Clovis man owns extensive phone collection

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gary Blair of Clovis moved his extensive phone collection into a railroad caboose he restored a year and a half ago. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Gary Blair of Clovis stopped counting the phones in his collection after he got to a couple hundred. He has miniatures, novelties, not-so-novel […]

Military feature: Clovis native’s novel takes flight

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Courtesy photo Air Force fighter pilot Tom Rodgers, husband of author Kathleen Rodgers, looks out from the cockpit of an A-10. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The struggles of being a fighter pilot, and being the family of one, form the basis for a new novel by a Clovis native married to a former […]

Clovis native’s novel takes flight

Courtesy photo Air Force fighter pilot Tom Rodgers, husband of author Kathleen Rodgers, looks out from the cockpit of an A-10. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections The struggles of being a fighter pilot, and being the family of one, form the basis for a new novel by a Clovis native married to a former Cannon […]

June 30, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Modern Dairy Goats by Mary Gordon was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Sue Pierce. Drawing on a lifetime of practical experience, this book deals with all aspects of goat culture from breeding to feeding, along with the care and treatment of […]

Sept. 2 Library Books

The following books and DVDs are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Kiss Me Deadly by Mickey Spillane was given by Vicki Dryer in memory of Inez Williams. Although friends and enemies alike warn Mike Hammer to drop his feud with the Mob, he defies the police and the FBI to settle his personal score […]

Author remembered as friend

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers While Portales people knew him as “Jack,” the Eastern New Mexico University professor and all-around nice guy, Jack Williamson, cast a large shadow in the science fiction community. Terms and even ideas adopted by science or Hollywood often had their roots in science fiction. Williamson coined or made popular a […]

Novel accurately portrays High Plains region

Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist “Desperate” and “Discouraged” she wrote in a Feb. 2, 1951, letter to Thomas H. Uzzell, an author who had written “The Technique of the Novel.” “Dear Mr. Uzzell … One summer years ago I was a student at New Mexico A&M College. Mr. W. Earl Beem, head of the English department, […]

Sci-fi mystery novel has local flavor

Reporter’s Notebook Cows, UFOs, and a murdered Singaporean airman all come together in a new fictional crime novel, “The Clovis Incident,” set in Clovis and published by the University of New Mexico Press. Author Pari Noskin Taicher said she wanted to set her novel in a community near Roswell and learned about Clovis by reading […]

Creativity welcome, and free

By Clyde Davis This particular column is geared to all of you who want to hear some really fine writers perform their works in public. You notice that I used the word perform, because … well, some really fine writers simply read their works, and some of that will be going on, too. But the […]

Pastor pens novel

By Gary Mitchell When Mike Eberhardt decides to fulfill a dream, just give him a little space and about a month. That’s what it took for him to complete his first novel, “Westward Bound,” which was published in February by PublishAmerica, an online publisher based in Baltimore. “It was sort of a dream I had […]