Military mama: Still searching for miracle workout

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I have determined that I am far more of a wimp in reality than I am in my own head. In my brain I’m practically Xena warrior princess, but that can’t possibly be the truth since I’ve begun to feel my muscles ache over simple tasks like squatting to interact with my toddlers. Let’s be […]

Card, stationary making featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on turning passion into a reality, making cards and stationery by machine and organizing a home office will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon. Lance Heft is a businessman, author and entrepreneur, and has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” He will talk […]

Reality better than reality TV

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It probably started with watching the TV Land awards. A sense of nostalgia for the good old days — really not so old — just the 1980’s or ‘90s- came with the memories brought on by watching the awards. Love Boat, Night Caller, Cheers,Coach, Seinfeld and their kind were something […]

Season bringing out spirit of community

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The excitement among small people is building to a level that is almost unbearable, as the day of Christmas draws closer. In homes like ours, where Santa Claus is a reality, the attendant efforts to keep that major secret of the season reach new heights. How long has it been […]

Baskett busy as NFL player, reality TV star, father-to-be

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Courtesy photo: E! Entertainment In a scene from Sunday’s “Baskett Cases” episode of “Kendra,” Kendra Wilkinson, left, and Hank Baskett drive through Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Hank Baskett’s busiest offseason as an NFL player isn’t nearly over yet. He had his salary tripled in April with a one-year, $1.545 million tender offer […]

Tabloid reality seems ghoulish

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist This column finds its genesis in one which was recently written by Mr. Leonard Pitts, whose syndicated work appears in this newspaper. Mr. Pitts, an African American male, is around my age and writes from the slightly, but not overly, conservative side of the spectrum. Though I frequently find myself […]

MLK's dream: A reality

By Capt. Tyler Moore: 27th SOW Equal Opportunity Director As we observe Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 19, the very next day America will write a new chapter in her history with the inauguration of Barack Obama as its 44th President of the United States. In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave […]

Airmen train for SOF resupply

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez An MC-130W Combat Spear drops a container release system load at the Melrose Air Force Range during a training exercise on Sept. 23. The drops are done at least once a week and prepare the aircrews for resupply missions in areas without airfields. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: […]

Hiking relaxing getaway

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I remember the old story, or analogy, about not being able to see the forest for the trees. The reality, which underlies so much of life, is that we cannot find that which is right in front of us. The story applies, among other areas, to summer and the beauty […]

Out of the depths, hope!

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I love the Psalms. They are so filled with the reality of life that we can all find ourselves in them as the reality of our own lives crowds in. Consider, for example, Psalm 130, a psalm for real people, flesh and blood humans, who haven’t got life all […]

Getting back to basics: The art of reading

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer I recall hearing a story about two siblings who went into business together and formed a corporation. When it came time to borrow additional funds the owners used company stock as collateral. One of the siblings signed a document giving what he thought was 20 percent to the financial institution; when in […]

ENMU holds Iron Chef Competition

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Laura Robbins, right, of Portales, mixes ingredients Thursday for a banana peanut butter pie, while Katy Force of Portales works on other items. The two were competing in the Iron Chef competion at Eastern New Mexico University. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Reality TV came to Eastern New Mexico […]

Paris’ perspective sobering commentary

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I’ve been on a mission lately, and I’m sad to say I’ve been failing. On my desk is a copy of the 1987 classic, “Throw Momma From the Train,” starring Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal. I look forward to any awards ceremony, or pretty much any movie with Crystal […]

We need to see big picture

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Christian scholar and writer D. Elton Trueblood once wrote, “The major danger of our contemporary religion … is that it makes small what ought to be large.” Lest we make small what Christ meant to be exceedingly large in scope, perhaps we do well from time to time to […]

Child abuse, neglect deserve to be taken seriously

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It was a long-term substitute-teaching assignment for seventh-grade math, with the teacher expecting to be gone for three weeks. Within three days of that three weeks, I had developed an opinion about what was going on in the life of one child. It was some objective pieces — the worn […]

Voluntary capitivity part of Olympic experience

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist How many of us, like myself, have been held semi-captive by the Winter Olympics? It is, needless to say, a voluntary captivity. Nobody forces you, or me, or anyone else, to tune in to channel 14 or 4 respectively, entering by virtual reality, or wishful thinking, the world of cross […]

Superficiality has no place in disaster

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Apparently, Brownie wasn’t the only one. You remember the grief that fell on Michael Brown, former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month after the release of some embarrassing e-mails. They revealed that as Hurricane Katrina was submerging New Orleans and shredding Biloxi, Brown and his aides were […]

PC lingo will get you on Bob’s list

Bob Huber : Local Columnist Now comes Christmas with its roasted chestnuts and guys begging change for charity in front of Wal-Mart stores, all of which makes me watch my language. I learned that yuletide lesson as a youngster when my mother utilized her Nebraska wit by saying, “If you can‘t talk clean during the […]

Close to home, yet world away: trip to Portales

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist We are going to take a virtual tour of Portales, by way of enhancing our romancing through some wonderful events and new opportunities in this town. If you wish to grab a mid-autumn getaway with the love of your life, the approaching weekend could be a busy one for you. Changes […]

Three wishes come true via reality television

Andy Jackson Two Clovis children and a single mom made wishes and the world watched them come true on TV Friday. Trey Trotter, 10, thought it was “really cool” to see people he knew on TV. “I didn’t recognize them until my mom told me,” Trotter said. Trotter’s mom, Tammy, 41, said: “The show was […]