Black Friday rush just too much

By Karl Terry: Local Columnist It comes once a year and they call it Black Friday. Somehow I’ve managed to avoid the full measure of this annual spectacle — until this year. After purposely planning to purchase a new television with our

Without music, what else is left?

By Don McAlavy Albert Einstein was once asked what would happen if we ever had a nuclear holocaust. He thought for just a moment and replied: “There would be no music.” Music is a part of everyone’s life — and Clovis and our area has been blessed by the amount of musical talent that has […]

Inprocessing program undergoes revamp

By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals: 27th SOW Public Affairs What once took three weeks now takes four hours after the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight recently revamped its inprocessing program. A review of the existing inprocessing program was conducted in July at the request of Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations […]

Childhood games instill good values

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Once an innocent way of deciding who went first or who got the last piece of candy, the game “rock, paper, scissors” is now organized into a televised U.S. championship. Surfing the channels one night last week, there it was on an obscure Fox Sports channel, folks in […]

Contrast between real quality, real junk

By Curtis K. Shelburne G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.” Though Chesterton died before the advent of television, a fact that was merciful both for him and for those who produce what we’ve come to expect […]

State fair begins Friday

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Courtesy photo Lady Antebellum will perform Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Entertainment stage at Expo New Mexico during the New Mexico State Fair. Freedom New Mexico Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the New Mexico State Fair will once again play host to a roster of some of country music’s most popular and celebrated entertainers. […]

July 27, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Problems stem from ingnorance Once again the fine people of Clovis are in the midst of another stupid debate — the best way to kill animals (“Dogged dilemma,” Sunday’s CNJ). As unpleasant as the whole killing process is, it is an unfortunate reality. I mean where do all the hundreds and hundreds of litters go […]

Rail riding still not appealing

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were thinking of taking a train trip to visit family in northern Minnesota. Once we checked into it, it was obvious that ridin’ the rails ain’t what it used to be. We’d start at Las Vegas, N.M., on Amtrak’s “Southwest Chief” and, according […]

May 18, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Big Medicine Where: TLC When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A man who once weighed 1000 lbs. tries to walk for the first time in 10 years after losing more than 600 lbs. by exercising in a swimming pool.

CAFB prepares to privatize housing

By Greg Allen, 27th SOW Public Affairs An on-and off-relationship with housing privatization is once again “on,” as the base moves forward with an Air Force initiative to get the military out of the landlord business. Base team members met recently to learn and discuss the process that will change the role the base now […]

Musician speaks to the heart

By Clyde Davis John Mueller, the fine Buddy Holly impersonator who has oftencome to Clovis, said once that some of Holly’s best music was the “apartment recordings” —

Agency pushing for farmer-friendly rules

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The Farm Service Agency is pushing for more farmer-friendly grazing and haying rules on Conservation Reserve Program land. The FSA is proposing rule changes that would allow managed haying once every five years and managed grazing once every three years. About 100,000 acres in Curry County were re-enrolled in […]

Despite progress, China remains political tyrant

The ongoing unrest in Tibet demonstrates once again that while mainland China has liberalized its economic system considerably and taken steps toward relatively responsible behavior internationally, politically it is still a one-party tyranny without even minimal respect for the human rights of its citizens. Reprisals against China may not be wise or practical just now, […]

Too much at stake to sit idly by

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I cast my vote in the New Mexico caucus last week and, if we’re lucky, we may finally learn the results today — only a week-and-a-half after the fact. New Mexico will be the last of the Super Tuesday states to announce results from the Feb. 5 balloting. If we Nuevo […]

Multitasking leads to meltdowns

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist My former editor, Scot Stinnett, shook his head one evening when he walked in and saw me simultaneously developing film, eating dinner and proofreading a story. I thought I had this multitasking thing down perfect: Once every minute, jiggle the stainless steel container with the film developing solution and the roll […]

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army can use volunteers once a month to help distribute commodities to senior citizens. Volunteers also are needed to sort donations and to stock the thrift store. Information: 762-3801

‘Sootable’ profession

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo For Bruce Howard, soot covered hands and climbing houses are daily issues as part of his work with his company, Four Seasons Chimney Service. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Bruce Howard sees a view of Clovis not many people see. He climbs ladders, wire bushes in hand, onto the […]

Sheriff’s deputy placed on leave

CNJ staff A Curry County sheriff’s deputy was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday due to an ongoing criminal and administrative investigation. A woman said Deputy Larry Garrison verbally assaulted her and took keys to a car he was attempting to purchase, according to a police report. Garrison has not been charged in connection with […]

Don’t shy away from change

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist What happens when you really stop to count your blessings, your opportunities, your values in terms of time and what you may hope or dream of accomplishing? What happens, in short, when you come face to face with your own mortality and limits — not in a negative way, but […]

Internet has widespread impact

By Clyde Davis: Columnist For those of us caught in the betwixt and between generation, the Internet is a mixed blessing. By betwixt and between, I mean those of us who were born and spent some of our adult lives before PCs, yet who will spend a significant amount of our working lives in the […]