Clovis ranked among lowest for tax burdens

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A New Mexico think tanks says, comparatively speaking, living in Clovis just isn’t that taxing. The Rio Grande Foundation has ranked Clovis as the third-best city for lowest tax burdens among New Mexico’s 10 most populous cities. The study, also performed in 2007, looks at both property and gross […]

Mom creates parenting group

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michelle Druba, mother of 2, decided to start a parenting group to provide support to herself and other Clovis parents. Michelle Druba has lived in Clovis on and off for over 10 years. When she returned to Clovis as an adult, she wanted to meet other moms and dads. She […]

Oil prices bury retiree allowance

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist It was higher oil prices last year that led to the largest annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to federal entitlements since 1982. Good thing, too. Lowered oil prices since then are almost certain to block any COLA this year for military retirees, federal civilian retirees, Social Security recipients, survivor benefit annuitants […]

Early student recalls ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Living a few blocks from her alma mater — Eastern New Mexico University — 1937 graduate Lois Cantrell recalls the days when the school had a tenth of its current enrollment and not even a handful of buildings. Cantrell earned an associate of arts in music and English as well as a […]

Boundaries needed for true freedom

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Think about it: daytime talk shows can be really offensive. The very strange and weird is more the ordinary or normal on these shows. For some of these shows, producers and hosts all connive to parade guests that boast about deceitful and immoral living. The audience usually applauds when […]

Head bumps scary

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” […]

In limbo

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fifty-five liens have been filed against three different entities affilliated with Wheatfields Senior Living Community. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the early winter of 2006, plans were announced for the development of Wheatfields Senior Living Center, a 12 1/2-acre lot just south of the intersection of North Prince […]

Local twins may be oldest living in New Mexico

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sisters Maxine Hidalgo and Eufelia Rubio celebrate their 95th birthday on Jan. 22. The family has tried to find records to confirm the pair are the oldest living twins in the state. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Clovis may be home to the oldest living twins in New Mexico. […]

Quite a mouseful

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Don and Barb McKenzie stand with their Mickey Mouse snow globe yard decoration, one of 17 inflatable Mickey items at their house on Ray Hardy Drive. The couple has displayed Mickey Mouse items for the last 12 years. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Barb and Don McKenzie run a […]

Spirit remains in our hearts year-round

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Christmas is only 13 days away. Through the years, my wants at Christmastime and my attitude about the season have really changed as I have grown. One Christmas when I was only seven, we were living in Kansas City. I remember that Christmas because Susie was very, very sick and […]

Reporter’s notebook: Residents organizing slipper drive

Two local residents are organizing a slipper drive to help senior citizens in Curry County keep their feet warm this winter. Jo Eyster and Kimberly Clark are taking donations to purchase slippers and hope to be able to purchase and deliver 4,500 pairs by Dec. 15. Slippers will be given to seniors in retirement homes, […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Ending trash services disappointing Imagine my disappointment upon reading the city is going to terminate dumpster service to 70 residents living within one mile of Clovis city limits.

Aug. 8, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Sunday Christian Variety Show — 6 p.m.,“Livin’ Life”, featuring music, comedy, drama and multi-media, Bethel Assembly of God, 1521 N. Norris. Information: 762-4100. Men’s Non-denominational Bible Class — 9:30 a.m. to […]

Aug. 8,, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight July 30 an officer responded to a home in the 300 block of 10th Street for a burglary report. A woman said she was in her bedroom and heard several males talking outside her window, then heard banging noises and […]

July 27, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library: Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph by C. Vivian Stringer shares the remarkable story of the head coach of the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights, who turned her underdog teams into champions time and time again. Dead Heat by Joel Rosenberg centers on a terrorist […]

Stories of sacrifice should inspire way of living

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I heard this story first-hand this past week. The following incident happened this summer.

Stimulus payments being used for daily living costs

Staff and wire reports Many Americans allowed themselves to fantasize about large-screen TVs, bigger vacations and other luxuries when they learned of the federal rebates they’d be getting this spring and early summer. Or maybe they’d pay off a credit card or set the rebate aside for a big purchase in the future, notwithstanding Washington’s […]

Rezoning meeting set

What: Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis Municipal School officials will hold an open meeting to discuss redesigning school zoning for students living in base housing.

Tucumcari set to celebrate

Here’s a more upbeat item for the guy who e-mailed to ask about “all the good, the bad and the ugly about living in Tucumcari.”

Snakes alive!

Everybody has a snake story. Country-living columnist Glenda Price has two. Her stories are featured each Friday in the online Opinion section.