Holiday Happenings

Today Holiday Open House — 5-8 p.m., Business Enterprise Center, 105 E. Grand St. The final celebration of Clovis’ 100th Anniversary will conclude with an open house hosted by the Centennial Committe, the City of Clovis, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Movie Showing — 6 p.m., Worship Center. 7 […]

New Year’s not about parties

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist There is a lot of pressure to celebrate New Year’s Eve. When I lived in New York City, I went to parties and made it to Times Square to see the ball drop. It was cold and my toes were frozen by the time I left. I’m not even sure […]

Some resolutions worth keeping

By Ray Sullivan: Publisher of Freedom Newspapers This is a personal tale about the only New Year’s resolution I’ve ever made that has stuck. The decision saved me from myself. I write about it not for praise, but in case someone reading it wonders if they should quit drinking like I did 21 years ago. […]

Christmas Eve present tradition worth passing

By Karl Terry: Local columnist Christmas Eve gift! It’s a simple phrase that’s been uttered on Dec. 24 by my family as long as I can remember. In fact I’m not sure anyone knows when it all started. That makes it a family Christmas tradition. I’m sure if someone in my family or anyone else […]

Some people never grow too old to play with children’s toys

By Bob Huber: Columnist Christmas Eve always reminds me of the old bromide, “Bizarre conditions are easier to get into than out of.” Which somehow explains why I’m too old to play with toys, but I’m just not willing to give it up and go through a painful withdrawal. You see, foraging through toy sections […]

Author develops early passion for writing

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Lois Duncan is an award-winning author best known for her suspense novels for adolescents and teens. In early October, her novel, “Daughters of Eve,” was pulled from elementary library shelves in Clovis schools. The former state resident told the Clovis News Journal the suspense novel was not appropriate […]

Holiday scams can hurt good intentions

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist The fun-filled holiday season begins this week unless you’re a Scrooge who would rather dump a jar of molasses in the Salvation Army kettle outside Wal-Mart. You probably developed that attitude because you didn’t get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas when you were a kid or a Shirley Temple […]

Sometimes omens not really omens

By Grant McGee March is here. At the beginning of every March, I always remember that saying, “March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.” Winter storms in the last part of February and first days of March give way to the early days of spring by the end of the month. […]

All calm this New Year’s eve

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer New Year’s eve was relatively calm and quiet compared to previous years, according to local law enforcement officials. There were no major accidents or crimes reported in the area. Strong police presence in Clovis and check points along area roads may have helped reduce the number of alcohol-related traffic […]

Families can spend New Year’s Eve together

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Freedom Newspapers photo: Patrick Wyrick of Garden Grove, Calif., has a collection of 300 to 400 games. Studies have shown games are growing more popular as a family activity. Though most people have far fewer games than Wyrick, they may be a way to By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ Staff Writer As many fight that end-of-the-year […]