Signing opinions improves their quality

David Stevens Two readers contacted the Clovis News Journal this week to suggest a new feature. Both men recommended we borrow an idea from the Las Cruces newspaper, which allows readers to offer anonymous commentary on just about any subject. The “Sound Off” feature is not unique to the Las Cruces paper. Several papers in […]

Moore, Paula S.

Paula Sue Moore Services: Have been held. Paula Sue Moore, 53, of Wetumpka, Ala., executive editor of the Montgomery, Ala. Advertiser, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at her home. She was born on June 20, 1950, in El Reno, Okla., to Paul and Mary Trapp of Clovis. She was a 1968 graduate of Clovis High School […]

CNJ looking for comic-conscious readers

David Stevens Does Beetle Bailey bug you? Is Hagar horrible? Should the Wizard of Id turn himself into Zack Hill or some other more contemporary comic strip? Comics can be among the most popular features in a newspaper. They can also grow stale with time. We’re thinking about making changes to our daily comics in […]

Farkas promoted to production manager

CNJ Staff Former Clovis News Journal news editor Tony Farkas is now the production manager of the printing and mailroom operations for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. His promotion was announced this week by Ray Sullivan, FNNM publisher. He began his new duties last fall. Farkas said, “I made the switch from editorial to production […]

Cannon editor court martialled

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The editor of the Cannon Air Force Base newspaper will spend nine months in military prison, be demoted to the lowest enlisted rank, and receive a bad conduct discharge following his court-martial conviction Wednesday for carnal knowledge. Master Sgt. Stefan Alford of Cannon Public Affairs said […]

Students help lift fall fog

Cheryl Cunningham Editor’s note: Cheryl Cunningham, 40, is a fifth-grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School in Clovis. Her diary will be published through Friday. Manic Monday always starts out with a few taps (or slams) of the snooze button. As fall approaches, the mornings seem more dark and damp as I feel my way to […]

Letters to the Editor 8/3

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters of public interest on the first Sunday of each month. Letters should be less than 300 words and must be signed. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses […]

Handmade gift can project Clovis charm

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for suggestions of gifts that epitomize Clovis. This idea came from Glenda Horner: “I would give something handmade — a very flat piece of plain brown wood with a lovely gold figurine glued on it. Engraved on the wood would be the words: “Clovis, N.M.: A mesa full […]

Being fair, balanced is a balancing act

David Stevens Our newspaper faces potential conflicts of interest almost every day. Our news editor has close family ties with Clovis law enforcement. Two staff members teach in the public schools. Our religion writer is often a guest preacher at area churches. And the editor’s cousin is a controversial figure with the Muleshoe police force. […]