Letters to the editor: Time for public officials to listen

We wish to thank the Clovis News Journal for its viewpoint to vote no on the jail and courthouse in last Sunday’s paper. I am so thankful someone has finally stood up to our public officials to the point they might just have to listen. On numerous occasions, small groups of people have met with […]

Letters to the editor: Jail problems lie with leadership

Jail problems lie with leadership Regarding Sunday’s editorial (“Vote no on jail, courthouse”): Amen to Publisher Ray Sullivan and Editor David Stevens. I worked at Curry County Adult Deten-tion Center from July 2008 to December 2009. I worked there through four administrators or interim administrators. The administrators were not the problem. The problems came from […]

Male giraffe arrives at Clovis zoo

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell feeds an apple to new Hillcrest Park Zoo resident Jay the Giraffe. Jay was delivered at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, with city officials hoping he and Jael will produce offspring. Kevin Wilson Jael knew something had to be up, with the zoo closed […]

Letter to the editor: Columnist forgot to check facts

Columnist forgot to check facts In Sunday’s CNJ, columnist Clyde Davis stated: “the sacraments … probably caused more bloody noses among fellow believers than perhaps any other issue. … There’s a story, true or perhaps not, that Martin Luther once punched a fellow clergy in the nose over the interpretation of Holy Communion.” In 35 […]

Ride for Life fundraiser to kick off Sunday

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Courtesy photo The Ride for Life will be an overnight event this year. The ride lasted four hours in previous years. Liliana Castillo Relay for Life’s largest contributing team is starting its fundraising season Sunday. The Ride for Life, which contributed $30,000 last year, is holding its kick off at JX Ranch north of Broadview. […]

No injuries in Sunday fire

CNJ staff Farwell firefighters extinguished a residential fire around 8 p.m. Sunday night. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said the fire was reported as a kitchen fire with flames showing at 701 Third St. There was no one in the house at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Geries said he […]

Man held on charges of attempted murder in stabbing

CNJ staff A man is in jail on charges of attempted murder after investigators say he stabbed a Curry County woman 15 times while she slept in her bed early Sunday morning. James Gilbert, 31, is charged with aggravated burglary, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and attempted murder, according to Undersheriff Wesley […]

Clovis police investigating child death

CNJ Staff Clovis police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl Sunday in a military housing unit. Police and medical personnel were dispatched to 4221 Lew Wallace Drive just before 10 a.m. for a report of an unconscious child who wasn’t breathing. Police Chief Steve Sanders said preliminary information indicates the child may have […]

Time in church meant for focusing on message

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Once I got in trouble for talking during the Sunday morning service. I was sitting in the balcony of the old church at 8th and Hinkle. The church was packed that day but the Lord and worshipping Him was the last thing on my mind that Sunday morning. I had […]

U.S not ready for influx of refugees

While Americans spent Sunday celebrating Father’s Day, a darker commemoration drew much of the world’s attention. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees marked June 20 as World Refugee Day. For many Americans, the term “refugee” spurs thoughts of war-torn and famish-plagued countries in Africa, Asia or the Middle East. Many refugees find their way […]

Outage scheduled for Cannon Air Force Base

CNJ staff A basewide power outage is scheduled for Sunday at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a news release. The outage will take place from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday. During the outage, base civil engineers will be upgrading the power substation. The upgrade is needed to support ongoing construction. The outage will […]

Letter to the editor: Poly-carts have many more disadvantages

Poly-carts have many more disadvantages Richard Baca in his letter to the editor in Sunday’s CNJ makes some good points about the problems with poly-carts, but he missed a number of important disadvantages. The carts when filled may be too heavy for elderly or handicapped residents to wheel to the street. The carts when empty […]

Letter to the editor: Stats telling in superintendent story

I read Sunday’s front-page article written by Liliana Castillo titled “School spotlight aimed at race.” I also read Lola Bryant’s guest column regarding her side of the story in her encounter with the Concerned Citizens of Curry County. Then I recalled on May 6 reading the letter written by Alan W. Mcalister titled “Seidenwurm puts […]

Ministry more of a calling than a career

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Twenty-five years. Easter Sunday was for my wife and me our 25th anniversary. “Interesting,” someone might say, “since three of your four sons are older than 25. Glad you got around to tying the knot.” Now did I say it was a wedding anniversary? No, I did not. But, though […]

Prehistoric peek

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University anthropology graduate students Harlan McCaffery, left, and Stacey Bennett work together to gather yucca leaves at the Blackwater Draw site. Bennett will be teaching open house attendees how to make sandals out of leaves. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The world-renowned Blackwater Draw between Clovis […]

Letters to the editor: We are not nation of Christians

We are not nation of Christians According to Stan White (in Sunday’s letter headlined “Presidential acts questionable”), the president acted questionably when he stated “America is not a Christian nation.” I believe he was stating the truth. America is a nation of many religious beliefs including many that are not “Christian.” Perhaps White is thinking […]

Doolittle Raiders forever revered in U.S. history

Freedom New Mexico Sunday marked the 68th anniversary of Doolittle’s Raid. It was the darkest period for American forces in World War II. Four months earlier, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941, had sunk most of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. On April 9, 1942, Bataan in the Philippines […]

Floyd jamboree tuning up

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Keane Brown plays fiddle while rehearsing with the Floyd Jamboree Band on Sunday at Floyd High School. The Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree is celebrating 60 years of entertainment. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree celebrates 60 years of music Thursday through Sunday […]

Parishioners take advantage of Friday night services

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Courtesy photo Pastor David Swann preaches during a service at Faith Christian Family Church. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff writer Adding a Friday night church service to the traditional Sunday worship has become a success for Faith Christian Family Church. The Friday night date night service gives an alternate time for worshipers and gives parents […]

Sunday calendar

Activities Parenting Group — Meets 10 a.m. first Friday of each month at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9027 Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and […]