Inspectors shut down local restaurant

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Environment Department shut down a Clovis restaurant, Fuzhou Buffet, following an inspection Monday that revealed multiple food safety violations, according to NMED officials. Four violations that posed threats to human health and safety were found in the inspection: Raw chicken was left unrefrigerated overnight; sliced potatoes […]

Aging is just part of life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My husband was home for a long weekend before being off again, and we decided to go on a date. It was a last-minute idea, meaning I didn’t have time to do my makeup, put in my contacts, or torture my husband to give opinions on five different outfits that meant […]

Letters to the Editor: Smokers can find or create private clubs

Regarding the statewide smoking ban in New Mexico: So much to say, so little space. The liberal nanny-staters who support smoking bans, or any other bans, look like blithering idiots — incapable of making a decision as simple as choosing not to go to a restaurant or bar that allows smoking. Duh. The biggest amazement, […]

Busines Licenses

The following business licenses were granted by the city of Clovis in February: • Beyond the Surface Type: Counter-top fabrication Owner: Glen Richard Westall Jr. Location: 1309 Martin Luther King • Crisp Custom Homes Type: General contractor Owner: Jessie Crisp Location: 232 Hawken Rd. • NM’s Detail King Type: Car Wash Owner: Luis Griego Location: […]

Letters to the Editor: Studies show smoke harmful to profits

The Feb. 21 front-page article, “Smoker’s fuming” was heavy on smoke-filled opinion and void of facts. Randi Kingston, a waitress at Webb’s Watering Hole, was quoted saying she was concerned it would greatly affect business. Sixteen states have now banned smoking in public places along with many cities including New York City. According to the […]

Feb. 25, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Monday an officer responded to a reported battery at a residence. A woman told the officer she had gone to the store and brought back a beer. A man at the house became upset because she didn’t get him […]

Feb. 22, 1985

The Potter’s House at Fourth and Main hosted a motion picture aimed at teaching parents “how to be parents and how to love – with an unconditional love.” The movie was called “A Father … A Son … and a Three-Mile Run.” … The La Villa restaurant at 600 Pile offered all you can eat […]

Impact of McNaughton slaying still lingers

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David and Maria Beardmore placed a cross to mark the location where the body of their daughter, Laura McNaughton, was found a year ago. (File photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Case file • The victim: Laura McNaughton, 30, mother of two. Her nude body was found Dec. 10, 2005, by hunters near Pleasant […]

Guadalajara closing

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Cleo Sena of Guadalajara Restaurant in Clovis makes chili relleno for the lunchtime crowd Tuesday afternoon. The restaurant is scheduled to close two days after Thanksgiving. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer As Cleo Sena rolls tortillas, a plume of steam rises behind her, floating from a pot of meat. […]

Politicians beware: America is watching

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sometimes I have a suspicion I’m being watched by somebody, and that elaborate plans are made with me in mind. Of course, it’s probably unfounded. When I drove to the office all of last month and saw that an adjacent restaurant had “Very Vanilla” as its frozen yogurt of […]

Business feature: Chefs balance showmanship, culinary skills

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Shogun chef Thanongsak “Charlie” Gentry performs a trick called the volcano Monday for diners. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer At Shogun, and Japanese steakhouses across the country, chefs are taught a style which is part culinary and part showmanship. At most restaurants, food is prepared out of sight. At Shogun, […]

July 12, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight Saturday an officer was dispatched to a restaurant in the 100 block of 21st Street in response to an assault. A female juvenile told the officer she had accepted a ride by a man who tried to touch and kiss […]

Surgeon general’s report strengthens no smoking argument

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Howard Loflin of Clovis smokes a cigarette Monday at Kripple Creek Restaurant. Loflin has smoked on and off for 25 years and enjoys smoking while eating out. (Staff photo: Andy DeLislie By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When Carla Casaus dines out with her 5-month-old daughter, smokers — like the man who lit a cigarette […]

Pizza Hut gets new set of wings

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Stacey Davis, left, Pizza Hut area manager, and Dan Booth, store manager, stand in front of the new Pizza Hut-WingStreet restaurant on North Prince Street that is one of only a handful of the co-branded dine-in eateries. By Jean Verlich : CNJ news editor About the only thing recognizable at the recently opened Pizza Hut […]

1976 UFO could have been Harrier jet

Letters to the Editor I was a junior at Clovis High School in 1976 when a friend and I watched the UFOs flying around Clovis. (Sunday’s CNJ report) We grabbed binoculars and had a blast watching the sudden start and stop, up and down, and other moves impossible for an airplane, yet too fast for […]

Early-day resident couldn’t stay out of restauranting

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian “Bill Ogg was one of the best known of the early-day restaurateurs,” said Tom Pendergrass, Clovis’ first historian. Tom, back in the early 1950s, did a “column” and live broadcast over KICA and KCLV. “Bill Ogg will be remembered as opening more restaurants in Clovis than any half dozen men […]

Grandkids formidable addiction

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Here at the Great Thoughts Institute, we’re pursuing our never-ending quest for bliss in the American family. Today’s lesson is, “How to Avoid Grandchildren, and Is It Possible?” Ask any grandfather, and he’ll say it’s easier to give up tobacco and booze, even cussing, than it is to shuck our […]

Petition seeks alcohol sales on Sunday

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A petition to allow the sale of alcohol at restaurants and bars on Sundays is circulating around Clovis. Petitioners believe alcohol sales on Sunday would benefit the city economy by offering area residents more dining and drinking options. The petition needs 733 signatures (10 percent of the voters in […]

Commonplaces Never Become Tiresome

By Curtis K. Shelburne I was not particularly looking for wisdom when a friend and I walked into a Thai food restaurant recently; I was just looking for food and trying to make sense out of a menu filled with genuine Thai cuisine. What I ended up eating was excellent, but I’m still wondering about […]

Thanksgiving takeout gaining popularity

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Anita Ruelas, an assistant deli manager at Super Save in Portales, pulls a turkey out of the oven Tuesday night in preparation for Thanksgiving. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Brownies can be popped in the microwave and ready to eat in minutes. Salad comes in a bag, chopped, washed and […]