McAlavy, ‘Family Circus’ top readers’ list

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico editor To our readers, You regularly check out Curry County Historian Don McAlavy’s column and most of you don’t care for Amy Alkon’s advice column. That’s what you told us in a recent survey published in the paper. We received more than 300 responses to the surveys, most telling […]

Letters of life should include Christ

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I could call myself a writer. I am smart enough to know that I cannot write professionally and make a living. But I have been writing since my teen years just as a way to express the emotions, thoughts and ideas of my heart. But think about this: Really everyone […]

March 16, 1970

Former New Mexico Gov. and Clovis resident A.W. Hockenhull wrote a letter to the editor from his home in Dallas, declaring Clovis “will always be my Magic City.” Hockenhull also wrote that he’d enclosed his check for a year’s subscription to the Clovis News-Journal. … Dear Abby was asked how a newlywed couple could get […]

March 16, 1970

Former New Mexico Gov. and Clovis resident A.W. Hockenhull wrote a letter to the editor from his home in Dallas, declaring Clovis “will always be my Magic City.” Hockenhull also wrote that he’d enclosed his check for a year’s subscription to the Clovis News-Journal. … Dear Abby was asked how a newlywed couple could get […]

Santa comes to town

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Julie Rooney corrals her four children at the Portales Christmas parade on Friday evening (Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisle) By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist The Grinch didn’t exactly steal Christmas, but he did help Borden Peanuts capture the best business float award during the annual Christmas parade Friday night in Portales. The giant trailer-turned-sleigh featured the […]

Student profile: Abby Garrett

By CNJ Staff Abby Garrett is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Skip and Ginger Garrett. Garrett has a 3.0 GPA. Extra-curricular activities: Basketball, FCA Hobbies: Welding, horses, playing pool and hanging out with friends. Future plans: Going to New Mexico State University to study agriculture. Note from student: Dream […]

Everyone is a writer at heart

By Judy Brandon I could call myself a writer. I am smart enough to know that I cannot write professionally for a living. I just enjoy writing to express the emotions, thoughts and ideas of my heart. But in reality, everyone is a writer. A person doesn’t have to have an article published in the […]

‘Dear Bobby’ heals the pessimist folks

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I came out of the closet a few years ago, admitting the authorship of “Dear Abby” columns in newspapers. It began when my identity was exposed by a composing room boo-boo that placed my picture over a “Dear Abby” column. It turned out to be beneficial, however, because I no […]