God’s deep love for his children never changes

By Curtis K. Shelburne Folks living in the internally displaced person camps near Nimule, Sudan, where our son Joshua spent last year, would love to be displaced in exactly the same way and, more to the point, in the same type of location, as I am. I understand that sad fact, and I should be […]

Praise for Hinckley well deserved

Freedom Newspapers “Beloved” is a word that tends to be thrown around a lot when someone dies. In the case of Mormon church president Gordon Hinckley, the adjective seems to be accurate. The 97-year-old died Jan. 27 in his apartment at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints headquarters in Salt Lake City, having […]

Dec. 15, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Legacy Life Church food donations — 10:30 a.m. Church members will be traveling from Thornton to Mitchell streets, handing out food. Information: 769-2461. Christmas Toy Party — 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Lighthouse Mission, Inc., 407 L. Casillas Dr. Toys will be handed out to children ages 2-15 years of age. Information: 762-1933. Christmas Celebration […]

Immigrants help shape America

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This week my sister and my cousins came to visit me while my husband is deployed. We spoke Italian at home and during our outings, and many people asked where we came from. Sometimes they were surprised when I answered in fluent English, but we usually moved on to talk about […]

Letters of life should include Christ

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I could call myself a writer. I am smart enough to know that I cannot write professionally and make a living. But I have been writing since my teen years just as a way to express the emotions, thoughts and ideas of my heart. But think about this: Really everyone […]

Number of elderly, disabled facilities growing in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Construction continues Thursday on the Wheatfields Senior Living Community on North Prince Street. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis looks like prime real estate for developers hoping to build living facilities for senior citizens and the disabled. Six housing development projects for the elderly and the disabled have either […]

$10 million Hotel Clovis plan proposed

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle The city and Clovis MainStreet would seek grants to cover their costs of $1 million, according to Clovis MainStreet’s vice president, Lisa Dunagan. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Hotel Clovis may become a home for seniors under a $10 million plan proposed by Clovis MainStreet. The Clovis City Commission […]

Imprisonment without charges un-American

By Freedom Newspapers A ruling Monday that President Bush does not have the constitutional authority to detain a legal U.S. resident indefinitely without charges in a Navy brig in South Carolina was narrowly crafted to the facts of the case and studiously avoided discussing prisoners held in similar circumstances at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. But […]

April 17, 1935

Officials declared that anyone living in Curry County before January 1912 was a “pioneer.” An old-timers reunion was being planned and a committee was putting together an invitation list. … The Clovis Evening News-Journal published an editorial calling for more sporting events in town. “In order to do this it will be necessary to organize […]

Living life afraid more dangerous than what we fear

By Curtis K. Shelburne I’m feeling a bit over-protected. I wrote recently to make fun of some of the “lawyer litter” standing more as a monument to multimillion dollar litigation than to protecting the populace. McDonald’s started it by pawning off dangerously hot coffee on an unsuspecting public, but as I sit writing in a […]

Jan. 29, 1961

Lawrence Welk’s “Calcutta” topped the United Press International’s list of most popular recordings for the second straight week. Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight” came in at No. 9. … Clovis Real Estate Co. was promoting Eastridge Heights as “The Ultimate in Exclusive Living.” … City officials announced plans for a $700,000 paving project that […]

Grady seeks assisted living facility

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Elmer White has a dream. The 70-year-old Grady resident is developing a plan to construct a 12- to 15-unit senior assisted living facility in the northern Curry County village of about 100. White, whose father homesteaded in Grady in 1907, said the majority of residents in the small farm […]

Airmen receive allowance in error

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff A Department of Defense audit released last month concluded 10 Cannon Air Force Base airmen received housing allowances worth approximately $79,000 in error, according to a base official. According to a December article in Air Force Times, more than 100 airmen at multiple bases received more than $900,000 in allowances […]

Homosexuality not something to hide

By Leonard Pitts: syndicated columnist Today’s topic: flaunting homosexuality. Exhibit A: Doogie. Meaning Neil Patrick Harris who, in another life, was the title character in “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” the tale of a boy genius who becomes a doctor. Recently, Harris was outed on a gossip Web site. His response in a statement to people.com said […]

Conflict problem for most marriages

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist This week my husband and I had an argument. Every married couple fights once in a while, but fighting when someone is away, especially during military deployments, makes it all the more difficult. For starters, there is no way to call back. Then, there is the pressure of trying to […]

Some Thoughts on “Your Working and Your Living”

By Curtis K. Shelburne A good friend — former mayor of our town, second generation creator of world-class Mexican food, and reader of great books — sent me a great book a while back that I’m seriously into now and seriously enjoying. Written by Wendell Berry, it’s entitled Jayber Crow and it is “The Life […]

New care facility opening in Clovis

By Jean Verlich: CNJ new editor A new adult residential care facility will help fill the need for assisted living in Clovis when it opens late next year, according to the project coordinator. Prairie Meadows will be built on Dillon Street next to its sister facility, Retirement Ranch. Four buildings each will house two one-bedroom […]

World War II bomber revived as ‘living memorial’

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The Pacific Prowler, a restored World War II B-25 bomber, was in service from 1944 to 1958 before it was decommissioned. Since that time it was used in the films “Flight of the Phoenix” and “Memphis Belle.” (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a San Antonio junkyard, the B-25 Pacific […]

Day trip: Living Desert offers sampling of native desert wildlife

Compiled by Paula Cronic The Living Desert State Park and Zoo near Carlsbad includes places for fishing and hiking, and is home to many desert animals. Established in 1971, the park is a living museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits and trailways that display many native animal species and hundreds of plants that naturally grow […]

Since life is dangerous, how should we live?

By Curtis K. Shelburne I don’t think I’m revealing anything you don’t already know when I observe that living life is dangerous business. Ever since our First Parents fouled up and got tossed out of the Garden, forbidden fruit juice trickling down the corners of their mouths, Planet Earth has been an address where people […]