Reaction to change controllable

A friend of mine had lunch Tuesday in Lubbock. I don’t know what she had, but I do know she’s probably not going back there. She got a fortune cookie after her meal, and the fortune read, “Did you enjoy your meal? Order another one to go.” Really? It’s one thing to try to upsell […]

Seeking local discussion on liberty

While liberty is a full-time passion of mine, writing about it is merely a part-time urge. A pretty strong urge that will not be ignored, but one which can be delayed when necessary. Life is usually pretty full of other things, which tend to get in the way of things I plan to write about; […]

Military mama: Children are a matter of perspective

There is a hierarchy when it comes to children. Mine are adorable, brilliant and naughty on occasion. My friends’ kids are cute, smart and have their moments. Strangers’ children are loud, unruly and often need to learn manners. It’s all a matter of perspective. Though environment also weighs heavily on just how much cute a […]

McGee: Aging gracefully

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist A friend of mine emailed me and reminded me to ask my doctor for the shingle vaccine. “That means he thinks you’re old,” she said from the next room. I ignored that comment. I was amazed to hear they had a vaccine for shingles. “Wow isn’t that amazing, a shot […]

Corrections cause more confusion

A friend of mine was going shopping with a friend. She was concerned she’d get to talking with a friend and would forget to pick up a specific item she needed the next day unless I texted her during the trip. I waited about 30 minutes, texted, “Dozen eggs.” She texted back, “Love you.” I […]

God accepts us no matter our outward appearance

By Judy Brandon: Relgion columnist In another city, a friend of mine was eating lunch with her grandchildren at the food court of a mall. There wasn’t much activity going on at the mall that day but things really picked up when three large yellow school buses pulled up in the sprawling mall parking lot. […]

Class takes over dig site

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Students from Eastern New Mexico University work at a dig site that had been abandoned for the past 40 years. The students were part of a summer field class held at Blackwater Draw which ended on Friday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico One dig site at Blackwater Draw, for […]

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Bingaman, Udall and Teague: Chino mine workers eligible for federal assistance

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, and Representative Harry Teague, today applauded news that the U.S. Department of Labor has determined that workers laid off from the Chino mine are eligible for federal assistance. The New Mexico lawmakers urged then-Labor Secretary Elaine Chao in a December letter to quickly approve any application made for […]

God’s way is to give selflessly

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist A close friend of mine lives in a larger city. Frequently she has told me of the homeless people who stand on busy corners holding signs that read, “Homeless and hungry. Anything helps.” Sometimes my friend would encounter three or four of these people a day. Sometimes drivers handed money […]

Memory from 1978 Clovis tragedy endures

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist A lady friend of mine in Clovis has asked me to re-print the 1978 tragedy column in Clovis concerning the botulism attack to alert those who haven’t heard of it. One of the most dreaded food-borne poisons known to man struck Curry County on Friday night, April 4, 1978. A […]

It’s mine

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A young female ferret explores the Clovis Animal Control office Thursday afternoon. The ferret was found Monday in a dog pen. Clovis Animal Control officers are trying to ferret out the facts. Until then, a foot-long, 1-pound ferret will just have to stay at the shelter until her true owner […]

Tragedy teaches several lessons

Families whose loved ones are in professions where there is a concrete possibility of losing their lives, expect that those in charge live up to their responsibilities and do their best to ensure the safety of their employees, be it military personnel – active duty, retired, veterans — police officers, firefighters, miners and many others. […]

Tragedy teaches lessons

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Families whose loved ones are in professions where there is a concrete possibility of losing their lives expect those in charge to live up to their responsibilities and do their best to ensure the safety of their employees, be it military personnel – active duty, retired, veterans — police officers, firefighters, […]

House committee shelves medical marijuana bill

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A House panel has shelved a Senate-passed bill that would have allowed patients suffering from illnesses like cancer or AIDS to use marijuana prescribed by a doctor to alleviate their pain. With the end of the legislative session set for Thursday, the move likely kills the bill for this […]

Only one miner survives

TALLMANSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — In a stunning and heartbreaking reversal, family members were told early Wednesday that 12 of 13 trapped coal miners were dead — three hours after they began celebrating the news that they were alive. The sole survivor, Randal McCloy, was in critical condition with a collapsed lung and dehydration but no […]

Horton, Wendell

Services: Have been held. Wendell D. Horton Sr., 63, of Navajo Dam, died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Navajo Dam. He was born on May 10, 1941, in Clovis, to Willard K. Horton and Estelle Paddock. He married Sylvia Ellen Beasley on March 3, 1962, in Farmington. He worked in road construction until 1969, when […]

Fourth a good time for friends

By Clyde Davis Many will get together with friends over the upcoming patriotic holiday. Your best friend should be the one you sleep next to every night, but how about all those other friends and the web of relationships that we don’t even think about? A column on friendship could read like Jesus’ illustration on […]

Web great to promote business

By Tom DiFrancesca In last week’s column, I wrote about a couple of Internet success stories, and I asked for my readers to send in their own. I did receive one this week, from Mr. Robert Schriefer of Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s a loyal reader and receives my column each week through a subscribable mailing list. […]