‘Stay-cation’ my kind of vacation

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist The Lady of the House and I ran into Clovis City/Curry County Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and his wife at a local eatery last Sunday morning. “We’re just back from an Alaskan cruise,” he said. He was grinning from ear to ear. He had the glow of someone refreshed and rejuvenated. […]

Bible schools incorporate themes

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Alexis Fielder, 10, makes a headband in arts and crafts during Vacation Bible School at the First Methodist Church on Sycamore Street. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Although Vacation Bible School has been a summer tradition for many of the area churches, it has become more popular as churches […]

Dreaming big

Compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez With Saturday’s jackpot for the New Mexico Lottery Powerball at $300 million, the Clovis News Journal asked some local people what they would do with a prize that size. See page 2B for lottery numbers. Melissa Collaso, a home health provider, said she would: Pay off all debts […]

Honor important to maintain

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This past week, I took a short vacation with my children and some relatives visiting from Italy. We headed to Disney World for one of the hottest and fun-filled weeks of our lives, and greeted Mickey, Pluto, Shrek and the many characters circulating the amusement parks. While I was gone, I […]

Work hard to escape, even on vacation

By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer I don’t get a real vacation this summer because I don’t have a real job … yet. But when I did have one, I remember how hard it was to get away from work completely. I always remember what it was like going back to work on Monday morning, […]

June 11, 1923

Area farmers were blessed and cursed by recent rains The Clovis News described as the heaviest in Curry County history. Row crops sustained damage from the 8.55 inches of rain that fell June 7-9 while wheat farmers were pleased, the newspaper reported. … Denhof Jewelry Co. was offering “wedding gifts that are different.”… Santa Fe […]

Sometimes summer reports need stretch

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I stumbled upon a school report by my older sister Becky in elementary school titled “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” and was shocked. According to the report, she went to Disneyland and Six Flags. Funny, I didn’t remember going to those places that summer. I just remembered riding in […]

Return home often best part of vacation

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Family vacation was coming to a close. It was time to turn away from the Gulf of Mexico and head home to Clovis. The Lady of the House and I headed into Louisiana. A night in the swamp and a bowl of crawfish etouffe’ in bayou country was our next […]

Portales couple’s honeymoon halted by hurricane

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers After putting it off for nearly a year, Adrian and Kendra Lopez were looking forward to a honeymoon vacation they wouldn’t forget. They certainly got that, as the vacation’s final days in Cancun featured a visit from Hurricane Emily. The vacation started innocently enough months before, as the couple received […]

Warning signs

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist My computer just gave me a warning. A box with a big red light popped up at the bottom of the screen: “Warning! User Resources Are Low!” A few clicks of the mouse and a quick re-boot of the machine, and I’m back in good shape. A few months […]