Listen to your inner cricket

You know who you never hear about anymore? Jiminy Cricket. Not that I should be surprised. Pretty much every Disney character that exists has more exposure than Jiminy — I really haven’t seen the green moral compass since the 1988 film, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” Also, I’ve usually met somebody sharing a name with other […]

Press Release: Search is on for Mrs. Clovis

Sheree Channel, Executive State Director for the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, states the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Clovis. Once selected, the lucky lady will advance on to represent her community in the 2010 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant to be held on June 19, 2010 at the Albuquerque Journal Theatre located […]

Congress needs to take vacation from meddling

Freedom New Mexico Disney theme parks are known for their thrilling rides, cutting-edge video performances, top-notch fireworks displays and souvenir shops. At least one, Disney World in Florida, has an entire shopping district where visitors can leave with the signature mouse ears, high quality jewelry and anything Disney in between. Among the many articles of […]

Quite a mouseful

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Don and Barb McKenzie stand with their Mickey Mouse snow globe yard decoration, one of 17 inflatable Mickey items at their house on Ray Hardy Drive. The couple has displayed Mickey Mouse items for the last 12 years. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Barb and Don McKenzie run a […]

Baptist youth going Disney

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer

June 22, 1960

More than 500 children and adults had turned out for free swimming lessons at the Hillcrest Park pool. … About 45 Jehovah’s Witnesses from Clovis were attending a district assembly in Fort Worth. … Walt Disney’s “The Sign of Zorro” was playing at the Lyceum theater. Admission was 65 cents for adults, 25 cents for […]

Student profile: Isbell

By CNJ Staff Lanita D. Isbell is a Clovis Christian School senior. She is the daughter of Lanita M. Isbell. Extra-curricular activities: Drama, art, student government, National Honor Society. Hobbies: I love to draw, occasionally I write stories, and I enjoy reading. Future plans: Going off to college, might work for Disney, and hopefully get […]

Some Things Look Good on the Outside, But Inside . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist I don’t remember how old I was when the incident I’m about to mention took place. I just remember that I thought I was hungry-so that could cover most of the last 48 years and is not much help. I do think it was early on a Sunday morning, […]

Modern limits still leave room for great vision

Freedom Newspapers As the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of Disneyland have made clear, we would not be the same without Mickey Mouse, Space Mountain and all the other wonderful creations of Walt Disney. One Orange County Register newspaper feature last week referred to Disney’s “Big Bet,” emphasizing the risky nature of banking his company’s […]

Risk-takers like Disney great part of American story

Freedom Newspapers As Disneyland launches its 50th birthday celebration, it seems appropriate to consider the founding father who turned his last name into an enduring brand and created a media giant that bestrides the planet. Walt Disney, as many have noted with varying degrees of accuracy, was not always the kindly, genial Uncle Walt who […]