January 23: Recipe of the day

This soup is great on cold winter days – and I know what cold is!! Growing up in Northern Maine I have seen my fair share (and then some) of blistering cold, windy days. Below zero weather was the rule, and that was BEFORE you kicked in the wind chill. My mom’s beef-barley soup served […]

Christian actions speak louder than words

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Sometimes these days we are hard pressed for some good news. I want to write some good news about an incident that happened many years ago when I was teaching at Yucca Junior High School in Clovis. It centered around a delightful scene that took place every morning. One of […]

Holiday memories offer moment of peace

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As I write this column the day before Christmas, I am thinking about the changes in our world since our children were small. Many things have changed. Christmas presents for kids have changed. Annie and Buffy both went through a time when they wanted Cabbage Patch Kids. I remember frantic […]

Hospice provides invaluable service

Anita Doberman The last few days of life for a person with a terminal condition are challenging both for the patient and for family members. During my grandmother, Nonna Dela’s, last days on this earth, her children, including my own mother, were in a state of complete upheaval. Emotions were raw and took over without […]

Hospice makes bad times bearable

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist The last few days of life for a person with a terminal condition are challenging both for the patient and for family members. During my grandmother, Nonna Dela’s, last days on this earth, her children, including my own mother, were in a state of complete upheaval. Emotions were raw and […]

Oct. 18, 1914

The Clovis Journal reported that Sam Lewis of Bovina was brought to Clovis for stealing a suitcase and was ordered to spend 90 days in the county jail by a judge. … Denver Willis of Clovis was bitten on the arm by a rattlesnake while removing tumbleweeds from a wire fence. … The Clovis Barber […]

Bad moments turn around with time

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Several years ago I attended a women’s conference in Austin, Texas. Still today the keynote speaker’s words stand out in my mind. She had only four points: Life is made up of moments. Some of those moments are good. Some of those moments are bad. And most of the time […]

Rosh Hashanah message not just relevant to Jews

By Freedom Newspapers Jews throughout the world are observing Rosh Hashanah, a 10-day period of remembrance and renewal, the beginning of a New Year, ending on Yom Kippur, which begins Friday. These are days not only of remembrance but of judgment, when Yahweh examines and evaluates the good and evil deeds of all, making them […]

Zias’ coach believes team will improve

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Kim Falkenhagen era in Eastern New Mexico University volleyball begins immediately. Falkenhagen replaces 20-year Zias coach Mike Maguire, who gave up the post after last season, and she takes over a squad that was picked to finish last in the 13-team Lone Star Conference preseason poll a […]

Reid set for U.S. Amateur

CNJ staff Clovis’ Travis Reid is scheduled to compete in the U.S. Amateur golf tournament, which begins on Monday at the Junior Olympic Club in San Francisco. Reid, who graduated from Clovis High in 2005 and will be a junior this fall at New Mexico State, qualified for the event by winning a sectional tournament […]

Foxes looking for three-peat in Class 1A

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Coming off back-to-back Class 1A state championships, Fort Sumner coach Dexter McDaniel is hoping the Foxes can do something they’ve never done. “We’re excited about this year because the boys have an opportunity to three-peat, which is something never done at Fort Sumner,” said McDaniel, beginning his fourth season […]

Reid qualifies for U.S. Amateur golf

CNJ staff Clovis’ Travis Reid has qualified for the U.S. Amateur golf tournament in San Francisco later this month by winning a sectional tournament over the weekend in Mansfield, Texas. The 2005 Clovis High graduate shot a 36-hole score of 5-under-par 137 to win the event by one stroke. The top two finishers in each […]

Some days are a struggle

Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Ever had a bad hair, nothing seems to fit, spill your coffee on the way to work day? How about an up most of the night because the baby was teething, slept through the alarm clock, cell phone was dead because you forgot to charge the battery day? Well, last Friday […]

Summer days often centered around TV

By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Hispanic comedian George Lopez jokes about abuelitas who keep track of time by the order of their favorite TV programs. For example, abuelita says, “When Judge Judy is over, that’s when I take my medicine.” The summer days of my childhood also operated around TV time for many years. […]

Muleshoe man 17th Texas inmate executed in 2007

By Michael Graczyk: The Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Muleshoe man who stalked his ex-girlfriend after their breakup was executed Thursday for raping, strangling and using a claw hammer to fatally beat the woman. Gilberto Reyes had no witnesses on his side of the death chamber. He never looked at the parents or other […]

God’s love should flow full force

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist When the children were smaller, we lived in a newly developed area with a large, vacant field in front of our house. Many days an exciting sight unfolded on the corner of our street. On those days, a fire engine and a smaller fire department truck with several firemen would […]

Canyon steer wrestler takes lead

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Stetson Herrera of Portales rides Darla’s Pride in the Bareback Bronc Riding competition at the 37th annual Clovis Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo on Friday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Area. Herrera scored a 74 with his ride. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Entrants in the second night of competition of this […]

Pioneer Days honor western heritage

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers This year’s Pioneer Days celebration has added significance with Clovis celebrating its centennial. In its 37th year, Pioneer Days celebrates past traditions, heritage, pioneer spirit and progress of the area. “It is tradition that looks back on the days of the cowboys and settlers on the open range and honoring […]

Upcoming events

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CNJ file photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis’ Smoke on the Water fireworks display will be held at dusk on July 4 at Greene Acres Park. CNJ staff The following is a list of some of the area events scheduled this spring and summer: June 4-9 — Pioneer Days, Clovis June 6-9 — Old Fort Days, Fort […]

June 3, 1975

City officials hung a banner across Main Street welcoming visitors to the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, which kicked off later in the week. … Local merchants asked residents to shop Clovis “for great values.” … Bob’s Mr. Shop at 502 Main was suggesting the “Zipper-Tie” as a Father’s Day gift. The neckties cost $5.50 each.