Residents turn out for annual Peanut Valley Festival

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Nicole Laurenz, 7, and her sister, Simone Laurenz, 12, enjoy shaved ice Saturday at the Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University. The girls recently moved from Texas to Portales with their family. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Dozens of booths filled with everything from purses and jewelry […]

Raku How-To

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Krystal Allen of Clovis works the earthenware clay of a box she made for the Raku pottery class at Clovis Community College. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ STAFF WRITER There is a classroom at Clovis Community College where the chairs are covered in clay crusted finger and hand prints. The sculpture […]

It’s Their Business: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place Location: 1326 Highway 60-84 What they do: Sell gifts, crafts and Polish pottery, and teach decorative painting. Who’s in charge: Patsy Liston, Jean Patton and Jaqque Johnson are the partners. How long in business: about 30 years Hours of […]

It’s their business: Clovis Antiques

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Clovis Antiques Location: 1709 E. Mabry Drive What they do: Sell antiques, collectibles, furniture care products and silver polish. Who’s in charge: Rose Sweeting is the owner. How long in business: Nine years. Contact: 763-1740, e-mail: clovisantiques@plateautel.net Hours of business: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. […]

Digging up dirt on the Bible

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Dr. Steven Collins literally digs the Bible. Collins believes he has found the site of the infamous city of Sodom and plans to share his findings Sunday with the congregation of the First Baptist Church. According to Genesis, Sodom is one of two cities God destroyed because of the […]

Arts festival keeps growing

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Sandia Elementary third-grader Gabby Saiz waves to the crowd as she marches in the Children’s and Ethnic Fair Parade of Flags and People during the Clovis Cultural Arts Fest. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Five years ago Lonzo Lassiter signed up for a pottery class at Clovis Community College to […]

Diggin’ science

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Barry Elementary fifth-graders Ryan Curry, 10, left, and Michael Maese, 10, looks for articles in their plot during an archeological dig Friday at Highland Elementary. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis scientists are starting young these days. Barry and Highland elementary combined for a science project that left students piecing together artifacts and deciphering […]