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Voters OK Sunday alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte CNJ Staff Writer Clovis voters approved a proposal to allow Sunday alcohol sales in bars and restaurants in Tuesday’s municipal election. More than 55 percent of 5,264 votes cast addressing the initiative were in favor of Sunday sales that would be limited to purchases by the glass. City attorney Dave Richards said […]

Personal choice, responsibilities at heart of alcohol sales vote

Freedom New Mexico Voters will decide March 4 whether Clovis restaurants should be allowed to sell alcohol on Sundays. We recommend they vote yes. A yes vote supports freedom of choice first and foremost. It affirms the rights of individuals of legal consent to decide whether they wish to sell alcohol in their business on […]

Choices determine life’s path

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I wrote about these two long-gone cousins about five years ago, but the time has come to tell their story again. This childhood story illustrates the point that the decisions and choices we make affect us. These two grew up in northeastern Arkansas. In grade school they participated in a […]

Priorities must be set in life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My cousin Vani is an established physician, a radiologist who lives and works in Italy. She has a 13-month-old son, whom she adores and still breast-feeds. There shouldn’t be a problem with this picture, except for the fact that everyone has been telling her she is crazy. She hears from family […]

Legal battles difficult for veterans

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Senate voted on Aug. 3 to allow paid attorneys, for the first time in over a century, to represent veterans in filing disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It’s like inviting the wolf into the chicken house,” said retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charley Burch. Burch, 74, […]

More and bigger don’t necessarily equal happiness

“Happiness is worth a lot to me,” a good friend, colleague, and mentor once told his boss as he made a decision that would lead to his leaving the company. “Well, so what? Isn’t happiness worth a lot to everybody?” his boss replied. “No,” my friend replied truthfully and I think with unusual wisdom, “it […]

Local Buddhist must improvise to follow faith

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Rhomylly Forbes uses the practice rooms at Eastern New Mexico University to meditate with her concertina. She says the peacefulness of Buddhism is part of what led her to embrace the religion. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Her slate blue eyes cast downward, Rhomylly Forbes evokes a rich, crisp sound […]

Choices can lead to God — or stomachaches

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist I wrote about Mother’s two cousins about five years ago. The time has come to tell their story again. This childhood story illustrates the point that the decisions and choices we make affect us. These two grew up in northeastern Arkansas. In grade school they participated in a school club […]

Bush should stress positives, not negatives

CNJ staff It has been a rough couple of weeks for the Bush administration and the idea that the Social Security system requires reform and that individual accounts should be part of that reform. A Pew Research Center poll showed that, after a month of selling the idea, the percentage of Americans who said they […]