Take doomsayers with grain of dust

By Guest Columnist: Brett Johnson The April 6 CNJ article “Dusty days may be ahead” made me laugh. Am I the only person who watches the weather forecast to see how far the weatherperson will miss it? For instance how about the snow we had on March 30? Did anyone get an advance notice about […]

This Mystery Is Truly One of Celestial Proportions

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist My brother Gene recently wrote about a fractured star. What? You say they fracture all the time? No, I’m not talking about Hollywood stars; I’m talking about a truly celestial star. The star in Gene’s sights was one of the incredibly dense and powerful stars astronomers call “neutron” stars. […]

Ghostly tales don’t have to be reserved for Halloween

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The other day one of my great-grandkids asked me, “Grandpa, tell me a ghost story!” Well, maybe when Halloween rolls around the last day of this month, I might do that. The story I must tell you now would make little kids scream and faint. The Wailing Woman is one […]

Beavers, Deborah A.

Deborah Ann Beavers, 49, of Davis, Okla., and formerly of Clovis, died Friday, June 2, 2006, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Davis. Born Sept. 4, 1956, in Muleshoe to Cecil and Rebecca M. (Carter) Beavers, she lived most of her life in Clovis, where she attended school. She had resided in Davis […]

Israel won’t solve problems with Iran

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist It is remarkable how quickly discussions about Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons turn to Israel. “Well,” worriers are reassured, “Israel will never permit Iran to go nuclear. Remember Osirak?” Very well. In 1981, Israeli planes streaked across the desert at low altitude and destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak, […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Overtime OK with Bovina

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer BOVINA WON ITS SECOND overtime game of the season Friday when it edged Springlake-Earth 27-20. “We’ll take the wins, but golly,” Bovina coach Kent Torbert said. “The coaching staff is aging years in minutes.” In the first overtime, Justin Castillo put Springlake-Earth up with a 3-yard run, but Bovina […]

8/9 Reporters Notebook

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Red planet sighting event is hoax A rumor about the red planet, which claims that Mars will come its closest ever to Earth on Aug. 27, has been racing through cyberspace inboxes. “Three different people sent me the e-mail,” said Carol Nash, secretary of Clovis’ Astronomy Club. “It’s stirring […]

Kelley, E.C.

E.C. Kelley Services:Have been held. E.C. “Shorty” Kelley, 82, of Phoenix, formerly of Earth, Texas, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in Phoenix. He was born on Nov. 6, 1922, in Eldorado, Okla., to John and Clara Kelley. He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army in Sicily, Naples, southern […]

New Mexico allows for development of novice green thumb

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer The only garden I ever grew in New York was the mold that sprouted in the back of the fridge on the vegetable lasagna. Either that, or the green stuff that budded between shower tiles on Avenue C. Out here in New Mexico, with the wide-open sky, the wide-open […]

Williams, Jimmy

Jimmy Williams Services: Have been held. The Rev. Jimmie “Jim” Williams, 63, of Earth, Texas, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Sept. 27, 1941, in Flagstaff, Ariz., to John Wesley and Frankie Williams. He married Sharon L. L’Heureux on April 23, 1976. He moved to Earth, […]