In search of ponies: Rat had chip on her shoulder

While sitting in the dentist chair, my attention was suddenly drawn to an announcer on the softly playing radio. “Doritos inventor Arch West, dead at 97… to be buried in his beloved chips,” the voice said. It was apparently something the family wanted to do and they planned to toss handfuls of their loved one’s […]

Water fair scheduled

CNJ staff A water fair is scheduled for Saturday in Clovis, offering free water testing for Curry and Roosevelt County residents using private wells. Hosted by the New Mexico Environment Department, the event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roy Walker Recreation Center. Residents wishing to have their water tested free […]

Poor economy boosting recruitment

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Middle-class American youth are entering the military in significant numbers today, drawn by more competitive pay, a battered civilian job market and the buzz surrounding an improved GI Bill education benefit. The Department of Defense announced earlier this month that for the first time since the draft ended and the […]

Feb. 10, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: 100 Classic Golf Tips, edited by Christopher Obetz, was given by Kaye Hardwick in memory of Marge Westfall. Drawn from more than 50 years’ worth of contributions from the world’s greatest pros, each of these 100 essential hints is matched with classic drawings and time-honored […]

Jesus was ‘sinless friend of sinners’

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist Of all of the many astounding qualities of Jesus, one of the most amazing and winsome is that, as Philip Yancey has written, Jesus was “a sinless friend of sinners.”   I keep being drawn back to this amazing fact. This is not the first time I’ve tried to […]

Unique gifts require imagination

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist When it comes to gift giving, I’ve long been in favor of the unique, the unusual, the unexpected. The recent Christmas season gave me a chance to gift the entire family with something, I believe, caught everyone by pleasant surprise. I’d purchased a November issue of Santa Fean magazine, with […]

In the shadow of the tower lies the tale

It all began with TJ’s bright idea of having a sleep over at the church. You couldn’t really find fault with that; the senior high group was growing, mostly because of TJ’s and Kim’s leadership. They were, in fact, in the middle of a highly successful cans and nonperishable food drive, geared around Souper Bowl […]