‘First order’ friend wonderful blessing

My brother-in-law once told me a story about two lost Texans. I like stories where Texans are heroes. This is not one of those. A veteran teacher, Randal also works for the Forest Service in New Mexico—which is why he was one of the folks who got the call and ended up spending more than […]

Kennedy dead at 77

The Associated Press BOSTON — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. In nearly 50 years in the Senate, Kennedy […]

Society should allow for mistakes

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The story begins in a local mailing center, where a local business person entered and began to tell of his 17-year-old son’s attempt to independently board a flight. Read the story; it may have an all too familiar ring. Like many young adults who have never flown before, this young […]

Business feature: Pizza chain adds Portales location

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PNT Photo: Argen Duncan Lance Coiner of Cox Refrigeration and Electric Inc. works in the space earmarked for a Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza store on Avenue C. The owners of the store in Clovis expect to expand to Portales and open in coming weeks. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The story is getting a […]

Tucumcari police chief placed on administrative leave

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Kailee Martinez, 14, was tased in the head July 2 by Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher when she ran from him following a domestic dispute with her mother. By Thomas Garcia and Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher has been placed on paid administrative leave pending […]

Treasures meant to be shared

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist On this July 4th weekend, I am reminded of the stories and life experiences surrounding those who fought in World War I and World War II in our world. The flowing is a true story. It is not a story of valor during the war but it is a commentary […]

Some officials bit more frugal with tax dollars

Freedom New Mexico A story in Sunday’s newspaper detailed expense reports for six key government leaders in eastern New Mexico. The report covered 11 months and raised questions about how and why our appointed representatives spend our tax money. Why, for example, did Curry County Manager Lance Pyle spend more than $1,700 on food from […]

Sotomayor’s decision-making questioned

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama surprised some court watchers with his choice of Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to replace the retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. In several respects it was a shrewd choice, although some of the factors that made it shrewd […]

Brewer Jeep hopes to remain open as Brewer Mitsubishi

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Brewer Jeep is one of four New Mexico Chrysler dealers on the closure list released by Chrysler LLC on Thursday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Don Brewer isn’t planning to just roll over and stop selling Jeeps. Clovis’ Brewer Jeep is one of 789 Chrysler dealerships nationwide targeted […]

Story behind singing sensation inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I have a new hero. Her name is

Will salmonella outbreak affect Valencia peanut acreage in eastern New Mexico?

By Naveen Puppala: CNJ columnist In 2008, the U.S. had a bumper peanut crop resulting in 2,573,950 tons of peanuts. Timely rain and less disease pressure resulted in high yields in the Southeast and the Carolinas. Cool weather and high winds had resulted in just an average crop for the Southwest where peanuts are grown […]

Feb. 15, 2009 On the shelves

The following book are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope by Richard Cohen was given by Kappa Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in memory of Marc Hayes. The remarkable story of five ordinary people trapped in the complex world of serious chronic […]

Jesus’ birthday gives Christians chance to connect

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist At times I am able to tune in to Ravi Zacharias on the radio. A dynamic speaker, he is also a wonderful teacher and a Christian theologian that has a world wide ministry. He is highly educated, and a visiting scholar at Oxford. Zacharias speaks to scores of college groups […]

a view from under the pew: the lost story of thanksgiving

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ 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, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the lost story of thanksgiving with the full realization thatthanksgiving was just celebratedboss i thought it intriguing that […]

Nov. 16, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Life Lessons from Little League: A Guide for Parents and Coaches by Vincent Fortanasce was given by Bob, Julie, and Rob Taylor in memory of Mark Deavours. For managers, coaches, and parents, this book reflects what Little League is all about: courage, character, and family […]

Code names don’t tell real story

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Sanity is why I want to be in the White House. Monday afternoon, I found out the Secret Service has tagged the family of President-elect Barack Obama with codenames, all beginning with “R.” I don’t think I particularly like Barack Obama’s actual codename of “Renegade.” If you take […]

Legend of buffalo hunter Causey lives on

By Ruth Burns: CNJ Correspondent By Ruth Burns Special to the CNJ No story of the High Plains would be complete without mentioning T.L. “George” Causey, for whom Causey, New Mexico was named. Causey was a rancher, freighter, and most famously, a buffalo hunter. It was his heavy wagons and ox teams hauling hides to […]

Encounters all part of God’s plan

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My friend told me her story of the new friend she met on the plane. I thought of this verse: “For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” ( 2 Corinthians 4:18) Recently a colleague of mine was in an international […]

Story needs finishing; help sought

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist At Duffy Sasser’s 90th birthday party an inevitable question was asked: “What is it that you, Duffy Sasser, wish to finish — what would you still like to achieve?” Here’s what Sasser had to say: “There does happen to be one project that I was absolutely unable to even make […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Captured!: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience by Stanton Friedman was given by David, Mary, and Sierra Stalker in memory of Wanda Carter. The famous story of the world’s first documented alien abduction is taken apart, meticulously re-examined by Betty’s niece and nuclear physicist […]