Sandra Bullock and the five stages of grief

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I had never walked out on a movie, and I wasn’t starting now. The following is a true story. The names of the people involved are changed, the names of the movies involved aren’t. Sunday. 4:38 p.m. In one hand I hold my soda; the other, two tickets for the […]

Family mystery may never be solved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clifford Webber’s badly decomposed body was discovered on Tuesday morning in an abandoned home on Clovis’ West 14th Street. Police soon arrested his girlfriend and charged her with stabbing him in the chest. But Webber’s death is not the only one on his family members’ minds today. It has […]

Western code: Never admit to pain

After years of personal observation I am ready to reveal the real, true code of the West. Here it is: “Don’t ever admit you’re hurt.” We all know the guy who gets bucked off on his c

Gold Star plates new way to honor fallen family members

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bob and Lucy Kassin of Clovis proudly display a picture of their son Robert Kassin and a gold star banner. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Bob and Lucy Kassin will never forget their son Robert. In a few months, they’ll have a way to share his memory with the […]

Politics, movies and T-shirts

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In what was a weekend of LeBron James buzzer-beater replays, bad movies and heartfelt thanks to our veterans, I never really had a thought that could compete verbosely with my new idea for duct tape last week. So here are my three best attempts at such: • In what […]

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Boiling mad at Uncle Sam

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Friends arrive when unexpected

I was at a meeting recently where the subject was friendship. Much talk ensued about real vs. fake friends, acquaintances vs. friends, and other such roundabout conversation that never really got to the point. Later, I remembered a story my father told that taught me the true meaning of friendship. It also helps explain the […]

Coaching candidate says Hounds need to win right away

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Andrew Helton is one of three finals for the job. He’s been assistant coach at Division I South Alabama the last two seasons. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Tom Izzo was never a collegiate head coach before he came to Michigan State, and he led the Spartans to a national championship. Andrew Helton doesn’t […]

Buddy, we had no idea

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Buddy Holly is commemorated in the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum in the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce, which opened in Sept. 2008. By David Stevens: FNM Editor Clovis never knew Buddy Holly. Fifty years after his death, Holly’s fame is a foundation for the […]

Overpass, events center among projects on wait list for capital outlay money

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CNJ file photo Curry County officials are hoping to get money for finishing touches to the special events center. County Manager Lance Pyle has asked for $7 million between five priorities, including $1.5 million for the special events center. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There was never a good time for the Hull Street […]

CCC offers digital storytelling class

CNJ staff Clovis Community College is offering a new digital storytelling class in the Spring 2009 semester, which begins Monday. Debbie Purvines, Title IV faculty development specialist, will teach the class. The class will work with digital images, text, audio narration, video and music. Purvines said the class is for people who have photos lying […]

Christmas levels playing field

By Clyde Davis I did one of those things which I had sworn that I would never do. No, not one of those really bad things, as you may be thinking. It was, however, something which compromised or moved my principles. Perhaps I should say, what I thought were my principles. For truthfully, I’m not […]

Never an excuse for abuse

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist It’s one of the oldest illnesses in our history as human beings. No, let’s be honest; it’s not an illness. It’s a symptom of, and a result of, evil. Domestic abuse can take many forms; the causes may vary but the results are never excusable. Whether the abuse is mental, […]

Patient-nurse ratio inaccurate mark of success

Freedom New Mexico Quotas have never been a good idea in

How crazy? Ocho Cinco percent

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I never have and probably never will meet Chris Jones, but the man has inspired me in his “Complaints: Football Coaches” column. “I’m not sure when, exactly,” Jones wrote in this month’s Esquire, “Motorola headsets started coming with a license to act like” a word which I will replace with […]

Michelle Obama answers Q and A

Military families have never had a greater voice than today.

God never sleeps, but we desperately need to

By Curtis K. Shelburne When I learned that CBS’ 60 Minutes news program was doing a story on sleep, I was interested. Sleeping is one thing I’ve always been really good at. But if anyone has pointers to help my technique . . . So I made sure to watch what was a fascinating program, […]

Mr. X was here

You never know who you might bump into, even at Little League practice in Portales’ Rotary Park.

Political question? Try Mad Libs

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Two things I always get in trouble for discussing too passionately are sports and politics. I never learn. • My favorite episode of “Cheers” prominently involves the Boston Celtics, as former Celtic great Kevin McHale loses his on-court focus due to a bar-room conversation about the number of bolts in […]