Prestigious line of horses still exists

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Nothing can equal the thrill of riding a horse running so fast your eyes water and your hair feels as if it’s leaving your head. If it’s a race and you and the horse are passing all the others the thrill is, of course, quadrupled. An almost equal thrill comes […]

Lighthouse party provides early Christmas for needy families

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Caleb Huggins, 6, didn’t wait to get out of line to play with the electronic guitar he was given Saturday at the Lighthouse Mission Children’s Christmas Party. His mother Tia Koenig, left, said she was happy her son got what he wanted. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Caleb […]

Columbine survivor: Kindness can change world

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Freshman Academy students signed a banner declaring they accept Rachel’s Challenge of being kind to each other. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The nearly 600 students were silent, most with tears glistening in their eyes, as they watched footage from the Columbine shooting flash across the […]

Ready, set, cook

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Amanda Sandoval unwraps a chocolate bar to melt for her chocolate covered no-bake cheesecake with berry coulis. Five students in her culinary arts class attended the ProStart New Mexico Invitational competition Wednesday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer While mincing parsley, Kaylie Kemp never took her […]

Twelve-year-olds capable of crime

Connie Belcher needs to open her eyes (“Shooting woman acted irresponsibly” in last Sunday’s letters to the editor). So much in our world has gone crazy — 12-year-olds have beaten people to death and who knows the age of the others running with the 12-year-old when he knocked on this young lady’s door. I don’t […]

Hill eyes eventual D-I spot

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Former Clovis High standout Bryce Hill has started the last 13 games for Jacksonville (Texas) College. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Before ending with “God bless,” Bryce Hill’s voice mail requests a message that’s “brief, but substantial.” It’s kind of what the 2008 Clovis High graduate is hoping for at his current basketball stop. […]

Capitalizing on nature’s beauty disturbing

By Clyde Davis The place was northwest Florida; the time, one week ago today and the several days following Thanksgiving. I was there to provide escort service for my 8-year-old grandson, but took advantage of the coastal environment to do some long overdue snorkeling. Florida as viewed through the eyes of an 8-year-old looks like […]

Workers strive for clean fair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gloria Eldridge has worked as part of the cleaning crew for the Curry County Fair for eight years. Her duties include picking up trash from the grounds and cleaning offices and bathrooms. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer As fairgoers stroll through the fairgrounds, look up at the lights of […]

Olympic hosts can’t downplay shabby record

Freedom New Mexico The eyes of the world will be on Beijing on Friday for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games — festivities which typically are matched in pageantry and pompousness only by the Super Bowl halftime show. The athletic events will take place over the next couple of weeks. American fans, no […]

All parts of this world sacred

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist In my home state of Pennsylvania, there is a lake which borders the Ohio line, a lake which we frequently visited during the years that I was growing up. Lake Pymatuning, as it is called, is very large, is actually part of a water system covering about 30 miles in […]