Student profile: Schaap

By CNJ STAFF Ryan Schaap is a Clovis Christian School senior. He is the son of Art and Renee Schaap. GPA: Approximately 3.4. Extra-curricular activities: Football, golf, praise and worship. Hobbies: Listening to music, playing video games and riding dirt bikes. Future plans: College, either at West Texas A&M University, Eastern New Mexico University, Lubbock […]

Time changes idea of government has changed

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Unlike today’s Americans, the founders of our nation were suspicious, if not contemptuous, of government. Consider just a few of their words. James Madison suggested that “All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.” Thomas Paine observed, “We still find the greedy hand of government thrusting […]

Readers make columnist’s job easy

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Comes now the argument that just might shape the dimensions of the cockfighting debate this coming statehouse session once legislative leaders hunker down and Gov. Bill Richardson throws his considerable weight in whichever direction he intends to throw it. From Cotton City, which Google places near Animas, a grandma gamer […]

Situation doesn’t look good for poor

By Freedom Newspapers The election of Rafael Correa, an advocate of socialist policies who, naturally, is called a “populist” or “reformer” in most news stories, as president of Ecuador is at least a setback for more open trade. And open trade is the most effective way for Latin America to climb out of poverty. Since […]

Downed F-16 pilot identified

CNJ Staff The pilot involved in Monday’s F-16 fighter jet crash in Iraq has been identified as Maj. Troy. L. Gilbert, who is assigned to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. The downed plane is assigned to Cannon Air Force Base. According to a Department of Defense news release, Gilbert’s listed as “Duty Status Whereabouts […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats ride strong first half to win

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis High’s girls weren’t able to sustain a strong first half on Tuesday night, but it didn’t really matter. The Lady Wildcats improved to 2-0 heading into a Friday night clash at rival Portales, building an 18-point halftime lead en route to a 58-39 victory over Roswell Goddard. Senior guard Tori […]

Texico thrashes Lovington in season opener

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Texico’s Faith Martin is fouled by Lovington’s Jaz Hernandez during Tuesday’s matchup at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — In his second year as Texico girls coach, Keith Durham said his team has had to learn a new system under his leadership. In their season opener on […]

Nov. 29, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund

By CNJ STAFF Today’s focus: “Ms. G” Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. G’s” husband has been ill and his work hours are reduced when the weather turns cold. Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her children. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 12-14, 6,4, and 12 month. Boys shirt sizes 12, […]

Abuse program launches

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After three years of planning, the 9th Judicial District Drug Court is taking its first steps. Geared toward nonviolent, misdemeanor level offenders who have already served their jail sentence, the program targets people with substance abuse problems. The ultimate goal is to give substance abusers the tools to live […]

Season for giving

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Janine Summerville, of Clovis, takes donations for the Salvation Army outside Albertsons on Tuesday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The ring-a-ling of bells can be heard at stores throughout the area. The sounds aren’t a sign of Santa’s imminent arrival, but instead a Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign is […]

Status of F-16 pilot unknown

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The pilot of a Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet that crashed Monday in Iraq is still missing, Air Force officials said. The pilot was not found at the crash site, the Air Force said. The Air Force has not identified the pilot nor said to which base […]

Military feature: Bishop

By CNJ STAFF Air Force Lt. Col. Darren L. Bishop has assumed command of the 339th Recruiting Squadron in Clinton Township, Mich., according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. A 1980 Clovis High School graduate, he is the son of W.A. and Rosetta Bishop of Clovis. Additionally, he has been decorated […]

Santa’s spirit will not be forgotten

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Santa Claus has cancer. It started in his esophagus and spread to his liver. He’s being treated, but chemotherapy has sapped his appetite and energy and he’s down about a hundred pounds. He’s worried about money, too. The treatment costs more than $16,000 a month and his insurance doesn’t cover […]

Peace on Earth sparks controversy

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer As a resident of a community with a strong military presence, I’ve often heard, “Freedom isn’t free.” It’s a notion that we sometimes have to sacrifice for our way of life, and it makes sense. As a reader of current events, I’m coming to fear something else. Apparently in […]

National park safety needs growing issue

By Freedom Newspapers We only wish he’d done this two years ago. Virginia Sen. George Allen, a Republican who narrowly lost to Democrat James Webb on Nov. 7, in one of the races that overturned control of Congress, seems intent on going out with a bang rather than a whimper. Allen recently unveiled S. 4057, […]

Cannon F-16 crash history

CNJ Staff CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon has lost eight F-16s in crashes since 1997, according to newspaper archives. Nov. 27, 2006 — An F-16 assigned to the base’s 524th Fighter Squadron crashed in Iraq while supporting coalition ground combat operations. The fate of the pilot is unknown. However, the pilot was not from […]

With flu, preventative measures make “cents”

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Though the math may be different, it’s a philosophy that emerges every year about this time. It’s the flu season, and businesses are forced to prepare, whether it’s one that helps sick people recover or […]

Nov. 28, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 3 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is a disabled single mother who lives on a fixed income. Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her daughter. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 12 to 14. Girls winter coat size 12 to 14. Toys list: Bicycle The Empty Stocking […]

October business licenses

CNJ Staff The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in October: Name: B and S Enterprises Type: Consultant Owner: William E. Carey Location: 3833 Nancy Lopez Name: Fleming, Widner and Jones PA Type: Accountant Owner: Charles Fleming Location: 220 East Seventh St. Name: Just Ask Julie Type: Consultant Owner: Julie Quintero […]

Nov. 28, 2006 Business Digest

DOT seeks proposals for Clovis air service The U.S. Department of Transportation will request a new proposal for air service to Clovis and Silver City, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The request is being made under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program that provides subsidies to airlines so that […]