Honoring the fallen

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School English teacher Renie Smith, center, presents Sandra and Leroy Segura Sr. a picture of their son, Leroy Segura Jr., a former student of Clovis High School, Monday afternoon as part of a gold tag ceremony at the Traveling Tribute Wall. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer With […]

Babycakes

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Name: Babycakes About: She is an 8 year old calico cat. She has tiny legs and a teeny tiny tail. She likes to sleep in my hair and is mean most of the time. She once ate a piece of macaroni, it was cool, I never saw a cat eat a noodle before. Owner: Cheyanne […]

Political anomalies: Nothing new there

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist The always reliable “everyone does it” as an excuse for conduct everyone should not be doing has a new cousin. Comes now the cop-out “it’s nothing new.” “Everyone does it,” coupled with “it’s nothing new,” gives tacit approval to all sorts of nefarious behavior. For example, it would certainly seem […]

Ant colonies: Therapy for working man

By Grant McGee: local columnist Have you heard about that movie called “The Ant Bully?” It’s that age-old story of a little boy destroying an ant hill. The kid ends up being shrunk and having to help the ants rebuild their home. I think most of us have obliterated an ant hill with water, fire […]

In tribute: Former barber remembered for family values

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer When a young Rick Shomo got a haircut at Cannon Air Force Base, he never needed to give his barber much detail. “He never asked me what I wanted,” Shomo said of Charles Crayton. “He always knew how I wanted it cut.” In the same way, many things went […]

Tiny flu virus could take out behemoths

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It wasn’t a comet smashing into Earth that killed the dinosaurs. It was the flu. Well, I don’t know that for a fact but when you have the flu it sure seems like it could bring down all of those ancient behemoths. I thought for sure I wasn’t going to […]

10/7 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hopping on the keyboard shift keys. He can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. the tale of colombo bug with it being near columbus day boss jenny the girl mouse next door and i decided to borrow […]

View from under the pew

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard letters, and he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. The fruit peddler boss there s a little farmer earthworm here named ernie who raises veggies and fruit on the […]

Longest day becomes shortest night

by Bob Huber There was a crucial moment preceding my half-century matrimonial partnership that made my future wife Marilyn shout, “You WHAT?” Her scary attitude resulted from something I mumbled in her ear about eloping and getting married. We were students at the time at the University of Colorado, a campus full of world class […]

Beware faulty memories at reunions

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Here’s a knee jerker for you nostalgia buffs — beware of reunions! They’re hazardous to your mental health and won’t do your liver any favors either. I recently participated in a reunion of sorts that ranked up there with all get-togethers I’ve experienced over the years. It took place at […]