Childhood games instill good values

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Once an innocent way of deciding who went first or who got the last piece of candy, the game “rock, paper, scissors” is now organized into a televised U.S. championship. Surfing the channels one night last week, there it was on an obscure Fox Sports channel, folks in […]

There’s no substitute for Brutus

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The blessing and the curse of our era may be the ability of an obscure and unimportant, but bizarre, news story, to gain momentary and fleeting fame over the Internet news services. Like the yin and the yang, like the Roman god Janus, it is a two-sided piece of reality. […]

Raku How-To

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Krystal Allen of Clovis works the earthenware clay of a box she made for the Raku pottery class at Clovis Community College. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ STAFF WRITER There is a classroom at Clovis Community College where the chairs are covered in clay crusted finger and hand prints. The sculpture […]

June 5, 2008 Education Digest

ENMU receives gift from Texas Tech Eastern New Mexico University received a piece of equipment from Texas Tech University called a single crystal X-ray diffractometer that allows the faculty and students at the school to determine the structure of molecules, according to a press release. The department of chemistry and biochemistry at Texas Tech decommissioned […]

Power restored, courthouse temporarily emptied

Freedom New Mexico Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning, the outage caused by a piece of equipment that regulates voltage, an Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said. The power was out from 9:10 to 9:46 a.m. The power outage is believed to have triggered the temporary closing of the Roosevelt […]

Piano auditions slated

Freedom Newspapers The annual National Piano Guild auditions for Clovis and Portales will be held Thursday and Friday in the studios of piano teachers Doris Tankersley, 2016 Wilshire Blvd., Clovis, and Eunice Schumpert, 1101 S. Main, Portales. The auditions will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday in Portales, moving to Clovis that afternoon and continuing Friday. […]

Blind hatred, intolerance have been around for generations

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist This was another piece of the family reunion we attended several weeks ago. It was the less joyful piece, and it was the piece that made one stop and think about a darker side of life. It was a piece of this family’s history, but in other forms, it is […]

Police see case as grave matter back in 1973

By Don McAlvy: CNJ Columnist Back in 1973 patrolman Gene Dawson of the Clovis Police Department stumbled into a lost-and-found item no one wanted to claim while cruising down an alley. “Tell them they can have the lumber if they don’t want it,” Dawson said. He found a black wooden coffin, the kind that Count […]

Terrorists should think, not vent just vent

By Tibot Machan: Syndicated Columnist The Jan. 30 edition of the New Republic contains a fascinating and alarming piece — maybe it’s a parody, but it sounds mighty authentic to my ears — by Ali Salem, “The War of the Hotels,” which appeared in the London-based Al Hayat, a pan-Arab daily. The piece relates — […]

Art way of life for ENMU graduate

Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist As I walk into Randy Wray’s house on W. 14th St., the first thing I notice is “The Garden”. It couldn’t be otherwise; the four foot square surface jumps out at you; invites you to stroll its paths; draws you into the rainbow of rubies and pinks that form the flowers, […]