Missionaries can be found close to home

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Our church’s 75th anniversary is coming up. It was at that church that my father, Dr. Carl Scott, was minster for 25 of the church’s 75-year history. I have many wonderful memories of growing up at the church on Eighth and Hinkle. So in the light of this anniversary, a […]

Judaism, with a twist

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Rabbi A. D. De La O talks with Shelly Johnson of Clovis before services at B’nei Yisrael Messianic Synagogue. The Synagogue holds services on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The Wednesday service is the smallest. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Once an indoor roller skating rink at the corner of 10th […]

Art is all around us

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Clovis Christian junior Jessica Tivis watches guest instructor Louise Harrison work on her clay mask Wednesday afternoon. Harrison is one of the professional artists Patsy Delk invites to teach her art students. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A student pauses from her work and stares down at the face emerging […]

Murder trial moved

CNJ Staff More than 100 motions have been argued in the homicide cases of two men accused of killing an elderly Portales couple in March 2005, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Included in those motions was the decision last week to move Stanley Bedford’s trial to Albuquerque, Chandler said. A motion to […]

Ex-death row inmate speaks in Portales

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder in 1983, former death row inmate Juan Melendez is devoting his time to speaking out about abolishing the death penalty. “I survived. I’ve always been a survivor,” Melendez, 55, said Wednesday as he related to a small audience at Eastern New Mexico University the circumstances […]

Dog shooting investigation to wrap up

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An investigation by New Mexico State Police into whether Melrose’s police chief was justified in shooting a dog will be forwarded to the district attorney for a determination on whether or not charges will be filed, according to the state police. New Mexico State Police Capt. Daniel Lopez said […]

Softball tournament earns $3,055 for children’s charity

Reporter’s Notebook A slew of softball players stepped up to the plate last weekend to raise funds for the Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center. Clovis Softball Association tournament coordinator Roger Jackson said $3,055 was raised through the “Batting Out Child Abuse” tournament. The two-day tournament at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex featured 31 adult teams. “We […]

Nine inmates utilize ankle bracelets

CNJ staff There are nine Curry County inmates being monitored on an ankle bracelet program designed to reduce jail overcrowding and cut the cost of housing inmates. Only one inmate has violated the program in which inmates are released from the detention center and wear an ankle bracelet that tracks their movements 24 hours a […]

Underdog not out of political running

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist Here’s how I got it figured. Jim Madison, Alex Hamilton and the boys are sitting around the pub after a hard day of constitution writing, and they are trying to figure out the finer details on how this thing called the United States of America is going to work. And […]

Prejudice not uncommon in hiring process

By Walter E. Williams: wwilliam@gmu.edu In recent weeks, I’ve offered operational definitions for some of the terms used in the discussion of race. The first was discrimination, which can be broadly defined as the act of choice. When one selects one activity, good or person, of necessity he must discriminate against an alternative activity, good […]