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11-9-07 Passing through

Who: Stacy Fitzpatrick Traveling to: Visiting Clovis for the day for job-related purposes, and will return to her home in Albuquerque Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s cute; just came from Hobbs — not so cute. I took my dogs to Hillcrest Park for a run and thought it was a nice and clean park.” Passing Through […]

Cannon volunteers give a hand, hope to city in wake of disaster

Senior Airman Sarah Lunt, 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron moves a section of roofing into a trash pile while cleaning up tornado damage in Clovis Monday. By Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower After throwing the splintered remnants of a porch roof into the back of a dump truck, Senior Airman Donald Davis of the 27th Logistics […]

Feb. 13, 1918

The Johnson family band of Clovis had been selected to perform at the Hereford Breeders Association meeting in Amarillo. … City Barber Shop reported its bath rooms were “first class and … always kept clean and in a thoroughly sanitary condition.” … Silent movie fans were looking forward to Mary Pickford’s performance in “Stella Maris” […]

Letters to the Editor: Warden deserves credit for jail successes

I think it is time the public has another viewpoint involving Curry County Detention Center. I have attended a majority of the County Commission meetings the past three years and, therefore, have been able to tour the Detention Center four times, the latest being Jan. 5. The vast changes that have occurred since Warden Leslie […]

Young entrepreneurs cleaning up

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A.J. Moreno, left, and Thomas Fite, are partners in Poop Butler, a service that clean yards for dog owners. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer • Business owners find niche market in picking up dog poop. There is at least one unpleasant aspect to owning dogs — cleaning up the poop. And depending on the […]

Officials: Summer brings onslaught of vandalism

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As summer approaches, city workers know, in carefully landscaped areas and well-manicured parks, graffiti will bloom. Buildings will be “tagged” and playground equipment will be etched, painted and defaced. P.J. Odegard, administrative assistant with the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department, said spring and summer bring an onslaught of new […]

In Tribute: January

• Baker, Joe, 50, Portales, Jan. 12 • Battles, Bonnie Jean, 78, Melrose, Jan. 22, • Bell, Maurice “Fud,” 93, Clovis, Jan. 26 • Brittain, Ruth, 86, Clovis, Jan. 20 • Camp, Georgia Christina, 80, Roswell, Jan. 19 • Carter, Eugene “Gene,” 67, Roswell, Jan. 15 • Chavez, Erlinda, 84, Clovis, Jan. 20 • Collins, […]

Violent parenting teaches child violence

CNJ Readers I would like to agree with Bill Sconone in Tuesday’s letter (“Parents fail to teach common courtesies.”) However, I must strongly disagree with his methods. Smacking or swatting a child is parenting by bullying. Hitting a child just teaches him or her it is OK to hit another person if you are bigger […]

Officials planning ordinance crackdown

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According to city codes, weeds and grass must be kept below 12 inches and alleyways must be kept clear of debris. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer City officials plan to step up the battle to rid Clovis of overgrown lawns and unsightly rubbish. Starting Nov. 1, the city will begin […]

HIghway department cleaning road between Clovis, Cannon

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer New Mexico’s highway department has been mowing grass and trimming trees along U.S. Highway 60/84 between Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base the last few days. State Highway 523 between Clovis and the municipal airport is also receiving a cleanup. State officials said the cleanup is routine — and […]

5/22 Letters to the editor

Sport schedule can’t please everyone This is a rebuttal to the Clovis resident who is upset about having to choose between sports and church. First of all, we are sorry the schedule has inconvenienced any family. The Clovis Girls Athletic Association has been operating for more than 30 years. We have had the Monday through […]

God can see right through religious facades

By Judy Brandon My sister Susie from Minnesota is in Clovis visiting us this week. The other day we were talking about some of our experiences as kids. One of the things we talked about was visiting our cousins, who lived on a farm in eastern Oklahoma. One of the best times we remember at […]

Energy costs killing southwest industries

Jim Constantopoulos: Guest Columnist It is becoming increasingly clear that if industries in the southwest are to survive, something must be done to hold down energy costs. Of all fuels, natural gas requires the most immediate attention, because wholesale gas prices have tripled in the past four years. The key reason is that 90 percent […]

Creativity needed to get kids to clean room

by Helena Rodriguez How clean is your house? That’s a scary question to ask someone, even a good friend, during a casual conversation. “How’s your day?” and “What do you think about the weather?” These are valid conversation topics. But talk about what lies behind someone’s closed doors and inside their closets and you just […]

Weather changes shooting plans

By Cotty Chubb: Believe in Me Producer Editor’s note: The producers of “Believe in Me,” a film about a 1960s Oklahoma girl’s basketball team’s run at the state title, will write a daily diary in the Clovis News Journal until filming ends in Clovis later this month. We’re glad your drought’s broken, but wow! At […]

Teen’s good behavior surprises mom

By Helena Rodriguez What kind of teenager have I created? That’s what I asked myself the other day when my daughter did something unexpected. She copied me. You know, it’s the old “Do as I say, but don’t do as I do!” adage. So what hideous act did I catch my 13-year-old daughter doing? She […]

Clovis ‘posse’ aims to round up litter bugs

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Members of Clovis Pride told city commissioners Thursday they would be out in force on June 12 to help clean up the city. Clovis Pride board member Len Vohs said the group — along with city employees — will form a “posse” that will go up and down city […]

Best collectors to receive gold award

By Jack King, CNJ Staff Writer Volunteers will spread out across Clovis Saturday to pick up trash, litter. Area residents will have yet another chance Saturday to earn the coveted Golden Dumpster award — given each spring and fall to the group that collects the most trash — during the annual spring “Great American Clean […]

Elida is painting the town

Darrell Todd Maurina As one of Roosevelt County’s oldest communities, Elida has had a long time to build a rich history. It’s also had a long time to accumulate dust and dirt. Beginning this weekend, Elida residents are starting to spruce up their town by painting older buildings, removing junk, and otherwise getting the town […]