Regarding goals, perceptions matter

By Margie Blatnik: Guest Columnist Our perceptions matter a great deal when it comes to achieving our goals.

Black Friday rush just too much

By Karl Terry: Local Columnist It comes once a year and they call it Black Friday. Somehow I’ve managed to avoid the full measure of this annual spectacle — until this year. After purposely planning to purchase a new television with our

Harder fall comes for those with bigger egos

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist In last week’s column, I wrote to extol the virtues of physical labor, reasoning that our minds work a lot better if our bodies do some hard work also from time to time. I closed with the Apostle Paul’s words, “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to […]

Halloween a chance to enjoy childhood, not practice immaturity

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Yearly the debate comes around, well under way by this time. What is good, what is bad, what is acceptable, what is not, in terms of celebrations of Halloween, aka. All Hallow’s Eve — the night before All Saints’ Day? So much returns to individual ethics or taste and, incredibly, […]

Grants will make cleanup of Hotel Clovis possible

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The first step toward the redevelopment of Hotel Clovis is on the horizon. Clovis MainStreet announced Thursday it landed a $300,000 grant from its state-level organization to aid in the removal of asbestos from the landmark. The grant comes from a New Mexico MainStreet pool of $1 million. Combined […]

AARP works to educate senior drivers

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The numbers are alarming when it comes to senior drivers: • 6,512 seniors (65 years old and older) were killed in traffic accidents in 2005 — 15 percent of all traffic fatalities. Experts predict that number will swell to 23,000 annually by 2030. • 79 percent of fatal accidents […]

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Alive Campaign comes to Clovis

Five Baylor University students are scheduled to bike into Clovis today promoting suicide prevention. They’ll be in Fort Sumner on Saturday.

Businesses work to offer variety of flavors

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Portales resident Robert Locke picks up a jar of peanut butter at Sunland Peanuts’ retail store outside of Portales in April. Sunland produces several different flavors and types of peanut butter. Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield When it comes to developing new products, local peanut and candy manufacturers rely on […]

One spouse is plenty

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I am Italian and somewhat jealous when it comes to my husband. It runs in our blood. The concept of sharing a husband with other women is completely incomprehensible to me. I’ll often remind my husband that there are still numerous passion murders when a husband is found to have […]

First Person: Laundry lady comes clean

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mary Romero, 47, of Clovis enjoys shopping with her daughters on Saturdays. Editor’s note: The first Laundromat in the U.S. was opened 74 years ago today. Some say it was in Fort Worth, Texas, others in Fort Wayne, Ind., according to www.census.com Mary Romero, 47, of Clovis is a Laundromat […]

Baskett bringing Eagle teammates to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]

Baskett to bring Eagles to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]

Tony Campolo brings message to Portales

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Courtesy Photo The Rev. Tony Campolo travels across the country speaking about the need for Christians to be more involved in finding solutions to social justice issues. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Stirring people to action when it comes to social justice issues such as poverty, hunger and disease motivates the Rev. Tony Campolo […]

Clovis tap water not that bad after all

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I had to leave Clovis and go back to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., last week. It seems I need to issue a public apology for writing horrible things about their traffic. I’m sorry, I was just kidding! Really, we had to return to take […]