Mason jars more secure than banks

I got to know Amos several years ago. He had a fairly fancy house in town, but spent most of his time at what he called his homestead. I drove to his homestead expecting to see a crusty, bedraggled old fellow, but an urbane gentleman with wavy white hair and a twinkly grin greeted me […]

Airmen working to prevent DWIs

Gabriel Monte As parties and celebrations mark calendars during the Christmas and New Year holiday, Cannon Air Force Base airmen are fighting to prevent another kind of mark on fellow airmen’s records: DWI. DWI convictions are taken seriously within the military community, according to Cannon Air Force Base public affairs. Punishment is at a commander’s […]

Clovis man sentenced for attacking fellow inmate

CNJ staff A 30-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years for attacking a fellow inmate with a broomstick in November 2008. The most recent sentence brings Guadalupe Urquizo’s sentence to 41 years imprisonment for several violent acts since 2008, according to a Tuesday press release from the district attorney’s office. Urquizo is one […]

Politics don’t belong on farm

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Jigger Jesperson was a white-haired, skinny fellow who showed up at our friends’ ranch looking for work, insisting he was “the best cow hand in captivity.” He looked hungry, so our friend Bill agreed to take him on for a month or so. It was spring calving time, and […]

Education feature: Students, staff honor teacher battling cancer with mural

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Third-grader D.J. Grayson finally found his butterfly in the maze of over 500 butterflies that makes up a mural in honor of third grade teacher Kendra Lennon who left the school in November to battle cancer. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Kendra Lennon left Mesa Elementary School to […]

Jennings wins Senate clash

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Although most of his fellow Democrats wanted to replace Tim Jennings as the state Senate’s president pro-tem, the Southern New Mexico conservative held on to his post Monday with the help of Republicans and a handful of Democrats. The outcome of the leadership struggle, in which the more progressive […]

Nov. 14, 2008 Amos the Churchmouse

ghosts of ephraim boss we had an interestingbible study the other dayhere in the church pewunderworld a group of us had gatheredtogether in pastor leroybeetle s house and heshared with us somebiblical insights from afellow preacher namedchuck swindoll as we wenton a studying safarithrough the psalms our beady little eyes fellupon verse nine in psalmsseventy-eight […]

Show what it means to serve in the military

Maj. Jeremy Novak There are two things, I cannot ever stress enough to Airmen: “Take care of yourself and others.” The 27th Fighter Wing is full of examples at both ends of the extreme with regards to members taking care of their careers and taking care of their fellow Airmen. Most Airmen are stellar performers […]

Story about seeing a man about a dog

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist  Did you hear about the fellow who was walking down the street one day when he saw a hand-lettered sign in a yard that said: “Talking Dog: Five Dollars”?  Quite curious, the man walked up to the front door of the house and knocked. When an ordinary-looking fellow answered, the […]

Letters to the Editor: Wildcat marching band deserves praise

We would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to the Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band. We attended the Tumbleweed Classic competition on Saturday in Denver City, Texas. The performance by Clovis was breathtaking and beautiful. The hard work these young people put into their performance was obvious and in our opinion they […]

Talent can be hidden anywhere

By Clyde Davis I was singing my wife Janice to sleep with the words of Harry Chapin’s “Taxi” … “It was rainin’ hard in Frisco, I needed one more fare to make my night…” She woke up on the last verse, so I went right into “Cat’s in the Cradle.” True, I don’t sing well. […]