Help possibly on way for DA

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The average case load for prosecutors in the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office may be cut by a quarter by July. Before adjourning on Saturday, the New Mexico Legislature granted the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office its request for five additional employees, three of whom are prosecutors. Each prosecutor […]

Floyd jamboree set for 55th year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Musicians of all ages from eastern New Mexico will be getting out fiddles, guitars and other instruments for this week’s 55th Annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree The four-day event runs Thursday through Sunday at the Floyd schools gymnasium. Noel Rippee, program director, said he’s been involved in one way […]

Reporter’s notebook: Firefighters honored at banquet

Lt. Ricky Mitchell of the Clovis Fire Department has worked over the years to foster strong working relationships, demonstrate a high level of competency as a firefighter and improve his skills as an Emergency Medical Technician assistant, his fire chief said. In recognition of those traits, Mitchell was presented the fireman of the year award […]

Wildcats ride strong start

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Clovis second baseman Cade Wheeler tries to complete the double play as Amarillo Tascosa’s Blake McNabb tries to break up the play Tuesday at Bell Park. Wheeler’s throw to first base was in time. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Coming off a doubleheader loss on Saturday at Artesia, the Clovis High […]

Schiavo case being hijacked for political gain

Freedom Newspapers Congressional grandstanding sank to an all-time low over the weekend as the House convened in an emergency session — not about the threats facing our troops in Iraq, not over concern about the eventual collapse of our Social Security and Medicare systems, but to intervene in a husband’s decision to carry out his […]

Teens can tell fantasy from reality

By Steve Chapman Last week, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill banning the sale of violent or raunchy video games to minors, after a debate that reached its high point when one member said, “I am going to vote for this bill knowing it’s unconstitutional.” Score a point for truth in government. The […]

Differences not same as inequalities

By Leonard Pitts So, what might a smarter man have said? Put aside for a moment the fact that a smarter man would have backed away from the subject as though from a live grenade. If forced at gunpoint to respond, how would a smart man have analyzed the performance gap between male and female […]

Liston, Billy J.

Billy John Liston Services: Have been held. Billy John Liston, 68, of Clovis, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 21, 1936, in Sudan, Texas, to John and Evelyn Gummelt Liston. He graduated from Texas Tech University. He started the Clovis Chapter of Ducks Unlimited […]

Everyone can serve God, no matter one’s ability

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The concept of servant leadership is a popular approach when talking about leadership theory. From an educational setting to a hospital system to a mammoth corporation, the idea of the leader serving or giving service to subordinates is appealing. Service is a big word. Isaiah in the Old Testament was […]

Amos slips in the snow

By Gary Mitchell: Religion 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 keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos slips in the snow tuesday and wednesday boss life really got messy i opened the door […]

All District 4-5A

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Clovis junior post Brittany Blackmon was named District 4-5A player of the year after averaging 19.2 points and 6.6 rebounds a game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ Staff Prep All-district teams 4-5A Boys First team Cibola — Roman Andrade, Kasey Cunningham Clovis — Tigg Bunton. Hobbs — B.J. Meredyth. Sandia — Nate Kanyinda. Second team Sandia — David […]

Wildcats second in Albuquerque

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis finished second Monday in the Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational golf tournament on a day when 40 to 50 mph winds sent scores skyrocketing. Despite placing only one individual golfer in the top eight, Class 4A Los Alamos won the 13-team tournament by 15 strokes over Clovis with a 316 on […]

3/22 Business Digest

Southwest Cheese to hold job fair Southwest Cheese will hold a career fair from noon to 7 p.m. March 31 at Clovis Community College. Potential candidates will be able to learn about the company, the plant and jobs becoming available in May. Computer terminals will be available for interested applicants to submit an application on […]

Expanding housing market brings developers from Texas, Arizona

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Out-of-town developers are starting to take notice of Clovis’ expanding housing market. Of the four subdivisions currently awaiting review from the Clovis Planning and Zoning Committee, three are being developed by out-of-town companies. “For the most part it has been local developers, but here recently we’ve had developers from […]

Chinese politics could put U.S. in tough spot

Freedom Newspapers China’s rubber-stamp national legislature, by a vote of 2,896-0, has passed a law authorizing a military attack to stop the island of Taiwan from pursuing formal independence. It is difficult to tell just how genuinely threatening this move is, but it is likely sooner or later to force the United States into some […]

Big business not always bad business

By Tibor Machan I have read nearly every novel by Robert B. Parker, famous mainly for his Spenser PI books. And I like them. His writing is neat, sharp — no nonsense. His character, Spenser, is tough and teeming with integrity. Spenser’s a great cook, drinks properly and has an ideal love life with Susan, […]

Children’s language changing constantly

By Mona Charen The day is not far distant when I will not understand a word my children say. As it is, I’m moderately fluent in kid-speak, but losing ground all the time. My husband barely speaks the language at all and is often reduced to gaping at them over his morning coffee as they […]

Adams, Clarence

Clarence Adams Services: Have been held. Clarence Siringo Adams, 84, of Roswell, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 7, 1920, in Corona, to John C. and Alice M. Adams. He spent his years in southeastern New Mexico as a teacher, educator, historian, author, writer, editor and outdoorsman. He […]

Shots fired, three taken into custody

CNJ Staff Three people were taken into custody early Sunday after a single shot was fired into a residence at 308 Sandoval, according to a Clovis Police Department news release. No injuries were reported. Police were dispatched to the residence around 2 a.m. Sunday. Mabel Cordova said a bedroom window in her home had been […]

Police concerned about identity theft

By David Irvin: CNJ Staff Writer Bob Hagan of the New Mexico Securities Division said many victims of identity theft don’t even know they have fallen victim to a crime. “It’s important for people to realize they are a victim of a crime and file a report,” he said. “We believe that here in New […]