Empty stocking fund: Ms. G

Today’s focus: Ms. G Household members: 7 Children: 6 Special circumstances: “Ms. G” is struggling financially. She is a single mother with six kids. “Ms. G” is unemployed and can’t get a job due to health problems. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes large. Boys […]

Ticket feature: ‘Christmas Nites’ opening at zoo

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File photo Santa will make appearances at the Hillcrest Park Zoo’s “Christmas Nites at the Zoo” program Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The event runs 5-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Freedom New Mexico The upcoming week features plenty of animal magnetism, as the Hillcrest Park Zoo gets set for its annual Christmas Nites at the Zoo […]

Holiday mailing deadlines

Deadlines For Dec. 25 delivery Domestic U.S. Postal Service • Parcel Post: Dec. 16 • First Class letters, cards: Dec. 21 • Priority mail: Dec. 21 • Express mail: Dec. 23

Press Release: ENMU sets holiday concert

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host its annual Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4 at the University Theatre’s Mainstage. The concert features the University Singers and the Chamber Singers, conducted by Jason Paulk and accompanied by Kayla Paulk, and the Symphonic Band, directed by Dustin Seifert and […]

Curry County Fair Board election on Dec. 7

CNJ staff The Curry County Fair Board election is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. All candidates are unopposed. Early voting is 8 a.m. Nov. 30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Karen R. Thetford is running in County Commission District 2, while Clifford Clay is seeking office in County Commission District 3. […]

Visiting speaker saved Clovis Boy Scouts program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist A brief article in the Clovis News of Dec 23, 1920, said, “Boy Scouts organized in Clovis by Rev. Polston at the Christian Church. Sixteen boys are meeting regular.” This troop was evidently short lived as nothing else was found about it. Clovis was active in helping organize the Council […]

eb. 8, 2009: Birth Announcements

Aragon Michael Andrew Aragon was born Dec. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Hospital, to Michael and Mercie Aragon of Tucumcari. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces. He has two sisters, Lisa, 16, and Briana, 8. Grandparents are Jose (Lupe) Martinez and Andy and Corinne Pulido of San Mateo, Calif. Great-grandparent is Donaciana Jimenez.

Feb. 1, 2009 Births

Bare-Williamson Collin Ray Bare-Williamson and Valerie Nicole Bare-Williamson were born Dec. 19, 2008, at University Medical Center in Lubbock to Dustin Bare-Williamson and Samantha Dropps, both of Portales. Collin weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Valerie weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Alan and Mary Ann Dropps of Clovis and Rosalee Williamson of Portales and […]

Clovis Lions Club meetings relocated

The Clovis Lions Club was forced to find a new meeting location when Golden Corral Restaurant closed its doors Dec. 31.The Lions Club now meets at Dr. Ali Ghaffari’s office, 1501 W. Seventh St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Jan. 8 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 p.m. Dec. 27 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a battery report. A store employee said two men had an altercation inside the store. One of the men told the officer he […]

Jan. 4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Dec. 24 an officer responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Second Street for a report of criminal damage. A woman said the door of her parked vehicle had been damaged. The officer noted a hole in […]

Jan. 2 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 24 through Wednesday: • Roby Lance Northrup, 19, to Anna Olivia Yeager, 19, both of Portales • Michael Allen Richardson, 33, to Nicole Monique Tyler, 26, both of Clovis • Samuel Christian De La Rosa, 25, of Clovis, to Jennifer Ashley Windham, 26, of […]

Dec. 31, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? It’s time for our annual look back at the year in jokes. Here’s part one, come back tomorrow and Friday for parts two and three. • JANUARY – President Bush proposed tax rebates Friday to hold up a sinking U.S. economy. It wasn’t all bad news. For years President […]

Dec. 30, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama was voted the Most Admired Man in America Friday and Hillary Clinton was named Most Admired Woman, however Sarah Palin finished right behind them. It sums up the nation’s current mood. If hope and forgiveness don’t work, get the gun. • New England Patriots star Tom […]

Dec. 29, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Valkyrie opened Friday about a German war hero who tried to kill Hitler. Close calls were the week’s theme. Hitler survived a suitcase bomb, Nixon survived an interview with Frost, and George W. Bush survived two attempts on his life by Florsheim. • The New York Times reports […]

Dec. 28, 2008

BEVERLY HILLS–Merry Christmas, everybody, and God bless America. • The Detroit Lions take the field today with the chance to become the first NFL team in history to lose all sixteen of their games. Talk about overpaid. The only people in Detroit who had a lousier year and made more money were the auto executives. […]

12-28 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 18 through Tuesday:• Brandon Michael Ryan, 22, to Melanie Joy Brown, 34, both of Clovis• Raymond Lee Magness, 84, to Olga Maria Sterling, 75, both of Clovis The following divorces were compiled from court records from Dec. 18 through Tuesday:• Casey Segovia from Raymond […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Senior Happenings

Dec. 26, 2008 Amos the Churchmouse

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the west texas punsterboss i don t know if you noticed or not but i […]