Quilt blocking tips featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on quilt blocking methods, creating ambiance in the home and remodeling will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. and noon Thursday. Jean Gilles Dean is a quilting expert from Midland, Texas, and she’s going to explain why a quilt needs to be blocked and when […]

City hires engineer to head Public Works

CNJ staff The city of Clovis has hired a Jacksonville, Fla., man to fill the newly created city engineer position that oversees the Public Works Department.Justin Howalt will begin work Jan. 5, according to a Friday news release.The city commission approved a restructuring of the Public Works Department during Thursday’s regular commission meeting, creating the […]

Phenomenal families take lots of work

Helena Rodriguez: CNJ columnist Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare, according to actor Ed Asner. As the parent of a teenager, I couldn’t agree more. Now here’s my take on raising children: Imagine yourself as a child, coming back to haunt you as an adult — it’s a mix of what you […]

Corps, czars replicate federal programs

Freedom Editorial What this country really needs is a moratorium on the creation of any new “corps” or “czars.” That, or a moratorium on the politicians proposing one. It seems that in response to every problem, real or trumped-up, the reflex of the political/bureaucratic class is to lobby for the naming of a new czar […]

Expansion of state’s sex offender laws squelched

Staff and wire reports House Democrats have squelched Republican attempts to get an expansion of the state’s sex offender registration law on the special session calendar. A House committee ruled Tuesday that toughening the state’s so-called Megan’s Law could not be considered in the session. Then, by a 35-28 vote on the House floor, Democrats […]