Texico’s Parmer signs with ENMU for track

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Amber Parmer admits she has a little trouble separating which sport she likes best — volleyball, basketball or track. After signing recently to run on the Eastern New Mexico University track team, the recent Texico High School graduate thinks she’s made the right choice. “I’ve always wanted to do […]

Won’t it be nice to be out of time?

By Curtis Shelburne Won’t it be nice to be out of time? Huh? I repeat: Won’t it be nice to be out of time? I don’t wonder that you’re confused. You’re probably thinking: Whaddaya mean? “Nice” to be out of time? I find myself “out of time” already innumerable times every week, and running out […]

Decorative post-death options expanding

By Grant McGee I found out a person can be made into a diamond after they die. This opens up a whole world of possibilities for memorials. I was reading about people who are requesting that after they are cremated, their ashes be mixed in with concrete used for artificial reefs off the American Pacific […]

Readers enjoy Christmas parade (mostly)

Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for reviews on Saturday’s Christmas parade down Clovis’ Main Street. Some responses:   “I REALLY ENJOYED THE parade, but there was one float preaching on a very loud speaker to ‘admit your sins and come to Jesus Christ.’ I am a Christian and I attend church […]

Physician recruitment effort showing results

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Dr. Arnel Anthony S. Bobadilla, a physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care, laughs with co-workers after writing progress notes on a chart Thursday on the medical floor at Plains Regional Medical Center. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jack King, CNJ Staff Writer Clovis hospital attracts seven new doctors during 15-month period. Plains Regional Medical […]

What does it take to build a cathedral?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A CATHEDRAL? It was one of those weeks. I’d been working hard on a thousand things that week — except my sermon. And then it was crunch time. Lots of things had gotten done, but my sermon for that particular Sunday wasn’t one of them, and the well seemed […]

Gags can bring big laughs, desserts

Bob Huber It’s a freaky thing, I’ll admit, but I’m absorbed with gags. I pick them up at funerals, on bar stools, in church pews, the Internet, and even in the first class section of airliners, and the truth is I pilfer them with utter disregard for origins. Many of them sprout from scholars like […]

Car show in park draws ‘nice’ crowd

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Jason Baglien, 15, of Clovis, right, looks at Archie Warthen’s 1965 Ford Cobra during the 7th annual Desert Cruzers Run to Hillcrest Car Show Saturday at Hillcrest Park. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Gary MItchell Andy, a 2-year-old white poodle, rested contentedly in the shade Saturday on the lap of his owner, Karlan Boultinghouse of […]

County fair finds fans

By Janet Bresenham As with many people who attend the annual Curry County Fair, Tamie and Montie Powell know what they like, even if they like it for different reasons. “I like to eat,” Montie Powell said. “I like to visit,” his wife said. They both agreed that being at the fair provides a great […]

Burma Shave signs are thing of the past

By Bob Huber When I was in my mid-youth crisis, Burma Shave signs on America’s roads were as common and comfortable as old shoes. Whenever a new one cropped up, we repeated its rhyming couplets over and over from bar stools to pulpits.  For you younguns, Burma Shave signs were little poems obligingly spaced line […]

Speller doing more than study

Janet Bresenham Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of daily reports from Michael Martinez, the 13-year-old Tucumcari Middle School student from Conchas Dam, who won first place in the recent four-county Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico in Clovis. Martinez is now in Washington, D.C., with his parents, […]