Domenici says goodbye

U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., spoke to New Mexico lawmakers on Monday and shared this story: “Almost 20 years ago, I spoke at the annual meeting of the New Mexico Electric Cooperatives down in Ruidoso. After I finished speaking, two ladies came up, tugged on my coat and began thanking me profusely. “I asked them […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Laughter the Best Medicine II contains a laugh-out-loud collection of the funniest jokes, quotes, stories, and cartoons from Reader’s Digest magazine, all guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Creation in Death by J. D. Robb centers on Lt. Eve Dallas, whose new crime scene mimics […]

Memorable experiences

Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Eight months ago I wrote my first column for the inaugural edition of the Cannon Connections. Since then, I have filled this space with my thoughts and opinions on being an Air Force wife. Some were well-received while others were met with disapproval. A column on military wives whining netted me […]

Something to do on January 10, 2008

Clovis-Carver Public Library hosts a pre-school story hour at 10 a.m. Children attending will hear about birds and build a bird feeder. Information: 769-7840.

Memories define holiday season

By Clyde Davis: Columnist The other day, while doing some browse-shopping in our local chain bookstore, I came across two books to put on the “maybe” list. Complete scripts, or at least apparently complete, for “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “Miracle On 34th Street.” Since both rank high on my favorite blond’s list of touching […]

Ceremony honors veterans

By Col. Babette Lenfant: 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander CANNON AIR FORCE BASE —Veterans Day, as Cannon Airmen took a well-deserved day off, Ranchvale Elementary School students held a ceremony to honor America’s veterans. Many parents of the children attended the White Table Ceremony as Rachel Wood read the story “America’s White Table”, […]

Veterans deserve respect, thanks

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Growing up I loved to hear my grandparents talk about their experiences during WWII, especially their escape story. During German occupation, my grandfather, who had worked for the Italian government in the past, was ordered to come back and collaborate with the Germans. Unwilling to do so and opposing the regime, […]

Local artists deserve support

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Among the hoped for fall events of Pintores, the local art league, is a fund-raising auction featuring art by local artists. A similar auction, held in 2005 in Portales, raised several thousand dollars for the benefit of students at ENMU who had been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The question raised by […]

Portales Abengoa plant on market

Freedom Newspapers Abengoa Bioenergy, of St. Louis announced Thursday that it intends to sell its Portales plant, according to plant officials. The global company acquired the Portales facility in 2002 and has since that time increased production capacity to approximately 27 million gallons per year, according to a story online in the Cherry Creek News […]

Terror suspects treated without shadow of doubt

By Freedom Newspapers One news story painted the conviction Thursday of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla as “a significant victory for the Bush administration.” It was far from that. If anything, it was a repudiation of the way the administration handled his case. Padilla, 36, is the former Chicago gang member who converted to Islam and […]

Man sought on three warrants arrested in Texas

CNJ Staff A 34-year-old man wanted by Clovis Police on three outstanding warrants was captured Friday in Weatherford, Texas, following a high-speed chase. Anthony D. Morgan led city, county and state police on a chase before crashing his vehicle, according to a story on the Weatherford Telegram Web site. After the crash, Morgan broke into […]

Soggy Potter book could be sign

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist My life is not so boring that I need to go out of my way to poke somebody, offend a few, or otherwise provoke e-mail to further bury my in-box. (My saved e-mails just broke into five figures.) But, I’ll tell you anyway: I love Harry Potter. If confession […]

U.S.’ approach to drug problem needs revamped

By Freedom Newspapers We couldn’t help but notice a recent wire story headlined “Illegal drugs getting scarcer.” The report began by noting that the availability of most illegal drugs is down and drug seizures are up. Drug warriors point to this information as proof the war on drugs is succeeding. Not everyone, however, is reaching […]

Mother uses “Sad Story” in attempt to curb meth

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Freedom Newspapers: Helena Rodriguez Sheila Savitz, left, visits the grave of her son, Rob, in Portales Cemetery with her daughter, Amanda Ziegler. A copy of Rob’s last letter, “My Sad Story,” is embedded in the gravestone for all to read. The letter is as a warning to would-be meth users. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers […]

Blackmail affects Clovis citizen

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Arthur E. Curren, first newspaper publisher in Clovis, told a strange story that happened in Clovis in its early days. Curren had come to Clovis from California in 1929. He came to celebrate the joining of his old Clovis News to the Clovis Journal and creating the Clovis Evening News-Journal. Arthur […]

Daughter’s pursuit of degree inspiring

The graduates are on their way. The diplomas have been handed out, now it’s on to the next stage. For some it’s more schooling, for others it’s a job; some waited for that diploma to get married, others will be going into the military and some will go into the family business. This is a […]

We could have used better words

By David Stevens/CNJ Editor Our newspaper recently published a story about an F-16 pilot killed in Iraq last year. The story reported details about the cause of the crash. The main headline read: “Pilot error caused crash” The secondary headline was: “Air Force report: Pilot of Cannon F-16 died protecting ground troops.” Several readers have […]

Education feature: Cultural calling

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Students at La Casita Elementary School listen attentively Wednesday as Native American storyteller Debra Morningstar shares stories with the students that demonstrate how to live in balance and harmony. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Here, there is no museum mentality. Rattles, turtle shells, rabbit pelts, animal skulls and handmade […]

Army owes it to fallen soldier to reveal truth

By Freedom Newspapers Friendly fire killed Pat Tillman almost three years ago in Afghanistan. But his death continues to haunt us. Maybe it’s because his sacrifice seems so supreme: relinquishing the ease and wealth of life as a respected NFL football player for the brutality and danger of fighting on the front lines. It’s a […]

Low budget doesn’t hold back ‘Believe’

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The Lady Cyclones basketball team progresses under the tutelage of a new coach in “Believe in Me.” (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When I got an invite to an early-morning “Believe in Me” screening, I envisioned a consequence-free movie review. If I say it’s great, I give extra motivation to an eastern […]