No one ‘box’ can contain God

I once saw John Denver, hair wet and with a clothes bag tossed over his shoulder, heading through a hotel lobby toward the desk. Two weeks or so later, he crashed his plane and died. Christian author Max Lucado is still very much alive and writing fine books. In his book Fearless he tells about […]

Organization provides disabled job opportunities

ENMRSH Inc courtesy photo Lynn Fogleman, switchboard operator, connects callers in the operator switchboard room July 28 at Cannon Air Force Base. Fogleman has worked at Cannon eight years through ENMRSH, a Clovis company that helps people with disabilities find employment. By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs As an airman […]

Dallas man being held on drug charges

CNJ staff A 20-year-old Dallas man is being held at the Curry County jail on drug charges after local drug agents say they saw him throw a bag of methamphetamines into a Clovis street near a yard where children were playing. Angel Lechuga is being held on a more than $63,000 bond on charges of […]

Green shopping, grapefruit featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on grapefruit for breakfast, making a double green shopping bag and fabric tinting with crayons will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Eleisha Ensign is the executive director of TexaSweet Citrus Marketing Inc., and she will demonstrate two easy, healthy breakfast options with grapefruit […]

Finding camping bag more complicated than it seems

Kevin Wilson The truth can change with the passage of time. But in this case, the truth has simply become stronger. Last week, I wrote about looking forward to my first time camping since sixth grade. It turns out I should have waited another week until I went shopping for camping equipment. The time has […]

Perhaps bag of swag is answer

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It never fails. A friend tries to prevent a tangent, and only inspires another. Over a drink, a guy she used to date came up. She replied, “Eh … been there, done that, got the T-shirt.” We didn’t talk about him again, but my mind was already off. Should I […]

Clovis man sentenced for cocaine trafficking

CNJ staff A 43-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday for trafficking cocaine. James Sneed was convicted by a jury in October. He was arrested while drug task force agents were serving a search warrant at his home in March 2009. During the search, Sneed was attempting to get dressed and […]

Portales man remembered as fun-loving, hard worker

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Family and friends remember Manuel Alvarez-Alonso as a man who clowned around, worked hard and made time for his family. Alvarez-Alonso, 39, of Portales died Monday in Lubbock after spending two weeks on life support after a 2,000-pound bag of peanuts fell on him while he was working at […]

School house rocks the vote

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Desiree Barraza fills in her name on a voter registration card in Kelly Fontanilla’s fifth grade class at James Bickley Elementary school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer The fourth-grade classroom looked different today. On each of the miniature desks sits a white laptop. In front of each laptop, the […]

Chain saw artist showcases talent at fair

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CNJ staff photo: Gabe Monte Gary Keenan carves out a horeshoe from a walnut log. Keenan’s chain saw sculpting is one of the dozens of attractions at the Curry County Fair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Gary and April Gober shared a bag of popcorn, fascinated by the wood chips and sawdust that flew […]

Aug. 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. July 23 an officer on patrol on West 21st Street stopped to talk with two male subjects he saw walking. When the officer approached, one of the males started running away and the officer saw him throw a bag […]

May 29, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. May 20 an officer responded to a call of found property in an alley near the 600 block of Dawn Loop. A city sanitation worker said he found a loaded revolver inside a grocery bag under a pile of […]

Would-be robber leaves post office empty-handed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A would-be robber left a Clovis post office Wednesday frustrated and empty-handed in an apparent case of miscommunication. According to a police report released Friday, a man approached a clerk at the post office on Gidding Street and handed her a bag, telling her to read the note inside. […]

Feb. 16, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Although my mom loves to cook the age-old recipes from the good-ole days, she does enjoy looking for new recipes that sound good, inexpensive and easy to make. This recipe was passed on to her by an Internet friend and she says that it really works and so easy. With a houseful of overnight guests, […]

Dec. 2, 1938

More than 3,000 children were expected to meet with Santa and receive a goodie bag with candy, apples, cookies and peanuts at city hall. … W.D. “Doc” Gattis proposed a plan to create Clovis’ first “Wheat Bowl” football game to be played in January. … Mrs. Simms offered clothing alteration services at the Alteration Shop, […]

July 18, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight July 9 an officer responded to a call of larceny at a store in the 2000 block of West 21st Street. A clerk told the officer a man grabbed him by the shirt and demanded […]

Don’t call it a purse; call it convenient

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, I saw my friend Shannon, who’s a girl. It’s a bad song, but it’s a true story. We went out to bowl, we went out for walks, we went out to see her friends. All throughout, we took photos and […]

Trash ordinance closer to being in the bag

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis residents get ready to bag trash. City commissioners approved the introduction of an ordinance requiring residents and businesses place garbage in “a securely tied plastic bag” before discarding in Polycarts and dumpsters. The ordinance also prohibits “tampering with plastic bags and garbage” in those receptacles. Enactment of the […]

He knows just what I need

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I don’t know if anyone has come up with a 12-step group, something on the order of Alcoholics Anonymous, for packrats, but I hope so. I need to join forthwith. “We’ve always done it that way,” is the motto for folks with one kind of affliction. But the motto […]

Winter should be enjoyed

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The day before New Year’s Eve, it was a true delight to awaken and see how much snow had fallen overnight. Since I had spent much of last winter trying to locate the correct kind of boot for my cross-country equipment, finally getting them late in March, it gave me […]