Music leads to lifetime of experiences

By Homer Tankersley: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. I was born into a musical family and sang in a quartet with my dad and brothers, Jack and Gorden. My elementary music teacher was a tremendous influence in my music. […]

Feb. 19, 1929

Charles Lindbergh, head of the technical department of the Transcontinental Air Transport Inc. was preparing to fly the company’s route, which included a stop in Clovis. The TAT coast-to-coast plane-train service would begin in July. … About 200 guests were expected for the upcoming Chamber of Commerce banquet to be held at the high school. […]

Artist’s need to wander might be inherent

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Someone called it playing hopscotch. My Clovis editor asked if it were a mission to live in every state in the nation. I call it getting out of the rain. And with the rainfall the Oregon coast gets — which lasts through April and has already flooded nearly every river […]

Bataan veterans remembered

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base held a dedication ceremony Tuesday for a memorial to the U.S. soldiers involved in the Bataan Death March during World War II. In April 1942, 75,000 U.S. and Filipino POWs were forced by Japanese troops to march 65 miles to Camp O’Donnell after the Battle of […]

Hurricanes’ destruction indescribable

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Vacation time was coming to a close. It was time to leave Florida and trek back to Clovis. I need to tell you about what we saw on our way back along the Gulf Coast. The media can’t properly convey the widespread destruction rendered by last year’s hurricanes. Seen up […]

To revitalize Gulf Coast, suspend rules, regulations

CNJ Editorial The hurricanes that lashed Louisiana and parts of Texas unleashed not only misery but an outpouring of generosity and tangible help from people all over the country. There is little question that most of what has been destroyed will be rebuilt, including New Orleans. The question is: Who will do the rebuilding, and […]

Catastrophes provide heroic moments

Tom Philpott During Lt. Todd Fisher’s first tour as a young helicopter pilot at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., he would peer across the tarmac to Coast Guard Air Station Savannah and notice not only the colorful paint scheme of Coast Guard helicopters, but also the timing of their deployment. “Every time we’d be coming back […]

6/5 Letters to the editor

What’s a drink of water worth? Eldred Noble Clovis Clovis should remember to fly flag in June Annually, Americans coast to coast stop for a moment at 5 p.m. (MDT) on June 14 to say simultaneously the 31 words of the Pledge of Allegiance. Please take the time to join your fellow Americans in this […]

Freedom agrees to partnership

By MARY ANN MILBOURN Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., parent of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun in Tucumcari, announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with two East Coast investment firms to raise funds to allow shareholders who want out of the family-owned company to cash […]

Misspending youth not all it’s cracked up to be

By Bob Huber When I was a kid — a period that hung over my head willy-nilly until I was 60 — Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was an icon of American patriotism. During World War II he spent many colorful Saturday matinees chasing Nazi submarines off Catalina Island. I’ll bet you didn’t know […]