Business digest — Dec. 13

Mother, daughter honored for book A Clovis mother-daughter team was recently honored with the national Benjamin Franklin Award for children’s books. Liz and Stephanie Eisenbraun’s book design project, “Baking with Friends,” was cited for originality in interior design by the Independent Book Publisher’s Association. Liz Eisenbraun has worked with numerous local clients, including Taco Box […]

Clovis native top sniper

CNJ staff Clovis High graduate Herman Gomez was a member of a team that placed fourth among 37 teams last month at a national sniper competition in Gastonia, N.C., according to a press release from the Franklin, Tenn., police department, where Gomez is an officer. A member of Franklin’s SWAT Team, Gomez teamed with Ryan […]

Grady student arrested for firing shotgun near school

CNJ staff A Grady High School student was arrested Friday for shooting a shotgun into the air outside the school when he got mad at other teens for throwing pine cones, state police said. Jessie Franklin, 19, is charged with felony aggravated assault and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises and a […]

National New Deal exhibit on way

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal initiatives transformed the economic landscape of New Mexico, employing upwards of 40 percent of N.M.’s population during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Fifteen million Americans had no jobs in 1933. In Curry County the currency and the banks were unstable, farm prices were […]

Roosevelt had warped liberty ideas

By Tibor Machan: FNNM columnist One of my colleagues at Chapman University told me how much he favors the following sentiment expressed by former President Franklin D. Roosevelt: “I am not for a return to that definition of liberty under which for many years a free people were gradually regimented into the service of the […]

American Legion Post 25 delivers Thanksgiving meals

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte American Legion Post 25 member Tom Creehan was one of the 28 volunteers who prepared and delivered Thanksgiving dinners to needy residents. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Chris Franklin typically spends his Saturdays working out and lifting weights. This Saturday the Clovis High junior did some lifting, but instead […]

Checkpoints only further police state

Freedom New Mexico Benjamin Franklin either originated or borrowed these words: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Franklin wasn’t talking specifically about sobriety checkpoints, but his words apply. New Mexico Department of Public Safety is conducting a “100 Days and Nights of Summer […]

Nov. 18 Honor

Franklin Dorothy Franklin is Pintores Art League’s featured artist of the month for November. Her paintings are on display at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. She started taking art lessons in the early 1960’s from Mary Lou Garrett. Franklin, along with Don McAlavy and three other painters, stocked the former Paint’n Place Gallery with their paintings, […]

Small class, big opportunity

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CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick Grady’s graduating class consists of, from left, Timothy Bagwell, Emily Fury, Anthony Sanders, Aerial Verble, Trenton Whitehead, Jennifer Franklin and Jett Sours. Thoughts and insights by Grady’s graduating seniors based on a written survey: • Most will be going to college • It’s better the war on terrorism is being fought […]

Texico welcomed settlers, bumper crops

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: This column about Texico’s history is based on an article published in the 1913 weekly Clovis News. Full names of the residents mentioned are not available. William M. Franklin was the first man to settle on the spot where Texico now stands. He came here prospecting in March […]