Press Release: Clovis schools hall will induct six

The CMS Foundation and Alumni Committee have announced the Clovis High School 2012 Hall of Honor Awards. The purpose of the Hall of Honor Awards is to recognize and honor former graduates of Clovis High School whose achievements, strengths of character, and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge today’s students. The Foundation also […]

Our character written all over our faces

Curtis Shelburne “At [the age of] 50,” writes George Orwell, “everyone has the face he deserves.” Well, that kinda hurts, largely because I suspect it’s true! Not long ago, I happened to rush past a mirror at church, shot it a quick glance, and then almost broke my neck in the subsequent double-take. Somebody else […]

Press release: CMS Foundation/Alumni Association announces banquet

The CMS Foundation/Alumni Association is announcing the 2011 Hall of Honor Awards. The purpose of the Hall of Honor Awards is to recognize and honor former graduates of Clovis High School whose achievements, strengths of character, and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge today’s students. The Foundation also gives a Top Cat Award […]

Listen to your inner cricket

You know who you never hear about anymore? Jiminy Cricket. Not that I should be surprised. Pretty much every Disney character that exists has more exposure than Jiminy — I really haven’t seen the green moral compass since the 1988 film, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” Also, I’ve usually met somebody sharing a name with other […]

Team sports can build character

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My grandchildren have introduced me to organized team sports for kids, and it’s great fun — for everyone. Parents who succumb to poor sportsmanship during their children’s games make the news now and then, but I can tell you most families are not like that. They are their kids’ cheerleaders, […]

Life too short to put dreams aside

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Every movie I see has one or two lines which catch my real attention, usually entering my store of tag lines to place on the bottom of outgoing Emails. One such line, spoken by the Jack Nicholson character to his sycophantic assistant in “The Bucket List”: “Tommy, nobody CARES what […]

KCLV Radio to award Character Counts! Scholarship

March 11, 2009—KCLV Radio is partnering with the New Mexico Broadcaster’s Foundation to award the Pete V. Domenici Character Counts! Scholarship.

Family mourns loss of toddler

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Courtesy photo Thomas Lee Prieto’s grandmother said he was active and outgoing and loved to play with his brother, 5-year-old Charles, and sister, 1-year-old Esperanza. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with […]

Sept. 12, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Local youth showed respect, talent I operate a baseball league in Lubbock. Coach Drooper Greenwalt, Jay Kelley and others got a group of 11-and-under boys together from the Clovis area to play in our league. They were wide-eyed youngsters ranging in age from 8 to 12 and in height from 4-foot-nothing to nearly 6 feet. […]

Week in Review: Judge could limit character witnesses

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The jury that will determine Stanley Bedford’s fate has seen nearly 300 pieces of evidence and heard testimony from nearly 40 witnesses. There’s plenty they haven’t seen as well. The instances are more frequent during the current death penalty phase, during which the jury will decide whether Bedford […]

Letters to the Editor: Studies show smoke harmful to profits

The Feb. 21 front-page article, “Smoker’s fuming” was heavy on smoke-filled opinion and void of facts. Randi Kingston, a waitress at Webb’s Watering Hole, was quoted saying she was concerned it would greatly affect business. Sixteen states have now banned smoking in public places along with many cities including New York City. According to the […]

It’s never too early to learn character

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist My daughter Luisa recently came home from kindergarten upset because she had been sent to the “time-out table” at lunch. At Luisa’s school, three lunch ladies supervise the cafeteria and do their best to handle dozens of children who are supposed to eat quietly and act in a civilized manner. […]

Not all cartoons are suitable for children

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I’ve always been, and still am, a strong believer that the key to censorship lies in your rights, my rights, as a parent, to turn off the TV set, radio or other offending instrument. I have recently, however, become more aware of some of the challenges facing us. I guess […]

Character important fashion statement

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Last week I was reading about New York City fashion shows. I found out what’s in and what’s out for the fall season. I saw what’s cool and what’s hot for women’s wear. I read about orange lipstick, flowers pinned in your hair to make a fashion statement and six […]

Terrorists’ jobs easier thanks to Americans

By Freedom Newspapers As we enter our fifth year in the so-called war on terror, we have reacted to the 9/11 attacks about as destructively to our deeply held principles as the terrorists could have hoped. If Osama bin Laden and his ilk wanted to destroy our way of life, as President Bush repeatedly claims, […]

Court rules: “Lynching Lloyd” is out

By sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Prosecutors cannot reference murder-defendant Jimmy Bentley’s nickname during trial to infer a racial motive for the homicide, according to a ruling filed in district court Thursday. The ruling came after a hearing last week on pretrial arguments in the case. Citing case precedent, Judge Joe Parker ruled prosecutors can […]

Schools starting conduct crackdown

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Clovis schools will adopt the “The Pursuing Victory with Honor” program with hopes that the program will help to spread good sportsmanship to coaches, athletes and spectators. (File photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A plastic bottle was hurled across the stands. A coach flipped off a group of screaming fans. Curses are commonplace. […]

Here’s a Great Measuring Stick for Character

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ religion columnist I wasn’t looking for anything particularly profound the other day, just enjoying a good book, a great story, and a quiet meal when I stumbled across a little nugget of wisdom that surprised me. Sometimes that which is truly profound and wise reaches out and grabs us unexpectedly. Well, […]

‘Misery’ on the stage:ENMU presents a play based on the Stephen King novel

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‘Misery’ on the stage:ENMU presents a play based on the Stephen King novel By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Stephen King has become a name almost synonymous with horror. So, when Eastern New Mexico University drama major Molly McFarling found out she would perform in a senior recital based on the Stephen King novel “Misery,” […]

Letter writers note appreciation for efforts

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior […]