Chaplain enjoys serving soldiers

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Courtesy photo: Airman 1st Class Randi RickardsCapt. Eusebia Rios of Cannon Air Force Base takes aim during a dodgeball game. By Janet Taylor-Birkey: Freedom Newspapers Capt. Eusebia Rios can often be seen at squadron briefings, but she’s just as likely to be avoiding a fast speeding ball in a friendly game of dodgeball at the […]

Thank God for ‘Balcony People’

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist The Greater Muleplex — Muleshoe — the little but great community in which I live, lost a longtime citizen and dear friend this week.  During the 21 years my family and I have lived here, just knowing that Inez Bobo’s heart was here and that she loved this place and […]

Car theft reports in Clovis on rise

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Vehicle theft reports in Clovis are on the rise, but officials say most of the cases turn out to be misunderstandings. With a jump of 44 percent in 2005 from 2004, the numbers seem startling at first glance. But Lt. James Schoeffel, Clovis Police Department public information officer, said […]

4/7 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 dashes. the donkey s tale boss willifred the white rat invited me to jump in his tiny time traveler again this week […]

3/17 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. cheetos and faith boss i m facing a lull in my faith life right now a void in my quiet time a […]

Hailey, LaVerne

LaVerne E. Hailey, 72, of Clovis, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at her home. She was born July 26, 1933, to Edward and Margaret Morgan Stacey in Hillside, Colo. She married James Hailey on June 6, 1954, in Westcliffe, Colo. She was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell in Pueblo, Colo., and later in Clovis. […]

Joy Ruth Bradley

Joy Ruth Bradley, 83, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born May 4, 1922, in Loraine, Texas, to Alma and Floyd T. Kennedy. Her family moved to Portales when she was a small child. She graduated from Portales High School in 1940. She was a nurse […]

Christmas strong as weakest link

By Curtis Shelburne I don’t usually think of Christmas and chains as going together, unless I’m reading about the ponderously-chained ghost of Christmas Past who so terrorized old Ebenezer Scrooge! But I believe this to be true: Christmas is a “chain,” which is only as strong as its weakest link. If Christmas deals only with […]

Weathering the storm — hurricanes have early impact on pumpkin market

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Servando Lopez (left) and Carlos Gonzales unload pumpkins from a truck to a conveyor belt to be sorted Monday afternoon at Davis Farms in Clovis. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson)photo: Sharna Jo By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Every October, Jacqueline Davis searches for the perfect pumpkin. Her mission, however, is a little different than average […]

8/12 view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. wbu ladybug leader leaving wayland bugtussle university is wailing boss and a low-grade terror has struck the campus carol green the ladybug dean […]