Rash of property damage reported to police

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than 30 reports of damage to lawns, outdoor Christmas decorations and vehicles trickled into Clovis police Saturday and Sunday. Dispatcher call logs show residents in several different areas of the community reported broken vehicle windows, punctured, destroyed or stolen decorations, and lawns and landscape damaged by vehicles. Juanita […]

Dec. 14, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 6 through Wednesday: Todd Casey Gilbert, 21, to Jennifer Jenee Johnson, 23, both of Clovis Juan Jose Hernandez, 18, to Maribel Bravo, 17, both of Clovis Chyee Lewis Rodriguez, 26, to Delia Rose Deanda, 28, both of Clovis Leroy Anthony Salinas, 23, to Mireya […]

Dec. 14, 2007 Passing Through

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Sharon Hensley By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Sharon Hensley Hometown: Grand Junction, Colo. Traveling to: Austin, Texas, to visit her daughters for Christmas Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s pretty spread out. It looks a bit desolate. I’m sure it’s a nice town.” Passing through is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez. Contact her […]

Dec. 16, 1957

An 18-year-old Clovis boy suffered minor injuries when the car he was driving crashed through a backstop at the baseball diamond at Main and Yucca streets. … Members of the Clovis First Presbyterian Church celebrated 50 years of Presbyterianism with special services. … The special at Foxy Drive In was “fox legs in a basket” […]

12-7-07 Passing through

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Name: Josh Atkinson Hometown: Lubbock Traveling to: On his way to Lubbock after taking a trip to Albuquerque. Thoughts on Clovis: “I think it’s the best town between Lubbock and Albuquerque.”

Nov. 30, 2007 Passing Through

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Dennis Marsh By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Who: Dennis Marsh Hometown: Hollis, Okla. Traveling to: Heading home after visiting a dairy near Clovis. Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s a beautiful town, nice little town. A little congested, but good.”

Nov. 30, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 23 through Wednesday: —Terry Hernandez, 30, to Melissa Renee Duran, 22, both of Clovis —William Louis Richter, 64, to Hazel Marie Cole, 59, both of Clovis —Anthony Arthur Apodaca, 24, to Kimberly Ann Anaya, 23, both of Clovis —J. Jesus Mendoza, 25, to Dawna […]

Business start-up help available

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ruth Sena opened Simply Salads in the Hilltop Plaza earlier this month, but had planned on opening the doors to the all-you-can-eat salad restaurant nearly one month before. The problem was, she custom ordered the salad bar tables, and when you’re opening one small business and not a chain, […]

Nov. 23, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from November 15 through Wednesday: • Joe Robert Gonzales, 29, to Elenor Saucedo, 29, both of Clovis • Marlon Devon Small, 39, to Geraldine Patricia Lopez, 43, both of Clovis • Darky Noel Checo, 24, of Apo Ap, N.Y., to Tracey Orozco, 33, of Clovis • […]

Nov. 16 Passing through

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Don Jewell By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Who: Don Jewell Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho Traveling to: Tuscon, Ariz., where he will be delivering a motor home to a dealership there. Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s a nice area. I noticed it’s quite windy here.”

Bowling alley expected to reopen in December

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood sits Monday in the rubble of his business five months into reconstruction after the March tornado destroyed the building. View a video of Wood talking about the bowling alley at cnjonline.com. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood walked through a […]

11-9-07 Passing through

Who: Stacy Fitzpatrick Traveling to: Visiting Clovis for the day for job-related purposes, and will return to her home in Albuquerque Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s cute; just came from Hobbs — not so cute. I took my dogs to Hillcrest Park for a run and thought it was a nice and clean park.” Passing Through […]

Firefighters put their rescue skills to test

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Firefighter Jarod Baldwin drags Rescue Randy during a competition Thursday between firefighters. Randy, a training dummy, weighs 180 pounds. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Chad Healer ran from challenge to challenge, his teammates chanted his name along with words of encouragement. He climbed a 70-foot ladder, carried […]

Businessman’s imprisonment strengthens ideals

By Freedom New Mexico If anybody has a right to have developed a bitter attitude toward the Iranian regime and perhaps even to have decided there’s just no talking to those people, it would be Ali Shakeri. Shakeri is the Iranian-American businessman who was snatched out of the Tehran airport more than four months ago […]

Oct. 26 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from October 18 through Wednesday: James Richard Paquette, 29, to Josie Thomas, 36, both of Clovis Julio Soria-Escobar, 29, to Phyllis A. Henderson, 34, both of Clovis Anthony Duane Frederick, 48, to Bernette Marie Jennewein, 40, both of Clovis John Edward Moyle, 25, to Heather Diane […]

Coordinator: After school programs promote success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jaydrien Urias, 12, gets his face painted Thursday at the Lights on Afterschool program at the Lincoln-Jackson Family Center. The event was held to inform parents and students of the importance of after school programs. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Clovis students had something to do Thursday afternoon in the […]

Dangers abound out on open road

By Grant McGee: Local columnist There’s nothing like a crack in your windshield from a rock shot from the wheel of a passing pickup to get you thinking about your fellow drivers. The Lady of the House warned me not to drive over the freshly re-rocked County Road K on the way to my day […]

Fall festivals make for great memories

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I must have been 9 or 10 years old, for I recall it very clearly. We loaded my cousins, my brother and myself into my uncle’s brown station wagon, kids in the back, riding in ways that would warrant a traffic ticket nowadays. We headed out on the farm lane, […]

Oct. 14 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: A 23-volume set of books, five videos and one audiocassette on fishing were given to the library in memory of Olen “Charlie” Gibbs. Covering every aspect of skills, techniques, equipment, bait, species, and cooking of freshwater fish, this series provides a complete angler’s library. The […]

Public record 10/12/07

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 4 through Wednesday: • Thomas Jason Breeze, 33, to Vicki Diane Breeze, 30, both of Reydon, Okla. • Justin Michael Arney, 21, to Natalie Deann Bishop, 24, both of Amarillo • Daniel Lee Etlicher, 27, to Lisa Joy Romans, 28, both of Clovis • […]