Civic center money should go for city pay raises

Letters to the editor The answer to giving our city employees raises and bringing them up with other communities on a better pay scale is simple. It’s right before our eyes, only the city commission does not want the citizens to see it or talk about it. Take the $1.2 million designated for a civic […]

Clovis has ideas to counter rising jail costs

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question focused on voters having said no to Curry County’s proposed gross receipts tax increase and asked, “So what should the county do to offset rising jail costs?” Some responses: “Our government should attempt to operate like any other business. When we don’t have the money, we […]

Farwell routs Whiteface to improve to 5-0

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Farwell sophomore running back Luis Olmos runs through a Whiteface defender during the first half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Sophomore Matthew Edwards, moving into the tailback position due to an injury to starter Hugo Vazquez, scored four touchdowns and rushed for 132 yards on 21 carries […]

Cats cruise to victory over Tascosa

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Clovis sophomore Devin Hanson breaks free from the grasp of Tascosa’s Randy Box during the first half of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler It’s been a short, strange season for the Clovis High football team so far. At least the Wildcats, after a 31-7 defeat of visiting […]

Cash remembered

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for memories of music legend Johnny Cash, who died Sept. 12. Some responses: “This has not been a good year for American heroes. In July we paid our final tributes to Bob Hope, without challenge, the most patriotic entertainer in our country’s long and distinguished history. “Now, […]

You’ll never rise above violence until it’s faced

Clyde Davis The set evokes my stark image of a Wyoming autumn on the high prairie. Risers overlap to several heights and simple block stools provide seating, and at every entrance there is the fence — the fence of rough wood on which Matthew Shepard spun out his last conscious moments. The play set focuses […]

Collaboration may be the key to problem solving

Tom DiFrancesca I mentioned a few columns back about the ability to listen to Clovis Wildcat football games online — during the games. Well, now the folks at KWKA/KTQM and I-Net of New Mexico have gone a step further; you can go to www.kwka.com and listen to past games. The streaming broadcasts have been archived […]

Honors

Bryant Cindy Bryant, of Carrollton, Texas, recently completed degree requirements for the master of business administration at Amberton University in Garland, Texas. 28th Annual Pintores Art Show Best of show: Adeanna Carlysle Pastels: 1. Ingrid McNamara; 2. Randy Wray; 3. Ginnie Siefert Merchant Award – Ginnie Siefert; Merchant Award – Liz Eisenbraun Drawing: 1. Scott […]

Woods Wedding

Stephanie Cox-Chrisman of Clovis and Bernie Woods of Clovis were joined in marriage on July 5, 2003, at the Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Lilly Chrisman of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Edward and Patricia Cox of Pittsburgh. She is the granddaughter of Alice Cox […]

Hieronymus-Olin Engagement

Ron and Sheryl Hieronymus of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kim of Lubbock, to B.J. Olin of Lubbock, son of Don and Genia Winchell of Burkburnett, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. (CDT) on Dec. 5, 2003, at Merket Alumni Center on the campus of Texas Tech […]

School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, juice, milk. Lunch — Burrito, salsa, corn, lettuce, peaches, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage pancake on a stick, juice, milk. Lunch — Chef salad, ranch dressing, crackers, orange smiles, milk. Junior High/High School Monday: Breakfast — Juice, cereal, doughnut, cinnamon roll, toast or muffins, milk. Lunch — Burrito […]

Club Notes

Pleasant Hill Womens Club Meeting The Pleasant Hill Womens Club met on Sept. 18 with eight members present at the Pleasant Hill Fire Department meeting room. A covered dish luncheon was served at noon by hostesses Donna Donahey and Alice Pierce. Alice Pierce, president, called the meeting to order and thanked members who helped clean […]

Senior Calendar

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise; 2 p.m. — Ice cream social. Daily Activities: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Exercise equipment, 8-ball, 9-ball, snooker pool, ceramics, quilting, sewing, embroidery, puzzles, coffee and socializing. Baxter-Curren Hall 908 Hickory St. […]

Master muralist brings the Bible to Master’s

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Josh McCallister is painting a Bible scene mural at Master’s Books showing the Israelites crossing the Jordan River. When finished, the 360-degree mural will show Bible scenes in a time line of events. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Gary Mitchell Mural painter Josh McCallister tends to be tough on himself and his artwork, so he […]

The greatest changes in life come from within

Judy Brandon Years ago, when my parents were in seminary in Kansas City, our family had the opportunity to meet other families living at the seminary. They were from all over the United States and even foreign countries. We lived on the seminary grounds in apartments three stories high. So we had seminary families all […]

the attack of the giant ob-words

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. last night boss i woke up with a terrible nightmare as always i was being pursued by the hideous menacing marcellus the cat with no hesitation at all i scampered up […]

Street dedicated to R.L. Moreno

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A new street sign for the late District 3 City Commissioner R.L. Moreno sits atop the newly named road for him at the corner of Grand Avenue after Thursday’s dedication ceremony. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Approximately 50 people attended a dedication ceremony Thursday as the city of Clovis renamed Bonita Street […]

Meeting to include Veterans’ services secretary

Darrell Todd Maurina The state veterans’ service officer for east central New Mexico hopes for a large turnout at a special Saturday afternoon meeting in Clovis to discuss veterans affairs with the secretary of the state’s Department of Veteran’s Services. “I’ve got 200 chairs and I’d like to have about 300 people,” said John Fondrick, […]

Felxible timetable best road to Iraq reconstruction

Freedom Newspapers F rom the standpoint of shoring up domestic support and reminding Americans that for better or worse the United States is committed to a fairly long run in Iraq, President Bush’s speech Tuesday can be considered a success. Whether it generates notable military, humanitarian or financial support from other countries to carry out […]

Money not a cure for education problems

Thomas Sowell Everyone knows that black students in general do not perform as well in school as white students, much less Asian American students. But few realize how painfully large the gap is. Even fewer know that there are particular black schools, even in low-income neighborhoods, where students perform above the national average. Discussing racial […]