Letters to the editor: City should pursue property liens

I read in Thursday’s paper that we are facing huge tax increases (yes, tax) for trash handling and disposal. City employees have told me there are a number of properties in Clovis that are in arrears on their sewage bill. Claire Burroughes, the city’s community relations director, said they have $391,000 worth of past-due bills […]

Club notes — Oct. 3

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Sept. 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church with nine members attending. The meeting was called to order by Jeanetta Mesner. Roll call was answered with your most embarrassing moment. June Phillips read the minutes and a thank-you note from the Eastern NM Food Bank. Dorothy Bean gave the […]

Letter to the editor: Clovis muni course good bargain

When I read Mike Majors’ letter to the editor — “Time to do away with golf course” — in last Thursday’s paper, I was appalled. He said the Clovis Municipal Golf Course is a “ghetto golf course.” When I hear the word ghetto, I immediately think of slums, dilapidated houses, and completely run-down property, not […]

Former teacher left gardening legacy

Don McAlavy A wonderful lady named Jean Scheihing, age 94, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Dec. 6, 2002, of natural causes at her home. She was one of the best ladies I have every known when she lived in Portales. She was born Dec. 4, 1908, in Bonham, Texas, to Jane Read Page and Harry […]

Letter to the editor: Stats telling in superintendent story

I read Sunday’s front-page article written by Liliana Castillo titled “School spotlight aimed at race.” I also read Lola Bryant’s guest column regarding her side of the story in her encounter with the Concerned Citizens of Curry County. Then I recalled on May 6 reading the letter written by Alan W. Mcalister titled “Seidenwurm puts […]

Ministry to those in need makes impact

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist I read an article about people who live their lives to help others. This article focused on people from all walks of life and all age groups. These people were of all ages and different ethnicity. They all had different jobs and occupations and lived all over the United […]

Musical talent landed boy in USO show

By Don McAlavy: County historian Before Chick Taylor Jr. died he sent me an email. It read: “Dear Don, yes I remember Tommy Thompson and very much enjoyed your column about him and his kids. Thank you Don for all the great work you have done in your columns and all the other historical documentation. […]

Paul’s writings set trend for spiritual fashion

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Some weeks back I was reading a previewabout New York City fashion shows. I found out what’s anticipated to be in and what’s out for the up coming season. I saw what’s cool and what’s hot for the women’s wear for this next season.I read about lipstick, flowers pinned in […]

Jan. 3 Club notes

Chapparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club held their annual Christmas Party at Trinity Luthern Church on Dec. 10 with 16 members in attendance. Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Jeanetta Mesner read “My Christmas Card List”. The group answered roll call with their Christmas plans. June Phillips read the minutes and Dorothy Bean […]

County: No Constitution resolution despite what you read

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer The Curry County Commission will be discussing numerous issues Tuesday morning in Texico, including the Trek for Trash, juvenile detainee housing agreements and service contract renewals. What they won’t be discussing — despite previous advertisements to the contrary — is a resolution supporting the Constitution. “ Nobody’s contacted me […]

Letters to the editor: Local crime not reported on justly

Being a Clovis resident, and having lived here for over 33 years, I have long known there was more crime committed in the city than was reported in the local newspaper. Granted, we read in the paper about murders (on the occasions when they happen), but other than that, one seldom reads anything in the […]

May 31 Letters to the Editor

There will always be need for news I was amused when I read the full-page statement in the May 22 CNJ by the Newspaper Association of America on the “reality” about newspapers. I fully agree that newspapers are great, but here in Clovis the Amarillo, Lubbock and Albuquerque papers have ceased delivery. The “reality” of […]

May 3 Club Notes

Llano Estacado Quilt Guild The Llano Estacado Quilt Guild met April 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 12 members attending. Elizabeth Lawrence called the meeting to order. Sheryl Abdill read the minutes and Leigh Reynolds gave the treasurer’s report. An appreciation donation was given to the church. Reports were given on the charity projects. Upcoming […]

Deep cleaning begins with ourselves

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I subscribe to religious news services via e-mail, and recently I read an interesting survey on Americans and the way they view Christians.

We hold power in our government

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I read a lot of stuff, including editorials and commentaries in scientific journals. Each time there’s a new administration, many of these publications rev up their lobbying for support from the government for favorite projects. So now, Nobel Laureate Steven Chu, director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is […]

God’s way is to give selflessly

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist A close friend of mine lives in a larger city. Frequently she has told me of the homeless people who stand on busy corners holding signs that read, “Homeless and hungry. Anything helps.” Sometimes my friend would encounter three or four of these people a day. Sometimes drivers handed money […]

Commit to be reasonable Nov. 4

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Monday morning was pretty much the routine. A bowl of cereal more suited for my future children, a quick viewing of TV news and a visit to the Internet for my e-mail and social networking site checks. Add disappointment to the routine. A MySpace bulletin from a college […]

My report on what I’ve learned

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Every magazine I read has one section I go to before I read anything else. In Sports Illustrated, it’s “This Week’s Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us.” In Maxim, it’s the caption contest. In Esquire, it’s “What I’ve Learned.” In Esquire’s feature, well-known people tell you what they’ve learned, whether […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met Aug. 4 at the extension office with 14 members in attendance. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Secretary Martha Brister took roll call and read the minutes. A thank you letter was read from Baby’s First Wish for a donation. Helen Casaus gave […]

Education feature: Organization strives to help residents read

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clair Zarges pours hours into researching teaching methods and lesson plans for her student with the Curry County Literacy Council. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Reading is life to Clair Zarges. That is why she was stunned to learn one in four adults in Curry County struggle to read. […]