Residents know how to spend the holiday

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Kamron Canchola, 5, of Clovis, takes a swing at a junk car during a car bash Sunday at the Smoke on the Water celebration at Greene Acres Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Whether relaxing with friends, visiting out-of-state relatives, working in public safety jobs, or working to keep […]

July 4 Closings

CNJ Staff Reports Most government agencies will be closed on Monday in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. Many local banks are also closed, along with some retail businesses. The Clovis News Journal offices will be closed, but subscribers who do not receive their Monday papers may call 763-3431, extension 1, between 8 a.m. […]

St. Patrick’s Day national holiday back in Ireland

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Trudi and Alan McEntee mix up a batch of Irish stew to serve today to the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. CNJ Staff Photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber Today is St. Patrick’s Day. That means Mass, international parades, games and other exciting festivities are being held in Ireland. That’s according to […]

There is value and power in holiday tradition

Clyde Davis There are, of course, a few bowl games left, like the last swirls of water after you drain a hot tub. Even as I write this, I anticipate watching one tonight. There may also be remaining pieces of fruit cake, if they are not stale, and since many in our group of friends […]

CHS holiday tournament schedule

CNJ STAFF Boys Milk Cow Classic At Rock Staubus Gym Today’s games Amarillo Tascosa vs. Los Lunas, 10:45 a.m. Rio Rancho vs. Las Cruces Onate, 2:45 p.m. Santa Fe St. Michael’s vs. Abilene Cooper, 4:30 p.m. Mustang, Okla., vs. Clovis, 8 p.m. Girls Plateau Holiday Classic At Rock Staubus Gym Today’s games Portales vs. Clovis […]

There will be Christmas closings in Clovis

CNJ STAFF REPORT All city and county offices will be open until 5 p.m. today for Christmas Eve, officials said. However, most city and county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday, they added. City sanitation trucks will not make pick ups Thursday, Christmas Day; however, the trucks will make commercial […]

Cancer victim faces lonely Christmas

By Eric Butler This holiday season, as in most years, the burdens that Sophie bears will be hers alone. With little income to stretch out for things like Christmas gifts, maybe it’s lucky for Sophie (not her real name) that she doesn’t have to worry about accommodating wishes by children and grandchildren for specific, out-of-her-price-range […]

Family feels Christmas spirit through adversity

Eric Butler o Fund could help relieve pressure for a family new to the Clovis community. By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT Even through the tough times, Margie tries to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas. She won’t be able to offer her two children much in the way of gifts this year, but Margie (not […]

Show makes magical Christmas memories

There was a magical, lit-up wonderland feel to those holiday trips into Pittsburgh. New Year’s Eve would often include snow, almost always brought sub-freezing temperatures, and nearly every year, the trip down to Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh’s ornate showplace, to see the Duquesne University Tamburitzans. It was a world of magic to a young boy. This […]

Disabled parents need some holiday help

Eric Butler Sylvia had grown used to supporting her husband Charles ever since the time his health situation deteriorated to the point where he couldn’t work any more. That was 15 years ago. Even when Sylvia gave birth to a daughter five years ago, everything seemed fine. But life for Sylvia and Charles (not their […]