Time for comics change?

The comic “For Better or for Worse” will begin “new-runs” on Sept. 1, according to artist Lynn Johnston. The series will start blending classic strips with new material

Rising costs claim comics

Several readers noticed that Tuesday’s papers in Clovis and Portales had only one page of comics. Since we don’t publish on Mondays, we’d been publishing Monday and Tuesday comics in the Tuesday paper … until this week.

Pancakes, young voters and Super-sized business

Stories we are working on for Sunday’s paper: ~ Bisquick box to belly coverage of the Kawanis Club’s annual pancake breakfast ~ Sunday is also a super-sized day for pizza chains and other food vendors ~ A group of Clovis High School students is encouraging young people to vote ~ A wind farm that zigzags […]

March 11, 1950

Mrs. George Cook of Clovis was the Census crew leader for the city. She was scheduled to train in Roswell later in the month, then begin counting residents on April 1. … Mutt & Jeff, Dixie Dugan and Freckles were part of the Clovis News-Journal’s lineup of comics. … The Colonial Club, located at the […]

Feb. 25, 1942

Federal officials, concerned about supplies for soldiers during war time, announced Curry County residents would be eligible to buy 17 new cars during March, April and May. The state was allowed 320 new cars during the three months. … A daily 11 a.m. whistle marked “the minute for prayer and meditation” in Clovis. … Joe […]

Comics page undergoing some changes

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Our newspaper’s black-and-white comics (Page 3C today) have a new look. After months of thinking about it, asking readers’ opinions and drawing our own conclusions, and finally, negotiating prices with syndicates, we’ve added five new comics and eliminated three. We made space for the new features by moving the daily […]

Public forum hinges on participation

By David Stevens: CNJ editor The forum proposed to introduce Clovis schools’ superintendent candidates to the public remains in doubt. We’ll decide whether or not to host the event, along with radio station KTQM, on Monday. It has been tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall. So far, only […]

Valentine’s gift-giving lessons learned

Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Valentine’s Day is Monday. Stores around Clovis, Portales and Muleshoe are festooned in red hearts, giant teddy bears, boxes of chocolates, heart-shaped balloons and stuff. All this love in the air got me to thinking about my own (mis)adventures in the fine art of gift giving to those we are smitten […]

Blue jeans appropriate for teaching

Letters to the Editor I am a former Clovis resident who still has close ties with the community, I want to comment on the directive from school Superintendent Neil Nuttall prohibiting teachers from wearing blue jeans. Large professional corporations have long recognized jeans as appropriate business casual attire. Think Steve Jobs (Apple Computer) and Michael […]

CNJ looking for comic-conscious readers

David Stevens Does Beetle Bailey bug you? Is Hagar horrible? Should the Wizard of Id turn himself into Zack Hill or some other more contemporary comic strip? Comics can be among the most popular features in a newspaper. They can also grow stale with time. We’re thinking about making changes to our daily comics in […]