Like fire, gossip spreads and does harm

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist I heard today that the town of Edgewood is fighting a grass fire and some townspeople have had to be evacuated. Grass fires can be a terrible thing because they destroy everything in their path. On the spiritual side, James, a book in the New Testament, notes that gossip […]

Eastern New Mexico beats Chicago for windy days

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest columnist Whomever dubbed Chicago the “Windy City” had it all wrong. That nickname should have been reserved for Clovis, and other eastern New Mexico places with equally windswept plains, where someone once told me the wind whips so hard it blows over freight trains. (I believed them for months and refused […]

Teeters, Bernice

Bernice Teeters, 88, of Clovis, died March 12, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born Dec. 17, 1917, in Girard, Ill., to Frank and Flossie Stewart, she married Norm Teeters in October 1942 in Chicago. She lived in the Chicago area until moving to Clovis in 1969. She was active with the Colonial […]

CCC president gearing up for marathon

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Clovis Community College Interim President Becky Rowley lifts weights Wednesday at the college. Rowley will run in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer What can you do in three hours and 17 minutes? Becky Rowley can run 26.2 miles, and at Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, she is looking to knock a few minutes off […]

Weeden, LeRoy

LeRoy Weeden, 82, of Clovis, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at V.A. Medical Center in Amarillo. He was born on Dec. 29, 1922, in Tunika, Miss., to Joseph and Etha Lee Weeden. He served in the U.S. Army during Word War II. He married Estrella Maria Manluluyo on Sept. 19, 1979, in Clovis. He worked […]

Music contributes to well-being

By E.C. Schaeffer: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of in a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Music has been a vital part of my life since my earliest piano lesson at age 5, through high […]

Courts refreshing in gun law decisions

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist Judges are often accused of “activism” — a desire to extend their reach from interpreting the law and resolving cases to making policy on matters that are none of their darn business. So they deserve credit when they resist invitations to override democracy. That’s what the Illinois Supreme Court did […]

Fear is Chicagoans will like Wal-Mart

Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Some newcomers are planning to move to Chicago, and the invasion sounds as though it will be a grim affair. “They’re a negative for the city,” said one fearful alderman. They’re guilty of “treating people wrong,” said an angry minister. They exploit a “slave mentality,” charged another clergyman. You’d think Genghis […]

Public exposure of Cubs’ fan was not fair

Bob Steele Sure, I’m a Cubs fan and I was bleeding Cubbies blue when they self-destructed in the eighth inning of game six of the National League playoffs. And, yep, I was upset with “the play” that rattled Wrigley. But I see no justifiable purpose for a public pillorying of the fan who got in […]