Spilled coffee tests faith

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I’ve never understood how anyone writes without coffee. It’s been years since I tried anything so foolhardy.   I may drink too much of it, though as evidence of coffee’s health benefits keeps accruing, I won’t concede that point. Friends have suggested that I just hook up an I.V. […]

Stepmother charged in child abuse case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A stepmother was indicted and charged with child abuse in the case of a 15-year-old girl allegedly chained and abused for hours by her father in the garage of their Clovis home, according to a news release from 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Evidence that Christine Storseth, 45, […]

Clovis man faces abuse charges

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A 44-year-old Clovis man was arrested Saturday and faces felony charges after he allegedly chained and beat his daughter for several hours, according to court records. Bryan Storseth is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a household member, kidnapping and child abuse. His 15-year-old daughter told police […]

Spending Saturdays at yard sales way of life for some

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Milz Bickley, left, of Pep, Joshuah Schultz, 15, center, and his brother Jeremiah, 17, both of Portales, carry a bucket of golf clubs Friday into the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson By most accounts, Saturday’s High Plains Yard Sale will be the biggest yard sale in eastern New […]

Teens, cell phones make for moral story

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist You’ve heard of the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?” It’s a cute children’s story that illustrates what happens when you show a little kindness to the wrong kinds of creatures — like mice … or teenagers. In the story, the mouse becomes more demanding, asking for a […]

Good deed turned tragic at area farmhouse

Don McAlavy How would you feel if you caused the death of your wife? It’s unthinkable, but such a tragedy occurred in Curry County nearly 87 years ago. Sometime on the Sunday night of Sept. 2, 1917, on a farm about 20 miles northwest of Clovis, a man walked up to the house of Rufus […]

Garage sales prove one person’s trash another’s treasure

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Virginia Gonzales, right, buys merchandise from Gloria Estrada, center, and Richard Lucero, left, at a yard sale for the Positive Expectations Program Aug. 1 at 300 E. Fifth St. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez It happens every weekend. People drive up to a stranger’s house early in the morning, pry through their personal […]

Reader Reaction: Heroes

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about heroes. Here are some responses: “One of my heroines was Mrs. Eddie Lake Trull. After my mother died, I would call her every time I needed to know something about cooking or other domestic tasks. I always got lots of wisdom tossed in for good measure. When […]

Wheeling and dealing

By Tom Difrancesca This past Saturday morning as I was driving around town, I noticed the proliferation of posted garage sale signs. That’s how I can always tell that spring has sprung and that summer is right around the corner. I love watching the “garage sailors” as they cruise the blacktop searching for priceless treasures. […]