Nader may not win, but can effect change

Freedom Newspapers Although we have disagreements with him on many issues, we welcome Ralph Nader into the 2004 presidential race. We long have favored giving voters more choices than those offered by what he derides as the Republican-Democrat “duopoly.” Nader ran in 2000 on the Green Party ticket and helped shave votes from Al Gore. […]

Range initiative crucial to combat training

Ray Sullivan As a Marine combat veteran, I know the best chance of surviving war for any serviceman or woman is to train hard, train realistically and train often. That’s why I support the New Mexico Training Range Initiative to expand the airspace for Cannon Air Force Base and the nearby Melrose Bombing Range. It […]

Congress’ miracles tend to hurt industry

In Marcus Cook Connelly’s spiritual play, “Green Pastures,” God lamented to the Angel Gabriel, “Every time Ah passes a miracle, Ah has to pass fo’ or five mo’ to ketch up wid it,” and adding, “Even bein God ain’t no bed of roses.” That’s something our congressmen should think about when they set out to […]

Most readers won’t miss ‘Sex and the City’

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants would miss “Sex and the City.” Some responses: “Inasmuch as my personal ‘Sex and the City’ (Kansas City, from where we moved to Clovis in l990) was satisfactory, I didn’t feel a need to view the TV program, and never did.” — Harold Burris, Clovis “I […]

Weather no problem at ag expo

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS PORTALES — Vendors promoting a bevy of products to help endorse, maximize and reinvent the business of agriculture closed their booths and headed home on Wednesday as the New Mexico Ag Expo came to an end. Organizers say the event that started on Tuesday with a light, wind-driven snow and ended on a […]

Music a part of the family

Weldon Killough A huge part of my life is and has been music. From a young age, my earliest memories are associated with music that revolved around southern gospel songs in church and family reunions, as well as traditional country music. Early on my dad was my major influence concerning music. We always went to […]

Police Blotter 2/27

Children Youth and Families Division staff called police about 2:45 p.m. Feb. 17 regarding two possible incidents of criminal sexual penetration. A social worker reported that a 13-year-old Clovis girl came to the public health office regarding a vaginal infection. During the course of treatment, the girl said she had an ongoing sexual relationship with […]

Pankonie, Judy

Judy Pankonie Services: Have been held. Judy Lou Pankonie, 56, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Harrison, Ark., to James C. and Dolly Baker Mills. She had been a resident of Clovis the past year, moving from […]

Questioning Islam

By Darrell Todd Maurina When a missionary to the Islamic world told Pastor Rob Hollis of First Baptist Church of Texico that he’d be available to speak, the church jumped at the chance to offer a presentation on Islam to the community. On Sunday, David Witt of the Voice of the Martyrs organization, a ministry […]

amos revisits his first lent

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t work the shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. This week, Amos recalls when he first learned about Ash Wednesday. boss a lot of the big bugs […]

Reading about heaven makes me a believer

Joan Clayton In Genesis 1, we read about the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” In Exodus 34:28, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and these commandments are a pattern for successful living. Centuries before Jesus came, many prophecies were made about the coming Messiah. Here are just a few: […]

Religion Calendar 2/27

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., Bible study and fellowship. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. Deliverance Temple Ministries revival meeting — 7 p.m. at 905 […]

Religion Briefs 2/27

Speaker scheduled at First Church Sunday will be a special day at First Church of God in Christ. The church has designated the day as Mission Sunday and is inviting the community to attend the 11 a.m. service where Evangelist Yvette Bell will speak on the theme “God’s Woman: Changed for Such a Time as […]

Bosket’s inside play helps Zias mount title bid

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Jereena Bosket loses the handle on the ball during a scramble in last week’s game against Texas A&M-Kingsville last week at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner Whatever happens this weekend, Eastern New Mexico University senior Jereena Bosket will end her basketball career at the school with an […]

Clayton eliminates Lady Wolverines

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Texico senior Jazzi Walls drives to the basket during Wednesday’s District 6-2A tournament game at Texico Sports Arena. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Clayton spurted in the second half while Texico sputtered. The first run gave the Yellowjackets the lead for good. The second run put the game away as Clayton upset […]

CHS baseball team hosts invitational

By Eric Butler Moriarty baseball coach Michael Chavez was looking forward to the opportunity to come to the east part of the state — in order to escape the snow. Chavez and his Pintos are among the eight teams in the three-day Clovis Invitational baseball tournament at Bell Park scheduled to begin today. “We have […]

Cats get it done with defense

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Clovis senior Jeff Epps tries to release a shot over Manzano freshman James Syme (left) and sophomore Chanselor Bell during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s District 4-5A tournament game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Epps was fouled on the play by Syme By Dave Wagner The Clovis High boys basketball team didn’t need 96 points against […]

Passions stirred over ‘Christ’ movie

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Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” opened Wednesday in Clovis for a sellout crowd. Many churches are purchasing tickets for their parishioners to watch the movie as a group. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Painful. Violent. Graphic. So was described “The Passion of the Christ,” which opened at theaters around […]

Committee opposes teachers in blue jeans

Ryan Lengerich The verdict is in: A Clovis schools’ policy committee has recommended teachers not wear blue jeans to class. The committee made its recommendation to the school board on Tuesday night. “The policy committee did not favor wearing blue jeans every day and the principals, along with (Superintendent) Dr. (Neil) Nuttall, also did not […]

Private groups must be able to set own rules

Freedom Newspapers A federal district court judge blew the call recently when she decided former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett should be eligible for this year’s NFL draft. One needn’t be a football fan to appreciate that the NFL, a private entity, ought to have the freedom to determine who is eligible. We hope […]