Birthday — June 27

Lorenz [image #1, align= right, size= medium] Elizabeth Lorenz of Clovis will celebrate her 95th birthday at 2 p.m. on July 27 at 321 W. Christopher in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by her family. Elizabeth Lorenz was born June 28, 1915, in Fayette County, Texas. She has eight children, 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren […]

Don’t put blame on Blue Cross

By Paul Gessing: Guest columnist There has recently been a great deal of consternation and concern over the rate increase enacted by Blue Cross Blue Shield New Mexico (BCBS). The company, a “mutual” firm legally obligated to re-invest any profits back into the company, had originally requested a 24.6 percent rate increase. Then, just as […]

Mayor to talk accomplishments in state of city address

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File photo Securing money for the Hull Street Overpass construction is one of the successes Mayor Gayla Brumfield plans to discuss during Thursday’s State of the City address. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Mayor Gayla Brumfield thought there were great successes for Clovis over the last year, but an easy ride isn’t expected for […]

Our people: Call of the wild

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Tony Gennaro, 76, continues to enjoy nature and wildlife. Bio Name: Tony Gennaro Birthday: March 18, 1934 Hometown: Raton Profession: Desert biologist, writer

Don’t believe everything you see

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It was an interesting time to be on Twitter the last few days. Not just for the 140-character reflections on the U.S.-Canada gold medal hockey game, or the one-liners about the Oscars. It was great for the stuff that didn’t happen, too. I noticed a lot of Twaffic and […]

U.S. hockey coverage overhyped

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Sunday was great for me — as a hockey fan, as a Ryan Miller fan and as an American. But calling it historic seems a little offsides. Yes, the United States’ 5-3 win, with Miller in net, sent ripples through Canada. The Vancouver Sun’s headline was, “Woe Canada.” On Monday, […]

a view from under the pew: amos finds great net truths

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes.

Press Release: Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society will mark its 34th Great American Smokeout

Festival offers quilted ‘eye candy’

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan High Plains Quilt Festival organizer Elizabeth Lawrence with the quilt “Exiting Eden with Eve Firing Up the Pickup” by Ellie Kreneck of Lubbock. The piece is one of about 175 on display at the Memorial Building this week. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Nell Hardin of Arch has pieced […]

10-4 Births

Fails Byron Mitchell Fails was born Sept. 20. 2009, to Jonathan Fails and Christine Kious of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces. Grandparents are Richard and Jolene Fails of Clovis; and Brian and Jessica Kious of Albuquerque. Great-great grandparents are Alvin Fails of Clovis; Burton and Marie […]

Book’s success ignited Boy Scout program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist How great were the days of yesteryear and how filled with the promise of those ahead for the youngsters who follow in Scouting and the various Council programs. Thanks to the author who started it all. General Douglas McArthur’s farewell address to the Congress of the United States was a […]

Texas dream becomes reality

By Anita Tedaldi I felt like a child on a sugar high as I sat in rush hour traffic on I-635 in Dallas, laughing inside my mini-van and telling my children how great it was to actually experience the Metroplex traffic first hand. They weren’t too impressed, and asked, “Is there a road with fewer […]

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. […]

American spirit of independence still thrives

Freedom New Mexico Independence Day weekend is a good time not only for hot dogs and fireworks, but to reflect for a moment on what makes this country unique, the qualities that enabled it to become in some ways the most successful country in history, and to contemplate the extent to which those qualities still […]

Believing in ‘foolproof’ for foolish

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My friend Bob spent a great deal of time horseback on his cousin’s family ranch when he was a kid. After he grew up, he left that behind and became a musician — a financially successful one, which is unusual. Through the years Bob rode horseback now and then at […]

Hard not to get set in your ways

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist When my husband and I first became 4-H leaders we had what we thought were great new ideas about ways to run the county contests. An older couple (who had been in charge of county events since probably the stone age) countered each suggestion for a new or different way […]

amos the churchmouse: The great water run

Editor’s note: The recent rainy/cloudy days reminded our erstwhile churchmouse poet of an incident earlier in his life. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

Two words tacked onto the ‘Great Commission’

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist My wife and I and some fine friends just returned from a four-day motorcycle trip to the Texas Hill Country. It was wonderful! As we were rolling back into the Greater Muleplex on Sunday evening, trip meters rolled to 1200 miles. It takes time to get back into the normal […]

Two Words Tacked Onto the “Great Commission”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist My wife and I and some fine friends just returned from a four-day motorcycle trip to the Texas Hill Country. It was wonderful! As we were rolling back into the Greater Muleplex on Sunday evening, trip meters rolled to 1200 miles. It takes time to get back into the […]

Great American Cleanup set for next week

Freedom New Mexico The Great American Cleanup is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, starting at 500 Sycamore. The Clovis landfill will waive fees from noon Friday to 5 p.m. April 27 in conjunction with the event. Tire dumping will only be allowed for residential customers. The cleanup effort will cover the […]