Girl finds out there is a Santa Claus

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist T his is the reply young Virginia O’Hanlon of 115 W. 9th Street, New York, received in the form of an editorial written by the Sun’s Francis P. Church: Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe […]

Child gives up Christmas wish for friend in hospital

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Harley Pena, 6, combs new hair that is finally growing back in after her last chemotherapy treatment. Pena is fighting a rare combination of two types of acute leukemia. She enjoys putting on make-up and brushing her hair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Harley Pena of Clovis is […]

Master plan not needed

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist A 6-year-old girl on my daughter’s swim team has a cell phone, which she proudly showcases to everyone who is willing to look. She’ll even allow you to play with her games, if you look admiringly at her toy. This has created a negative buzz among other parents, who think […]

Official: 2-year-old killed in collision

CNJ staff A 2-year-old Muleshoe girl was killed in a head-on collision Wednesday morning in Bailey County, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety official. The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. (CST) on Farm-to-Market Road 1760 south of Muleshoe, according to Lanny Hooper, supervisor of communications for the DPS in Lubbock. • Mariksa Yadira […]

Baskett engaged to ‘Girl Next Door’

Staff and wire reports LOS ANGELES — One of Hugh Hefner’s live-in girlfriends is trading the grotto for the gridiron. The Playboy mogul said in a statement Thursday that “The Girls Next Door” co-star Kendra Wilkinson is engaged to Philadelphia Eagles receiver and Clovis High graduate Hank Baskett. The 23-year-old model-actress has lived with Hefner […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Police Blotter

CNJ Staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 p.m. Sept. 24 an officer was called to the 1000 block of South Prince Street for a juvenile problem.A woman said her granddaughter was suspended from junior high earlier in the day for using her cell phone and […]

Floyd man arrested for child solicitation

CNJ staff A 27-year-old Floyd man who arranged to have sex with an underage girl for sex was arrested in Thursday in Clovis by Curry County Sheriff’s Office deputies, according to a press release. Brice Griffith is charged with child solicitation by electronic device, a third-degree felony. According to the release, Griffith: • entered an […]

Girl missing in Ruidoso

Ruidoso — Ruidoso Police are seeking assistance in locating missing girl, Sarah Angelica Flores, 11 years of age.

Local residents enjoy annual parade

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Madeline Smith, left, and Norma Patterson, members of the Red Hat Floozies, wave to the crowd lining Main Street during the Pioneer Days Parade. The Red Hat Floozies’s float was dedicated to going green. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The 6-year-old redheaded girl pointed at the nearby horses and […]

An all-photo newspaper?

She describes herself as “the girl behind the camera.”

Local girl named new Masked Rider

CNJ staff The lineage of Texas Tech’s Masked Rider is staying in the area. Ashley Hartzog, a senior animal science and Spanish major from Farwell, will replace Texico’s Kevin Burns as Texas Tech’s mascot, according to a school press release. In donning the rider’s mask, Hartzog fulfills an ambition that took seed when she first […]

Cliff eliminates Clovis Christian, Elida beats Grady

P.J. Bryant scored 17 points as top-seeded Cliff bounced Clovis Christian from the Class 1A state playoffs, beating the Eagles 60-39 in a quarterfinal contest today in Rio Rancho. Jocelyn Swann scored 15 points for the eighth-seeded Eagles, who reached the state quarterfinals for the first time in school history. In another Class 1A quarterfinal […]

Adoptive parents give back daughter

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Hard to believe, but a Dutch couple returned their adopted Korean daughter after seven years. The parents had adopted the little girl from South Korea when she was 4 months old. Reports of how the situation unfolded were contradictory but it appears that the girl was given over to the […]

Accused child molester held on $2 million bond

CNJ staff A 47-year-old Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation is being held on a $2 million bond, court records show. Larry Hatcher was arrested Wednesday and is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Hatcher is accused of forcing a now-16-year-old girl into having sexual relations with him for […]

Dec. 5, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 4 p.m. Nov. 25 an officer responded to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince for a shoplifting report. Store employees said they found a used pregnancy test in the bathroom after a 17-year-old girl was […]

Nov. 11 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 5 a.m. Nov. 3 an officer responded to the area of 1000 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a fight in progress. A woman told the officers she had gotten into a fight with a friend in the […]

Oct. 10, 1950

The Clovis Boot Shop, located at 216 Main, offered shoe repair services and hand-made boots. … A 14-year-old Clovis school girl was being held by county authorities for juvenile delinquency after the girl announced her intention of discontinuing school and running off with a boyfriend. … Hugh Jones, manager of the local Goodyear Service Store, […]

Honor important to maintain

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This past week, I took a short vacation with my children and some relatives visiting from Italy. We headed to Disney World for one of the hottest and fun-filled weeks of our lives, and greeted Mickey, Pluto, Shrek and the many characters circulating the amusement parks. While I was gone, I […]

No new info on attempted abduction

CNJ Staff Clovis police said Wednesday they have no new information on an attempted abduction reported by a 14-year-old girl last week. Capt. Patrick Whitney said there have been no other reports of abduction attempts since the Aug. 2 incident, which remains under investigation. “There’s nothing to indicate parents should be keeping their kids locked […]

Hayride accident claims life of Fort Sumner girl

CNJ Staff A hayride turned into a tragedy Friday evening when an 8-year-old Fort Sumner girl was killed after falling beneath a trailer being pulled by a tractor, according to officials. Anna Marie Unruh was riding on the trailer with a group of adults and children when she attempted to jump off, according to Deputy […]