Coming Sunday: Tornado and Title Town

Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the worst tornado in Clovis’ history.

Pet of the day: Misty the ferrett

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Name: Misty About: He is the most playful critter I’ve ever owned. He’s 2 years old. He is the worst thing in the world for hiding things. He likes to get my keys and hide them in the couch. I got him at the pet store in Jonesboro, Arkansas. My favorite thing to do with […]

Even worst writers can be winners

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Like many aspiring writers, I turn to the works of some of the most brilliant writers of our time for inspiration. I also turn to some of the worst writers of our time for inspiration — or at least for consolation, knowing that my writing couldn’t be any worse. Every […]

The Worst Lies May Be the Ones We Tell Ourselves

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Among the worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Author Keith Miller was right on target when he wrote, “Honesty may not be the doorway into the kingdom of Heaven, but it is the latchstring to every door in the house.” Lots of doors slam shut without it. […]

Guantanamo immoral step to moral end

By Spc. Justin Helphenstine: guest columnist Is it possible for morality to be the means to an immoral end? A common phrase concerning the paving stones of the road to hell leads us to believe so. I think there is one such road being built today, and it’s paved by a desire to close the […]

Enjoying the dog days of summer

Ryn Gargulinkski : Local Columnist The air is stagnant. Hot. Preheated to at least 350. A blazing light beats down upon slightly greased metal. Everything on it begins to bake. No, it’s not a batch of cookies in the oven. It’s just another day in the life of a roofer in New Mexico. Although the […]

8/30 BRAC Letters to the editor

Editor’s note: The Base Closure and Realignment Commission voted Friday to move planes and personnel away from Cannon, as recommended by the Department of Defense. But commissioners ordered Cannon “enclaved,” or open in limited fashion, until Dec. 31, 2009, in hopes DoD will find it another mission. Here are excerpts from some e-mailed letters: Removing […]

Pulling out of Iraq war not hard choice

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist “I think about Iraq every day — every single day.” No, those were not the words of peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who is camped out by the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas, hoping for a meeting with the president so she can ask what her soldier son died for. Those […]