Firefighters look to fill the boot

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Firefighter Robert Seno and his fellow firefighters are out today to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with the department’s “Fill the Boot” campaign. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis firefighters will be on street corners throughout today raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Termed “Fill the Boot,” […]

Boys talk just as much as girls

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A hot-off-the-press study shatters the myth that women talk more than men. Did you hear that men? We are not chatterboxes. Although the more-than-likely over-funded, waste-of-taxpayer-money study is flawed because it was limited to college students, I’m inclined to believe it because, well, because I’m a female, and because I’ve […]

Amos: a tribute to Howie

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a tribute to howie boss the other day i was so depressed i went to the phone to call dial-a-mousey- friend but a recording came on which said we re sorry but all our […]

Baskett Watch

CNJ staff Clovis’ Hank Baskett is entering his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles, who opened training camp Friday in Lehigh, Pa. PROSPECTS Coming off a strong rookie season, Baskett and fellow second-year player Jason Avant are expected to compete for the No. 3 wide receiver spot. “We like what we saw from Hank last […]

Report: Pizza deliverer robbed at gunpoint

CNJ Staff A Clovis pizza delivery woman was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men around midnight Monday, according to police reports. The 28-year-old told police she was delivering an order to a home in the 3000 block of La Fonda Street when the men approached her and one pointed a black handgun at her, […]

Three sought on robbery claim

CNJ Staff Police are seeking three men who allegedly robbed two men at gunpoint Thursday night, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Around 11 p.m. Thursday, the victims reported they were approached by the suspects in the parking lot of Kelley’s Bar and Grill in Clovis. One of the men had a gun, one […]

Summer stories

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By Tony Gutierrez and MIckey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Serious about the series Eastern New Mexico University sports information director Adam Pitterman attended the college softball World Series in Oklahoma City. “I actually contacted somebody at the NCAA before I went because I thought it would be a good experience for me,” Pitterman said. Pitterman watched […]

Brothers plus one make up baseball team

By Don McAlvy: Columnist One of the most forgotten baseball teams in Curry County was the team made up of 11 brothers and one neighbor boy. How often is a baseball team made up of nearly one family? Rarely. This is a partial story of that team. “My folks, John and Lola Northcutt, were married […]

Internet has widespread impact

By Clyde Davis: Columnist For those of us caught in the betwixt and between generation, the Internet is a mixed blessing. By betwixt and between, I mean those of us who were born and spent some of our adult lives before PCs, yet who will spend a significant amount of our working lives in the […]

Don’t reach for stars, reach higher

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We were not told, we were ordered, to pack light this year. And so I did an amazing act, which was nothing short of a miracle, making all my stuff fit into one huge bag. My daughter, Laura, and I recently went once again to a church youth conference, Steubenville […]

Soggy Potter book could be sign

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist My life is not so boring that I need to go out of my way to poke somebody, offend a few, or otherwise provoke e-mail to further bury my in-box. (My saved e-mails just broke into five figures.) But, I’ll tell you anyway: I love Harry Potter. If confession […]

Baskett ready for Eagles’ preseason camp

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Michael Perez As a rookie in 2006, Clovis High grad Hank Baskett caught 22 passes during the regular season and led Philadelphia Eagles receivers with a 21.1-yards-per-catch average . CNJ staff Hank Baskett is getting ready for his sophomore season in the NFL. The 2001 Clovis High graduate leaves Wednesday to join his […]

Harry situation

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Orion Garcia, 9, dressed as Harry Potter Friday for the midnight release party of the final Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” at Hastings in Clovis. Orion’s father, Fernando Garcia, a Hastings manager, brought two pythons. By Tony Gutierrez and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Local bookstores threw […]

Community thinkers make world go round

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Professor Castillo bore a resemblance, perhaps intentionally fostered, to those old pictures one sees of Pancho Villa. Since the complexities and nuances of the Pancho Villa story, and indeed the entire Mexican Revolution, are largely telescoped in western Pennsylvania to a few broad brushstrokes, this tended to put people in a […]

Two men killed in grain elevator accident

By Don McAlvy: Columnist In 1950 I graduated from Clovis High School. In the middle of July that year, after plowing wheat stubble, I came into town and I saw the bold headlines on the left front side of the Clovis News Journal of Friday, July 14, 1950. It said “Two Killed In 133-Foot Fall.” […]

God provides spiritual strength

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I think back to childhood times when John Scott, our son, was a little boy. But even though he is grown, I remember years filled with fantasy and child play. John Scott had an infatuation with “The Incredible Hulk” series on television. The Hulk was a normal man, and then […]

HPJRA FINALS: Youngster has Plan B

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Audrey Wren of Texico, left, shows her friends the crosses she made and is selling at the High Plains Junior Rodeo. Wren had Thursday’s best time among 18 contestants in 8-and-under barrel racing. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It’s a long way from the 8 and under category at the […]

Girl’s night out

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Saige Bell takes a short ride during the 8-and-under calf riding event Wednesday evening at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Sugar and spice and everything nice, as the saying goes, are what little girls are made of. But you can’t blame […]

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: […]

Zia 11-12s rally to notch title

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Members of the Clovis Zia All-Stars celebrate their District 3 championship Saturday night at Beachum Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Leave it to the girl on the team to save the day. Trailing 4-3 and down to its final out, Zia’s Niki Cordova blasted a first-pitch, three-run double […]