Not all indigenous customs honorable

Curtis K. Shelburne The last thing I wanted to do on a recent trip to San Antonio was to have to think much. Thinking is work and I do it poorly. I just wanted to relax. But my wife and I took a tour to a couple of the vintage San Antonio missions, and—here’s the […]

Base growth highlighted at chamber banquet

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Air Force Special Operations Commander Gen. Donald C. Wurster speaks about the growth of Cannon Air Force Base during the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce banquet Friday night at the Clovis Civic Center. Kevin Wilson Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com The Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the growth of […]

Bible remains bestseller for reason

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Last week I came across a website that had a list of the most widely read books in the world over the last 50 years. The author of the website wrote that the numbers reveal the quantities of books printed and sold. The list goes like this: 10. “Diary of Anne […]

Only you can judge what is right

Last week’s column emphasized the need for each of us to do the right thing in order to improve society. Most commenters seemed to agree, but were not necessarily sure what “the right thing” is. Fair enough. Real right and wrong are pretty easy to grasp as long as you aren’t looking for excuses or […]

Salvation Army reports donation increase

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FNM file photo David Garza of Clovis been a bell ringer for the last five years and said he enjoys doing it and helping people. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle drive raised $15,000 more than last year. Liliana Castillo The Salvation Army wrapped up 2010 Christmas projects with its most successful campaign in the last […]

Census shows GOP gaining popularity

Freedom New Mexico Some analysts suggest that long-term demographic trends favor Democrats over Republicans, and this may well be true, especially if Republicans continue to alienate Hispanic voters. However, the trends of the decade now limping to a close, as reflected in U.S. Census results that will determine how representation in the U.S. House is […]

Attractiveness lies with symmetry

While at a restaurant drive-through last week, I encountered a nice lady, maybe a little older than me, who told me … well, I can’t tell you exactly what she told me as it may prove a tad PG-13 for the Quay County Sun. Suffice it to say she made a flattering comment about my […]

Letter to the editor: Job raises should be last priority

Job raises should be last priority Regarding last month’s CNJ article “Texico school boss gets a raise:” Superintendent R. L. Richards was given an annual pay raise of $26,000. His yearly salary went from $112,700 to $138, 700 plus benefits. His contract was not due to expire until June 2012 yet this salary increase started […]

United Way officials say campaign outperforming last year’s

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks United Way campaign associate Sara Newell of Clovis works on the United Way 50-50 campaign Monday. Sharna Johnson Three quarters of the way from deadline, the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s fundraising campaign is outperforming last year. At $341,014 for Curry and Roosevelt counties, donations are already about $100,000 […]

Government doesn’t need to act as parents

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants, which will decide whether California’s blanket ban on people under age 18 being allowed to purchase certain violent video games will stand. The justices seemed sympathetic to the idea that there should be some way to shield minors from violent games in […]

Students learn about effects of bullying

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Liliana Castillo Marshall Junior High School students spent the last nine weeks learning about what to do when they are bullied or when they see someone else get bullied. Assistant Principal Cindy Terry and School Social Worker Lynn Fronk came together to raise awareness about bullying. Terry said bullying was one of the top three […]

Letters to the editor: Time for public officials to listen

We wish to thank the Clovis News Journal for its viewpoint to vote no on the jail and courthouse in last Sunday’s paper. I am so thankful someone has finally stood up to our public officials to the point they might just have to listen. On numerous occasions, small groups of people have met with […]

United Way focusing on outreach

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is in campaign mode. The charitable organization that aids non-profits throughout Curry and Roosevelt counties kicked off its fundraising campaign last month, but in the last week has done 10 presentations to area groups with another five scheduled for Wednesday. “We are in it,” Executive Director […]

Judicial complex concerns addressed at forum

Kevin Wilson The Curry County Commission held its second public forum on upcoming ballot questions for the first phase of the county criminal justice complex. There was more attendance and more complex support than in last week’s meeting, but opposition still ran high at the Clovis-Carver Public Library to the tax increases that would fund […]

Hounds nose guard delivers despite distractions

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico ENMU junior wide receiver Carl Bouldin looks for room during Eastern’s game against Texas A&M-Commerce. Bouldin is tied for fourth on the team with 20 catches. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Not many Eastern New Mexico University football players had good games in last week’s 21-10 Lone Star Conference […]

Hounds suffer first loss in last five outings

Freedom New Mexico St. Edward’s rallied for three second-half goals and beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-1 Sunday in a non-conference men’s soccer game in Portales. Joeski Williams had a goal and an assist for the Hilltoppers (5-4), including the go-ahead score in the 81st minute to hand the Hounds (7-2-1) their first loss in […]

Recession may be over, but effects still here

T echnically, the recession ended last year. So say experts who calculate such things. Most people probably didn’t notice. The national unemployment rate hovers at 9.6 percent. We imagine out-of-work Americans don’t feel a year removed from recession. Sales in many industries continue sluggish. In some industries, worse than sluggish. Those folks probably don’t feel […]

Education column: Students celebrate constitution

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Last week we observed “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” designated, according to the Library of Congress, as the day to commemorate the signing of the Constitution and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.” Although I know all of our schools throughout the district had related activities […]

Roosevelt County jail population up

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Jared Tucker: Jared Tucker Inmate population at the Roosevelt County Detention Center is up from this time last year, according to detention center officials. The total number of inmates incarcerated in Roosevelt County was 108 as of Thursday afternoon, a significant increase from 78 on the same day in 2009, according to jail officials. Cpl. […]

War not over until troops can come home

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama announced in a national address last week that America had “turned the page” on combat operations in the Iraq war. From a peak of 170,000 troops in October 2007, the level now has dropped to 49,700. Combat deaths also have dropped sharply, from more than 100 a month during […]