Jana Stanfield gives benefit concert at Portales High School

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Her voice carries with it the assurance that you, too, can be as grounded and centered as she is. Her voice carries with it the confidence that, since she is an ordinary, everyday person who has come to this level of awareness, you can achieve that same level. Her stage […]

Baptists gather in town

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Maria Waters helps set up for a state Baptist convention banquet Monday at Central Baptist Church. The 95th annual Baptist Convention of New Mexico continues today with worship and music. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer First Baptist Church pastor Joel Horne views the 95th Annual Baptist Convention of New […]

Discrimination unavoidable fact of life

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist There’s so much confusion and emotionalism about discrimination that I thought I’d take a stab at a dispassionate analysis. Discrimination is simply the act of choice. When we choose Bordeaux wine, we discriminate against Burgundy wine. When I married Mrs. Williams, I discriminated against other women. Even though I occasionally […]

Democrats’ new dream is bigger government

Freedom Newspapers They have a dream — to put more of your life under the control of government. They’re the Democratic Leadership Council, the springboard for Bill Clinton’s presidential bid in 1992 and a power center for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. The DLC bills itself as a group of moderate Democrats trying to steer […]

Military Equal Opportunity born out of social strife

Janet Taylor-Birkey The time was the early 1970’s — just a few short years after President Lyndon B. Johnson enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — and race relations were not only affecting society as a whole, but also the military. “The military was going through a large transition at that point with integration […]

Children first point in drug, gang prevention

By Doug Bowman: Guest columnist I am a lifelong, third-generation resident of Clovis and Curry County. I have been married to Peggy Kelley for eight years. Peggy is also a lifelong resident of Curry County. We have a little boy, Logan, who is 3 years old. We are proud members of the First Baptist Church […]

Livestock judging courses offered at Tucumcari college

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — While many college students may trudge to class with visions of algebraic equations in their heads, those who attend Mesalands Community College have the opportunity to think of bull. And cattle. And sheep and swine. Livestock judging will soon be offered as a discipline at the two-year college, […]

12/4 Letters to the editor

Editor’s note: Bernardo Baca refers to a newspaper story promotion that referenced zoo animals and jail inmates being watched and fed on Thanksgiving. Paper’s zoo animal reference insensitive A recent inference that inmates are equal to the animals at the zoo is an outrage! I am very offended and cannot believe that you could be […]

Portales’ Hill ready to sign with Navy

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With the expectations on her and the Portales High girls basketball team, there is a good chance one month from now basketball practice will be the hardest work Morgan Hill does all day as a Portales High senior. A year from now, basketball practice might be the easiest […]

4/3 Letters to the editor

Reader sees human side of President Although, I have lived in Dallas for 30 years, I still refer to Clovis as my home. I was born there and I was raised there by two of the most wonderful people on Earth. I recently read (via the Internet) about a Clovis citizen who had the opportunity […]

When is a house a home, and where is home, really?

By Curtis K. Shelburne Lately I’ve been thinking more than usual about the venerable “father of the faithful,” old Abraham. More than ever, the great patriarch has my respect. God called Abraham to take a trip (God didn’t specify exactly where), to make his home in a country that would one day be his (God […]

Reporter’s notebook

David Irvin Special needs children to attend Cannon Air Show early Special needs children will have an opportunity to see the Cannon Air Force Base 2004 Air Show a day early this year, and without all the crowds. First Lt. Jennifer Geeslin and members of Cannon public affairs have scheduled a special needs air show […]

Juneteenth event commemorates end of slavery

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Six-month-old Genesis Patton is held by her foster mom Pauline Monroe, of Clovis, as the two enjoy the Juneteenth Celebration Saturday at Potter Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Janet Bresenham: CNJ Correspondent Even at 8 years old, Joy Tucker knows that Juneteenth means more than good food and fun and a day to […]

Business Digest 3/2

Legislative review planned this month Area residents will have an opportunity to hear the results of the 2004 Legislative session up close when the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2004 Roundhouse Review on March 12. The chamber’s monthly membership breakfast will be co-hosted by The Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico. […]

Movie ignites ‘Passion’ in Clovis

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Some responses: “While I haven’t had the opportunity to view this epic yet, I think the question on everyone’s mind as a result of the movie is ‘Who killed Jesus?’ “If you type this phrase into the […]

Music can be enjoyed a lifetime

By David L. Caffey Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of columns celebrating Music in Our Schools week. What do people around the world have in common regardless of age, size, shape, or color? We crave music. We may like different kinds of music, but most of us seem to need it […]

Farkas promoted to production manager

CNJ Staff Former Clovis News Journal news editor Tony Farkas is now the production manager of the printing and mailroom operations for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. His promotion was announced this week by Ray Sullivan, FNNM publisher. He began his new duties last fall. Farkas said, “I made the switch from editorial to production […]

Dinner unites British

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The Union Jack hangs from a pool table as former British subjects gather for a pot-luck supper Wednesday at the 801 housing Community Center in Clovis. CNJ photos: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Despite spending nearly three decades in Clovis, Judith Matthews hasn’t lost her British accent or her love for her home country. […]

Main Street mood: ‘Expressive’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Editor’s note: With dancers, painters, even automobile enthusiasts, Clovis’ Main Street offered something for most every taste over the weekend. Here’s a sampling of the festivities: For members of the Flamenco Nuevo Mexico dancing and music group from Santa Fe, dancing and playing traditional music is a way to keep Hispanic […]

St. Vrain teen wins Sweepstakes

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Justin Lockmiller, 15, a Curry County resident, talks about winning the Curry County 4-H project entries sweepstakes Thursday in the Home Arts building at the fairgrounds. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler Have a large amount of wall space that needs covered? Perhaps a core group of 4-H kids can help you out. After […]