Military feature: Program sends local veteran to visit World War II memorial

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Philip Gillespie said he joined the service in World War II to contribute to the war efforts. Gillespie served as a gunner on a Navy dive bomber aircraft where he hunted submarines and provided ground support for Allied Forces in the Philippines. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Philip Gillespie […]

Financial crisis’ effects must be suffered

Freedom New Mexico If anyone doubted that we live in an interconnected and globalized world, the swift

Newman’s greatest act: Philanthropy

Freedom New Mexico America, and the world, lost an

Aug. 10, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available from the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life by Sandra Aamodt unravels some of the fascinating discoveries and puzzles of a complex and marvelous organ and reveals how you can make […]

Olympic hosts can’t downplay shabby record

Freedom New Mexico The eyes of the world will be on Beijing on Friday for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games — festivities which typically are matched in pageantry and pompousness only by the Super Bowl halftime show. The athletic events will take place over the next couple of weeks. American fans, no […]

Country youngsters fill time during ride to school

Youngsters who live in or near town often ride a bus to school. Country kids sometimes feel the school bus is their second home because they spend so much time on it. We made bus time fun. In our part of the world fall was pi

Youth granted trip through Make-A-Wish

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jacob Thomson, 9, of Clovis packs away his stuffed dolphin, Monday for his trip to Florida, that was sponsored by the Make-A-Wish foundation and Faith Christian Family Church. This trip has been planned since his last stay in the hospital in April. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If 9-year-old Jacob […]

In ideal world team names matter

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I root for a pair of trousers. I’m not that much different from other sports fans, whether they like the New York Knicks or some other team. It’s all laundry by the time you’re done. Players come and players go. Owners buy and sell teams. Stadiums are built, and stadiums […]

Amos becomes famous

Amos the churchmouse is scurrying out into the real world.

Being ‘cool’ not factor in fatherhood

In the world of humor, fathers have become the fail-safe target. In television comedies and commercials, they are regularly depicted as out-of-touch with their families — and reality. They are stubbornly behind the times, playing air guitar to old Styx 8-tracks instead of quietly nodding to the beats of Finger Eleven fed through ear buds […]

Food market investments helpful, risky

Freedom New Mexico The New York Times reports that in light of the world food crisis, large private investment funds around the world are going beyond placing bets on agricultural commodities like corn, wheat, soybeans and the like. Several are buying farmland, fertilizer, grain elevators, barges and ships. They figure that although the current run-up […]

It’s Their Business: Roller World

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Name: Roller World Location: 1721 Wallace What they do: They have an indoor skating rink and offer skate and roller blade rentals from toddler to adult size. Employees also play skating games such as Limbo with customers. They also have a bounce house, miniature blacklight golf, an arcade, and a snack bar. Who’s in charge: […]

Students learning leadership

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist For Savannah and Kayla, one of the key elements is competition. They like the part about Orlando, they like the Sea World plans, but the drawing card is the chance to compete. No, they aren’t Clovis Municipal Schools athletes, nor band members — at least not in this context. The […]

Short-term crisis help only hurts in long run

Freedom New Mexico When the world’s finance ministers meet under the auspices of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as they did in Washington earlier this month, they usually rub their chins and harrumph portentously about arcane financial matters. But this year the meetings tried to focus on a more tangible problem: rising […]

All parts of this world sacred

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist In my home state of Pennsylvania, there is a lake which borders the Ohio line, a lake which we frequently visited during the years that I was growing up. Lake Pymatuning, as it is called, is very large, is actually part of a water system covering about 30 miles in […]

Service contributes to endless possibilities

By Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist The concept of servant leadership is a popular approach when talking about leadership theory these days. From an educational setting to a hospital system to a mammoth corporation, the idea of the leader serving or giving service to subordinates is appealing. Service is a powerful word, whether in the world, […]

It might be the water

Raymond Atchley has this to say about recent criticism aimed at Clovis via the world-wide Web:

He’s tired of ‘anti-Clovis whiners’

Cregg Steffler has this to say about recent criticism aimed at Clovis via the world-wide Web:

March 9, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library: Urban Landscape Architecture, edited by Bridget Vranckx, showcases the work of the world’s best architects and designers who are transforming urban spaces to keep downtown areas vital and appealing for tourism and residency. Lifeblood, by Penny Rudolph, sends Rachel Chavez on a search for answers after […]

It’s history

Do you know the history of Clovis? Check out the daily “Historically accurate” feature: Historically accurate • • • Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? You just might get a kick out of him. Earl’s world • • • Read any good blogs lately? Sharna Johnson tells animal tales: In search of ponies • • […]