Time to put our differences aside

Stubborn Congressional liberals and my way or the highway tea party zealots are laying a heap of hurt on all of us. Hey, kids, it’s time to climb out of the sandbox. As this is being written the stock market is bouncing around like a deranged pogo stick. Business, the working stiff, retired folks. We […]

Education digest — May 19

Mesa student chosen for composing contest Mesa Elementary student Skyler Boone has been chosen as a composer for the Hey, Mozart! New Mexico 2011 contest, according to a news release. Boone, along with 15 other New Mexico students, was chosen out of 222 entries. Hey, Mozart! New Mexico is a creative and collaborative intergenerational music-making […]

Friday morning briefing: Jokes, cold beer and a cowboy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Video of the day Did you here the one about…hey, we’re just “Joking Around.” Question of the day The obvious one for a hot day — who has the coldest beer in your town? Join the chatter in the comment section below. You’re opinion […]

Letters to Santa

Hey kids … It’s time to get your letters sent to Santa if they’re going to reach the North Pole before Christmas Eve. And don’t forget to send the Clovis News Journal a copy of your letter so we can publish your requests. That’s right, we’re planning to publish the letters to Santa on Dec. […]

DJs provide personality in homogenous world

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Some advances, spurred by technology, are welcome. It seems unlikely that any of us would trade our CD players for an eight-track, except in a moment of nostalgia. It seems equally unlikely that we would swap cable access for the days of three television channels and an outside antenna that […]

Quality of life more than just another buzzword

Janet Taylor-Birkey Quality of Life is a buzz phrase heard around the Air Force these days, but for those working to make a difference on behalf of Airmen and their families, they are more than just words. Working on behalf of military members and their families, former active-duty Air Force officer Dale Vande Hey, brings […]

“Hey, Coach Shelburne! Hey, Coach!”

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Hey, coach Shelburne! Hey, coach!” The kids on our brand-new Little League team had a question and needed some answers. No problem. It just took me a minute to answer to “Coach Shelburne.” Who, pray tell, was he? I was helping coach Ted Johnson coach the team or, well, technically, he […]

Formality has place, but not in this column

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist When the reader response message begins “Mr. Cantwell,” I immediately grab a baseball bat and crouch in a corner. What follows is probably not going to be good. You just know the writer is thinking, “Mr. Cantwell, oh you fool.” This is not a “Mr. Cantwell” type of column. Such […]

9/30 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos falls in a hole i don t know how it is up there in the human realm boss but here in the church pew underworld we little bugs and gentle mice tend to […]

happy birthday amos

Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist happy birthday amos boss having a birthday isn t so bad – if only you didn t have to age any you ask me how old i am but i think i ll adopt the same policy that the giant redwoods of california fame have – never reveal your age until […]