Government ‘help’ comes from taxpayers

The government has an insidious way of helping. First it hurts you. Then it benevolently rushes in to relieve a little of the pain. Then, it takes credit for being so nice. Taxpayers experience this every payday when the government takes money from their earnings. Later, the government may deign to return some of your […]

First person: Mortician finds comfort in helping grieving families

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Katy Marteny took her passion for helping people to mortuary school in Nebraska. She works as one of the few female funeral service practitioner in Clovis. Katy Marteny, 24, is one of the few female funeral service practitioners in Clovis. She took her passion for helping people to mortuary school […]

Nurse hoping to raise awareness with cancer education

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Adams changes a bag of medicine for one of her patients at Plains Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After years helping cancer patients, an award-winning nurse is planning ways to educate people about cancer at next month’s Relay for Life cancer-research fundraiser. Kim […]

ENMU women take fourth, men sixth in rodeo

CNJ Staff Tori Bilberry won the average in breakaway roping, helping the Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team place fourth as last weekend’s rodeo at West Texas College in Snyder, Texas. Bilberry, a junior from Elida, posted a total time of 4.0 seconds over two runs. Portales junior Joni Brakebill finished sixth in barrel […]

Cannon airmen lend helping hand

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Kathryn Broersma, front, and Airman 1st Class Natasha Kendrick helped clear an old laundry room by moving mattresses into storage at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Portales Baptist Children’s Home Program Director Dent McGill said volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base […]

Not all helping hands appreciated

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist There are stories about bachelor cowboys — they don’t clean their camp, they don’t cook at all, they’re cranky. Not true. I’ve known several bachelor cowboys, and those “truisms” are myths. In fact those guys, living alone, don’t have to worry about another person messing things up, and that’s the […]

Museum showcases Petty, rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Buddy Holly is one of the featured photos on a mural at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum, located on the lower level of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The museum will have its grand opening Saturday. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Norman Petty is known […]

Area McDonald’s helping celebrate anniversary

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico More than 7,500 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo since its opening in 1983, including several hundred from Clovis and Portales, according to House Executive Director Jan Reid. Several local McDonald’s will help the Amarillo chapter of the global charity celebrate its 25th anniversary on […]

Helping children good place to start

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I read a commentary by Bill Glass, founder of Bill Glass Ministries. He told of an incident at a Seattle Special Olympics event some years ago. Bill Glass holds a distinct interest in issues dealing with the handicapped because he has a grandson with Down’s Syndrome. The games had started […]

Officially, it’s a triple

Portales-born Cody Ross had his first triple of the season on Sunday, helping the Florida Marlins snap a three-game losing streak with a 9-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Firefighters look to fill the boot

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Firefighter Robert Seno and his fellow firefighters are out today to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with the department’s “Fill the Boot” campaign. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis firefighters will be on street corners throughout today raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Termed “Fill the Boot,” […]

People love Clovis

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked, “What do you like about Clovis?” Some responses: “I have lived in small villages and large cities and all have unique feels about them. Some are friendly some are not. What I like about Clovis can be summed up in two words: the people.” — […]

School board elects new member

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer The newest member of the Clovis Municipal School Board has never held public office before, but that didn’t deter Lola Bryant from applying for a vacant position. Bryant told the school board Tuesday night that she learned about the vacancy caused by George Banister’s April 30 resignation and […]

Help children keep their healthy teeth

By Carol Hisel: Guest Columnist February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. In 2000, the Surgeon General of the United States published a report stating that childhood dental disease is of epidemic proportions in the nation. This is a tragedy that will affect many children into adulthood. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. By […]