Tim Tebow refreshing to watch

By the time you read this Tim Tebow may be back to worshipping God in a church instead of on a football field. I hope he’s making plans to play in an AFC Conference Champion-ship next Sunday but I don’t necessarily believe God is going to look down on Tom Brady and the Patriots. This […]

State police investigating fatal shooting in Nara Visa

Freedom New Mexico State police are investigating a fatal shooting in Nara Visa around 8 p.m. on Saturday. According to Sgt. Tim Johnson, state police responded to a report of a fight between two men on Second Street. Upon arrival, officers learned one of the men died from a gunshot wound. More information to come.

Carlsbad’s Ross stood out early, locals say

By Rick White: CNJ presentation managing editor Tim King says San Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross hasn’t changed much since the days they played together at Carlsbad High School. Same laid-back personality, same violent swing. “It’s really funny to watch him on TV because he acts the same; same big swing, same big smile,” said […]

Business digest — Sept. 7

Housing forum scheduled for Sept. 16 The Regional Growth Planning Office will hold a housing forum 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Clovis Civic Center. The keynote speaker will be Col. Stephen Clark, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. Special panel presentations will include Tim Farmer, the base’s chief […]

Father Tim Kavanagh and Thanksgiving

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist I’ve been enjoying re-reading Jan Karon’s books set in Mitford, North Carolina, and centering on the life and ministry of the community’s Episcopal priest, Father Tim Kavanagh.

Jennings wins Senate clash

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Although most of his fellow Democrats wanted to replace Tim Jennings as the state Senate’s president pro-tem, the Southern New Mexico conservative held on to his post Monday with the help of Republicans and a handful of Democrats. The outcome of the leadership struggle, in which the more progressive […]

Recent moisture only temporary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Corey Banister has worked with the post office for 8 and a half years. She said the rain doesn’t affect her job much, she just wears a hoodie. “There’s nothing like being wet,” Banister joked. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis received more precipitation in 24 hours than it […]

If Tim Ashley were mayor …

Clovis’ mayoral candidate Tim Ashley on public access to government information: “During my tenure in public office I have historically supported and been an advocate for openness in government.” See what else he has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log, Falling, With Style

The Good news is that God opens up locked doors

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist What God wants his children to possess in amazing measure is a quality of relationship with him, and thus with life-giving collateral healing, joy, and love extending also to others, that for our souls will be light dispelling darkness, health vanquishing disease, and warmth allowing no room in our […]

Prejudice feelings permeate society

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers NBA basketball star Tim Hardaway’s anti-gay comments prior to the All-Star game point up bigotry is alive and well in our country and shows up in all colors, backgrounds and economic situations. Hardaway is a black man in a country where black males have historically been the target of more […]

In tribute: Decorated pilot was hero at home, family says

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Allen McGuire served his country in three armed conflicts, but that’s not why his daughter thinks everyone at his funeral service called him a hero. “I don’t think they were talking about his war record,” Martha McGuire said. “I’m confident they were talking about what a remarkable husband, father […]

June 4, 2006 Births

Bodee Aeson Bratcher was born March 25, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Matt and Adri Bratcher of Clovis He weighed 7 pounds, 3.4 ounces. He has a sister, Mattison, 4. Grandparents are Tim and Judy Bratcher of Bowie, Texas, and Jim and Jackie McElroy of Conchas Dam. Great-grandparents are Carl and […]

Hancock, Charles

Charles S. Hancock, 63, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1942, in Greenville, Mich. He came to Clovis in 1998. He enjoyed wood crafting, being outdoors, hunting and fishing, family members said. He served two terms in Vietnam and was a retired gunnery sergeant […]

Tim Taylor

Mr. Tim Taylor, 48, of Portales, died Oct. 30, 2005, at the Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 4, 1957, in Lovington to Sunny Jo and Charlie N. Taylor. The Taylor family moved to Elida when Tim was a little boy. He graduated from Elida High School in 1975. He worked […]

Taylor , R.B.

R.B. Taylor Services: Have been held. R.B. Taylor, 44, of Clovis, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 4, 1961, in Albuquerque, to Joe B. and Nancy Null Taylor. He married Brenda Schilling on July 10, 1982, in Clovis. He was the past owner of Taylor Motors. He worked […]

Clovis grad to appear on national TV

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer One of Clovis’ own — author and motivational speaker Tim Sanders — will appear Wednesday morning on MSNBC’s TODAYShow. The 1979 Clovis High School graduate said the unique faces and places of Clovis were a source of inspiration for his new book, “The Likeability Factor: How to Boost […]

ENMU football signs two

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of two incoming freshmen to national letters of intent — safety Adrian Dorsey of R.L. Turner High School in Irving, Texas, and linebacker Tim Roy of Copperas Cove (Texas) High School. Dorsey and Roy bring to nine the total […]

Fajardo, George

George Fajardo Services: Have been held. George F. Fajardo, 65, of Brea, Calif., died on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Brea Community Hospital. He was born on Feb. 10, 1939, in Puerto de Luna. Family members said he worked as a plant manager for a packing house. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Fajardo, of Brea, […]

Biker was a family man and good friend

By David Stevens: CNJ Managing Editor The accident happened more than six months ago. Shellie Lasiter is still writing letters, encouraging others to write letters, still making telephone calls, still speaking to anyone who will listen, determined to keep her husband’s memory alive, determined to challenge stereotypical images about motorcycle riders. “Sometimes people make the […]

Alexander, Calvin

Calvin R. Alexander, 84, of Portales died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on April 4, 1919, in Honey Grove, Texas, to Ida May and Fletcher Alexander. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II serving as a guard for President Franklin D. Roosevelt at his […]