Hospice provides invaluable service

Anita Doberman The last few days of life for a person with a terminal condition are challenging both for the patient and for family members. During my grandmother, Nonna Dela’s, last days on this earth, her children, including my own mother, were in a state of complete upheaval. Emotions were raw and took over without […]

Hospice makes bad times bearable

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist The last few days of life for a person with a terminal condition are challenging both for the patient and for family members. During my grandmother, Nonna Dela’s, last days on this earth, her children, including my own mother, were in a state of complete upheaval. Emotions were raw and […]

Letters to the Editor: Foundations control most of America

While listening to “Meet the Press” on TV, someone suggested a “must read” book for all of us. It is titled, “Foundations of Betrayal” by Phil Kent. It’s about large foundations giving large sums of money to colleges and others and then manipulating them. They are buying, selling and betraying America. They are referred to […]

For most part, Nobel winners right on target

By Freedom New Mexico Although some of this year’s Nobel Prizes seemed more like politically correct stretches than rewards for genuine achievement, several brought to public attention the achievements of scientists who have contributed significantly to developments we almost take for granted. Perhaps most noteworthy in this respect was the prize in physics, awarded to […]

Romantic gifts not necessarily costly

By Clyde Davis: Columnist It may be true that the thermometer in your car, as did mine, read 94 degrees last week. That makes it hard to think about Christmas. But in the tradition of encouraging and enhancing romancing, it is time for most of us to think about Christmas presents for the MVW (most […]

9-23 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Remodel: Great Home Makeovers from Connecticut to California by Matthew Schoenherr explains the seven keys to a successful makeover and shows you how to create the perfect place out of the not-so-perfect space you currently call home. Dead Connection by Alafair Burke focuses on Detective […]

Secret passwords have lost luster

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Am I the only person on the planet who was sincerely shocked to hear this week that the most common password for secret passwords is “password?” Duh! If your “becoming-more-complex-by-the-minute life” is anything like mine, then you’ve started to notice you need a filing cabinet to keep track of all […]

Effectiveness of Constitution depends on us

By Freedom Newspapers Sept. 17, 1787, is one of a handful of dates that have changed the world. It was the day a group of men, representing colonies that had recently won independence from England, put forth a rather short and simple, yet dynamic, document that prescribed how their new nation would be run. People […]

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 […]

God walks with us all along life’s journey

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist I just saw something I thought I’d never see — but this week I’ve already seen a wad of things in that category.   I’m presently in the air over northern Africa. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a light flash on outside the window. The […]

8-19 Library books

The following books are available in the Clovis-Carver Public Library: American Art in the Columbus Museum by Brigette Foley was given by the faculty and staff of the West College of Education in memory of Ruth Gore. This breathtaking volume contains a remarkable collection of 101 works of painting, sculpture and decorative arts from notable […]

Retiree aids education with fund-raising

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Courtesy photo Helen Miles, right, receives flowers and a crown from Tan-Terrific Federated Women’s Club President Phyllis Salguero as Education Queen for raising the most money for scholarships in the state association’s program. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Since retiring from nursing, Helen Miles of Clovis hasn’t stopped helping people, whether they are trying […]

Keep your eyes on God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist When I was a little lad, old enough to ride a bicycle but not nearly old enough to drive a car, somewhere in the pre-teen larva stage, my family and I (those of us who were still at home) spent some evenings doing what families now almost never do: […]

Thank You Letters: Burglary victims thankful for support

As the victims of the burglary/vandalism/arson that occurred earlier this month, we want to express our most heart-felt thanks to the scores of people who have offered their comfort and support over the past few days. Cannon Air Force Base, the Operations Support Squadron and the Airfield Operations Flight have shown once again that the […]

Iraq invasion motivating factor for terrorists

By Freedom Newspapers A summary of a draft of a new National Intelligence Assessment on Iraq reportedly concludes “that al-Qaida has reconstituted its core structure along the Pakistani border and may now be a stronger and more resilient organization than it appeared a year ago,” as Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball put it. Homeland […]

Republicans use Democrat’s play to block bills

By Freedom Newspapers The first 100 days of Nancy Pelosi’s reign of error as speaker of the House have come and gone. Several times over, actually. And what does Congress have to show for it? Little to nada, legislatively speaking, and even lower public approval ratings than the besieged President Bush. Not that we’re complaining. […]

Entertainment doesn’t have to be costly

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Summer is half over. We are allotted a finite number of summers. What then to do, if you have felt that summer 2007 is passing you by? Here are some suggestions, with parameters. The parameters are distance, expense and a disclaimer. First the disclaimer: You do not have to be in […]

Letters to the Editor: Needle program encourages addicts

When did we vote to help drug users with their habit? I was livid when I read the article in the June 1 newspaper, “Official: Needle exchange program working.” We are assisting a way of life that I do not condone. We have tried educating the public and anyone can see from being around users […]

Death penalty process lengthy

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If Stanley Bedford receives the death penalty, he’ll be in exclusive company — New Mexico’s death row — and odds are he’d be there for a while. Bedford was convicted Thursday of two counts each of murder and kidnapping and other charges in connection with the March 3, 2005, […]

Education Feature: Teacher paints her way into retirement

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Deanna Coffman cleans out her files as she prepares for retirement from teaching art, photography and ceramics at Clovis High School. Coffman also taught in several other school districts in New Mexico and Texas. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer When school bells rang a few weeks ago signaling the […]