Grant helped fund toddler hearing test

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Preston was able to move in and out of his mother’s, Stephanie Anderson, arms during the test. Liliana Castillo While having his hearing tested, 15-month-old Jaxson Preston was able to bring his mother almost the entire alphabet in magnetic letters. Preston’s freedom to roam while being tested was granted by […]

Savior’s birth connects entire world

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Several months ago I hear a wonderful story while listening to Ravi Zacharias on the radio. A dynamic speaker, he is also a wonderful teacher and a Christian theologian that has a world wide ministry. He is highly educated, has been a visiting scholar at Oxford and has spoken to scores […]

Clovis High Grand Reunion set

Nearly 300 alumni of Clovis High School have signed up for the 1962-1972 Grand Reunion. Members of CHS graduating classes from 1962 through 1972 will be gathering for a combined reunion in Clovis. The event includes a barbecue 4 p.m. July 23 at Running Water Draw, golf tournament at noon July 24 at Chaparral Country […]

Our people: Enjoying the cowboy life

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LILIANA CASTILLO: Freedom New Mmexico Wesley Grau was born and raised in Grady on the Grau Ranch about a mile south of Grady that has been there since 1907. Wesley Grau of Grady was named the 2009 Cattleman of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association. Grau said the members of NMCGA vote […]

Federal bailout for newspapers poor concept

Freedom New Mexico There has not been a formal agreement yet, let alone a turnover of funds, but a lawsuit has brought out the fact that the publisher of the venerable Philadelphia Inquirer has at least had discussions with Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell about getting something like $10 million from the state government. Being keenly […]

Only God’s grading matters in life

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I can still remember math in the third grade at Highland Elementary in Clovis when my lack of math ability was displayed before my entire third grade classmates. This is the story. Whenever math time came during our school day, I would just cringe. Why? Because we had to do […]

June 21, 1912

C.V. Steed of Clovis was serving a four-year term on the state board of embalmers. He was appointed by Gov. W.C. McDonald. … Clovis Hardware Co. was promoting an “actual cost sale” on its entire line of buggies, hacks, refrigerators and ice cream freezers. … E.T. Jernigan & Co. was Clovis’ “official Santa Fe watch […]

Saying of day outlives moment in spotlight

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Soon the Marshall Junior High School and the other junior highs will be different. Ninth-graders from all over town will move to another location. No matter how much it changes, my memories of Marshall will still be vivid in my mind. Back then Johnnie’s store was right on the premises, […]

Floyd staves off Grady

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Floyd’s Blair Jaramillo, left, loses the control of the ball to Grady’s Katarina Grau during Tuesday’s first-round game of the EPAC tournament at Texico High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — A steal with almost six minutes to play usually isn’t considered a game-sealer. But, in a matchup of young […]

Don’t hold grudges, hold aggravations

By Bob Huber: local columnist Some folks carry grudges all their lives. They don’t leave home without them. They’re just not happy unless they’re blasting governments, churches, school boards or college football teams. They’re even against actors, neighbors, newspapers, television, lawyers and relatives. But the weirdest resentment I ever saw belonged to my wife, Marilyn, […]

BRAC documents still under review

The Associated Press Aides for New Mexico’s congressional delegation and others concerned with the Pentagon’s plans to close Cannon Air Force Base say it may be next week before they’re able to tell much about documents released to justify the recommendation. “The materials from the Pentagon are very complex and it’s going to take a […]

Film review: ‘The Punisher’ violent yet entertaining

By Ben Kessler, CNJ Staff Writer As a comic book collector, I have looked forward to movies like this since X-Men showed that a comic book movie didn’t have to be based around a weightlifter in green paint. The Punisher was not a comic book I followed closely, since Frank Castle was a regular guy […]

A remarkable young lady gives us perspective

Tom DiFrancesca It was a beautiful sun-filled day this past Oct. 31. The waves off of Makua Beach in Hawaii were at a lull. Tall, lanky, 13-year- old Bethany Hamilton, a surfing protege about to turn professional, was lazily resting on her surfboard. In the wink of an eye, a gigantic 14-foot tiger shark broke […]

Transportation bill weakens state’s future

State Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton I want to tell your readers why I did not support Governor Richardson’s Investment Partnership (GRIP) plan for transportation in this past special session. The way this transportation bill was written allows the state to borrow money from expected future federal revenues to pay for roads now. We want to […]

Remodeling presents family challenge

Bob Huber Here at the Consumer Institute (Slogan: We’re working to make your dollar worth a dime) we’re investigating two Roswell women who bought a rundown 16,000-square-foot warehouse, which they planned to remodel into a l6,000-square-foot colorful home that strangely resembles a rundown warehouse. In case you’re wondering, I have an insight into this investigation, […]