Christians really do stand on shoulders of giants

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Christians really do stand on shoulders of giants By Curtis K. Shelburne   It’s been a long time since I sat in a classroom in the old main building at Abilene Christian University and listened to Lemoine Lewis lecture on church history.   Professor Lewis knew whereof he spoke. Harvard-educated […]

Some advice best obtained from stars in sky

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist It’s time once more for a horoscope analysis from Dr. Zodiac to help you survive global warming, killer bees and evil stuff like that. All you need is your date of birth, which you may not remember because you’ve kept it well hidden for so many years. (If you truly […]

Fire departments concerned about liability

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers Residents living in Roosevelt County wishing to perform a controlled burn must have fire departments on standby as part of the ban that was kept intact by Roosevelt County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday. Local area fire departments are concerned with the issue of standbys primarily because of liability. “It’s […]

Business Briefs 7/11

Big O Tires holds lemonade fundraiser The Big O Tires store on East First Street is joining more than 540 other Big O Tires stores in 21 states to help raise funds for pediatric cancer, according to a news release from the company. The stores are holding lemonade stands through Saturday in their customer service […]

Local boy helps raise money for resident’s heart transplant

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First-grader Daniel Claypoole, 6, fills cups with Kool-Aid to raise money for Jim Whary, of Clovis, who is waiting for a heart transplant. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer His white T-shirt covered in pink splotches and splashes, his lips outlined with cherry red stains, a Clovis first-grader spent most of […]

Syrian-born psychologist took brave stand

By Mona Charen Among the most moving scenes in film history occurs in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in which the little girl, Scout, who has been watching her lawyer/father plead for the life of a falsely accused black man in the old South, is exhorted by an elderly black spectator in the gallery to rise […]

Recounting Hollywood memories

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Remember when Hollywood swept into New Mexico in the 1960s, ruthlessly taking over hearth and home from innocent, downtrodden natives who had carved a state out of the wilderness after moving here during the Eisenhower years? I was a United Press foreign correspondent in Santa Fe at the time and […]

Lady Cats stand distant second after first day of tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis High girls stand second — albeit a distance second — after Friday’s opening round of the Amarillo Relays golf tournament, hosted by Amarillo High School. Junior Tiffany Reid shot 47-47 — 94 to lead the Lady Wildcats to a 392 total in the 12-team event at Ross Rogers Golf […]

Travesties won’t end until people act

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist We were in Poland talking about Africa. It seemed fitting. Last month, I joined an interfaith pilgrimage to the killing places of the Holocaust years, a handful of the sites where homosexuals were slaughtered for being homosexuals, communists for being communists, Jehovah’s Witnesses for being Jehovah’s Witnesses and, most infamously […]

By the grace of God

Curtis Shelburne If I could somehow know that I had but one more opportunity to stand before Christ’s people and share God’s word, I would like to think that final sermon would be centered on the good news of God’s grace. What grace? The grace of God as expressed through Christ Jesus and his death […]

Christian group’s parade float irks Clovis resident

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Veterans Day parade is traditionally open to any groups wanting to participate, and the message they convey is up to them. But a float appearing in this year’s parade left one Clovis man with a bad taste in his mouth. Joe Christopherson, the service supervisor of a local […]

Fireworks vendors report an explosive sales period

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Fireworks vendors began packing up and closing shop on Monday, many declaring the season a financial success. “We just got it this year, so this was our first time,” said Maria Hernandez, who operated a stand between Clovis and Texico over the past few weeks, “but business was pretty good.” […]

Fireworks fun, but menace to police

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The Jackpot can reach upwards of 40 feet in the air. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent In the world of fireworks, the Jackpot is just that for both pyrotechnic aficionados and sellers of the products this year. Priced around $35, the multiple-shot rocket has a cannon-sized body and is what […]

Huber tackles tough marriage issues

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Today’s discussion deals with the thorny problem of certain couples fighting to get married, while others are wanting to remain single but together. Is that clear? Well, leave it to the Irish to sum up the situation when they said, “Oh what knotty times are these — all civilized people […]

Teaching kids good vs. evil wherever I can

Editor’s note: Victor Leal, 41, is mayor of Muleshoe and owner/operator of Leal’s Mexican Restaurant. His diary began Monday and will be published through Friday. What glorious weather we had to celebrate a day of rest. Thoughts of leisure swirled through my mind as I finished my first cup of coffee in the coolness of […]

Couple picks interesting wedding

CNJ Staff Daniel Hackett and Jill Chandler of Portales will make themselves part of Clovis’ Pioneer Days in a special way Sunday — they plan to get married during one of the balloon launches scheduled for the celebration. Hackett, a graphic designer at the Portales News-Tribune, said he and his fiancee will exchange vows at […]

Animal rights activists do draw the line

Tibor Machan Two years ago, a shark bit off the arm of a boy in Florida and was shot by a ranger in an effort to recover the boy’s arm. I wrote about how revealing it is that animal rights/liberation folks — those who claim there’s no basic difference between people and other species — […]