When is a house a home, and where is home, really?

By Curtis K. Shelburne Lately I’ve been thinking more than usual about the venerable “father of the faithful,” old Abraham. More than ever, the great patriarch has my respect. God called Abraham to take a trip (God didn’t specify exactly where), to make his home in a country that would one day be his (God […]

Reporter’s notebook

David Irvin Special needs children to attend Cannon Air Show early Special needs children will have an opportunity to see the Cannon Air Force Base 2004 Air Show a day early this year, and without all the crowds. First Lt. Jennifer Geeslin and members of Cannon public affairs have scheduled a special needs air show […]

Juneteenth event commemorates end of slavery

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Six-month-old Genesis Patton is held by her foster mom Pauline Monroe, of Clovis, as the two enjoy the Juneteenth Celebration Saturday at Potter Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Janet Bresenham: CNJ Correspondent Even at 8 years old, Joy Tucker knows that Juneteenth means more than good food and fun and a day to […]

Business Digest 3/2

Legislative review planned this month Area residents will have an opportunity to hear the results of the 2004 Legislative session up close when the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2004 Roundhouse Review on March 12. The chamber’s monthly membership breakfast will be co-hosted by The Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico. […]

Movie ignites ‘Passion’ in Clovis

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Some responses: “While I haven’t had the opportunity to view this epic yet, I think the question on everyone’s mind as a result of the movie is ‘Who killed Jesus?’ “If you type this phrase into the […]

Music can be enjoyed a lifetime

By David L. Caffey Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of columns celebrating Music in Our Schools week. What do people around the world have in common regardless of age, size, shape, or color? We crave music. We may like different kinds of music, but most of us seem to need it […]

Farkas promoted to production manager

CNJ Staff Former Clovis News Journal news editor Tony Farkas is now the production manager of the printing and mailroom operations for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. His promotion was announced this week by Ray Sullivan, FNNM publisher. He began his new duties last fall. Farkas said, “I made the switch from editorial to production […]

Dinner unites British

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The Union Jack hangs from a pool table as former British subjects gather for a pot-luck supper Wednesday at the 801 housing Community Center in Clovis. CNJ photos: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Despite spending nearly three decades in Clovis, Judith Matthews hasn’t lost her British accent or her love for her home country. […]

Main Street mood: ‘Expressive’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Editor’s note: With dancers, painters, even automobile enthusiasts, Clovis’ Main Street offered something for most every taste over the weekend. Here’s a sampling of the festivities: For members of the Flamenco Nuevo Mexico dancing and music group from Santa Fe, dancing and playing traditional music is a way to keep Hispanic […]

St. Vrain teen wins Sweepstakes

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Justin Lockmiller, 15, a Curry County resident, talks about winning the Curry County 4-H project entries sweepstakes Thursday in the Home Arts building at the fairgrounds. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler Have a large amount of wall space that needs covered? Perhaps a core group of 4-H kids can help you out. After […]

Throwing the ball no longer a passing fancy

By Kevin Wilson James Mendoza figured if hundreds of Texas teams and a few New Mexico state champions were doing 7-on-7 football, he could get a few local teams to follow suit. An idea turned into a series of phone calls, and through months of planning Mendoza and six high schools have joined together for […]