JoePa had obligation to notify police

Freedom New Mexico It is unclear how much detail legendary Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno knew from the eyewitness account related to him in 2002 by a graduate assistant who said he saw assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with a young boy in the locker room showers. But Paterno knew enough to bring it […]

Important to reach out in Jesus’ name

When I was teaching, I used my made up idea of The Ethiopia Concept to prompt the students to concentrate on three different questions: Have you been to Ethiopia? Do you know anyone in Ethiopia? Do you know where Ethiopia is? Then most of my students missed out on the first two questions. None had […]

Remembering Sept. 11

What do you remember about the day our homeland was attacked: Sept. 11, 2001? I remember it was just another morning of walking my dogs then returning home to find reports on television of a plane flying into the World Trade Center. Then as I watched a second plane hit. Then I knew these weren’t […]

Jesus can be found in books other than Bible

Curtis Shelburne Oh, my aching back! I knew it would hurt today. I spent too much time yesterday on a bar stool. Oh, you thought . . . No, I was sitting on a stool at the “bar” in our kitchen. I like to work there, but my back doesn’t like it when I do. […]

Area resident organizing 42 tournament in Clovis

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File photo Faye Keener of Portales grabs the dominoes to shuffle with a smile after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during a warm up for last year’s New Mexico State 42 Tournament at the Texico Senior Center. Saturday’s 42 tournament is rock ‘n’ roll themed and will take place […]

McGee: Antimatter matters

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Last Saturday was supposed to be the beginning of the end of the world, according to a television preacher from California and his followers. I remember another time when some people thought the world as we knew it would come to an end. It was 1997 when some “New Age” […]

Bravado sometimes only an act

Bud and Kathy ride horses, of course, but they also like to ride mules, especially in rough country. Awhile back they bought a new mule, and Bud was ready to try him out. Kathy knew she couldn’t quite trust the one they already had but she didn’t know the new one at all, so she […]

Fishing lessons need to be passed

A s I watched the end of my fishing pole start to dance instead of reacting quickly, I casually picked it up and reeled it in a few yards. I knew even before the pole started to wiggle it wasn’t a fish. It was a youngster’s line. I like to fish a lot and I’ve […]

Male giraffe arrives at Clovis zoo

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell feeds an apple to new Hillcrest Park Zoo resident Jay the Giraffe. Jay was delivered at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, with city officials hoping he and Jael will produce offspring. Kevin Wilson Jael knew something had to be up, with the zoo closed […]

Elida native’s book focuses on family, upbringing

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Acosta Kevin Wilson Yolanda Acosta knew she had quite a story to tell, even before she knew the whole thing. The Elida native is getting set to release her book, “Acosta,” a tale of the upbringing she received in Elida and Portales, with emphasis on the career of her late brother Oscar, who was a […]

Family history repeats itself

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Teen program makes way to eastern New Mexico

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Courtesy photo Dallas Jessup travels an average of 10,000 miles a month speaking at high schools, colleges, law enforcement conferences, women’s events and crisis shelters across the country. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Dallas Jessup knew she would be helping her classmates at her Portland, Ore., high school when she made a film about […]

Veterans’ stories need to be told

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us […]

Retirement

Danny Padilla By Patsy Padilla: Special to the CNJ Thirty-five years ago my husband Danny Padilla was looking for his career. A persistent man he was indeed. He would go to the UPS Center on North Prince every morning just to see if they were hiring. He knew at the time they were not but […]

In tribute: Administrator remembered as cornerstone of Clovis education

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Those who knew him, coined him an icon, a cornerstone and, in some ways, the heart of Clovis education circles for the last 40 years. Jim McDaniel, former assistant superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools, died Sunday in Charleston, S.C., from a heart attack, friends said. In his early 60s, […]

Education feature: Hope center provides faith-based tutoring

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Whiz Kids tutor Tami Daale helps a student with reading during a group’s weekly tutoring session at Central Baptist Church. Whiz Kids provides one-on-one tutoring and mentoring at four elementary schools in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Steve Reshetar saw the results. He knew it helped. He knew […]

Pink Ladies establish scholarship with donated inheritance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pat McDaniel presented the Pink Ladies Women’s Auxilary with a plaque commemorating Margaret Jones and the scholarship the women’s auxiliary will establish in her name at the organization’s annual banquet Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Anyone who knew Margaret Jones knew she was […]

Editorial: Lead poisoning not only issue in ATV ban

The federal government has an important message for you: Eating your all-terrain vehicle may be hazardous to your health. Perhaps you already knew this. It doesn’t matter — poorly written federal legislation has taken control of the situation, inadvertently banning the sales of youth ATVs and ATV parts. The cause of this ban, which seriously […]

Goodwill Industries offers employment programs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Olga Sterling began working at Goodwill Industries of New Mexico in Clovis in November as part of the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which trains low-income seniors age 55 and older for employment, including computer skills. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After going through an alcohol rehabilitation program, Harry […]

Ethics in peanut butter case questionable

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I don’t know if I coined this term; I rather doubt it. Nonetheless, I find it a useful one, and have even used it in ethics classes that I have taught. Immediately, the class gets the sense of what I am talking about, when I refer to “flexible ethics.” Maybe […]