Vacation to ocean ended too soon

So as the wizard tells her the way to return to Kansas, Dorothy dutifully clicks together her heels and incants, “There’s no place like home … there’s no place like home … there’s no place like home…” Yet with a hint of wistfulness in her voice, for the magic of Oz that she is leaving […]

God is a source of joy

By Curtis K. Shelburne Bruce Larson tells of a conference at a Presbyterian church in Omaha. As the story goes, people were given helium-filled balloons and told to hold them until a time came in the service when they experienced joy in their hearts. At that point, they could just let go of their balloons […]

Mom gives greatest advice

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My friend Michelle tells the story of disciplining her littlest kid, Zeke. “It was bath time and he didn’t want to take one,” she said. “But I told him he had to so he turns to me and says, ‘Momma I don’t love you anymore!’ I wanted to laugh but […]

Thesis tells story of Clovis’ history

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I

Students lacked proper supervision

By Walter Bradley: CNJ guest columnist Remember the game of telling someone a story and they tell 10 more people … and the last person tells a different story? That’s what’s happened with the recent school yearbook issue in Clovis.

Looking for ponies?

Read any good blogs lately? Sharna Johnson tells animal tales: In search of ponies • • • Everybody has a snake story. Country-living columnist Glenda Price has two. Her stories are featured each Friday in the online Opinion section.

A first in Clovis’ future?

Clovis’ historian Don McAlavy reports Gayla Brumfield or Gloria Wicker would be the city’s first female mayor if either is elected in March – “as best my memory tells me,” he writes. “If you wait a while,” he adds, “you might discover a woman becoming president of the United States. But being the Republican that […]

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 […]

Courage under fire: Do we have it?

By Curtis Shelburne In his book, “Citizen Soldiers,” author and historian Steven Ambrose tells the story of the pivotal days during and after D-Day in World War II as the Allies landed what would be the decisive blow against the Nazis. Ambrose tells much of the story from the perspective of the soldiers who fought […]

Tricking elderly out of money outrageous

Ned Cantwell: State columnist The corporate thugs who screwed Enron employees out of their retirement savings are saints compared to these guys. Your daughter brings home one of these guys and you tell her to go out and find someone nicer, like maybe a paid assassin. We’re talking about the cruds who cozy up to […]

Mother’s Day can be for children, too

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Mother’s Day is a time to tell our mother’s how much we love them. I love you, Mom. But how many of us mothers take time to show our children how much they have blessed our lives as well? Because of them, we have the greatest job descriptions on Earth that […]

Some bills we don’t hear about, thankfully

Ned Cantwell It’s not just long lunches at posh restaurants, glittering cocktail receptions, nifty little favors from fawning lobbyists. No, sir, when our duly elected representatives and senators gather in Santa Fe for their annual talkathon, it’s crunch time. Evidence? More than 1,000 bills have been introduced for consideration of both chambers. One thousand bills. […]