Sometimes less can be more

By Sharna Johnson: FNM Columnist Perhaps I have become a minimalist in my old age or some transformation has overtaken me that I have yet to identify. But I have claimed a new home. I was born and raised on the East Coast. My father was an explorer of sorts, with little concern for comfort […]

God molds us with challenges

One of the highlights of my childhood experience was our family’s trip to Niagara Falls. On our way to the Northeast, we encountered a glassblower in Missouri. On a winding road, we noticed a sign: “Glassblowing 4 miles. Visitors welcome.”

Hospital visit nightmarish experience

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist A hospital stay shouldn’t be like a visit to the Twilight Zone but my wife’s stays certainly tend in that direction. I’ve told about her experiences in seeing the ghost of Doc Holliday while in the Glenwood Springs, Colo., hospital just a few hundred yards from Doc’s final […]

Police chief sworn in

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Steven Sanders is sworn in Monday at city hall as the new Clovis police chief by municipal judge Jan Garrett. The chief will hold a meet and greet today at 1:00 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library in the Ingram Room. CNJ Staff Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders was sworn in […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Captured!: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience by Stanton Friedman was given by David, Mary, and Sierra Stalker in memory of Wanda Carter. The famous story of the world’s first documented alien abduction is taken apart, meticulously re-examined by Betty’s niece and nuclear physicist […]

Adequate medical program needed

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and […]

Obama’s lack of experience hurts campaign

Freedom New Mexico Presumptive Democratic candidate Barack

Purpose is to serve God, not ourselves

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Years ago I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. At our cabin meeting, our counselor explained that there would be tryouts for camp pianist that afternoon. I had been taking lessons since the third grade and I thought that I was qualified.

Couple shares graduate experience

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Luis Colon and his wife Erica inspect their diplomas after they both graduated with associate’s degree in general studies Friday at Clovis Community College’s commencement ceremony. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer At one time Luis Colon had to be convinced by his family to go to college. Now he […]

Age, experience vary

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tegan Mills of Carlsbad takes part in Friday’s breakaway roping competition in the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Mill roped the calf in 1.8 seconds, but was penalized 10 seconds for breaking early. By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent It didn’t take long to […]

April 13, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts produced by Oxmoor House will help make your quilting a faster, more rewarding experience with techniques and tools that ensure accurate cutting for perfect piecing. The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss recreates a bygone time and place […]

Portales experiences another water main rupture

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Officials believe water service, lost when a 24-inch water main ruptured on the west side of the city, can be restored to all businesses and residents of Portales overnight. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The city of Portales experienced another rupture Monday in a 24-inch water main […]

Theatre opportunity for high school students

PLAINVIEW – Calling all aspiring actors! The Wayland University theatre department is looking for high school actors to participate in a summer theatre workshop culminating in a professional theatre performance opportunity. Slated June 1-20, 2008, the Third Annual Sacramento Mountain Theatre Collaborative begins with a 10-day theatre workshop and rehearsals at the Wayland campus in […]

The man was ‘pifficated’

Gerald Majewski says his most-memorable cold-weather experience occurred when he was stationed at Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. He fell asleep in a snow bank outside his barracks after leaving a squadron party. A barracks chief found him. “I was pifficated and just couldn’t walk a straight line,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Haven’t […]

Temporary disability changes outlook

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Life came to a standstill this past week as I went under the knife and had surgery as far down as you can go, on my foot. It didn’t matter what pressing matters I needed to attend to or not. I wasn’t going to be going anywhere, at least not […]

Iraq invasion motivating factor for terrorists

By Freedom Newspapers A summary of a draft of a new National Intelligence Assessment on Iraq reportedly concludes “that al-Qaida has reconstituted its core structure along the Pakistani border and may now be a stronger and more resilient organization than it appeared a year ago,” as Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball put it. Homeland […]

Seefeld selected for All-Star game

CNJ Staff Former Clovis Wildcat Jason Seefeld is making an All-Star return. The 2004 graduate of Clovis High School has been selected as an infielder for the Texas Collegiate League All-Star game Monday at Texas Christian University’s Lupton Stadium. The game begins at 6:05 p.m. (MDT) and will be televised live by Fox Sports Net […]

Education Feature: Girls get glimpse of politics

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Dharshyani Kesavan, front, of Clovis listens on stage as election results are announced during New Mexico Girls State at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Approximately 150 high school senior girls from around New Mexico have thrown their hats into the political arena this week […]

Eating off $21 opens politicians’ eyes

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers There’s a guy running for president, and he’s facing all kinds of questions. One question spoke volumes, and it wasn’t about terrorism, taxes or gasoline. Instead, it was about milk, and how much stores charge for a gallon. His answer was $1.50. I won’t name the candidate because I haven’t […]

Fresh Faces: New police officers must learn ropes

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Police Officer Johnny Zamora uses his computer and radio Thursday to search for information. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department has had an infusion of youth with the hiring of eight officers 24 and younger, three of whom are attending the police academy. New officers […]