Self-less occupation

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Courtesy Self By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Jack Self has put his heart into serving at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home for 50 years. He said he was driven by the “satisfaction of seeing children grow up and make citizens of themselves and knowing that they’re assets to their community now instead of […]

Veterans pause to remember service

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist While citizens across the nation pause this month to remember a myriad of individual reasons for Veterans Day, Neil S. Durham (now of Idalou, Texas, outside of Lubbock and formerly of Clovis) may be turning the pages of a diary he kept on Guadalcanal during World War II. Yes, Durham […]

Differences can exist, but civility must win

Freedom New Mexico Regardless of whether your musical tastes ran to “Yes We Can” or “Raising McCain” this election, there’s one song you weren’t likely to hear on the 2008 campaign trail: “Kum Ba Yah.” Things got rough and tumble in a few places this year, not only in the White House race but also […]

Don’t put much faith in early polls

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Finally it’s here — Election Day. It seems we’ve been embroiled in this presidential campaign

Men can’t seem to pick and choose

My father-in-law and my husband bought a hundred head of cows one year. It was a partnership deal, but when we unloaded them at the ranch they decided to split them fifty-fifty and each partner put his own brand on his half. It was early spring, so some of the cows had babies, others were […]

Officials: Rain, economy impact fair attendance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo County officials said rain played a part in a decrease the fair’s attendance compared to last year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Rain showers and the economy put a damper on this year’s Curry County Fair attendance, according to county officials. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said gate receipts […]

First Person: Designing dreams

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis native Paul Reed says he wants to move Clovis’ architecture forward. Paul Reed, 44, was born and raised in Clovis. For seven years, he has been a licensed architect in Clovis, but his life revolves around his two sons. Reed does 40 to 50 projects a year, from one-room […]

May 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday an officer responded to a school in the 500 block of 14th Street for a student with a knife. The principal said a student turned a knife into a teacher that another student had put in his pocket. […]

Costly defense doesn’t protect ground troops

Freedom New Mexico The Government Accountability Office has issued yet another study documenting gross overspending and underproduction in Pentagon weapons systems. The GAO has been doing these studies and making recommendations for the past six years, followed by promises from the Pentagon and defense contractors to improve. But the problems have not gotten better. If […]

Bliss trumps wrongs

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist Children ask all sorts of embarrassing questions and sometimes put us on the spot. This weekend, I had a lot of explaining to do when we visited New Orleans. I went with my five children and my teenage babysitter — naturally hubby still deployed. We thought that it would be […]

Feb. 20, 2008 Recipe of the Day

A very popular dish today is a Caesar Salad served with chicken pieces. Here is Mom’s recipe for Caesar Salad with her homemade dressing. CAESAR SALAD 2 oz. Olive oil 1/4 Teaspoon chopped garlic 1/4 Teaspoon Grey Poupon mustard 1 1/2 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce 1 Egg yolk Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 Teaspoon garlic pepper […]

Feb. 13, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Smothered Pork Chops 4 pork chops, 1 inch think 1 medium onion, sliced thick 1 can cream of mushroom soup Salt and pepper Sprinkle chops generously with seasoned salt and pepper. Brown in skillet on both sides. Put chops in a greased casserole dish or 9 x 13 pan. put slices of onion on top […]

Super reaction: ‘Wow’

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “Great game. Best team won. Shows how tough it is to go undefeated.” – Jeff Greene • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three […]

That was a Super game

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “Great game. Best team won. Shows how tough it is to go undefeated.” – Jeff Greene • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three […]

Giant lovers

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three boring quarters (if you like offense), but a frantic and fantastic last five minutes. Glad the ’72 […]

Jan. 29 – Puzzle me this

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo George Durhan and Kay Knapp chat Tuesday as they try to put a puzzle together at Friendship Senior Center. Durhan said when he was a child, his older siblings wouldn’t let him help them as they put puzzles together so now he puts them together whenever he gets the chance.

Letters to the Editor: Hotel Clovis has passed its prime

As a third-generation Clovisite and supporter of our historical heritage, I have watched and hoped for a solution to our despair over Hotel Clovis that would revive its majestic history. Realistically, I now face the truth with reverent reserve. Let’s face the facts: It is time for it to go, to be put down with […]

Government hinders advances in airline security

By Freedom New Mexico Following the 9/11 attacks, Americans have become accustomed to increasingly obtrusive and expensive security measures ostensibly designed to keep terrorists from boarding airplanes. But recent government security tests confirm what many of us suspect: Most of the poking, prodding, wanding, X-raying and searching by Transportation Security Administration security guards is largely […]

Aug. 8, 1930

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that Jimmy Darr, 159-pound Melrose slugger, and Percy Reed, 154 pounds, of Clovis, put on six rounds of the fightingest fight ever seen in a Clovis ring. The bout was called a draw. … Lillian Ellen Beauty Salon offered a “Eugene” hair permanent for $8.

Reporter’s Notebook: Decades-old quilt completed

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Sarah Sears of Clovis never finished her quilt, “The Tree of Life,” which she started in 1920. Her daughter, Jan Pisano, now of Boulder, Colo., now in her 80s, asked Liz Judd and a group of ladies who quilt in her building to finish it. “She came by with […]