Farmer’s yogurt based on wife’s family recipe

Tonjia Rolan Andle van der Ploeg loves yogurt. He particularly loves his wife, Sjierkje’s, homemade family recipe from the Netherlands. “We just couldn’t find yogurt in the states like my wife makes all the time at home,” Van der Ploeg said. Yogurt is a natural for the Van der Ploegs, who own Mid Frisian dairy, […]

Jesus loves us regardless of our faults

I read an advertisement for puppies last week. The advertisement was in a city in Texas in the local paper. The advertisement read: “Don’t settle for second best! Exclusive looks. Top breeder with excellent credentials. Elite clientele. Puppies $600!” But I also heard about a different pet story two weeks ago. My niece and nephew […]

Customer rapport key to sales

Karl Terry Everybody loves a bargain — maybe even more so in these tight economic times. That could also explain the popularity of the shows “Pawn Stars” and “American Pickers” on History Channel. We would all like to think we’re wheelers and dealers but when it comes to our own hard-earned money on the table […]

Educator loss leaves long lasting impact

Freedom New Mexico Every death is a tragedy. Every person loves and is loved by many people. Everyone has affected the lives of countless others during the course of his life. Shock compounds the loss when it is sudden and unexpected, like Monday’s horrific accident near Saltillo, Mexico, that killed at least 11. Some of […]

First person: Family man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo City sanitation worker, Leo Garcia, enjoys spending time with his family. Leo Garcia, 29, spends time with his family and said he loves his job at the city of Clovis’ landfill. For him, what makes the job is the people around him. Second family: I love my job because of […]

Our father in heaven loves grandfathers, too

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist I need to go see my granddaughter. Yes, I know. You wonder, “How can such a young man already be a grandfather?!” It is indeed a great mystery. But I assure you, I am a grandfather. True to the breed, I affirm that, of any accolade or degree […]

God’s love not dependent on appearance

God loves ordinary people. It is almost too good to be true. Maybe that’s why no world religion but Christianity has dared to believe it. When God comes at Bethlehem, he does not come into a clean stable filled with only hygienic and non-allergenic hay, only well-behaved animals and no “droppings,” only high quality, top-of-the-line […]

Lady Cats advance to 4-5A title game

Antiesha Brown scored 15 points and Jasmine McDonald added 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Clovis girls beat Carlsbad 66-34 in a District 4-5A tournament semifinal game Thursday at Rock Staubus Gym. With the win, the Lady Wildcats advance to Saturday’s 4-5A tournament title game at Hobbs. Dave Wagner’s game report will be posted […]

Mayor was a train stopper

Did you know Clovis Mayor David Lansford took 28 offensive charges as a senior basketball player at Clovis High in 1977? He described himself as one of Coach Jimmy Joe Robinson’s “obedient students.” “If he told me to stand in front of a train, I’d do it,” Lansford said. • • • Here’s something Steve […]

Feb. 22 – Drum away

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis band members Jesika Trujillo, left, and Jared Finch drum away between games Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. Both have been playing the drums for four years. Finch said he loves drumming because it’s “the greatest thing in my life.”