Mexico needs to change perception of success

Freedom Newspapers A lot of recent data show how Mexico is doing as a country; some figures are surprisingly good; others, however, suggest the country’s progress could come more slowly than we might hope. Mexico’s government reported last week that some 28,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since the government began its crackdown […]

Americans embracing entitlement

I travel a lot. I have crossed the USA about 25 times by car and have also done a good deal of driving in Europe — France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and so on. Some time ago I noticed something that one might wish to explore more systematically than just relying on one’s personal observation. This […]

Area ranch set to host Ride for Life fundraiser

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Courtesy photo Jatonna Hankins, left, the top fundraiser for last year’s Ride for Life, won a hand-tooled saddle presented by ride organizer Amber Workheiser. The event, scheduled for Saturday, raises about $20,000 for Relay for Life. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Fighting cancer is a lot less stressful on horseback. That’s the theory that’s […]

Police blotter — March 25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. March 6 an officer responded to a parking lot in the 3900 block of North Prince Street for a report of a man falling. The caller told the officer he saw a man fall, then get into a vehicle. […]

Cities seek housing solution

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Frankie Lopez, of Double I Construction, plumbs a post Thursday for a picket fence at a home under construction on Ralph Boone Drive in northeast Clovis near the Cannon Air Force Base 801 housing. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Even with their daughters in college, Richard and Louise Weber search […]

Education column: School staff leading by example for literacy

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Growing up, I heard a lot of ‘old sayings’. Some I totally understood and others…not so much.

Commission will look at paving lot at events center at later date

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File photo A motion to pave an overflow parking area at the Special Events Center got no support from commissioners, who said it is costly and premature. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A motion to pave an overflow parking area at the Special Events Center got no support from commissioners, who said it is […]

Child Development Centers to be renovated

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell A new $12 million Child Development Center will replace the current facility on base. Funds will come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base is expecting a lot of families, and it’s expecting a lot of kids in tow. […]

Military feature: Base to expand child development centers

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell A new $12 million Child Development Center will replace the current facility on base. Funds will come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is expecting a lot of families, and it’s expecting a lot of kids in […]

Blight battle: No simple solution

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Duane Castleberry, a magistrate judge in Clovis, said construction of the Prince Street overpass made his lot at the corner of Mabry and Prince streets ‘ once home to KC Mufflers

Bible’s stories accessible to everyone

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Very often newspapers are filled with accounts of children in the United States who have been lost or abducted. It is still a mystery as to the whereabouts of a boy who was camping with his family in the Utah mountains one summer. He was with his dad fishing and […]

Local builders say lot prices hurt affordability

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Local builders say lot prices, material costs and taxes are some of the reasons their homes have to sell at prices higher than Cannon Air Force officials say new personnel can afford. Col. Steven Kimball say the typical military family considers a price range of $100,000 to $150,000 affordable […]

Extension clubs more than gatherings for lonely moms

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian I always thought they were started so lonely mothers could have other women come to give them some company! And that meant us kids would have a lot of stuff to eat. (And they could make a quilt if they had time!) Now that is what I always thought. The […]

Press Release: Stabbing at Stripes

On Monday, December 7, 2009 at approximately 5:30 PM Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the parking lot of the Stripes Convenience Store at the corner of South Prince Street and Brady Avenue in Clovis for a call of a stabbing victim at that location in the parking lot. Upon Officers arrival […]

First Person: Gym owner stays fit for holidays

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Oscar Cleare, a personal trainer, says the best ways to stay fit over the holiday is to remain active and use portion control. Oscar Cleare has been a personal trainer for almost 30 years. He now owns his own gym, Bodies in Motion. His secret to staying fit and healthy […]

Stores hope for busy and safe Black Friday

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Mike Hall has worked a lot of Black Fridays, but he doesn’t really consider the day to be that dark. “The worst part is thinking about it coming, but once it gets here, it’s fun,” said Hall, store manager for Wal-Mart in Portales. “You get to do a lot […]

Hounds win exhibition tilt

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound guard Tralyn Harden creates in the lane in the first half. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds gave a lot of reasons to be optimistic early in Wednesday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Arena. The New Mexico All-Stars responded with a few reasons for the […]

Variety of festivals planned for Halloween

Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Afterschool Program Director Andrea Copenhaver works on a grave for the Portales Recreation Center on Tuesday. The center’s haunted house is going to be open to the public 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and the cost of admission is $5. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Clovis […]

Variety of festivals planned for Halloween

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Afterschool Program Director Andrea Copenhaver works on a grave for the Portales Recreation Center on Tuesday. The center’s haunted house is going to be open to the public 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and the cost of admission is $5. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Clovis […]

Gospel helps us be right with God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist I write and preach a lot about grace. More than a few reasons lie behind that fact. The most obvious is that I need a lot of grace myself. But the next is also true: God’s grace is so amazing that nothing else is worthy of our focus. The […]