I will stand up for your liberties

“The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.” — H.L. Mencken Rarely have I read a quote that contained […]

Our people: Clovis pastor keeps busy

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LILIANA CASTILLO: Freedom New Mexico Clovis resident David Dawson has been a pastor for nine years. Clovis resident David Dawson has lived in Clovis for 38 years. He spends his time doing many things including being a singer, songwriter, producer, motivator and pastor. If you know Dawson, you’re wondering why he didn’t list coach. He […]

Our people: Former farmer stays busy

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Courtesy photo Longtime Clovis resident and retiree Don Reid said he’s busier now than he ever was. Clovis resident Don Reid is a self-declared house husband. In his retirement, he spends his time working around the house, visiting hospitals and retirement homes, spending time with his grandchildren, teaching a men’s non-denominational Bible class and going […]

First person: Family man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo City sanitation worker, Leo Garcia, enjoys spending time with his family. Leo Garcia, 29, spends time with his family and said he loves his job at the city of Clovis’ landfill. For him, what makes the job is the people around him. Second family: I love my job because of […]

First person: Piano man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jim Tulett has restored and tuned pianos for 35 years. Jim Tulett, 70, spends more than half of his time at his Clovis home in a shop restoring pianos, music tinkling in the background. On this day it was cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Tulett also tunes pianos. N.Y. to N.M.: I […]