For Valentine’s, think outside box

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist I would encourage you, if you are reading this, to begin thinking about Valentine’s Day, and to think beyond the box. What can you give the special person in your life that is unusual, creative, and unique? One of the gifts which my wife gave me for Christmas kind of […]

Donations to Salvation Army programs increase

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Despite economic hard times, Clovis and Portales still gave generously to the Salvation Army’s three holiday programs, Red Kettles, Angel Tree and The Empty Stocking Fund. Monetary donations were up 16 percent, according to Salvation Army figures. The biggest increase was in kettle collections, which helped offset a 27-percent […]

Just because science can, doesn’t mean science should

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist A few days ago the Hindustan Times reported that Rajo Devi, a 70 year old Indian woman gave birth to a baby girl, becoming the world’s oldest woman to birth a child. Ms. Devi and her husband, age 72, used in vitro fertilization. The fact that a woman older than […]

Oct. 29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Oct. 20 an officer responded to a business in the 600 block of Rencher Street for a fraud report. A clerk said a man gave her a counterfeit $50 bill as part of a payment to bond his wife out […]

Sept. 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Sept. 19 an officer responded to a business in the 600 block of Georgia Street for a report of fraud. An employee said a woman came in and paid her bill with a fake $50 bill. The customer said […]

Engineer: $1.2 million needed for Events Center parking lot

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The field in front of the Special Events Center will serve as a parking lot, but needs to be graded and paved. By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday gave the OK for

Family feud lasted 40 years

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I was up at the Loring filling station at 21st and Main in 1978 when a furniture truck pulled in and the two men got out and inquired of me where Oakhurst Street was. I gave them directions and then made a few inquires of them, seeing the sign on […]

Flirting touchy subject

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist Y ou would think flirting would be something I gave more thought to in my single days, than my married ones. Not so. While I’ve never been one to bat my eyelashes to get my way, I am now more aware of flirting than ever precisely because I’m married. Now, […]

Choices graduates praise teachers, school

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Miguel Salazar, left, Samantha Garcia, center, and Brittana Boyce are part of the 2008 Choices graduating class. The 110 seniors who will graduate Monday from Choices school gave credit for their success to the school and the teachers. Choices is an alternative high school in the Clovis school system for […]

Citizen issues all wet

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist This week, I attempted to sign up my children for swimming lessons. I would have easily succeeded in doing so, except that out of curiosity, I decided to ask the owner of the gym a question about the forms she gave me to fill out. On paper, there were the […]