McGee: Time to get to know new neighbors

I was taking my trash out to the alley trash bin only to discover it was full. So I walked to another trash bin past one of the rent houses in the neighborhood, realizing that I had no idea who lived there. In years past I've gotten to know some of the folks in that […]

In search of ponies: Pet obesity likely human’s fault

Mmm… Cheese balls, cookies, dips, turkey, smooth, creamy gravy, stuffing and potatoes, and let's not forget that fruit cake, dense and rich enough to sustain a small country for a couple weeks… Yeah, this time of year things are good around the table, and the table legs. A truly lucky pooch or kitty might even […]

Lady Cats dominate overmatched Bulldogs

Clovis High girls basketball coach Jeff Reed figured his team might dominate a youthful Albuquerque High squad on Thursday in the Plateau Wireless Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. Even he couldn't anticipate what happened. CMI photo: Tony BullocksClovis senior guard Miranda Loera puts up a ssecons-half shot over Albuquerque High senior Jovena Domingo in […]

Wildcats cruise past Harmony to open tournament

The fans at Rock Staubus Gymnasium got exactly the play they wanted when the second half started with a lob pass, caught and finished by a thunderous two-handed stuff from Clovis guard D.J. Blackmon. Turned out, that was the kind of play visiting Harmony Science Academy wanted to see as well, and the host Wildcats […]

Shelburne: God’s genuine joy can bubble up almost anywhere

Ah, I love the Advent and Christmas seasons–the waiting, the preparing, the hoping, and the glittering joy-glimmers, each sparkling facets of God's light and the diamond-truth that his Son has come and is coming again. The older I get, the more I realize what a rotten Puritan I'd make. I've gotten over feeling even remotely […]

Gallup wears down Texico

The Texico Lady Wolverines have been regular contenders in Class 2A basketball for a long time. But they were hard-hit by graduation off last year's state championship team, and recently lost 6-foot-1 senior post Shaylee Anderson to a season-ending knee injury. That has left the Lady Wolverines looking for new ways to score. On Thursday, […]

A view from under the pew: sadie sings end-of-year blues

Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. sadie sings end-of-year blues boss i woke up depressed this morning it s the end of the year my life is in disrepair […]

New year good time for spiritual cleaning

I subscribe to religious news services via e-mail, and recently I read an interesting survey on Americans and the way they view Christians. This survey revealed that almost three-quarters of Americans who have not been to church in the last six months think that the church is "full of hypocrites." The study noted that even […]

Religion feature: Ministry aims to strengthen faith in youth

Max Santarosa began attending the Broken Student Ministries last May. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Broken Student Ministries youth worship leader Isaac Godwin opens a Wednesday night group meeting with a worship song at the Vine Community Church. Santarosa said the ministry has taught him to use better judgment in difficult situations and stay clear. […]

Year in review: City experienced transition in 2012

Whether it was fixing a golf course, rebuilding a public landmark, or trying to tie up loose ends of an unraveling business arrangement, 2012 was certainly a year of transition for the city. CNJ photo: Tony Bullocks In the first Clovis City Commission meeting following the March 6 municipal election, Clovis citizens and commissioners debated […]