We should strive to be prisoners of hope

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I have never studied the life of Desmond Tutu but I read an interesting article about him just last week. Desmond Tuto grew up in Johannesburg. When he was grown, he did not appreciate the South African system of educating black students because it was a very inferior system compared to […]

Our people: Veteran enjoys helping

lb4kl1-lb4kie1031ourpeople1.jpg

Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Steve Reshetar has been the executive director of the Matt 25 Hope Center for four years. Matt 25 Hope Center’s Executive Director Steve Reshetar has worked for non-profit organizations since 1988. He enjoys helping people. Reshetar said he enjoys how organizations in Clovis can come together and work toward one […]

City negotiating purchase of giraffe

Kevin Wilson City officials say Jay the Giraffe is still a few weeks away. City Purchasing Agent David Boswell said Tuesday he is still working on a contract that would bring the male giraffe to the Hillcrest Zoo, where city officials hope he can produce offspring with Jael, a female. “We’re working on the contract […]

Worldwide communion brings churches together

Clyde Davis Ecumenism was a hope-filled buzzword, certainly old in concept but given a re-birth in the optimistic years following World War II — the war which our fathers fought and came home hoping their sons would not have to fight, only to have those sons and daughters go off to Vietnam, Southwest Asia, and […]

Zoo officials hope to purchase second giraffe

l94gy7-l94gxl922jaelgiraffe.jpg

File photo Approval of a budget transfer at the Clovis City Commission’s meeting Thursday evening could pave the way for a male partner for Jael the giraffe at the Hillcrest Park Zoo. CNJ staff City zoo officials hope a tall order can be finished in the next few weeks. Staff at the Hillcrest Zoo have […]

Officials hope housing forum will help establish communication

CNJ staff The Regional Growth Planning Office is putting together the first of what it hopes are many housing forums on Thursday. The 7:30 a.m. forum set for the Clovis Civic Center is expected to take four hours and includes what RGPO Manager Rick Draker said is a good cross-section of locals in the know […]

United Way taking diaper donations

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is partnering with Casel-Land Fun Center for its day of action. Anybody who brings one pack of diapers to either the Matt 25 Hope Center or the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce before June 18 will receive two passes to Casel-Land. Information: 935-0211.

Song leads to cravings for steak

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Ever get a song stuck in your head with no hope of shaking it? Lately for me it’s been the Zac Brown Band’s song “Chicken Fried.” You can’t miss the tune if you listen to a country music station longer than 15 minutes these days. “You know I like my […]

County commissioners hope to look at revised nuisance ordinance

l2a8j5-5113220s.prince2.jpg

File photo Curry County Commissioners are meeting at 1 p.m. today in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library to discuss an ordinance aimed at health and safety issues in the county such as dilapidated or dangerous buildings, rubbish and disposal of animal carcasses. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners are holding […]

Golf more recreation than work

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Bob Hope once said “If you watch a game it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.” I guess it’s recreation because I think my golfing partners on a recent outing will attest that I wasn’t working all that hard at the game. […]

Let’s hope for centrist replacement

Freedom New Mexico All eyes are on President Barack Obama’s list of potential nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Many argue the real question is whether the nominee will be left-leaning, left or far-left. But President Obama might opt for a centrist rather than spark more partisan warfare by nominating an […]

Freedom strikes deal for Arizona paper sale

Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications filed a motion Tuesday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware seeking approval of the sale of its Phoenix-area publications to 1013 Communications LLC, an affiliate of Thirteenth Street Media. In a statement, Freedom said company officials hope a hearing will be held in early March and that the transaction […]

Domestic partnership bill passes committee

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican As a measure to give domestic partners many of the rights and privileges as married couples inches through the Legislature, supporters hope it becomes law this year — when Gov. Bill Richardson has said he will sign it. That’s because New Mexico next year could have a […]

ENMU BASEBALL: Hounds hope depth is OK

kx3aj2-131houndbaseball.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU baseball coach Phil Clabaugh points out mechanics with redshirt Lane Drake, a freshman pitcher from Clovis, during Saturday’s practice. The Greyhounds are slated to open at home on Tuesday against Wayland Baptist. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — You need 23, and you’ll need at least 18 […]

Stores hope for busy and safe Black Friday

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Mike Hall has worked a lot of Black Fridays, but he doesn’t really consider the day to be that dark. “The worst part is thinking about it coming, but once it gets here, it’s fun,” said Hall, store manager for Wal-Mart in Portales. “You get to do a lot […]

Business feature: Local-owned eateries hope to flourish

ksieia-113businessdebbiesims1.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Debbie Sims, owner of The Cupcake Cafe And Sweet Boutique, makes adjustments to a display Monday in her new store. The Cupcake Cafe and Sweet Boutique is located at the former Wholey Cow Deli and is scheduled to open Saturday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With business such as […]

Religion feature: Communities reach out with High Plains Fall Festival

ksaz8y-1030highplainsfallfest.jpg

Courtesy photo Evangelist Jay Lowder will speak at the end of each evening of the four-day High Plains Fall Festival held at the Curry County Events Center Nov. 1-4. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 2001, area communities participated in an event called Communities for Christ. During the event, speaker Tony Evans challenged the […]

Police post crime map

Clovis police today posted a crime map on their web site. Police say it is the first of what they hope to be a monthly posting detailing specific crimes and the neighborhoods where they occurred. The link to the map: www.police.cityofclovis.org/index.php/monthly-crime-map

Administrators not sure bill offering schools flexibility will survive

CNJ staff It seemed a bill adopted Wednesday by the New Mexico Senate giving schools flexibility to deal with budget cuts might give districts some hope. Not so, said Clovis Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm said she doesn’t believe the bill will make it through the House and become law. “This morning, we were hoping that […]

Fields of hope: How Portales won the battle for Eastern New Mexico University

klx3x6-628enmuphoto43.gif

Courtesy ENMU Library Historial Collection The original Eastern New Mexico University Adminstration Building in 1935. Note students in the foreground relaxing with a game of horseshoes. By David Stone: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission of New Mexico Magazine.