A little tax trivia to chew on today

Freedom New Mexico Deadlines? Don’t you hate them? Today is one of the biggest deadlines of the year for taxpayers. It’s when Uncle Sam orders you to turn over a large portion of the money you earned so he can stuff his pockets with it and give it away to whomever he chooses. This has […]

Life too short to wait

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When I was in high school, I went with a girlfriend many times to see her grandmother, who lived in a rest home. The first time I went with her, we arrived at about 11:30 in the morning. What caught our attention was a little lady, sitting in the “parlor” […]

Neighbor saves infant

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jonathan LaVine of Clovis is a CPR instructor. Charlotte Longoria and Vera Sena of Toyland Daycare have gone through a class on CPR with LaVine each year for the past six years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He walked away for just a second and that was all it […]

Ethics reform bills make little progress

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Verdict on Bush: He made us safer

I have been waiting several days now for someone to write a response to the letter from Kirby Rowan that appeared in your paper on Jan 18. Since no one has, I will. What prompted me to get off dead center was the shabby treatment by the liberals present as President Bush boarded his helicopter […]

Amos the Church Mouse: the great toilet paper diversion

marcellus the mangyungodly cat has beenrunning amuck here bossterrorizing little micehamsters guinea pigs andeven experimental whiterats like willifred in fact boss we little micekept hidden away in our littlecramped mousey corners scarcely daring to breathe much less take a stroll to thekitchen grocery store something s gotta be donesays willifred the white raton his soapbox […]

a view from under the pew: happy cheesy new year

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. happy cheesy new year boss this holiday season got the best of me i turned into a […]

Parade glows through Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Shirley Wolfenvarder and Charley O’Barney, 4, wave to parade spectators from the Clovis/Curry County 50-plus Olympics float in Saturday’s Christmas Light Parade. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red, green and blue lights danced across little Darcee Thoms’ face as it peeked out of her hooded coat Saturday while […]

Two words make huge difference

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist No one has to convince me of the power of words. So why am I so often surprised by the power of the two little words, “thank you,” as they lift the corners of my mouth and make my heart soar? It was 1992 when a good-hearted fellow named […]

Three arrested in Sunday robbery

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Dairy Queen on First Street in Clovis was the scene of a Sunday night robbery that led to the arrest of three Bovina men. CNJ staff Three Bovina men were arrested Sunday night after the second Clovis Dairy Queen robbery in a little more than two weeks, according to […]

Nov. 16, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Life Lessons from Little League: A Guide for Parents and Coaches by Vincent Fortanasce was given by Bob, Julie, and Rob Taylor in memory of Mark Deavours. For managers, coaches, and parents, this book reflects what Little League is all about: courage, character, and family […]

Some precious lessons from some precious little ones

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Grandchildren,” someone has written, “are balm for grandparents’ souls.” Though I joined the lofty ranks of “grandparenthood” less than two years ago, it took me only a few nanoseconds with the two most beautiful little girls in the world to feel that truth. If my heart is soaring already, just a […]

Hounds face No. 17 Tarleton State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer On paper, it gets a little easier this week for the Eastern New Mexico University football team this week — but not much. After facing the No. 3 and No. 4 teams in NCAA Division II in two of their previous three games, the Greyhounds take on No. 17 […]

Jail to get security boost

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo County Manager Lance Pyle said that replacing doors on the cells in the women’s annex at the Curry County Detention Center will increase security. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A little more than a year after doors were removed from cells in the women’s annex at the Curry County […]

Anbar success remarkable yet

Freedom New Mexico Something truly remarkable happened Monday in Iraq. The U.S. military handed the Iraqi government full control of security in Anbar province. Two years ago, top military intelligence people in Iraq considered Anbar pretty much a lost cause about which the U.S. military could do little or nothing. But a place that not […]

Two Clovis LL teams bow out at state

CNJ staff LOS ALAMOS — Albuquerque Westgate used an eight-run fourth to take control en route to a 13-8 victory over Clovis Zia in the state 13-14 Little League tournament on Sunday. Zia, which lost to Carlsbad 14-1 on Saturday, was knocked out of the double-elimination tournament. “We played a lot better than we did […]

Clovis Little League teams fall

Freedom New Mexico LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars pulled close with a five-run fourth on Saturday, but Silver City answered with five of its own in the top of the sixth for an 11-5 first-round win in the state 11-12 Little League tournament. Meantime, both Clovis Zia entries also lost first-round matchups. The […]

Zia rallies to gain 9-10 Little League finals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia outfielder Joseph Flores returns the ball to the infield after making a catch during Wednesday’s 9-10 District 3 Little League game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. CNJ staff The Zia All-Stars rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth to force extra innings, then scored eight […]

Little Leaguers anxious for tournament

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Clovis American All-Star Antonio Hicks fields an infield grounder during practice Friday night. The 10-11-year old district tournament begins Tuesday night as American plays Roosevelt County. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico As summer daylight stretches deep into eastern New Mexico nights, the area’s best young baseball players are using […]

Humor helps in tough times

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist There is nothing like a good sense of humor to carry you through the experience of birth. This week, humor and irony, helped to make it through a c-section, some health issues and welcoming our sixth child, a little baby girl. This was my fifth c-section and even though I […]