June 15, 1917

Mandell’s department store offered “the most your money can buy, whatever the price.” … The Sanitary Barber Shop in Clovis offered baths. … The Red Cross, “the worthiest, holiest charity of all time,” was asking for the “support of the people of Clovis.” … An auction featuring 43 cattle was scheduled June 27 at the […]

June 5, 1957

The Clovis News-Journal published a special edition in celebration of Clovis’ 50th anniversary. Santa Fe Railway was among local businesses saluting the city. … “I’ve Got a Secret,” was among the day’s most popular television shows. … Four Clovis Redlegs baseball players were injured when the car in which they were traveling overturned near Midland, […]

Overpopulation of elk can be fixed old-fashioned way

By Freedom Newspapers Attention SEAL Team Six! Stop all overseas operations and return to base. Your next mission takes you to Rocky Mountain National Park, where, under cover of night, you’ll be stealthily stopping an invasion … of elk. We’re joking, of course. Navy SEALs won’t be helping to thin the herd in Colorado’s most […]

Generation Y besting their predecessors

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Growing older has many drawbacks and one unalloyed pleasure: passing judgment on the younger generation. Lately, people have been scrutinizing the members of Generation Y and finding them deficient. What’s wrong with the kids? A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reported that because they have been told since […]

Small class, big opportunity

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CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick Grady’s graduating class consists of, from left, Timothy Bagwell, Emily Fury, Anthony Sanders, Aerial Verble, Trenton Whitehead, Jennifer Franklin and Jett Sours. Thoughts and insights by Grady’s graduating seniors based on a written survey: • Most will be going to college • It’s better the war on terrorism is being fought […]

Their perspective: Melrose grads sound off

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Melrose High School’s class of 2007 includes 20 students. By Freedom Newspapers Thoughts and insights by Melrose’s graduating seniors based on a written survey: Most will be going to college The U.S. military is in Iraq for a good reason Most will likely not return to Melrose to live Alcohol, […]

Small Iraq funding bill works for now

Freedom Newspapers As expected, President Bush vetoed a $124 billion supplemental spending bill for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that included a timetable that could have required the U.S. to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq no later than October. “Setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a date for failure,” the president said. Whether Congress […]

Clovis native served as head of state historical society

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Not too many people will remember Roland F. Dickey. He was famous to us historians. He was born in Clovis in 1914, grew up here, and moved away in 1934. His father, Albert Lull Dickey, homesteaded in 1906, “two miles north of Clovis.” That’s right off Prince and East Manana now, […]

Wall epitomizes communication problems in Iraq

By Freedom Newspapers Good fences make good neighbors, Robert Frost has his neighbor say in the famous poem, “Mending Wall.” But his own sentiment — this is poetry so it’s open to interpretation — seems to be rather contrary: “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling […]