5/14 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. May 6, an officer dispatched to the 1300 block of Pile Street for a domestic dispute met with a female who said her boyfriend had closed her hand in a drawer and hit her repeatedly. An ambulance was called […]

Day trips: Cadillac Ranch West Texas landmark

Compiled by Kevin Wilson It’s been an unmistakeable feature of West Texas, and Cadillacs, for more than three decades. It’s been the subject of numerous magazine and newspaper stories, documentaries and even a theatrical film. It can be a day of fun for a family with a few cans of spray paint. The Cadillac ranch, […]

Sisters add creativity, bring life to crafts

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Janice Lee looks over some of the string-hair doll crafts she’ll have on display today and tomorrow at the 32nd annual Peanut Valley Festival. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Janice Lee believes a little paint can bring her hand-crafted wooden characters to life. “I love to paint people and Santas. They […]

Scout refurbishing park to earn Eagle Scout badge

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Ryan Waters’ goal is to refurbish Pocket Park, a small niche between Hotel Clovis and the Chamber of Commerce, in time for Saturday’s annual Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. Waters, 13, is using the project as a means of earning his Eagle Scout badge. Waters said he and […]

God can see right through religious facades

By Judy Brandon My sister Susie from Minnesota is in Clovis visiting us this week. The other day we were talking about some of our experiences as kids. One of the things we talked about was visiting our cousins, who lived on a farm in eastern Oklahoma. One of the best times we remember at […]

Summer’s heat can burn finish on car

By Ryan Lengerich, CNJ STAFF WRITER Mirrors fall off, glass shatters, dashes crack and warp if untreated. Art Farro said he will repair 20 to 30 rearview mirrors in upcoming months. He has seen hot windows shatter when cold water touches the pane. The owner of Art’s Automotive Paint and Body on Commerce Way said […]

The soul needs more than whitewashing

By Judy Brandon Summer reminds me of the days spent with our cousins who lived on a farm in eastern Oklahoma. Susie and I always looked forward to visiting there because it was just like going to a place that was hidden from the world. Our cousins always had so many great things to do. […]

Elida is painting the town

Darrell Todd Maurina As one of Roosevelt County’s oldest communities, Elida has had a long time to build a rich history. It’s also had a long time to accumulate dust and dirt. Beginning this weekend, Elida residents are starting to spruce up their town by painting older buildings, removing junk, and otherwise getting the town […]