Cowboys like to ride

Glenda Price Humans like to ride. They climb onto anything that can move and “go for a ride.” Even inveterate “hikers” catch a ride to the trailhead, the faster the better. It begins when we’re little, with tricycles, and really never ends. The milk cow was one of my favorite rides when I was young. […]

Have You Ever Won Anything on eBay?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist eBay. A few years ago that would have appeared here only as some sort of typographical error. But now we see those four letters and know they point to the premier online auction site. I’ll bet my user I.D. you’ve heard of eBay. Have you ever gotten lost for […]

Pet of the day: Fatty

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Name: Fatty. About: Fatty was a stray who adopted me about a year ago. His favorite activity is sleeping. He would eat anything until I started giving him cat food; now he refuses anything else. He weighs nearly 14 pounds. Owner: Sarah Meyer

Fairgrounds manager: ‘Time to do something else’

Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson said Monday he’s resigned because he wanted to work under contract instead of as an employee. Anderson, the fairgrounds manager for 14 months, gave notice on Dec. 10 and his last day was Friday. “I just wasn’t enjoying it as much as I used […]

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 […]

Terror suspects treated without shadow of doubt

By Freedom Newspapers One news story painted the conviction Thursday of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla as “a significant victory for the Bush administration.” It was far from that. If anything, it was a repudiation of the way the administration handled his case. Padilla, 36, is the former Chicago gang member who converted to Islam and […]

Zias’ new coach ready to go

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Kim Falkenhagen wasn’t all that surprised her team was picked 13th out of 13 in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason volleyball poll. After all, she’s a new coach with a lot of new players on the squad. “I didn’t expect anything more than that,” said Falkenhagen, hired […]

June 27, 1952

A Clovis school teacher, Mrs. Fred Phelps, won a gas range for attending a three-day cooking school sponsored by Southern Union Gas Co. and the Clovis News-Journal. She said it was the only “time in my life that I’ve ever won anything big. … I won a sack of flour. But it’s the first time […]