Clovis knows whose character counts

Project: Reader Reaction Clovis’ public schools are celebrating Character Counts week. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for examples of people whose character is a standard for others to follow. Some responses: “My grandfather, O.H. Gaedke, was a man of impeccable character. He was scrupulously honest, a hard-working businessman who became president of […]

“Matchstick Men” Oscar material

Stacy Allen Now showing Show: “Matchstick Men” Stars: Nicholas Cage, Sam Rockewell, Alison Lohman Summary: An obsessive, compulsive con-artist discovers he has a 14-year-old daughter. Showtimes: Portales Tower Twin: 1:30, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 “Matchstick Men” is a marvelous movie that will inspire and intrigue. You definitely do not want to see it alone. Like a […]

Better symbol needed for police brutality

By Leonard Pitts Maybe they should have beaten the crap out of Denzel Washington. I say that thinking of the time an Oprah Winfrey fan said she never fully appreciated the tragedy of slavery until she saw a picture of her idol dressed as human chattel, her body scarred by the whip. It struck her […]

‘Pirates’ a fun romp

By Stacy Allen “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” is my favorite movie of the summer. I was looking forward to this movie since the very first previews and I must say I was not disappointed. Since it’s been a while since we’ve had a good pirate movie, I found “Pirates of […]

Clovis school district hands out awards

By Gary Mitchell It was a time for recognizing outstanding effort and achievement during Tuesday’s Clovis School Board meeting. Clovis School Superintendent Neil Nuttall presented a plaque to Wayne Anderson, school music coordinator, recognizing Clovis as one of the “Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America for 2003.” “This is a national recognition we’re […]