Greed: It gets great things done

By Walter Williams Economic ignorance allows us to fall easy prey to political charlatans and demagogues, so how about a little Economics 101? How many times have we heard “free tuition,” “free health care,” and free you-name-it? If a particular good or service is truly free, we can have as much of it as we […]

Police Blotter 8/4/03

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a Main Street library on Thursday in reference to an employee stealing cash intended as a donation to a library committee. A library employee told police she saw a worker take $5 from a woman who was there to […]

Research based on Web can be faulty

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Google is one of many search engines students are using to find information for school papers. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn, CNJ News Editor The story goes something like this: A graduate student logs onto the Internet to research a major paper, finds a site, quotes its content only to find out […]

‘Dances with Wolves’ author tells his rags-to-riches story

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers He was homeless for a year, lived in a garage for awhile, slept on a lot of friends’ couches. The life of a Hollywood screen writer is not all glamour. Michael Blake, 58, a former Eastern New Mexico University student best known as the author of “Dances with Wolves,” told […]

CCC student: New library is a good environment for studying

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First-year Clovis Community College student Mark Garza of Clovis works on a research paper Wednesday at the Dr. W. D. Dabbs Library. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer First year Clovis Community College student Mark Garza didn’t like the school’s old library. The space was cramped, he said, and the […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Club plans ‘Astronomy Day’ activities

By Ryan Lengerich, CNJ Staff Writer On the Web: www.astroleague.org The Clovis Astronomy Club will hold “Astronomy Day” activities from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. Club Secretary Carol Nash said telescopes, displays, giveaways and hands-on activities will take place throughout the afternoon. She said the club has […]

Local company engraves monument for free

Reporter’s Notebook Diane Glaze of Glaze Monument wasn’t looking for publicity when her company decided to provide free engraving for the new veterans’ memorial, but with about $20,000 worth of free labor, Glaze Monument is providing the single largest contribution. “If we need the money that bad we shouldn’t be in business,” Glaze said. “My […]

Organizations 2/8

Curry County Genealogy Society The Curry County Genealogy Society held its February meeting at Carver Public Library with Vice President Don McAlavy presiding. The $10 membership dues were collected from six additional members to the society. Discussion of the Library of Congress project to gather tape interviews from World War II veterans encouraged members to […]

Two CCS employees commended

By Darrell Todd Maurina Kenya Heap, now in her fifth year as librarian at Clovis Christian School, said she loved working at the school even before the Association of Christian Schools International commended her work when the school received accreditation this year. “I worked at other schools and helped out before, but this is my […]

Getting booked: Bookmobile to the rescue

By Jack King Because public libraries are scarce in rural communities, since 1956 the New Mexico State Library has offered bookmobiles that travel large circuits to provide borrowing services, said Paula White, director of Rural Bookmobile East, headquartered in Tucumcari. Last year, White and her staff traveled 22,800 miles to bring borrowing services to readers […]