Something to be said for dog’s taste in food

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The family dogs are named Jessie and Tilly. Jessie is the shepherd mix, Tilly is an Airedale. Their dominion is the back room and back yard. We would let them into the rest of the house to join the family but Tilly has forgotten she was housebroken. The Lady of […]

Farwell residents heading aid drive

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The land Brandon Embry farms was untouched by the grassfires that charred an estimated 750,000 acres of Texas Panhandle land in mid-March. Yet, the Farwell wheat and milo farmer has decided to donate some of his farming supplies to help rebuild what the fires consumed. And he is urging […]

Inherited house-pigeon both pet, pest

By Bill Sconone: Guest Columnist About eight years ago, when my wife’s cousin Sheila lived in Nevada, a pigeon decided to follow her brother home from fishing. No one thought too much of it until the dirty bird took up residence. Sheila and her husband Hank traveled a lot and began to haul the dirty […]

9/23 view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Last week, Amos described an encounter with a college hamster named Henry, an agnostic who sincerely wanted to know how to have faith. Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the agnostic hamster – part two silly me boss i decided to […]

Clovis music book continues after co-author’s death

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1997 my musician friend Larry Buchanan discovered that Waldo O’Neal, who moved to Clovis and is buried in the W. 7th cemetery, had written five songs which were recorded by the famous Blue Yodeler, Jimmie Rodgers. Larry and I decided to write a book on music made in and […]

Heaven must be beyond our imagination

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I saw a little black dachshund the other day that reminded me of Pepper. We found this tiny black dachshund at our friends’ house. Immediately Buffy loved her and every time we would visit our friend, instead of Buffy playing with the other children, she always entertained herself by playing […]

Panel reveals more bases it’s considering for closure

By Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Military bases in Hawaii and California are among several a commission is considering adding to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s list of proposed closures. In a letter sent Friday to the Pentagon chief, commission Chairman Anthony Principi identified additional bases the commission may recommend closing and seeks […]

State voters speak up

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Gage Adair, 2, plays with his hat in the voter booth as his grandfather Glen Adair, both of Clovis, votes Saturday during early voting at the Curry County Courthouse. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) Staff and wire reports The marathon campaign season in New Mexico ends Tuesday. As of Saturday night 36 percent of Curry County’s […]

Tracking hurricane made easy with Internet

By Tom DiFrancesca: Internet Safari A few months ago, when I started telling folks in Clovis that I was moving to Florida, almost invariably one of the first responses would be “But what about all of the hurricanes?” My response was always “What hurricanes?” For at the time there was nothing brewing in the Gulf […]

Base wife finds niche

By Darrell Todd Maurina Accountant Teresa Davey didn’t know what to expect 15 years ago when she married an Air Force pilot. “I thought I knew what I was getting into, but I grew up where nobody in my family moved away,” Davey said. “I think the biggest struggle is just the moving, having to […]