Congress oversees too many issues

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I wrote a column for the Chicago Tribune in 1992 that is even more pertinent now, with the recent publication of George Mason University economist professor Bryan Caplan’s book, “The Myth of the Rational Voter.” Here is the gist of my column, only slightly edited: From various celebrities […]

Market destroyed by government

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Most likely, President George W. Bush was prevaricating, not confused, when he stated, looking straight at the audience listening to his speech about the financial disaster, “The market is not functioning properly.” That’s because he — or his advisers — must know the American economy is not a […]

New service officer appointed at Clovis Veterans’ Services

George Vargas has been named the new service officer at the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services field office in Clovis. Vargas, 39, was a mental health technician in San Diego and Los Angeles and most recently a Social Services manager in his hometown of El Paso before coming to the NMDVS. Vargas retired from […]

8/31 Births

Prothro Lark Elizabeth Crown Prothro was born Aug. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to George Michael and Ziggy Crown Prothro of Portales. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces. She has one brother, Theodore Darius Ezell. Grandparents are Mary Marquis of Bastrop, Texas; Gene Crown of Riverdale, Md. and Shirley and George L. […]

June 30, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Modern Dairy Goats by Mary Gordon was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Sue Pierce. Drawing on a lifetime of practical experience, this book deals with all aspects of goat culture from breeding to feeding, along with the care and treatment of […]

Comedian’s take on life will be missed

Freedom New Mexico Almost everybody remembers George Carlin’s comedy/satire bit about the seven words you can’t say on television, the “stuff” we can never quite leave behind and other rants about the foolishness rampant in American life. Yet what remains when we think about the comedian’s long career was not so much the anger as […]

Officials warn of sponsorship claims

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Margaret George reviewed the bills for Wholey Cow Deli last month, one of them seemed out of sorts. George saw an advertisement for her restaurant to be placed on a House High School sports schedule. There was just one problem. “I like to help the schools out, I […]

Pelosi’s Olympic request selective

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Columnist When Nancy Pelosi is featured on SportsCenter, it somehow gets my attention. The California Democrat and Speaker of the House is turning her attention to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and to President George W. Bush. She’s calling on Bush to boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympics to […]

Former Giant walks for recovery workers

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico George Martin was a Giant on the field, and he’s also a giant off the field. Martin is walking across the country, more than 3,500 miles in total, to benefit the rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. He passed his journey’s […]

Jan. 29 – Puzzle me this

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo George Durhan and Kay Knapp chat Tuesday as they try to put a puzzle together at Friendship Senior Center. Durhan said when he was a child, his older siblings wouldn’t let him help them as they put puzzles together so now he puts them together whenever he gets the chance.

In tribute: Former managing editor, CCC instructor dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico He traveled the world, but always found his way back to Clovis. His family was his world, but he’d always find ways to make others belong. And in a world of numbers, he always reminisced about the storytelling past he’d left behind. George Prothro, a former instructor at Clovis […]

Drug store owner helped develop Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist George H. Sasser, a native of Alabama, came to New Mexico in 1915 and joined the staff of the drugstores at Artesia, Carlsbad, Hagerman, and Roswell. He came to Clovis in 1922 where he organized the Fox Drug Companies, probably the largest drugstore in the State of New Mexico. Sasser […]

Oct. 30, 1927

George l. Sasser purchased the Fox Drug Co. from Ivan G. Bridges. … The Clovis Wildcats football team beat the Canyon Eagles, 32-0. … George Carr, a Clovis man using the name George Lane, was taken into custody of Clovis police at the request of officers in Jacksonville, Ill., after he was alleged to have […]

July 29, 1918

Phillip D. Cooley of Clovis was awarded a marksman medal and diploma offered by the Winchester Junior Rifle Corp. for his score of 219. … The Clovis Journal reported that George L. Pontz was driving a Buick, which he bought from the Clovis Buick Company. … The Model Grocery advertised its specials with housewives in […]

May 9, 1969

Don Bonner, co-owner of New Tex Outdoor Advertising in Clovis, was the newest city commissioner. He was appointed the night before to succeed Ted Waldhauser, who resigned a week earlier. … George Lake, Fred Williams, Gilbert Oakeley, Marvin Tucker and Herbert Bergstrom were all city pastors. … Police learned someone broke into Bella Vista school […]

In Tribute: World War II vet remained humble

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Preston Dunn was a student body president at Eastern New Mexico University, a winner of three Distinguished Flying Crosses and nine Air Medals for World War II service, a business owner and a friend to many in Portales and Clovis. But you’d never hear about it from him. “He […]

Jan. 27, 1964

Kenner Drug at 14th & Main was advertising a new diet plan – “Grow slim while you eat.” … Firefighters were trying to determine the cause of a blaze at George Kull’s Pet Shop that killed seven dogs, a parrot and a number of parakeets. The shop was at 117 E. Fourth. … Defense Sec. […]

“Stay the course” desertion quite dishonest

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist • “… The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must […]

Curry County: Twice as nice

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columist Not unlike a fat, fattening Oreo cookie, life always comes full circle. I’m back in Curry County. OK, I’ll have to admit this particular Curry County is some 1,400 miles away in Oregon, while the other one is home in the Land of Enchantment, but I’ve found they have a […]

Soft-spoken coach loved to keep busy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He was a quiet man who carried himself with consistency and unflinching stability. He was happiest when he was busy, family members said. Rufus George Jr. worked a majority of his life as a coach and teacher, spending 23 years at Gattis Junior High School, his wife Barbara George […]