Cost savings key to Ashley idea

Mayoral candidate Tim Ashley thinks it would be a good idea to merge city and county government into one. Editors asked readers what they think about that idea. Bob Baker’s response: “The goal of consolidation of should be overall cost savings and that is usually accomplished by spreading the costs over a larger number of […]

Maybe if we could have horses in town …

Mayoral candidate Tim Ashley thinks it would be a good idea to merge city and county government into one. Editors asked readers what they think about that idea. Gina Hochhalter’s response: “Combining them means that people have, instead of two options, only one. The reduction of options is rarely productive, but rather confining, the consequence of […]

Just kidding, guys

Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at the pope and the president. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable

Looking back

Want to go back in time? Try this: Historically Accurate

Trivia is presidential

Did you know Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, had a pet goat? You would if you read all the trivia on our Web site of the day: Presidents Day • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s […]

He’s partial to Wayne Anderson

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s response: “I enjoy the concerts at Marshall (Junior High) and other venues. They are always a feast and delight to the ears. I am still very partial to Wayne Anderson, having known […]

They’ve got the music in them

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christy Mendoza’s response: “Every teacher and (education assistant) at Bella Vista Arts Academy. Just show up for one of their Breakfast with the Arts on Friday mornings. You can’t leave there without feeling good. […]

Still purrfect

The Clovis Wildcats improved to 24-0 Friday with a 77-39 win in a non-district win at Roswell. Jaye Crockett scored 20 points to lead Clovis, Bryce Hill added 19 and Jaden Isler 18. The Clovis girls beat Roswell 34-26 for their second straight win. Antiesha Brown led Clovis with 13 points while Kayla Breedlove and […]

Not crazy about the Dems

Editors recently asked readers if they prefer Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Some answers: • “Really don’t prefer either one, but would go with Hillary on account of her experience.” — Doug McGregor • How about neither? I would probably prefer Obama because it is inevitable that Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend will wreck Hillary’s campaign.” — Frank […]

Learn something new

How do they make darts? Find out by watching Kevin Wilson’s “Best bet on TV.” Best bet on TV • • • Comedian Argus Hamilton is making fun of network television and people from Arkansas in his column today. Here’s the link: Argus Hamilton • • • Charles Hemphill passes along a joke about an atheist in […]

And the bear said to the atheist …

Charles Hemphill passes along a joke about an atheist in the woods: As he walked along, the atheist heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. When he turned to look, a 7-foot grizzly bear was charging toward him. He ran but the bear was soon on top of him and the atheist began crying […]

She was the ‘Bayou Babe’

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” • Christian and Jeannie Heller met on the C.B. radio. She was the “Bayou Babe.” • Carolyn Spence met her husband Karl on a blind date, after he’d been stood up on a double date. • Janet Mason met her husband Rodney […]

True love began on a blind date …

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Carolyn Spence met her husband Karl on a blind date, after he’d been stood up on a double date. Janet Mason met her husband Rodney at a softball game. She smashed a triple and the rest is history. See […]

They began as best friends

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” • Frank Dalton’s reply: “I met my wife Lois at A&M Farm and Ranch, where she worked in the clothing department and also ran the cash register. “I had just moved back to Clovis from Houston and frequented A&M for supplies […]

‘I was the best around’

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” • Raymond Atchley’s reply: “I unknowingly had seen Esther on the peripheral of my life since 1977 for sure and maybe earlier. “Her family and my ex-wife’s family had been fairly close and she also worked at Clovis Memorial Hospital with […]

We were dragging Main

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” • Doug McGregor’s reply: “Dragging Main Street in the ’70s.” • Gerald Majewski’s reply: “I met my wife while working in the post office in Milwaukee, Wis. She was coming around with cookies. … She was doing this because another girl […]

She was a spy, with cookies

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Gerald Majewski’s reply: “I met my wife while working in the post office in Milwaukee, Wis. She was coming around with cookies. … She was doing this because another girl was wanting to find out more information about me […]

Taxing situations

Feeling taxed? The Librarian Recommends • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable • • • Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at the Clintons and Mike Huckabee today. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • With Valentine’s Day on […]

Comedian picks on both sides

Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at the Clintons and Mike Huckabee today. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Bob Baker’s reply: “I met my wife in 1960 […]

Giant upset

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three boring quarters (if you like offense), but a frantic and fantastic last five minutes. Glad the ’72 […]