McGee: Faded denim not enough to get hot dates

I ran across an article the other day that told of the clothing industry shying away from buying denim things that had been sandblasted. Sandblasting gives that “worn look” that some folks like when they buy jeans. It seems workers doing the job were destroying their lungs by breathing the fine silica in the air. […]

Reader-submitted content: From CCC Camp to new Glider School

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David Bailey David Bailey fondly recalled the stories he had heard about the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp which was the original inhabitant of land on the northeast side of Fort Sumner before WWII. The camp, Bailey said, was started back during the Great Depression in the 1930s by the Roosevelt Administration. It was labeled CCC […]

Letter to the editor: Cemetery should rethink its rules

Cemetery should rethink its rules The article in Jan. 19 article “Cemetery sweep upsets residents,” reveals appalling steps taken by the Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens and Mission Garden of Memories cemetery staff. We laid to rest the remains of our granddaughter at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in October. Thankfully, we found out about the rules […]

Letter to the editor: Educational system is to blame

Regarding Thursday article about the so-called Hispanic students gap in Clovis: It will never cease to amaze me to what extent the intelligentsia will go to seek self-actualization. They have now managed to sub-divide the Caucasian race into a sub-species by skin color. And since your article addresses Caucasian as whites then it would be […]

General election unofficial results

Curry County The following is a sample of the Nov. 2 general election ballot as it will appear to voters in Curry County: United States RepresentativeDistrict 3n Ben R. Lujan (D) — 2,843n Thomas E. Mullins (R) — 7,027 Governor and Lt. Governorn Diane D. Denish and Brian S. Colon (D) — 2,693n Susana Martinez […]

Letters to the editor: County fair unsafe for valuables

County fair unsafe for valuables I just finished reading the article: “Official: Fair Revenues Up Nearly $60,000” and I felt the need to comment about the fair being deemed a success. There may have been success from a money standpoint, but one of the events presented a challenge for me. I am referring to putting […]

Ministry to those in need makes impact

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist I read an article about people who live their lives to help others. This article focused on people from all walks of life and all age groups. These people were of all ages and different ethnicity. They all had different jobs and occupations and lived all over the United […]

Education column: Student Support Center offers help, understanding for special needs

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools So, if you have been reading this weekly article, you know that I’m relatively new to this job and am having a wonderful time learning about Clovis Schools and sharing what I learn with you. And, one of the things I have discovered is there is much more to […]

History repeats itself at Cannon

USAF photo: Greg Allen Rick Shea, 27th Special Operations Wing and base historian, displays a 1965 article copied from the Air Force Times about the changes the base was undergoing during its transition from the F-100 to the F-111. By Rick Shea: 27th Special Operations Wing historian If the Cannon Web site were to publish […]

Visiting speaker saved Clovis Boy Scouts program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist A brief article in the Clovis News of Dec 23, 1920, said, “Boy Scouts organized in Clovis by Rev. Polston at the Christian Church. Sixteen boys are meeting regular.” This troop was evidently short lived as nothing else was found about it. Clovis was active in helping organize the Council […]

Area geography needs clarification

The July 18 CNJ article “What’s in a name?” was fun reading, but some of its sources lacked factual data. Let me clarify some misconceptions and add some facts. Portales is located in Portales Valley, an east-west trending valley that can be traced from near Fort Sumner to just north of Lubbock. The valley can […]

Grandson shows innocent way to look at life

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist This article is dedicated to my grandson Jason, who has had almost daily “time of my life” experiences since we acquired the backyard swimming pool. I always knew … that a 9-year-old could get maximum use and enjoyment out of a 3.5 by14 foot-pool. We adults are under the sad […]

Obama has hidden auto agenda

The Wall Street Journal the other day had an article about the leaders of President Obama’s Auto Task Force, none of whom have any experience in the auto industry. If I were trying to overhaul the medical industry I think I’d hire a few doctors. Obama’s deep concern for the future of GM and Chrysler […]

Responsibility begins with parents

The article in Sunday’s paper headlined “Parenting tools” certainly got my attention as to where my taxes are going. The mere fact that children are having children is pathetic. Where are the parents of these kids? Do they know or care where their children are or what their children are doing? Evidently not. Morals begin […]

No fluff behind belly button article

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist With the economic news a bit on the gloomy side these days, I’ve been inspecting my navel a lot more as I’m sure you all have. Therefore I wasn’t surprised to see a story on belly button lint or fuzz on the newspaper Web page I was reading earlier this […]

Airman recognized for exceptional work

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Tech Sgt. Chris Cochran recently received the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award at the Special Operations Com-mand Level. The recognition honors his work maintaining munitions. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Tech Sgt. Chris Cochran spends his days around explosives. Cochran, who has been stationed at […]

Head Rattler axed

In case you missed it: Longtime Tucumcari football coach Dub Smith says he’s been fired. Smith, the Rattlers’ head coach for 10 years, led the team to the state Class 2A title in 2002. Tucumcari was 5-6 last year. http://www.qcsunonline.com/news/coach_5981___article.html/football_rattlers.html • • • Sometimes, you can get something for nothing. Admission is free at Sunday’s […]

Happy Easter

Here are a few links to Easter-time stories you may have missed that were published in the past week in the Clovis News Journal and online. Happy Easter from the CNJ. http://www.cnjonline.com/articles/amazing_26866___article.html/astonishing_journey.html http://historyandspirituality.freedomblogging.com/http://www.cnjonline.com/news/crosses_26926___article.html/wooden_church.html http://www.cnjonline.com/opinion/peace_26899___article.html/test_recent.html

March 10, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Euthanization isn’t best option

On workaholism and workaholics

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist  The number of “workaholics” in the USA is on the rise, according to a USA Today article that provides most of the info for this column.   “New technology, globalization, and today’s intensified business pressures” all exacerbate the problem, as does the fact that workaholics tend to be praised […]