Bush needs more than showmanship to meet term goals

Freedom Newspapers It is odd, in a way, for the media to deal with events such as President Bush’s news conference Thursday evening like theatrical performances. The AP story, for example, noted “At times, he twisted the toe of his shoe on the carpeted riser.” Perhaps such reviews are appropriate, however. Like most presidential appearances, […]

Comics page undergoing some changes

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Our newspaper’s black-and-white comics (Page 3C today) have a new look. After months of thinking about it, asking readers’ opinions and drawing our own conclusions, and finally, negotiating prices with syndicates, we’ve added five new comics and eliminated three. We made space for the new features by moving the daily […]

Pope could restore home country’s image

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist There has not been a pope from Germany for nearly 1,000 years, and plenty of people in Britain could have waited another 1,000. After Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected, one newspaper blared, “From Hitler Youth to Papa Ratzi,” and other tabloids trumpeted his nicknames, which include “God’s Rottweiler” and the […]

Barris, Rena N.

Rena N. Barris, 91, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 30, 1913, in Chillicothe, Texas, to Stephen and Lourittie Holden Richardson. Her family homesteaded in Greer. She married Glen Barris on June 25, 1930, in Clovis. She was a nurse for various doctors […]

Lifestyles etc. 4/29

SENIOR CALENDAR La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance information. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — Refreshments. Thursday: […]

New Yorker fitting in nicely

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Contrary to popular belief — or one I just made up — culture shock is not some obvious, earth-shattering thing. With almost a month in the small town of Clovis, after nearly two decades in Brooklyn and New York, N.Y., I was erroneously waiting for that bolt of lightening […]

Editors deserve recognition

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Editors, as a whole, are usually decent, hard-working and totally dedicated to their task. Editors of small town newspapers in the old days, not too unlike their counterparts today, often found it difficult to please everybody. On April 23, 1909, in the first issue of Clovis’ first daily newspaper, “The […]

La Leche League offers resources to mothers of all ages

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Good news for moms of all ages — “There is no right way to be a mother.” This sage advice was not uttered by an old-world guru. Nor was it passed along by a new-world medicine woman. It was shared by Kimberly Wood, mother of one with another on […]

4/28 Ticket calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Viva Las Vegas fund-raiser — 6 p.m. – cocktails, 7 p.m. – dinner, 8:30 p.m. – dance, Saturday. Tickets: $50 each or $500 table of 10, reserved. Information: 769-4001. Clovis Community Orchestra Spring Concert — 3 p.m., Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 1501 N. Sycamore. Information: Rev. Perry, 762-4100. Cascada de […]

Extra-credit burrito leads to school scare

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Clovis Police Officer Clay Cullison stands outside Marshall Junior High School on Thursday. Police were called to the school after a concerned citizen reported seeing a male juvenile enter with a suspiciously concealed item. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A concerned citizen spotted a male juvenile carrying a suspiciously concealed […]