Females focus on weight too much

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Most of us make resolutions in the New Year and probably have a hard time keeping them even for the month of January. On top of this list there usually is the timeless favorite “losing weight” resolution. It lasts for about one to two weeks and then goes out the […]

First Person: Santa Claus

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson Saylor Garza, 4, tells Santa she wants a “Baby Alive” doll for Christmas. Randy Rhue said he makes sure the real Santa gets the message about what kids want. When he walks in the room, all eyes, young and old, are on him. But peel away the beard, the faux […]

Dec. 22, 1917

Five hundred Clovis residents became members of the National Red Cross during their volunteer drive. … The Hardwick Brothers gave a free Christmas show for Clovis youth and handed out popcorn balls and peanuts. … Antlers Cafe claimed to offer “the kind of meals you get at home” in an advertisement.

Photographer shares Iraq experience

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico In his 50s, photojournalist Jim Spiri didn’t have to go to Iraq to fulfill a commitment to an employer. He made up his mind to do it on his own, in his own way. “I felt compelled to share what the average soldier does today,” Spiri said from his […]

Education Feature: Schools stress parents’ input

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools officials said there are a few things to remember when the first report cards of the year are issued next Thursday. They said parents should understand the importance of being involved in their child’s education and know there are programs available to help struggling students. “Let […]

Couple falls victim to tornado, burglary

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An elderly Clovis couple who lost their house to the March 23 tornado said they were devastated again by burglaries to their property. Delbert and Pearl Tivis had lived in their home on South Prince Street for almost 40 years when the tornado decimated it, leaving it uninhabitable. They […]

Letters to the Editor: Blood-alcohol level beside point

Regarding recent events surrounding Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas: I would like to raise some very serious concerns. I am truly appalled that our city commissioners actually have the gall and audacity to think it is acceptable for Thomas to keep his job. I realize he was under the legal limit for drunken drivers when […]

Rainy days, motorcycles, and wisdom’s kids

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As I write this morning, it’s raining outside — a beautiful, soaking, life-giving rain — the kind you wake up to and wish you could nap to all day.   I love it, but it does have my wings clipped a bit. You see, rain is not particularly conducive […]

Tornado tales: Clovis parent surprised by damage

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Cody Johnson figured the obvious — her mobile home probably wasn’t safe for her or for 6-year-old Kaitlyn during Friday’s tornado. They rushed to a friend’s house, and realized she wasn’t the only one in a hurry as visibility worsened. “It was raining so hard, and hailing so hard,” […]

Good questions not as memorable

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Some people say I ask too many questions. Can you believe that? A journalist asking a lot of questions? I don’t ask a lot of questions, do I? And if I do, what’s wrong with that? At school, even in college, we’re told: “The only stupid question is an unasked […]