Mother doesn’t take day off

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CNJ staff photo: Helena Rodriguez Diana Cordova, second from left, is pictured with her mother, Ingeborg Rothenhaeuser, who lives in the Canary Islands. Also pictured are Cordova’s husband, Andy, and children Debra and Derrick. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Diana Cordova’s idea of a perfect Mother’s Day would be to spend it with her […]

Lady Cats grab early lead

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis senior Kacee Escobar finished second to Alamogordo’s Noel Cardon in the shot. Escobar also finished third in the discus By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls are leading Class 5A after the first day of the state track meet at the University of New Mexico, but […]

Portales pair picks up state titles

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Portales’ Brandon McAfee runs a leg in the 1600 medley relay at the state track meet Friday in Albuquerque. The Rams failed to advanced to today’s finals. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Jordan Roehl didn’t give herself much in the way of style points in Friday’s […]

Letters to the Editor: Entertainer has no place at Walter Reed

I read that Joan Baez had been denied a concert at Walter Reed Hospital and couldn’t imagine why it had happened. Maybe she could call Hanoi Jane Fonda and have her explain that there are still a good number of Vietnam vets who remember her well, and really have too much respect for our Iraq/Afghanistan […]

Meaning behind Mother’s Day still pertinent today

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Anna Jarvis, who between the years of 1908 and 1914 negotiated the path for making Mother’s Day a national holiday, is frequently recognized as the founder of this holiday. Beginning with an attempt to honor her own mother, the idea spread — and was fueled — by her efforts to have […]

Mother’s Day lesson one to remember

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist One Mother’s Day many years ago, I got in trouble at church for talking during the Sunday morning service. I was sitting in the balcony of the old church at eighth and Hinkle. The church was packed that day, but Mother’s Day was not on my mind. I had just […]

Cow know-how

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Cody Lightfoot of Southwest Dairy Farmers talks to fourth-graders from Texico, Grady, Melrose, Farwell, Clovis Christian School and Portales Wednesday about how cows are milked at Kids, Kows and More at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Children, cows and mud came together at the Curry County […]

CHS GOLF: Cats tied for fifth in 5A state meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Things went pretty well on Monday for Clovis High’s boys, but not so well for the girls the first round of the two-day Class 5A state golf tournament at UNM South. The Wildcats are tied for last with La Cueva in a six-team field, although they shot a respectable four-man total […]

National Gas-Out Day theory big bust

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With this election year that’s not really an election year, it’s amazing to see the impact of people-powered politics. Candidates like Barack Obama can solicit small donations online and put 100,000 people behind his political movement. At debates for both Republicans and Democrats, moderators can quickly change the direction […]

May 4, 1929

The Elks Lodge had broken ground for its new home at Sixth and Mitchell streets. … Dr. S.J. Wright, Welch Grocery and New State Auto were among those encouraging Clovis Evening News-Journal readers to “Go to church or Sunday school Sunday.” … Clovis Floral, at 501 E. Fifth, was suggesting “live potted plants” for Mother’s […]