City searching for revenue

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis has enough money to stay within budget for fiscal year 2005 which begins July 1, even with the $715,000 annual pay increase approved for police early last month. But it can’t fund other employee raises or pay for improvements to infrastructure without cutting expenses or […]

Empty stocking — Wednesday, Dec. 1

CNJ staff Today’s focus: Shelley Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “I was sanctioned from my TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits due to being in the hospital with my ill son, Seth; and I couldn’t meet my work requirements.” Clothing needs: 12, 8 and 2T boys’ pants and shirt, 18 months girls […]

Satan is a snake of the subtlest sort

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist Back in Genesis 3, just before the account of mankind’s fall to sin in the Garden of Eden, the biblical writer explains, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.” I suppose that was true at that time of the […]

Football success means depleted basketball roster

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Clovis freshman Jaden Isler is scheduled to start today’s season-opener against Amarillo-Tascosa. A number of junior varsity players will play on varsity because so many varsity players are still playing football. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Success on the gridiron is having a direct effect on the basketball court […]

Ukraine election tainted by five missing ballots

Freedom Newspapers I t is hard to tell whether Ukraine is suffering the birth pangs of something resembling genuine democracy or the death throes of any hopes for democratic governance. Both sides in the recent and highly contested presidential election will need to be careful to avoid having the outcome decided by bullets rather than […]

Libertarians are friendly to communities

By Tibor Machan Whenever I speak up for liberty, there’s bound to be someone who accuses me of favoring the individual over the community, favoring rights over responsibility and obligations. But that isn’t so. Champions of individual liberty often believe even more firmly than critics in doing the right thing, including acting generously, compassionately and […]

People are kind and life is worth living

By Mona Charen Our Thanksgiving family tradition is to go around the table and ask each person to express what he or she is thankful to God for in the year just passed. Being politically minded types, one or more of us frequently mentions that we’re grateful for having been born in the United States […]

City manager leaving office

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Ray Mondragon has served as the city manager since 2001 and worked for the city for 30 years. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer As a young boy, Ray Mondragon picked onion and cotton fields as a migrant worker’s son. At 16, he took a job as dispatcher with the Clovis Police Department. He worked […]

Lindsey, William

William Lindsey Services: Have been held. William Lindsey Jr., 69, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Colorado. He was born on Aug. 31, 1935, in Abernathy, Texas, to William B. and Myrtle Lindsey. He graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1953. After serving in Japan with the United States Army, he […]

Empty stocking: Tuesday, Nov. 30

Today’s focus: Sonya Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “My boyfriend is on commission and last year we did not have much of a Christmas because of the weather not letting him work. We didn’t even make enough to pay bills.” Her holiday hopes: “I hope we could give our kids a Christmas this […]