Thursday morning briefing: Geek class, dancing shoes and mosquitoes

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Become a geek There’s a basic computer skills workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Meetings watch Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. today in the Clovis-Carver Public Library. It’s open to the public. Music, music, music Slip on […]

Climbing the Seven Summits

Courtesy photo U.S. Air Force and Australian Defense Force members stand together displaying their flags on the summit of Australia’s highest peak, Mt. Kosciuszko, Oct. 3. This was part of the U.S. Air Force Seven Summits Challenge, where a group of airmen have made the goal of climbing to the top of each continent’s highest […]

Letters to the editor: U.S. manufacturing industry gone

U.S. manufacturing industry gone My tennis shoes were looking a little raggedy, so I went shopping over the tax-free weekend. My main criteria was that my new shoes be made in the USA and not fluorescent purple or pink (actually just a plain ol’ white pair of tennis shoes). I went to numerous stores, but […]

Even shoes can be sign of God’s handiwork

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist We see God’s handiwork in nature but sometimes we don’t think about the affairs of men, women and children being God’s handiwork. This true story all began with Audrey, a mother of four, who lost the sales receipt to a new pair of shoes that she had bought for her […]

Ethnic fair to kick off with 5k run

Freedom New Mexico Classic cars are shined, running shoes are pulled from closets and exhibitors are primed for Saturday’s annual Ethnic Fair. The 18th annual event starts today with a fun run and walk at 8:30 a.m., starting at Lowe’s Grocery parking lot. Event organizer Selmus Price said Friday was a busy day as the […]

Mission seeking out soles

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carolyn Rubio with the Lighthouse Mission organizes the shoes already donated during the mission’s third annual shoe drive. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Each year before the school year starts, the demand for new shoes depletes the Lighthouse Mission’s stores. To restore their ability to help those in need […]

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 […]

3-25-08 It’s their business

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The Shoe String Name: The Shoe StringLocation: 421 MainWhat they do: It is a consignment business that carries clothes, shoes, purses, furniture and household items.Who’s in charge: Tracy OrozcoEmployees: TwoHow long in business: More than three yearsContact: 762-5210 It’s their business is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez. She may be contacted at 763-6991 […]

If the shoes fit: Wear them out

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Last week, several people stood in line at a shoe store in San Francisco for five days, waiting for the latest edition of Michael Jordan designer shoes, which cost $295 a pair. Ridiculous, if you ask me. Even more ridiculous, is that these footwear-obsessed fans say they will not even think […]

Accident didn’t slow down farmer

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist This story is told by the daughter of Clyde Sparks, Neva Riggins of Clovis, and takes place in the fall of 1945. “Dad said that he lacked two rounds being completely finished with the wheat harvest in that field. It was close to sundown so he felt that he could […]

Taxes get the ax

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Layton Guthals, 8, tries on a pair of shoes Saturday at Randy’s Shoes on Main Street. New Mexico’s sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers continues today. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico shoppers filed into stores Friday and Saturday to take advantage of the […]

Christ like first day of school every day

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Oh, the days of buying school supplies. The stores are stocked with them with the long aisles of notebooks, paper, pencils, glue scissors, rulers, crayons, totes and backpacks, all stacked several feet high on the shelves. When I was a child, there were certain preparation activities that surrounded the beginning […]

Rotation key to proper shoe ownership

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I work with a lot of women in my office, and I’m pretty sure that nearly half of the people I know are women. They always tell me the lesson Cinderella teaches is the right pair of shoes can change your life. But what if the opposite is true, 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 […]

Feb. 21, 1943

Clovis dentist I.D. Johnson was recovering from an operation in which his appendix was removed. … Government rationing during the second world war included leather shoes. U.S. citizens were limited to buying three pair of shoes for the year. … Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour werestarring in the “Road to Morocco” at the […]

A sole man

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Sterlin Sasser demonstrates how to remove the sole of a boot at his shop in downtown Clovis. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Not all shoes can get a life extension, even in his hands. Grabbing a cowboy boot embellished with turquoise stitching, Sterlin Sasser refers to welt — the […]

For Clovis’ cutest couple, it was love at first sight

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Bob Vivian, back in 1978, gave me a 1924 Clovis High School “All-Band” photo. What appeals to those who see it in the Curry County History book, page 77, at the Clovis library, is Selecta Cumpton, the band’s mascot, whom everyone called Midget. As a child she was so small […]

Superstitions abound in local area

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist Anyone who can read this should consider themselves lucky — they survived yet another Friday the 13th. Not that I’m superstitious, knock wood, but certain things, like a full moon or the stray black cat that’s been circling my yard, just make me a little wary. This certainly applies for Friday […]

Shoppers stack up savings with tax holiday

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLislePatricia Jimenez of Clovis shops at Randy’s Shoes for her sons Michael, 8, left, and Javier, 4, right, on Saturday. The family was using the tax holiday to save on back-to-school shopping. By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Bargain hunters flocked to Clovis and Portales stores this weekend to take advantage of […]

Don’t forget to ask, ‘Do you offer a military discount?’

Staff Sgt. Craig Seals I bought a fairly expensive pair of running shoes recently and convinced myself that since these shoes were on sale, it was okay to pay that much for them. At the counter, the sales representative noticed my military ID card and informed me of the store’s military discount. I was surprised […]