How can a good and powerful God allow suffering?

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist That has always been a good and powerful question, and one asked most often and most poignantly in the midst of shock, pain, and perplexity. The question is a good question, one which defies easy and glib answers. The answer of the Christian faith is not easy, and it is […]

Crew of reality show say best part of work is meeting people face-to-face

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Crew members for NBC’S “Three Wishes,” shown reflected in the window of the Main Street Crafters Mall, set up a tent Wednesday around the 300 block of Main Street in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Sometime this fall, when the credits are listed for NBC’s new show “Three Wishes,” […]

Dairies, legislation contributing to enrollment increases

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Benjamin Ramirez of Muleshoe, with Hugo Vasquez Construction, works on construction of a ramp and sidewalk Wednesday at DeShazo Elementary in Muleshoe. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers At least three school districts in eastern New Mexico and neighboring West Texas expect enrollment increases this fall, largely due to the growing dairy […]

Company looking to invest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Got a thriving small business with a potential to grow? Maybe even by leaps and bounds? Then New Mexico Community Capital CEO Jarratt Applewhite is looking for you. For the third time since NMCC was formed in November, Applewhite was in the Clovis/Portales area looking for businesses to invest some […]

Companies short on cement

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Workers from Southwest Concrete in Artesia pour cement for Eastern New Mexico University’s new communication building. The company gets its cement from Clovis Concrete Company. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A lack of cement has affected Clovis and Portales construction companies trying to keep pace with the building boom in eastern […]

Reporter’s notebook: Clovis junior visits Washington for medical forum

Clovis High School junior Britni Montague gained insight to a possible career in medicine recently during a 10-day forum in Washington, D.C. Taking part in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, Montague was introduced to concepts in public health, medical ethics and general practice. “I listened to speakers and watched a triple bypass,” Montague […]

8/4 Education Calendar

Monday The Wal-Mart snack bar will host a “Teacher Appreciation Reception” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Attendees are urged to bring school supply lists. Education Calendar is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com

8/4 Education Digest

CCC holding aid awareness workshop The Clovis Community College hopes to increase awareness of the world of financial aid through two Aug. 8th workshops, according to a CCC press release. The workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The workshops will outline procedures for […]

Texas’ legislative soap opera hurts law process

Freedom Newspapers The Texas Legislature’s struggle to enact some sort of public school finance reform is beginning to remind us of a soap opera. After all, the plot is full of twists and turns. But following bouts of high drama and much anguish, we always seem to end up back in the same place — […]

‘Mind trick’ not taught in journalism class

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist We once were a frivolous bunch, the five guys who get together for our annual stag trip. As frisky pups we would pass the evening discussing life’s important topics: golf, gambling, Melanie Griffith. Years pass, men mature, interests change: gambling, golf, Sandra Bullock. The seasoned, wiser gentlemen who gathered for […]