Cake decorating featured on program

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on making bias strip cording, “upcycled” accessories and cake decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Pam Damour of The Decorating Diva will show how to make continuous bias strips and turn them into perfect welt cords, and then show […]

War on drugs has humiliating ramifications

Freedom New Mexico It is encouraging that the U.S. Supreme Court so strongly condemned Thursday the decision by officials in an Arizona school district to strip-search a 13-year-old girl because they suspected she might have some Ibuprofen pain reliever in her undergarments. The amazing thing is that even one justice (Clarence Thomas) dissented, and that […]

U.S. shouldn’t support either side in Mideast

Freedom New Mexico As is so often the case with Middle Eastern conflicts, there are wheels within wheels in the current Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza strip, and a distinct shortage of reasons to cheer either side. The primary blame for the current conflict must lie with Hamas, a militant organization heavily subsidized by […]

Ag Sense: Strip tillage may be alternative to no-till

By Sangu Angadi Sustainability of agriculture in the southern High Plains depends on improved agronomic practices that protect our limited soil and water resources, and reduce the cost of production. Unreliable precipitation patterns, high intensity rains causing erosion and declining irrigation resources make water the most important factor for limiting agriculture sustainability in the region. […]

Residents request overpass repair, drag strip at city meeting

CNJ staff Public input at Thursday’s city Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan meeting included repairs to the Hull Street Overpass and building a drag strip at Ned Houk Park. ICIP is a planning document in which the city lists its top projects or purchases, according to Carole Moreno, the city’s grant writer. The list is […]

Neighbors fear Gaza Strip after Hamas takeover

Freedom Newspapers There are losers all around the Middle East, and most decidedly in Washington, in the virtually complete takeover of the Gaza Strip by the militant Islamist faction Hamas. But the residents of that unhappy territory will suffer the most. A little more than a month ago, before the fierce fighting of the past […]

Driving is underrated compared to airline hassles

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist The pilots in the air show had it easy — they merely strapped on their helmets, buckled the hatch and off they zoomed into the cloudy gray yonder. We folks who have to rely on commercial airlines for our trips to Guatemala or France (two of the more popular destinations for […]

New China Star on its way

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent When his restaurant went up in flames on July 18, 2004, Harry Wang was sadly there for the end of an era. The Main Street restaurant was the first in a chain of China Stars that eventually sprouted in Amarillo, Lubbock, Roswell and Albuquerque. At the urging of former customers […]

Longest running comic wasn’t always funny

By Don McAlavy The first thing I read every Sunday morning are the color comics. I bypass the bad news on the front page and go to my favorite comic strip, Blondie and Dagwood. I want a laugh. Long ago, they said the funnies were responsible for selling a lot of newspapers. But in these […]

Schulz on stage

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent CCC actors bring late cartoonist Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown characters to life in play. Children remind us of pure and simple days, when the most important things in life were school work, baseball games and holidays. All of this wholesome innocence and more was captured for decades by cartoonist Charles […]

CNJ looking for comic-conscious readers

David Stevens Does Beetle Bailey bug you? Is Hagar horrible? Should the Wizard of Id turn himself into Zack Hill or some other more contemporary comic strip? Comics can be among the most popular features in a newspaper. They can also grow stale with time. We’re thinking about making changes to our daily comics in […]

Readers divided on comic strip

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the Clovis News Journal’s decision not to publish an upcoming B.C. comic strip. The strip refers to Asian characters who fail in their attempt to build a working airplane and includes a potentially insensitive line — “Two Wongs don’t make a Wright.” Some responses: “I agree that […]