Study, support group ‘Loving Your Military Man’ organized by Cannon spouses

Cannon Connections: Christina Calloway From left, Leslie Scott, Laura Sammons, and Danielle Cowart are three military wives and mothers dedicated to helping other military wives with the struggles that come with being married to military men. The women are facilitators of the 10-week workshop, Loving Your Military Man hosted at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. […]

Government can’t demand health care

Freedom New Mexico Escaping the catastrophic consequences of the new federal health care law may be a step closer since the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week declared the linchpin of Obamacare unconstitutional. The government, said the 2-1 decision, cannot force people to buy health insurance. For those who understand government’s proper role […]

‘Scarlett’ doesn’t understand me

Kevin Wilson “I get into enough trouble talking to people,” I said. Or at least, that’s what I would have said at the register last week. Or last December, or October, for that matter. For then I could have declined the ability to talk to my machines. The trouble started for me last week when […]

Parenting presentation to discuss technology, gang issues

CNJ staff A presentation on modern parenting 6 p.m. today at Marshall Junior High School is designed to help parents understand the technology being used by teens and gang issues they may be exposed to. Members of the Curry County Sheriff’s Office’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit and the Clovis Police Department’s gang unit will […]

Tyranny marked by silenced dissent

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist When people voice fear of the American government, they are often accused of being irrational or paranoid. But there are good reasons not to dismiss such concerns under current circumstances. When society is considered a collective, those who see themselves as its leaders can quite easily slip into a mode […]

Resources available for wounded warriors

By Brian Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance They are returning from combat in record numbers. With scars seen and unseen, wounded members of the armed services are making their way through hospitals, clinics and facilities from one side of the world to the other. Then they are on their journey through recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. The […]

Competition always inspires

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It has become a pattern in our house, though I am the only one who is interested in keeping the pattern going. The alarm goes off, the coffeepot goes on, and the Tour de France, channel 47 live coverage, emerges on the television set. Though I do not build my […]

Ag Sense: Dairy farmers dedicated to land

While there has been much to do in the news in regards to dairying, it is important to understand that dairy farmers in New Mexico are strictly regulated and required to comply with a long list of environmental regulations before they are even allowed to produce milk. It is also important to understand that these […]

Just a bun, please

After a lifetime of “eating the bun,” Sharna Johnson offers her FAQ with answers for those who don’t understand.

Notes on appreciation, understanding

Anita Doberman It’s almost impossible not to think about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during the holidays. As military families, we may have loved ones away, and the holidays can be a particularly trying time. I find the holidays reveal a deep disconnect between military families and civilians. Most non-military people I come across […]

Military lifestyle foreign to many

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist It’s almost impossible not to think about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during the holidays. As military families, we may have loved ones away, and the holidays can be a particularly trying time. I found that to me the holidays reveal a deep disconnect between military families and civilians. […]

Some things impossible to understand

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist Things I will never understand, no matter how old I grow, how smart I get, or how much I read: • Why New Mexico charges you a $3 “convenience fee” for paying certain taxes online when, it would seem, it is more convenient to the state than to the taxpayer. […]

Even without unity, U.S. powerful when virtuous

It is hard now to remember the feeling that swept over our country five years ago Monday. Our country, our people, had suffered a devastating and destructive attack by a shadowy but malignant force whose motivations we struggled to try to understand. In the aftermath, however, we were all Americans together, all determined to figure […]

Limited information helped place arrest in proper context

CNJ Editorial The newspaper came under fire last week from several readers disgusted by too much detail in our coverage of a Curry County commissioner’s felony-charge arrest by Clovis police. The readers believe we printed too much information and violated the privacy of a child of Commissioner Ed Perales. One felt the matter was private […]

Shooting suspect pleads

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Jacob Roberts, 20, was Wednesday to a year in jail after agreeing to a plea of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of former CHS classmate J.T. Mitchell in March 2004. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent While memories of a state football championship will forever surround a group of […]

Celebs should remember past courage

By Leonard Pitts To understand the world that produced Raiford Chatman Davis, it is perhaps enough to understand how he got his name changed. It happened when his mother went to register his birth certificate. She told the man at the counter that her son was known as R.C. Davis. The clerk misheard her, but […]

Black man freed, but no rejoicing here

By Leonard Pitts Yes, his civil rights were violated. He was held without access to an attorney for 10 days. Lawmen threatened his life. His interrogation was filmed and then televised, tainting the small-town jury pool. They did it because it was 1961, because it was Louisiana, and because he was a black man accused […]

Clovis culture night coming

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I really am at a loss when it comes to what some words mean. Now, don’t tell me to go get a dictionary. Remember I am an English teacher; I frequently tell others to go get a dictionary. What I mean is, after I have seen the word defined, I […]

Customer service not to be faked

By Clyde Davis Some things simply cannot be faked. They have to be a matter of heart. If there is no heart, there is no way to bluff your way through it. Sports might be a good example. If you are just putting in an appearance, it shows. If you are playing just for fun, […]

Dad took care of me, other children

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I thought of him, more than once or twice, while we were hiking up to Castle Rock and the Lighthouse as we visited Palo Duro Canyon a couple of weeks ago. That particular hike, especially in the heat over 100 degrees, would have been a bit beyond what he should […]