Service lessens stigma

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I asked my husband and some of his military friends whether they would seek mental health counseling. Ninety-nine percent, including hubby, answered with a resounding “no” — regardless of the issue. I know there are many individuals who are willing to consult a mental health professional. But military men and […]

April 28, 2008 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1- 5 p.m. dance, Los Abuelitos, Portales; Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:

April 20, 2008 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St.Sunday: 1-5 p.m. dance. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.Monday:

Health worth effort

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist If someone asked me, “What is your most complex relationship?,” I would confidently answer — the one with food. Truthfully, eating is complicated. To varying degrees, most of us have some sort of hang-ups when it comes to food. It can become an obsession, a way to soothe our unmet […]

Best bet for a burger is …

Editor David Stevens asked readers to recommend the best place to get a hamburger around here.

Memories of war

With the traveling memorial to fallen soldiers in town this week, we asked readers if they had memories of Vietnam they’d like to share. Check out the emotional responses on the editor’s Web log: http://fallingwithstyle.freedomblogging.com/ • • • The player of the week, honored for leaving a Web site comment that enlightens, inspires or just […]

No bull here

Glenda Price Glenda Price When my husband and I were young and just starting out, we decided to apply for a loan from a government-underwritten outfit to purchase a few cows. We had the place to run them secured and the drought was temporarily over (which is all we can ever ask for in the […]

A little less wind would be nice

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked what needs to change about Clovis. Here’s what Anna Baucom had to say: “I would appreciate a little less wind and there are too many dips in the streets or maybe they are just too deep. I still wish the Clovis Hotel was like it was when I […]

Ah, those friendly people

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked what they love about Clovis. Here’s what Gerald Majewski had to say: “The friendliness of most of the people. Others need to learn from them.” • • • Want to participate in questions and answers with the editors? Email us

Hoss 1, Earl 0

Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? He lost an encounter with his ride today. Earl’s world • • • Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked if they had a favorite Web site: Here’s what Christian Heller had to say: “I was born in Wedel, Germany, in 1957 — a small town the size of […]

No place like home

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked if they had a favorite Web site: Here’s what Christian Heller had to say: “I was born in Wedel, Germany, in 1957 — a small town the size of Clovis on the Elbe River west of Hamburg. I look at the scenes around there since they have a […]

Airman’s reaction analyzed

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The view from the witness stand in the Cannon courtroom where Airman Basic Edward Novak is standing trial. Photography is not allowed in the courtroom while court is in session. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Kimberly Novak’s parents testified Saturday about learning their daughter […]

Quick ride leaves lasting impact

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Several years ago when I was teaching at Clovis Community College, on one of New Mexico’s unusually rainy days, Buffy and I turned out of the college parking lot and onto the street that borders the college. We saw a woman in the distance walking in the rain. She carried […]

Detention officer arrested for drug smuggling

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By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor A Curry County jail officer arrested Tuesday and charged with smuggling marijuana into the jail said he was blackmailed by inmates. Clovis’ Carsten Douglas, 23, said an inmate stole his handcuff keys. In exchange for not telling authorities about the incident, the inmate asked the detention officer to bring […]

Macho men aren’t afraid of purses

By Helena Rodriguez: Freelance columnist Recently, I spotted a masculine-looking hombre at the store wearing a nice pair of ostrich-skin boots, a bulky belt buckle and a cowboy hat. To complement his outfit, he was carrying a pink purse. “Now, that’s a real man!” I thought to myself. This hombre, of course, was holding the […]

Clovis tap water not that bad after all

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I had to leave Clovis and go back to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., last week. It seems I need to issue a public apology for writing horrible things about their traffic. I’m sorry, I was just kidding! Really, we had to return to take […]

Jan. 8, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 1 a.m. Dec. 30 an officer responded to a home in the 2000 block of La Fonda Road for an injured subject. A 16-year-old boy told the officers he had been jumped and was bleeding from his side. […]

First Person: Santa Claus

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson Saylor Garza, 4, tells Santa she wants a “Baby Alive” doll for Christmas. Randy Rhue said he makes sure the real Santa gets the message about what kids want. When he walks in the room, all eyes, young and old, are on him. But peel away the beard, the faux […]

Witnesses discuss weapon

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Eric Gutierrez of Clovis testifies in the first-degree murder trial of Demetrio Salas and David Griego as judge David Bonem looks on. The two are accused of roles in the 2005 shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez of Clovis. By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A man originally charged with […]

New witness testifies at murder trial

Freedom New Mexico Staff A man who was originally charged with tampering with evidence in the trial involving the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy began testifying Friday in the district courtroom in Portales. Eric Gutierrez of Clovis testified that the two defendants in the first-degree murder trial in progress along with two other […]