Don’t put much faith in early polls

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Finally it’s here — Election Day. It seems we’ve been embroiled in this presidential campaign

‘Special pay’ begins in health sector

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The military medical community, battling shortages in war-critical health professionals including psychiatrists and clinical care nurses, will be the first community in the Department of Defense to use more flexible, responsive “special pay” authorities enacted by Congress nearly a year ago. Other communities — including nuclear and aviation, the enlisted […]

Mudslinging doesn’t add to campaigns

Freedom New Mexico If you can’t say anything nice … you might as well run for office. Every year brings primaries and general elections for various posts at the local, state and federal levels. Every year brings tactics aimed at making candidates look — no other word for it — bad. And every year, the […]

Midwestern State rolls past Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Balls were flying through the air — 101 in all — in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash between Eastern New Mexico University and Midwestern State. The homestandings Mustangs defintely had the better of it. Midwestern State sophomore Zack Eskridge threw for six touchdowns — all to different […]

Zias’ Murphy attains milestone in loss

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University junior libero Caitlin Murphy reached a milestone on Saturday, but East Central kept the Zias winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball action with a 25-14, 25-21, 25-14 decision. Murphy posted a match-high 24 digs, giving her 616 for the season and making her the third player […]

Being sweet matters

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist All this political talk is making my head spin. In fact, I think it may be giving me migraines. Everywhere I turn someone is talking about politics. To take a break from this frenzy, my husband and I decided to go see a silly movie and called our occasional baby-sitter. […]

Late friend full of tales of Clovis’ past

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Ike Stanford was born in 1905 in Pontotoc County, Okla. He was only a year old when he came with his family by covered wagon to these parts. His father, Richard Penn Stanford, filed a homestead four miles south of Blacktower. When Ike was 5, the family moved into Clovis […]

All grieving deserves respect

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Today is, in the liturgical calendar of many churches, All Souls’ Day, the day after All Saints’ Day. The purpose being to honor and to memorialize those who have gone before, to remember the departed who, according to Christian thought, are still with us in spirit. We have many ways […]

Nov. 2, 2008 Engagements

Loera-Duplechain Eladio Jr. and Yolanda Loera of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Veronica N. Loera of Clovis, to Senior Airman Logan J. Duplechain of Cannon Air Force Base. He is the son of Vanessa K. Lounsberry and Michael Duplechain of Lafayette, La. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. […]

Nov. 2, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Dinosaur Trouble by Dick King-Smith was given by Master Electrical Contractors in memory of Jackie Pruet. Filled with dinosaur information, close calls, and hilarious word-play, this prehistoric adventure proves that friendship conquers all. Play “Red Wing” by Stan Welli chronicles four generations of a family […]