Free downloadable e-cookbooks will help you get dinner on the table

Doreen Christensen How’d that first day back at school go? If you’re like me, you had a bit o’ trouble getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Now that those lazy summer days are over, you might be looking for a few fast shortcuts to make week-night dinners come together in a snap. […]

City commissioners table vote on driver’s license resolution for illegal immigrants

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, shows his driver’s license at the Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday. He was speaking in favor of a resolution supporting a state Legislature effort to end the practice of giving licenses to undocumented residents. The resolution was tabled, with the intent to be addressed again […]

Clovis man convicted in stabbing

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Luciano Guerra, 20, was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday in the March stabbing death of Andrew Gama. Sharna Johnson While the family of Andrew Gama sobbed, defendant Luciano Guerra bowed his head in his hands and cried, reaching for a tissue while a jury’s guilty verdicts were read. Thursday, after […]

Can’t take water for granted

Karl Terry The physical properties of water are pretty amazing. We can drink it, bathe in it, swim in it, clean with it, heck it keeps us all alive. Let the temperature drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, though, and the stuff can be a real pain. I came home on a recent night and sat […]

The Greatest’s place not at table

Curtis Shelburne I want to ask you a question: Where’s your place at the table? You’ve got one, don’t you? I don’t mean a table; I mean, a place. I’m almost certain that you do. There’s a place at your dining room table that’s your place. It’s not that you can’t physically sit somewhere else […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dance at Friendship Center in Clovis. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 Free blood pressure and […]

Commissioners table financial relief request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners are looking for a way for a slogan to circumvent a clause. That’s why, at an otherwise brief regular meeting Thursday, the group opted to table a request from a resident who sought financial relief for a building he recently tore down. Junior Dallas of Clovis […]

The Small Business Development Center is hosting a seminar tomorrow

April 8, 2009 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Clovis 417 Schepps Blvd. ~ Room 103 Seminar $20.00 Dianna Thompson (575) 769-4136 sbdc@clovis.edu Description Understanding Money and Credit This seminar will offer participants the right tips and tools on how to make best use of your money and credit. It will talk about effective ways to plan […]

A Country Rodeo

by Glenda Price Professional rodeos are fun, but my favorites are the small-town amateur “punkin rollins” and the ones at neighbor ranches. If we have an announcer at all he mostly yells through whatever kind of speaker system he can rig up. Often the local funnyman finds some baggy pants, borrows his wife’s makeup (which […]

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”, […]

Missing Man Table

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A table is set Thursday at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center to honor missing troops. The symbolism of the Missing Man Table and honors: The table is round to show our everlasting concern for our missing troops. The tablecloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call […]

Giving thanks with grace has many twists

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It was a sunny December afternoon and I was riding home on my bicycle. It was a wonderful afternoon with blue skies and a light eastern New Mexico breeze that carried the fragrance of something that I thought smelled like chocolate. A long-forgotten tune came to my mind for no […]

Superstitions abound in local area

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist Anyone who can read this should consider themselves lucky — they survived yet another Friday the 13th. Not that I’m superstitious, knock wood, but certain things, like a full moon or the stray black cat that’s been circling my yard, just make me a little wary. This certainly applies for Friday […]

Giving up smoking ain’t easy

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Today’s lesson is: How to Stop Smoking and Go on Living. My wife, Marilyn, badgered me for years to stop smoking. She also said I should eat at least five vegetables before the sun sets each day. I wondered at the time why she was so eager to keep me […]

Military pay table should be redesigned

Tom Philpott: Military Update The military’s basic pay table should be redesigned so that service members promoted faster than their peers have a pay advantage that lasts not for a year or two but through their careers. That’s one of the key findings of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation, a seven-member panel of […]

3/17 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. cheetos and faith boss i m facing a lull in my faith life right now a void in my quiet time a […]

Socks key in yearly predictions

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Here at the Horoscope Symposium of Oz it’s time once again for our annual Zodiac report to see what’s up your flagpole for the coming year. Which just naturally dredges up concern for folks who believe that success and happiness can be nurtured by the heavens. Frankly, I’m not convinced, […]

Domestic violence leaves an ‘empty place at the table’

Melanie Salazar On a purple table cloth in the Landing sits a plate, a centerpiece, a teddy bear, a golf ball and a few other things that make the place setting unique. But behind all these personal items is an empty chair. This exhibit, aptly named the Empty Place at the Table, uses an abandoned […]

8/18 Letters to the editor

Sports drinks unsafe for young children What are we doing to our children? They trust us to know what is good for them and what is dangerous. I have observed several mothers and fathers giving their infants and young children sports drinks like they were Kool-Aid. I saw one mother pour some of her sports […]

Antiques offer link to past – Store owners tout charater of older items.

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Prisicilla Gonzalez and her mother, Lidia, look at an antique vase displayed by a vendor on Main State. CNJ staff photo: By Marlena Hartz: CNJ STAFF WRITER It is easy to miss the table entirely. An assortment of cups and saucers litter its top. Shelves full of dusty books and colorful knickknacks tower over it. […]