Our differences included in God’s love

By Curtis K. Shelburne Once every couple of years my wife finds out how blessed she is. You see, unlike many husbands whose fingers itch to control the remote anytime the TV drifts over to any channel not owned by ESPN, I’d usually rather watch an old movie (make that “always” if it’s John Wayne) […]

Area stores find shoplifting at normal rate

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Shane Nichols, assistant manager at Russell’s Super Save in Portales, points to one of many different medicine items that shoplifters steal from stores. By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The recession may have shoplifting on the rise nationally, but this holiday season Clovis and Portales appear to be bucking the trend. […]

School scanning fingers, not ID cards

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Head librarian Marla Layman checks out a book from a student Friday at Clovis High School using the biometric scanner. Layman said that the scanner is faster, more efficient, and allows for increased accuracy. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Margaret Fritz was surprised when her 16-year-old daughter Lucinda came […]

Clovis couple bringing crucifix back to life

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Freedom New Mexico: Dianna Hernandez Gene Lovato his wife, Inez, found a crucifix that could be hundreds of years old, according to one expert. The Clovis couple plans to have it restored and put it on exhibit at area churches. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Gene Lovato was flooded with a mix of emotions […]

Gridlock prevents political meddling

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist Now and then my pen dries up, as it were, and I rake my brain for something I should write. But actually the problem isn’t that. Rather, it’s that columnists or pundits are mostly expected to chime in with complaints about public affairs, and I am actually a bit satisfied […]

Every note his gift of praise

EVERY NOTE HIS GIFT OF PRAISE When I heard recently that Christopher Parkening was going to be in Lubbock, I was surprised — and I knew that I was going to do whatever I could to be wherever he was. Besides being one of the best fly fishermen in the world (which I find interesting […]