Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Mom vs. kid – Who will win droopy drawers war?

Marla Jo Fisher Late at night, I like to gather my children around me and tell them stories from the old days, back when guys wore belts to hold up their pants. I have to explain the concept of belts, of course, and that pants also used to fit around the waist, which prevented them […]

Hamburgers childhood treat

Having lunch with a couple of guys that are older fogies than myself I couldn’t win, so I just listened. The talk turned to hamburgers and how cheap we used to buy them growing up. When they got down to a quarter burger I knew I couldn’t beat that myself. I can maybe remember a […]

First person: Keeping up with change

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis native Gary Langford retired after 39 years with Suddenlink. Clovis native Gary Langford worked as a maintenance technician for Suddenlink for 39 years before retiring in June. He said he saw many changes in the system during his time but most happened in the last 10 years. Job title: […]

Monday morning briefing: Honors, finals and an old jockey guys rule

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Website of the day The Clovis News Journal is on Facebook. Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/cnjonlinecom/54982313944?ref=ts With honors Today, Clovis High School is honoring students with a 3.5 or higher grade point average. There’s a banquet 6 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. Video game of the week Take off […]

‘Ranch-raised’ columnist begins today

We have a new online column today. Glenda Price, a contributing editor to New Mexico Stockman magazine since 1982, will write about her “ranch-raised” life and times. Today she’s focused on “Some big guys I’ve known.” Her column will be posted each Friday in the “Opinion” section.

Hounds set to ride top hitters

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh figures if the top five hitters in his batting order are successful, a lot of things could fall into place for the Greyhounds. ENMU opens its 2008 season Friday and Saturday with four games in the UT-Permian Basin Classic. […]

Hounds hopeful in 2007

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Leif Craddock is tired of losing. One of six players remaining from Eastern New Mexico University men’s first soccer squad in 2004, Craddock realizes it’s now or never for his group. “We definitely have to get the monkey off our back,” said the senior goalie, who earned […]

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. […]

Buffaloes outgun Hounds

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan said the Greyhounds aren’t playing defense well enough to win games. The coach’s observation was especially true against Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M, which beat ENMU 91-79 Tuesday night at the First United Bank Center in Canyon. […]

Fully loaded

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Probationary firefighter Bryan Colvin, left, and Driver/Operator Lynne Demento climb down from the new fire truck after Demento trained Colvin on the ladder operation. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Fire Department is now the proud owner of a customized, aerial fire truck, department officials said. Its most […]