Beware faulty memories at reunions

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Here’s a knee jerker for you nostalgia buffs — beware of reunions! They’re hazardous to your mental health and won’t do your liver any favors either. I recently participated in a reunion of sorts that ranked up there with all get-togethers I’ve experienced over the years. It took place at […]

as the worm churns

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except the hyphens and the dashes. spring is about to spring on me soon boss here i am glowing in the warm […]

CHS’ 1979 title team to be feted Saturday

By Dave Wagner Perhaps the best boys basketball team in the history of Clovis High School is scheduled to be honored at halftime of Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. It’s the 25th anniversary of the 1979 Class 4A state title for the Wildcats, who ran up a 27-1 record […]

Muleshoe pastor guided by God to help roper

By Rick White Steve Friskup will humbly tell you he didn’t know what to do, frozen by uncertainty as a crowd gathered around a fellow calf roper who lay sprawled in the dirt, felled by an apparent heart attack. Don West, who had just finished a run in an amateur roping event in Stephenville, Texas, […]

How to speak woman, a man’s guide

Bob Huber You ladies undoubtedly want to go in the other room and talk about whatever it is you talk about when you get together, because we guys will be smoking cigars in here, talking football, and we’ll flat out bore you to death. Aw, don’t thank me. We’ll miss you. Have they gone? Can […]

Wife’s list secret to successful column

Bob Huber I spent time recently reading my wife’s daily journals, a set of diaries dating back more than 50 years to the day we married. Without going into detail, I have to say we award-winning journalists must occasionally resort to this type of devious activity in order to capture more prizes and get a […]

Wildcats win at Plainview

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Seniors Matt Appleman and Tyrell Northcutt went 2-3 to lead the Clovis High boys cross country team to victory on Saturday in the Plainview Invitational. The Wildcats, who lost by one point to host Hereford in the season-opening Borger Invitational on Aug. 30, finished with 40 team points this time […]

Texas 11 not exactly roughing it at hotel

By Ned Cantwell Texas lawmakers are in New Mexico for an extended stay. These guys, like true American patriots before them, have grit. They have guts. They have determination. They have first class room service. They have found, like most Texans, New Mexico is a fun place to spend the summer. The 11 Texas Democratic […]

Blame it all on dog days now upon us

By Bob Huber Now in these dog days of summer, folks are looking in a mirror to decide if they ever want to go swimming again in public. Which brings up the subject of dog days, and why we even pay attention to them. Dog days occur from about July 3 to Aug. 11, and […]

July replete with fairly odd occurrences

By Bob Huber It’s time once more to celebrate the invention of the typewriter, the little machine that enabled us old-time newspersons to write more and say less. It was patented July 14, 1886, by three guys from Milwaukee named Sholes, Glidden and Soule. It’s not clear from my scholarly research why three men were […]

Great gifts for father’s Day, from A to Z

Now that Mother’s Day is just a tumbleweed on yesterday’s fencepost, it’s time to light the big bonfire under Father’s Day, which is June 16. (Lots of bells and whistles here accompanied by more prize-winning metaphors.)  Anyway, why should the distaff side of parenthood get all the hullabaloo each year? I mean, isn’t it enough […]

Tumbleweeds toss memories to mind

By Bob Huber As long as we’re preoccupied with plucking tumbleweeds from our teeth, it should be noted that guys in white jackets label this rambling sticker bush Solsola tragus. A less scientific moniker is “Russian thistle” or “pig weed,” which is related loosely to the goosefoot family. I knew you’d want to hear that. […]