Movie producer speaking on faith

CNJ staff The Matt 25 Hope Center is sponsoring an event Sunday featuring the producer of the movie “Amazing Grace.” The producer, Ken Wales, is also known for his work on “Chariots of Fire” and the TV series “Cagney and Lacey.” He is also the author of “Sea of Glory.” Wales will speak on Christianity […]

Encounter with Christ changes life

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I have watched all the presidential debates on television so far. The 2008 election campaign season has started early. In my lifetime I have seen, in person, three presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, George W. Bush and Harry Truman. I saw Harry Truman when I was a child. My parents attended a […]

Ceremonies mark passing of time

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I went to a Clovis wedding not too long ago. My friends Ms. J and Mr. J got hitched. It was a small affair in the bride’s parents’ back yard. The blessed couple was happy, the vibe was good, I was glad to be there. There was a time that […]

Hollywood writers have right idea

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Didn’t think the Writer’s Guild of America strike in Hollywood would affect you? Well, in support of my fellow writers, who I’m sure are likewise grossly underpaid and underappreciated for their sarcasm and — occasionally intellectually profound words of wisdom — this local columnist is joining them on the picket […]

U.S. should halt Pakistan aid until order returns

By Freedom New Mexico Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has declared a state of emergency, tantamount to martial law, which suspends the constitution, suspends the right to assemble in public, the right to free speech, the right of free movement, and the right of detainees to be informed of their offense and be given access […]

Don’t eat that meatball until …

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I don’t remember how old I was; I just remember that I was hungry. I was a boy. I was alive. So I was hungry. It was early — early, at least, for a Sunday morning. My mother had been doing some cooking, probably for a church dinner, when […]

Nov. 14, 1975

John Hadley, a Texico cattle grower, defeated Richard Miller to become the president of the Curry County Farm Bureau. … Bob Vinson TV and Appliance Inc., located at 20th and Mitchell streets, offered a microwave cooking cookbook with the purchase of a microwave. … “The Other Side of the Mountain” was playing for the fourth […]

Nov. 13, 1935

C.C. Cagle, head of the Gateway Auto Co., was named president of the Clovis Kiwanis Club at the club’s regular luncheon. … Plans for construction of Highway 60 were discussed by the directors of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce at their regular meeting. … Wood Motor Co., located at the corner of Main and Sixth […]

Nov. 12, 1954

Rev. Joseph Underwood, pastor of the Central Baptist Church and president of the Ministerial Alliance Organization, reported to city commissioners that plans were under way to handle the congested traffic in the area surrounding the church building. … The Clovis News-Journal reported a 23-year-old woman was arrested for assaulting “the other woman” in her husband’s […]

Nov. 11, 1936

Mrs. J.D. Autry and Mrs. John Bradley Jr. traveled from Portales to Clovis and were visiting friends. … Oil was 10 cents a quart at Super Service, 411 W. Seventh St. … The city of Clovis commemorated Armistice Day with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. … The Tucumcari Rattlers football team played the […]

Clovis mayor will not seek re-election

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File photo Clovis Mayor David Lansford, left, examines a time capsule in April that was buried in 1957. Lansford has been a huge proponent of a project to pump drinking water from Ute Lake to a half-dozen eastern New Mexico communities. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Mayor David Lansford announced Thursday during a […]

Portales resident, pet goat reunited

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Robert Villanueva and Margie, his pet goat, sit Wednesday on the deck of Villanueva’s home. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A Portales resident and his pet goat are back together again. Robert Villanueva said his nanny goat was missing for three days last week before she was discovered […]

County teen birth rate declines

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Babies born to Curry County young teens in 2006 dropped 18 percent, according to statistics recently released by the New Mexico Department of Health. In Roosevelt County, the number increased 43 percent, statistics show. In 2006, 51 babies were born to Curry County teens 17 years old and under, […]

Local Roundup: City holding press conference

By Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis will hold a press conference this morning regarding a city event this weekend, and Mayor David Lansford’s political intentions for the 2008 election cycle, according to a city press release. In 2004, Lansford won his third term as mayor, earning 73 percent of the votes in a […]

Education Digest: Wayland Baptist University holding open house

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Wayland Baptist University in Plainview is hosting an open house starting at 8:30 a.m. (CST) Saturday for high school juniors, seniors and transfer students, according to a university news release. Visitors can tour the campus, attend mock classes, audition for music, art and theater scholarships and tryout for baseball […]

Nov. 8 Police Blotter

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 5:30 p.m. an officer on patrol saw a suspect who had run from him before in the area of Mitchell and 11th streets. The officer turned back and talked to some men standing in the area who told […]

Gaelic storm thunders into area

Freedom New Mexico Performing driving pipe sets, spirited fiddle tunes and haunting Celtic ballads, Gaelic Storm will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Christy Mendoza, Cultural Arts director at CCC, said she has been trying to get the group to come […]

11-8 The art of the matter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elvira Tisthammer is the art teacher at James Elementary School. “I’ve always liked art and I was just lucky to get this art position. I’m very fortunate.” Q. Who is your favorite artist? A. Georgia O’Keefe Q. What is your favorite book? A. I like anything by Pearl S […]

Americans deserve to hear results of airline survey

By Freedom New Mexico NASA can shoot people into space, but it’s not shooting straight with millions of Americans who fly closer to home. How else to explain the space agency’s refusal to release data that suggest safety problems in aviation occur far more often than previously known? The unprecedented survey of about 24,000 commercial […]

ENMU athletes honored for academics

CNJ staff Two Eastern New Mexico athletes were recognized for all-academic conference honors. Senior midfielder Ryan Atkinson was elected to the Southwest Soccer Conference’s All-Academic team for the second straight year, while Zia sophomore defensive specialist Heidi Geyer gained selection to the Lone Star Conference volleyball All-Academic squad. Both teams are selected by sports information […]