Q&A: Clovis student enjoys diversity in Denmark

Evan Buzzard, 17, of Clovis is attending school in Demark as part of the foreign exchange student program. He is the son of Todd and Janet Buzzard of Clovis. Buzzard responded by e-mail to the following questions. Q What are you learning from being in the exchange program and from host families? A I have […]

Psalmist is right: Joy comes in morning

By Curtis Shelburne Sometimes — and now that I think about it, maybe most of the time — I think the little things in life are the biggest and best of all. Oh, I know, some of the things that will one day, in the perspective of a whole life, seem really small seem pretty […]

Santa’s Helpers – Area residents and organizations pitch together to help the needy

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by David Irvin, CNJ staff writer A small caravan set out east from Clovis Sunday night on a secret mission. Their first target was an unsuspecting family of five a little down on their luck. Along for the ride were local radio personalities, fire department personnel and even a small squad of elves. This was […]

Family members take different roads to graduation

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble summed up the graduation in way that you’d expect. “I think every one of our graduates has a unique and interesting story of how they arrived here today,” Gamble said in his closing statements. Though he meant all of the 220 […]

Police blotter: Oct. 31,2004

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Oct. 18 to a local school where there was a report of an assault. The victim said she had been provoked by another female student who called her obscenities and generally harassed her. The victim said she would not […]

Business forum bringing state agency reps to Clovis

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer In an effort to promote small business development in eastern New Mexico, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and other state officials are inviting business owners to bring their questions and concerns to a forum Wednesday at Clovis Community College. The forum will include discussion on a variety of topics important […]

Old church closes for good

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Eldred Brown, who lives 12 miles east of the church in Texas, pauses as he looks around the Rosedale Baptist Church in Bellview. Brown and other church members helped clean up the church Tuesday for a final service that will be held Oct. 2. Tova Fruchtman BELLVIEW — About 35 miles north of Clovis, amidst […]

Pocket bikes could be a dangerous fad

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the newest fad in transportation: mini-motorcycles known as pocket bikes. Some responses: “WHEN SCHOOL LETS OUT in the afternoons I can always count on at least six to eight mini-motorcycles racing up and down my street with all the kids beeping their horns at […]

Flight delays need innovative ideas from FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration last week went through three frustrating days of headbanging and jawboning that failed to yield an agreement among airlines to cut back on flights at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, which has more takeoffs and landings per year than any airport in the world. Now we’ll see if the FAA makes good on […]

Raising minimum wage detrimental political battle

Freedom Editorial At least as often as every election cycle the effort to boost the minimum wage reappears on the scene. It’s a tactic particularly popular with Democrats as it makes them seem to care for the little guy and paints opponents as uncaring tools of big business. John Kerry recently set the stage for […]