New Mexico allows for development of novice green thumb

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer The only garden I ever grew in New York was the mold that sprouted in the back of the fridge on the vegetable lasagna. Either that, or the green stuff that budded between shower tiles on Avenue C. Out here in New Mexico, with the wide-open sky, the wide-open […]

French rejection of EU constitution all for good

Freedom Newspapers It wasn’t exactly the French Revolution, but French voters’ decision Sunday to reject the European Union constitution is as revolutionary an action as one might find in Europe these days. It’s all for the good, as we see it, even though the reasons for the rejection weren’t entirely laudable. A coalition of the […]

Free book worth every penny

By Curtis Shelburne Good news/bad news.   The good news is that I got a free book in the mail. The bad news: It’s obviously worth every penny I paid. I don’t know how many shillings were shelled out to mail copies of this erudite volume to churches all over the country, but a note […]

Misdeeds of few shouldn’t tarnish all

By Walter Williams In the wake of the Enron and WorldCom corporate scandals, the purveyors of envy have found another opportunity to preach about what they consider the evils of high CEO salaries, retirements and bonuses. After all, according to them, evil must be afoot when a corporate executive earns more in a week than […]

Fryar, Cora Lee

Cora Lee Fryar Services:Have been held. Cora Lee Fryar, 62, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at her home. She was born on Aug. 19, 1942, in San Angelo, Texas. She married Tommy Fryar on Nov. 12, 1960. She was a life-long member of the Church of the Nazarene in San Angelo, […]

There’s little pity for Martha Stewart

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about Martha Stewart’s five-month prison sentence. Some responses: “MARTHA STEWART’S SENTENCE is appropriate I feel, if she fully completes it, which I doubt that she will do. Jail time absolutely had to be a part of the sentence; otherwise, the court would be sending the message: ‘Jail will […]

Freedom: A value and company worth fighting for

Freedom Newspapers We’ve heard from a number of readers over the past few months who expressed anxiety and concern about what might happen to the views on these pages if our parent company, Freedom Communications, were sold. We hope they are as pleased as we are at the news Tuesday that Freedom will remain in […]

Ramsey, Katie May

Katie May Ramsey Services: Have been held. Katie May Ramsey, 54, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Clovis, a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, in Fort Worth. She was born on July 9, 1949, in Jacksboro, Texas, to Lloyd and Ruth Bilbrey. Family members said she was a wonderful wife, mother and friend, who […]

Clovis residents favor better pay for cops

Clovis residents have been informed there are not enough police officers on staff and this shortage could result in an escalated crime rate. At a recent city commission meeting, Commissioner Kevin Duncan suggested property taxes be increased to help pay for raises for existing officers and to hire new recruits. I am in favor of […]

El Paso native finds calling in teaching

Cheryl Cunningham Editor’s note: Cheryl Cunningham, 40, is a fifth-grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School in Clovis. She lives in Friona with her husband Joe and their three dogs, Goose, Buddy and Betsy. The El Paso native teaches language arts and social studies. With a degree in business management, I am the untraditional, back-door teacher. […]

Junior rodeo begins Tuesday night

Kevin Wilson Three decades of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association comes full circle this week, as the HPJRA Finals will fill a week’s worth of activities. The rodeo, scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at Clovis’ Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, has been a part of New Mexico and Texas rodeo since the association was […]