Novak trial: Forensic expert grilled

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Defense attorneys for a Cannon airman accused of first-degree murder used the expert testimony of prosecution witnesses Tuesday to show forensic evidence collected indicates nothing more than Edward and Kimberly Novak lived in the same house. DNA found under Kimberly Novak’s fingernails was her […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Religion calendar

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., Free coffee and donuts. Christian Apologetics Lecture Series — 10:30 a.m. High Plains Baptist […]

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, […]

Education Feature: Sew-ful studies

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Saida P. Guidero, right, owner of Saida’s Designs, gives student Daisy Negrete of Clovis guidance on her first day at fashion design school. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Saida Guidero moved to Clovis from California three months ago to be closer to family members and to open a custom-clothing […]

Local jeweler had colorful sense of style

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer By Gabriel Monte CNJ Staff writer If clothing made the man, Anthony “Buddy” Holmberg’s clothes made him a man with a passion for having fun. Holmberg, 75, who owned and operated one of the oldest jewelry stores in Clovis, died Tuesday at his home. Colorful clothing was his signature, […]

Dec. 24, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3:30 p.m. Monday an officer was called to a home in the 4000 block of Lew Wallace Drive for a report of criminal damage. A woman showed police three cracked windows damaged from what she believed to be a BB gun. […]

Tax-free holiday means back-to-school bargains

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksStephanie Jones, left, and her Stepson David Jones of Clovis see what they plan on buying during Tax Free Days Friday through Sunday at J.C. Penney at the North Plains Mall. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer With two children gearing up for the new school year, Clara Hawkins is preparing […]

Seeking shelter: Homelessness complex issue

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Laura Grant, 19, talks on the phone Saturday at the Lighthouse Mission shelter. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The buildings are arranged in a triangle on a seldom-traveled side street, a stone’s throw from the railroad. Winter comes and two of the buildings fill up, one with toys and clothing […]

Lighthouse Mission moves to new location

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A lighthouse greets visitors as they enter the new Clovis Lighthouse Mission. The mission offers clothing, food and shelter to people in need. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A lighthouse symbolizes hope. Its purpose is to guide ships to safety on dark, stormy nights. A small replica of a lighthouse […]

Area clothing merchants see march of Halloween purchases

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Amanda Bohannan, left, and Stephanie Johnson, both of Clovis, look for Halloween costumes Friday at Joy’s Costume in Clovis. The girls were looking at the possibility of being Wilma and Betty from the Flintstones. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Two decades ago, it was E.T. Last year, it was Spiderman. This […]