July 10, 1935

Men’s wash suits were $2.67 at J.C. Penney, which was located at 415 Main. … The Lyceum Theatre was host to West Texas and eastern New Mexico women competing for Miss Clovis, Miss Curry County and Miss Eastern New Mexico. … R.D. Sinclair was buried in Clovis after being shot in Littlefield, Texas. Officials said […]

To be truly meek is to Be truly strong

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist The Bible says regarding one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known that the man Moses was the meekest of all the men on the earth. Two men who I esteem as among the finest men I have ever known also possessed that quality in amazing measure— […]

Father's love knows no boundaries

Tonya Fennell Father’s Day is just around the corner and many Cannon Air Force dads will spend their special day thousands of miles away. But, even though they’re not with us physically, we can still celebrate the wonderful role they play in our children’s lives. My husband is a father of two and step-father of […]

Role models don’t always go by ‘dad’

By Grant McGee: Local columnist There’s a framed black and white snapshot on my shelf at work. It’s of a smiling, jovial guy in a flannel shirt standing in front of a car with the hood up. Every now and then someone asks me, “Who’s the man in the picture?” “That’s Scoutmaster Phil,” I say. […]

Activities abound

Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections With studied concentration and a swift swing, Ray Bernatis sent a golf ball flying over rolling greens Tuesday morning. “Relax, take a deep breath and swing,” coached his father, Terry Bernatis from a few feet away. The 10-year-old, along with his father and grandfather, was one of many people taking advantage […]

Father’s stories lost on inattentive son

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist I never listened to the stories he told. Either “Speed Racer” was on or the new Fantastic Four was out or the Spinners were on the radio. Whatever. I never listened. Things were not good between us. He had a drinking problem, which meant he had a hitting problem. I […]

Patriotism helps define us as nation

When I was a little girl, Memorial Day around my grandparents’ community in Arkansas was known as “Decoration Day.” On Saturday, families would meet and tidy up the church cemetery. They would cut overgrown grass and trim around the headstones. Then they always finished by placing fresh flowers on the graves. On this Memorial Day, […]

Religion doesn’t change with technology

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist We do live in amazing times. Computer technology has given us new words such as travel drive, Wi-Fi and blogs. Think about the word blog. I read each week Beth Moore’s blog and two or three others. Funny though, five years ago, I would have thought blog was something that […]

“We Have Given Our Hearts Away”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist In one of Jan Karon’s delightful “Mitford” books, the winsome Episcopal priest Father Tim Cavanaugh shares with his dear old organist some lines from the sonnet (1807) by Wordsworth: The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see […]

In Tribute: Contractor built homes, work ethic

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Don Killough raised his family the same way he built houses — a good foundation, some independence and strict parameters. Killough’s children remembered the Clovis building contractor as a loving, supportive father who valued a strong work ethic and could be seen in church whenever its doors were open. […]

The Good news is that God opens up locked doors

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist What God wants his children to possess in amazing measure is a quality of relationship with him, and thus with life-giving collateral healing, joy, and love extending also to others, that for our souls will be light dispelling darkness, health vanquishing disease, and warmth allowing no room in our […]

Library Books

The following books are available in the Clovis-Carver Public Library: My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives by Michael Diamond was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of Marcus Grau. A clinical psychiatrist analyzes each stage of life for father and son and demonstrates the power […]

Old-timers carry on family traditions

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist On Dec. 28, 1999, I gathered together some old-timers, calling them the “Sons and Daughters of the Pioneers,” and took them to dinner at a nice restaurant. It was about remembering the old days. The guests were Lynell Skarda, T. E. Willmon Jr., Jim Burns, Dale Campbell and his wife, […]

A sole man

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Sterlin Sasser demonstrates how to remove the sole of a boot at his shop in downtown Clovis. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Not all shoes can get a life extension, even in his hands. Grabbing a cowboy boot embellished with turquoise stitching, Sterlin Sasser refers to welt — the […]

Member responds to column about Clovis Schools All-Band

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part column. The second part will be published Jan. 14. Back on Sunday, Nov. 5, I wrote a column about the 1924 Clovis Schools All-Band, made up of elementary, junior and senior students, and listed some of the students in a […]

Man gives father gift of life

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Travis Husted, left, and his father, Andy Husted, seated in the Husted family room, talk about the big decision for Travis Husted to donate a kidney to his dad last month. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Travis Husted has given his father more than just a kidney for Christmas. His 60-year-old […]

Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone

By Don McAlavy: Columnist This is a story about a little girl who wanted only a dollhouse for Christmas. The time was 1905. The place was between Clovis and Fort Sumner. The 6-year-old girl was named Anna but called Annie by her mother and father, Tom and Etta Brown. She was the only child of […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Students donate to family in crisis

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A CLOVIS FAMILY grieving the recent, unexpected death of their father has received heartfelt donations from Clovis students, according to Clovis Schools press release. Students from Choices school donated 1,055 non-perishable food items, $205, and a Christmas tree to the bereaved Terrones family, according to Choices Principal Scott Sparks. […]

Major League pitcher shares Christian testimony

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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brandon Claussen spoke to about 200 Fellowship of Christian Athlete students Monday at Rock Staubus Gym. Claussen was drafted by the Yankees and later traded to the Reds. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The sea of fans was so dense it eclipsed all 6 feet, 1 inch […]

Day of remembrance

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksBen Donaldson of Boy Scout Pack 225 from Clovis takes part in Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade on Main Street. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The meaning of this day buzzes around — simply and poignantly — in the mind of 6-year-old Hailey Renfro. Veterans, the little girl said, “Go really […]