Setting the example is a standard for all Airmen

Master Sgt. Brian Rogers Do you set the example or are you the one waiting until the very last moment to join the rest of the Air Force? The Air Force changes constantly and everyone is responsible to be aware of new policies and procedures. If you don’t grasp the changes you will find yourself […]

Service in the military a choice that can bring us together

Major Todd Glanzer I grew up an Air Force brat. I don’t remember having a choice. In fact, after the many Permanent Changes of Station moves as a kid, I remember telling my parents, “There’s no way I would join the Air Force.” I didn’t want to serve. But years later what did I do? […]

No celebrity relationship greater than one with Christ

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist According to family records and oral family history, my cousin has long maintained that we are related to the famous writer Mark Twain. As a child, I was always thrilled to tell that I was related to him. In grade school once we were reading a short story by Twain, […]

College, base library partner in English program

Janet Taylor-Birkey Clovis Community College and the Cannon library have partnered to offer a distance-learning program to learn English as a second language, with videos that can be checked out from the library and viewed at home. After watching a video, and completing a worksheet, the student can then check out the next video. Worksheets […]

Flights to space ultimately domain of private business

Freedom Newspapers It was exhilarating to watch the space shuttle Discovery lift off on what looks to be a successful flight into space Tuesday morning. Despite setbacks and stagnation, the idea of venturing into space still appeals to something similar to the human impulse that launched sea voyages of discovery hundreds of years ago and […]

Crowley strove for exemplary Christian life

By Judy Brandon Sometimes it seems that we can be touched in ways we do not anticipate. It was any normal day in my life and I was on my way to work by my typical route. I turned on the car radio and the host introduced a taped speech by Mary Crowley, then CEO […]

Many great truths people should know

By Bob Huber It’s May again, time to gather ye the first gay blossoms of the greater stitchwort and go a-Maying. But if you’re into less strenuous activities, just give thanks you got through another winter. By and large, that can be a heady sensation. That said, let’s today delve into the human psyche before […]

Newspapers complement education

Freedom Newspapers It’s hard to think of any ingredient to success as important as a good education. Unique talents, be they athletic, artistic or scholastic, certainly play their roles. Hard work always has its place. Even dumb luck leads some to success. Whatever other factors help a person find success, none has played a leading […]

Nuttall’s success should be seen by harshest critics

CNJ Editorial Neil Nuttall completes 7 1/2 years as Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent this week, leaving Tuesday for North Central Missouri College where he becomes its president. Nuttall leaves behind a legacy of academic vision and infrastructure that will serve Clovis students and the community for decades to come. And, as with all such agents […]

Will success at Fallujah solve the problem?

Freedom Newspapers The long-awaited U.S.-Iraqi military assault on what is generally called the “rebel-held” city of Fallujah has begun. Despite some early problems — facing more booby traps with explosives than expected — there is little reason not to expect the U.S. military to be able to defeat most of the overt insurgent activity and […]

Defining ‘success’ can be difficult

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist I once saw a sign that said: SAMUEL P. BOSWELL VETERINARIAN/TAXIDERMIST EITHER WAY YOU GET YOUR DOG BACK Guaranteed success, right? But how do you know what “success” is? Most of us are pursuing it in one way or another, and I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit […]

Different era calls for changes in agency operations

Freedom Newspapers Did we hear CIA director George Tenet correctly? Did he really tell the 9/11 commission last week that it will take “another five years of work to have the kind of clandestine service our country needs” to combat al-Qaida and other terrorists? And did he really go on to assert that “the same […]

Community tries to build on ‘success dilemma’

By Jack King As Mayor David Lansford told the audience in a noon talk at Friday’s economic development forum at Clovis Community College, the secret of successful economic development is organization and planning. Approximately 75 community leaders met Friday to discuss issues, brainstorm and plan for the future. “Economic development has a different meaning for […]

Tucumcari airshow will go on as planned

Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — The Thunderbirds won’t fly, but the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. A night show will kick off the event, beginning at 7:30 tonight. Officials said the 30-minute event will be visible about anywhere in the city. Organizer […]

Country star returns to area

By Helena Rodriguez About 1,000 people packed the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom on Thursday night, all eager to hear the Texas phenomenon of the moment, Pat Green — who is making waves on national country music charts — perform a free concert. From die-hard fans to those unfamiliar, but curious about the recently unknown […]

Most agree: Work ethic still important

By Janet Bresenham As many prepare to cease their labor today on Labor Day, some people see a shift in the modern work ethic and the willingness to work. One who sees a change but still considers a strong work ethic important is Barbara Norris of Clovis. “When you’re out and around some places, there […]

Muleshoe High grad finds success in motivational speaking

By Eric Butler Jimmy Cabrera’s book is called “What’s In Your Backpack? Packing For Success In Life.” Its cover features a bag stuffed with notebooks, pencils and highlighters. Although the Muleshoe man works year-round giving motivational lectures to audiences of all kinds, it is perhaps appropriate that the school motif is utilized for Cabrera’s written […]

Letters to the Editor 8/3

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters of public interest on the first Sunday of each month. Letters should be less than 300 words and must be signed. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses […]