Like Noah’s ark, only one door to salvation: Jesus

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist During our children’s growing up years, they had a multitude of toys. Each birthday and Christmas brought a new batch of the latest from the toy market. I still recall all the special toys that were such a part our children’s lives. When I pass aisles of toys in the […]

Walking wouldn’t hurt governor’s rep

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist There we were, just the two of us, relaxing comfortably on the patio, the mountain range serving as a majestic backdrop, the wood-burning patio stove cutting the chill of a late Santa Fe fall evening. “Here, have another Biscochito,” Gov. Richardson said, offering a plateful of the dainty state cookie. […]

Bailiff helps keep courthouse in order

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Looking into a wooden cabinet with a TV displaying 12 split screens, Bill Askew monitors everyone coming, going and moving around the Curry County Courthouse. For the last five years, Askew, 41, has been a handcuff- and mace-bearing bailiff in charge of security. He sits at a desk beyond […]

Columnist has political influence — or not

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist We don’t often get the chance to brag, so here goes: This column, this little two-bit column, is changing the way New Mexico does business. It is having a profound effect on decisions at the highest levels. When Big Bill chomps down on his super-sized Snickers bar, levels that intense […]

Boots make for kickin’ occasion

By Ryn Gargulinksi: CNJ staff writer Boots have always had a special place in my heart — and feet — ever since I was a kid. Mom may have even had my first pair bronzed and made into excruciatingly garish bookends before I learned to walk. When I did learn to walk, I started off […]

Wildcats pull out two squeakers

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Clovis’ Jonathan Sisneros lays down a bunt during the opening game of a doubleheader Thursday against Plainview at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Parker Wood drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh to give the Clovis Wildcats a 7-6 victory Thursday night over Plainview, Texas, and a sweep […]

Memorial to Navajo Long Walk to be dedicated near Fort Sumner

CNJ staff The forced relocation of the Navajo and Apache people to the Bosque Redondo, a crumbling internment camp located in Fort Sumner, began in 1862. The grueling 350-mile march is now known as the Navajo Long Walk. A host of dignitaries will gather at the historical site Saturday for the Bosque Redondo Memorial opening […]

Time to set new goals, work on old ones

By Helena Rodriguez Only 359 shopping days left until Christmas. I don’t want to stress you out now. By the way, there’s only 45 shopping days until Valentine’s Day. Enough of that though. The only thing on most of our minds right now is counting down to 2005, which is now less than 24 hours […]

One man, one dream, one long walk … for God

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Don Vermilyea has walked 12,382 miles in two years and 10 months, and beleives it will take 10 years to complete his journey of reaching at 1,035 churches of the Brethren. By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer The soft swish-swish of nylon-jogging pants could be heard only as a lull came in the fast traffic […]

Simple tasks remedy obesity problem

By Barbara L. Root: Guest Columnist I find it interesting that in America today we are beginning to consider obesity a disease. Some Americans think obesity should be covered by medical insurance or Medicare. In other countries, children have distended bellies and skinny limbs due to malnutrition; adults are predominately thin; fatness is considered a […]

Prayer and a Lesson Learned in the Garden

By Curtis K. Shelburne A time of trouble is a time to pray. The Apostle James tells us plainly, “Is any of you in trouble? He should pray” (5:13). Have you tried it? What happened? Maybe the answer to your prayer was a resounding, “Yes.” Remember the time you prayed for a dear one in […]

A walk to remember

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Members of the community, including Clovis Mayor David Lansford walk east on Grand Avenue on their way to Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy for the first stop during the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. walk on Monday in Clovis. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Saying “righteousness exalts a nation and a city,” speaker Benjamin […]

MLK walk set for today

Today’s MLK events 9 a.m. Commemorative walk beginning at Clovis’ Potter Park, followed by a rally at True Victory Church, 250 Main St. Church Elder Benjamin J. Love will be the speaker.

Fire victim recovers from burns

By Ryan Lengerich What happened to Timothy Clem more than six years ago was a tragic accident. What has happened since then, his sister said, is a miracle. On Sept. 1, 1997, Timothy was enjoying an afternoon at Greenbelt Lake outside Clarendon, Texas, near his hometown of Amarillo. His uncle was priming a carburetor with […]

Senior Happenings

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 10:30 a.m. — Cake walk; noon — Potluck luncheon; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. — Audibel […]

Lockwood students are walking for diabetes

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Lockwood Elementary fourth-graders Anthony Munoz, 9. left, Marivel Garza, 9, center, and Claudia Rodriguez, 9, right, all sprint as they finish a lap Tuesday during Lockwood Elementary’s “Walk for Diabetes”. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Summer Price of Texico said she’s grateful for a walking program at Lockwood Elementary School where her […]

Senior Happenings, Sept. 14

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 10:30 a.m. — Cake walk; noon — Potluck Luncheon; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor […]

Christianity needs a proper focal point

By Judy Brandon Memphis, Tenn., holds fond memories for me. During my childhood, our family made many visits to relatives who lived in the area. So it was during my early years that I began to develop an affinity for the city of Memphis. In fact, that was carried through to years later when Charlie […]

Walk to honor brother who died of cancer

Jack King Sam Sena, a 50-year-old Fort Sumner resident, has a quest. He aims to walk 53 miles — 212 laps — today in the Relay for Life at Fort Sumner High School. Sena said he’ll make the walk in honor of his brother, Michael, who of died of leukemia March 5. Sam, who survived […]