Thursday morning briefing: Geek class, dancing shoes and mosquitoes

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Become a geek There’s a basic computer skills workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Meetings watch Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. today in the Clovis-Carver Public Library. It’s open to the public. Music, music, music Slip on […]

Clovis church aims to become military-focused

Christina Calloway Central Baptist Church in Clovis is making an effort to serve military members by transitioning into becoming a military-focused church. Associate Pastor Dick Ross is one of the main members active in making this transition. “We want to become a military-focused church because we have a large number of military members at our […]

Three vying for mayor position

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rick Tenorio, right, signs paperwork to run for the mayor’s position as City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon, sitting, gives election details and Deputy Clerk Joanne King waits to notarize his paperwork Tuesday at City Hall. Tuesday was the only day to file for the mayor’s and city commission races. Kevin Wilson […]

Two dead from gunshots (Updated)

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis police officers investigate two shooting deaths near the corner of 10th and Prince streets CNJ staff What apparently started as a friendly barbecue between neighbors at 1004 1/2 Prince Street ended in gunfire and two deaths after a pair of men argued over local gangs, Clovis Police Chief Steve […]

Diamond notes: Trust a function of Air Force core values

By Master Sgt. Robert M. Tibi: 27th SOMG Relationships built and sustained on trust are something so essential to making an organization as large and diverse as the 27 Special Operations Wing effective that its importance cannot be understated. In fact, it both resonates throughout and functions as the framework for our core values. Author […]

Better gas mileage comes with cost

Freedom New Mexico Driving your car soon will become less safe. That’s because President Barack Obama and the major automakers – pressured by the government — agreed to increase new vehicles’ fuel mileage. The main way to do that is to reduce the size of vehicles. By 2025, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy for each […]

Low water levels expose berm in Greene Acres Lake

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Due to drought conditions and low levels at Greene Acres Park, a berm was exposed in recent weeks in the southeast corner of the lake. Liliana Castillo A berm in the southeast corner of Greene Acres Lake has become exposed in recent weeks with drought conditions causing low water levels […]

Child Sense: Try to give your child some control when their routine is disrupted in the summer

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer break is upon us, bringing the inevitable mix of travel, visitors and changing sleeping arrangements. Children’s bedrooms turn into guest rooms for friends and relatives, suitcases replace closets as families travel, and children go off to camp. Though exciting, this can also be very stressful to children, who lose not only […]

Moms gear: Home spa products to pamper yourself

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Provided by Harnn The HARNN Exfoliating Black Rice Soap with vegetable carbon helps detoxify and deodorize. It is made from rice bran oil, palm oil, coconut oil, herbs, essential oils, and no preservatives. For all skin types. It is $6.99 for a 3.5 oz. bar at www.harnnusa.com. McClatchy-Tribune HARNN Asian-inspired home spa collection includes products […]

Military mama: Threatened shutdown real eye-opener

We all knew we were in for a roller coaster ride when we either married into the military or signed off on allowing our significant other to become government property. But, I don’t think that any of us had last week’s thrill ride in mind. I try to avoid public political discussion, because I don’t […]

More laws only create more chaos

Robert LeFevre was one of the bright stars of the freedom movement before his death, but whose legacy remains. He once said when most people feel threatened that their freedom may be taken away, they try to take away the freedom of those they fear. In other words, in their fear they become the thing […]

In search of ponies: Barn smells become comforting

Sharna Johnson It was a wafting, almost ambient kind of odor. Sniff sniff sniff… “Urine… stale urine,” I identified, looking around and dismissing it, figuring there was a dirty baby diaper somewhere in the restaurant. The next time we ate at that restaurant weeks later, we were seated in the same booth. It was faint […]

Internet better off without FCC’s proposal

Freedom New Mexico Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has announced that the commission will take up a new strategy for regulating the Internet at its Dec. 21 meeting. Proposed in the spirit of what has popularly become known as net neutrality, the new rules would forbid Internet service providers from blocking any […]

Korea rift best left to regional players to solve

Freedom New Mexico Recent developments on the Korean peninsula have thrust the United States into yet another mini-crisis about which our country can do little but complain, in part because none of the realistic available options is remotely attractive. The frustrations Americans, from policymakers to citizens, are feeling should be a reminder, when things settle […]

Military mama: Son has become quite a character

Those of you who know my family personally know that my son is a sitcom writer’s dream child. The things that come out of that child’s mouth are often comedic gems rolling off a four-year-old’s tongue. All moms have moments where pride bubbles over when nuggets of wisdom come from your child, and yet there […]

Weekly update — Sept. 27

Street improvements and a new animal control building are among priorities the city of Clovis has outlined in its infrastructure capital improvement plan. The plan, which is required by state Department of Finance and Administration, outlines projects the city would like to work on, if capital outlay or other funding sources become available between 2012 […]

Military Update: Group hopes to ease GI Bill process

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Veterans and service members eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill already have an outstanding education benefit. But it soon could become even more valuable and easier to use. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday released details of the GI Bill reform package it approved two weeks ago. It includes […]

In search of ponies: Frog dilemma

Sharna Johnson It would appear my garage door has become the gateway to hell. Frog hell that is. They hop in, but they don’t hop out. Problem is, I don’t want their little souls. Yet daily, I must kick three or four back to the driveway from which they came. Their eyes stare at me […]

Internet should remain free of censorship

Freedom New Mexico Google and China continue to spar over Internet freedom in the Communist nation. Google is trying to stay as clear of government censorship as possible; China wants to control information flow with a heavy hand. The two could be reaching a pivotal moment, and the outcome could have lasting implications for the […]

Airmen sought to become IMA Reservists

Courtesy of Citizen Airman magazine WASHINGTON — Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentee program officials are currently looking for airmen from all career fields to fill worldwide taskings, according to a Reserve management group official. “Airmen who are leaving the active-duty force are encouraged to consider opportunities along the continuum of service as an IMA […]