Feb. 19, 2008 Meetings Watch

What: Curry County Commission Meeting When: 9 a.m. today Where: Curry County Courthouse Agenda items include: • An agreement with the state to clean up right of ways entering the county. County Commissioner Tim Ashley said complaints about the shabby state of the medians and drainage ditches on state highways coming into town have come […]

Sunbeams shine where they are called

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As a child I was involved in Sunbeams at church. Sunbeams was a mission organization for children. We sang about being a sunbeam for Jesus and bringing light into the world. When my family moved from Kansas City to New Mexico, one lady was saying goodbye to my parents and […]

Dec. 13, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 4 a.m. Dec. 4 an officer responded to a home in the 100 block of Hinkle Street for a man with a knife. A woman said her boyfriend had gone crazy and threatened everyone in the house because […]

Christmas light parade Saturday

CNJ staff The 11th annual Christmas Light Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday. The parade, which is sponsored by Clovis MainStreet, will begin at 14th and Main streets and continue south until it ends at Grand Street. The theme for this year’s event is “Clovis 100 Years in the Making.” According to Clovis […]

Jesus provides light in darkness

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Kansas and parts of Oklahoma and Texas have been in the news lately because of the heavy rains. We had an experience in Kansas years ago when the rain was heavy and the tornadoes were threatening. But just to note how long ago that was, it was before emergency lighting […]

Lawmakers push bulb changes on consumers

By Freedom Newspapers One of the original icons of the modern world could soon be replaced. If environmentalists and climate-change doomsayers have their way, the ubiquitous incandescent light bulb might soon be found only in museums, instead of nearly every building in the United States. That would be a great loss. The soft, warm glow […]

Parting ways

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Donna Gomez is the finance director for the Beacon of Light mission. Disciples call her Momma Donna By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Randy and Donna Gomez have left the Lighthouse Mission after 19 years to start their own drug and rehabilitation program. Randy Gomez said the couple left over […]

Hanukkah history pertinent lesson

By Freedom Newspapers Jews throughout the world have begun the celebration of Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights that commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after Israel regained its independence from the Seleucid or Syrian Greeks in 165 B.C. After Alexander the Great died, the empire he conquered was divided among his generals, […]

Snow delays schools 2 hours

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico awoke to the season’s first snowfall and temperatures in the teens this morning. Icy road conditions led most area schools, including Clovis, to delay starting times by two hours, officials said. Classes at Eastern New Mexico University were set to open at 11 this morning. Most area roads were open, […]

The Worst Lies May Be the Ones We Tell Ourselves

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Among the worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Author Keith Miller was right on target when he wrote, “Honesty may not be the doorway into the kingdom of Heaven, but it is the latchstring to every door in the house.” Lots of doors slam shut without it. […]

This Mystery Is Truly One of Celestial Proportions

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist My brother Gene recently wrote about a fractured star. What? You say they fracture all the time? No, I’m not talking about Hollywood stars; I’m talking about a truly celestial star. The star in Gene’s sights was one of the incredibly dense and powerful stars astronomers call “neutron” stars. […]

Missionaries can be found close to home

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Our church’s 75th anniversary is coming up. It was at that church that my father, Dr. Carl Scott, was minster for 25 of the church’s 75-year history. I have many wonderful memories of growing up at the church on Eighth and Hinkle. So in the light of this anniversary, a […]

‘Horsing’ around

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleCindy Vaughan of Clovis competes in the halter division of the showmanship event at the state Special Olympis Equestrian Games Friday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Tonya Fennell and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers With poise and confidence, Cindy Vaughan slowly led her horse into the arena at the […]

Local brief

By CNJ Staff Smoke causes school evacuation Odor and smoke from a fluorescent light fixture prompted the evacuation of Yucca Junior High School Tuesday afternoon, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to a call of smoke and odor in the office area of the school toward the end of the school day, according to Battalion […]

Players’ notions change after all-star week

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Heading into the week of all-star football practices, which culminated in a 24-7 victory for the South on Friday, Clovis linemen Randy Cerda and Aaron Simon may have had certain preconceived notions about some things. At the end of the week, some of those were all but forgotten […]

Teen driver forces examination of habits

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist What kind of a sick, twisted, teenager would voluntarily go to school at 7 a.m. every morning? Now change the question. How far will a teen go to get a driver’s license? The things teens will do these days just to get behind the wheel of a car are interesting. […]

Jesus gives support, comfort in times of grief, crisis

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist I have heard news last week of much sadness: a baby dies and a wonderful young man killed in car accident. I have no words of wisdom and pressed for words of comfort for these situations. I just know that we have an advocate, Jesus Christ. Perhaps this illustration will […]

1/13 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 key, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. it s weird friday amos strange things have been happening to me today boss it s like some black cat has been […]

Hanukkah time to renew vigilance, protect freedom

Freedom Newspapers Hanukkah is sometimes called the “Jewish Christmas” because it occurs at the same time of the year. And this year, as it happens, it actually began on the same day. Hanukkah, however, has its own origins and meaning, and begins with the triumph of the Maccabee guerrilla fighters, around 165 BCE, against the […]