We all have our Christmas beliefs

So I walked into the living room and there it was, glowing like a lantern in a cave. “Oh,” I said to my talented home decorator and wife of 52 years, “how wonderful, the Christmas tree. When did you put it up?” “Tuesday,” she said. Meaning three days ago. She wasn’t smiling. It is just […]

ENMU president says he expects big things from graduates

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University graduates file out of Greyhound Arena auditorium Saturday afternoon after receiving their diplomas. ENMU president Steven Gamble said 81 percent were the first in their families to graduate. Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said he was expecting big things from the 484 […]

Police seeking man accused of child solicitation

CNJ staff Clovis police are seeking a man accused of trying to solicit pre-teen girls. Recently there have been three reports of a man approaching girls in various locations in the community, according to a press release. None of the children have been harmed. In a report to police Monday, a 12-year-old girl reported being […]

Education column: Freshman academy applies lessons to real-world situations

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy When I walked in the CHS Freshman Academy library, imagine my surprise at almost tripping over a “body” sprawled across the floor behind yellow police tape, surrounded by tire tracks, shell casings, and blood spatters. Ok, ok… it was just a mannequin, the central focus of a unique project under way. Librarian, Janita […]

ENMU graduates nearly 230

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Josh Messer receives his hood for his master’s degree in business Saturday during ENMU commencement. Messer said he enjoyed his time and the friendships he made at ENMU. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Saturday was a day of reflection for almost 230 Eastern New Mexico University graduates who walked […]

Compassion more important than law

God walked this globe full of grace By Curtis K. Shelburne Some things never change. Most things, in fact. “In times like these,” said one wise man, “it helps to remember that there have always been times like these.” Yes, and people, too. While no one is absolutely one or the other, people here will […]

Sandra Bullock and the five stages of grief

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I had never walked out on a movie, and I wasn’t starting now. The following is a true story. The names of the people involved are changed, the names of the movies involved aren’t. Sunday. 4:38 p.m. In one hand I hold my soda; the other, two tickets for the […]

Dairy Fest draws more than 9,000

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michael Stillion of Roswell takes his education about manure a little too seriously at the “Smells like poo … it grew” booth at Saturday’s Dairy Fest. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When most Dairy Fest fans walked up on Ryan White’s tent Saturday, they either laughed or stopped for […]

Snap judgments rarely pay off

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Although it was 28 years ago, I remember on a daily basis a talk I had with my father, who was a preacher, when my attitude was less than Christian-like. All the teenagers were sitting at the back of the church. As my father walked to the pulpit, a strange […]

Clovis sweeps Plainview

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Brandon Gilliard and Josh Burrell pitched Clovis to a pair of wins Tuesday in a summer league doubleheader at Plainview. The left-hander Gilliard allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked one as Clovis beat error-prone Plainview 13-3 in the opener in a game shortened by the 10-run rule. Jordan […]