Crime Victims Rights Week kicks off with breakfast

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Tammi Lambert said dealing with the court system is almost as hard on the victims as the crime itself. Lambert, director of the Governor’s Office of Victim Advocacy, related a story about one victim’s plight during Tuesday’s 4th annual Victims Crime Rights Week breakfast at the Clovis Civic Center. “She […]

Scripture interpretations outrageous

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist First Baptist Church of Watertown, N.Y., fired Mary Lambert for being a woman. They say the Bible told them to do it. Nothing against women, says the Rev. Timothy LaBouf. The church is just trying to obey 1 Timothy 2:11-14, which says in part, “A woman should learn in quietness […]

Holcomb, Cory

Cory Holcomb, 16, of Clovis, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Clovis. He was born April 1, 1989, to Steve Holcomb and Deniese Lambert in Clovis. He was a junior at Clovis High School. He worked for Town and Country food stores. Family members said he enjoyed skate boarding, music, playing his guitar, weight lifting […]

7/17 Letters to the editor

Pool vandals’ origin not determined I was saddened by the article in Wednesday’s CNJ about the vandalism at Potter Pool. I was saddened to learn that someone vandalized the pool, but I was more saddened by comments made by city of Clovis Parks Superinten-dent Neil Lambert. In the article, Lambert is quoted as saying, “We […]

Child drowns at Potter pool

CNJ staff writer: David Irvin A 3-year-old boy drowned Wednesday at Potter Park pool. He was pronounced dead at Clovis’ Plains Regional Medical Center in the late afternoon. Police were withholding the name of the child pending notification of the mother, police said late Wednesday. Officials said they believe the boy lives in the Dallas […]

Potter Pool vandalized, temporarily closed

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Vandals broke into the Potter Park swimming pool overnight Monday, throwing trash into the pool and breaking equipment. The pool will be temporarily closed while repairs are made. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer City officials temporarily closed Potter Pool on Tuesday due to damage incurred during a vandalism spree. […]

Air National Guard hit especially hard in base closings plan

By Philip Dine: St. Louis Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON — As Missouri officials fight to save the 131st Air National Guard Fighter Wing at Lambert Field, and Illinois does the same for its Air National Guard F-16 unit in Springfield, a broader trend is evident: The Air National Guard stands to take a huge hit nationwide in […]

Longridge, John

John Longridge Services: Have been held. John Charles Longridge, 66, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Clovis, died Friday, May 7, 2004, in Sacramento. He was born on Nov. 21, 1937, in El Paso, Texas, to Charles Albert and Margaret Jo Goins Longridge. Survivors include his wife, Gayle Longridge of Sacramento, Calif.; four children; and three […]

So what’s in a name?

SO WHAT’S IN A NAME? My parents named me Curtis Kline. (No jibes, now. It wears just as well as Milton Scott or William Jehoshaphat or Delton Eli or Richard Milhouse or Clive Staples or John Luke or …) Presumably, Mom and Dad liked the sound of it, but more than that, they liked the […]

Think carefully on armed pilots

Freedom Newspapers After the hijackings of four airliners as the opening act of the terrorist attacks on the United States nearly two years ago, air safety and thwarting further hijackings were a priority for nearly all Americans. From the lofty halls of Congress to the person on the street, folks voiced the opinion that “we” […]