Rights movement continuous process

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers My sister Julie jokes that the national holiday on Jan. 15 is in honor of her birthday. Sorry Julie! Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and it falls on Monday this year, the date of the legal observance. Since 1986, the United States has rightfully honored King, a […]

Jesus’ birth most humble of miracles

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Several years ago I visited a birthing center in a huge metropolitan city. It was a popular place, and women expecting babies put their names on a list months before their due dates so they could take advantage of the state-of-the-art facility. The place looked more like a fancy hotel […]

Ketchup thrower needs Bible lesson on Ahab

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Have you ever known people who don’t act their age? Children act better than some adults. Several years ago I read about two women in the grocery store checkout line. The first one in line had an immense basket packed with food, and the second woman in line had only […]

Political candidates flock to county fair

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer All smiles, shaking hands and meeting new people, politicians from near and far worked the crowd Friday at the Curry County Fair. As locals arrived for a night of fun and games, candidates converged on them hoping to make an impression that will last until the November elections. David […]

At-risk animal programs need federal overhaul

A fter a process that at times took on the tone of the Spanish Inquisition rather than a scientific inquiry, a panel of experts has declared the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse a bona fide subspecies once again — giving the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service all the political cover it needs to keep “mighty mouse” […]

Don’t mistake resolve for arrogance and disdain

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist With apologies to the makers of the 1994 film, it’s never been “the madness of King George” that troubled me. No, it was the arrogance, a hubris so awesome and awful you tended to forget George is not, in fact, a king but a president. One might have been forgiven […]

King, J. C. (Clint)

J. C. (Clint) King, 89, of Portales died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Scottland, Ill., to Mahree and John T. King. He lived in Illinois and Indiana until 1980, when he retired and settled in Portales. He graduated from high school in […]

‘Covenant’ book could reignite imaginations

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist “The Covenant With Black America” is not a fun read. Not unless you’re the wonky type who likes to snuggle up with a good policy proposal. One would assume there aren’t nearly enough wonks in the world to put a book like that within shouting distance of the New York […]

Lord, I’ve got this great plan …

By Curtis K. Shelburne I haven’t read from the King James Version of the Bible for years, and it’s never been my main version for preaching. As beautiful as the language can be, I’ve never thought it was good stewardship for me to take time in the pulpit to explain words that in a more […]

King, Ryan

Ryan Lee King, 34, of Albuquerque, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 25, 1971, to Gerald Lee and Jauquetta Bryant King in Albuquerque. He was a guitar player who loved to play music, family members said. He worked as a musician in Grandma’s Music Store and booked […]

Democracy grossly unfair

By Bob Huber: Local columnist It’s spring again. Daffodils are sprouting, cranes are flying north, and you’re trying to sell one of your kids to pay for gas for your summer vacation. Oh yeah, and city elections are also taking place, which doesn’t warrant a big applause, but any psychiatrist worth his sofa will tell […]

2/19 Honors

Blaschke Michelle Blaschke was named to the at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, for the semester. She is the daughter of Terry and Cathy Blaschke of Clovis. Chisum Megan Chisum of Clovis was named to the dean’s list at the University of New Mexico college of nursing for the fall 2005 semester. Fowler Tyla […]

2/17 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 9, 2006 through Wednesday: • Joe Franklin Sena, 32, to Regina Marie Chavez, 32, both of Clovis • Edilberto Gonzalez, 22, to Kayleigh Elizabeth King, 19, both of Clovis • Valentine Chavez IV, 22, to Brandie Angel Cordova, 21, both of Clovis • Luke […]

New Mexico Ag Expo on its way

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The 2006 New Mexico Agricultural Expo will feature everything from old tractor driving games, quilt and fashion shows to important, up-to-date industry developments for dairymen, ranchers and farmers. There are also several demonstrations and vendors for the families who tour the Ag Expo, which has no entry fee. […]

Residents march in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rodney Hendricks Jr., 8, stood outside the Legacy Life Family Church in the cold wind Monday morning as he listened to the words of Rev. Phillip Landers during a rally in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The words were written decades […]

MLK breakfast commemorates civil rights leader

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Col. Dolores Forrest, with the 27th Medical Group, was the keynote speaker at the 2006 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast Saturday at Clovis High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A young, black girl stood on top of a box, silent, while her white classmate spoke to the […]

King’s speech still inspires decades later

Freedom Newspapers “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” — Martin Luther King Jr. When it comes to historical figures, people often feel either a need to embrace them entirely, ignoring or denying contradictory or troubling things that they said or did. The […]

Area to celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. could be in jeopardy, according to President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Clovis Joyce Pollard. “A lot young people today don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. — about what he stood for, about what he fought for,” the […]

Two killed in train, truck collision

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Freedom Newspapers: Andy Jackson Deputies from the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office investigate the scene of a deadly crash between a semi-tractor truck and a train Friday afternoon a mile north of Bovina. Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers BOVINA — The driver and passenger in a truck died Friday afternoon after the vehicle collided with a Burlington […]

Cordy King

Mrs. Cordy Luman King, 92, of Ennis, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, in Ennis. She was born Sept. 25, 1912, in Wood County, Texas, to Molly and Silas Pruden. Mrs. King grew up in Wood County. She married Joe Luman Oct. 20, 1929. Soon after their marriage they moved near Lubbock, and in 1940 […]