Ag sense: Safflower: An oilseed for drier and warmer climates

Broad-leaf crops, which fit well into our cereal-based cropping systems, are needed to improve long-term sustainability of our agriculture in the High Plains. Depending on the crops selected, it can improve resource-use efficiency, break the pest and disease cycle and control weeds better. In addition, if the broad-leaf crop is better heat and drought adopted, […]

City commissioners begin work toward tax extension

Sharna Johnson Clovis commissioners began the process Thursday to raise $7 million by renewing an existing gross receipts tax. Cash generated by a bond sale will be used to improve and repair the wastewater treatment plant. The tax is earmarked to retire the bond and amounts to 1.225 percent on the dollar. An ordinance approving […]

Polycart program terminated

Kevin Wilson Clovis has trashed its polycart program. In response to near-unanimous public comment against a potential sanitation transition from alley trash bins to individual polycarts, the Clovis City Commission voted unanimously Thursday to terminate the plan. The city used about 1,700 units for the trial program. Service areas for those polycarts included houses in […]

Perhaps bag of swag is answer

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It never fails. A friend tries to prevent a tangent, and only inspires another. Over a drink, a guy she used to date came up. She replied, “Eh … been there, done that, got the T-shirt.” We didn’t talk about him again, but my mind was already off. Should I […]

Moms are modern-day superheroes

Freedom New Mexico The words of poets and preschoolers alike are used today to sing the praises of the pillars of our families, the cornerstones of our households: Mom. Mothers far and wide will receive hand-made cards from their little ones, with “I love you” scrawled in various Crayola hues. And the words of Irish […]

Ensuring fairness is complicated

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist So Bill Gates sold me some software when he was still in that business. He was then immensely rich, compared to me. How unfair, you say? But Bill took his gains from this trade and used it to feed starving African children, while I used the software I […]

Frank Moritz produced high-quality signs

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Some of you old-timers may recall those two dang good sign painters and the building that Richard Pettigrew used to have for his engineer office. But the old-timers I knew were Frank and Art Moritz and I and my buddy, George DeVoll, lived with his folks just zig zagged across […]

Government taxation nothing short of theft

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops officially came out in opposition to the health care nationalization bill that passed last week. The bishops, who often advocate that tax money be used for various humanitarian causes, likely supported many if not most provisions of the new law. However, the idea that some tax […]

County meeting scheduled about need for judicial complex

CNJ staff Curry County Commissioners have scheduled a special public hearing Friday to hear more about a needs analysis for a criminal justice complex. At 10 a.m. in the courthouse commission room, the architectural firm conducting the study, Don May, from Rohde, May Keller McNamara Architecture, PC, is expected to give commissioners a presentation. They […]

Everybody’s Business: Social networking important marketing tool

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Local columnist Technology has a way of touching our lives either personally, professionally or both. The use of the Internet through Web sites such as Facebook, Blastoff Network, You Tube, Linked In, Twitter and others are a growing trend that will affect the workplace. These sites are part of a viral marketing […]

$18,000 reward offered in vandalism case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Six weeks since heavy equipment was used to ransack a budding housing development, there are still no leads. Workers arrived at the development early Sept. 19 to discover a front-end loader and dirt compactor were used to damage three houses on Carmel Street, northwest of the Clovis Civic Center. […]

Gospel tells us to focus on true values

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist The word value can be used in two different ways. First, it can be used to denote money or worth attached to something. For instance, we have used car values, value index, commercial property values, housing values, values of expensive and rare art and the value of a good […]

Baskett fans switching team allegiance

kqej3m-923baskettfans.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Joaquin, left, and Mauricio Madril of Clovis show Mauricio’s Hank Baskett collection. Mauricio has followed Baskett since his days at Clovis High School and became an Indianapolis Colts fan on his birthday Thursday, the same day the Colts signed Baskett. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A week after the […]

Talking strengthens marriage

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist My husband returned home for a short visit before taking off again. I guess we should be used to the routine, the coming and going, and to the changes we adjust to, but each time I’m taken back by how tough it is, no matter the preparation and good intentions. […]

Business feature: Promotions used to lure in customers

kmqwv1-714businessfeature.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Elizabeth Enders of Clovis tries to grab money from the Cash Cube at First Community Bank. The promotion was used to draw new customers, branch senior manager Neicee Bernal said. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Whether it’s assurance at the pump, assurance in the laundry room or a few […]

Facts prove Jesus Christ did rise from dead

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Daddy, Susie and I faithfully used to watch “Dragnet.” Jack Web was a no nonsense kind of guy, and a skilled investigator. He was focused on getting the facts right. He said many times over in that series: “Just the facts ma’am…just the facts.” Was it a fact that Jesus […]

Clovis lawyer Dan Buzzard left too soon

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I used to go to Dan Buzzard, the lawyer in Clovis that I knew, who could keep me out of trouble when I would write up a column for the Curry County Times or the CNJ that some one didn’t like or I wrote something I shouldn’t had. I don’t […]

Squadrons merge for Forces Support Squadron

k814it-oct29.jpg

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Airman 1st Class James Missouri, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, right, reviews Airman 1st Class Waleska Paulino’s, 27 SOFSS, temporary duty station orders at the military personnel office. By Capt. Mae-Li Allison: 27th SOW Public Affairs Those used to referring to the “services squadron” when talking about […]

Balance sheet important ‘snapshot’ of business

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: CNJ columnist One of the most important tools that can be used to analyze a small business’s financial condition is its balance sheet. A balance sheet is a “snapshot” of a business’ financial status on any particular day. There are three parts to every balance sheet: assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity. The […]

Financial responsibility good lesson for everyone

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I used to spend money recklessly.