Black Friday sales steady

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bob Standridge, store manager of North Plains Mall’s RadioShack, and his staff help customers Friday. By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield

Police: Victim died of single gunshot wound

CNJ staff A Honduran national killed Tuesday in Texico during a robbery attempt died of a single gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the information is based on an autopsy performed by the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque. No arrests have been made […]

Nov. 28 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s non-denominational Bible class — 9:30 a.m.-10:15, a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher: Don Reid. Morning worship — 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. Clovis Landmark Missionary Baptist […]

Hand life’s worries over to Christ

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The CEO of a famous company spoke at a church in another city last Sunday. The gentleman was a skilled business leader, a husband, father, and a dedicated Christian. His words were forwarded to me by a person who attends that church. Here is basically what he said: “This week […]

a view from under the pew: the lost story of thanksgiving

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the lost story of thanksgiving with the full realization thatthanksgiving was just celebratedboss i thought it intriguing that […]

Volunteers make annual dinner possible

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Amber Lease, left, and Kevin Lamere, right, spent Thursday afternoon cleaning up after a Thanksgiving meal at the Lighthouse Mission kitchen. Lamere said he wanted to do something different on Thanksgiving so he called up the mission to volunteer. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Kevin Lamere, 27, said he […]

Nov. 28 Empty Stocking: Ms. S

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” husband is injured and will be out of work for several weeks and she can’t find work to provide for her children during the holidays. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boy’s shirt sizes 7 […]

Nov. 28 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from November 20 through Wednesday: • Andrae Lamar Davis, 24, to Holly Renea Guzman, 24, both of Clovis • William Russell Martin, 29, to Crystal Ann Cichonskey, 19, both of Clovis • Issiah Louis Carter, 50, to Diane Caldwell, 59, both of Amarillo The following divorces […]

First person: Ringing in the season

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Downie spends much of her time volunteering for local charities. Kim Downie, 28, is studying psychology and sociology at Clovis Community College. When she’s not studying, taking care of her 7-year-old son Roy or spending time with her fiancee, Downie volunteers with local charities. Local lady: I moved to […]

Two words make huge difference

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist No one has to convince me of the power of words. So why am I so often surprised by the power of the two little words, “thank you,” as they lift the corners of my mouth and make my heart soar? It was 1992 when a good-hearted fellow named […]