Curry County Cats look to finish perfect preseason

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats will face a tough test Saturday night as they try to finish a perfect preseason. The semi-pro Cats are heading to Midland, Texas, to face the West Texas Drillers in a 7 p.m. (CST) exhibition contest at Grande Communications Stadium. The Cats won their first two games comfortably, 50-0 […]

Christmas trees don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful

Curtis Shelburne My earliest Christmas memories are mostly wrapped around our family’s Christmas trees. I remember Mom making creamy hot chocolate and my sister stacking the spindle of the old record player with an inch-high pile of vintage vinyl Christmas music by Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and the Norman Luboff Choir. […]

God’s perfect love drives away all fear

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear . . .” (1 John 4:18). The little fellow standing on the corner of the street, just down at the end of the block from San Jacinto Elementary School and his second grade class, was trying to be “a big boy,” but the […]

On the shelves — Jan. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Library maintains a collection of documents on flood management that illustrate a broad range of flood-proofing techniques, building designs to minimize damage, personal safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and structural repair methods. Most of these publications are available for checkout, and a complete list is available […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Video games, sunshine and the first hit movie

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week The perfect video game to kick off the new year, recommended by our own Jenna Zamie. Game: Back to the Future: The Game — Episode 1 Genre: Action adventure System: PC, PS3, Mac What is it? Cult time travel […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Big bands, the perfect pie crust and the Govenator

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Dance to

Life more fulfilling with God’s ‘perfect ten’

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Three weeks ago the date was Oct. 10, 2010. That will not happen again until Oct. 10, 3010 when it will again be 10-10-10. On that day I attended a church service in Rochester, Minn. The pastor opened the beginning of the service this way: “Today it is 10-10-10. I want […]

Career matters more than moment

By Kevin Wilson Armando Galaragga will not be perfect in the record book. And Jim Joyce was proven imperfect by video. And their fates crossing paths showed a lot of us are far from perfect ourselves. Last Wednesday was an afternoon off for me, which meant e-mailing friends and using Netflix to catch up on […]

Billboard promotes motorcycle safety

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Courtesy photo A couple of motorcycle crashes in recent months and concern drivers aren’t used to sharing the road with motorcycles helped inspire the idea for the sign located on Prince Street near 13th Street. The billboard bears the message, “Summer means motorcycles: Take a 2nd look, Give a 2nd chance.” By Sharna Johnson: CNJ […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Cameo awards, a new Mickey D’s and pitching a perfect game

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Joking around: Cheese that’s not yours Cameo awards Cameo Elementary is holding awards assemblies today. Third grade is at 9 a.m., fourth grade is 10 a.m., second grade is 2 p.m. All are in the gym. Pushing dirt at Mickey D’s In […]

Finding perfect wine featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on preventing sexual violence, determining your wine personality and talking about forgiveness will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Amber Hamilton will discuss ways to prevent sexual violence and talk about how to educate parents and guardians on tools to help […]

First person: Senior center perfect fit

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sharon Chavez of Clovis took over as program coordinator at the Friendship Senior Center Dec. 14. Sharon Chavez of Clovis took over as program coordinator at the Friendship Senior Center Dec. 14. Chavez said she worked with the Older Adults Division before so when the job opened up, it was […]

Personal ads not just for cowboys

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist Have you noticed those advertisements on TV promising to match you up with the perfect partner? Or those ads in the newspaper for “Men seeking women” and “Women seeking men?” The seekers have little headings (supposed to be enticing) that say things like, “Sweet thing,” Gypsy heart, Gypsy soul,” “Intellectual,” […]

Beautification committee members want to pass dedication on to youth

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In a perfect world, guys such as George Lees wouldn’t have to put in time on city government entities at 86 years of age. Lees’ world, indeed, wouldn’t have such things as a Keep Clovis Beautiful committee. “I resent, in a way, that we as a group have monthly […]

Drive makes prom possible for those in need

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Patricia Bazar of Clovis helps organize dresses Saturday during the prom dress drive help at Matt 25 Hope Center in Clovis. About 150 dresses are available for free to girls who want to go to prom, but can’t afford the expense that goes with it, acc By Liliana Castillo: CNJ […]

Pure participation doesn’t save souls

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Sometimes I think we get participation in church mixed up with real change in our hearts. Let me explain. As a child, I participated all the time in church. I attended many two-week long vacation Bible schools that were days packed with crafts, cookies, grape Kool-Aid, games and Bible activities. […]

Perfect Christmas involves family, lasting memories

Tonya Fennell Christmas perfection has always eluded me. I’m the wife who burns the rolls or forgets to buy a needed ingredient for the casserole. I’m the friend who waits until the last minute to mail presents, so of course they’re always late. I’m the mother who buys the perfect video game, but my kids […]

Some holiday gifts keep on giving

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Several years ago, Sinbad and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in a Christmas comedy about, among other things, parents attempting to latch onto the perfect, coveted and much sought after gift for their children. As is usually the case with Christmas comedy movies, there is a heartwarming underlying message about reconciliation, real […]

9-23 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Remodel: Great Home Makeovers from Connecticut to California by Matthew Schoenherr explains the seven keys to a successful makeover and shows you how to create the perfect place out of the not-so-perfect space you currently call home. Dead Connection by Alafair Burke focuses on Detective […]

Letters to the Editor: Zoo’s evolution impresses patron

Having grown up in Clovis many years ago and having lived five blocks west of the zoo, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much it has improved over the years. While visiting relatives during July, we had the pleasure of touring the zoo and meeting some of the workers. The staff was friendly and […]