Engagements —

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Parra-Grossnicklaus Ed and Nancy Parra announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Gabrielle Nicole Parra of Germantown, Md., to Aron Michael Grossnicklaus of Laurel, Md., son of John and Robyn Snowberger of Clovis and Jeff and Marilena Grossnicklaus of Charlotte, N.C. [image #1, align=left, size=medium] The couple will exchange vows Sept. 11, 2011 […]

On the shelves — Sept. 4

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “All that is Bitter and Sweet” by Ashley Judd is the deeply moving memoir of a an award-winning film and stage actress who walked away from a successful career in order to fight for social justice as a humanitarian advocate for those suffering in neglected parts […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 4

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m., Monthly birthday luncheon and cake; 1 […]

Children’s image of adults reflects example set

Kids’ images of us, meaning of us adults, are funny. Those of us who have the privilege of working with them on a regular basis know this. The rest of the world occasionally is surprised by it. Thus, the setting: Ninth-grade algebra class, which in my case only has four students. The subject: Algebra, which […]

Labor Day origin mystery

It’s Labor Day weekend — the unofficial end of summer. I’m not ready to give up summer but I’m sure ready for the thermometer to start acting like it’s fall. Most of my life I’ve never had Labor Day or its bookend holiday Memorial Day off work. In the newspaper business we’ve always been expected […]

Our people: Walks without fear

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Liliana Castillo: FNM correspondent Gail Keener has lived in Pep on and off for most of her life. Pep resident Gail Keener was one of a group of Victory Life Church members who came together to create the Portales Dream Center. The church’s pastor at the time gathered a group to create the center which […]

Police blotter — Sept. 4

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 p.m. Aug. 26 an officer responded to a crash in the 1200 block of Mabry Drive. When the officer arrived, he found a man lying on the ground in front of his vehicle, which had crashed into the side of […]

Resident remembers Hotel Clovis history

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Anna Wyatt looks at the spot where her styling chair was once anchored to the floor in the Hotel Clovis. Wyatt said in the 1960′s when she worked at the hotel, she was only the third female barber to be licensed in the state. Sharna Johnson A lot has changed […]

Organizers say they are expanding music festival’s sound

Robin Coffey It’s been nearly a quarter-century of celebrating the Clovis sound, and festival organizers are hoping spectators from Clovis and across the world will be “amazed.” Country act Lonestar is the signature event of the 24th annual Clovis Music Festival. The four-day event starts 6 p.m. Thursday with “Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story” at […]

Weekly update —

Officials: Missing thumb drive didn’t compromise data District court officials say no data has been compromised after they found a computer thumb drive reported stolen from an employee’s office earlier in the week. The thumb drive was reported stolen Monday, according to a report filed with Clovis Police Department. The drive was located Friday in […]