Important to visit family

I got lost finding my uncle and aunt’s house. Yes, it was that simple. I was going to visit my Uncle Mel and Aunt Joann, on my recent trip back to western Pennsylvania and I got lost. They live on a state route which connects Butler County and Beaver County, and I became confused because […]

A view from under the pew: melody the monarch

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist melody the monarch dear amos i ve been having funvolunteering at thelittle mousey schooldown the street especially with thosekindergartners uncle -they re so cute withtheir wide eyesfull of awe was i everthat wayuncle but anywaythe cool thing waswhen they learnedbout butterflies andhow they go from asad woeworm to abeautiful […]

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Boiling mad at Uncle Sam

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Robbers fracture man’s skull

CNJ staff story A 71-year-old Plainview, Texas, man is in stable condition at a Lubbock hospital after his skull was fractured during a robbery early Sunday morning in Clovis. Police were called to a residence in the 1000 block of Wallace Street just before 4 a.m., where the victim had been attacked while house-sitting for […]

Uncle misguided in his pursuits

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Editor’s note: This column is being rerun at the request of a reader. With so much talk of the terrible condition of our economy, my great Uncle Harris came to my mind this last week. Of course, the economy is a cause for concern for all of us. Yet, the […]

Administration acts according to own agenda

Freedom New Mexico Apparently a perverse understanding of the meaning of the season got to President Bush as Uncle Santa announced a $13.4 billion loan (and another $4 billion likely early next year) to U.S. automakers General Motors and Chrysler. Even as most Americans are cutting back on the amount of Christmas shopping they’re putting […]

Uncle Sam’s helping hand not needed

In the last few weeks some tentative moves toward resolving, or at least reducing, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have taken place. The remarkable and remarkably important fact about all of them is that the United States has played virtually no role in any of them. Israel and the Islamist group Hamas that controls […]

Bodies of two area residents recovered from lake

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The body of Clovis High School golfer Tyler Fontenot was found Monday afternoon. By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writers The body of 17-year-old Clovis High School student Tyler Fontenot was recovered from a Texas lake around 3 p.m. (CDT) Monday. The body of his uncle, Joe Haseloff of Farwell, was found two […]

Man improving following bedroom crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis man is recovering from injuries he received when an SUV drove into his bedroom Friday while he slept. Richard Gallegos said his uncle is doing much better. Michael Gallegos remains hospitalized in Lubbock, where he will likely stay for at least another week, Richard Gallegos said. “It’s going to take time […]

Stay on earth not nearly long enough

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Word came from Huntsville, Ala., a couple of weeks ago that my Uncle Roger died. This was the fourth of my mom’s siblings to pass in two months. First there was Aunt Mary Alice, then Uncle Lloyd, followed by Aunt Carol and now Uncle Roger. Four brothers and sisters in […]

Wedding really reunion in disguise

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I thought it was going to take another funeral to get our familia together again, but low and behold, my sister’s wedding in Vegas this weekend is becoming an unplanned Rodriguez-Madrid family reunion. My sister Becky and her fiancée, Billy, are tying the knot in Vegas this weekend — Las […]

Thanksgiving different in New Mexico

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers While Thanksgiving usually brings to mind canned yams, Pilgrim hats and cranberry stains on a white lace tablecloth, things may be celebrated a little differently in Eastern New Mexico. That’s because everything’s done a little differently in Eastern New Mexico. One can start by analyzing the menu, which is sure […]

Day of remembrance

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksBen Donaldson of Boy Scout Pack 225 from Clovis takes part in Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade on Main Street. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The meaning of this day buzzes around — simply and poignantly — in the mind of 6-year-old Hailey Renfro. Veterans, the little girl said, “Go really […]

Sometimes death defies all temptations

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I was still in high-top shoes when my Uncle Claude, a luckless man, tried to cash in a one-way ticket to eternity. He tried to commit suicide. It was in the autumn years of the Great Depression, and Uncle Claude’s luck fit the economic catastrophe. He was thousands of dollars […]

Cook, Chris

Chris Cook, 51, of Amarillo, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, March 11, 2006. Born Sept. 11, 1954, in Roswell, he had lived in Amarillo for more than a year. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and former employee of the Veteran’s Administration. He enjoyed working on cars, and was a loving, […]

Baber, Braden J.

Braden Janea Baber, infant daughter of Lyndsey Baber, was born and died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Truman Welch; and a grandfather, Jim Henry. Survivors include her mother; grandmother, Tami Spriggs of Portales; great-grandparents, Rosie Henry and Don Lee of […]

Self-sufficiency not sufficient to get through eternity

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist My great uncle Harris lived all his adult life alone and he existed only on the bare necessities. It was not that he could not afford a comfortable lifestyle. Harris just didn’t believe in spending any money. When he died, he left an array of worthless possessions that cluttered his […]

Fascination with nuns may be ‘nunsense’

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist I know of at least one person more organized than me when it comes to Christmas: Sister Margaret. I received my first Christmas card for the season from Sister Margaret the week right after Thanksgiving. I immediately pictured Sister Margaret, who in spite of her small frame and kind face, […]

Montano, Andruw

Andruw Montano, 11-day-old infant, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 at the University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 19, 2005, in Clovis to Delilah Zamora and T. J. Montano. Survivors include his parents, Delilah and T. J.; two sisters, Daejriana and Deandre Haney of Portales; three aunts, Chris Ontiveros of Portales, Tina Moore […]