Scriptures, like poetry, requires reading into symbolism

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Down here in Texas we tell Aggie jokes. Up around Minnesota, the Norwegians tell “Olie & Lena” jokes instead. In a recent “News from Lake Wobegon” segment, storyteller Garrison Keillor managed to incorporate a few of those. One caught the attention of the grandfather under my hat. As the […]

Residents celebrate Juneteenth

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Juneteenth-goers grab drinks to go with their barbecue at Potter Park. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Doug McAdams plans his vacation around the end of June every year, and his trek from Dallas to his hometown of Clovis has become a tradition. And as he stood Saturday, manning a […]

Fire near Special Events Center

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis firefighters Tyler Adams, left, and Dustin Oliver extinguish an old underground fuel tank that caught fire Friday morning near the Curry County Special Events Center. The fire started while the tank was being cut into pieces for removal. CNJ staff An old underground fuel tank near the Curry County […]

June 7 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. May 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Sheldon Street for a vehicle crashed into a house. A 68-year-old man said he pulled into the driveway to pick up the resident for work. After […]

Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. April 22 an officer responded to a medical facility in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard for a theft report. A security man said someone had stolen a 42-inch flat screen television off the wall around […]

5/10 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. April 17 officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Echols for a domestic dispute. A disabled woman said she pushed her alert button when her son and his girlfriend left her lying on the floor after […]

Echoes from the old cafes in Clovis . . .

By Don McAlvy: CNJ Columnist Every once in a while I want to go back to the old days. The old days of Clovis that some of you might recall. If you were around in the early 1940s and were hungry, and you didn’t catch a bite to eat with Louie, then you had a […]

Two darling little ladies born in Clovis

By Don McAlvy: CNJ columnist Oscar Klein and his wife moved to a dugout home about 15 miles northwest of Clovis. Soon the family moved into Clovis around 1909. They had two daughters, Elizabeth, born in 1911, and Virginia, born in 1913. Oscar Klein bought the three houses on the northwest corner of Main and […]

Spot in heaven more valuable than gold

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist For many years, the idea of Fort Knox and the wealth that it holds has been of interest. In fact, sayings have originated around the term “Fort Knox.” For instance, think about these sayings: Rich as Fort Knox… I would not give you all the gold in Fort Knox for […]

Bye Bye Birdie brings broadway to Clovis

Experience Broadway at its best with BYE BYE BIRDIE, the ultimate feel good musical on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium as part of the 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis. BYE BYE BIRDIE revolves around a rock ‘n’ roll superstar who, to […]

Respiratory virus tough on toddlers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Around this time every year the majority of Plains Regional Medical Center’s 12-bed pediatric ward is full with babies and young toddlers and often there’s a single culprit to blame — Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus or RSV. “When a child has RSV, they’re pretty sick little kids,” said Janna […]

Greyhound rally falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Gerald Brown tries to shoot over Texas A&M University-Kingville Robert Williams but his shot is blocked Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Karl Terry: CNJ Correspondent The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds (4-15, 0-4) hung around until the final two minutes but couldn’t drop the hammer on their first conference […]

In Tribute: County farmer loved to fly

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With the possible exception of a game of golf around the world, Allen Rogers didn’t take a break from working, or writing about the work he had to do. “He never retired,” daughter Marty Lamb said. “Even before he died, he was on the lawn mower … and he […]

Baby born in back seat of Cadillac

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Candy McDonald gave birth to her 5-pound, 15-ounce daughter Jaliyah Marshall in the back seat of her grandmother’s Cadillac SUV Wednesday while enroute to the hospital. Mother and baby, nicknamed “Escalade” by hospital staff, are doing j By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Cadillac Escalade was the location of […]

Texas prisoner captured without incident

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Texas prisoner mistakenly released from the jail in September is back in custody after he was found having breakfast at a local shelter Thursday. Willie Windom was arrested without incident around 8 a.m. at the Lighthouse Mission on Las Casillas Boulevard, according to Clovis police Lt. Jim Schoeffel. […]

Dec. 11 Education Digest

ENMU commencement ceremonies Saturday Around 210 Eastern New Mexico University students are scheduled to graduate Saturday, according to an ENMU news release. ENMU’s 115th commencement ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. A new graduate reception, sponsored by the ENMU Alumni Association, will be Friday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Campus […]

City commission votes down euthanasia switch

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis citizens and animal protection groups from around New Mexico touted the benefits of lethal injection to euthanize animals at the Clovis Animal Shelter. The Clovis City Commission disagreed, and voted 4-3 Thursday night against changing from its current carbon monoxide chamber. Commissioners and citizens spoke for about 30 […]

Dancers deserve benefit of doubt

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist The joke goes that there are three things you can find around any military base — tattoo parlors, pawn shops, and strip clubs. It’s the last one that interests me and this week I interviewed an exotic dancer, though she did prefer the more simple term, stripper. I met “Bambi” […]

Samaritan opportunities all around us

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist She has been gone now for many years. Our children were small and she lived not far from our home. She rarely enjoyed the pleasure of anyone’s company. When I stumbled upon her, it was at a time when I was involved in delivering sacks of groceries for a church […]

Sept. 2, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. Aug. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 300 block of Main for a theft report. A manager said an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon was stolen from his store sometime over the past three days. The gun was […]