Local women’s fitness center hosts turkey drive

Freedom New Mexico To help people who wouldn’t have a turkey this Thanksgiving, Curves of Clovis is hosting a “Give a Gobble” event Wednesday and Thursday. During this event, Curves plans to waive the initial service fee for any new member who brings in either a turkey or a $30 contribution, all to be donated […]

Day trip: Power center allows visitors to get close

Courtesy of the American Wind Power Center The American Wind Power Center displays numerous windmills and a 6,000-square-foot mural. Place: American Wind Power Center Location: The center is located at 1701 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock. It is a 111.5 miles or a two-hour drive from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy […]

MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE: OPERATION SANTA COP

Portales, NM- Once again, this year, the City of Portales is managing the Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop program. The “Lighting of the Tree” ceremony will be on Monday, November 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Portales City Hall located at 100 West 1st Street in downtown Portales. This program is structured […]

Clovis police: Crash victim airlifted

On 09/30/2009 at approximately 8:42 am this morning, the Clovis Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of the 2400 block of Mabry Drive in Clovis in reference to a loaded Semi-Tractor/Trailer truck versus a motor vehicle car crash with injuries. Upon arrival of Officers they found that a female driver had been […]

Volunteers repair vandalized home

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Gary Rhode, construction committee chair for Habitat for Humanity, looks over the water heater in a house vandalized recently. Volunteers from Curry and Roosevelt counties gathered Saturday in Portales to repair the damage. Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Volunteers from Roosevelt and Curry counties gathered Saturday to raise hammers, drive nails […]

School staff prepare to welcome back students

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melissa Ward works as bus driver, assistant manager and sometimes janitor at Adair Transportation Inc., which runs bus routes for the Clovis Municipal Schools system. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Getting 43 buses and their drivers ready to drive 34 routes carrying 2,200 children to school daily can only […]

8-7 police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. July 23 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Raven Drive for a report of a domestic dispute. A man met officers in the driveway and told them his wife was upset and he needed […]

County hires Wicker to drive van

Freedom New Mexico Curry County hired former city commissioner Gloria Wicker Tuesday to drive women and children to their medical and other necessary appointments. The County Commission voted to hire Wicker at a salary of $1,600 a month through October, at which time her contract will be reviewed. The Mother Child Health van takes women […]

Police investigate drive-by shooting

Freedom New Mexico A Texas man was shot in the leg during a Saturday night drive-by shooting at the Grand Avenue apartments. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said around 8:30 p.m. William Mitchell was struck near the buttocks by a .45 caliber bullet that bounced up from the pavement. “When the shooting started, he grabbed […]

Local postal workers organize food drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers is gearing up for its 17th annual food drive May 4-9. Andres Montoya, coordinator of the drive in Clovis, said last year’s drive netted 8,647 pounds as part of a nationwide drive that gathered more than 73 million pounds. Montoya said this year’s goal is 12,000 pounds. Nonperishable food […]

Drive-in movies make me hostage

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist The slightest cue can spark a moment of nostalgia for me these days, such as the sight of a step van reminding me of going to the drive-in movie in a bread truck. I guess the first thing to do is make sure those under 35 or so know what […]

Air Force Assistance Fund drive under way

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs It’s time for airmen to help other airmen through the Air Force Assistance Fund drive that continues through April 24. This year’s goal is $36,262; an amount that Capt. David Troxell said can be achieved by getting a regular bag of popcorn instead of large size at the […]

Program trains teen parents

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Martha Torres, an eighth grader from Marshall Middle School, holds her newborn son at the hospital Friday. Torres, 15, said a teen parent program has taught her about everything from nutrition and health to how to read to and play with her baby. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As […]

Drive offered peek at nature’s beauty

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist It was a brief respite but last Sunday’s rainstorm provided us with hope during a long dry winter. The evidence of that hope was everywhere as the wife and I rose before daylight Monday for a trip to Lubbock. The night before the rare February thunderstorm had left us eating […]

Woman foils burglary attempt

CNJ staff Clovis police say a woman fired two shots Friday at two men trying to break into her home on the 700 block of Comer Drive. It hasn’t been determined if either suspect was hit. Police responded to a call at the residence around 12:34 p.m., according to a department police report. A 23-year-old […]

Small businesses finding ways to survive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Twin Cronnies employee Jennifer Chavez checks an order before running drinks out to a waiting customer. The Twin Cronnies is one of several regional businesses making changes to cope with the recession. By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Despite having to increase his prices, cut staff and shorten […]

Nobody’s set apart to be better

Even though it has been many years ago, I still remember some of the experiences our family had when we lived in Kansas City, Kan. One such experience is when we would go to pick up mother in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Mother taught part-time at a business college. She went to seminary […]

Clovis Community College sponsoring blood drive

Find the HERO in you! Every two seconds, someone needs blood. This year alone, as many as five million patients will require blood transfusions. You can help!

Dec. 18 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Dec. 7 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Plaza Street for a report of criminal damage. A woman said the night before she heard a loud bang in front of her home. She showed […]

Nov. 21 Religion Digest

Church hosting child gift drive National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 17-24. Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, which supplies needy children worldwide with Christmas presents. The project delivers 8 million gift-filled shoe boxes to children in more than 100 countries, according to an […]