Fresh coat of paint won’t fool God

I saw an advertisement in a large city newspaper that outlined all the summer activities that a certain city was providing for the school-age children. Times have changed. When children live in metropolitan areas, opportunities for play and activities during the summer are scheduled so busy and working parents can have options for childcare in […]

Salon killings remind us life is precious gift

Freedom Newspapers Attention, national and international, has focused on the anguish of Seal Beach, Calif., where gunfire inside a hair salon on a warm afternoon Wednesday left eight people dead and a woman wounded. The worst mass killing in Orange County history has stunned the coastal town of about 25,000 residents, along with the rest […]

Supreme Court chipping away at freedoms

The next time police knock at your door, be careful what you do next. Any sound you make inside could grant police the authority to search your home without a warrant. That’s the result of last week’s misguided Supreme Court decision expanding the definition of an exigent circumstance under which police can conduct a warrantless […]

Inside the raid that killed bin Laden

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Helicopters descended out of darkness on the most important counterterrorism mission in U.S. history. It was an operation so secret, only a select few U.S. officials knew what was about to happen. The location was a fortified compound in an affluent Pakistani town two hours outside Islamabad. The target was […]

Police blotter — April 24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. April 9 officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Walnut Street in reference to a trespass in progress. The officer noted the house had not been kept up and appeared abandoned. When officers stepped inside they […]

Mason jars more secure than banks

I got to know Amos several years ago. He had a fairly fancy house in town, but spent most of his time at what he called his homestead. I drove to his homestead expecting to see a crusty, bedraggled old fellow, but an urbane gentleman with wavy white hair and a twinkly grin greeted me […]

Zias close out season with easy victory

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia forward Til-Lois Fifer dives for a loose ball between Texas A&M-Kingsville defenders Felicia Soza, left, and Dyana Bullinger in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. Fifer had 12 points in the Zias’ 75-61 win. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Already […]

1-21 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Jan. 4 an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Calhoun Street for a report of criminal damage. The resident said when he woke that morning he discovered his home had been shot. The man said […]

A look inside the mangers of our minds

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “There is holiness to memory,” Philip Gulley writes in his Christmas in Harmony, and “a sense of God’s presence” in what Gulley calls the “mangers of the mind.” Perhaps the memories in the manger center on wonderful moments in a decades-long line of Christmas Eve services or the particular […]

Oct. 19, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:Promises to Keep: The Acclaimed Memoir of the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate by Joe Biden reveals what his 35 years in the Senate has taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government.Man of the People: The Maverick Life and Career of John McCain […]

Performers bring 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to students

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Buddy Holly tribute artist Johnny Rogers performs Friday at an assembly at Mesa Elementary School. The assembly was held in conjunction with the annual Clovis Music Festival. Holly recorded many of his hits in Clovis. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Outside, the 1950-era vehicles of the Desert Cruzers Car […]

Denish touring state

Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is touring New Mexico this week, answering questions from constituents inside a Department of Tourism bus. A news release from her office reports she’ll be traveling more than 500 miles, visiting eight towns in three days. “I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as possible” said Denish in the news […]

Clovis couple bringing crucifix back to life

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Freedom New Mexico: Dianna Hernandez Gene Lovato his wife, Inez, found a crucifix that could be hundreds of years old, according to one expert. The Clovis couple plans to have it restored and put it on exhibit at area churches. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Gene Lovato was flooded with a mix of emotions […]

Clovis-Carver Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran offers an intimate perspective on the attempts of American civilians to remake Iraq and the strange, isolated city-state that resulted in Baghdad when they failed. Down River: A novel by John Hart […]

Abilene Christian tops Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman Patricia Malouff, right, dives for a loose ball, but is beaten to it by Abilene Christian Alex Guiton in the second half of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Between Abilene Christian’s size and Eastern New […]

Photo of the day: Broken glass

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Business owner Jim Graham talks inside his store with Clovis City Commissioner Len Vohs Monday morning. Graham said vandals broke windows on his store twice over the weekend. “I’m just sick of it,” he said. “Something’s got to be done.”

Lighthouse Mission celebrates with annual Christmas party

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Klaudette Benavidez, 5, was wide-eyed with excitement Saturday as she and her siblings were given gifts for Christmas at the Lighthouse Mission Christmas Party. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Seven Doran jumped in excitement Saturday as she left the Lighthouse Mission Christmas party with her family. The 4-year-old had […]

Nov. 27, 1972

Two shotguns, ammunition, several hundred dollars and psychiatric drugs were stolen from the sheriff’s office and the mental health office inside the Curry County Courthouse. … Frank Brann, vice president and general manager of the Boyswear division of Levi Strauss and Co., told a Chamber of Commerce Banquet crowd that construction would soon begin on […]

Don’t eat that meatball until …

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I don’t remember how old I was; I just remember that I was hungry. I was a boy. I was alive. So I was hungry. It was early — early, at least, for a Sunday morning. My mother had been doing some cooking, probably for a church dinner, when […]

Bomb scare just a game

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks An explosives technician from Cannon Air Force Base’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team walks away from a suspicious package Thursday at the New Mexico Visitor’s Welcome Center on U.S. 60/70/84. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A metal ammunition can left outside the New Mexico Visitor’s Welcome Center on Thursday turned out […]