Focus on finances, not recipes

For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that he’ll raise your taxes. So why is he getting attacked for turning down $85 million in taxpayer money? That’s the amount Obama […]

Melrose grads share thoughts

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Courtesty photo: Lisa Graham Melrose 2008 senior class of 13 will graduate Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the school’s secondary gymnasium. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer All 13 of Melrose High’s 2008 graduating seniors plan to attend college in the fall, which is a rarity according to school principal Jamie Widner. He […]

Player of week award goes to …

The player of the week, honored for leaving a Web site comment that enlightens, inspires or just captures our interest, goes to … … Cloviscraig, a regular contributor. We liked his thoughts related to the 2007 homicide of Emmett Salisbury, who officials said may have been killed because of alleged ties to illegal drugs. “If […]

Jan. 4, 2008 Passing Through

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Jenny McKenzie By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Jenny McKenzie Hometown: Durango, Colo. Headed to: Central Texas, to visit family. Thoughts on Clovis: “It seems pretty flat. It’s probably not a place I would move to. I live in the mountains and that is what I’m attracted to.” Passing through is compiled by CNJ […]

12-7-07 Passing through

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Name: Josh Atkinson Hometown: Lubbock Traveling to: On his way to Lubbock after taking a trip to Albuquerque. Thoughts on Clovis: “I think it’s the best town between Lubbock and Albuquerque.”

Nov. 30, 2007 Passing Through

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Dennis Marsh By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Who: Dennis Marsh Hometown: Hollis, Okla. Traveling to: Heading home after visiting a dairy near Clovis. Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s a beautiful town, nice little town. A little congested, but good.”

Nov. 16 Passing through

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Don Jewell By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Who: Don Jewell Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho Traveling to: Tuscon, Ariz., where he will be delivering a motor home to a dealership there. Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s a nice area. I noticed it’s quite windy here.”

Just passing through

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Who: David Glahn of San Antonio was travelling with his family. Going to: Mesa Verde Thoughts on Clovis: “We went to the New Mexico Visitors Association. I think we’re going to camp tonight at Lake Sumner. “It seemed like a nice place. One of the people I work with, […]

Finding one’s place is lifelong journey

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Sometimes we get the unique experience of touching a piece of the natural world, in a small but significant way, that reminds us we are a tiny part of a much larger creation. Without events falling together in a precise pattern, it would not have occurred. With Earth Day approaching, […]

News isn’t just news to military

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist This week, I was going to send off my column about humorous misadventures at a restaurant with some friends and a rather belligerent stranger who kept asking me if I could teach her Italian, when I watched President Bush’s speech, and decided I had a more pressing topic. I have […]

5/7 Local roundup

Police Chief says he’s doing well Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey is recovering after suffering a minor heart April 20 and expects to return to work soon. “I’m doing very well. I will be back to work very quickly,” Carey said Saturday by telephone. “It was a minor procedure, and I’m recovering very well,” Carey […]

Stranger’s unselfish sharing sign of God’s mercy

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist There is much sadness in the world. There is sadness in our community, the nation and the world. That is why I am sharing the following true story about an incident … no, a miracle … that is uplifting. My sister Susie lives in Rochester, Minn. She sent this e-mail […]

Christians should take lesson from sunflower

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Some months ago I received in the mail several sample packages of wildflower seeds. When planting time came, I scattered those wildflower seeds throughout my flower beds and anticipated what would spring up over the following weeks. Now among my zinnias, marigolds and Johnny jumping jacks, I have beautiful wildflowers. […]

Water Q&A

Here are some thoughts of randomly selected Clovis residents regarding the Clovis water supply problem who were shopping Thursday evening at the North Plains Mall: “This is okay if it’s fair for everybody. The city waters what it wants and so do the golf courses. If they’re going to cut somebody like myself, make it […]