Get dressed on your own time, officers

Freedom New Mexico Taxpayers, reform advocates and those concerned with responsible government budgeting and reining in the power of public employee unions claimed a small victory this month when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a lawsuit against the city of San Diego by its police officers, seeking back pay and […]

amos the churchmouse: putting god in a box

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. putting god in a box the other day boss i sawthe strangest sight i […]

Rental market putting squeeze on tenants

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks From left to right, Christopher Smith, Thomas Farmer and Jared Gun of P&C Plumbing bed down a sewer pipe Monday on North Martin Luther King Boulevard for an apartment complex under construction. Sharna Johnson It’s a good time to be a landlord in Clovis. Tenants? Not so much. Those in […]

Not worth putting off adventures

Clyde Davis It’s a sound that will cause anyone with the slightest degree of appreciation to turn and face the full moon, trying (usually in vain), to catch a glimpse of them. Though the moon is full, the greatest part of the sky is till too dark, too dark to see the V-shaped flight of […]

Letter to the editor: Dems putting freedom in danger

Dems putting freedom in danger It is not good to have a super majority in Washington. That is what we have now, held by the Democrats. Because they had this great majority, they passed a government health care (one payee) bill involving 2,500 unread pages and passed behind closed doors. This bill forces the American […]

Putting on a show

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo J.W. Baldock, front, helps his son Garrett tie up his show heifer in the dairy barn Wednesday at the Curry County Fair. Garrett won the showmanship award during the dairy heifer show Wednesday morning. Raising a dairy heifer is fun, hard work. That’s what some youths at the Curry County […]

I’m putting my business out there

Years ago I shared my cousin Bob’s clever business card with my readers. It was great. He somehow found room on that small space to extoll his prowess in the following endeavors: Goats roped, bars emptied, demolition done, chile cooked, meat smoked, horses ridden, quail hunted, hay stacked, tigers tamed, pipe fitted, silhouettes shot. If […]

Putting love into words best gift of all

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Why do we have so much trouble telling the ones we love how we really feel about them? My mind has been on this problem for a few months now because of a program I’ve been involved in called Letters From Dad, which was organized by a group from my […]

Putting heart into it

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Genesis Davis practices jumproping for the Jumprope for the Heart fundraiser for the first 10 minutes of physical education class at Clovis Christian School. Davis said she participated in the fundraiser in kindergarten and is excited to do it again. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer An American Heart Association […]

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Our mistakes help out economy

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Contributing to the national economy can start with something as simple as putting a lawnmower blade on backward or installing a left pedal on the right-side crank arm on a bicycle.

First Person: Putting on a show

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CNJ staff photo: Lili Castillo Jonathan Justus, 15, displays what he calls his ‘Smart’ face. Justus will be playing Maxwell Smart in the Clovis Area Home Educator’s production of “Get Smart.” Jonathan Justus, 15, of Clovis is portraying bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the Clovis Area Home Educator’s production of “Get Smart.” Being Smart: […]

Mother nose best

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist My 3-year-old, Eva, is a funny child. She likes to make people laugh and imitate cartoon characters. She is fairly calm and isn’t the one getting hurt jumping off the couch like her 4-year-old sister, or eating marbles like her 14-month-old bother. Perhaps this is why I overlooked certain clues […]

United Way inching closer to goal

CNJ staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico is less than $25,000 shy of its $525,000 goal and has extended its 2006-2007 campaign until Jan. 19 to allow more time for contributions, according to United Way officials. Assistant Director Christine Caldwell said donations and pledges topped $500,000 Thursday, putting the organization at more than 95 […]

City Championship features close battle

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Albert Rubio of Clovis chips onto the third green during Friday’s first round of the Clovis City Championship at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff David Maldonado didn’t think he’d played that well on Friday, yet he kept himself in contention in the Clovis City Championship tournament at Municipal Golf […]

ENMU concert features Randy Rogers Band

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University events organizers say they’re going to end the school year with some “Texas Country” music Thursday. The ENMU Associated Students Activities Board is putting together a concert that will feature the Randy Rogers Band in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building. “He’s (Randy Rogers) got […]