I have seen the light(s)

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Keiko Ohnuma. I wouldn’t know her if she rang my front door bell. But, judging from the article in the January New Mexico magazine, we oughtn’t to be total strangers. Her description of snowshoeing by moonlight in the Sangre de Cristos tells me of someone who loves the winter night. […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Weddings

Orr-Perez Tonya Orr of Kersey and Kyle Perez of Nara Vista were joined in marriage June 14, 2008 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyo. Rev. Matt Blackford performed the simple ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Clair and Deborah Orr of Kersey. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn Kautz of Sterling, Colo. […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The Mercedes Coffin by Faye Kellerman sends LAPD detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus racing through a dangerous urban world as a cold case turns red hot and threatens to consume everyone it touches. Beyond the Mommy Years: How to Live […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Honors

Kansas State University More than 5,000 Kansas State University students have been awarded academic scholarships for the 2008-2009 school year. In all, students received nearly $14.8 million in scholarships. Kansas State students receiving scholarships totaling more than $1,000 include: Clovis: Cory Alexander Young, M.A. Durland Scholarship and Engineering Scholarship and Honors Scholarship Portales: Caroline Anne […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Senior Happenings

Winter driving key: Slow down

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MCT Photo New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said accident numbers increase significantly during the winter months when inclement weather hits. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer he key to traveling safely in a winter weather is slowing down. New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said drivers don’t realize that slick roads require […]

Tucumcari man “very, very lucky” to survive train accident

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by […]

Mayor’s New Year’s Eve ball coming up

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ Staff Writer This New Year’s Eve is a black tie affair for Clovis at the Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Ball.

Red hat in gray-suit world

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “By the way, I’m not doing Christmas cards. If you want them sent, you’ll have to do it.” According to Sam Gardner in Philip Gulley’s delightful “Harmony” series, it was the same “fight” every year. Sam, pastor of the Harmony Friends’ Meeting (Quaker church) would buy four boxes of […]

Dec. 26, 2008 Amos the Churchmouse

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the west texas punsterboss i don t know if you noticed or not but i […]

The Red Hat in a Grey Suit World

By Curtis K. Shelburne

Jesus’ birthday gives Christians chance to connect

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist At times I am able to tune in to Ravi Zacharias on the radio. A dynamic speaker, he is also a wonderful teacher and a Christian theologian that has a world wide ministry. He is highly educated, and a visiting scholar at Oxford. Zacharias speaks to scores of college groups […]

First Person: Clovis librarian well-traveled

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Layman helped come up with trivia questions about New Mexico, earning her Clovis High School library a set of 50 books. Marla Layman, the Clovis High School librarian, studied the state of New Mexico and came up with 10 trivia questions about the state. Those questions won the CHS […]

Rambo gets religion

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Courtesy photo Rambo’s owners believe taking the dog to church made him more well-behaved. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A little dog went to church and became a new person … uh, canine, that is. Clovis residents Kurt Vigil and Joy Lucero started taking Rambo, an overly aggressive corgi cross, to Faith Christian Family […]

Dry season could leave farmers’ wallets lighter

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico By Argen Duncan PNT Senior Writer argen_duncan@link.freedom.com A dry winter, on top of a dry year, is leaving some area farmers worried and some just waiting to see what happens. Elida dryland farmer Greg Burris estimated that his crops have received much less than half of what is considered […]

Isler back on local hardwood

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Former Clovis High guard Jaden Isler worked out this week at the Wildcats’ practice. Now playing at Lubbock Chritian, Isler is close to full health again after collapsing in Canyon, Texas, last spring. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer To this day, former Clovis High guard Jaden Isler doesn’t know […]

Injury slows Baskett

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Philadelphia Daily News: David Maialetti Clovis High grad and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett, shown catching a pass in a game against Arizona earlier this season, hopes to play in Sunday’s finale against Dallas after missing last week’s loss at Washington with a knee By Jon Marks: CNJ correspondent PHILADELPHIA — Helplessly, Hank Baskett […]

Feds double up on bad financial hand

Freedom New Mexico This month’s announcement by the Federal Reserve Board that it has cut its benchmark overnight federal funds rate, the rate at which banks lend to one another, to a “target range” of between one-quarter percent and zero is both an acknowledgment of reality and a sign of panic. Since banks, even in […]

Ranch and rodeo invention suggestions

Glenda Price A new product for barrel racers is now available – pop-up barrels. They collapse and fit into a bag a little bigger than a rope can, and when opened up are bottom-weighted so they don’t fall over easily. Besides the portability, those of us with scarred shins from banging into metal barrels will […]