse-click away. Freedom New Mexico is debuting its e-Paper feature, and is giving readers a 30-day free trial to test the online version of Freedom New Mexico’s three publications — the Clovis News Journal, the Portales News-Tribune and the Quay County […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Boy teaches others art of origami

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Courtesy photo By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor IF IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD, it takes a school to build a Senbazuru, and then some. That’s what fifth-grader Jacob Jones learned this past school year. For his independent project in the Gifted and Talented Program at Zia Elementary School, the 11-year-old chose […]

June 7, 1914

Mayor B.D. Oldham, who established Clovis’ First National Bank in the city’s infancy, said he was moving to Dallas for a position with a “large mercantile firm.” Oldham was also president of Clovis’ Chamber of Commerce and school board. … Former Clovis resident Geraldine Buchanan jumped into a “raging river” in California in an attempt […]

Rusty memories: Time capsule unearthed

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Clovis Mayor David Lansford, left, and Fire Chief Ray Westerman examine a time capsule Friday that was buried in 1957 at the Clovis Fire Department. The unearthing was the first event of Clovis’ centennial celebration. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The star of the show was a rusty metal […]

Tornado tales: Bowling alley source of refuge

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer About 15 people huddled inside or near the locker room of Mainline Bowl on Friday night as the tornado roared by, according to employee Steve Foisie. The group included three employees and mostly children who were there to bowl. “The kids were crying,” Foisie said. Foisie heard a loud […]

Finding the right chemistry

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks: Texico High chemistry teacher Wayne Anderson tracks the flight of a metal ring that was part of an class experiment Wednesday on electrons. By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Taped on the wall, there are nature’s elements — symbols on a periodic table. Wayne Anderson campaigns to reveal them. […]

Smell of money could be a lot worse

By Grant McGee: local columnist “It stinks here.” I overheard these words from a young woman visiting Clovis. I was standing in one of our stores when I heard this declaration. I was curious as to what Clovis smells like to a visitor. “Excuse me for overhearing you,” I said with a smile. “But what […]

Columnist takes heat for paper editorials

Ned Cantwell : State Columnist Miss Thistlewhistle, when you’ve finished popping chewing gum and making purring noises over the phone to Hank the Hunk, I need some help here. No, you won’t need the IPOD, just a notepad. Help me get a message out. Call David Stevens at the Clovis News Journal. If he’s not […]

Hundreds walk for cancer cure in area’s annual Relay for Life

By William Thompson Anna Winslow, a freshman at Portales High School, said she was walking in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Friday night because she loves her grandmother so much. “My grandmother has had cancer three times,” Wallace said, “I’m doing this for her.” Wallace was joined by hundreds of area residents as […]

2/17 amos

Editor’s note: In light of Valentine’s Day just past, a reader asked about Amos’ love life, and, in response, he has requested we re-run this column about Jenny, his next-door neighbor, with whom he has fallen in love (although he prefers to say, “grew in love,” and it does seem to have a more natural […]

New shades of pain unpleasant discovery

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Pain comes in many colors: • the bright blinding white of smashing your thumb with a hammer; • the somber black blanket of depression. • and a new one I’ve got from my current woes — it’s sort of a darkish purple, not unlike a fetid bruise or […]

Man began 15 papers in New Mexico towns

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Most old-timers and historians know about Arthur Curren being the father of Clovis newspapers in 1907. Not many know that Arthur’s father, James Edward Curren, established 15 newspapers in the territory of New Mexico, as well as others in Colorado and Texas. Jim Curren was a man of quick wit, […]

Research based on Web can be faulty

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Google is one of many search engines students are using to find information for school papers. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn, CNJ News Editor The story goes something like this: A graduate student logs onto the Internet to research a major paper, finds a site, quotes its content only to find out […]

Clovis company recycles paper, cardboard and even their names

Reporter’s Notebook Call out for Frank Lasky, and several people might respond to the name. That’s because “Frank” is a popular name in the Lasky family. Working at the former New Mexico Utilities Co. building at Axtell and Curry are Frank Lasky II, his son, Frank Lasky III, and his grandson, Frank Lasky IV. The […]