Comic book hobby sells out its heroes

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist (Editor’s Note: This column is the first in a two-part series.) One of my delights when I get a newspaper, any newspaper, is to read the comics, the funny papers as some of us like to call them. That hasn’t changed since I was a kid. Growing up in the […]

Jan. 15 Education Digest

National contest open to students A national contest is offering students the opportunity to write the plot for a book as an inspiration to read and write, according to a news release. Children’s author Jane Lovascio launched the Casey and Bella Story Contest, which began in September 2008 and ends April 15. The contest offers […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis High grad writes book on St. Paul’s teachings

Joseph Durepos said his wife’s nudge to keep him awake at church a year ago motivated him to write an inspirational book based on the teachings of St. Paul.

Oct. 30, 2008 Education Digest

School releases book fair figuresCameo Elementary School’s fall book fair raised $2,885, according the school’s librarian Patricia Archibeque.The school keeps 25 percent of the funds, which will be used to buy books for the library.The remaining funds return to Scholastic Books, the sponsor of the fair. Museum hosting Italian exhibitThe Museum of Texas Tech University […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway by Dale Mulfinger was given by Bob and Julie Taylor in memory of Sandra Herman. This book presents 37 inspirational examples that show how Americans are building, reclaiming, and transforming this enduring form of architecture for a […]

Having fun with hypotheticals

By Kevin Wilson In his pop-culture book, “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs,” Chuck Klosterman has a series of hypothetical questions that makes you consider your world (i.e. If cats could read, would they find Garfield to be an insulting caricature?), and perhaps yourself. I’ve been dabbling in hypotheticals myself, and here are some questions Professor […]

Clovisites ignore bigger picture

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I understand the Clovis High School yearbook has pictures. Of girls. And the pictures offend some because the book acknowledges the girls are lesbians. The issue’s been discussed before, during and after 170 citizens attended a school board meeting last week, so many points have already been made: • There’s […]

Local pastor publishes prayer book

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo The Rev. Gary D. Mitchell, dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis, will have a book-signing event April 26 for his first published book, “The Believers’ Prayer Manual: A Study on Prayer.” By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For most of Mara Mitchell Andrews’ 31 years of life, her father Gary has […]

April 13, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts produced by Oxmoor House will help make your quilting a faster, more rewarding experience with techniques and tools that ensure accurate cutting for perfect piecing. The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss recreates a bygone time and place […]

Post offices don’t constitute ghost towns in county

By Don McAlavy Years ago a book called “Ghost Towns and How to Get to Them” listed eight ghost towns in Curry County. Don’t blame it on the Chamber of Commerce. Curry County had no Hispanic settlements or mining towns. 1. Contara — The word means “pitcher” in Spanish. This so called ghost town was […]

March 3 – Playing indoors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo MacKenzie Keith, 4, colors a rabbit purple in her coloring book Monday at Hasting’s Hard Back Cafe. MacKenzie, her father, Darren, and brother Maddox decided to play indoors because of Monday’s harsh weather.

Airman publishes book of letters

Sarah Meyer, Cannon Connections A simple exchange of letters with a class of fifth-grade students made a big difference for a deployed airman and the children. Capt. Tyler Moore, assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, exchanged letters with students in Debra Dale’s class at Eyestone Elementary School in Wellington, Colo., while he was deployed in […]

Jan. 27, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: There’s No Place Like Here By Cecilia Ahern This is the story of Sandy Shortt, who became obsessed with finding missing things and people after the disappearance of her neighbor and nemesis when she was just 10 yearsold. As an adult, Sandy owns her own […]

Official: No county funds missing

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer County Attorney Stephen Doerr said Thursday the county is not missing money from county fair revenues. However, he said the State Police are investigating an accounting discrepancy of between $2,000 and $7,200. “Right now our position is that there is no money missing,” he said. “But it looks like […]

Fans take hit in NFL, cable matchup

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer “Turn to page 38,” Shawn told me. I was holding Shawn’s copy of the NFL Shop catalog, and was considering a new 49ers jacket until he alerted me to the collectible Super Bowl book on page 38. It was quite a book, leatherbound with a case and handling gloves, […]

11-29-07 Education digest

Wayland writer’s book reviewed A Wayland Baptist University academic adviser’s book review was published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Southwest Educational Research Association newsletter, according to a university news release. Robert Elliott reviewed R.J. Henry’s “Faculty Development for Student Achievement: The QUE Project,” according to the release. The book deals with the Quality […]

Education Digest: Wayland Baptist University holding open house

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Wayland Baptist University in Plainview is hosting an open house starting at 8:30 a.m. (CST) Saturday for high school juniors, seniors and transfer students, according to a university news release. Visitors can tour the campus, attend mock classes, audition for music, art and theater scholarships and tryout for baseball […]

Texting yourself costs twice as much

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was out of town on business, and it was dinnertime. Being dinnertime, I was hungry, so much so that driving home on an empty stomach was no option. I knew people in this city, but chose to go it alone for two reasons. First, time is money, and […]

Letters to the Editor: Foundations control most of America

While listening to “Meet the Press” on TV, someone suggested a “must read” book for all of us. It is titled, “Foundations of Betrayal” by Phil Kent. It’s about large foundations giving large sums of money to colleges and others and then manipulating them. They are buying, selling and betraying America. They are referred to […]

Soggy Potter book could be sign

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist My life is not so boring that I need to go out of my way to poke somebody, offend a few, or otherwise provoke e-mail to further bury my in-box. (My saved e-mails just broke into five figures.) But, I’ll tell you anyway: I love Harry Potter. If confession […]