Clovis couple goal-oriented

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor A Clovis couple’s last-minute pledge of more than $11,000 to the Curry County United Way has enabled the organization to meet its campaign goal for the year. Mike and Joyce Landgraf pledged $11,421 Thursday night to the local United Way, meaning the organization will meet its goal for the […]

United Way raises 97 percent of campaign goal

CNJ staff reports For the second straight year, the Curry County United Way’s pledge drive surpassed the previous year’s drive. And for the second straight year, the campaign fell short of its campaign goal. The campaign’s final tally was $381,079, or 97 percent of the $392,500 goal and 6.75 percent above last year’s total. But […]

County generosity can help United Way reach its goal

As the 2004 United Way campaign wraps up in the next two weeks, what matters most is your support. It is needed to achieve this year’s goal. Helping does not require you to give large amounts. Every penny, every dollar adds up. In Clovis, for example, teachers and staff from the public schools increased their […]

Bush wins four more years

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President George Bush with his family after voting on election day. (AP photo) The Associated Press WASHINGTON – After a long night of poll watching and an hour or two of sleep, President Bush was back in the Oval Office this morning when he got the call he was waiting for: John Kerry was on […]

Campaign season lasted way too long

by Bill Sconone Now that the election is over, I’m wondering if anyone can direct me to where I can claim my medal for a year or more of putting up with constant politics. I mean, since Washington is usually pretty liberal with handing out medals, there’s no reason I shouldn’t get one if only […]

President could put two justices on the high court

Freedom Newspapers The hospitalization of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist for thyroid cancer suddenly spotlighted one issue that has received too little attention in this campaign. The next president could put at least two, but perhaps as many as four, new justices on the high court, changing the course of U.S. lawmaking and […]

Political sign thieves more active in this election

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Priscilla Hogg sticks a Bush/Cheney sign into her yard Tuesday in Clovis. Hogg’s first sign was stolen in the last week. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor When Curry County Democratic Party co-chairman Gary Swinford helped Democrats campaign in the past, the vandals he was up against were manageable. Sure, they […]

Last debate Bush was focused, eloquent

by Mona Charen There was one moment in the final presidential debate in which John Kerry was downright likable. When offering up the standard gallant remark that he, Bush and Bob Schieffer had all “married up,” Kerry had the presence of mind to realize instantly how that sounded coming from not just the only man […]

Clovis churches use book to find life’s purpose

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Forty. The number of days Noah spent on the Ark; the number of years Moses and the Israelites wandered the desert; the number of days Jesus spent in the desert after his baptism; and the number of days churches around the country are spending studying and reflecting upon The […]

Candidates need to debate foreign policy

Freedom Newspapers He is hardly the ideal spokesman for caution and candor in international relations. He may be doing this out of sheer desperation or cold-blooded political calculation. His plan doesn’t differ all that much from what the Bush administration has tried to do and looks more like a hope than a solution. Even given […]