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In Tribute: Keebler salesman took pride in work, religion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Burl Powers of Clovis taught his son plenty of things. There was no shame in doing the same job for decades if it paid the bills. The church and the family were priorities. And you never know when a bear is around the corner. Wendel Powers of El Paso […]

Local Roundup: Officers continue anti-DWI efforts

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office will continue promoting its designated driver program through the New Year’s holiday. In partnership with local businesses, designated drivers who sign a pledge card will receive a wrist band and a gift bag from local sponsors at establishments where alcohol is served, said Curry County Sherriff’s Deputy Dean […]

Deadline to submit petition for alcohol sales draws near

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MCT photo: Bill Hogan Committee for Clovis Progress spokesperson Robin Howe said his group has collected about 2,000 signatures from patrons who want the issue of Sunday alcohol sales on the next election ballot. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The deadline to submit a petition proposing Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants and bars is […]

Recycling gives Christmas trees new life

CNJ staff Ornament and tinsel-free Christmas trees left by Dumpsters will be picked up by Clovis’ team of refuse collectors. Trees also can be taken to the landfill on East Brady Street. Either way, the trees will be ground up to make free mulch at the landfill. “People will use the mulch and it’s better […]

Christians can celebrate with deep and genuine joy

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I hope you’re having a great Christmas. If our hearts are really prepared for it, it can be such a wonderful time. I know. A lot about the way our society “celebrates” Christmas is nothing to celebrate. In fact, as Andrew Greeley writes, some aspects of the sometimes-not-so-holy “holy-day” […]

Holiday memories offer moment of peace

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As I write this column the day before Christmas, I am thinking about the changes in our world since our children were small. Many things have changed. Christmas presents for kids have changed. Annie and Buffy both went through a time when they wanted Cabbage Patch Kids. I remember frantic […]

Religion Digest: Church to show film “The Wager”

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Bethel Assembly of God, 1521 N. Norris, will host a movie night at 7 p.m. Monday. “The Wager” features Randy Travis and is based on a book by author Bill Myers. Admission is free. Information: 762-4100. Calendar Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. […]

Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest announced

Freedom New Mexico Sponsors of the High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, to be held April 11-13 in Milnesand, invite artists of all ages to participate in a poster contest. The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced as the festival poster, according to a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish news release. The grand […]

Official: No county funds missing

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer County Attorney Stephen Doerr said Thursday the county is not missing money from county fair revenues. However, he said the State Police are investigating an accounting discrepancy of between $2,000 and $7,200. “Right now our position is that there is no money missing,” he said. “But it looks like […]

Business Year in Review: Industries flocked to Clovis in 2007

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer To economic developers 2007 brought the promise of new industries coming to Clovis. To farmers, the year brought in a combination of a great crop and great prices. On the other hand, the same year saw a flat housing market. But things are looking up for next year, according […]

Dec. 28, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from December 20 through Wednesday: James Shannon Oneill, 51, to Gaye Mallory Cooke, 45, both of Clovis Serafin Ray Cordova, 20, to Christina J’Rai Rowton, 21, both of Clovis Gerald Mark McMillan, 49, to Carla Beth Sims, 46, both of Lubbock, Texas Casey Leo Gonzalez, 22, […]

Year in Review: October 2007

A daily look at top news stories in October reported in the Clovis New Journal: Oct. 1: Air Force Special Operations Command officially moved into Cannon Air Force Base. In formal ceremonies, Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing commander, relinquished command of the base to Col. Tim Leahy as Cannon was also officially designated the […]

Dec. 28, 2007 Passing through

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By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Who: Nancy Boucher, pictured with husband, Len and dog, Smokie Joe Hometown: Cartersville, Ga. Traveling to: Cochiti Park, to do volunteer work for the Corps of Engineers Thoughts on Clovis: “Just came into Clovis and noticed on our GPS that the elevation was almost as high as North Carolina, […]

New Mexicans rarity in parts of U.S.

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I took notes as The Lady of the House and I zipped across the southeastern United States visiting family last month: 4,825 miles of interstate, two-lane back roads, city streets and such. With all those miles, a working stiff like me from Clovis, New Mexico, saw and experienced some things […]

Monumental decision places coal off limits

By Freedom New Mexico Then-president Bill Clinton’s surprise creation of the 2-million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in September 1996 may seem like ancient history to many Americans, if they recall it all. But the decision, made in secret, implemented by executive order and timed by Clinton to solidify the support of environmental groups in the […]

Take chances to make 2008 great

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist If 2007 wasn’t exactly heaven, then 2008 should be great. Like that rhyme? How about these? With ’08 comes the great debate. Lose weight in ’08. Mate in ’08. End hate in ’08. Whatever fate awaits you in ’08, have a happy new year. May your resolutions continue long past […]