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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Music means fun, entertainment

By Hanna Langan: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. What music means to me is fun and entertainment, and something I could enjoy in front of a crowd or by myself. I enjoy music and many different aspects, be it […]

Feeling the heat

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Brannon Luscombe takes advantage of Monday’s warmer temperatures at Greene Acres Park. Luscombe said he hasn’t skated for almost a month due to cold temperatures and snowy conditions. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Area workers and residents welcomed a warm weather front Monday afternoon that lifted temperatures into the […]

Local women earns 2006 AAU award

CNJ staff Jane Miner of Clovis, a long-time volunteer for AAU sports in New Mexico, has been chosen for a 2006 Presidents Leadership Award by the national organization. She received the award at an AAU convention in Honolulu in October. Miner has spent 21 years working in various roles for New Mexico AAU, most recently […]

Have A Happy Thanksgiving!

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Generally speaking, even though I really enjoy my daily work, I enjoy holidays a great deal. I like special times when most folks take a much-needed day or two off to enjoy each other, eat too much, and goof off a bit. Taking a little time off on occasion, […]

Rain washes out some Labor Day plans

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksHomer Pena mows his grass Monday afternoon on Wrangler Way. Pena said he planed on having a barbecue with friends and family in the back yard later in the day. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Three days of rain caused most of the holiday weekend to be a washout. But […]

USSSA state softball: Playing for love of the game

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The Ultamitts’ Dee Dee Gutierrez puts the tag on the Zandi Queener during Saturday’s Class E game in the USSSA women’s state slow-pitch tournament at Spencer Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer In the 15 or so years since she organized the team, Othena Smith has yet to see […]

Summer is for the kid in you

By Clyde Davis: local columnist I have this recurring nightmare. I am trapped in a steel cage, hurtling down an incline at something like 2,000 miles an hour. I cannot move to the right or the left, and on either side, if I could move there, I see only vast expanses of air; above is […]