Always best to think for yourself

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I wanted static, but got the word of God. The radio in my car broke, though no fault of mine (in case the warranty people are reading this). I made a call to get it replaced. No problem, they said, and it would be great if I could come […]

Tree holds many tales

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Occasionally, one writes a column that catches the attention of more than one reader, in a way that lasts for more than one day. It seems to be so on the subject of the favorite ornament; I’ve had people, even this year, comment on the column which was written last […]

Prosecutors claim no ‘unfairness’

Freedom New Mexico Prosecutors say they made no attempt to “glean unfair insight into and through the written notes of jurors” following a mistrial last month, according to court records filed Friday. The defense for accused child molester Larry Hatcher made the allegation Thursday and asked District Judge Stephen Quinn to dismiss the case. Quinn […]

Letters to the Editor: Malkin made me an Obama voter

Regarding last Sunday’s Michelle Malkin column (“Team Obama tactics ‘in your face’”): The article was uninformed fear mongering. It portrayed anyone who sports a sign supporting Obama as being confrontational. I have never had a problem of the type that was so graphically spelled out in this article. Malkin has accomplished something with this article […]

Biden can’t correctly define patriotism

Freedom New Mexico Where did U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., come up with his definition of patriotism? Republicans have made a mockery of the word since the Bush administration’s ill-fated decision to invade Iraq, and now the Democratic nominee for vice president seems to want his own definition of the word. Biden, speaking last week […]

God can provide pattern, purpose to life

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When Susie and I were growing up, mother made our clothes. Cloth World was our favorite store. Simplicity and McCall’s patterns were common things around our house. She would spread the material out on the kitchen table, lay the pattern over the material, pin the pieces to the material with […]

Arrest made in KFC shooting

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police arrested a Clovis teen Tuesday in connection with last week’s shooting at a busy restaurant. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said Cipriano Robles, 17, is being held at the juvenile detention center. Police said Robles shot at a former girlfriend’s current boyfriend in the parking lot of the Kentucky […]

Homemade jelly recipe for disaster

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them […]

Misadventures in making prickly pear jam

Glenda Price One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them was really good. […]

Mother of escaped inmate arrested

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Hester England, 55, gave an impassioned plea to news media Wednesday outside the jail for her escapee son Michael England to turn himself in. She was arrested Thursday for assisting him after the escape. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer On Wednesday, the mother of a jail escapee made a […]

July 13, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Community makes show possible The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays, and I love spending it in Clovis with my family and friends. We have made a tradition out of going to Greene Acres Park for the Smoke on the Water celebration. Smoke on the Water has everything that a […]

No arrests made in shooting

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Portales Police dispatch received a call from Roosevelt General Hospital at 5:10 a.m., reporting a male subject with a gunshot wound to the leg being treated in the emergency room, according to […]

Success, good deeds tainted by scandal

Freedom New Mexico So what are we to think of Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli now that he has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to Securities and Exchange Commission investigators, and been suspended from involvement with the Anaheim Ducks, which he and his wide bought in 2005? On the one hand, Samueli is a […]

Caprock Quilters present memorial quilts

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CAFB Photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Connie and Rodney Bachman from Garden City Kan., hold up one of the quilts made in their son’s memory by the Caprock Quilters during a presentation June 20. By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs With more than 400 quilts made in four years to honor […]

History is being made

Julie Abril, a new faculty member at Eastern New Mexico University, will be conducting oral interviews this summer with Roosevelt County residents who have lived in the county at least 50 years.

These boots were made for kicking

By Don McAlavay: Local Columnist I t was hot as all get-out on a July 4th in the late 1950s at a Clovis print shop where I worked. There were five other employees and the boss, plus a bindery “queen.” That’s what we called women who cut up paper and package printed material for customers […]

Inmates conduct phone scam

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County inmates made unmonitored phone calls with free weekend minutes courtesy of the automated phone system of the public defender’s office. Sheriff Matt Murray said the inmates called the public defender’s office during the weekend to take advantage of a flaw in the office’s automated answering service that […]

Mommy guilt, anyone?

By Anita Doberman I recently made plans to go see a movie with a friend and scheduled a babysitter to watch my five children for a couple of hours. When the time to leave came, I felt terrible because all the kids were crying and seemed so unhappy to see mommy leave.

Arrest made in Hilltop bank robbery

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Curry County Adult Detention Center booking photo Frank Lasky IV, 22, was arrested Tuesday for robbing the New Mexico Bank & Trust at Hilltop Plaza in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Groups seek funds for tourism events

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Seven presenters made 19 requests Tuesday seeking public funds to help promote Clovis and Curry County events that generate tourism dollars. The request were made during the Clovis Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board’s quarterly meeting at city hall. Assistant City Clerk Claire Burroughes told the board $188,000 is the estimated […]