Achieving goals better late than never

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Dear Family, friends, fans and foes: You are cordially invited this twentieth day of May two thousand and five to celebrate a milestone in the life of Helena Amanda Rodriguez — her first all-out, no-holds nervous breakdown — at 4 o’clock today (We knew spelling out the dates and times […]

¡Celebramos el Cinco de Mayo!

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “The Fifth Of May,” commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It has become increasingly popular in the U.S. among those with a Hispanic background. It’s celebrated by family and friends through Mexican culture […]

Is Christmas about economic gains or religion?

Freedom Newspapers To frame the discussion over how much of Christmas’ religious aspects should flow into everything from individual holiday greetings to what activities government should fund, it would be easy to say the debate is not over the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth, how large a role Santa Claus has come to play and […]

America’s veterans have earned this day

Freedom Newspapers We celebrate Veterans Day on a Thursday this year, in cheerful (or reverent) defiance of the modern mania for leeching holidays of anything resembling historical significance in favor of enthusiasm for three-day weekends. It is altogether fitting and proper — and a tribute to veterans and those who support them — that we […]

Birthday celebrations

White Milton White of Elbert, Colo., will celebrate his 90th birthday at 2 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2004, at the Mountain View Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was born on Feb. 14, 1914, in Petersburg, Texas. He lived around Clovis before moving to Colorado in 1947. He has 16 children; 26 grandchildren; and 36 […]

Man, myth or legend, reflect on why we celebrate Jesus

More than two millennia ago, during the last time the Middle East probably has ever experienced peace, a child was born whose life in this temporal realm became the most important turning point in human history. Of course, archeology, history, anthropology and other scientific fields have cast reasonable doubt upon many elements of the biblical […]

As we celebrate freedom, recall sacrifice as well

Today we celebrate the 227th birthday of the United States of America. In Clovis, the annual Smoke on the Water event kicks off at 4 p.m. at Greene Acres Park with games and food vendors. Country singer Holly Dunn performs at 8 p.m., then fireworks start at dark. Joe’s Boot Shop on Mabry Drive began […]

Law and order make for great country

By Thomas Sowell Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July? After all, we are taught from kindergarten to the universities that all cultures are entitled to equal respect. Why then celebrate the creation of a nation that is no better than any other nation? Indeed, if you heard only the litany of sins from […]

Ceremony to fire the Spirit

By Gary Mitchell For the first time in recent memory, several Clovis churches will join together to celebrate what many Christians call the birth of the Church — Pentecost Sunday. “Since this is the first time we’ve done it, we want to get it right,” said the Rev. Lemuel Perry, pastor of Bethel Assembly of […]