That championship season?

Following a 77-61 win over Eldorado on Tuesday night, the Clovis Wildcats are 15-0 this basketball season. Could this be the city’s best team ever? Clovis has won four New Mexico Activities Association state boys’ basketball championships – in 1930, 1951, 1953 and in 1979. • • • This week’s Web poll asks about the […]

Something to read

Read any good books lately? The “Librarian Recommends” feature below will ensure you answer that question in the affirmative the next time someone asks. Click on “More Features” to find the link. Our videographer is Tony Bullocks. • • • The Clovis News Journal introduced new tools for the Web site on Monday. The SiteLife […]

Editor takes trip back in time

Billy the Kid is said to have been a frequent visitor to the Portales Springs, no doubt when he was stealing horses and driving them to sell at Old Tascosa in the Texas Panhandle. Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry brings the Springs to life in his latest Web log entry: Karl Terry’s blog • […]

Snazzy place to eat

Do you remember the Snazzy Pig? Don McAlavy ate a lot of hamburgers and tried to pick up girls at Clovis’ old restaurant on east First Street. He shares his stories in Sunday’s Clovis News Journal. • • • Dorothy Nelson says Rube Render is her choice for mayor of Clovis. “He’s retired military, also […]

One vote for Render

Dorothy Nelson says Rube Render is her choice for mayor of Clovis. “He’s retired military, also retired from Lockheed Martin, has a master’s degree in human resources, and is just a genuinely nice guy … all qualities which would serve a mayor well,” she wrote in an e-mail. “Rube seems truly interested in community affairs […]

Firefighters’ December busy

The Clovis Fire Department responded to 539 calls for service in December, according to statistics released this week by Chief Ray Westerman. Firefighters received 6,182 calls for service in 2007, or about 515 per month. The department also performed 96 business inspections last month, issuing 232 reports for non-compliance. • • • Joe Christopherson has […]

Editors’ Notebook

Clovis’ mayoral race promises lots of drama with six candidates hoping to succeed David Lansford, who’s decided to step down after 12 years. The candidates are Tim Ashley, Gayla Brumfield, Rudy Kumar, Mario Martinez, Rube Render and Gloria Wicker. Kumar is clearly the wild card, apparently determined to give voters a radical option. He’s only […]

It’s Their Business: H20 Express

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Name: H20 Express Location: 1120 N. Prince St. What they do: They sell reverse osmosis water and distribute and sell bagged ice to the public and grocery and convenience stores in Clovis. They sell blocks of ice, water dispensers and bottles and carry a variety of flavored coffee beans and […]

Shopping with Tonya – Playskool Busy Ball Popper

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Playskool.com Playskool Ball Popper Description: Brightly colored toy that features air-powered drop and take play. Cost: About $20 Where to purchase: Any store that carries Playskool brand toys or www.hasbro.com. Who would enjoy this gift: Boys or girls ages 9 months to 4 years.

Business Digest: Agriculture disaster help available

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Agriculture producers who suffered losses caused by natural disasters from 2005 to 2007 are reminded to sign up for the new ad hoc disaster programs. Applications are being accepted for the Livestock Compensation Program, Livestock Indemnity Program and Crop Disaster Program. For information on disaster assistance and to schedule […]

It’s Their Business: The Sewing Basket

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The Sewing Basket By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: The Sewing Basket Location: 1605 N. Prince St. What they do: Sell sewing machines, fabric, notions and embroidery supplies. The business also offers sewing instruction with the purchase of sewing machines and sewing machine repair. Who’s in charge: Kerri Forrest and D’Aun Barnes Employees: Three […]

KENW’s auction begins Saturday

CNJ staff KENW-TV’s 31st annual auction begins Saturday and runs through June 16. This year’s auction will be conducted online at auction.kenw.org, according to a press release from KENW-TV. The auction features more than 2,000 items, from family vacations to restaurant certificates, donated by businesses in support of public television. Supporters can register to bid […]

May 25, 1924

Barry Hardware was sponsoring a jackrabbit-killing contest. Prizes included Winchester rifles and cartridges. The competition began May 15 and continued through June 15. … Two Clovis grain elevators were robbed, but police said thieves received only $10 for their efforts. The only clue left behind was half of a cuff link. … Western Land and […]

Education Digest: Upward Bound continues at ENMU

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Upward Bound Program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been re-funded for five years, according to an ENMU news release. The Department of Education approved a grant of $348,146 for each year, totaling more than $1.7 million. Susan Cramp, director of the Upward Bound Program at […]

It’s their business: The New You

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: The New You What they do: Cut, color and style hair, manicures and pedicures. Who’s in charge: Lyndi Austin, owner. How long in business: October 2005. How many employees: Three Location: The salon is at 316 N. Main St. in downtown Clovis. Hours of business: 9 a.m. to […]

It’s their business: The Hat Barn

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Business: The Hat Barn What they do: They sell men’s hats, make custom caps, and crease and reshape all types of hats. Who’s in charge: Rod Dickinson is the owner. How long in business: They opened in 1991. How many employees: One Contact information: The store is at 1600 […]

James Claiborne

James Claiborne Date of birth: April 20, 1919 War or conflict: World War II Dates of service: 1942 to 1946 Hometown: Coleman, Texas Theater and location of service: Stateside Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: Sergeant Specialty: Link trainer instructor Lives in: Clovis In his words: After attending Randolf Army Air Base for training, Claiborne began […]

Disasters, catastrophes bring lessons

Helena Rodriguez I rarely watch Christian television. When I do it’s during what I hope are rare, double-take moments, such as when I caught tele-evangelist Pat Robertson as he was advocating to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. As I was recently channel surfing, something on Christian TV made my hands freeze on the remote again. […]

8/4 Education Calendar

Monday The Wal-Mart snack bar will host a “Teacher Appreciation Reception” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Attendees are urged to bring school supply lists. Education Calendar is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com