Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Lost something? Not my problem

Marla Jo Fisher If my kids were cast into an episode of the TV show “Lost,” they would have to stay that way. Forever. This is because I have a very firm rule in my house: I do not look for kid stuff. Period. Exclamation point. End of paragraph. Some people think this one is […]

Martini served with political twist

Caller ID told me it was Barney, my friend from New Jersey. It was a call I had been dreading. Just a few days before, a New Jersey professor had been busted in New Mexico for running a multi-state Internet prostitution ring. I had been unmerciful to Barney, told him to keep his goons at […]

Biogas company takes another step forward

Kevin Wilson PolyGen Energy, LLC, a New Jersey-based biogas energy corporation, took another step Thursday to build a $22 million facility south of Clovis. White Hat Energy had been working with the city and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation since 2006. “That hit right when the economy went south,” CIDC Executive Director Chase Gentry said. […]

Let’s remember our nation’s veterans

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist At the time that I went through my second phase of Army Officer training as a chaplain, the home of the Army Chaplain Corps was Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Among other advantages, this placed us very near the Atlantic Coast or, as they say in Jersey, “de shoare.” One day […]

Photo of the day

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Alyssa’s 7th B-day Notice the cool dad in the background with the awesome Emmitt Smith throwback gators jersey!!! Now that’s gangsta. Submitted by Shawn Martinez

Baskett honored at ceremony

CNJ staff Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett had his No. 18 Wildcats football jersey retired during halftime of the Carlsbad-Clovis boys basketball game Tuesday night, with a packed Rock Staubus Gym cheering on his achievements. A proclamation declaring Tuesday “Hank Baskett Day” from Clovis Mayor David Lansford was read […]

Clovis to retire Baskett’s jersey

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett will have his No. 18 Clovis High football jersey retired today in a ceremony at halftime of the Clovis-Carlsbad boys basketball game at Rock Staubus gym today. Baskett will be the 11th player in Clovis football history to have his jersey retired — […]

CHS to retire Baskett’s football jersey

CNJ staff Clovis High School has announced that the CHS football jersey of Hank Baskett will be retired during a halftime ceremony at the Wildcats’ District 4-5A basketball game against Carlsbad next Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym. Baskett, a 2001 CHS grad, recently completed his rookie season in the NFL, helping the Philadelphia Eagles win […]

Unique for Christmas

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By Sharna Johnson, Kevin Wilson, and Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapsers Editor’s note: Reporters from the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun went shopping this week. Their mission: Find the weirdest Christmas gifts possible. Here’s what they came up with: What it is: .Rose tarantula Price: $17.95 (Don’t forget: small animal keeper $5.99, […]

Homeland Security candidate lacks character

Freedom Newspapers As Mickey Kaus so aptly put it on his recent Web log, whenever a nominee for an important post readily admits that he has an “illegal nanny,” it’s certainly a sign there are far more problems lurking behind the surface. The nanny excuse, he writes, is the modern version of leaving politics to […]

There’s always a critic in every crowd

Ned Cantwell, State Columnist A reader asked recently whatever happened to my friend Barney from New Jersey. I told him Barney and I had a falling out of sorts. Barney is this couch-potato guy who spends all his time reading newspapers and magazines. He finds out what he thinks is wrong with New Mexico and […]

Walker, David

David Walker Services: Have been held. Mr. David G. Walker, 42, of Lubbock, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at his home. He was born on Sept. 27, 1960 in Salem, N.J., to Luke and Dorothy Walker. He graduated from Salem High School. Her served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring from Cannon Air […]

Misspending youth not all it’s cracked up to be

By Bob Huber When I was a kid — a period that hung over my head willy-nilly until I was 60 — Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was an icon of American patriotism. During World War II he spent many colorful Saturday matinees chasing Nazi submarines off Catalina Island. I’ll bet you didn’t know […]