Take time to let mom know she is appreciated

Freedom New Mexico Moms are the greatest producers of wealth among us. They are greater and more important than glamour stars, politicians, business leaders and all the people our culture worships with a misguided understanding of value and wealth. A Jewish proverb says: “God could not be everywhere, and so he made mothers.” Abolitionist preacher […]

Law-making doesn’t need secrecy

By Dana Bowley: Guest columnist Anyone who pays attention to the Legislature has had this experience: Differing versions of a bill pass the House and Senate; the bills go to a conference committee; then the bill that comes out is substantially different from the two that went in. What happened? Hard to tell. Why? Because […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico newsletter

Among the 18 agencies receiving UW grants this year,

Shelter sees increase in parvo cases

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chica, an 8-month-old American bulldog, wears a protective cone around her neck and is hooked to an IV to help her recover from parvovirus at the Curry County Animal Hospital. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A recent increase in parvovirus cases among dogs has animal professionals stressing the importance […]

Audio webcasts popular among lawmakers in poll

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Year in review: Jail escape among most notable of crimes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico An initially quiet year was fraught with high profile criminal cases in the last quarter. Law enforcement scrambled to recapture eight escaped inmates and the prior year’s homicide rate doubled in the space of weeks. With the exception of a summertime rash of home invasions, things were relatively calm […]

12/7 Honor rolls

The following Clovis-area residents are among the 168 graduation candidates at Eastern New Mexico University this fall. Commencement is 10 a.m. Saturday at ENMU’s Greyhound Arena in Portales. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 will graduate summa cum laude, while 3.7 to 3.79 will graduate magna cum laude.

Community leaders gather to discuss local issues

CNJ staff Curry County hosted a quarterly city/county luncheon Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Among items discussed: • Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Timothy Leahy said the base will host the fall Air Force Special Operations Command’s “Commando rally,” an annual gathering of AFSOC leaders Oct. 20-24. During the rally, Cannon will host […]

Homemade jelly recipe for disaster

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them […]

Misadventures in making prickly pear jam

Glenda Price One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them was really good. […]

May 18, 2008 ENMU Clovis graduates

Forty-three students from the Clovis area are among the 332 graduation candidates at Eastern New Mexico University this spring.

ENMU grads get tough advice

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University graduated 355 students on Saturday, and among these new college graduates are five Elida students who make up almost half of the Elida High School Class of 2004. Also on Saturday, an honorary posthumous degree was presented to Kent and Sherri Best, parents of Heidi […]

Service to others ‘noble’

What needs to change about Clovis? Gina Hochhalter wants to see a change in attitude among workers. “I’m many times disappointed with how workers view work, as if serving people doesn’t matter or is somehow ‘less than,’ she wrote in an e-mail. “Service to others is the MOST noble

Decision to try terror suspects long overdue

Freedom New Mexico The military commission system to deal with captured terrorists and suspected terrorists set up by the administration and revised after a 2006 Supreme Court decision has not really been tested yet. Glitches and missteps can be expected. Nonetheless, the decision by the Pentagon to try six of the people detained at Guantanamo […]

Something to do on January 9, 2008

Among new DVD releases this week is the movie “3:10 to Yuma” starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

Education Digest: Texico, Logan schools ranked among best

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Texico High School and Logan High School have been recognized as among the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, according to a news release. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., recognized the schools, along with 14 other New Mexico schools, in Wednesday’s Congressional Record. The […]

Oct. 25, 1917

The Clovis Journal reported that Chicago won the World Series with a 4-2 victory over the New York Giants. … Dr. A.L. Dillon was among Curry County prohibition supporters organizing a statewide fight for prohibition. … The latest style of women’s boots could be purchased at Jackman’s for $10.

Aug. 5, 1971

Jerry Dean and Ruben Reyes of Clovis were among 2 million men born in 1952 who faced the possibility of being drafted under the lottery conducted by the Selective Service System. … Clovis boxer Earl Large lost to Chico Castillo at a match held in Juarez, Mexico. … Among 69 building permits issued was a […]

June 5, 1957

The Clovis News-Journal published a special edition in celebration of Clovis’ 50th anniversary. Santa Fe Railway was among local businesses saluting the city. … “I’ve Got a Secret,” was among the day’s most popular television shows. … Four Clovis Redlegs baseball players were injured when the car in which they were traveling overturned near Midland, […]

May 8, 1945

President Truman proclaimed “complete and final victory” in the European theater “of the greatest war in history.” He cautioned, however, “the victory is but half won. The West is free, but the East is still in bondage to the treacherous tyranny of the Japanese.” … Mandell’s department store was among Clovis businesses celebrating Victory in […]