McGee: Listening skills could use work

The Lady of the House says I don’t listen. I disagree. I hear every word she says. Just like the other day we were driving through Portales on our way to Roswell and I noticed the “Welcome to Portales” sign was gone. You know, the one that reads “WELCOME TO PORTALES…HOME OF 17,000 FRIENDLY FOLKS […]

God’s people are to ‘Overflow’ with Thanksgiving

Curtis Shelburne Sometimes we just make things too hard. I was listening to one of Garrison Keillor’s “News from Lake Wobegon” stories one day as he was talking about the deer hunting season that had just closed up in (fictitious) Lake Wobegon right before Thanksgiving. Keillor painted a word picture (which I’ve embellished a bit) […]

McGee: Head-banging music

Tooling down the road on a fine High Plains Saturday, the Lady of the House and I were listening to the radio. On came the heavy guitars and rockin’ beat of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. She cranked it up. While I drove, the Lady of the House was […]

Clovis tykes pitch in for tornado relief effort

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis residents, clockwise from top left, Landon Mihalik, , Zachary Mihalik, Tyler Mihalik, and Isaac Forsyth will be running a lemonade stand today to raise money for families affected by a tornado that hit Joplin, Mo. Liliana Castillo While listening to his mother talk about a family they knew who […]

Kona lends ear to tutor program

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Chris Beach, left, and Kona, middle, listen as Jake Jackson reads a Spiderman book at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Liliana Castillo Kona, a large Burnese mountain dog, sits patiently listening as the children he towers over read books to him. Kona is a certified therapy dog who lends a non-judgmental […]

Chamber hosting listening session

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will host Lt. Gov. Elect John Sanchez for a Thursday listening session about job creation and small business growth. The session is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. in the board room of the chamber of commerce, 105 E. Grand. Information: 763-3435.

Stillness required when listening to God

Curtis K. Shelburne “Be still, and know that I am God,” urges the Lord through the psalmist (Psalm 46:10). And the prophet writing in Lamentations 3:26 observes that “it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” God seems to be saying, “My child, take some time to be still and be […]

Personality influences nicknames

I think maybe I watch too much football. The other night watching the Arizona Cardinals listening to the announcers call running back “Beanie” Wells name, I proclaimed that was a great football name. Definitely not the best, I said to myself, thinking “Mean Joe” Greene, but good. I assumed “Beanie” was his given name but […]

Listening party draws around 100 visitors to museum

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Kathy Teston shows a copy of Tom Petty’s unreleased CD “Mojo” to Clovis City Commissioner Juan Garza during a Monday night “Mojo Listening Party”. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About 100 people mingled at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Monday night to hear Tom Petty’s […]

Resident hosting Tom Petty listening party

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Teston By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty got Kathy Teston through personal hardships such as beating cancer and going to college at an older age. Her love of Tom Petty’s music with and without his band the Heartbreakers prompted her to enter a contest to host a listening […]

Careful, your kids are listening

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist “Grownups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” So French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote, in his novella, ‘The Little Prince’ in 1943. We parents, all of us, have been taught by our children — […]

Richardson to visit eastern New Mexico

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Gov. Bill Richardson is planning to visit Fort Sumner, Clovis and Portales today. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is visiting eastern New Mexico today as part of his statewide listening tour. Alarie Ray Garcia, Richardson’s deputy communications director, said the tour has a stop in each New Mexico county. She said […]

Letter to the editor: Sexual preference doesn’t matter

I have always considered myself musically inclined. Since I was a little girl, my family has been musical, whether we are listening to music, singing or playing it ourselves. I love all genres and enjoy various different artists. Since the first time I saw Adam Lambert I knew he was special. This season of “American […]

Award-winning pianist George Winston to perform

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Focusing his songs to reflect the fall and winter seasons, Grammy-winning pianist George Winston will perform Jan. 25 at Marshall Junior High School Auditorium in Clovis as part of the continuing Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. Winston is best known for playing three styles of piano: New Orleans rhythm […]

Work not as important as The Word

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist What if you are having several people over for Sunday dinner? Women, are you concerned with the rolls and dessert or do you want just to visit with your guests? It seems trivial but let me explain. Among the many characters mentioned in Bible passages that chronicle the week before […]

Student profile: Schaap

By CNJ STAFF Ryan Schaap is a Clovis Christian School senior. He is the son of Art and Renee Schaap. GPA: Approximately 3.4. Extra-curricular activities: Football, golf, praise and worship. Hobbies: Listening to music, playing video games and riding dirt bikes. Future plans: College, either at West Texas A&M University, Eastern New Mexico University, Lubbock […]

Convention: To watch or not to watch

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants would be watching the Democratic and/or Republican national conventions. And if so, what would they be be looking for from the candidates? Some responses: “I AM LOOKING FOR suggested solutions to the mess that Bush got us into that can get us out without another 900 […]

Ramblin’ Rick

Commentary 911? I think we have a problem Listening to football and basketball games on the radio is the next best thing to being there. It’s a roller-coaster ride of emotions as I listen to the games, unable to see what is going on and trusting the announcer to be my eyes. I’ve become adept […]

Menudo can heal the soul like soup

By Helena Rodriguez You’ve heard about “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” compilations of warm, inspirational stories and messages that make you feel all mushy inside. My daughter Laura and I love to read them, and most recently, my niece, Marili Diaz, has discovered the warmth of reading these books. There are many versions of Chicken […]