March 5 – Bingo basket

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Cotten puts together a basket for the winner of La Casa Senior Center’s bingo. Cotten said she puts baskets together for the bingo raffle every Wednesday.

Airports and people are truly interesting

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As I write this column, I’m sitting at Dallas’ Love Field waiting for an airplane. The one that brought me here was 10 minutes early; this one’s an hour and 25 minutes late. Oh, well. The wait has been interesting, largely because people are interesting. No place better for […]

Feb. 28, 2008

Clovis’ last mayoral election, 2004, saw three candidates. David Lansford defeated Steve Muscato and Raymond Atchley. Lansford won every polling place and picked up 73 percent of the vote. — Clovis City Hall records

Time to commit for 2008

Freedom New Mexico “Tempus fugit” — Time flies, we usually say. A better translation from the original Latin, however, is that “time flees” (think fugitive). Every day, every second, every year passes as soon as we live it, and is gone forever. On New Year’s Day most people take the time, between football bowl games […]

Positive thinking key

Anita Doberman I am always amazed when I meet people who are extremely positive no matter what happens out there. It may pour rain or thunder but nothing can take their smile away. Whenever I asked these people what their secret is, they often say, that’s just the way I have always been. Unfortunately, I […]

Positive outlook takes work

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist I am always amazed when I meet people who are extremely positive no matter what happens out there. It may pour rain or thunder but nothing can take their smile away. Whenever I asked these people what their secret is, they often say, that’s just the way I have always […]

Predictability part of ’Trotters’ charm

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I set the flash up like normal. I stood in the same spots. I said hi to the same Greyhound Arena staff. For all intents and purposes, this was a normal basketball game for me. Except it wasn’t. It was the Harlem Globetrotters. It was the third time I’d […]

Nov. 18 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Get Your People to Work Like They Mean It: Manage, Motivate, and Get Results from Every Employee by Jean Blacklock reveals four key responsibilities that every manager must assume in order to assemble a high-performance team that will more than achieve your goals. Murder She […]

Sports Briefs

The End Zone NFL Football — The NFL Ticket is available every Sunday. Football Frenzy — Monday night football. WWE — 6 p.m. Sunday. WWE Survivor. Football Frenzy is held every Sunday at The End Zone. Up to eight different games are shown with the NFL Ticket. Compete each week for the Pass the Gas […]

Students learn about dangers of tobacco

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Linda Teakell, coordinator for Curry Citizens Concerned About Tobacco, briefed sixth-grade classes Tuesday at Zia Elementary about the dangers of smoking. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A group of Zia sixth-graders learned words such toluene, butane, acetone and arsenic, all of which are contained in tobacco products, during a […]

11-2 Sports Shorts

Cannon Lanes (784-2280) Family Fun Night — 6-9 p.m. Friday, Cost is $2 per game. Cosmic Bowling — 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. Cost is $2.75 per game. Whispering Winds (784-2800) Chicago Dogfight Tournament — 8 a.m. Saturday. Every player receives a turkey. Senior Golf League — 8 a.m. Tuesday. Players must be 50 years […]

Oct. 14 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: A 23-volume set of books, five videos and one audiocassette on fishing were given to the library in memory of Olen “Charlie” Gibbs. Covering every aspect of skills, techniques, equipment, bait, species, and cooking of freshwater fish, this series provides a complete angler’s library. The […]

Letters to the Editor: Gas price disparities disheartening

I know you hear a lot of complaining about fuel prices in the Clovis area, but I would like to add another. We made a trip to Ruidoso last weekend and for the first time in my memory gas in Ruidoso was less than in Clovis. We filled up in Roswell for $2.73 9/10 per […]

My candidate is better than yours

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Primaries are coming up pretty soon, and I think it’s time I let you down gently. Voters just aren’t going to back your candidate, and I think it’s time you came on board with me and my candidate. I know you’ll defend your candidate with all you are, but […]

Grace is amazingly hard — and amazingly wonderful

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Grace is hard. It is almost incomprehensibly wonderful. It seems almost too good to be true because it actually is almost too good to be true. It is amazing! But it is hard. Grace is hard because accepting it means nothing less than death to our pride. If the […]

ENMU honoring Sen. Domenici

Freedom New Mexico staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is presenting Sen. Pete Domenici an honorary lifetime alumni award during its homecoming breakfast on Oct. 6. Also receiving alumni awards are Deborah M. Sawyer, founder, president and CEO of Environmental Design International; Clifton L. Smith, professor at the University of Georgia; and Margie and […]

Police on lookout for pumpkin smashers

CNJ Staff About half a dozen Clovis residents woke Thursday morning to discover their vehicles had been damaged by thrown pumpkins, according to police. Capt. Patrick Whitney said there were five calls from the northeastern area of town, in the area of Lew Wallace Street, Northglen and Circle Drives, reporting broken vehicle windows and other […]

Voting by mail gets my full support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In counties across New Mexico, voters had an opportunity Tuesday to decide important issues like school bonds. In the years since the disputed 2000 presidential election, voters have shown trepidation about whether their vote will count. The government’s response is the Help America Vote Act, which has mandated counties […]

Tarantulas turning up across state

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Desert tarantulas are reclusive, nocturnal spiders. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Every year about this time male desert tarantulas emerge from burrows and crevices in search of a perfect mate. About the size of a human hand — counting their eight long, hairy legs, they traverse roads and fields […]

Letters to the Editor: Pollution worse than cigarette smoke

The “legislative bull” Curry County Commissioner Albin Smith referenced regarding smoking at the fair was right on target. (“Commission considers smoking code,” Sept. 6 CNJ) Commissioners propose to ban smoking within 25 feet of the gate. Why? To protect people from secondhand smoke. If every man, woman and animal at the fair lit a cigarette […]