Everybody’s business: Bankers far from impersonal

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Local columnist Most of us remember with fondness the lovable small-town lender played by Jimmy Stewart in the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” But in real life many small business people become intimidated by transactions with the financial community. The mergers, consolidations, bank closures, staff transfers and government bailouts have added to […]

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 […]

Joy from material items short-lived

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist When Daddy and Mother were in seminary, the money was tight. So we looked for entertainment that was inexpensive and accessible. I remember a trip when our family and another family took a trip to the Missouri State Fair in 1955. The Missouri State Fair was quite an attraction to […]

We as adults are children compared to place in heaven

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Do you remember the cute things your children said when they were little and trying to develop a vocabulary? Many times the way they pronounce those words in no way resembles the object they are trying to describe. Then again, sometimes their words have a certain ring to the real […]

Local finance experts: Think longterm

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Remember to have a long-term view. That’s the advice area financial advisors are giving their clients as daily news coverage highlights financial woes in the U.S. markets. This week, the nation watched unprecedented upheaval in the markets, marked by several hundred-point gains and losses in the Dow Jones industrials, […]

Olympian remembered as happy-go-lucky teen

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Courtesy photo Amber Campbell as a seventh-grader in Tucumcari. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari residents who knew Olympian Amber Campbell are excited for the happy-go-lucky teenager they remember who attended local elementary and middle schools. Campbell, 27, will be competing in the qualifying rounds of the hammer throw event on Monday, and in […]

Friends, family gather to remember victim

Friends and family remember Don Chapman as someone who would help anybody with whatever needs they had. He’s also remembered as a man whose life changed three years ago during an extended illness when he accepted Jesus as his personal savior. Scott Reeves of Wheeler Mortuary recounted Chapman’s life Saturday during his funeral, with particular […]

American dollars don’t have to leave America

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist Many of us remember the “Made in the USA” movement which seemed pervasive during the 1980s. Back up by catchy television commercials, the marketing campaign featured consumers and business people declaring “It matters to me.” The press was full of dire predictions about the state of American manufacturing, and there […]

Remember the prairie

The New Mexico Parks Department wants New Mexicans to

Students lacked proper supervision

By Walter Bradley: CNJ guest columnist Remember the game of telling someone a story and they tell 10 more people … and the last person tells a different story? That’s what’s happened with the recent school yearbook issue in Clovis.

Students lacked proper supervision

By Walter Bradley: CNJ guest columnist Remember the game of telling someone a story and they tell 10 more people … and the last person tells a different story? That’s what’s happened with the recent school yearbook issue in Clovis.

Lessons learned come from mom

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist Remember your mom this Mother’s Day.

Snap judgments rarely pay off

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Although it was 28 years ago, I remember on a daily basis a talk I had with my father, who was a preacher, when my attitude was less than Christian-like. All the teenagers were sitting at the back of the church. As my father walked to the pulpit, a strange […]

Remember your first time?

Remember the first time you voted? Frank Dalton does. “I don’t remember what was on the ballot, but I think it was more local issues,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I was awed that my name was listed on the voters roll. “I know it didn’t take long to make my selections, and pull the […]

‘I hope they remember that I cared’

David Lansford, Clovis’ mayor the past 12 years, is stepping down next week. We have an in-depth feature scheduled for Sunday’s paper. In a two-hour interview this week, Lansford talked about highlights, and lowlights, in his career as a public servant. How would he like Clovis residents to remember him? “I hope they’ll remember that […]

Remember the tornadoes?

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us

Make this Valentine’s Day memorable one

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Noting that other columnists had done so, I recently had my own newspaper photo updated. The truth was, that the older copy, six years old, had never looked much like me to begin with. I was always just short of surprised when a reader recognized me on the basis of […]

A blizzard to remember

Frank Dalton shares his most memorable cold-weather experience: “I remember a blizzard when I was about 5 (that) covered our ranch in northern New Mexico. When it broke I could walk over a five-wire barbed-wire fence. Dad spent days on horseback looking for cattle. Tractors were the only way to get around for nearly two […]

Keeping the dream alive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dr. Marsha K. Hardeman reminded the attendees of the 2008 Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast that Dr. King’s message has to be passed on to new generations in order to be effective. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Red, white and blue balloons hung in the air above the tables […]

In Tribute: Sister: Woman spent life helping others

By Kevin WIlson: Freedom New Mexico There was one thing Virginia Dickenson was always sure of, and she never let her eight siblings forget it. “She would say she’s the oldest, the prettiest and the smartest,” said her sister, Pat Henderson. “She’d tell us that all the time.” Some things she would never say, however, […]