A kiss from Jezika

Who inspires you? Doug McGregor has an example for us all: “Right now I am getting a lot of inspiration from my granddaughter Jezika Freeman,” he wrote in an e-mail. Jezika was recently involved in a car wreck in Portales in which her husband was killed and she suffered severe brain trauma. “Every day we […]

Better than planned

Roosevelt County donated $92,867 to the United Way of Eastern New Mexico this campaign season. The county’s goal was $80,000. • • • Gerald Majewski says his most-memorable cold-weather experience occurred when he was stationed at Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. He fell asleep in a snow bank outside his barracks after leaving a […]

The man was ‘pifficated’

Gerald Majewski says his most-memorable cold-weather experience occurred when he was stationed at Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. He fell asleep in a snow bank outside his barracks after leaving a squadron party. A barracks chief found him. “I was pifficated and just couldn’t walk a straight line,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Haven’t […]

Ho, hum: Cats breeze again

The Clovis Wildcats improved to 17-0 with an 82-52 win over Borger. Jaye Crockett led the Wildcats with 27 points and Jaden Isler added 21. Clovis beat Portales 31-28 in a girls game. Antiesha Brown scored eight points and Jadee Isler added six as Clovis completed a season sweep of the Lady Rams. Go to […]

Beware the full moon (again)

The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports we’ll see our first full moon of 2008 tonight. Clovis’ Ardyth Elms is convinced the full moon has some kind of mystical power. “I worked in a mental hospital for the criminally insane for 23 years and, yes, it really affects people,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I think if […]

Area scoreboard

Scores from Friday night Boys Fort Sumner 74, Clovis Christian 51 Grady 54, Melrose 53 Muleshoe 54, Highland Park 45 Portales 61, Hatch Valley 52 Springlake-Earth 52, Bovina 48 Sudan 60, Farwell 54 Texico 47, Friona 45 Girls Clovis Christian 51, Fort Sumner 49 Melrose 39, Grady 35 Muleshoe 55, Highland Park 51 Springlake-Earth 62, […]

Paperboy longs for hometown

Don Kinzie was a Clovis News Journal paperboy in the early 1950s. On Wednesday, he e-mailed a couple of photos from those days, which we’ll post as a “Photo of the day” in the next week or so. Kinzie lives in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., now. “My father was a railroader and moved the family […]

Giants vs. Chargers would be Super

Clovis’ Christy Mendoza will be rooting for the New York Giants the remainder of this football season. “I was in New York for their historic win against the Cowboys and got caught up in Giant Fever,” she wrote in an e-mail. “It was a lot of fun and a few fights.” Mac McDonald is cheering […]

This nod to Brumfield

Clovis’ Jim Sitterly handicaps the mayor’s race: “I think that any person who wants to lead a wonderful city like Clovis should ooze the love and passion it will take to lead long before they choose to put their hat in the ring,” he wrote in an e-mail. “When I look over the long list […]

Firefighters’ December busy

The Clovis Fire Department responded to 539 calls for service in December, according to statistics released this week by Chief Ray Westerman. Firefighters received 6,182 calls for service in 2007, or about 515 per month. The department also performed 96 business inspections last month, issuing 232 reports for non-compliance. • • • Joe Christopherson has […]

In tribute: Friend: Traveler enjoyed life

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Thelma Middleton loved to travel, her friends said, and on one trip she met a fortune teller who told her she’d live to be 50. She decided she wanted to live to be 100, and she did. The Clovis centenarian died June 25. She was born in Gatesville, Texas, […]

A Ugandan bishop’s life story still honors the lord

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist By Curtis K. Shelburne   It was already past bedtime when I began this column. I was staring at a blank computer screen, realizing that a busy schedule tomorrow probably argued for beginning to line up some words tonight. But nothing much was happening.   That’s when the phone […]

Court limits use of non-union member dues

By Freedom Newspapers “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” Who could deny such words? Who among us would want our money taken from us and used to aid political groups and to advance political ideas that we find […]

Pilates gains popularity with men, women

By Master Sgt. Drake Davidson An 80-year-old exercise is quickly gaining in popularity across the Air Force and America. Pilates is an innovative exercise program that focuses on strength, agility, economy of motion, flexibility and the mind-body connection. The end results are a sleek body with defined abdominals, firmer higher “glutes” and toned thighs. Top […]

March 16, 1970

Former New Mexico Gov. and Clovis resident A.W. Hockenhull wrote a letter to the editor from his home in Dallas, declaring Clovis “will always be my Magic City.” Hockenhull also wrote that he’d enclosed his check for a year’s subscription to the Clovis News-Journal. … Dear Abby was asked how a newlywed couple could get […]

March 16, 1970

Former New Mexico Gov. and Clovis resident A.W. Hockenhull wrote a letter to the editor from his home in Dallas, declaring Clovis “will always be my Magic City.” Hockenhull also wrote that he’d enclosed his check for a year’s subscription to the Clovis News-Journal. … Dear Abby was asked how a newlywed couple could get […]

Money adds no value to true contentment

By Judy Brandon The word “values” can be used in two ways. First, it can denote money or worth attached to something. For instance, there are used car values, commercial property values, housing values and values of expensive and rare art. Then the word “values” can be used to designate significant personal beliefs. We think […]

Civil warrior’s fight for truth made big impact

By Freedom Newspapers It is rare when great intellectual and policy achievements are combined with great personal decency, warmth, charm and unfailing consideration toward others. Milton Friedman, who died last week at age 94, combined all those characteristics and more. He was a great friend of freedom, an untiring champion of liberty, and he will […]

Police see case as grave matter back in 1973

By Don McAlvy: CNJ Columnist Back in 1973 patrolman Gene Dawson of the Clovis Police Department stumbled into a lost-and-found item no one wanted to claim while cruising down an alley. “Tell them they can have the lumber if they don’t want it,” Dawson said. He found a black wooden coffin, the kind that Count […]

19th century intellectuals elitist, racist

Walter E. Williams: Syndicated Columnist Karl Marx is the hero of some labor union leaders and civil rights organizations, including those who organized the recent protest against proposed immigration legislation. It’s easy to be a Marxist if you haven’t read his writings. Most people agree that Marx’s predictions about capitalism turned out to be dead […]