In search of ponies: Christmas gifts not for pets

Walking through the stores this holiday season, at first you may think,“that squeaky toy is so cute, Fido would love that!” But as you shop, you may start to get the feeling it’s not an accident the Christmas tree shaped dish full of frosted beef biscuits is at the end of the isle right where […]

Education column: Students grow through town-building project

Walking down the hall at Cameo Elementary last week, I noticed the most amazing miniature towns displayed on long tables. Intrigued, I paused to take a closer look, along with some students who had paused as well. The students didn’t notice me, so I sidled closer to blatantly eavesdrop. “Look what they used for the […]

Injured soldier showing improvement

Kevin Wilson Just a few months ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr. had no problem walking. Or running. Or seeing. Or carrying on a conversation. That hasn’t been true since July 15, when the 1999 Clovis High graduate sustained a gunshot wound to the head during battle in Afghanistan. But family members are […]

Remembering Sept. 11

What do you remember about the day our homeland was attacked: Sept. 11, 2001? I remember it was just another morning of walking my dogs then returning home to find reports on television of a plane flying into the World Trade Center. Then as I watched a second plane hit. Then I knew these weren’t […]

Letters to the editor: Walking trail greatly appreciated

Walking trail greatly appreciated I commend Mayor Gayla Brumfield and our Clovis leaders for creating the walking path around Greene Acres lake. This path is used and greatly appreciated by many people every day, and the number is growing. This addition significantly enhances the park’s utility and brings people and families together in a pleasant […]

Monday morning briefing: Walking, biking and the power of beliefs

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing.Web site of the day Check out the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation’s site for all kinds of interesting tidbits. Example: Roosevelt County is in the top 10 percent of U.S. Communities in number of citizens who walk and bike to Work http://www.goportales.com/ Question of the […]

Local girl performing with Missoula Children’s Theatre

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Courtesy of Brenda King Missoula Children’s Theatre performers, from left, Nathan King and Lauren Powell, director Dillon Wright and performers Lindsey Barnes, Patricia Romero and Julia Briggs are among those scheduled to put on the play “Robin Hood” at a joint Air Force and Navy conference today in Dallas. Romero attends the Clovis High School […]

Education feature: Walking program promotes healthy lifestyle

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Students earn toe tokens and mile markers for walking. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Some Barry Elementary students spend their recess walking in groups, meandering slowly, or stroll by themselves while others jog or sprint around the quarter-mile track. The students decided Tuesday they are walking to Hawaii, one […]

Reducing stress can come from massage to dog-walking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sarah Leos, a massage therapist in Clovis, said that massages work against stress by lowering cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” because it is involved in response to stress. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

July 11, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. July 4 an officer responded to the 300 block of Sycamore Street for a robbery report. A man said he was walking home from a convenience store when a male and female suspect started following him, asking for money. […]

June 20, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. June 13 an officer responded to the emergency room at the hospital for a battery report. A man said he was walking to his brother’s apartment in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard when a man approached […]

April 27, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, an officer responded to the area of Commerce and Axtell streets for an intoxicated man. Witnesses reported a man was walking in and out of traffic. The officer found the man staggering down the road. The man […]

Conquering fear brings God near

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I have always had a fear of heights. I say fear … the kind that keeps me from walking up staircases that are too high and walkways that are close too the edge. I avoid steep steps, and once while in Chicago, backed out when I was about to get […]

One long walk

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Gary Long, of St. Louis, Mo. and Judi Herring, of Jacksonville Fla., walk east on US-84 outside of Clovis on Friday morning. Long started his journey at almost 400 pounds. As of Friday, October 13, he weighed 245 pounds. CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle Interview by Andy DeLisle Editor’s note: Gary Long of St. Louis, Mo., […]

No such thing as luck, only hard work

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I walked under a ladder on purpose the other day to prove a point. Some men were climbing onto a roof at Eastern New Mexico University and one of them forewarned me not to as I boldly walked right under the ladder with a sarcastic smile on my face. “You’re […]

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. […]

Clovis woman training for marathon fund-raiser

Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Clovis’ Lila Johnson got a good running, or at least nice brisk walking start in preparing for Avon’s 2004 Walk for Breast Cancer slated for July 10 – 11 in San Francisco. Since deciding to participate in the 26.2 mile marathon, Johnson has been pushing herself physically by walking to and […]

Walking will honor deceased family members

Tamara Myers, guest columnist The Clovis News Journal is running columns written by Relay For Life participants this week in preparation for this weekend’s event. I started doing the Relay For Life in 2001. Over the years, my family and I have lost many wonderful and amazing family members. I heard about the Relay from […]

Conversation gives insight into ressurection

By Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist Jesus had risen and the news had scattered rapidly. If the crucifixion had happened in our time, all major networks would have had special correspondents on the scene to go back over the steps where it all began on the Thursday night of that week. Some media journalist would be […]

Walkin’ … Just for the health of it

Michelle Seeber Mall walkers find the early-morning shelter of North Plains Mall ideal for all-weather exercise. Can walking help you live longer? Winnie Moore, 93, of Clovis, says it can. She “faithfully” walks five days a week at North Plains Mall to maintain low cholesterol and a healthy heart. She said she started walking at […]