First person: Preparing a feast

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson William “Pill” Hall was one of the first organizers of the city’s annual Juneteenth event. The event, held at Potter Park, includes free food and drinks and free swimming for children from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Potter Park Pool. Saturday is a day of history, and a testament […]

Book’s success ignited Boy Scout program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist How great were the days of yesteryear and how filled with the promise of those ahead for the youngsters who follow in Scouting and the various Council programs. Thanks to the author who started it all. General Douglas McArthur’s farewell address to the Congress of the United States was a […]

Obama failing on transparency promise

Freedom Newspapers It should hardly come as a surprise that once in office elected politicians forget about, abandon, or fudge on promises made to get elected. President Barack Obama’s record on transparency and openness, however, is more disappointing than most such instances. During the campaign, candidate Obama promised an unprecedented degree of openness and transparency, […]

5/20 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos recalls graduation boss just seeing all the young hamsters and little mice dressed in their multicolored cheesecloth caps and gowns brought back memories from many days and gray hairs gone by back in sixty-six […]

American Veterans commander visits Clovis

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American Veterans National Commander, William Boettcher, left, talks with New Mexico State Commander Mike “Doc” Tharpe before a meeting Tuesday at Post 14 in Clovis. Boettcher is the first AMVETS National Commander to visit. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A celebratory mood permeated the American Veterans Post 14 on Wednesday […]

Movie makes magic

Clyde Davis: Local columnist It began in the most inauspicious manner that one could imagine. As I proceeded to the homecoming parade in Portales, I was totally focused on acquiring the green and gray T-shirts we had ordered for our church kids to wear in support of our favorite college athletes. Little did I know […]

Medicare excess: Not a threat, a promise

Steve Chapman When Lyndon Johnson was pushing to create Medicare, an aide approached him about adding a provision to win approval in the House of Representatives. The problem was that it would cost the federal government $500 million a year. “Five hundred million,” snorted an incredulous Johnson. “Is that all? Do it. Move that damn […]