Jan.24

Thursday: El Desayuno Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 a.m at the Taqueria Jalisco, 217 W. Seventh St. Club information: 714-0973.

Photo of the day: Broken glass

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Business owner Jim Graham talks inside his store with Clovis City Commissioner Len Vohs Monday morning. Graham said vandals broke windows on his store twice over the weekend. “I’m just sick of it,” he said. “Something’s got to be done.”

Jan. 20

The Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team meets the University of Texas Longhorns at 5 p.m. CST today at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.

Something to do on January 10, 2008

Clovis-Carver Public Library hosts a pre-school story hour at 10 a.m. Children attending will hear about birds and build a bird feeder. Information: 769-7840.

Something to do on January 9, 2008

Among new DVD releases this week is the movie “3:10 to Yuma” starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

Something to do on January 7, 2008

The Clovis Train Society will meet today at the Trinity Christian Center, 1723 W American Blvd., in Muleshoe, Texas at 7 p.m. CST. Information: Phil Williams, 762-0066.

Funerals not always sad occasion

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I told my sister Maria recently, “You missed a good funeral,” and she looked at me like I was nuts. “No, I mean it,” I explained. “It was a good funeral, getting to meet and visit with Dad’s side of the family.” It’s something we rarely got to do while […]

Something to do on January 6

The city zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Call 769-7873 for information.

Something to do on January 5

The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, located at 221 W. First St., is open noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Call 762-0066 for information.

Something to do on January 3

Clovis’ City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Clovis-Carver Library.

Fairgrounds manager: ‘Time to do something else’

Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson said Monday he’s resigned because he wanted to work under contract instead of as an employee. Anderson, the fairgrounds manager for 14 months, gave notice on Dec. 10 and his last day was Friday. “I just wasn’t enjoying it as much as I used […]

Stocking stuffers

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CNJ staff photo illustration: Liliana Castillo Stockings are a chance to show your friends and family members you’ve been paying attention to what they like. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Stocking stuffers can be anything from holiday candy to money, but in the end, as long as the stuffers bring a smile to the […]

Return policy dampens viewer’s joy

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The high shopping days of the holiday season have begun. With all of this stuff made in China and by giant corporations I found out that old saying of “Let the buyer beware” applies more now than ever. Let me tell you the story of a DVD box set, an […]

Fears must be faced

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Rome has a nice, mild climate: we usually have four seasons and no extreme weather phenomenons. Growing up, the most I worried about when it came to weather was to make sure that I avoided riding my scooter when it was raining hard. I never experienced a tornado until I moved […]

Commission to vote on wind energy

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis is considering building three wind towers to help offset the cost of electricity. The City Commission is expected to vote today on whether to direct its Water Policy Advisory Board to investigate the feasibility of placing three $1.5 million wind towers in the city. Mayor […]

Animal instincts

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A female spider monkey balances on a tree limb Thursday while playing in her cage at Hillcrest Park Zoo. The limb was introduced as part of the zoo’s enrichment program, which zookeeper Mark Yanotti says helps keep the animals lively and healthy. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Once a […]

Grace is amazingly hard — and amazingly wonderful

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Grace is hard. It is almost incomprehensibly wonderful. It seems almost too good to be true because it actually is almost too good to be true. It is amazing! But it is hard. Grace is hard because accepting it means nothing less than death to our pride. If the […]

Secret passwords have lost luster

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Am I the only person on the planet who was sincerely shocked to hear this week that the most common password for secret passwords is “password?” Duh! If your “becoming-more-complex-by-the-minute life” is anything like mine, then you’ve started to notice you need a filing cabinet to keep track of all […]

Shelburne: The only way for imperfect people to be saved Is . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As members of the fallen human race, we’ve got a problem. We’re always fouling something up, messing something up, shaking, scratching, bumping, breaking, and otherwise mutilating this amazing gift we’ve been given — the gift we call life.   Even at our best, and we are rarely at our […]

Stay on earth not nearly long enough

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Word came from Huntsville, Ala., a couple of weeks ago that my Uncle Roger died. This was the fourth of my mom’s siblings to pass in two months. First there was Aunt Mary Alice, then Uncle Lloyd, followed by Aunt Carol and now Uncle Roger. Four brothers and sisters in […]