Birthdays —

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Reeves [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Mrs. Maxcine Reeves celebrated her 90th birthday at the home of her son, Lewis Reeves, on July 30. Present were over 60 people , friends, family and three generations of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Maxcine had seen on TV a quilt painted on a barn. Being an avid quilter, […]

Grant McGee: Prairie dogs get no love

The Lady of the House and I were driving by a prairie dog town some time ago. It was your typical, standard-issue, prairie dog town in a vacant lot in the city limits. Prairie dogs were running about, some were foraging by the side of the road, others were standing guard. But this dog town […]

Education column: Schools painted, trimmed and cleaned

As our Clovis Municipal School’s operations department continues with summer projects, below is an update on maintenance activities at the remaining elementary schools. At Lincoln-Jackson Family Center, the eaves have been painted, and the basketball court redone. The court area had settled considerably over the years, leaving a depression that collected water and had become […]

Couple’s ministry takes to road

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Forrest and Maggie Griffin with their dog and traveling companion, Casey. Alisa Boswell Love, a struggle with drug addiction and a brush with death put Forrest and Maggie Griffin in their van and on the road to a different sort of Christian ministry. The Griffins live in their van as […]

Education feature: Students, staff honor teacher battling cancer with mural

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Third-grader D.J. Grayson finally found his butterfly in the maze of over 500 butterflies that makes up a mural in honor of third grade teacher Kendra Lennon who left the school in November to battle cancer. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Kendra Lennon left Mesa Elementary School to […]

Dairy Fest offers educational fun

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ShiAnn Nash of Clovis Vet Supply teaches Raquel Anaya how to rope a cow made of a bale of hay and a plastic head during Saturday’s Dairyfest at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By CNJ staff writer: Gabriel Monte While other children played games, had their faces painted and drank milk […]

June 8, 2008 Cops and Courts

Amarillo Homicide Unit Coordinator Lt. Gary Trupe said investigators have been unsuccessful in obtaining the identity of a woman a Clovis convenience store clerk said paid for cigarettes with painted quarters that could be connected to the May beating death of an Amarillo man. Police believe the person or persons involved in the death may […]

Racers getting ready for Soap Box Derby

CNJ staff Young racers are revving up for the fifth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. The event, which is sponsored by the Clovis Rotary Club, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Sycamore Street. According to Director Larry Erwin, 15 participants ages 10 to 18 will vie for the right to […]

Graffiti artists should find their own canvases

Grant McGee Local Columnist There’s a water tank on the outskirts of Clovis with a name spray painted in black across it. I always wondered whose name that was. Just the other day someone mentioned him in passing. Now I know he’s a Latin rap star from Houston. I guess one of his fans, in […]

Pastor: Love best response to destruction

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The Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church on Fourth Street has been vandalized twice in the last two weeks, according to church officials and police. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Boarded up windows and remnants of spray paint mar the facade of the Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church. Located on Fourth […]

A sign(er) of the times

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Chuck Moore, 84, of Clovis has been painting artwork, billboards and signs in Clovis for 38 years, including the portrait of his sons behind him on the wall at his home. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell At 84, a local war veteran-turned-artist still paints signs for a living, and his bosses call […]

Residents painting the town white

By Mike Linn The peeling and dry-tinged buildings in the middle of Elida will get a face-lift this weekend that would make a Hollywood botox spinster jealous. The hot New Mexico sun, a procession of 19 buildings painted white and a sign reading “Elida, the bright spot of New Mexico” will welcome travelers passing through […]