Iraq report leaves many questions unanswered

By Freedom Newspapers Perhaps it was unrealistic to expect much more, but given the buildup, Monday’s report on Iraq was a little disappointing. However, it is true that Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker had little to talk about. Perhaps it is to their credit they did not try to inflate […]

Sept. 15, 1930

Dr. A.L. Dillon was re-elected county chairman and Otto Smith was re-elected secretary at the GOP County meeting. … Only one dairy fell below a grade A test in a report made to city officials by Dr. Thos. W. Jones, city milk inspector. … Vicks VapoRub claimed it could be used for headaches, in an […]

Pavarotti work ethic just as powerful as voice

Freedom Newspapers If toward the end he became almost a caricature of himself — expanding in girth, canceling performances, indulging his appetites, leaving his wife for a young secretary, earning barbs from critics for sometimes sloppy performances — there were solid reasons Luciano Pavarotti was the most celebrated opera singer since Caruso. Pavarotti, who died […]

Lady Cats drop opener in shootout

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Las Vegas Robertson beat Clovis 1-0 in shootout in a girls soccer during a first-round game Friday in the Artesia Tournament. The Lady Wildcats held a lopsided 21-6 edge in shots on goal in its first game of the season, but were unable to find the net in regulation play and […]

Temporary disability changes outlook

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Life came to a standstill this past week as I went under the knife and had surgery as far down as you can go, on my foot. It didn’t matter what pressing matters I needed to attend to or not. I wasn’t going to be going anywhere, at least not […]

Christ like first day of school every day

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Oh, the days of buying school supplies. The stores are stocked with them with the long aisles of notebooks, paper, pencils, glue scissors, rulers, crayons, totes and backpacks, all stacked several feet high on the shelves. When I was a child, there were certain preparation activities that surrounded the beginning […]

Don’t reach for stars, reach higher

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We were not told, we were ordered, to pack light this year. And so I did an amazing act, which was nothing short of a miracle, making all my stuff fit into one huge bag. My daughter, Laura, and I recently went once again to a church youth conference, Steubenville […]

Choices determine life’s path

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I wrote about these two long-gone cousins about five years ago, but the time has come to tell their story again. This childhood story illustrates the point that the decisions and choices we make affect us. These two grew up in northeastern Arkansas. In grade school they participated in a […]

Bank receives second bomb threat

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis police officers gather in the parking lot of the Bank of America on Prince Street as they begin securing the area after a bomb threat was reported by the bank. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A bomb threat received by Bank of America on North Prince Street led […]

June 29, 1966

A 3-year-old Clovis girl drowned in the swimming pool at the Silver Spur Motel on East Mabry Drive. … Jessie Dominguez was champion of the Clovis Jaycee Open Golf Tournament for the third straight year. … Marshall Junior High School hosted a “dress review” for 59 4-H girls who wore garments they made. … Bob’s […]

Bottom line doesn’t measure dreams

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “For Rent” read the sign taped to the big plate glass window of an empty store in Clovis. It’s one of a number of empty stores around town. Some have “For Rent” signs, others are just empty, lifeless. This particular storefront caught my eye because not too long ago it […]

Baskett enjoys giving back

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hank Baskett watches his putt on the 10th hole during Saturday’s Tee’d Off About Child Abuse charity golf tournament. The annual tournament was the first held since Baskett took over running the event, which benefits the Oasis Children’s Advocacy Cen By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When the National Football […]

Service in the military a choice that can bring us together

Major Todd Glanzer I grew up an Air Force brat. I don’t remember having a choice. In fact, after the many Permanent Changes of Station moves as a kid, I remember telling my parents, “There’s no way I would join the Air Force.” I didn’t want to serve. But years later what did I do? […]