A view from under the pew: melody the monarch

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist melody the monarch dear amos i ve been having funvolunteering at thelittle mousey schooldown the street especially with thosekindergartners uncle -they re so cute withtheir wide eyesfull of awe was i everthat wayuncle but anywaythe cool thing waswhen they learnedbout butterflies andhow they go from asad woeworm to abeautiful […]

Politics focuses on family

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist It seems that parenting has become a hot ticket when it comes to politics. This has always been the case in one way or another. A single candidate has always been viewed with suspicion, even by single voters, and having children has always been a basic credential. Fair or not, […]

Special Olympics money lost

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Chris Morgan said she is having a hard time forgiving herself. She’s already making more blankets to sell and maybe she’ll organize a yard sale. She’s determined her daughter and other area Special Olympics athletes won’t have to skip a beat. Saturday morning, Morgan said she got an oil […]

Having fun with hypotheticals

By Kevin Wilson In his pop-culture book, “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs,” Chuck Klosterman has a series of hypothetical questions that makes you consider your world (i.e. If cats could read, would they find Garfield to be an insulting caricature?), and perhaps yourself. I’ve been dabbling in hypotheticals myself, and here are some questions Professor […]

VA loan ceilings may be on rise

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist With thousands of service members and veterans having lost homes or facing foreclosure as the mortgage crisis continues, lawmakers are pushing legislation to raise VA loan ceilings, lower VA funding fees and expand the VA’s ability to help veterans refinance loans they can’t afford. The Department of Veterans Affairs, meanwhile, […]

Salmonella scare having little effect locally

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer New Mexico residents aren’t seeing red. Since food establishments pulled tomatoes due to Salmonella risks on Friday, local restaurants are noticing a visual impact on food, but not much else. “Nobody’s really said anything about it,” said Misty Baca, a store manager at Clovis’ Mabry Street Dairy Queen. “We […]

Letters to the Editor: School annual debate continues

By having gay couples in this year’s Clovis High School yearbook I believe yearbook staff members Jessie Hardison and Maggie Chavez have tried to bring the city of Clovis into the 21st Century. The fact that some residents and business owners are threatening to pull advertising and support for the schools shows just how behind […]

Debate over school annual continues

By having gay couples in this year’s Clovis High School yearbook I believe yearbook staff members Jessie Hardison and Maggie Chavez have tried to bring the city of Clovis into the 21st Century. The fact that some residents and business owners are threatening to pull advertising and support for the schools shows just how behind […]

Cannon Community May 9

Stock up and save The Cannon Air Force Base Commissary is having its Worldwide Case Lot Sale today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cannon Idol plans auditions Auditions to become Cannon Air Force Base’s first “Cannon

Seniors coping with rising costs on fixed income

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mary Dodd of Melrose was shopping Wednesday at S&S Supermarket. She said the economy has changed the way she shops, but she’s paying the difference because “you have to have food.” By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior citizens said they are coping with the high price of gas […]

March 27, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1:30 p.m. Saturday, an officer responded to the emergency room for a stabbing victim. A man said he was attacked when he went to help his younger brother who said he was having trouble with some guys. The man said he […]

Muleshoe bomb threat a hoax

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The area around Muleshoe State Bank was blocked off for more than two hours Wednesday as police responded to a bomb threat, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda.

Holiday special to native Italian

Anita Doberman Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were new and colorful, […]

Holiday special for native Italian

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were new […]

Letters to the Editor: Zoo’s evolution impresses patron

Having grown up in Clovis many years ago and having lived five blocks west of the zoo, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much it has improved over the years. While visiting relatives during July, we had the pleasure of touring the zoo and meeting some of the workers. The staff was friendly and […]

Temporary disability changes outlook

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Life came to a standstill this past week as I went under the knife and had surgery as far down as you can go, on my foot. It didn’t matter what pressing matters I needed to attend to or not. I wasn’t going to be going anywhere, at least not […]

Surgery not instant fix

By Anita Doberman: Columnist A few days ago, I was waiting for an aerobics class to start when I casually started chatting with a woman standing next to me. Thirty seconds into our superficial conversation, my new friend couldn’t contain her excitement, and told me that in two days she would have some “work” done, […]

Wedding bells ring for couples at base chapel

Janet Taylor-Birkey It’s still the season for brides and bells, and in addition to the afternoon rendition of the Star Spangled Banner wafting across the grounds at Cannon, one may occasionally hear strains of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. Having a wedding at Cannon can be a meaningful experience for those affiliated with the military, but prospective […]

Commander's Action Line

Q:I’m a base employee with a concern about POV traffic inflow around 6 a.m. weekdays. It seems there are certain days when traffic inflow is backed up over the bridge and there’s only one inflow gate open. We spent so much to improve the gate but it doesn’t seem like we’re using it like we […]