Bad things can happen to good people

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Have a fire safety plan – avoid becoming a statistic. Bruce Ford Fire safety plans can keep you from becoming a statistic It’s human nature to think bad things only happen to “the other guy,” but the fact is that bad things can happen to good people. Everyone thinks they’ll never have a fire, but […]

Cannon celebrates Hispanic heritage

Airman Thomas Trower “Through hard work, faith in God, and a deep love of family, Hispanic Americans have pursued their dreams and contributed to the strength and vitality of our Nation. They have enriched the American experience and excelled in business, law, politics, education, community service, the arts, science and many other fields. Hispanic entrepreneurs […]

Cannon firefighters help in Texico blaze

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office Cannon Fire Department responded to a request to render mutual aid for a 5,500 gallon fuel spill near Texico on Sept. 20. Two Cannon firefighters responded by pulling the base’s 1,000 gallon foam trailer to the spill and teamed with Texico and Clovis Fire Departments to lay a foam […]

Early detection key to breast cancer survival

Maj. Michelle Harmon Breast cancer is almost entirely part of womens’ unfortunate domain. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Less than 1 percent of breast cancer cases are men. In 2005, when 211,400 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States, […]

Texico thrashes Carlsbad JV

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Texico freshman Seth Bailey breaks the tackle of a Carlsbad junior varsity defender in the second quarter en route to his second punt return for a touchdown in Thursday’s game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Freshman Seth Bailey return two punts for touchdowns in the first […]

Division-leading Wildcats top ENMU

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ENMU’S Jessie Macknicki goes to the deck trying to scoop up a dig during the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match against Abilene Christian on Thursday at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For most of the first game, the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Zias climb over .500 with win over Rebels

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior Megan Dozier scored in the first minute and junior Stephanie Sanchez provided solid play in goal, especially late, as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team held off Dixie State 2-1 on Thursday at the ENMU pitch. Dozier dribbled around several Rebels defenders to score with only 32 seconds […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Quarterback getting more comfortable

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Clovis High’s Michael Howard, left, and Luke Masters tackle Rio Rancho’s Sabino Vidaurri on Friday at Leon Williams Stadiumduring the Wildcats’ 36-33 win. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer First-year Clovis quarterback Jordan Mendoza knew he would not be called on to throw 30 times a game — not in […]

Corn cropping up

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Jimenez Custom Harvest company harvests corn for silage in southern Curry County. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Fields of corn baked in the sun all summer, and late in the growing season, were pounded by rain. But local corn growers have reported good yields, despite less than desirable weather […]

Clovis High choir teacher honored

CNJ Staff Clovis High School Choir Director Brian Uerling has been named the New Mexico Music Educator of the Year, according to a press release from Clovis Municipal Schools. Uerling is the sixth Clovis teacher to win the award since the 1960s, according to school officials. “Mr. Uerling has that rare ability to help students […]

Forgetfulness sign of brain overload

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist What kind of a child forgets their own parents’ wedding anniversary? A self-centered, ungrateful, spoiled brat, right? Or in my case, a normally organized and occasionally thoughtful daughter suffering from brain overload. Yes, I’m guilty as charged. Line me up before the firing squad. But I have a perfectly justifiable […]

Drinking in Corona certainly eventful

By Grant McGee: Local columnist One of our county extension agents is leaving. Les Owen and his young family are moving to Las Cruces. Les has been here for the past few years doing county extension things like working with 4-H kids and answering questions for me about rabbits and zucchini. Les’ big business, though, […]

Terrorists’ jobs easier thanks to Americans

By Freedom Newspapers As we enter our fifth year in the so-called war on terror, we have reacted to the 9/11 attacks about as destructively to our deeply held principles as the terrorists could have hoped. If Osama bin Laden and his ilk wanted to destroy our way of life, as President Bush repeatedly claims, […]

Religion Digest: Gospel of Mark study offered at CCC

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Gospel of Mark study offered at CCC Registration is open to enroll in a Historical Study of the Gospel of Mark. The eight week course is being offered at Clovis Community College and will begin Oct. 24. The class is available for audit or credit and will cover the […]

Missionaries can be found close to home

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Our church’s 75th anniversary is coming up. It was at that church that my father, Dr. Carl Scott, was minster for 25 of the church’s 75-year history. I have many wonderful memories of growing up at the church on Eighth and Hinkle. So in the light of this anniversary, a […]

Judaism, with a twist

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Rabbi A. D. De La O talks with Shelly Johnson of Clovis before services at B’nei Yisrael Messianic Synagogue. The Synagogue holds services on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The Wednesday service is the smallest. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Once an indoor roller skating rink at the corner of 10th […]

Art is all around us

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Clovis Christian junior Jessica Tivis watches guest instructor Louise Harrison work on her clay mask Wednesday afternoon. Harrison is one of the professional artists Patsy Delk invites to teach her art students. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A student pauses from her work and stares down at the face emerging […]

Murder trial moved

CNJ Staff More than 100 motions have been argued in the homicide cases of two men accused of killing an elderly Portales couple in March 2005, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Included in those motions was the decision last week to move Stanley Bedford’s trial to Albuquerque, Chandler said. A motion to […]

Ex-death row inmate speaks in Portales

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder in 1983, former death row inmate Juan Melendez is devoting his time to speaking out about abolishing the death penalty. “I survived. I’ve always been a survivor,” Melendez, 55, said Wednesday as he related to a small audience at Eastern New Mexico University the circumstances […]

Dog shooting investigation to wrap up

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An investigation by New Mexico State Police into whether Melrose’s police chief was justified in shooting a dog will be forwarded to the district attorney for a determination on whether or not charges will be filed, according to the state police. New Mexico State Police Capt. Daniel Lopez said […]