Nearly 600 attend Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Arts Academy at Bella Vista students ended their musical performance with a heart-shaped world. The message of their performance was that everyone contributes to equality. Liliana Castillo Organizers and attendees of the 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast were glad that the near 600 who attended were a […]

Bingaman says he’s confident Obama will be re-elected

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., answers questions Wednesday during an interview at the Clovis New Journal. Kevin Wilson Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is glad he doesn’t have to face a re-election bid this year, but he’s confident President Barack Obama will win his two years down the road. Bingaman talked about […]

May 3 Letters to the Editor

Main Street businesses needed I was glad to see the plans for the Hotel Clovis. (“Hotel proposal raises hopes,” Sunday’s CNJ). Perhaps if it contains apartment dwellers it will attract some necessary businesses to “Historic Main Street” that residents can patronize. One of the problems with “Historic Main Street” projects is

Local area fireworks shows planned

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CNJ file photo The annual Smoke on the Water fireworks show will begin at dusk Friday at Greene Acres Park. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Husband and wife team Jay and Debbie Scott of Oklahoma have shot off the traditional Independence Day fireworks for Clovis the past eight years, but they say it is […]

Letters to the Editor: Annual staff protected by freedom

Annual staff protected by freedom I was glad to read the column by Kevin Wilson — “Clovisites ignore bigger picture — in Wednesday’s

Letters to the Editor: Annual staff protected by freedom

Annual staff protected by freedom I was glad to read the column by Kevin Wilson — “Clovisites ignore bigger picture — in Wednesday’s

It’s good to be aboard for one more winter

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist It’s not officially winter just yet, but maybe you’ll forgive me for jumping the gun to say, I just went outside and saw a beautiful winter sky. I like what I saw.   I’d just let the dog out to take care of some extremely earthly business, and I followed […]

Richard “Dick” Prokop

Editor’s note: Today’s profile ends a three-month series honoring area World War II veteran. Richard “Dick” Prokop Date of birth: May 1, 1926 Dates of service: 1942 to 1967 Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Theater and location of service: Philippines Branch: Navy and Air Force Rank: Technical sergeant Unit and specialty: Landing Ship for Tanks, gunner and […]

Laurence Choate

Sharna Johnson Drafted, Choate says he knew it was coming, “I figured anytime.” Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Date of birth: Feb. 18, 1915 Dates of service: Oct. 1941 […]

Never take advantage of relishing in time with family

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “Dad, do you want to run to Amarillo with me?” That was the question that came across the phone line into my office. My son was needing to pick up his international driver’s license in Amarillo. Hmm. I hadn’t planned to take a trip that day. I had a […]

Some days bring a lot of waiting — and wondering

By Curtis Shelburne Some days bring a lot of waiting — and wondering Last week my brother Jim and I were in Houston. What follows is an article he wrote for his church newsletter. As I write this late at night from a computer in Houston, I’m struck by the strangeness of the situation I’m […]

ENMU begins title defense

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Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is entering his fourth season at the helm. Scanlan has a 39-42 career record at ENMU, but is 35-20 in his last two seasons. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Three years ago, Irshaun Pinckney wasn’t quite sure where he was going. A […]