Taylor, Mattie

Mattie Taylor Services: Have been held. Mattie Taylor, 86, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 20, 1918, in Louisiana, to Robert and Callie Lee DeVoter. She married Dave Taylor in 1972 in Lovington. She helped her husband farm and was of the […]

Mountains may crumble, but God’s love remains

Judy Brandon: Local Columnist More than twenty five Christmas seasons ago my children, Annie and John Scott, asked for new bicycles for Christmas. At that time, we lived on the other side of town in a newly developed area. Behind our house was a giant dirt pile where the contractors had leveled off the lots […]

Finding blessings in times of trouble

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Marilyn Adams holds her 22-month-old grandson Brandon Palaia as her daughter Klarissa Adams, 15, plays with 1-year-old Johnathan Adams in the kitchen Wednesday at their home in Texico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Marilyn Adams’ family was experiencing numerous health problems. Two toddlers were breaking out in rashes, three other […]

County manager leaving early

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Geneva Cooper has decided to make Monday her last day as Curry County manager, which will leave the county without a manager for just over a month. Dick Smith won’t start in the county manager’s position until Jan. 3. Ironically, it’s because Smith is not available to begin in December […]

Empty stocking: Thursday, Nov. 25

CNJ staff Today’s focus: Rhonda Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “I was given legal custody of (two grandchildren) and I really can’t afford much after paying the bills.” Her holiday hopes: “I want my grandkids to have a real nice Christmas.” Clothing needs: 14 girls pants, 14 husky boys pants, large girls shirts, […]

Bryant in groove for Eastern

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior Tiana Bryant tried basketball life at a major university (New Mexico) and decided it wasn’t for her. The former Roswell Goddard standout played one season for the Lobos, then sat out the fall 2002 semester, got married and transferred to ENMU. After an up-and-down […]

Government offices, banks closed today

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF Many government offices will be closed today and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City Hall, the Department of Building Safety and the city animal shelter will be closed today and Friday, city officials said. Some city trash pickups will be conducted on Friday. Hillcrest Park Zoo will be closed […]

Preservation will guarantee there’s future freedom

Freedom Newspapers Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States as a reminder of the 1621 feast the Pilgrims hosted to celebrate having survived their first year in the New World. Of the 102 people who arrived on the Mayflower in December 1620, 46 died that first year. The survivors, to show their gratitude to […]

Holiday messages from country’s leaders

by Ned Cantwell Thanksgiving messages from some of the best and the brightest: n Gov. Bill Richardson: We are thankful for New Mexico. This nation, this nation that we all love, is a better place with New Mexico in it. And I would like to add my personal thanks that the New Mexico press and […]

Black community should applaud Rice

by Walter Williams Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s national security adviser and now his secretary of state nominee, has been the subject of nasty, demeaning and disrespectful cartoons and commentary. Some of the worst has come from people like Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who said on TV’s […]

It’s all down hill from here

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Photo courtesy of Santa Peak Ski and Tram/ Ski Santa Fe : Sandia Peak Ski area in Albuquerque is only a four hour drive from Clovis. The Associated Press Some New Mexico skiers will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend on the slopes thanks to a combination of early season snow and cold temperatures, which […]

Clovis pounds Lovington

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Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon releases a shot over Lovington’s Crystal Marquez during the first half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent You’d expect some rustiness in the opening game of the year, but Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon played the Wildcats’ lidlifter Tuesday night as […]

Lady Rams fall to Carlsbad

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Rams nearly survived 21 turnovers — against only six for Carlsbad. Instead, the Cavegirls overcame major scoring droughts at the beginning of both halves, finally pulling out a 37-33 victory in the Lady Rams’ season opener Tuesday night at the PHS gym. Junior guard Carolyn Smith was the […]

It’s official: Harden retains Senate seat

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Incumbent Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, won the District 7 seat by 36 votes over Bob Frost, D-San Jon, the Secretary of State’s office announced on Tuesday. Harden received 9,010 votes to 8,974 for Frost. The canvassing of the election Tuesday makes Harden’s win official, though Frost could still call […]

Out-of-town medical transfers forcing overtime for EMS workers

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Tim Peterson left Clovis at 11 p.m. on Friday alongside a man having heart problems. This was the back end of his shift that began 16 hours earlier. The Clovis Fire Department lieutenant was destined for Lubbock on a patient transfer. He monitored the man’s chest pains as a […]

Clovis praised for economic growth

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis is one of five communities awarded the certified community distinction under the State’s Certified Community Initiative this year, a press release from the Economic Development Department shows. Economic development secretary Rick Homans was scheduled to make the announcement at a Tuesday morning breakfast in Clovis, but inclement weather […]

City, county offices closed for holiday

CNJ staff Many government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City Hall, the Department of Building Safety and the city animal shelter will be closed Thursday and Friday, city officials said. Some city trash pickups will be conducted on Friday. Hillcrest Park Zoo will be closed Thursday and […]

Old double standard still holding on

By Leonard Pitts Jr. I wish I was offended. So many other people are that it feels lonely not to be. So I’ve tried to channel the anger I’ve seen in Internet postings. Tried to agree with Tony Dungy, a black football coach who says he was racially insulted. But all I see is a […]

Suicide bomber proof of terrorism in Iraq

By Thomas Sowell Cats are supposed to have nine lives but fallacies must have at least 90. Some notions will be believed, no matter how many times they have been refuted by facts. One of these seemingly immortal fallacies is the implicit assumption that our enemies have unlimited resources, so that our efforts at strengthening […]

Lety’s noit rush into intelligence reform bill

Freedom Newspapers The failure to approve an intelligence reform bill in the House of Representatives over the weekend is not necessarily a tragedy. The 9/11 commission, whose recommendations were the basis of a bill passed by the Senate, does not have a monopoly on wisdom when it comes to reforming the “intelligence community,” as the […]