Bible schools incorporate themes

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Alexis Fielder, 10, makes a headband in arts and crafts during Vacation Bible School at the First Methodist Church on Sycamore Street. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Although Vacation Bible School has been a summer tradition for many of the area churches, it has become more popular as churches […]

Education Feature: Computer lab offers bilingual opportunity

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Trinity Segura was brought on at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center as the computer lab manager. Segura said she often works with patrons through lessons in the Rosetta Stone Program. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Seven years of dual-language classes at La Casita Elementary School weren’t enough for Chautauqua Acy. Acy, […]

Hatcher named Tucumcari police chief

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Former Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher has been named Tucumcari’s new police chief. “We’re real excited to have him,” Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said. Sutherland and the City Commission met Thursday evening in a closed session to discuss the position. Hatcher will replace Daniel Lopez who resigned Feb. […]

Former Curry sheriff named Tucumcari police chief

By Chelle Delaney, Freedom New Mexico Former Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher has been named Tucumcari’s new police chief. “We’re real excited to have him,” Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said. Sutherland and the City Commission met Thursday evening in a closed session to discuss the position. Hatcher was one of the final candidates selected […]

We need more men like Iacocca

Clovis’ Mac McDonald on the nation’s economy: “I have been worried for a long time. … We have debts into the trillions and asking for more. I will not have to pay it but it is a debt that has to be paid or we will have to forfeit our country. “I wish everyone could […]

Teaching safety with fire

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Melrose elementary students stood about 100 yards from a burning house Thursday, part of a fire safety demonstration. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Popping and crackling sounds filled the crisp morning air as flames jetted through collapsing windows and dark smoke colored the sky. Firefighters moved to and fro, […]

Sept. 1, 1975

The first animals to show up at the Curry County Fairgrounds were those in the dairy herd of Friona’s Dale Hart. … The Sea Food Shop, at 1005 W. Seventh St., was under the new management of Sam and Sheryl Eldridge. … The Clovis-area office for the Corporation in Action for Minority Business and Industrial […]

Cannon airmen training in Guam

CNJ staff Approximately 400 airmen deployed to Guam from Cannon Air Force Base will be participating in a joint training exercise, according to Cannon officials. The airmen, who arrived May 30 on the island, will be working with members of an F-2 squadron from the Japan Air Defense Force. The exercise will last from Monday […]

Christmas means taking the opportunity to give

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16 Tis the season for gift-giving, an ancient tradition that originated in a foreign land. But as might be expected, sometimes the meaning and origins are lost over […]

Letters to the Editor: Job opportunity too good to be true

I continue to marvel at the incredible good fortune that is bestowed upon certain people in government. Imagine if you can, having to announce your retirement (due to health and/or whatever other reasons). Then, as luck would have it, you fall right back into an almost-tailor-made-for-you job — seems too good to be true. What […]

Americans have good reason to give thanks

By Freedom Newspapers Every year in America we are given the opportunity to contemplate all our blessings. For many, this day of thanksgiving turns into a gathering of family and feasting on rich and exotic fare. Let us not forget, however, our most basic of all blessings — that we live in a free country […]

Jana Stanfield gives benefit concert at Portales High School

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Her voice carries with it the assurance that you, too, can be as grounded and centered as she is. Her voice carries with it the confidence that, since she is an ordinary, everyday person who has come to this level of awareness, you can achieve that same level. Her stage […]

Baptists gather in town

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Maria Waters helps set up for a state Baptist convention banquet Monday at Central Baptist Church. The 95th annual Baptist Convention of New Mexico continues today with worship and music. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer First Baptist Church pastor Joel Horne views the 95th Annual Baptist Convention of New […]

Discrimination unavoidable fact of life

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist There’s so much confusion and emotionalism about discrimination that I thought I’d take a stab at a dispassionate analysis. Discrimination is simply the act of choice. When we choose Bordeaux wine, we discriminate against Burgundy wine. When I married Mrs. Williams, I discriminated against other women. Even though I occasionally […]

Democrats’ new dream is bigger government

Freedom Newspapers They have a dream — to put more of your life under the control of government. They’re the Democratic Leadership Council, the springboard for Bill Clinton’s presidential bid in 1992 and a power center for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. The DLC bills itself as a group of moderate Democrats trying to steer […]

Children first point in drug, gang prevention

By Doug Bowman: Guest columnist I am a lifelong, third-generation resident of Clovis and Curry County. I have been married to Peggy Kelley for eight years. Peggy is also a lifelong resident of Curry County. We have a little boy, Logan, who is 3 years old. We are proud members of the First Baptist Church […]

Livestock judging courses offered at Tucumcari college

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — While many college students may trudge to class with visions of algebraic equations in their heads, those who attend Mesalands Community College have the opportunity to think of bull. And cattle. And sheep and swine. Livestock judging will soon be offered as a discipline at the two-year college, […]

12/4 Letters to the editor

Editor’s note: Bernardo Baca refers to a newspaper story promotion that referenced zoo animals and jail inmates being watched and fed on Thanksgiving. Paper’s zoo animal reference insensitive A recent inference that inmates are equal to the animals at the zoo is an outrage! I am very offended and cannot believe that you could be […]

Portales’ Hill ready to sign with Navy

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With the expectations on her and the Portales High girls basketball team, there is a good chance one month from now basketball practice will be the hardest work Morgan Hill does all day as a Portales High senior. A year from now, basketball practice might be the easiest […]

4/3 Letters to the editor

Reader sees human side of President Although, I have lived in Dallas for 30 years, I still refer to Clovis as my home. I was born there and I was raised there by two of the most wonderful people on Earth. I recently read (via the Internet) about a Clovis citizen who had the opportunity […]