In search of ponies: Egg-citing discovery

Sharna Johnson I have to admit and even I am surprised, but I am actually enjoying having chickens. Racquel and Molly — they came with names — are perfect ladies and are actually kind of neat to have around. They don’t like to be touched, but by the same token they like to shadow me […]

Enjoying God’s gifts in moderation key to honoring Him

“I’m in a twelve-step program for recovering ascetics,” I explained to my missionary nephew. I knew he’d “get” it. More than a little conversant in theology and church history, Ian had joined his dad and uncles last spring at the old “home place” at Robert Lee, Texas. We had been dining quite well out by […]

A parting gift from ‘The Girls’

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist I was enjoying my early morning bicycle commute to work and the sounds of birds of all kinds welcoming the dawn: Robins, mockingbirds, Western kingbirds, a rooster. A rooster? In town? Sure you can have chickens in town…as long as your neighbors don’t care or animal control doesn’t come a-callin’. […]

Finally enjoying fruits of my labor

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I had threatened to put in a garden for the last three summers. The last several weeks we’re finally enjoying the fruits of our labor. Back in the spring I tilled up a spot in the southwest corner of our yard and planted a variety of vegetables. Overall the new […]

Ah, it’s a gorgeous day in Robert Lee, Texas

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I just had a phone call from my two-years-younger brother. Helpful and concerned for my welfare as brothers always are, Jim wanted me to know how much he is enjoying an absolutely gorgeous day sitting on the porch of our grandparents’ old house in Robert Lee, Texas, and taking […]

Enjoying art not expensive

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The economy is bad — we all know that. It shows very few signs of lightening up in the near future, as the events which have wreaked havoc on our lives have not gone away — they have, in fact, gotten worse. That creates circumstances which make it hard to […]

Knights enjoying tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gilbert Salguero, coach of Gil’s Knights, shouts encouragement to his team from the dugout on Saturday during the Plateau Wireless Custom Classic at Guy Leeder Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Plateau Wireless Custom Classic is in its 25th year in Clovis, and Gilbert Salguero has been a […]

Overpass opening official

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle City and state officials cut the ribbon Tuesday at the opening of the N.M. 467 overpass. The project took about nine months. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Residents living south of the N.M. 467 overpass are enjoying the new stretch of steel and concrete that allows them to cruise […]

April 12, 1967

Gov. David Cargo had named five Clovis residents to his “Committee of 100” to foster economic growth: Gerald F. Dorough, Dr. I.D. Johnson, Duffy Sasser, J.R. Spencer and Charles Fischer. … The Clovis News-Journal cost a dime. … Shorty Purselley was enjoying his first week of retirement from the Clovis Police Department after 17 years […]