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Area shoppers get headstart

As some continued laboring through their Thanksgiving meals or watched football in a semi-conscious metabolic stupor Thursday afternoon, others hoisted themselves from their recliners for an early...

Empty Stocking Fund profile - Nov. 24

Today’s family in need: This military family has three boys, ages 4, 2 and 9 months. The family did not ask for help, but the woman’s mother reached out from her home in Lambertville, Michigan. “My daughter and son-in-law live in base housing...

Giving thanks, giving back

Who said there was no such thing as a free meal? In any case, there is no time like a holiday for some exceptions. "We don't want anyone going hungry on these things," said Daun Medaris, Veterans of...

Small shops get set for Saturday shoppers

For Clovis and Portales small business owners, a day dedicated to keeping money in the community is a no-brainer. Saturday is Small Business Saturday, an initiative created in 2010 to encourage residents to shop locally. “It’s an opportunity...

Pages Past - Nov. 24

1982: Clovis High School senior Twila Rutter was the "teen spotlight" in the Clovis News-Journal. She had a long list of awards and honors, including serving as president of her homeroom, French Club ...

Events calendar - Nov. 24

Tuesday • Books and babies — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: Kitty Cat Kisses. Information: 575-356-3940 • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. for grades K-6 at Portales Public Library. Activity: Get your game on. Information:...

Meetings calendar - Nov. 24

Monday • Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday • Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m., at City Hall, Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828. • Curry County...

Portales football team looks to earn semifinal spot

PORTALES — A year ago, the Portales High Rams took down the Robertson Cardinals, 43-14, to capture the New Mexico 4A state crown. This year, if the Rams (10-1) want to get back to the 4A title...

Muleshoe, Farwell, Bovina in playoffs Friday night

PORTALES — Three nearby Texas schools all won their first round “Bi-District” playoff matchups to advance to the next round of the state’s UIL State Championship playoffs. The three schools — Muleshoe, Farwell and Bovina, will all compete...

Melrose is one win from fourth straight state crown

MELROSE — Melrose High's football team is an undefeated No. 1 state playoff seed. State rules, though, are state rules, and because the Buffaloes last played a postseason game against Mountainair...

Counting blessings requires careful thought

"The worst moment for an atheist," writes G. K. Chesterton, "is when he feels a profound sense of gratitude and has no one to thank." Though any season is a great time for gratitude, Thanksgiving...

Any meal can rise to occasion

Thanksgiving leftovers make mighty fine burritos to take to the field the next day. Turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce, all rolled up in a tortilla and wrapped in aluminum-foil. When lunch time...

Listen for God this holiday season

Sometimes we look at the things that happen in life as merely coincidences. But are they? The preacher Rick Warren wrote: "Is there such a thing as coincidence? The way you answer that question will...

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