Center still the place for senior socializing

Don McAlavy The oldest senior citizens center in New Mexico is here in Clovis, and it’s about to celebrate its 47th anniversary. I’ve always known our senior citizens are treasures as they know so much more than us younger ones. The late Alice Converse thought the same thing. Until April 14, 1957, Clovis had no […]

Saturday dinner honors local law enforcement officials

Darrell Todd Maurina Three local law enforcement agencies have worked together to sponsor a citizens’ police academy for the last four years, graduating nearly 100 people from a program that focuses on teaching civilians how the police do their jobs. On Saturday night, a group of those graduates gathered to host a police appreciation dinner […]

Clovis should respect country neighbors

Letters to the Editor How would you feel if someone pulled up into your yard, opened your gate, went in and started shooting birds? What if they drove by, pulled over and threw out a sack of trash or left an old recliner or a Christmas tree in your yard? How would you feel? Not […]

Some reactions to pay raise based on untruths

Letters to the editor Editor’s note: Clovis city commissioners on Jan. 8 voted 5-3 to raise salaries for commissioners and the mayor by $2,000 each. I normally don’t respond to letters to the editor, but after reading those from Denver Jones and Ben Moralez (Jan. 8 CNJ), I feel I have to respond. I respect […]

Double talk cannot justify war in Iraq

By Tibor Machan What was the biggest story of 2003? The U.S. government’s decision to go to war with Iraq, that’s what. Why? Because, all in all, despite the desirable result of bringing down a vicious dictatorship, it was an unjustified military action taken by our government. What justifies going to war? When a country […]

Editorial: U.S. applies double standard to its neighbors

As debate continues over the federal government’s proposed border-crossing program, one aspect of the current policy deserves closer scrutiny — different treatment of our neighbors, depending on whether they come from north or south of the U.S. border. Under the current system, guests from Canada with proof of Canadian citizenship are allowed to remain in […]

Miller, Ralph E.

Ralph E. Miller Services: Have been held. Mr. Ralph E. Miller. 93, of Clovis, a retired farmer and rancher, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on May 13, 1910, in Oklahoma, to Clem and Alice Haney Miller. He married Lee Ola McDonald on Jan. 28, 1928, in […]

Cops & Courts 10/26

The Clovis Police Department is looking for volunteers to ride around the city and report suspicious activities. Those participating in “Code Blue,” a volunteer citizens patrol, will meet at the Clovis Police Department on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Members will receive training and patrol in two-person teams on Friday and […]

‘WhyNot?’ Web site may include Clovis, with our help

Tom Di Francesca Considering, that Halloween is coming up, I was going to write about some great Halloween related Web sites. But that has changed. Something significant has occurred and something even more significant is about to happen, and so I’d like to share that with you. I’ve mentioned the “WhyNot?” Web site a couple […]

Civic center money should go for city pay raises

Letters to the editor The answer to giving our city employees raises and bringing them up with other communities on a better pay scale is simple. It’s right before our eyes, only the city commission does not want the citizens to see it or talk about it. Take the $1.2 million designated for a civic […]

Petition highlights crime in Clovis

Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis city commissioners will receive a petition tonight declaring the city “one of the most dangerous places in the state to live,” and demanding action from city leaders on police pay and staffing levels. According to the petition, whose organizers include police officers, Clovis citizens “live in peril of an exploding crime […]

Conspiracy of kindness

By Gary Mitchell Faith Christian Family Church is hoping to give back to the seniors citizens who have given so much through its “Conspiracy of Kindness” campaign. Several area businesses have partnered with the Clovis church to provide free oil and filter changes and car washes Aug. 24-25 to all senior citizens ages 60 and […]

New technology could return power to people

Amid all the worries about Big Brother intrusion into our lives in the name of homeland security, we’re relieved that we live in a society in which people can still fight back — using the same technology the government is deploying against us. The United States government has become enthralled with programs that use new […]

Limbaugh trying to rationalize a war

By Tibor Machan Every time I drive to school, I listen to Rush Limbaugh for about five minutes. It is cultural anthropology for me more than an interest in his latest ridicule of Daschle & Co., although I sympathize with that. Last time I tuned in, Limbaugh was trying hard to explain away the fact […]