McNabb delivers passes, laughs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was a surprise guest at the Jocks at the Rock charity event held at Rock Staubus gymnasium Saturday. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If the NFL didn’t work out, Donovan McNabb could have had a solid career with the Harlem Globetrotters. The former Syracuse point […]

‘Lit’ didn’t happen this time

Guess who won the annual Word Worm competition sponsored by the Curry County Literacy Council?

Couple’s main means of transportation stolen

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Alex Yuen said his bicycle didn’t just take him from home to work, it also gave a sense of freedom. A New York transplant, Yuen, 38, said he has never had the interest to learn how to drive a car. “I just like to ride just to ride, just […]

March 27, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1:30 p.m. Saturday, an officer responded to the emergency room for a stabbing victim. A man said he was attacked when he went to help his younger brother who said he was having trouble with some guys. The man said he […]

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911 dispatcher flooded with calls as storm raced through area

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dina and Bob Sellers of Clovis stand in front of their rebuilt home on Fairmount Court while Bob holds up a photo of the damage their home sustained in the March 23, 2007, tornado. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Couples danced at a local senior citizens center. Other residents […]

Meeting neighbors takes effort, trust

By Anita Doberman I grew up in an apartment in a busy section of Rome, and aside from my cousins who lived on different floors of the same building, we never socialized with our neighbors. In fact, we were taught specifically not to trust anyone. There was a lot of crime in Rome and many […]

Working with weather

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Kenneth Moore, a bagger at S&S Supermarket and an Eastern New Mexico University student, said the snow, wind and cold don�t bother him when he take bags of groceries to someone�s car. Cannon Air Force Base reported 1.5 inches of snow at 10 a.m. Thursd By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer A little snow didn’t […]

Chaperoning brings back (lack of) memories

By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Columnist I’ve taken on an unexpected role in recent years, that of being a chaperone. In some cases, I even get paid for doing this often-dreaded job. Does that make me a professional? Probably not, especially since I have occasionally been known to not know all of the kids’ names and […]

School fights still don’t make sense

Grant McGee: Local columnist A friend just told me about her son getting beat up at one of our High Plains schools. No need to go into detail of who, where, when or even why. The end result was a trip to the emergency room, stitches, a chat with police, and the family wondering how […]

Remembering the days of radio

Glenda Price In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices. We could see a movie in town on shopping day, usually Saturday. The local theater kept the same movie a couple of weeks, so except for the Saturday afternoon serials (that always ended with a cliffhanger to […]

Immunity denies accountability

By Kevin Wilson Congress is about to tell you it’s OK to break the law, as long as somebody in the government is paying you to do it. The Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of giving telecommunications companies immunity for their roles in a National Security Administration eavesdropping program previously ruled unconstitutional by the […]

Inspiration found in unexpected place

Anita Doberman In the last few weeks, I missed my husband’s call from overseas too many times. If it’s just once or twice I don’t mind, but if it happens on numerous occasions, I feel frustrated and disappointed. I wanted to share our excitement about an upcoming trip to Atlanta to attend my oldest daughter’s […]

Some big guys I’ve known

By Glenda Price In the old days some people were “fat,” and fat people were jolly. “Obese” wasn’t even a word then, although I guess Big Henry who lived not far from our place would have qualified. He took the front seat out of his car and sat in the back seat to drive. I […]

Smile when life gets tough

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist In the last few weeks, I missed my husband’s calls from overseas too many times. If it’s just once or twice I don’t mind, but if it happens on numerous occasions, I feel frustrated and disappointed. I wanted to share our excitement about an upcoming trip to Atlanta to attend […]

Connecting with nature pretty cool

By Helena Rodriguez: Freelance columnist I had an altitude adjustment last weekend. Altitude Adjustment was the name of the ski retreat that my daughter Laura and I went with her church youth group on last weekend. It was high up in the snow-covered rocky mountains of Denver. Many people think of going off to the […]

Tough times will eventually pass

By Grant McGee: Columnist To me, a good Christmas is about lifting your spirits. A good Christmas is about smiles and sharing and stuff. The presents, the food and all the other Christmasy things are just icing on the cake. What was your best Christmas ever? I’d have to say mine was 23 years ago. […]

Fears should be faced

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Rome has a nice, mild climate: we usually have four seasons and no extreme weather phenomenons. Growing up, the most I worried about when it came to weather was to make sure that I avoided riding my scooter when it was raining hard. I never experienced a tornado until I moved […]

Fears must be faced

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Rome has a nice, mild climate: we usually have four seasons and no extreme weather phenomenons. Growing up, the most I worried about when it came to weather was to make sure that I avoided riding my scooter when it was raining hard. I never experienced a tornado until I moved […]

Pushing children not good idea

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My older daughters, ages 4 and 6, have recently started competitive sports. The younger one is on a gymnastics team and the older one on a cheer squad. I knew I had a competitive streak, but wasn’t aware that it would come out full force with my offspring. In fact, I […]