A man named Jesus

Clyde Davis T he vast majority of Christians, and even some non-Christians, maintain that slightly less than 2000 years ago a man by the name of Jesus — a Jewish itinerant rabbi — confirmed his own claims to be God’s unique Son by being raised from death. This being said then, what does resurrection mean […]

Summit offers reality check

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Bernell Nez, 16, of Albuquerque, back left, and Garrett Mullins, 17, of Clovis, right, try on goggles that simulate being drunk as Lawrence Lopez, 13, of Clovis shoots a basketball. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Some area students are spending spring break getting away from the stress of everyday […]

Hillcrest Zoo officials hope to move young giraffe to new pen

By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Her new pad has all the amenities a female giraffe could ever want — wall-to-wall grass, a football field’s worth of running room, and even an enclosed shed with a 24-foot ceiling and central heating for those cold eastern New Mexico evenings. But Jael, Hillcrest Zoo’s 3 1/2-year-old female […]

Hounds lose control in doubleheader losses

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — It’s safe to say Eastern New Mexico University’s pitchers had control issues on Thursday. ENMU hurlers issued 12 walks and hit four batters, and Cameron took advantage to post a 12-7, 7-4 sweep of their Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader. Junior Kelly Crain (3-5) walked four and hit three over […]

Proposed business center unveiled

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A preliminary plan for a Business Enterprise Center was presented Thursday at the Clovis City Commission meeting. The project includes two museums, computer labs and a business help center. “With all of the growth we have experienced, with all the people who might want to start their own business, […]

Floyd jamboree kicks off to country stylings

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — There was a thumping and sounds of guitars, fiddles and vocals echoing from an old high school basketball gym in Floyd on Thursday night. A Floyd tradition, the 55th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree, kicked off a four-day run on Thursday. Country music vocalists sang selections from Merle […]

Even imperfect life deserves celebrating

Freedom Newspapers Is a life marred by character flaws that ended in disappointment yet worth celebrating? In the case of John Z. DeLorean, who died earlier this month in New Jersey at the age of 80, the answer is yes with qualifications. Few of us would want to model our lives after DeLorean, but it’s […]

Fiction, nonfiction dangerous mix

By Helena Rodriguez Walking through the book section at Wal-Mart recently, one title made me screech in my tracks. This was a colorful children’s popup with a trendy title, “Jesus and the 12 Dudes Who Did.” “OK! Someone’s trying to make JC seem really hip,” I told myself. My eyes scanned the other covers in […]

Spring: when golf obsession reawakens

By Grant McGee Spring is here. It arrived early last Sunday morning. With its arrival, area folks’ thoughts turn to many things: Some will think of gardening, others of home improvements, a number will think of baseball. Daily I’ll be pondering the spring winds that whip across the eastern New Mexican plains, wondering how they’ll […]

Molett-Moore, Dyzoinin

Dyzoin Molett-Moore Services: Have been held. Dyzoin Molett-Moore, infant, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 23, 2005, in Clovis. Survivors include his father, Anthony Moore of Clovis; his mother, LeGeorgia Molett of Clovis; grandmothers, Louise Molett and Shirley Moore, both of Clovis; […]

Clovis handling Golden Gloves

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Chonte Walker, 19, of Clovis, spars Wednesday at the boxing gym in the Roy Walker Community Center. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer For most of the 15 or so Clovis fighters who train at the Roy Walker Recreation Center, the hours of jumping rope, hitting the punching bag and sparring, […]

Revived Big Brothers Big Sisters program unites children with mentors

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Kendall Christinson, 12, of Clovis plays a video game with his Big Brother partner Charles Murrell on Wednesday at Murrell’s home in Clovis. Christinson hopes to one day join the Air Force. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ correspondent Charles Murrell has been all over the world and never made a friendship […]

Sky-high gas prices hit hard

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Two tractor-trailers exit Love’s truck stop Wednesday afternoon. Increased gas prices have left most companies and government agencies with little short-term option but to absorb the cost. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Burgeoning fuel prices are gouging into budgets of private businesses and government organizations alike. With no end […]

3/24 Education Digest

ENMU making nursing tuition offer Eastern New Mexico University is offering free tuition for bachelor of science nursing-completion classes. The introductory class is offered via video-conferencing to the following sites from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning May 21: Clovis Community College, New Mexico Junior College, ENMU-Ruidoso, the ENMU-Roswell Artesia Workforce Center, Eastern New Mexico […]

Reporter’s notebook: Policeman honored for actions

When Robbie Telles went undercover and posed as a hitman in November, he knew this would be the case of his career. By the end, he had thwarted the efforts of a female suspect to kill her ex-husband and his father. “It’s one of those cases that you hear about but you never actually get […]

License laws unnecessary legal throwback

Freedom Newspapers The sentence seemed a bit outsized for the crime. Federal Judge David O. Carter sentenced Harold David Goldstein on Wednesday to more than 12 years in prison for fraud and perjury charges for running a legal firm without a license. “I lied about being a lawyer, but other than the lie, everything else […]

Frivolous legislation order of the day

By Ned Cantwell The Legislature had nothing to do with it. Gov. Bill Richardson did it. Nonetheless, as we look back on the marathon session of the New Mexico State Legislature, it is puzzling. New Mexico has adopted as her Official State Aircraft the hot air balloon. There has been no lack of hot air […]

Minimum wage tool of discrimination

By Walter Williams Sens. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Rick Santorum, R-Pa., both introduced proposals to increase the minimum wage from its current $5.15 an hour. Sen. Kennedy’s proposal would have raised the minimum wage to $7.25 in three steps over 26 months, while Sen. Santorum’s would have raised it to $6.25 in two steps over […]

Hatley, Viola

Viola Hatley Services: Have been held. Viola Hatley, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 14, 1915, in Ranchvale, to Levi and Sarah Ann Smith. She married Jack Hatley on Dec. 25, 1938. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clovis for over 60 […]

Author of life will have last word

By Curtis Shelburne Recently my younger brother Jim and I walked among the headstones dotting the small country cemetery nestled near the Edith Community a little over eight miles outside of Robert Lee, Texas. Well-kept but absolutely blending in with their surroundings, the headstones had grown up where once only mesquite trees and prickly pears […]