5/16 Business digest

Electric cooperative approved for loan The Farmers Electric Cooperative Inc. of Clovis has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a $14.9 million low-interest loan from the federal government, according to news releases from the offices of U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.). The 35-year low-interest loan will help […]

Mother’s Day options abound in Land of Enchantment

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers It’s that time of year to thank one of the most important people in the world — mommy dearest. After all, if not for her, we wouldn’t be here in the first place. This fact, sadly, is frequently twisted and used against her by the angry teen who screams about […]

Wildcats 10th at Roswell

CNJ staff ROSWELL —Clovis senior Jordan Moore and Clovis Christian senior Mollie Peterson each finished fifth Tuesday in the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament. Moore shot a second-round 77 at Spring River Golf Course and finished nine strokes behind winner Michael Adams of Alamogordo. Tyler Fontenot shot Clovis’ best round of the day with a […]

Extended learning has something for every interest

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist My first contact with extended learning, or, community education, as it is sometimes known, was in the art center in Sewickley, Pa., not far from where I was working in Ohio. The subject was the carving of a hunting decoy, in this case a Canada goose, and I had, I […]

Avian visitors worth moment’s gander

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Clovis had a weird visitor the other day. Well, the critter probably doesn’t think it looks weird, but this was a strange looking bird to be in our part of the country. I was at my day job south of town off Curry Road K amidst all the open fields. […]

Every profession can have bad seeds

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist As I was channel surfing the other night, I went past one broadcast channel on which I saw and heard the following sentence uttered by a young woman: “He was a businessman so he would do anything to turn a profit.” I caught a glimpse of the name and it […]

Take time out to love yourself this Valentine’s Day

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local columnist TUCUMCARI — When you are trying to quit smoking, everyone lights a cigarette. When you’re on a massive diet, the only trucks that ramble by are owned by Sara Lee. And when, like I am, you are moving 1,942 miles to the West Coast and leaving behind five goats, a […]

January ranks 12th warmest on record

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Jason Wolfe, a detailer for Big Country Ford, washes vehicles on the sales lot Thursday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Under normal winter circumstances, Delores Montoya would be sipping hot chocolate. Not a frozen strawberry daiquiri. Brad Props would be practicing his golf swing inside. Not on a golf […]

Born to run: Dog agility competitions catching on

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Maggie, a 2 1/2-year-old border collie, posted the fastest time in three events in her first competition. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Through a tunnel. Over an A-frame. Weave through poles. Lay down on the platform. Jump the hurdles. Good dog. Where dog shows are beauty pageants for pampered pets, […]

Officials: Ute development could be boon for retirees

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The first phase of construction at Ute Lake Ranch has begun and is expected to be completed in 2008, according to Chief Executive Officer Barry Freedman. The 25,000 acre development is located in the bluff country in the northeastern portion of the state near Tucumcari. Freedman said he has […]

12/18 Letters to the editor

Clovis golf course offers little challenge In 1929, the nine-hole Clovis Municipal Golf Course was established for the public to enjoy. Almost 80 years later, the course is still here — with no water hazards, sand traps, uphill, downhill or side hill lies to challenge us. In addition, the flat, small greens make a round […]

Family bonding memories emerge with football season

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist My first encounter with football was getting hit in the head with one. No, it really wasn’t but it sounds funny. And it brings back fond memories of that Brady Bunch episode in which a football smashes into and breaks Marsha’s nose. Ah, the joy of the game. Actually, fond memories […]

Disc golf comes to Clovis

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Clovis High School senior Brian Croke,17, plays disc golf at Ned Houk Park. Croke was at the park recently with fellow members of the Clovis cross country team. (CNJ staff photo Eric Kluth) Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Some people are wondering about those metal things sticking out of the ground at Ned Houk Park. […]

Tribe mentality disguises individual wrongs

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist LONDON — The little hotel, Sanctuary House, where I stayed this time was located, unbeknownst to me, just the other side of the New Scotland Yard. So when I arrived Thursday after my flight from New York, I felt some relief. Terrorists probably will not do their vicious deeds in […]

Black shares PGA experience

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Ronnie Black of Lovington helps Jimmy Joe Robinson of Clovis with his golf game Saturday during a lesson at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Black was at the course to give lessons. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer As he walked to a bench adjacent to the driving range, Ronnie Black […]

Interim school superintendent ready to re-retire

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When former Clovis schools superintendent Neil Nuttall accepted a position as president at North Central Missouri College last winter, retired assistant superintendent of instruction G.C. Ross was recruited to serve as interim superintendent. Ross, with more than three decades of experience under his belt, seemed a natural fit, according […]

5/22 Letters to the editor

Sport schedule can’t please everyone This is a rebuttal to the Clovis resident who is upset about having to choose between sports and church. First of all, we are sorry the schedule has inconvenienced any family. The Clovis Girls Athletic Association has been operating for more than 30 years. We have had the Monday through […]

Texas lawmakers learning to be open with public

Freedom Newspapers While the Texas Legislature is taking its lumps for wasting time with legislation to police cheerleading, we have to give lawmakers credit for doing something right for a change. And no, the thorny problem of what to do about school finance hasn’t gone away. Still, we applaud a bill that has passed both […]

Nichols ready for state challenge

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Farwell senior Tate Nichols works on his putting at Farwell Country Club in preparation for the Texas Class 1A state golf tournament in Austin. (CNJ correspondent: Jim Hogg) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Tate Nichols didn’t mind the lengthy wait between winning the Region I-1A golf tournament on April 26 and the two-day Class […]

Lady Cats shoot for state bid

CNJ Staff The Clovis High School girls golf team will try to qualify for Class 5A state competition in today’s Clovis Invitational, starting at 9 a.m. at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Teams need three legs to make it into the state tournament. “They’re looking to get their third leg for state, so this is a […]