Center offers mind-blowing entertainment

The “most comprehensive collection of historic windmills in the world” awaits visitors at the American Wind Power Center in Lubbock, according to the center’s Web site. Coy Harris, the center’s executive director, said 92 windmills dating back to the 1870’s are housed inside a large building on the property and 50 windmills stand on property […]

What will go inside next time capsule?

By Freedom Newspapers The passage of time was evident in several ways Friday at a ceremony to open a time capsule buried 50 years ago by Clovis leaders. First, not surprisingly, no one present at that long-ago burial event was there, only a few of their kinfolk. Second, the unearthing occurred on the 100th anniversary […]

Letters to the Editor: Individual disrespect for rules hurts others

I recently witnessed a disturbing incident outside a local store. The father and son parked beside me had just finished putting their purchases in their car and the young boy (perhaps 10 or 12) took the shopping cart and gave it a great shove. It sped across the drive and into the parking spaces for […]

Death ruled homicide

CNJ staff The death of a 36-year-old Clovis store owner Monday has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy determined he died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, officials said today. Emmett Salisbury’s body was found by a friend around 1 p.m. Monday inside E’s Enterprises at 701 E. Grand Ave. The bullet […]

Wildcats welcome Portales

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers With several key players back from injury, Portales basketball coach Mark Gallegos wants to see if his Rams can deliver against a quality program. He’ll find out tonight as the Rams face the undefeated Clovis Wildcats at Rock Staubus Gym in Clovis. Clovis (6-0) features a three-guard lineup of junior […]

Inmates take on tasks

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An inmate trustee, left, is supervised by city maintenance worker Jeremy Burnett Tuesday while putting up decorations on the Christmas tree in front of the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Wearing orange jumpsuits quickly marking them as inmates, trustees from the jail perform tasks that save […]

God’s Spirit Living Inside Does What No Law Can Do

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist It was good news when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments of God, the law. It was good news that God so loved mankind that he would reveal to us the law that would show us what kind of God we serve and how to […]

ENMU linebackers expect solid year

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Junior Tony Johnson, left and senior Jeremy Mullins listen to assistant coach Todd Wallis Thursday on the first day of Eastern New Mexico University football practice. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Jeremy Mullins and Tony Johnson were part of an Eastern New Mexico University defense which struggled […]

Day trips: Get blown away by windmill museum in Lubbock

Compiled by William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The “most comprehensive collection of historic windmills in the world” awaits visitors at the American Wind Power Center in Lubbock, according to the center’s Web site. Coy Harris, the center’s executive director, said 92 windmills dating back to the 1870’s are housed inside a large building on the […]

12/22 Local roundup

Man sentenced for burglaries Roy Lee Daniels, 24, was sentenced to seven years in prison for burglarizing multiple Clovis homes between February and March, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Daniels was charged with three counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of residential burglary, receiving a stolen firearm, […]

11/18 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. de-churched for a night boss i remember it happening just like it was yesterday in fact it was yesterday when it happened i got locked out of church locked out of fellowship with the […]

Some Things Look Good on the Outside, But Inside . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist I don’t remember how old I was when the incident I’m about to mention took place. I just remember that I thought I was hungry-so that could cover most of the last 48 years and is not much help. I do think it was early on a Sunday morning, […]

Student says his homework not intended to cause chaos

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The list of ingredients inside Michael Morrissey’s 30-inch burrito — steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa, red peppers, and jalapenos — was impressive. But Morrissey never imagined a burrito would attract so much attention. Morrissey, an eighth-grader at Marshall Junior High, said his teacher encouraged him to create a commercial advertising […]

God can see right through religious facades

By Judy Brandon My sister Susie from Minnesota is in Clovis visiting us this week. The other day we were talking about some of our experiences as kids. One of the things we talked about was visiting our cousins, who lived on a farm in eastern Oklahoma. One of the best times we remember at […]

Man greets police with gun

CNJ staff A Clovis man who greeted police with a handgun Monday night at his residence was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, police said. Police initially sought to question Eduarodo Ordonez, 27, on potential charges of battery on a household member. But when they approached his home in the 600 […]

That Thanksgiving was a real turkey

by Bob Huber You should have been there the year my son Glen turned 13. That was the same year I purchased six white turkeys on the hoof, figuring to slaughter them for crowded holiday banquets we always hosted each year. The turkeys were hand fed by a friend’s daughter as a project of 4-H, […]

They don’t make cars like they used to

by Grant McGee We all have idiosyncrasies. The Big Book of Words (most folks call it a dictionary) defines idiosyncrasy as “an individualizing characteristic or quality.” I like lots of room inside a car, so I take out the passenger seat. Idiosyncrasy, neurosis or issue, I don’t know what it is. I never really thought […]

A loose nut encounters amos 

By Gary Mitchell a view from under the pew   Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keyboard keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. a loose nut encounters amos  boss i was just minding my […]

How Will History Evaluate Ronald Reagan?

By Curtis K. Shelburne Never one to leave anything to chance, one of my heroes, Winston Churchill, once remarked, “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” And he did. I’m in the fourth volume of Churchills “The Second World War,” and getting inside Churchill’s head has been fascinating. As I […]

It takes passion to gamble on a make-or-break film

By Tom DiFrancesca III The death of passion, or so it appears; mediocrity seems to be overtaking society. Now, when someone does something with passion that is intended for the positive, he’s criticized, insulted, and slandered. It seems like most folks these days aren’t passionate about anything — not even their work, and that used […]