Caring for the environment is imperative

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Recently, Earth Day was observed. Like so many days that call notice to some relationship of importance, the danger exists that we will simply stop action, worry about that focus for a day or two, then go back to life as normal. In this case, the ideal of ecology may preoccupy […]

Education

The Curry County Literacy Council held a Word Worm competition to raise community awareness of the county’s literacy needs as well as services provided by the council. Twelve volunteer teams participated in the annual word and trivia game event. The teams represented Clovis Community College Center for Student Success, CCC’s marketing department, United Way of […]

Best friends honored

The remains of Ben, Aron, Macco and Roy, military working dogs who died earlier this year, rest on a table in remembrance of their duty during a memorial ceremony on April 17. Airman Elliott Sprehe They are the oft-forgotten heroes of the military, serving the same mission, at times, in the same capacity as their […]

Cannon spouses’ clubs award $13,000+ in scholarships

The Officers’ Spouses’ and Enlisted Spouses’ Clubs awarded more than $13,000 to students April 19. Pictured are the OSC winners. Courtesy of the Officers’ Spouses’ Club and Enlisted Spouses’ Club scholarship committee President John F. Kennedy once said, “our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind […]

Pilates gains popularity with men, women

By Master Sgt. Drake Davidson An 80-year-old exercise is quickly gaining in popularity across the Air Force and America. Pilates is an innovative exercise program that focuses on strength, agility, economy of motion, flexibility and the mind-body connection. The end results are a sleek body with defined abdominals, firmer higher “glutes” and toned thighs. Top […]

Show what it means to serve in the military

Maj. Jeremy Novak There are two things, I cannot ever stress enough to Airmen: “Take care of yourself and others.” The 27th Fighter Wing is full of examples at both ends of the extreme with regards to members taking care of their careers and taking care of their fellow Airmen. Most Airmen are stellar performers […]

Five presidents later, chief calls it a career

Airman Elliott Sprehe Education most important benefit of career Thirty years ago Jimmy Carter sat in the White House, the Yankees beat the Dodgers in the World Series and Chief Master Sgt. John Woods, 27th Maintenance Group, became an Airman in the United States Air Force. On May 11 Chief Woods will finish his career […]

Clovis district underdog

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis sophomore Mandi Baca stretches to return a serve. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s tennis teams know they have their work cut out in today’s District 4-5A tournament at the CHS courts. After all, the boys and girls teams absorbed 9-0 losses in regular-season duals from Hobbs […]

Pricey at the pump

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Larry Devaney fills his tank Thursday at a gas station on Mabry Drive. An electrician from Melrose, Devaney said when it comes to rising gas prices, “you got to pass (the cost) down to the customer. It’s not making things easy.” By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A recent spike […]

Ethanol pollution standards lowered

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis resident fears a new law lowering air pollution standards for ethanol plants sets a bad precedent. Clovis resident Frank Dottle, an organizer of a local group that opposes construction of a plant just west of Clovis that would produce 108 million gallons of ethanol a year, felt […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Hobbs students show true colors

Jean Verlich: CNJ New Editor WHEN THEY HEARD ABOUT the destruction from the March 23 tornado suffered by residents of their arch-rival Clovis, Hobbs students put aside their competitive spirit to help. Jars wrapped with ribbons in Clovis’ purple school color were set out to collect “Coins for Clovis” in Hobbs schools. HOBBS MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS […]

Tucumcari murder charge made

CNJ staff A 24-year-old Tucumcari man, Phillip J. Latham, has been charged with murder in connection with Tuesday’s shooting death of Tiffany Throckmorton, according to a news release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Latham, who lives on South Seventh Street, is charged with murder, tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm, the release said. […]

Centennial celebration

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Wayne Lennon, chairman of the First Baptist Church of Clovis history committee, packs one of the commemorative medallions to be issued on the church’s 100-year anniversary May 6. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer From a small tent in a dirt field to a sprawling brick building, the First Baptist […]

Saying of day outlives moment in spotlight

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Soon the Marshall Junior High School and the other junior highs will be different. Ninth-graders from all over town will move to another location. No matter how much it changes, my memories of Marshall will still be vivid in my mind. Back then Johnnie’s store was right on the premises, […]

Wall epitomizes communication problems in Iraq

By Freedom Newspapers Good fences make good neighbors, Robert Frost has his neighbor say in the famous poem, “Mending Wall.” But his own sentiment — this is poetry so it’s open to interpretation — seems to be rather contrary: “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling […]

Baby showers not just ladies’ affair

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist The host of my sister Crisanta’s baby shower didn’t know we were supposed to play games until 10 minutes before the shower. Couldn’t blame him. How many men host baby showers? My cousin Eric staged his first baby shower last weekend, an event he promised to never do again despite […]

Windy day requisite part of state visit

By Grant McGee: Local columnist A couple of weeks ago, my daughter Wendy came to Clovis to experience the West. She saw a lot. There was the spring snowstorm that blocked our attempt at seeing Santa Fe. That day she saw 300 miles of southeast New Mexico. More wide open space than I believe she’s […]

CHS TRACK: Clovis girls set three records at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — When they left the stadium prior to the 1,600 relay finale in Tuesday’s Hobbs qualifier track meet, Clovis High girls coach Darrel Ray figured the Lady Wildcats had compiled enough points to win the meet. Boy, did they ever. The Lady Cats broke three school records, including one which has stood […]

CHS TENNIS: Lady Cats topple Portales

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis High’s girls defeated Portales 6-3 on Wednesday in their final tuneup before the District 4-5A tennis tournament. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Billie Merritt knew her Clovis High girls tennis squad didn’t face the full Portales “A” team on Wednesday at CHS, but she said the Lady Wildcats […]

Dow Jones average hits all-time high

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Dow Jones industrial average passed 13,000 Wednesday for the first time. Some experts didn’t see the news as all good, though, because many big corporations’ earnings were made overseas, and rising energy costs, a slumping housing market and a possible credit crunch still cause worry. Local financial advisors […]