Letter to the editor: Chamber program appreciated

I read with admiration Friday’s article about the Chamber of Commerce handing out grocery money from “Random Acts of Kindness.” I thought how nice, especially this time of year. Large family gatherings and lots of goodies can strain a budget. I was thinking about this while in line at a local grocery store… in front […]

Police investigate muggings

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Clovis police are investigating about half a dozen muggings within recent weeks. This weekend, two purse snatchings added to a growing list of residents who have been robbed. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the descriptions victims have been able to provide police are sketchy at best and police are having […]

Police investigating purse snatching

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a Thursday night purse snatching. A woman told police she was getting into her vehicle in the Albertson’s parking lot on North Prince Street just before 9 p.m. when a man grabbed her purse and pushed her into her vehicle, police Capt. Patrick Whitney said by e-mail. The suspect […]

Wife’s purse contents mystifying

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I know better than to call them like I see them, especially when it involves a purchase my wife has just made. But I’m stupid and I did it anyway. As I inspected what appeared to be some type of new wardrobe accessory my wife had left on the counter, […]

Child should follow parent’s steps to God

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I was looking through some old pictures and found a picture of then three year old Annie standing with my shoes on and an old purse slung over her shoulder. She went through a time where she tried to wear my shoes. Once she would get my shoes on, she […]

If you ever need a plastic spoon …

Ever wonder what a 20-something carries in her purse?

Macho men aren’t afraid of purses

By Helena Rodriguez: Freelance columnist Recently, I spotted a masculine-looking hombre at the store wearing a nice pair of ostrich-skin boots, a bulky belt buckle and a cowboy hat. To complement his outfit, he was carrying a pink purse. “Now, that’s a real man!” I thought to myself. This hombre, of course, was holding the […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Cops and Courts

A sentencing hearing for two men convicted in the slaying of a 10-year-old Clovis boy is scheduled for Monday in Portales. Demetrio Salas, 22, is facing more than 50 years imprisonment and David Griego, 31, faces up to 19 years imprisonment, Chief Deputy District Attorney Andrea Reeb said. The hearing will be held at 9 […]

Don’t call it a purse; call it convenient

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, I saw my friend Shannon, who’s a girl. It’s a bad song, but it’s a true story. We went out to bowl, we went out for walks, we went out to see her friends. All throughout, we took photos and […]

Setting good example full-time duty

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I was looking through some old pictures and found a picture of my daughter, Annie, at 3 standing with my shoes on and an old purse slung over her shoulder. She went through a time where she tried to wear my shoes. Once she would get my shoes on, she […]

Police blotter — Dec. 10

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. Monday an officer was called to a home in the 2900 block of Ross Street for a report of larceny. A woman told the officer she had forgotten her purse in a shopping cart at a store […]

Bikers give toys to needy

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Israel Reynosa, 11 months old, watches the action Saturday afternoon as area bikers prepare for the annual High Plains Harley-Davidson toy run. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A pair of dark, sleek shades covered his eyes; a pair of thick, black leather chaps his jean-clad legs; a bandana his hair. […]

Teens, cell phones make for moral story

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist You’ve heard of the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?” It’s a cute children’s story that illustrates what happens when you show a little kindness to the wrong kinds of creatures — like mice … or teenagers. In the story, the mouse becomes more demanding, asking for a […]

1/2 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A patrol officer driving Wednesday near 21st and Ross streets began hearing a low, thumping noise coming from a nearby car. As the vehicle passed him, the officer could feel the vibration of the music. He stopped the driver, who acknowledged his […]

Clovis family shows traveler kindness

Sally Pringle, Guest Columnist Clovis’ heroes are not all in the military. Here are some I recently met: Lisa and Christopher Alvarez, ages 8 and 7, and Marie Hall, night manager of a Clovis retail store. Lisa and Christopher are the children of Robert and Juana Saucedo of 1114 South Prince. Two weeks ago, while […]

Police Blotter 12/16

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 1 p.m. Dec. 6 to a mother reporting she found photographs of her 11-year-old daughter on her husband’s computer. The photographs depicted the girl partially clothed and included scenes of a person having sexual contact with her daughter. The […]

Police Blotter 11/19

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles sustained heavy damage in a crash about 6:20 p.m. Monday on the corner of 21st and Thornton streets. A 1991 GMC pickup was westbound in the left-turn lane of 21st Street while a 1994 Buick was eastbound in the left […]