Music can aid future career

By Judy Gambill: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. My mother made sure we had plenty of music in our home. She played the piano, and as a child she sang in […]

Katrina’s victims still in need of aid, support

Freedom Newspapers The stories and pictures of human and economic grief continue to unfold along the devastated path of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast. They show clearly why massive economic aid and citizen assistance is urgently needed. If those needs are not met immediately, we soon will see perilous conditions turn into a raging […]

1940s Portales dog truly amazing

By Clyde Davis Yakki may have been an exceptional dog by any standards. Certainly, in respect to trainability, ability to learn and native intelligence, he was at the top of his class. Yakki lived in Portales in the years around the second World War, and was of the breed known at the time as an […]

Today all fathers desever appreciation

CNJ Editorial S ome are gruff and distant, some are warm and touchy-feely. Stories shared by readers in today’s Lifestyles section are proof that fathers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and temperaments. The best dads are those offering time and affection, nurturing confidence and independence. The means by which those necessities of life are […]

Volunteers needed 3/21

Clovis Special Olympics is seeking volunteers to help with training and coaching our athletes in Track and Field and Equestrian. Training for coaches is available. Information: 762-7494 or 769-3919.

House must halt any middle class tax increases

Editorial Y ou could pay more federal taxes next year, because of legislation enacted by the U.S. Senate last week. The new rule would make it much more difficult for President Bush to extend three of his tax cuts that are set to expire this year: the phase-out of the so-called marriage penalty; raising the […]

Local officials have wish list for Santa Fe

By David Arkin If lawmakers say yes, Clovis residents could soon be driving on a much-improved West Seventh Street. However, it’s anyone’s guess if lawmakers will provide the needed $800,000 for the major Clovis street. The Legislature, which starts its 30-day session on Tuesday, will be faced with a variety of tough issues, including numerous […]

Santa Claus has his own Christmas story

By Ned Cantwell Some years back this writer landed an exclusive interview with Santa Claus and wrote the following report that was, surprisingly, snubbed by CNN but published elsewhere. Ned Cantwell: So, Santa, if you had to do it over again, would you change anything? Santa Claus: Heavens, yes. This whole fat-guy-at-the-North-Pole image was a […]

De Baca jail may get grant

By Darrell Todd Maurina The De Baca County Jail in Fort Sumner may soon get a $75,000 state grant to make urgently needed repairs on its jail and buy additional equipment for the sheriff’s office, according to County Commission Chairman Powhatan Carter III and Rep. Jose Campos. Meeting Tuesday afternoon, the commission reviewed Friday’s jailbreak […]

Education Digest 11/13

Clovis Community College sets on-line registration Clovis Community College students, both new and continuing, may register online Nov. 17 through Jan. 16 for the spring semester. Online registration hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The […]

Court Dispositions 10/24

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: >Josh D. Hinderliter, 29, entered Alford plea (pleaded guilty while maintaining innocence) to aggravated battery. Proceedings suspended, granted conditional discharge, and placed on 364 days supervised probation with special conditions of no contact with victim, no consumption of alcohol or entrance into establishment serving alcohol, […]

2nd anniversary of Sept. 11 must not be forgotten

Can it be almost two years since unbelievable images of death and destruction in America dominated the world’s television screens? Yes, on Sept. 11, 2003, it will have been 24 months since terrorists used airliners to strike the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked plane crashed […]

Roadies needed for Holly Dunn show tonight

By Gary Mitchell The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few good volunteers — to serve as “roadies” for tonight’s Holly Dunn concert at Greene Acres Park. “We need them to help set up and tear down for the Holly Dunn show,” said Liz Eisenbraun, events coordinator for the chamber. Volunteers are […]

Fireworks fund needs more spark

By Janet Bresenham For nine years, Tom Martin and his wife Gail have been working to maintain a long-standing tradition in Clovis — the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. But Martin is quick to point out that his original year organizing the event he calls “Smoke on the Water” quickly put into proper perspective […]