Music means fun, entertainment

By Hanna Langan: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. What music means to me is fun and entertainment, and something I could enjoy in front of a crowd or by myself. I enjoy music and many different aspects, be it […]

Feeling the heat

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Brannon Luscombe takes advantage of Monday’s warmer temperatures at Greene Acres Park. Luscombe said he hasn’t skated for almost a month due to cold temperatures and snowy conditions. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Area workers and residents welcomed a warm weather front Monday afternoon that lifted temperatures into the […]

Local women earns 2006 AAU award

CNJ staff Jane Miner of Clovis, a long-time volunteer for AAU sports in New Mexico, has been chosen for a 2006 Presidents Leadership Award by the national organization. She received the award at an AAU convention in Honolulu in October. Miner has spent 21 years working in various roles for New Mexico AAU, most recently […]

Have A Happy Thanksgiving!

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Generally speaking, even though I really enjoy my daily work, I enjoy holidays a great deal. I like special times when most folks take a much-needed day or two off to enjoy each other, eat too much, and goof off a bit. Taking a little time off on occasion, […]

Rain washes out some Labor Day plans

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksHomer Pena mows his grass Monday afternoon on Wrangler Way. Pena said he planed on having a barbecue with friends and family in the back yard later in the day. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Three days of rain caused most of the holiday weekend to be a washout. But […]

USSSA state softball: Playing for love of the game

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The Ultamitts’ Dee Dee Gutierrez puts the tag on the Zandi Queener during Saturday’s Class E game in the USSSA women’s state slow-pitch tournament at Spencer Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer In the 15 or so years since she organized the team, Othena Smith has yet to see […]

Summer is for the kid in you

By Clyde Davis: local columnist I have this recurring nightmare. I am trapped in a steel cage, hurtling down an incline at something like 2,000 miles an hour. I cannot move to the right or the left, and on either side, if I could move there, I see only vast expanses of air; above is […]

Producers like Clovis for movie site

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A feature movie will be shot in Clovis this year, a film company representative told the Clovis City Commission Thursday. Alan Swain, location manager for “Believe in Me Productions,” said this week’s Clovis tour has him confident at least part of the feature film “Believe In Me,” will be […]

Food, friends big part of Border Days

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James Williams, right, of the Texico-Farwell Rotary Club, slices one of the 25 briskets the club cooked for its annual barbecue Saturday during Border Town Days in Farwell. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina FARWELL — From 30-pound hunks of beef brisket to dainty sugar cookies, food ranked first among attractions mentioned […]

Outdoor activities most popular

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for favorite warm-weather activities. Some responses: “Nothing in this world makes me happier then being in one of my junk cars, running down the highway listening to ’60s music and hearing the rumble of the exhaust and feeling the warmth of the sun on my […]

No whining about a capitalist Christmas

Tibor Machan Sometimes one ought to repeat a point, even over and over, since it is important enough to call attention to it often. Given that many people, such as celebrities with lots of media exposure, manage to repeat idiotic points, I have resolved to refute them repeatedly. Emma Thompson, whom I rather enjoy as […]

Passion for game still burns for veteran ENMU coach

Kevin Wilson Harold “Bud” Elliott is Greyhound football, and Greyhound football is Bud Elliott. Elliott is in season No. 10 with Eastern New Mexico University, at the tail-end of a career that has taken him through 36 years at numerous levels of college football. Elliott, 71, entered Saturday’s game at Texas A&M-Kingsville one win away […]

Labor Day: A day well spent

By Darrell Todd Maurina Many Clovis residents were able to enjoy all or part of Monday with their families, participating in everything from sporting events to yard work to picnics in the park. Here’s a sampling of how Clovis spent Labor Day 2003: The day found Richard Krell hard at work sprucing up his home […]

Interest in fair sparked by many things

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants what they liked about the fair. Some responses: “My favorite part of the fair is checking […]

Math teacher uses art in instruction

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Deborah Watters, a math teacher at Yucca Junior High School, shows examples of how she integrates math and art to teach her students mathematics. By Gary Mitchell A Yucca Junior High School teacher has found a way to liven up mathematics with art — and her students say they enjoy it. Deborah Watters, who received […]