Owners line up for pet blessing

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Cleo, a Chinese pug, receives a blessing with owner Deedra Hines by Father Allen Brockmeier of the St. James Episcopal Church at Saturday’s pet blessing event at Trinity Lutheran Church. Benna Sayyed Merle could hardly sit still for his first blessing at church. At 3 months old, Merle was abandoned […]

Severe storms expected

Sharna Johnson Severe thunderstorms with dangerously high winds and large hail could move through Curry and Roosevelt counties by tonight, according to the National Weather Service. The storm front, which is expected to begin west of Clovis, will start moving through the area in the afternoon, said Tim Shy, NOAA senior forecaster. Shy said rain […]

Call from God changes plans

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Sister Elia Hernandez, right, came from Mexico City for a special celebration of Father Carlos, who is observing 25 years as a priest. The celebration is Sunday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In high school, Father Carlos Chavez was planning to be a nurse. He had a girlfriend and […]

Business feature: State agency helps local man open machine shop

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jim Perry, owner of J & S Machining Shop in Clovis, displays an invention he calls a mini track. Perry said the vehicle might be used by farmers in winter months to haul hay to cattle in the pasture. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He believes eventually he would […]

Amos on the loose

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Author Gary Mitchell says some of his characters in Amos columns are based loosely on observations of people he encounters in and outside of church. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Born in the active imagination of a shy teen hoping to contribute to his church’s newsletter, Amos the Churchmouse has wiggled his way into […]

Residents get storm education

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico National Weather Service officials in Portales Wednesday say eastern New Mexico residents have proven themselves over the years as good skywatchers. Kenneth Drozd, senior meteorologist with the NWS, along with fellow meteorologist Tim Shy, were in town conducting the second SkyWarn class of the year in Portales. The NWS […]