Press release: Halloween holiday safety reminder for pedestrians and drivers

Halloween chance to be child-like

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’m not pressured to buy a gift for anyone, it’s okay for me to wear ragged clothes and for my hair to look scruffy. I can pretend to be everybody’s worst nightmare for a few hours. Really. What’s not to like? I grew up […]

Holiday used as day of rest by many residents

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Three-year-old Nathaniel DeHoog takes a turn on the slide Monday afternoon at Greene Acres Park. Nathaniel’s grandparents said they took him to the park for the afternoon so he could burn off some energy. Sharna Johnson For some area residents, Labor Day is a day to spend with the family […]

Police: Holiday stabbing spills over at store

A man stabbed during a Fourth of July fight at Greene Acres Park was stabbed again Saturday night during a fight at Clovis’ Wal-Mart, said the Clovis Police Department. Chief Steve Sanders said Carlos Lopez is in stable condition at Plains Regional Medical Center and the suspect has been taken into custody. Lopez, 26, received […]

Another holiday commercialized

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist I don’t guess I’ve ever had a day off work for Presidents Day, though as I remember we did get George Washington’s birthday off when I was in school. Back in the dark ages, when I first started school, we didn’t have federal holidays on Mondays and we […]

Education digest: Schools closed for holiday

Schools closed for holiday Area schools will be closed Monday for President’s Day. Clovis Municipal Schools central office is also closed.

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday closings

The following are closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday:

Police identify suspects in holiday crime spree

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ollie Hall of Clovis points out plastic he applied to his Chevrolet Suburban as a temporary replacement for his rear window. Hall said it will cost about $375 to replace the window, one of at least 60 shot out during a holiday weekend crime spree. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff […]

Post-holiday sales, exchanges brisk

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Lee Conder of Ozona, Texas looks over boots Saturday at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis.Conder was one of hundreds of shopper who hits stores the day after Christmas to take advantage of sales or exchange gifts. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Business was brisk the day after Christmas for […]

Jesus’ birth showed new way to think

Freedom New Mexico It is curious in some ways that modern-day Western Christians have created a more lavish holiday — which in many ways has become a thoroughly secular and in some ways excessive celebration in which Santa Claus and Rudolph play a larger role than the baby in the manger — of the birth […]

Letters to the Editor: Couple restored faith in people

Couple restored faith in people I would like to share my story on how my faith in people and the holiday were restored. Last week, while shopping with a co-worker and some clients, we noticed how it seems the true meaning of the holiday has been lost — so we thought. We went for dinner, […]

Education digest: Holiday break starts Friday

Holiday break starts Friday Clovis Municipal Schools holiday break begins Friday. Elementary schools dismiss at 11:30 a.m., secondary schools at noon and school offices will close at 2 p.m. All other offices such as the administration office, Student Support Center, maintenance and transportation will close at 2:30 p.m. Classes will resume Jan. 6. The administration […]

American Legion hosting community dinner

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis American Legion Post 25 is throwing a free pre-holiday dinner Saturday and it’s open to anyone. “This is for everybody in Clovis,” said Philip Duran, Post 25 member. Duran said Post 25 has prepared this meal for everyone, not just Legion members and their families. This dinner is part of […]

Press Release: Clovis holiday ‘Yard of the Month’ nominations sought

The City of Clovis is pleased to invite nominations from the public for their annual Holiday Yard of the Month program which is being organized through the city’s Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee.

12-8 Holiday happenings

The following events are taking place throughout the holiday season:

Holiday shoppers should hit up local stores for gifts

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There seems to be no end of marketing approaches in the attempt to “sell” Christmas. In fact, I suppose it’s a well known reality that many of our favorite holiday traditions had their genesis in the brainstorming rooms of Madison Avenue marketing corporations. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and the Macy […]

County kicks off holiday season with parade, tree lighting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The city’s Christmas tree was lit Saturday after the Christmas Light Parade. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer To represent the theme of Saturday’s Christmas Light Parade — Christmas Around the World — the Clovis chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America portrayed five countries, complete with red […]

Burglary awareness should increase during holiday season

Every Christmas Holiday Season there are several reported vehicle and home burglaries in which the victim’s property was targeted as a crime of opportunity. Doors to vehicles and homes had been left unlocked by the victims and the burglars were looking for such unsecured property as an easy opportunity to steal. The other issue is […]

Empty Stocking program sees increase in children

Freedom New Mexico The number of children the Salvation Army is hoping to help has almost doubled this holiday season, according to Maj. Kevin Ray. Friday the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune will launch their annual Empty Stocking program in partnership with The Salvation Army. Every day until Christmas, a local family in need […]

Holiday mailing deadlines

Deadlines For Dec. 25 delivery Domestic U.S. Postal Service • Parcel Post: Dec. 16 • First Class letters, cards: Dec. 21 • Priority mail: Dec. 21 • Express mail: Dec. 23