Amos: a view from under the pew

by Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos the churchmouse: a trip to valley forge willifred the white rat came by yesterday boss to see […]

Don’t judge or look down on your brother

by Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Have you ever passed judgment on someone else without knowing all the facts? I’ve told this story before, but it never goes out of style: One Sunday night about 1963, I was sitting on the back pew at church with the rest of the teenagers. My father was preaching and […]

ENMU football signs two

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of two incoming freshmen to national letters of intent — safety Adrian Dorsey of R.L. Turner High School in Irving, Texas, and linebacker Tim Roy of Copperas Cove (Texas) High School. Dorsey and Roy bring to nine the total […]

City raises paying off

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Clovis police officers Clay Cullison, left, Joel Holt, center, and Shane Sanders are all in field training with the Clovis Police Department. Cullison and Sanders have been with the department for a little over a month. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis police have cut vacancies in half since […]

Reporter’s notebook: Rotary clubs celebrate 100th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis and High Plains Rotary clubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the international service organization during a meeting at the Holiday Inn. District governor Charles R. “Rick” Akins spoke to the clubs on the achievements of the service organization in last century years. “One of our greatest accomplishments as an organization is […]

Music shapes, changes listeners

By Doug Brooks: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Music has been a powerful, influential component my whole life. I was in the school and church choir and I […]

Drama festival becomes recruiting tool

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A half-century ago, Eastern New Mexico University decided to create a drama festival as a way to educate high school students about the school. In its 50th year on the ENMU campus, the festival has had another effect —as a feeder system for theater education in New Mexico. […]

Idealism needs to be tempered with realism

CNJ staff After two years of rough going with our friends in Europe, President Bush’s trip there this week has begun smoothing things over. He doesn’t have the mischievous charm of former President Clinton, but Bush still has impressed Europeans with his own Texas quasi-cowboy persona. These things are not trivial in international relations. On […]

Defiance for defiance’s sake is for young

By Grant McGee While most of us are going about our daily business here in Clovis, legal battle lines have been drawn over an area resident and the stickers on his car. On one side is a man who indicates he is asserting his First Amendment right of free speech. On the other side it’s […]

Burrell, Trevor

Trevor Burrell Services: have been held. Trevor Wade Burrell, 19 of Canyon, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born on Feb. 27,1985, in Canyon, Texas. He graduated from Canyon High School in 2003 and enlisted in the U. S. Army on July 22, 2003. He completed his basic training at Fort Benning, […]