In search of ponies: Losing pets eventual

It was a normal, insignificant day, the kind of day where the sight of grown man covering his face with his hands, shoulders heaving, was not what I expected as I rounded the corner. It was a scene especially surprising because I was accustomed to his smiling face and cheerful greetings as I passed his […]

Experts offer advice on avoiding flu

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Camellia Gallegos, a nationally certified medical technician at Clovis Family Healthcare, draws up a flu vaccine. Benna Sayyed Winter is right around the corner, temperatures are dropping and the flu season is here. Essie Means, director of Barbara Ann’s Child Care Center, is at ground zero for the battle against […]

Tornado season right around corner

Each year approximately 1,000 tornadoes touch down in the U.S. Only a small percentage actually strike occupied buildings, but every year a number of people are killed or injured. There is a very small chance a tornado will strike a building you are in however, you can greatly reduce the chance of injury from a […]

Military mama: Always something to be thankful for

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I yet again wax philosophical. I like to believe that I am a very grateful person, however I am not always the first to voice my appreciation for all of the little things in life. So, my captive audience, I will share my list of previously unsung “thanks.” This […]

Codes make country preferable

By Glenda Price: State columnist Three or four years ago a couple I know purchased a home in a nice subdivision in town. The guy has a special talent regarding plants, and their back yard definitely shows it. He planted a young weeping willow in the back corner of their yard, and it has become […]

Frank Moritz produced high-quality signs

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Some of you old-timers may recall those two dang good sign painters and the building that Richard Pettigrew used to have for his engineer office. But the old-timers I knew were Frank and Art Moritz and I and my buddy, George DeVoll, lived with his folks just zig zagged across […]

Aviation group’s project taking off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The EAA plane will weigh 245 pounds without a pilot when finished compared to the 1,500-pound Aerostar stored next to it. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In the northwest corner of the Blue Sky Aviation hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport, a rickety-looking frame of a plane is waiting to […]

Friday’s prep football scoreboard

Class 5A Clovis 27, Alamogordo 14 Class 3A Portales 42, Robertson 41 Class 2A Texico 33, Dexter 13 Class 1A Fort Sumner 38, New Mexico Military 7 8-man Melrose 56, Magdalena 6 Clovis Christian 46, Gateway Christian 12 Taum 44 Floyd 16 6-man Dora 41, Elida 32 San Jon 55, House 25 Texas Class 1A […]

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 […]

2008 Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium schedule

Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium Corner of County Roads 17 and G behind Ned Houk Park Today 1 p.m. — Pavilion open and wagon judging 1:30 p.m. — Music: Sharon Dictson 2:15 p.m. — Music: Earl Gleason 3 p.m. — Poetry: Dr. Les Morrow 3:45 p.m. — Music: Allie Brooks 4:30 p.m. — Cook’s meeting […]

Zias fall in LSC contest at East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — East Central’s Danielle Clark scored on a header off a corner kick early in the second half on Sunday, giving the Lady Tigers a 2-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. The loss was the third in four outings for ENMU (8-5, […]

Blackmail affects Clovis citizen

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Arthur E. Curren, first newspaper publisher in Clovis, told a strange story that happened in Clovis in its early days. Curren had come to Clovis from California in 1929. He came to celebrate the joining of his old Clovis News to the Clovis Journal and creating the Clovis Evening News-Journal. Arthur […]

May 8, 1945

President Truman proclaimed “complete and final victory” in the European theater “of the greatest war in history.” He cautioned, however, “the victory is but half won. The West is free, but the East is still in bondage to the treacherous tyranny of the Japanese.” … Mandell’s department store was among Clovis businesses celebrating Victory in […]

It’s Their Business: Country Corner Candle Factory

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Country Corner Candle Factory, located at 2901 N. Main St., stocks scented candles and refills candle jars. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Name: Country Corner Candle Factory What they do: Make candles, lotions, shower gels, bath salts, body scrubs, cologne, air freshener and incense. Refill candle jars. Sell crafts. Who’s in charge: Denise Romero is […]

Jan. 19, 2007 Amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. a cold winter s day virgil the praying mantis told me there would be days like this past week boss — still who […]

Black Friday doesn’t sound all that festive

By Karl Terry: Local columnist Black Friday. In recent years, it’s come to mean the Friday after Thanksgiving. But the name itself seems pretty negative to me. With a wife who spent a good deal of her professional career in a family retail business I know full well how important the Christmas season is to […]

Judge not frogs nor people lest ye be judged

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist During this past rainy week, I have seen many more frogs around our house and on the streets. Seeing all these frogs reminded me of the strange encounter I had with a frog. One day several years ago I was getting ready for company and changing the sheets in the […]

6/30 amos

by amos the churchmouse Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes.   the struggle to get in shape   boss i guess you heard about my recent cheese binge […]

7/27 Business Digest

Quilt shops holding weekend shop hop Eleven quilt shops in the region have joined together for the third annual Top of Texas Quilt Shop Hop, providing a weekend for anyone who enjoys quilting and fabric arts, according to a press release The Patchwork House. Free gifts will be available for quilt customers visiting the quilt […]

Beeckler, Ruby

Ruby Beeckler Services: Have been held. Ruby Beeckler, 95, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 18, 1909, in Elida, to Billy Latth and Mary Elizabeth Stewart Moffitt. She was a salesperson at Casual Corner in Atlanta and a member of the Church […]