It’s Their Business: H20 Express

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Name: H20 Express Location: 1120 N. Prince St. What they do: They sell reverse osmosis water and distribute and sell bagged ice to the public and grocery and convenience stores in Clovis. They sell blocks of ice, water dispensers and bottles and carry a variety of flavored coffee beans and […]

Farming foundation of future

By Mark Marsalis: Ag Sense In this day and age, it is easy to lose focus on what is important, and we often forget about the many blessings that we’ve been given. Agriculture is one such example. It has been said that “If you eat or wear clothes, then you are involved in agriculture”; I […]

Broken home, unbroken spirit

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jim and Iris Blevins live in a fifth-wheel behind their home on South Prince Street as a result of the March 23 tornado that ripped through their home. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer On the 2100 block of South Prince Street lay a tan house surrounded by a tunnel […]

December 2007: Year in Review

CNJ Staff The look at the top stories reported in the CNJ in December: Dec. 1: Participants in the High Plains Harley-Davidson annual Toy Run donated more than 250 presents to area children. Dec. 2: Five railroad cars carrying grain derailed at Peavey Grain Elevators just west of Clovis. No injuries were reported. … Fire […]

Hang out without the hangover

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer New Year’s Day brings a new year, and with it can come hangovers for those who celebrate a little too much. Hangover remedies vary from old wives’ tales to the tried and true methods. Joseph Carpenter, a nutritionist at Gym X, said leftover toxins from the alcohol in your […]

Alcohol petition turned in to city

CNJ Staff A group that wants city residents to vote on allowing the sale of alcohol by the glass on Sundays turned in its petition by the Friday deadline, according to City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon. The County Clerk’s office has until this Friday to verify signatures on a petition, Melancon said. She said the Clovis […]

Officials: Bear attack unlikely on horses

CNJ Staff Five horses found dead southwest of Ranchvale have generated rumors of bears and mountain lions in the area. But a New Mexico Game and Fish official said there’s little evidence to support those rumors. Bruising around one dead horse’s neck could be consistent with a bear attack, but there is no indication of […]

Time to commit for 2008

Freedom New Mexico “Tempus fugit” — Time flies, we usually say. A better translation from the original Latin, however, is that “time flees” (think fugitive). Every day, every second, every year passes as soon as we live it, and is gone forever. On New Year’s Day most people take the time, between football bowl games […]

Chocolate chip cookie cheesecake

Can’t decide if you want cookies or cake for a potluck dessert? Go both ways with this simple, yet easy dessert. 2 rolls chocolate chip cookie dough 3 -8oz. pkgs. cream cheese 3 eggs 3/4 C. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla Slice 1 roll of dough and place in bottom of greased cake pan. Cream cream […]

Chocolate-dipped strawberries

16 ounces milk chocolate chips 2 tablespoons shortening 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Make sure the strawberries are completely dry. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture. Turn […]

Gyros

1 lb. ground lamb (beef) 1 lg. clove garlic, pressed 2 tsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. basil 1/4 tsp. marjoram 1/2 tsp. thyme 1/2 tsp. rosemary 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/8 c. snipped parsley 6 pita pockets 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 onions, chopped SAUCE: 16 oz. sour cream 1 med. cucumber, pureed (puree […]

Something to do on January 6

The city zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Call 769-7873 for information.

Something to do on January 5

The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, located at 221 W. First St., is open noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Call 762-0066 for information.

Something to do on January 4

This could be a good day to go for a brisk walk around Greene Acres Park at 21st and Main Streets. Don’t forget to bring bread to feed the ducks.

Jan. 7 Shopping with Tonya

Try on all your favorite clothes and take notes on how they fit and flatter you. Then shop for similar colors, fabrics and shapes. A great fit can make an outfit.

Something to do on January 3

Clovis’ City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Clovis-Carver Library.

Jan. 6 Shopping with Tonya

Playskool Busy Ball Popper Description: Brightly colored toy that features air-powered drop and take play. Cost: $19.99 Where to purchase: Any store that carries Playskool brand toys or www.hasbro.com. Who would enjoy this gift: Boys or girls ages 9 months to 4 years.

Something to do on January 2

Now that Christmas is over, you can get rid of your live, ornament-and-tinsel-free Christmas tree by placing it next to your dumpster or taking it to the landfill located on East Brady. To notify public works that you have a tree that needs to be picked up call 769-2376.

Something to do on January 1

North Plains Cinema 7 will be open today. One movie option: “I am Legend” featuring Will Smith has showtimes of 11:50 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 7:25 p.m., and 9:55 p.m.

Jan. 5 Shopping with Tonya

Boots and skirts are a hot look this winter. But, you should wear your skirt hems long enough to cover meet your boots. Otherwise you create a broken line instead of a slenderizing vertical line.