‘Christ’ movie ads fuel to anti-Semetic fire

Mona Charen It grieves me to object to Mel Gibson’s movie because I know millions of Christians in this country and around the world will be moved and possibly even transformed by it — and that is a welcome thing. As a Jew, I can unhesitatingly declare the world would be a better place if […]

Signing opinions improves their quality

David Stevens Two readers contacted the Clovis News Journal this week to suggest a new feature. Both men recommended we borrow an idea from the Las Cruces newspaper, which allows readers to offer anonymous commentary on just about any subject. The “Sound Off” feature is not unique to the Las Cruces paper. Several papers in […]

Moore, Paula S.

Paula Sue Moore Services: Have been held. Paula Sue Moore, 53, of Wetumpka, Ala., executive editor of the Montgomery, Ala. Advertiser, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at her home. She was born on June 20, 1950, in El Reno, Okla., to Paul and Mary Trapp of Clovis. She was a 1968 graduate of Clovis High School […]

Religion and gays issue has run its course

David Stevens Few topics stir the human spirit more passionately than religion. Mix religion with homosexuality and you have some great newspaper stories, followed by a never-ending series of letters to the editor. I love it when the mail is sprinkled with letters from folks expressing their views on local issues of importance. But there […]

CNJ looking for comic-conscious readers

David Stevens Does Beetle Bailey bug you? Is Hagar horrible? Should the Wizard of Id turn himself into Zack Hill or some other more contemporary comic strip? Comics can be among the most popular features in a newspaper. They can also grow stale with time. We’re thinking about making changes to our daily comics in […]

Bovina newspaper prints last edition

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The Bovina Blade and The Friona Star have been merged into one newspaper by Ron Carr of Friona who bought both newspapers this past summer. CNJ Illustration: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber BOVINA — Residents of Bovina are mourning the loss of their 48-year-old community newspaper, The Bovina Blade. The Blade has been combined with […]

Muleshoe Journal sold to Dimmitt newspaper publisher

By Michelle Seeber The owner of the Muleshoe Journal has sold the newspaper for an undisclosed amount to Chris Bradford of Dimmitt, Texas. Former owner Scot Stinnett of Fort Sumner said he closed the sale on Monday after “discussing it off and on for the last three or four years.” Stinnett still owns two other […]

We don’t want to hinder police work

From the Editor’s Desk Last week’s story about counterfeit bills in Clovis did not include the names of all those arrested in connection with the case. That’s because Clovis police asked us to withhold some of those names. We don’t always do what police tell us to do — Chief Bill Carey will be happy […]

Customers will decide economic growth

From the Editor’s Desk Not everyone is thrilled with the region’s recent economic growth. Some longtime residents are concerned that newcomers will mean dramatic and unpleasant change. Mom-and-pop businesses, they fear, will be driven out by the likes of Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby, Hastings and other chain stores that have opened in Clovis in recent weeks. […]

Credit, not blame, laid for 500th column

Bob Huber Today celebrates an historic event as memorable as the first three-day federal holiday or the research paper by a German professor named Waldseemuller who snubbed the myth of Christopher Columbus and declared Newark, N.J., was discovered by Amerigo Vespucci, thus labeling us “Damned Yankees” forever. What I’m talking about, without running up flags […]