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 […]