Accident didn’t slow down farmer

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist This story is told by the daughter of Clyde Sparks, Neva Riggins of Clovis, and takes place in the fall of 1945. “Dad said that he lacked two rounds being completely finished with the wheat harvest in that field. It was close to sundown so he felt that he could […]

Day Trips: Bitter Lakes refuge offers variety of activities

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The Bitter Lakes National Wildlife refuge was established in 1937 to provide migratory birds a suitable habitat for wintering location and to preserve critical wetlands in the Southwest. (Courtesy photo) The Bitter Lakes National Wildlife refuge near Roswell is a great place to hike, hunt, and enjoy birdwatching; thousands of migratory birds make the area […]

Making statement not advocating action

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Bill Bennett, former secretary of education and drug czar, now host of the “Morning in America” talk radio show, caused quite a stir and hand-wringing in his response to a caller. The caller hypothesized that had there not been so many abortions in America, Social Security wouldn’t be facing its […]

Lady Blue go extra mile

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Farwell sophomore Salida Edwards, seen here during basketball practice, will compete along with the rest of the girls cross country team Saturday in the Class 1A cross country championship in Round Rock, Texas. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Before the summer workouts began, Farwell cross country coach Korey Conkin […]

Historic land site gets new name

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Members of the 9th and 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers present the flags at the beginning of Saturday morning’s ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Hill. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just […]

County residents vexed by ETZ law

By Jack King About 30 people attended a City Commission meeting Thursday night to ask the city to rescind its extraterritorial zoning ordinance. Commissioners voted 5 to1, with one abstention, not to approve the request. Commissioner Gloria Wicker voted “no” and Commissioner Robert Sandoval abstained, explaining that he had not been on the commission when […]

Going the extra mile

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Clovis Christian School juniors Amanda Teune, 16, right, and Melissa Gomez, 16, front, try to get money from motorists Saturday during the school’s eighth annual Mile of Money fund-raiser. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Janet Bresenham Fierce, bitter-cold September winds could not stop the enthusiasm of the students, parents and teachers of Clovis Christian School […]

Clovis anxious to run at home

Rick White Bronchitis or not, junior Megan Willis isn’t about to miss Saturday’s Clovis Invitational cross country meet. “I’m going to be there no matter what because my team depends on me,” said Willis, who was held out of practice Thursday. “I might not get a top finish, but I can still help the team.” […]

amos on perseverance

by amos Editor’s note: In response to a reader’s request, Amos asked we reprint a favorite column. Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i think i might have mentioned this before but life ain t easy under a church pew the heathen […]