March 8, Letters to the Editor

Open burning needs to be addressed The Clovis News Journal recently published two stories regarding grass fires.Both articles missed great opportunities to do something to curb the occurrence of grass/wild fires in our area.Open burning of refuse has been banned by state regulations since 2004. Why? Because a major portion of today’s wastes contain plastic. […]

No one builds better than the carpenter of Galilee

By Curtis K. Shelburne There really is a great deal of satisfaction to be derived from a job well done. My brother and I spent yesterday replacing the windows and door in one wall of my grandparents’ old home in Robert Lee, Texas. It’s amazing what you discover when you peel back the layers of […]

Barbers and the God who knows our hair count

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist When you need a good brain surgeon, you really need one. But for most of us, most of the time, a good barber is of a great deal more practical use.

City commission renews Great Lakes contract

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission said yes to a renewal with Great Lakes Airlines at Thursday night’s meeting, but said no to an appeal request on a recent traffic sign decision. Other items discussed Thursday at the Clovis Carver Public Library included a trio of task orders for the city […]

Feb. 19, 2009 Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

What: Clovis City Commission meeting When: 5:15 p.m. today Where: Clovis-Carver Library North Annex Commissioners will decide Thursday on a proposal from Great Lakes Airlines to continue flights from Clovis to Albuquerque. A two-year Department of Transportation program that awards subsidies to airlines that serve rural communities expires in May. Cheyenne, Wyo., based Great Lakes […]

Editorial: Child insurance program only proves costly

The great American journalist H.L. Mencken tried to tell us, way back in 1920: “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” That’s a pretty good characterization of the $115 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly known as SCHIP, that President Obama signed earlier […]

eb. 8, 2009: Birth Announcements

Aragon Michael Andrew Aragon was born Dec. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Hospital, to Michael and Mercie Aragon of Tucumcari. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces. He has two sisters, Lisa, 16, and Briana, 8. Grandparents are Jose (Lupe) Martinez and Andy and Corinne Pulido of San Mateo, Calif. Great-grandparent is Donaciana Jimenez.

Regarding goals, perceptions matter

By Margie Blatnik: Guest Columnist Our perceptions matter a great deal when it comes to achieving our goals.

Rodeo great called New Mexico home

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Robert Anderson Crosby was born to ranching parents in Midland, Texas,Feb. 27, 1897. Called “Bob” Crosby, he was one of four other youngsters when the family moved to a ranch near Kenna eight years later. From a very young age a horse was his mode of transport whether it be […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Anniversaries

Lopez Jake and Beatrice Lopez of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12, 2009. The couple was married Jan. 12, 1959, in Las Vegas, NM. They have 6 children, 16 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. He is a maintenance supervisor for La Casa Family Health Center and currently a Roosevelt County Commissioner. She […]

Israelis capable of fighting back without U.S. aid

Freedom New Mexico The ferocity of the Israeli response to continuous rocket fire into its territory from Gaza was designed to send Hamas and, indeed, the world a message. The question, of course, is what that message may be, especially given that the scale of the campaign, which could last for months, is quite obviously […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Anniversaries

Griggs Garland and Sue Griggs of Tucumcari will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The couple was married Dec. 16, 1948, in Clovis. They have five children, 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is retired from the U.S Postal Service. She is a retired homemaker and retired daycare provider. Fitz Rex and Charlene Fitz […]

33rd Great American Smokeout set for Thursday

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico

a view from under the pew: the great ob-word nightmare

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift key, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the great ob-word nightmare last night boss i woke upwith a terrible nightmare as always i was […]

First Person: Bingo is her game-o

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Glenda Null finds joy in ovolunteering for local seniors. Glenda Null, 54, calls bingo at a senior residence center, Dumpster dives for clothes to donate and makes rounds to homes of the elderly that are unable to leave their homes. She turned to volunteering after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid […]

Farmers: Weather great for peanut harvest

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Kenneth Cox dumps a load of freshly harvested peanuts into a trailer Wednesday evening southeast of Dora. Cox said the crop is average this year. He expects to be done harvesting in about three days. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico This summer’s weather has had an effect on the […]

Oct. 24 Letters to the Editor

Support bonds benefitting schools It has been a great honor to live in this area for over 40 years and know these communities are conservative and productive. This is a time of great challenges. Being in business in both Clovis and Portales, I have seen firsthand the difficulties that getting credit has brought on individuals. […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Birthdays

Cole Christine Cole of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the community center, 1504 Red Cloud Place. The celebration will be hosted by family, friends and relatives. She was born Oct. 12, 1918, in Virginia. She has four children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and […]

Physical work can be great medicine

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Physical work can be really good medicine. I’m convinced that “health surveys” need to add a few questions to the traditional ones about cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate, etc. I’d suggest a few like these: • Do you know where the pull start rope on your lawn mower is? Have […]

Sept. 21, 2008 Anniversaries

Martin George and Benita Martin of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2008, at the Red Lobster restaurant in Clovis. Their children and grandchildren hosted a celebratory luncheon. The couple was married Aug. 29, 1948, in Hazelton, Kan. They have two children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is a retired roadmaster […]