Religious views shouldn’t matter

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I do not enjoy upsetting people, but intellectual honesty requires that I address Rick Santorum’s “phony theology” remark. Santorum, a fine family man, said that the president’s policies are “not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a […]

Too much time spent on problems

I enjoy solving problems. Not abstract puzzles as much as real-life situations, although the occasional puzzle can sometimes be fun, too. This does not mean I like having problems arise that need to be solved, or that I enjoy people who intentionally cause problems for me. Enough little things crop up spontaneously to provide ample […]

Summer time to enjoy

The pool is up and ready to go; has been for several weeks. I purchased a mechanical piranha, which Jason and Mikayla are having a lot of fun being chased around in the water by. It is especially fun when we are playing with lights out, and with the flashlight that works underwater. So far, […]

Enjoy winter, but keep it safe

By Cannon AFB Emergency Management As we enter the harshest part of the year, please consider some cold-weather related safety concerns as you and your family go about your daily business. While our average winter temperature is 45 degrees, we often experience lows in the single digits with an associated wind creating a wind-chill effect […]

Ticket feature: Resident hosting charity light display

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A light show at 1024 Jeanie Drive includes holiday music and 7,000 lights. Freedom New Mexico With 7,000 lights and Christmas music, visitors can take part in the holiday spirit. A holiday display at 1024 Jeanie Drive in Clovis is lit 7-9 p.m. nightly through Christmas for people to enjoy. […]

Fatty foods enjoyed in moderation

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist One of my co-workers freaked out on me the other day when I made one of my butter sandwiches. It was toast with a lot of butter. A slice of multi-grain bread pops out of the toaster, I put two wedges of butter on one side, fold it over, eat […]

Exercise caution when traveling within Mexico

One of the traditional attractions of spring break has been the Mexican border, and the ease with which people can go into Mexico to visit family or enjoy the food, inexpensive shopping and entertainment. This year, however, a cloud hovers as the state and federal agencies warn that crossing the border could be hazardous to […]

Letters to the Editor: Lack of respect shown at Olympics

Lack of respect shown at Olympics The Olympic Games are something I look forward to every four years because I enjoy sports and I’ll watch almost anything that gets me away from one rerun after another. One of the things I enjoy about the Games are the medal ceremonies. When our anthem is played it’s […]

Day trip: Peanut factory offers guided tours

Courtesy photo At Sunland Inc. visitors take a 20-minute guided tour through the factory and see how peanut butter is created and packaged from start to finish. Place: Sunland Inc. Location: The factory is located at 42593 U.S. 70, just northeast of Portales. It is 16.5 miles or a 24-minute drive from Cannon Air Force […]

Day trip: Power center allows visitors to get close

Courtesy of the American Wind Power Center The American Wind Power Center displays numerous windmills and a 6,000-square-foot mural. Place: American Wind Power Center Location: The center is located at 1701 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock. It is a 111.5 miles or a two-hour drive from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy […]

Peoples’ faith real representation of Gospel

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist When my sister Susie and I get together, one of the things we enjoy is sorting through old family pictures. The last time she was in town we did just that. Mother even has for each of us reprints of generations going back to our great-great grandmother and great-great grandfather. […]

Wildlife, camping at Sumner Lake State Park

Courtesy of Sumner Lake State Park A deer is looking around at Sumner Lake State Park is one of many wildlife who make their home at the park. Place: Sumner Lake State Park Location: The park is 18 miles southwest of Fort Sumner on N.M. 203. It is roughly 75 miles or an hour-and-25-minute drive […]

Museum captures American West

Courtesy photo Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. Place: Hubbard Museum of the American West Location: 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. The museum is located 175 miles, or a three-hour drive, from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy at this location? You […]

Lake offers visitors outdoor activities

Courtesy of New Mexico State Parks The Ute Lake State Park offers a variety of activities, including boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing. The park is almost two hours from Cannon Air Force Base. Place: Ute Lake State Park Location: 1880 N.M. 540 Loop, Logan. Ute Lake State Park is located 91 miles, or […]

College hosts art series, museum

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Courtesy of Clovis Community College Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series is slated to present “The Best of Broadway” performance April 25. Place: Clovis Community College. The school has Cultural Art Series performances and houses the Eula Mae Edward Memorial Museum and Gallery. Location: Both are located on the Clovis Community College campus at 417 […]

April, 12 2009 Artist of the month

Gene Terry My family moved to House when I was six months old. My dad, Clyde Henry farmed at House and later at Melrose where I grew up. I married Merle Terry in 1948 and we have lived in Clovis most of our married life. We have three daughters, eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. […]

Music in Our Schools: Music defines cultures

By Rebecca Dewbre, Yucca Middle School Music is a positive influence on me and something I enjoy and can turn to when I’m in a good or a not-so-good mood. Music is all around us from the sounds of nature to rhythms of

Jan. 4 Letters to the Editor

Library policies diificult for patron My family and I thoroughly enjoy using library facilities wherever we go. We’ve found the Clovis-Carver Public Library to have a great collection and outstanding children’s programs, which we’ve used on numerous occasions. However, I am disappointed that the Clovis-Carver library refuses to provide service unless a library card is […]

Foster grandparents

Foster grandparents are needed to help children in the public schools. Volunteers must complete a background check and have a physical examination, as well as some training. “It’s well worth the time if you enjoy helping children,” said Judy Casady, secretary for the program. Information: 763-6009

Jan. 2 Shopping with Tonya

Yankee candles make great gifts. Decription: Jar candles that come in a variety of sizes and scents including aloe vera and fresh linen. Cost: $22.99 for a 20 ounce jar candle. Where to purchase: Numerous stores in Clovis and Portales and at www.yankeecandle.com. Who would enjoy this gift: Anyone who enjoyes a scented office or […]