Jan. 11, 2009 Club Notes

Claud Rainy Day Extension Club The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club met Dec. 17 with Joy and Sue Pattison. Eleven members brought food to serve with the lamb main dish. Mr. Hoyt Pattison joined for lunch and took pictures of the group by the Christmas tree. Aloha Starbuck, president, conducted the business meeting. A letter […]

Price increased for Sunday paper

CNJ staff The price for Sunday editions of the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune is going up by 25 cents. Freedom New Mexico, which publishes both papers, is increasing the price from $1 to $1.25 effective Sunday to offset production costs, according to Publisher Ray Sullivan. Sullivan said the rising cost of utilities, labor […]

Navajo mysteries brought to life by author

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I saw in the Florida’s St. Petersburg Times on Monday that Tony Hillerman had died this last Sunday of pulmonary failure. He was 83. I almost cried, as I had been reading his great books since 1971 and still have some of them now. Hillerman was born in Sacred Heat, […]

Alcohol sales being considered by Texico officials

By CNJ staff writer: Gabriel Monte Texico city officials are looking into allowing alcohol sales in the city. Proponents say alcohol sales could increase city revenues. Detractors say burdens outweigh benefits. The idea was brought up last month during a roundtable discussion regarding the city’s budget, according to Texico City Clerk Carolyn Johnson. She said […]

God can help us to bear our best fruits

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I passed a huge garden near Texico the other day, and it brought back memories of my garden planting experiences. I estimated that the garden was about an acre and the owner had it so manicured and neat that it could appear on the cover of any national magazine. I […]

He’s missing the plains

Richard Lopes, a longtime Project: Reader Reaction participant brought to eastern New Mexico by Cannon Air Force Base, e-mails to report the military has moved him to Las Vegas.

$1 gas? Ridiculous

Portales’ Vern Witten brought us some old news with a new perspective the other day.

N.Y. governor’s dubious ways cause downfall

Freedom New Mexico Hubris, the Greek word roughly translated as overweening pride, seems to have been the fault or sin that has brought down New York’s Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned on Wednesday. It was foreshadowed in his prior career as New York’s attorney general, even the aspects of that career that many commentators […]

Religion doesn’t change with technology

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist We do live in amazing times. Computer technology has given us new words such as travel drive, Wi-Fi and blogs. Think about the word blog. I read each week Beth Moore’s blog and two or three others. Funny though, five years ago, I would have thought blog was something that […]

March 26, 1947

The Clovis Rotary Club was preparing to host its annual “Farmers Day” program in which each member brought a farmer as a guest. … Paving was under way on Prince Street from 14th to Commerce Way. … The Silver Grill at Seventh and Main was advertising its sundaes with “lots of fruit and plenty of […]