Cowboy Homebrew

by Glenda Price People who grew up during the Great Depression have lessons for those of us born and raised in the years since. A few Depression survivors are still here, and they can teach us whippersnappers a great deal about self reliance, self control, neighborliness – and most important of all, survival skills. I’ve […]

A view from under the pew: amos fights his self-image

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. yesterday boss i struggledto get out of my littlematchbox bed and when ifinally made it to the kitchensink […]

Music teaches discipline

By Cindy Martin: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. Like many people, music is an everyday part of my life. I have the radio on in my car and in my office. […]

Self-sacrifice worthy for all beliefs

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist For persons who follow the liturgical calendar of the Christian tradition, the season of Lent will soon be upon us, a season which comes this year about as early as it possibly can. Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of that season, is Feb. 6 this year. For those to […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Anniversary

RobertsBill and Edith Roberts of Melrose celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 30, 2007 with a luncheon hosted by their family. The couple was married Dec. 29, 1957, in Artesia. They have two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a self-employed farmer and rancher. She is a homemaker.

Education Digest: Anti-violence guides available

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., informed New Mexico schools of resources to protect students from violence such as the school shooting Oct. 11 in Ohio, according to a press release. The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is offering a CD with more than 30 guidebooks on […]

Guilty plea entered in case of 2006 death

CNJ staff A Clovis man pleaded guilty late Wednesday afternoon to second-degree murder, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Tony Martinez, 54, pleaded guilty in connection with the 2006 death of Hugo Ochoa, 32. Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced Martinez to 10 years in prison. According to the release, witness statements […]

U.S.’ hard-won freedoms must be defended

By Freedom Newspapers Each year, Americans celebrate the independence of our nation on July 4, remembering the conflicts and patriots who died to preserve our ideals. This week, we will again remember those men and women and gather with family under the sheltering umbrella of the United States of America. But let us remember more. […]

Generation Y besting their predecessors

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Growing older has many drawbacks and one unalloyed pleasure: passing judgment on the younger generation. Lately, people have been scrutinizing the members of Generation Y and finding them deficient. What’s wrong with the kids? A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reported that because they have been told since […]