June 7 On the Shelves

Why Him? Why Her? Finding Real Love by Understanding your Personality Type by Helen Fisher explores four major personality types, shows how to identify your own, explains why some types match up well, and reveals how to use nature’s chemistry to find and keep your life partner. Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C.J. Box […]

Ruling victory for gun-right advocates

A recent decision in the liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals actually advances the constitutional concept of an individual right to gun ownership even as the judges upheld an Alameda County, Calif., decision to ban gun shows from county property. The decision is a mixed bag, but the case shows the degree to which […]

Boundaries needed for true freedom

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Think about it: daytime talk shows can be really offensive. The very strange and weird is more the ordinary or normal on these shows. For some of these shows, producers and hosts all connive to parade guests that boast about deceitful and immoral living. The audience usually applauds when […]

AIG outrage shows bailouts poor choice

Freedom New Mexico Will future historians mark last week as the week in which the Obama administration unraveled prematurely? It’s too early to tell. It was, however, a week in which top officials in financial corporations and government alike came off looking especially clueless or opportunistic. One can understand outrage over American International Group (AIG), […]

Report shows New Mexico making progress on high school reforms

New Mexico is making progress in its effort to better align high school policies with college and the workforce, a report released Thursday by the education nonprofit Achieve shows. The report, Closing the Expectations Gap, shows that New Mexico has already aligned high school graduation requirements with college and career expectations, and is making progress […]

Women play significant role in agriculture

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Argen Duncan Michelle Heavyside of Greenfield Park Dairy watches a cow and newborn calf on the dairy. While Heavyside doesn’t work with the cows, she is active in dairy-related organizations, supports her husband in his dairy work and keeps up with industry issu By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The classic […]

Letter from friend shows Quay past

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist “Dear Don and Harold. We do want to express our appreciation for the High Plains history book. “Thank you!” We are still reading and discussing History of Quay Valley. (Juanita Wallis is writing this letter.) “The residents of Quay plan to take lunch, a snake-bite-kit and go make some history. […]

TRICARE cost increases proposed

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows why some military retirees and veterans could face higher out-of-pocket costs if the Obama administration and Congress take bold moves to reform the U.S. health system and to make federal health programs more efficient. Among 115 “options” presented, though not endorsed, […]

Study: More students engaging in risky behaviors

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MCT illustration The New Mexico Health and Public Education department’s Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey shows Curry County students are having sex, using alcohol and marijuana and attempting suicide at sometimes much higher rates than the state average. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A new study shows Curry County students are having sex, using […]

Getting away with murder

Staff and wire report National data shows despite the rise of DNA fingerprinting and other “CSI”-style crime-fighting wizardry, more and more people in this country are getting away with murder. FBI figures reviewed show that the homicide clearance rate, as detectives call it, dropped from 91 percent in 1963 —the first year records were kept […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cutting Garden Quilts: Fabulous Fusible Flowers by Melinda Bula was given by the Llano Estacado Quilt Guild in memory of Mary West. Using a simple, paint-by-number style process, this book shows how you can create stunning results with the help of color charts, techniques for […]

‘Swing Vote’ movie airs Friday

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The movie “Swing Vote,” a movie about a loveable loser named Bud Johnson in a fictitious Texico, New Mexico, who ends up being the deciding voter in the presidential election, is scheduled for release Friday. In the PG-13 movie, politicians invade the town and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war […]

Howdy Doody would do us all good

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big fan Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob began every show with a question: “Kids, what time is it?” And the children […]

Feb. 10, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: 100 Classic Golf Tips, edited by Christopher Obetz, was given by Kaye Hardwick in memory of Marge Westfall. Drawn from more than 50 years’ worth of contributions from the world’s greatest pros, each of these 100 essential hints is matched with classic drawings and time-honored […]

Former Broadway performer takes show to Clovis

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Courtesy photo David Geist is playing Jan. 26 at the Mabry Hotel in Clovis as a fund-raiser. Tickets are $50 and available at Clovis Community College. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer David Geist doesn’t just want to play music. He wants to teach others why he loves it so much. “I infuse dramatic intent […]

Three little pigs

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Jenna Kirkland, 10, said she has been raising her York show pig for four months. She and her two older brothers exhibited their pigs Saturday at the Farwell Junior Livestock Show. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The spray of skin and hair conditioner foamed over the portly hide of […]

Behind the scene

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Layne Strebeck and his mother, Selena, are both involved in all things Wildcat’s football. Strebeck, a senior at Clovis High School, plays as defensive and tight end on the team, while his mother shoots photographs and organizes dinners. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Bonnie Mendoza hasn’t tackled anybody or […]

Clear boundaries not slavery but freedom

By Judy Brandon I must be very naïve. If most of the people live like the dysfunctional guests on daytime televisions talk shows, then I am really not in touch with how most of America thinks and lives. The strange is has become the norm on these shows. The live audiences on these various shows […]

9-23 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Remodel: Great Home Makeovers from Connecticut to California by Matthew Schoenherr explains the seven keys to a successful makeover and shows you how to create the perfect place out of the not-so-perfect space you currently call home. Dead Connection by Alafair Burke focuses on Detective […]