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 […]

a view from under the pew: a new attitude for bertie

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist 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.a new attitude for bertie the other day boss iran across little bertiewoeworm – actually itried to avoid […]

Too bad logic can’t be purchased

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Have economic hard times avoided you so far? Well, they don’t have to, because there are plenty of investment opportunities for people with just too much disposable income. Perhaps you’ve seen the Snuggie, a fleece blanket that’s basically a robe, with arm holes and a hood. It’s $19.99 plus shipping […]

Bad times give us chance to appreciate what’s good

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist In the current economic climate, the concept of gratitude or Thanksgiving might seem shallow and lacking in meaning. At a cursory glance, we might seem tempted to sink our thanks in the sea of bad news and worse predictions which barrage our eyes, ears, and thoughts. Look deeper. How many […]

Enjoying art not expensive

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The economy is bad — we all know that. It shows very few signs of lightening up in the near future, as the events which have wreaked havoc on our lives have not gone away — they have, in fact, gotten worse. That creates circumstances which make it hard to […]

Raising prices based solely on economics

Freedom New Mexico In these divisive times, there has to be a bad guy when a hurricane blows in. It can’t just be a natural phenomenon that’s bigger than us all. It has to be a Democratic hurricane, or a Republican hurricane, the bogey man’s hurricane, or a hurricane caused by us all. Somebody has […]

Couple knew decor before Clovis’ birth

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist There has never existed a class more respectful, as a whole, to womanhood than the men of the old West. There was no half-way ground with them; a woman was either good or she was bad and a gentleman acted accordingly, said Sid Boykin. In town (Sid didn’t name the […]

During uncertain times one should turn to God

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist We do live in uncertain times. The news sound bites and stories are depressing: government scandal, adultery, violent protests, the Iraq war, messages from terrorists, bad economic forecasts and murders. It seems that bad news dominates the news. With 24 hour newscasts, the troubles of this country and the […]

Meats leave bad taste in mouth

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were in one of Clovis’ supermarkets when we stumbled on two frozen heads in the freezer section.

Tucumcari set to celebrate

Here’s a more upbeat item for the guy who e-mailed to ask about “all the good, the bad and the ugly about living in Tucumcari.”

One woman’s view of Tucumcari

We’ve received one response so far to the guy who e-mailed to ask “Can someone out there tell me all the good, the bad and the ugly about living in Tucumcari?”

Booted out of church?

Ever been kicked out of a church? Then you’re probably not as bad as Editor David Stevens.

Bad moments turn around with time

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Several years ago I attended a women’s conference in Austin, Texas. Still today the keynote speaker’s words stand out in my mind. She had only four points: Life is made up of moments. Some of those moments are good. Some of those moments are bad. And most of the time […]

‘How bad can it be?’ invites trouble

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My friend Robyne Beaubien heard The Lady of the House and I were heading up to Amarillo. “Don’t take I-27,” Robyne said. “They’re repaving it and it’s a mess.” She suggested we take an alternate route. The day came for our trip and we headed up the road. As we […]

Some thoughts on dealing with desynchronosis

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Since my wife and I returned from Uganda, I’ve discovered a thing or two about jet lag, or, if you want a more impressive term, “desynchronosis.” (I learned that term this morning doing an early morning Google search for “jet lag.”) Jet lag is a real thing. It takes […]

In Tribute: Airman ‘learned to love Clovis’

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Six hats, all with American flag pins in them, sit in the house where retired Airman 3rd Class Charles “Bud” Klingensmith lived. Family members said patriotism was important to Klingensmith, who died of cancer July 24, one day before his 67th birthday. They said he once wrote in a […]

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, […]

Roswell Goddard beats Clovis

CNJ staff Roswell Goddard beat Clovis 13-9 in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. The second game was called due to bad weather. Teisha Lujan and Stefanae Ricketson each had two hits for Clovis. Kayle Merritt added a two-run double and Nicole Anaya drove in three runs with a single and a sacrifice fly.

April 20, 1977

Crosswalk monitors at Highland Elementary had new safety equipment, thanks to the Noonday Lions Club of Clovis. … Aztec Liquors at 1010 E. First was offering Schlitz beer for $6.25 per case; Falstaff cost $5.25. … “The Bad News Bears,” starring Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal, and “Rocky,” starring Sylvester Stallone were among popular movies […]

Work mistakes can rack up big bill

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers And you thought making a few innocent mistakes at work was bad, such as accidentally hanging up on your boss or inadvertently deleting an e-mail message you were supposed to forward. Or you felt guilty for wasting company resources, such as accidentally using two instead of one of those little […]