Historical research counts 68 cemeteries, 17,000 names

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist When we published our High Plains History Book in 1980, following the 1978 Curry County History Book, we made the effort to record as many area cemeteries as we could, listing the names and dates of 68 cemeteries that contained nearly 17,000 names. The cemeteries we recorded covered all those […]

Credit-card debt Christmas tradition

By Bob Huber: Humor Columnist Now and then I dig into my stale-notes vault seeking something unusual to write about. This year I plucked a familiar poem especially for victims of Post Christmas Blues Syndrome. It’s titled “’Twas a week after Christmas, with apologies to Clement C. Moore.” It goes like this: (Warning! Prepare to […]

Joining in doesn’t always require invitation

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It happens time and time again. No doubt, it is related to one of those group-dynamic tenets, tenets by which we are constantly living but not necessarily aware of. Sometimes, when we become aware of them, we figure out how to get past them, or at least not allow them […]

Ground broken for events center

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Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, takes part in a calf-roping contest during the groundbreaking for the Special Events Center Saturday at Curry County Fairgrounds. Harden did rope the mechanical calf for a score. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Elected officials from the state and county gathered Saturday at the Curry County […]

Ministry leads visitors to ‘Dump’

By Clyde Davis Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series detailing Clyde Davis’ mission trip to Guatemala in the mid-1990s. The well-worn bus carries us in a bump-and-grind pattern along the suburban streets, having picked us up on the outer edges of the suburbs. Closer and closer, packed denser and denser, as […]