Lighthouse mission seeking donations

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission is in need of school supplies for needy in the area, according to a news release. Backpacks are needed for all ages. Supplies are needed for 150 elementary children and 50 middle school and high school students. Supplies needed include pencil boxes, folders, scissors, wide-ruled paper, rulers, crayons, spirals, mechanical […]

Survey ‘Mad Libs’ immature fun

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It might sound funny coming from somebody whose work shows up on paper several times a week. But man, do I hate using paper. If I’m an accountholder anywhere, I always request they go “paperless” — notifying me of balances owed by e-mail or phone. I always try to use […]

Letters to the editor: Local crime not reported on justly

Being a Clovis resident, and having lived here for over 33 years, I have long known there was more crime committed in the city than was reported in the local newspaper. Granted, we read in the paper about murders (on the occasions when they happen), but other than that, one seldom reads anything in the […]

School supplies still relevant in life

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Well its official! School supplies are out at all the stores. Newspapers are full of ads on school supplies. With the passing of July 4th, it seems that summer vacation is on the downside and anyone can tell that by seeing the endless supplies of backpacks, school paper, pencils, pens, […]

Family’s weather tracking legacy honored

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Fern White, 91, looks over a San Jon weather data archive collected by her family. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In aged pencil on yellowed paper, notes about the baby’s first tooth or daily chores mingled with the high and the low temperature for the day — a history […]

CNJ celebrates 80th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal celebrates its 80th anniversary as a daily paper Wednesday. The Clovis Journal and The Clovis News, both weekly papers, became one daily paper when Mack Stanton of Tennessee purchased them on Feb. 19, 1929. Stanton published the first edition of the Clovis Evening News-Journal on April 1, 1929. The […]

Verdict on Bush: He made us safer

I have been waiting several days now for someone to write a response to the letter from Kirby Rowan that appeared in your paper on Jan 18. Since no one has, I will. What prompted me to get off dead center was the shabby treatment by the liberals present as President Bush boarded his helicopter […]

Albuquerque Journal halts local home deliveries

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Falling on hard financial times, the Albuquerque Journal is canceling distribution of its paper to more than 30 New Mexico towns including Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari. The paper will terminate home delivery and rack sales in outlying communities on Jan. 31 because of falling advertising revenue and rising production […]

a view from under the pew: toilet paper cat calamity

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. toilet paper cat calamity marcellus the mangy ungodly cat has been running amuck here boss terrorizing little mice […]

Rising costs claim comics

Several readers noticed that Tuesday’s papers in Clovis and Portales had only one page of comics. Since we don’t publish on Mondays, we’d been publishing Monday and Tuesday comics in the Tuesday paper … until this week.