In tribute: Former managing editor, CCC instructor dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico He traveled the world, but always found his way back to Clovis. His family was his world, but he’d always find ways to make others belong. And in a world of numbers, he always reminisced about the storytelling past he’d left behind. George Prothro, a former instructor at Clovis […]

God silently guides us along life’s path

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist This Thanksgiving season, I am thankful for God’s provision for our future. I have seen that through all my years of teaching. Let me explain. At the beginning of my teaching career, I taught at Lincoln-Jackson Elementary School in Clovis. After our first child was born, I stayed home until […]

Bowling alley expected to reopen in December

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood sits Monday in the rubble of his business five months into reconstruction after the March tornado destroyed the building. View a video of Wood talking about the bowling alley at cnjonline.com. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood walked through a […]

UT-Brownsville holds off Zias’ upset bid

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Things just aren’t going that well this season for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias never trailed in beating Texas-Brownsville in the first game Saturday, but dropped two tight games to the Scorpions after that and lost 26-30, 30-27, 30-21, 32-30 at Greyhound Arena. The setback […]

Sept. 9 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families edited by Andrew Carroll was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Livio Edward Palla. From riveting combat accounts to profound reflections on the wartime experience […]

Christ like first day of school every day

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Oh, the days of buying school supplies. The stores are stocked with them with the long aisles of notebooks, paper, pencils, glue scissors, rulers, crayons, totes and backpacks, all stacked several feet high on the shelves. When I was a child, there were certain preparation activities that surrounded the beginning […]

Capital murder case sent to jury

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson District Attorney Matt Chandler holds a portrait of Odis and Doris Newman during his closing argument Tuesday in the trial of Stanley Bedford in Albuquerque. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The fate of Stanley Bedford now lays in the hands of a dozen Albuquerque residents. Jurors began deliberations about […]

Employer left his mark on community

By Kay Arvizu: Guest columnist On May 28, Allen Ray Bryant left this world. It was our loss and heaven’s gain. I want to tell you about this special man. When you work with someone for many years, you learn what they are really like, not just the public face. Allen was real — what […]

Stiff Libby sentence purely political move

By Freedom Newspapers As one of the major behind-the-scenes architects — from his position as Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff — of the lamentable war in Iraq, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has a great deal to answer for, whether in the depths of his conscience or in the annals of history. For the crimes […]

Witness recalls threat

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Witness Cynthia Peninger, left, listens to defense attorney Gary Mitchell during cross-examination Monday at District Court in Albuquerque. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Prosecution and defense attorneys agreed Monday that prosecution witness Cynthia Peninger was threatened about revealing what she knew about the 2005 deaths of Doris […]

Father’s stories lost on inattentive son

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist I never listened to the stories he told. Either “Speed Racer” was on or the new Fantastic Four was out or the Spinners were on the radio. Whatever. I never listened. Things were not good between us. He had a drinking problem, which meant he had a hitting problem. I […]

Graduation ‘bittersweet’ at Clovis Christian

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis Christian School senior Sidnee Pool, left, looks to see if anyone else is coming in the doors Friday as the seniors walk into the CCS Chapel for graduation. Pool was one of 17 graduates. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer With boys robed in blue and gold gowns and […]

Movie ratings get creative revamping

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The movies we see are going to get a lot cleaner. Well, at least the air is. The Motion Picture Association of America is going to start giving “R” ratings to movies based on tobacco usage. If smoking by adults is pervasive in a movie or the film glamorizes […]

Penny provides grand exit in pinch

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The pledge: Explain the copper/sweat bonding, and how it’s improved by intelligence. Demonstrate by affixing the penny to your forehead, then hit the back of your head to knock the penny off. Raising your eyebrows will help loosen the penny. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I write this column against better judgment, because it […]

April 29, 1936

Breakfast at City Drug – two eggs, buttered toast, jelly and coffee – cost 20 cents. … Mrs. Gertrude Burbank reported she had “never been so thrilled … with the flowers that I have received from the Clovis Floral Company.” Clovis’ “Pioneer florist” was at Fifth and Wallace. … Bob Sandusky and his orchestra were […]