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 […]

Pyle responds to jail report findings

The Clovis News Journal asked County Manager Lance Pyle to address the security risk assessment at the Curry County jail. The assessment was conducted in August by Manuel D. Romero of the New Mexico Association of Counties. Here are Pyle’s responses to the report: Overview on the assessment I am concerned with (Clovis News Journal’s) […]

Military officials address school transitions

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — As military installations such as Cannon Air Force Base receive new personnel from other installations, the Department of Defense is asking, “But what about the children?” A transition to a new base can be difficult for school-aged children in military families, according to Jim Rickel, a quality […]

April 27, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4:30 p.m. Monday, an officer responded to the area of Commerce and Axtell streets for an intoxicated man. Witnesses reported a man was walking in and out of traffic. The officer found the man staggering down the road. The man […]

Bingaman to address rural air service funding

Sorry ’bout the tech difficulties

Yes, we know the Web site has been acting odd most of the day. We’re adding some new features and it looks like we’ll have some glitches to work through. We hope to have everything back to normal before Monday. • • • Rio Rancho pulled away for a 39-30 win over Clovis in a […]

San Jon church turns 100

The First Baptist Church of San Jon will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on June 1. A fellowship coffee will be served at the church at 9 a.m. that day, followed by a worship service at 10. The San Jon Community Center will host lunch at noon. • • • The New Mexico Environment Department […]

Dust is bad … duh

The New Mexico Environment Department issued a news release on Thursday warning about health risks associated with dust storms. “Inhaling dust can cause respiratory and lung problems including coughing, wheezing and runny noses and it can also worsen existing medical conditions such as asthma,” according to the release. Environmental Protection Division Director Jim Norton tells […]

Lkvron has been banned

We’ve never banned anyone from commenting on our Web site stories, until Thursday. Comments from lkvron have been deleted and the user’s e-mail address has been blocked from future participation. I’m still trying to sort through the details, but a man called Thursday and said his e-mail address was being used for the comments and […]

Legalism bad in society but worse in religion

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Legalism. Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary defines “legalism” as “strict, literal, or excessive conformity to the law or to a religious or moral code.”   In our society, the silliness of legalism is so pervasive we hardly notice it anymore.   Have you installed a computer program recently? If you have, […]

May 27, 1934

City banks and other businesses were planning to close in observance of Wednesday’s Memorial Day holiday. Clovis Floral Co., located at 501 E. Fifth, reported it could have flowers “delivered fresh to most any address in the United States.” … Area farmers were complaining that city residents were hauling trash to the country and dumping […]

Jan. 12, 1966

Workers were busy pouring concrete for a new post office at Fifth and Gidding streets. The federal building was going to cost $900,000. … Samuel Neff, James W. Messer, Allan Haynes and T.J. Glenn were among Clovis doctors planning to attend a medical conference in Santa Fe. One of the main speakers was to address […]

Bush’s speech should give explanations

Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening could prove to be one of his most memorable. America remains stuck in an Iraq war that has not gone according to plan or expectations. The administration is embroiled in questions of the legality of the president’s wiretapping approvals without court authority. The federal […]

Easing of airline restrictions dose of common sense

Freedom Newspapers Milton Friedman once said “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” Although there are no, or at least very few, absolutes in the world, this one comes pretty close. Absent any built-in sunset provisions, government programs, rules and regulations continue long after they’ve served their purpose. With that in mind, we […]

Aubrey “Lynn” Lansford

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Aubrey “Lynn” Lansford Date of birth: May 19, 1923 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

February’s memories not all romantic

By Bob Huber Now that all the sentimental Valentine love stuff is over, let’s talk about why this month always gives me the flimflams. It’s an emotional roller coaster dating back to a religious experience I had in the fourth grade. Each February in those days, docudramas were staged in towns across the land commemorating […]

Readers: State of Union positive, negative

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about President Bush’s State of the Union speech. Some reactions: “The … speech displayed how much he has developed as a speaker while in office. The thing that bothers me most is the Democrats’ reactions. The president is everyone’s president and the Democrats should act […]

Republicans praise Bush vision after State of the Union address

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House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, applauds President Bush as Bush’s State of the Union speech is on television at Radio Shack Tuesday at the North Plains Mall. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Robert Gehrke WASHINGTON (AP) — New Mexico’s congressional delegation praised President Bush’s strong stance on national security and terrorism during his […]

Accused molester arraigned

By Darrell Todd Maurina Accused child molester Harry Robbs hung his head during his initial appearance Monday afternoon before Magistrate Judge Doug Miller upon learning that his bail will be $75,000 cash only. “Whew,” was his only audible response after hearing the amount of money he would need to get out of the Curry County […]