Wednesday morning briefing: Nice plate, bug study and a popular pope

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Plate platitudes New Mexico’s centennial license plate is getting rave reviews for its design. Gov. Susana Martinez has received a plaque from the Automobile License Plate CollectorsAssociation for New Mexico having the best license plate in the nation for 2010. It’s the turquoise plate […]

Religion feature: Bug love transitions to mission work

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jack Quaif of Clovis applies a tire to a 1973 Volkswagen Bus Monday afternoon at his shop. The vehicle, which was donated by his late friend Lonnie Cross, will be restored and donated to a family in need through the Bugs4Christ organization. Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jack Quaif’s life […]

View from under the pew: Lefty the lightning bug

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June bug by any other name not same

By Grant McGee: Local columnist With Cannon Air Force Base here, you’re going to have folks from all over the country living around Clovis. Along with the different accents from around the country come different terms and words to describe the same thing known as colloquialisms. Giving someone a ride on your bicycle is called […]

Fears are challenges everyone must face

By Anita Doberman: Lifestlyes Columnist One of my favorite short stories is Kafka’s “Metamorphosis,” where Gregor Samsa wakes up as a gigantic insect and has to deal with his newfound identity. I like this story because it deals with change, something that I have experienced many times since joining the ranks of “military spouse and […]

July 14, 2006 Amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. A reader recently requested that Amos rerun his account of meeting Davy Crickett. It seems he decided to try out Willifred the white rat’s experimental tiny time machine. So Willifred installed his Tiny Time […]

12/16 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. lefty the lightning bug we have a radical left-wing lightning bug terrorizing the church pew underworld boss and it s driving a few of us more insane than usual of course with his being […]

11/11 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. freddie s redemption boss it seems like ages ago yesterday that freddie the flea changed his ways in fact it s almost hard […]

10/7 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hopping on the keyboard shift keys. He can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. the tale of colombo bug with it being near columbus day boss jenny the girl mouse next door and i decided to borrow […]

Bug invasion

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico is being invaded. Not by the Beatles but by a flea-sized bug that feeds on wheat fields. Area pest controllers have been flooded with calls the past two weeks wondering what to do about the swarms of a relatively harmless pests called false chinch bugs. “I have […]

Little bugs causing big commotion

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Thousands of false chinch bugs cling to weeds Thursday at the edge of a wheat field on Curry Road D. The flea-sized pests favor mustard weeds, which grow in wheat fields. (CNJ staff phto: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Curry County is being invaded. Not by the Beatles but by a flea-sized […]

Bug club sending enthusiasts to the street

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Casey Masterson paid $6,200 for his 2003 Volkswagen dune buggy — then started a Volkswagen club. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich There is just something about an air-cooled Volkswagen. Whether it’s the rough vibrations and off-road style of a dune buggy or the immediate recognizability of a hard-top beetle — when there’s no […]

Unique replica honors ‘Herbie the Love Bug’

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Jack Quaif, of Clovis, works on Sgt. Rob Burke’s 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle Saturday at Jack’s Bug Hut in Clovis, getting it ready for the fifth annual Roswell 2K (Beetle) car show. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: ÇNJ News Editor Two years, a few thousand dollars, and many hours in a Clovis auto […]

A View From Under the Pew

Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. He decided last week to try out Willifred the white rat’s experimental tiny time machine. So Willifred installed his Tiny Time Traveler on Amos’ 1957 Cheeserolet motorized matchbox. The moment Amos climbed in, […]

Readers invited to share family stories

Gayline Shaw was still 16 when she graduated from Bledsoe High School as valedictorian. Brains were not her only gift. The school’s senior class of 1950, “being of unsound mind and disintegrating memory after four strenuous years,” issued a class will. While Ona Mae left “her most charming looks and personality to Helen” and Wayne […]

god s mudbug wrestler

by amos Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i just met the strongest mudbug in the church pew underworld he was the top bug in the pro mudbug wrestling circuit his name is ted the million dollar mudbug wrestler and […]