Even to critics, Reagan was larger than life

By Thomas M. DeFrank: New York Daily News WASHINGTON — Camp Liberty Bell, South Korea, 1983. Ronald Reagan is saddling up after a quick visit to the demilitarized zone, where he has just stared through goggles across the barren border between the two Koreas at a Potemkin village to the north and dismissed it as […]

Through darkest night, Jesus is hope

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist When I was a child, our family took our vacation to work in a girls’ camp in Canada. Daddy was to be the camp pastor and mother volunteered for kitchen duty. Susie and I were just to live in the cabins with the girls and be regular campers. On the […]

Keep track of old friends, classmates, mentors

By Tom De Francesca Have you visited Classmates.com recently? They’ve added much more than just the ability to locate past classmates from high school. Now one can locate former college buddies, military members, and former co-workers. This past week, while typing in the information on my former U.S. Coast Guard duty stations, I was presented […]

Jeremy Camp’s songs come to Clovis

By Gary Mitchell With lyrics and music born out of the death of a loved one, up-and-coming Christian musical artist Jeremy Camp has been touching the hearts of music audiences around the nation. The 25-year-old singer/composer will perform in concert at 7:30 tonight at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., in Clovis. Admission to […]

Northcutt slated to participate in national camp

CNJ STAFF Tori Northcutt, who will be a freshman this fall at Marshall Junior High, has been invited to play in the second annual Blue Star Elite-Eighth Player Camp this weekend in Pottstown, Pa., near Philadelphia. Northcutt, a 5-foot-7 guard, is one of 150 incoming freshman and eighth grade girls players from across the United […]

Spaced-out teacher

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Joe Strickland gets a physical examination from Dr. Albert M. Kwan on Wednesday at Kwan’s office in Clovis. Strickland will be one of 75 teachers traveling to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., for a nine-day stay. By Gary Mitchell Joe Strickland doesn’t care if he wasn’t the first choice to receive an invitation to […]

Cowboys and Christianity

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Jack White bows his head in prayer during the prayer meeting at the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp held in June 2001 at Ned Houk Park. By Gary Mitchell Steaming chuckwagon meals, campfire singing and old-time preaching will highlight the 26th annual Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp Meeting. The four-day event will take place Wednesday through Saturday. […]

Future politicans, journalists miss out

By Ned Cantwell Some of the state’s future politicians and some of the state’s future journalists met a couple of weeks ago in Portales. It was not pretty. Boys State is an excellent program conducted by the American Legion since 1935 to teach high school kids how government works. The High School Journalism Workshop is […]

June a busy month for CHS basketball

CNJ STAFF June is a busy month for the Clovis High boys basketball program. Nine members of the Wildcats participated in the Cibola team camp in Albuquerque over the weekend. The Cats posted a 6-2 record, losing only to the host Cougars and Rio Rancho. Their victories were over St. Pius, St. Michael’s, Santa Fe, […]

Pride can damage many relationships

Judy Brandon Years ago, I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. There’s something unique about being at camp in the mountains. We checked into our cabins, got our personal things organized and headed out during free time to take a look around. At our cabin meeting, our […]