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 […]

Forget the Zia, salute the slot machine

Ned Cantwell: Guest Columnist Here’s what we need to do: Can the Zia sun symbol. Give it a special corner at the state museum to represent what New Mexico once stood for. Relegate it to remember-when status. Look, it’s only a matter of time before the ACLU gets wind of the Zia, anyway. The symbol, […]

Police blotter: May 16, 2004

While patrolling near the corner of 21st and Thornton streets about noon on May 8, police noticed a black 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup that appeared to be the same one reported missing earlier in the day. Police stopped the truck and asked the driver, who was an employee of the dealership that had reported […]