Memories of war

With the traveling memorial to fallen soldiers in town this week, we asked readers if they had memories of Vietnam they’d like to share. Check out the emotional responses on the editor’s Web log: http://fallingwithstyle.freedomblogging.com/ • • • The player of the week, honored for leaving a Web site comment that enlightens, inspires or just […]

Traveling memorial

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Patriot Guard rider Cruz “Cruzzer” Garcia from Albuquerque takes a photo Thursday for a group of National Guard soldiers in front of the truck that caries the Vietnam Memorial Wall replica. More than 100 motorcycles, police, fire and military personnel gathered at Cooks Truck Stop in Clovis Thursday afternoon to […]

Traveling Wall stirs emotions

With today’s arrival of the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Ronald Dickson’s emotions are mixed, and he doesn’t know if he’s ready to face what 40 years of time and distance have pushed beneath the surface. It wasn’t all bad. He learned a trade, experienced camaraderie and grew as a person. But he also saw […]

College features exhibit

Freedom New Mexico A traveling Smithsonian exhibit, exploring the connections between Americans and the food they produce, prepare and present on the table will open today at 2 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library in Portales. The exhibit, “Key Ingredients: America by Food” will run through April 4 and be connected with a […]

12-21 Passing through

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CNJ photo: Dianna Hernandez Name: Edna, pictured with her husband, Cliff Beale Hometown: Coarsegold, Calif. Traveling to: Lubbock to visit family for the holidays. Thoughts on Clovis: “I like the people very much. They are friendly and helpful.” Passing Through is compiled by CNJ Administrative Assistant Dianna Hernandez. She can reached at dianna_hernandez@link.freedom.com

Dec. 19, 1930

Clovis retail stores announced they would stay open until 9 p.m. to accommodate last-minute Christmas shoppers. … The Clovis Evening-News Journal reported railroad traffic was heavier than usual because military cadets from the New Mexico Military Institute were traveling for the holidays. … Tom Phelps Grocery and Market claimed to offer the best cuts of […]

Race brakes for breakfast in Portales

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Amid cheers and whistles from bystanders, participants in the 25th annual Great American Race rolled in for a breakfast pit stop Tuesday in Portales at the Roosevelt County Courthouse square. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce volunteers were on hand to serve the Great Race participants and staff a hearty breakfast […]

Clovis man dies in accident near Pleasant Hill

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Clovis man died in a late-night collision Monday at an intersection one mile east of Pleasant Hill, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. George Lopez died at the scene, according to Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman. Bowman said a truck driven by John Folsom, 29, of Milk Transport Services in […]

Traveling down life’s road Is an adventure

By Curtis K. Shelburne My wife and I rolled into our driveway late last night. Some sleepy cargo rested in the seats behind us—two sons fresh off the last plane that had flown them home from Uganda, jet-lagged and weary, out cold. If you’re tired enough, you can sleep almost anywhere. But Stephan and Josh […]

Dairyfest coming to Clovis

CNJ Staff United Dairy Women are presenting Dairyfest, a celebration of dairy products and the farmers who provide them. The family-oriented event, being held at the Curry County Fairgrounds on Saturday, will feature games, exhibits and contests. Admission to the festival is $1, and the free food will include such dairy-rich foods as grilled cheese […]

63-year-old man killed in motorcycle accident

CNJ staff A 63-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was killed and his wife injured Friday morning in a motorcycle accident about 13 miles east of Fort Sumner, according to a State Police press release. John McQuillen was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release. Judith McQuillen, 62, was transported to Plains Regional Medical […]

Gift cards can make fast food even faster

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McDonald’s and Sonic have launched pre-paid, debit-style cards for purchasing food. (Staff illustration: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The fast-food experience seems to be getting faster with the inception of a new payment option at two local restaurants. McDonald’s has launched The Arch Card, while Sonic is calling its version My Sonic […]

Holiday Food Safety

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Food and fun are packed into holiday celebrations for many people this time of year. How many times after a holiday gathering have you felt a little “out-of-sorts” and blamed it on eating too much? While overindulging can cause an upset stomach, so can eating food that was improperly handled. Keep the fun in your […]

Drivers critically injured

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — New Mexico State Police investigated a serious accident Tuesday morning near Greyhound Stadium that left two men hospitalized. About 9 a.m., a semi-truck traveling westbound struck a piece of heavy equipment in transport, traveling westbound, according to police reports. The truck, driven by Michael Mooney, 47, of Woodlake, Texas, struck the […]

11/4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 9 a.m. Tuesday, a woman reported her vehicle had been burglarized in the 600 block of Seventh Street. Missing items included a stereo, DVD player, TV and cell phone. The estimated worth of the missing items was more than $1,200. The […]

Officer involved in wreck

CNJ staff A Clovis patrol car driven by officer Bart Phillips was involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Seventh Street. Phillips was traveling westbound on Seventh Street shortly before 5 p.m. when his vehicle was struck in the front passenger side by a woman driving a 1994 GMC pickup, according to Clovis Sgt. […]

Fort Sumner man dies in two-vehicle accident

CNJ staff A 40-year-old Fort Sumner man died Friday in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 60/84 near St. Vrain. Joseph Garcia was killed when the Ford F-150 he was driving crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a tractor trailer, a preliminary investigation shows. The driver of the tractor trailer, Andrew William Ferrill of Melrose, was […]

Truck driver killed in crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis truck driver was killed Nov. 18 near Alamogordo in southern New Mexico when he lost control of his rig coming down a hill, police said. Tyrone McDaniel, 32, was traveling with two other trucks when the accident occurred at 2:50 p.m. State police told the Alamogordo Daily News that McDaniel’s truck […]

Some bills we don’t hear about, thankfully

Ned Cantwell It’s not just long lunches at posh restaurants, glittering cocktail receptions, nifty little favors from fawning lobbyists. No, sir, when our duly elected representatives and senators gather in Santa Fe for their annual talkathon, it’s crunch time. Evidence? More than 1,000 bills have been introduced for consideration of both chambers. One thousand bills. […]

De La Torre to sing in Muleshoe

QCS Staff Gospel singer Robert De La Torre of Dallas is coming to First Assembly of God at 521 S. First Street in Muleshoe at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 for what his organization describes as “dedicated service in proclaiming the sacred message of the gospel through song.” De La Torre sings in both Spanish and […]