Students to present Huckleberry Finn

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Retired music teacher Janet Barnard works on a dance with students Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium during dress rehearsal for the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the opera. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Students are behind every piece of Marshall Middle School’s production of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, an opera written for them. Eighth graders […]

Selfishness of Ahab, Jezebel example of how not to be

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Self-centeredness combined with wickedness and scheming is a terrible thing. Think of the schemes that have been the result of self centeredness. Take this example. The incident involved one woman in the checkout line at a grocery store with a basket piled high with food. A woman with only a […]

Health not found behind club doors

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist There’s only one word to describe Old Stub — weatherbeaten. He got his name years ago when a coyote played dead till he got to him and then bit off the end of one finger. Stub’s blue eyes have faded from looking at the sky for rainclouds, and his skin […]

Press Release: Governor urges citizen action in tribute to Vitenam vets

Governor Bill Richardson today issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Blessings lost when people are divided

By Curtis Shelburne: Local columnist Some of the most beautiful truths of the Christian faith can be found in our great hymns, the treasures held mostly in common by Christians of all flavors. We may be divided over lots of molehills made mountains, but, thank the Lord, even behind the walls we’ve built to separate […]

Gospel helps us be right with God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist I write and preach a lot about grace. More than a few reasons lie behind that fact. The most obvious is that I need a lot of grace myself. But the next is also true: God’s grace is so amazing that nothing else is worthy of our focus. The […]

Catchy titles betray truth behind news

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I’m a serious hypochondriac. Googling rare diseases while breaking out in a cold sweat is an every day occurrence for me. Forget Yoga and Pilates, hypochondria is how I shed the pounds. It’s mandatory that I read the health section of dozens of news outlets. CNN is usually my […]

Shocking headlines betray news

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist Catchy titles betray truth behind news I’m a serious hypochondriac. Googling rare diseases while breaking out in a cold sweat is an every day occurrence for me. Forget Yoga and Pilates, hypochondria is how I shed the pounds. It’s mandatory that I read the health section of dozens of news […]

Superintendent says stormy first day of school went well through district

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Seven-year-old Hannah Luscombe poses for a photograph for her grandmother Suzanne Estes in front of Barry Elementary School Friday on the first day of school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Some limbs were lost on the first day of school for the Clovis Municipal Schools system. Tree limbs that […]

No diplomacy behind pardon of journalists

Freedom New Mexico We’re vastly pleased that American journalist-adventurers Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been freed from a kangaroo-court 12-year sentence to hard labor in North Korea and returned to their families in the United States. The episode is no doubt a testament to assiduous back-channel negotiations between the United States and the communistic/dynastic […]

Clovis boy is hit-and-run victim

CNJ staff Police are investigating a hit-and-run Wednesday that left a Clovis boy with a broken leg. It happened in the alley behind the 100 block of Sandpiper around 5 p.m. An 11-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle that left the scene, records show. Audra Childers, 13, said she was among a group of […]

Story behind singing sensation inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I have a new hero. Her name is

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 […]

Immigrants guaranteed rights, too

Freedom New Mexico Americans have lived under the same Constitution, and behind the same Declaration of Independence, for more than two centuries. It’s sad, then, to see that so many people don’t know — or at least don’t appreciate — the basic precepts those great documents assert. Sadly, even members of our own government — […]

Milk behind philosophical thinking

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist There are no three-quart milk jugs — only philosophical dilemmas. I face mine while staring through the glass — not opening the door so as not to fog the view for the next person’s philosophical dilemma. Half-gallon or full gallon? If I go half, I run the risk […]

Winter weather possibly on way

Freedom New Mexico A winter weather advisory will be issued between 11 p.m. tonight until 5 p.m. Tuesday for snowfall along and behind a strong cold front pushes through eastern New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Confidence is moderate that amounts in the plains will range from 2 inches to 4 […]

Zias come from behind for victory

CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman Jessica King posted 17 kills and three block solos while senior Nicole Vanderploeg and sophomore Veronica Valdez had double-doubles Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University rallied from a 2-1 deficit to upend Wayland Baptist at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (5-11), which lost earlier this month in five games at Wayland, […]

Flower show blooms at fair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Encanto Garden Club vice president Jacquie Wuest, right, said she hopes the club’s booth at the Curry County Fair will encourage horticulture. Also pictured are Elsie Dean, center, and Barbara Voges, left. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer An array of flowers from ageratums to zinnias will be on display […]

Memories best gift to leave behind

Memories flash across my mind and cause my thoughts to turn back to times well over a half century ago, to a time of my earliest recollections, and starts a chain reaction of memories to begin unwinding,” wrote Vernon “Pistol” Payne,

June 13, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. June 5 an officer responded to a business in the area of 14th and Mitchell streets for an attempted break-in. A man said he had parked his semi-truck behind the store so employees could unload food. While he was […]