A season for everything: A time to unplug

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist I’ve always liked the words of the wise man in Ecclesiastes 3: “There is a time for everything, / and a season for every activity under heaven: / a time to be born and a time to die, / a time to plant and a time to uproot, / a […]

I’ve discovered a gem in TV land

By Thomas Garcia: Guest columnist With everything on TV these days — from reality TV to game shows, special interests, food programs and sports and news — it’s hard not to find something to watch. While I enjoy episodes of “NCIS” and “24” and “Man vs. Food” along with “Adult Swim” programs, I often find […]

Honorary Relay for Life chair counts on family for support

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Annette Garcia was diagnosed with leukemia January 18, 2008. She said she leans on her husband and daughter Destiny, 7, for support. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After three or four dizzy spells that prevented her from working, driving and even walking, Annette Garcia decided it was time to […]

Residents turn out for annual Peanut Valley Festival

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Nicole Laurenz, 7, and her sister, Simone Laurenz, 12, enjoy shaved ice Saturday at the Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University. The girls recently moved from Texas to Portales with their family. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Dozens of booths filled with everything from purses and jewelry […]

A fool-proof formula for everything?

American magic. It’s a funny term, particularly when spoken by missionaries who deal with witch doctor types and superstitions regularly. You just don’t expect them to look back across the Pond, smile, shake their heads indulgently, and say, “Yep, that’s American magic.” You see, magic, at its heart, has to do with manipulation. You get […]

Got everything minus flying cars

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I traveled back in time a few days ago. One moment I was driving north on Prince, the next moment I was 15 and riding with my buddy Catfish.

Everything there is a season: A time to unplug

By: Curtis Shelburne: Religion Columnist These days it’s increasingly difficult to “unplug.” I like technology as much as anyone. More than most, I think. In fact, my nerdy tendencies concern me some. When Juana and I went to visit our kids in Amarillo awhile back, I pulled my laptop computer out of the backpack and […]

Positive light doesn’t shine on everything

By Anita Doberman I can usually talk myself into seeing things in a more positive light when something doesn’t go my way. I don’t always succeed, but I put the effort in most areas of my life, except for one: my parents-in-law, and particularly my mother-in-law. I can face long trips with my five little […]

Mall hosting emergency exercise

CNJ Staff Local emergency responders are conducting an exercise at North Plains Mall this morning to simulate a mass casualty incident, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. Westerman said the exercise was sprung on responders this morning to put them through the paces of responding to a large scale incident. “Everything’s going real well,” […]

Xcel proposes increase, plans upgrades

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Energy company Xcel Energy is proposing a base-rate increase from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. The electric and natural gas company is seeking an overall increase of 6.6 percent from all customer classes. Residential rates would increase by 7.3 percent a month for an average household that uses […]