Support Relay For Life

By Clyde Davis Perhaps you have not noticed the purple and white signs and emblems popping up all over town. The tasks and distractions of daily life can pull our attention away from the things that are just a part of our environment, and it isn’t always easy to pay attention to them. On the […]

Have clubs, will travel

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Joan Farrell of Clovis was the winner of the Second Flight in Wednesday’s Hi-Plains Women’s Golf Association tournament at Clovis Municipal Golf Course with a 95. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White They were as secretive about their scores as they were about their age. Richelle Culifer of Tulia said she didn’t play […]

Tornado spotter courses slated for Tuesday

David Arkin Those interested in learning more about storm spotting will have the chance to do so this week during two sessions being held in the area. Two Tornado Spotters Courses are set for Tuesday. A Clovis course will be from 1-4 p.m. in the Bert Cabiness City Government Assembly Room. The Portales course will […]

Spring time to shape up golf swing

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Jason Saiz of Clovis was testing a new driver Saturday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson With the recent change in weather, it’s no surprise people are enjoying some of their free time with a set of clubs and a few golf balls at a local country club. […]

Exercise comes easy at college

By Clyde Davis I showed up the first night with all the usual first-night fantasies, the ones you remember from being a kid and showing up for the first time at Little League or ballet. In this case it was — everyone will be 6-foot-3 and weigh 160 pounds. Everyone else will hit like Andre […]

Of course Mars knows, this means war

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Everyone keeps asking, “What’s going on?” and I mumble, “Nothing,” because I’m holding a tight rein on my dire predictions these days. I don’t want to be blamed for major riots and goosey pigeons around the courthouse. But the other day I again heard the beckoning call of prize-winning journalism, […]

Where are sensitivity police for Dems?

By Mona Charen Need I say it? If a Republican had made the sort of joke Sen. Hillary Clinton made at a Missouri fund-raiser, it would have been front page news for days. Introducing a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, Sen. Clinton said, “He ran a gas station down in St. Louis.” After the laughter subsided, […]

Cranes are filthy, flea-ridden and fun

Bob Huber December never inspired enthusiasm around our house. We steadfastly refused to join Santa Claus in his annual extortion ploy, and we stopped having babies 40 years ago at the end of each year for income tax purposes. That’s about all there is to December. But December in Texas — that state where old […]

Arrest of Russia’s richest man could be election ploy

Freedom Newspapers The arrest of the richest man in Russia, Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, on charges of embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion, could be a signal of a titanic political struggle over the future course of the country. Khodorkovsky, who was chairman of Yukos Oil, reputed to be Russia’s richest company, has in the past used […]

Setting their sights…

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Kerrie Beevers, of Clovis, takes aim at a Raptor dinosaur target while shooting Friday at the Clovis Bow Hunters Range north of Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler They’re not a bunch of straight arrows. Not all of them anyway. About 50 people make up the Clovis Bowhunters Club, according to president […]

Financial Peace University offers series of biblically-based personal finance lessons

By Gary Mitchell FARWELL — Through Financial Peace University, the average family eliminates $5,300 in debt while saving $2,700, according to its founder, Dave Ramsey. “Financial Peace University is a series of 13 biblically based, life-changing personal finance lessons,” Ramsey said. “The course shows people how to apply proven, common-sense principles in their ‘real world’ […]

Cow pasture golf event offers fun for duffers

By Gary Mitchell Imagine hitting a golf ball 150 yards into a 9-foot stock tank for a hole-in-one. That will be possible during what’s being touted as the “First Annual Tee-Off for God” golf tournament at the Frio Draw Country Club north of Clovis starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 6. Never heard of the Frio […]

City backs off on sprinkler use

By Jack King Because water storage tanks that serve the city are low, the city of Clovis has suspended the use of sprinkler systems in all city parks and the municipal golf course, Assistant City Manager Joe Thomas said Wednesday. Use of the sprinkler systems will be suspended until further notice, although the city does […]

Dictionary listings sometimes not pretty

By Ned Cantwell Words. Merriam-Webster brought out is first Collegiate Dictionary back in 1898. It was a very thin book, because people did not need many words back then. There was much more grunting and pointing in those days. The first dictionary primarily concerned itself with the definitions of “yes,” “no,” and “I’m hungry.” Early […]

Renovations in progress at newly purchased Clovis country club

By Jack King The facelift at Chaparral County Club has begun. The groundskeeping crew has been busy repairing the course’s sprinkler system and reseeding the fairways at what was formerly Colonial Park County Club. Within two weeks, contractors will begin building concrete paths on the course for golf carts. This winter sand traps and water […]

Country club to get redone

By Jack King The facelift at Chaparral County Club has begun. The groundskeeping crew has been busy repairing the course’s sprinkler system and reseeding the fairways at what was formerly Colonial Park County Club. Within two weeks, contractors will begin building concrete paths on the course for golf carts. This winter sand traps and water […]

Reid hits 64 to win Clovis Triangular

By Dave Wagner Travis Reid had to hit challenging shots on the first and last holes. In between, the Clovis High sophomore was as perfect as the weather. Reid shot a 7-under-par 64 Thursday to lead Clovis High’s boys to the team championship in a triangular tournament at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. The Wildcats posted […]