Education column: New year should be approached with positive attitude

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools Summer’s whizzed past once again, and it’s time to begin another school year. I’ll be sharing what’s happening in our schools — elementary through secondary — during this upcoming year. Before we get started, however, we want to wish the previous author of this column, Penny Bailey, the very best […]

Three Oklahoma schools prepare to leave LSC

Staff and wire reports Eastern New Mexico University is taking a wait-and-see attitude on the possibility of three Oklahoma schools — and perhaps all five — leaving the Lone Star Conference. Nine Division II schools in Arkansas and Oklahoma announced plans Tuesday to apply to the NCAA for permission to create a new conference. Arkansas-Monticello, […]

Spirit remains in our hearts year-round

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Christmas is only 13 days away. Through the years, my wants at Christmastime and my attitude about the season have really changed as I have grown. One Christmas when I was only seven, we were living in Kansas City. I remember that Christmas because Susie was very, very sick and […]

a view from under the pew: a new attitude for bertie

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.a new attitude for bertie the other day boss iran across little bertiewoeworm – actually itried to avoid […]

Service to others ‘noble’

What needs to change about Clovis? Gina Hochhalter wants to see a change in attitude among workers. “I’m many times disappointed with how workers view work, as if serving people doesn’t matter or is somehow ‘less than,’ she wrote in an e-mail. “Service to others is the MOST noble

Pet of the day: Bella

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Name: Bella About: Bella was adopted from my friend Carole (God rest her soul) when she was a kitten back in 2005. Bella is a domestic black short hair with a sometimes bad attitude. She’s about 12 1/2 to 13 pounds. People ask me what I feed her — I tell them what ever she […]

Moment evokes feelings, wishes for upcoming year

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist While driving north along Prince Street, I happen to glance up at the sky above a field to the east, where I see what appears for a split second to be a toy kite or plastic bag. Realizing it is none of the above, rather a desert falcon, I stop the […]

11/25 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a new attitude for bertie the other day boss i ran across little bertie woeworm – actually i tried to avoid him but he spotted me anyway you remember bertie boss he s the […]

8/7 Letters to the editor

Children primary victims of park graffiti Each day I enjoy eating my lunch at Greene Acres park. Watching the kids play is a bright spot of my day. But recently I went to the park and I was disgusted because someone graffitied the kids’ toys. I know the city takes pride in its parks. I […]

Area has resolve to beat BRAC

By Clyde Davis T here’s a whole line of thinking out there that misleads many people. We find it in religion, in medicine, in politics: the concept that attitude determines everything. “If you only have enough faith…” That being said, attitude does have a profound influence on how we handle life and its challenges. Will […]

5/18 BRAC letters to the editor

Community can still save Cannon I was one of the first 150 military personnel who arrived at Clovis Army Air Field back in 1942. At that time there were no buildings on the base and the runway was being reconstructed. For the first six months after the base opened, the 150 men were housed in […]

Giving thanks is a genuine debt we owe to God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist If we wish to absolutely ensure that we will never be thankful people, that we will always be morose and bitter, self-centered and utterly miserable; the very best way to successfully sabotage our own happiness is to always center on our own rights, avoiding any thought of our own […]

Most agree: Work ethic still important

By Janet Bresenham As many prepare to cease their labor today on Labor Day, some people see a shift in the modern work ethic and the willingness to work. One who sees a change but still considers a strong work ethic important is Barbara Norris of Clovis. “When you’re out and around some places, there […]