You’ll never rise above violence until it’s faced

Clyde Davis The set evokes my stark image of a Wyoming autumn on the high prairie. Risers overlap to several heights and simple block stools provide seating, and at every entrance there is the fence — the fence of rough wood on which Matthew Shepard spun out his last conscious moments. The play set focuses […]

School of hard knocks

Rick White Ryan Denton’s headaches have not subsided and neither has the pain of not being able to play football again. It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the kid with the boy-next-door look who, like other boys in football-mad Clovis, grew up dreaming of playing for the purple and white. He entered his […]

Alabama commandments issue isn’t isolated

Kay Arvizu My heart goes out to the people of Alabama. I hope they remember that this is not a defeat for God, but for those people who think they won. The monument that was removed from the Alabama Judicial Building was not God, nor was it worshiped by his people; it was simply a […]

Meeting Hope: Readers share memories of Bob Hope

By Jack King By Jack King CNJ STAFF WRITER jack_king@link.freedom.com Like millions of other members of the Armed Forces, several Clovis residents remember seeing Bob Hope at different times in his almost 60-year career of entertaining troops. Longtime Clovis resident Len Santi said the comedian, who died on Sunday at age 100, came through the […]

Pioneer Days offers fun

By Clyde Davis Age is mostly a matter of perspective, whether it’s attached to buildings, persons or objects. I cringe when I go into an antique store and see the prices sometimes attached to familiar objects — even toys — from my childhood. Did you ever have the feeling you should not have cleaned out […]

Great gifts for father’s Day, from A to Z

Now that Mother’s Day is just a tumbleweed on yesterday’s fencepost, it’s time to light the big bonfire under Father’s Day, which is June 16. (Lots of bells and whistles here accompanied by more prize-winning metaphors.)  Anyway, why should the distaff side of parenthood get all the hullabaloo each year? I mean, isn’t it enough […]