Rebirth offers promise of greatness

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist About four years ago, we lost our beloved dachshund Weaver. He had been a part of our family since he was 6 weeks old. Some might have characterized Weaver as docile and easy-going. He seemed that way because his days were spent sleeping and looking out the front window. Rarely […]

A view from under the pew: amos tries the new craze

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard shift keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos tries the new craze boss there s a new form ofhigh-class entertainmenthere in the church pewunderworld these […]

Pioneer Days adds moto-cross event

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CNJ file photo: Andy Delisle The Curry County Mounted Patrol ride horses at the Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The annual Pioneer Days will be a fusion of traditional events and new entertainment. The event was started before World War II to give people in the Clovis area […]

Early voting numbers down

CNJ staff Early primary election voting ends at 6 p.m. Saturday. Curry County residents may vote in person at the courthouse or the North Plains Mall, according to Chief Deputy County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman. The primary is Tuesday. As of Wednesday, 617 people have voted in person at the courthouse and at the mall, […]

Yearbook draws mixed reactions

Editor’s note: Most of these letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. More letters are scheduled for publication on Sunday. Couples don’t belong in school yearbook I have been observing the “couples in the yearbook”

May 30, 3008 Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: Most of these letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. More letters are scheduled for publication on Sunday. Couples don’t belong in school yearbook I have been observing the “couples in the yearbook”

Candidates’ plans for peace just gibberish

Freedom New Mexico Can it be that elections tend to bring out whatever latent stupidity candidates and their supporters may harbor, or that they induce people to say stupid and simplistic things in the belief that voters respond only to the stupid and simplistic? What inspires such dire reflection at this moment is the increasingly […]

May 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11:30 p.m. Friday an officer responded to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way for a student with a weapon. A staff member said she had confiscated a knife from a student, who said he had brought it to […]

May 30, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 22 through Wednesday: • Louay Azar, 26, to Kala Dawn Carruthers, 25, both of Clovis • Daniel Scott Fales, 31, to Sarah Elizabeth Gunn, 24, both of Clovis • Valentine Silva, 58, to Teressa Diane Funk, 47, both of Clovis • Robert Kirby Kimbrough, […]

‘Suitcase posse’ hitting Texas

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Courtesy photo Jeff Dunham will be joined by Peanut and the rest of his comedy crew during shows this weekend in Lubbock and Amarillo. Freedom New Mexico Jeff Dunham and his suitcase posse are coming to Texas. The comedian, best known for his highly-rated Comedy Central specials, “Arguing With Myself” and “Spark of Insanity,” plays […]

Feds open grasslands for haying and grazing

Staff and wire reports The federal government is making it cheaper for ranchers to use about 209,000 acres of protected land in Curry County for grazing and haying this year. Federal Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Tuesday that high crop prices and tight food supplies have increased the demand for farm land. The livestock industry […]

Green efforts add to current economic woes

Freedom New Mexico The first of what promises to be many taxes and regulations to protect us from the presumed threat of global warming was approved last week by an air quality management district in San Francisco. It marked the first time in the nation a government agency has charged companies “fees” based on their […]

‘Homosexual’ anti-gay term

Adam G. Bass, a media field strategist with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) organization in Los Angeles, has been reading our stories on the Clovis yearbook controversy.

City budget includes increase for fuel

CNJ staff The city’s $33 million 2008-2009 preliminary budget is about $3 million less than a year ago because the city has less capital outlay funds, according to city Finance Director Don Clifton. He said last year’s preliminary budget included construction projects such as the Clovis Area Transit facility that was completed in January. The […]

State gives school budget boost

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools operating budget will increase by about $2 million, according to Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm introduced the school district’s preliminary budget during Tuesday’s board of education meeting. Seidenwurm said she expects the school district to operate on a $57 million budget during the 2008-09 school year. About 90 percent […]

Planned task force devoted to animal control

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Plans to establish an animal control task force will be on the agenda at the June 5 City Commission meeting. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis plans to establish a task force to develop strategies to deal with animal control, City Manager Joe Thomas said. Formation […]

May 29, 2008 Education Digest

College classes open to youth Clovis Community College is accepting registration for Kid’s College classes in June and July, according to a college press release. Children can be registered for a class from now until the first day of that class. Classes begin next week. Early registration is encouraged. Information: 769-4760 or www.clovis.edu

Educators urge academic activity over summer break

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Juanita Calbert and Guadalupe Heredia, 6, count the dinosaurs in a book at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Calbert, Heredia’s case manager with TeamBuilders, said she brings the children to the library to read and play educational games on the compute By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Read, read, read. That’s what […]

May 29, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. May 20 an officer responded to a call of found property in an alley near the 600 block of Dawn Loop. A city sanitation worker said he found a loaded revolver inside a grocery bag under a pile of […]

June 30, 2008

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