Profiteering cuckoos still run baseball

Major League Baseball purists may be mad about the designated hitters, the stadiums with retractable roofs and World Series played in November, but at least one thing never seems to change about the game: The people who run it are PC — profiteering cuckoos. ESPN reports MLB decided this week the Houston Astros can celebrate […]

Follow God’s lead despite second thoughts

Have you ever had second thoughts? Like cooking spaghetti for supper and thinking you should have gone the roast route? Or heading down Prince Street, encountering all the traffic and wishing you had turned at Llano Estacado? Those are second thoughts that cause us to look back over our decisions and ponder on what could […]

Consumers lose in blocked cell phone merger

Freedom New Mexico On antitrust, the U.S. government seems stuck in the Model T era. It just doesn’t understand that, in this age of Apple, Google, Facebook and thousands of lightning-fast digital companies, it’s practically impossible to build a monopoly. That’s why the Justice Department was so wrong in thwarting AT&T’s attempted $39 billion purchase […]

Closing city golf course mistake

It seems to me the city is making a mistake by closing the municipal golf course. It is still the best course in Clovis. It was in very good condition right up to the closing on Aug. 30, thanks to the maintenance personnel. Many senior citizens, ladies and children enjoyed the course, but it seems […]

Trophy elk donated to Elks Lodge

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lash LaRue’s prize elk, propped in the corner of the Clovis-Portales Elks Lodge, will be officially donated to the lodge on Oct. 14. Benna Sayyed It only seems fitting that a trophy elk displaced by a fire at K-Bob’s two years ago has found a permanent home at the Clovis-Portales […]

Freedom, liberty at heart of conflict

After attending a couple of events last week commemorating 9/11 and watching television coverage it is hard to believe how overwhelming that day still seems. Ten years seems like an eternity when I look at all that has happened in my personal life over that time. When I see the images of that day and […]

Education column: Maintaining school property more work than seems

Next in the installments describing the activities of Clovis Municipal Schools’ Operations Department during the summer months, here are some other things you might notice as you drive in and around town. As schools’ window and frame trims are being repainted, a complementary, two-color scheme, relatively neutral (with the shade chosen by the schools), has […]

Great weekend included wedding

Curtis Shelburne My eyes are now open. It seems to be morning. But what day is it? That’s the conversation I had with myself as something approaching consciousness was trying to break through my brain fog this morning. You see, we had a wedding a couple of days ago, complete with all the rehearsal and […]

Letters to the editor: Elected should represent, not direct

Elected should represent, not direct It seems to me the same attitude portrayed by our federal and state governments permeates our city and county commissions; that their constituents aren’t competent to know what is best for themselves or their tax dollars. The county commission, regardless of a resounding vote against the judicial complex building plan, […]

Sponsorships good for business

Have you noticed? Everybody seems to have a sponsor these days. Before, it was mainly the race car people, but now it’s becoming ubiquitous. Sporting events — like football bowl games — now carry the name of a sponsor. The Sugar Bowl has become the Allstate Sugar Bowl while the Cotton Bow in Texas is […]

Grant McGee: Manners lesson from mom

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were having breakfast at a local eatery when I got to thinking about manners; manners in restaurants to be specific. It seems there are some manners everyone follows and others no one cares about. “You know,” I said, “You just don’t hear anyone belch in a […]

Education column: Cameo aims to connect with parents

It seems that Thanksgiving brings to mind families more than most holidays. Being together as families is not always easy, but it is important. Cameo Elementary is connecting with families big-time these days. Not only are parents welcome, Cameo is actively seeking their involvement. As principal, Tony Igo, shared: “We know the more that parents […]

Food at the speed of life: Watermelon not for me

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Watermelon seems to be one of the best-loved parts of American summers. Which is why it seems odd that I’ve never cared for watermelon. I’ve met few people with a similar opinion. Nonetheless, I have good memories of the summer fruit. When I was a kid, Dad saved seeds from a watermelon he found particularly […]

McGee: That new-fangled 21st century work ethic

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Did we waste our time back in the 20th century having a work ethic? You know, being on time for a job, finishing a job, stuff like that. It seems there’s a new way of doing things here in the 21st century. This came to mind when I ran into […]

Yard sales also social events

By Grant Mcgee: Local columnist We went to our first yard sale of 2010 last week and picked up a fridge for 40 bucks. It seems yard sale season has begun. These sales just seem to flow and go with the seasons. In the winter there are few if any sales. As spring gets closer, […]

Business feature: Realtors say home sales turnaround may be on horizon

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer For reasons that extend to Cannon Air Force Base and beyond, a turnaround seems on the horizon for local home sales. Over the last two months, Clovis Realtor Kathy Corn said, deals on 96 properties in Curry and Roosevelt counties have been finalized, with an average price of $138,143. […]

Accepting Christ defining moment in life

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Here we are in the year 2010 and it seems we should be just half way through 2009. I have to agree with the saying that time “really does fly by.” The Psalmist wrote about time when he was thinking about how his little short life fit into the whole […]

Holiday shoppers should hit up local stores for gifts

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There seems to be no end of marketing approaches in the attempt to “sell” Christmas. In fact, I suppose it’s a well known reality that many of our favorite holiday traditions had their genesis in the brainstorming rooms of Madison Avenue marketing corporations. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and the Macy […]

Ramifications for all options in Afghanistan

Freedom Newspapers Based on statements from various officials, it seems our preferred approach to Afghanistan — pulling out most U.S. military forces from that country and focusing on al-Qaida, which is not operating in Afghanistan and is unlikely to secure a “safe haven” in Afghanistan however the struggle there turns out, especially if the U.S. […]

Maybe duct tape will get point across

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I may have a new use for duct tape. That hardly seems like a discovery worthy of mentioning at all, let alone in a record that will stand forever in print — one also assumes the standard exists for online records, but I just saw “Terminator: Rise of the Machines” […]