Forecaster: La Nina weather pattern locking area in drought

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico and a significant port of the U.S. are locked in a strong La Nina weather pattern, resulting in exceptional drought conditions and extremely high temperatures, National Weather Service officials said Wednesday. “This is not just happening on eastern New Mexico. It is the same over most of southwestern United […]

Southern cuisine featured on show

Information on self improvement, drawing a quilt pattern and preparing recipes for southern cuisine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lance Heft is a businessman, author and entrepreneur, and has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” Heft will tell about his ideas and suggestions, […]

Handmade toy labor of love

Clyde Davis The story begins with an emailed photo, received sometime in April, when my grandson, who lives in Florida, was on a class field trip to Washington, DC. As his mother was one of the parent chaperones, she sent me a picture of something which Jason had seen in one of the stores on […]

Embezzlement charges appear to fit pattern of conduct

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Embezzlement charges against the owner of Portales Livestock Auction appear to fit a pattern of conduct leading to a shutdown of the facility more than a year ago. Randy Bouldin is charged with embezzling more than $450,000 in December 2008, when prosecutors say he sold 1,000 head of cattle […]

Competition always inspires

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It has become a pattern in our house, though I am the only one who is interested in keeping the pattern going. The alarm goes off, the coffeepot goes on, and the Tour de France, channel 47 live coverage, emerges on the television set. Though I do not build my […]

Summer camp focuses on leadership skills

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Michelle Williamson, middle, helps teammate Juan Ceniceros, left, walk his way across an uneven two-by-four during a ropes course during a Leadership Odyssey activity in Clovis Community College’s gym. The activity helps students learn to work toget By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer About 20 students watched warily as Clovis Community College faculty member Brad […]

Purpose found in following God’s pattern

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist When Susie and I were growing up, Mother made our clothes. Cloth World was our favorite store. Simplicity and McCall’s patterns were common things around our house. Mother would spread the material out on the kitchen table, lay the pattern over the material, pin the pieces to the material with […]

Racism shouldn’t be used as crutch

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Last week, I received e-mail from a man named Keith in Atlanta. He wrote: “I keep hearing and seeing all these allegations and books about Barry Bonds using steroids but I’ve yet to hear one person, other than some clown trying to make a dollar by slandering his name, say […]

Music remains vital part of life and living

By John Posner: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of in a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. E.Y. Harburg once said, “Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes […]