Giving life

Tonjia Rolan United Blood Services will hold a blood drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Boulevard. UBS will collect whole blood and red blood cell donations in the common area of CCC. The process will take between 30 and 45 minutes for whole blood donors and around 1 […]

Religion feature: Water walk hopes to raise awareness

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Courtesy photo: Justin Robbs The water that many Africans depend on for drinking, cooking, and washing sometimes comes from an unsanitary source like this stagnant mud hole. Benna Sayyed Imagine walking several miles through terrain that is home to predatory animals to collect water from an unsanitary source just to survive. If you’re lucky, your […]

Easter egg scramble

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo From left, Kaitlaynd Murphy, Christian Godfrey and Alex Godfrey inspect each others’ haul after the hunt. Liliana Castillo It took 300 children seven minutes to collect 3,000 eggs at Saturday’s Easter egg hunt hosted by the Community Center at Unity Park. Community Center Manager Paul Hopkins said staff spread eggs around […]

Big Brother has enough snooping powers already

Freedom Newspapers Big Brother wants to watch you more closely. Especially how you spend your money. His latest snooping plan comes from provisions in the banking bill being debated in the Senate. The bill is being pushed by Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Among other things, the bill is supposed […]

Senior center hosting winter wonderland

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Portales Senior Center Director Dawn Kryder sits in Santa’s chair at the senior center on Tuesday. The center is hosting a winter wonderland where children can get their picture taken Santa Claus on Friday. Admission is a donated toy or canned goods. Cannon Connections staff The Portales Senior Center is […]

Fruit sale not part of FFA

CNJ Staff Residents should beware of fruit sales by persons claiming to be Future Farmers of America students from area schools. Mark Runyan, who oversees FFA at Clovis High School, said his office has received reports of fruit sales to residents in the last month. The person is claiming to be with FFA and told […]

Some people collect stories about people

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Some folks collect coins or stamps or stuffed animals. I collect people profiles. I have maybe 100 people profiles – individuals’ answers to dozens of questions that range from “Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party?” to “How did you meet your spouse?” – in my collection. Some of the […]

Earth Day collections of phone books urged

Monday is Earth Day, and as part of the environmental observation, efforts are being made to collect phonebooks for recycling instead of having them go into the landfill. The Rooney and Moon morning show on KSMX MIX107.5 radio sponsored a three-hour recycling event on Thursday, according to a news release from the station. The city […]

Business Digest 12/9

Some state land open for tree cutting Commissioner of Public Lands Patrick H. Lyons has announced he is opening state trust lands for the cutting of Christmas trees during the holiday season, at no cost to the public. Ten parcels of state trust land will be opened for tree cutting through Christmas Eve. Beginning Friday, […]

Roosevelt County to collect from parents of juvenile offenders

By Mike Linn County officials are taking parents of Roosevelt County juvenile offenders to court to retrieve the costs of transporting and housing the inmates to area detention centers. Roosevelt County Attorney Eric Dixon filed 53 civil summons seeking roughly $50,000 the county paid to Curry and Quay counties for housing the juvenile inmates because […]