Comic book hobby sells out its heroes

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist (Editor’s Note: This column is the first in a two-part series.) One of my delights when I get a newspaper, any newspaper, is to read the comics, the funny papers as some of us like to call them. That hasn’t changed since I was a kid. Growing up in the […]

Jan. 15 Education Digest

National contest open to students A national contest is offering students the opportunity to write the plot for a book as an inspiration to read and write, according to a news release. Children’s author Jane Lovascio launched the Casey and Bella Story Contest, which began in September 2008 and ends April 15. The contest offers […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis High grad writes book on St. Paul’s teachings

Joseph Durepos said his wife’s nudge to keep him awake at church a year ago motivated him to write an inspirational book based on the teachings of St. Paul.

Oct. 30, 2008 Education Digest

School releases book fair figuresCameo Elementary School’s fall book fair raised $2,885, according the school’s librarian Patricia Archibeque.The school keeps 25 percent of the funds, which will be used to buy books for the library.The remaining funds return to Scholastic Books, the sponsor of the fair. Museum hosting Italian exhibitThe Museum of Texas Tech University […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway by Dale Mulfinger was given by Bob and Julie Taylor in memory of Sandra Herman. This book presents 37 inspirational examples that show how Americans are building, reclaiming, and transforming this enduring form of architecture for a […]

Having fun with hypotheticals

By Kevin Wilson In his pop-culture book, “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs,” Chuck Klosterman has a series of hypothetical questions that makes you consider your world (i.e. If cats could read, would they find Garfield to be an insulting caricature?), and perhaps yourself. I’ve been dabbling in hypotheticals myself, and here are some questions Professor […]

Clovisites ignore bigger picture

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I understand the Clovis High School yearbook has pictures. Of girls. And the pictures offend some because the book acknowledges the girls are lesbians. The issue’s been discussed before, during and after 170 citizens attended a school board meeting last week, so many points have already been made: • There’s […]

Local pastor publishes prayer book

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo The Rev. Gary D. Mitchell, dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis, will have a book-signing event April 26 for his first published book, “The Believers’ Prayer Manual: A Study on Prayer.” By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For most of Mara Mitchell Andrews’ 31 years of life, her father Gary has […]

April 13, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts produced by Oxmoor House will help make your quilting a faster, more rewarding experience with techniques and tools that ensure accurate cutting for perfect piecing. The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss recreates a bygone time and place […]

Post offices don’t constitute ghost towns in county

By Don McAlavy Years ago a book called “Ghost Towns and How to Get to Them” listed eight ghost towns in Curry County. Don’t blame it on the Chamber of Commerce. Curry County had no Hispanic settlements or mining towns. 1. Contara — The word means “pitcher” in Spanish. This so called ghost town was […]