Critic job indeed an acquired taste

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist In a former life, I was a restaurant critic. Yum! Sounds like an appetizing job, right? Well, this was not always the case. I eventually discovered that one man’s chicken is another man’s tuna. What I really mean is, one reporter’s good restaurant experience one day can be one editor’s […]

3-11-08 It’s their job

Name: Glamour PetsLocation: 1520 Pile St. What they do: They offer dog grooming services including regular, medicated or oatmeal baths, toenail clipping, ear cleaning, decorative ribbons and nail polish.Who’s in charge: Tani MaloneEmployees: TwoHow long in business: More than two yearsHours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Contact: 763-4083 or e-mail: tmalone3@suddenlink.netOf note: Malone suggests […]

Working with weather

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Kenneth Moore, a bagger at S&S Supermarket and an Eastern New Mexico University student, said the snow, wind and cold don�t bother him when he take bags of groceries to someone�s car. Cannon Air Force Base reported 1.5 inches of snow at 10 a.m. Thursd By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer A little snow didn’t […]

Jan. 11, 2008 Passing through

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Valerie Nye By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Valerie Nye Hometown: San Manuel, Ariz. Traveling to: Headed back to Arizona after visiting her husband, whose job has him temporarily living in Clovis. Thoughts on Clovis: “The people in the library are real friendly. It is very windy and cold here.” Passing through is compiled […]

‘Sootable’ profession

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo For Bruce Howard, soot covered hands and climbing houses are daily issues as part of his work with his company, Four Seasons Chimney Service. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Bruce Howard sees a view of Clovis not many people see. He climbs ladders, wire bushes in hand, onto the […]

Business Feature: Goodwill coming to Clovis

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A nonprofit organization that uses proceeds from its retail operations to fund workforce development training programs plans to open a branch in Clovis. Goodwill Industries of New Mexico will open a facility Dec. 6 at 2005 N. Prince St. (the old Hancock Fabric location), according to Shauna O’Cleireachain, marketing […]

10-28 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cars by Enzo Rizzo was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of William “Bill” Blankenship. Over 700 pages of exquisite photographs depict the automobile’s evolution from the first Model T to the days of fins and chrome through the racing models and concept […]

Oct. 21, 1947

Langdon L. Skarda’s German Shepherd, Fleetie Belle of Dornwald, was named grand champion of the All-Breed Dog Show held in Amarillo. … The blue prints of the road construction job for the highway to be constructed between Clovis and Texico were stolen from a truck. … Johnson’s Cafe, located at 113 W. Grand, advised readers […]

No job too small if it serves the Lord

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As a kid, I always wanted “a job.” I wanted to earn extra money. But in that day and time, unless a person’s family owned a business, there were not too many jobs for 14 and 15 year olds. Today, a teenager in junior high and high school can work […]

Help wanted: Job vacancies abound in area

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Employers in the area are having difficulty filling vacant positions. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There may be different theories on why good help is hard to find. However, there is one thing experts seem to agree on — low unemployment in the region makes it harder. As of […]

Years of a clown

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Dale “Gizmo” McCracken entertains the crowd and cowboys during Friday’s Professional Bull Riders Discovery Tour event at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Gizmo is also the backup for bull fighters, if needed. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Dale “Gizmo” McCracken keeps his audiences guessing every time he steps […]

Officers standing in for 911 dispatchers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jordan Hengst, a K-9 handler for the Clovis Police Department, has been filling in as a dispatcher off and on for the past month. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The next time you call 911, the voice on the other end of the phone could be a police officer […]

First Person: Director ‘adopts’ elderly

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Gutierrez Vicki Miller By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Vicki Miller was recently appointed director of Clovis’ Department of Older Adults. She worked in the Clovis-Carver Public Library before she was approached to become interim director in June and assumed full responsibilities last week. Miller’s department is based out of the […]

Little rejection can be good for everyone

By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Let the rejection begin. I recently began looking for a full-time job in the academic arena, which I can hold while continuing work on a second master’s degree in English, and voila, I’ve received my first rejection letter. It reads: “While your skills are certainly impressive, we have decided […]

Business Feature: Study: Teen job market tight

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Tyler Marney washes a truck Saturday at Washpointe Auto. Marney has worked at Washpointe for almost a year. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer A majority of teens want to work this summer to earn money and gain work experience, yet many businesses have become reluctant to hire teens under […]

Bottom line doesn’t measure dreams

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “For Rent” read the sign taped to the big plate glass window of an empty store in Clovis. It’s one of a number of empty stores around town. Some have “For Rent” signs, others are just empty, lifeless. This particular storefront caught my eye because not too long ago it […]

Fresh Faces: New police officers must learn ropes

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Police Officer Johnny Zamora uses his computer and radio Thursday to search for information. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department has had an infusion of youth with the hiring of eight officers 24 and younger, three of whom are attending the police academy. New officers […]

It’s Their Business: Aucutt’s Paint Store

Name: Aucutt’s Paint Store Location: 2000 Mitchell St. What they do: Sell Benjamin Moore house paints, Dupont automotive paints, Coronado industrial coatings; specialty products such as swimming pool paints, potable water container coatings, and epoxy and urethane coatings; and Hunter Douglas window coverings. Who’s in charge: Tisha Brothers is the owner. Employees: Four plus Brothers. […]

Career Expo deemed success

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Caroline Holman of Clovis talks with Ron Appling, left, and Dave Richmond, center, of Wayland Baptist University on Saturday during the Career Expo at the Clovis Civic Center. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Despite a lower than expected turnout, employers, job seekers and organizers called this weekend’s Career Expo at […]

Driving history reveals life changes

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I have a checkered driving history, which reveals more than my driving habits over the past two decades. It speaks volumes about each three-year increment, the time my insurance company goes back to count tickets. My friend Bernard says I’m a crazy driver, usually while telling me to slow down, […]