Republicans give visions of future: President Hillary

By Freedom New Mexico In Tuesday’s Republican presidential panel presentation — to call it a debate is to do serious injustice to a respectable format — on business and economics, most of the candidates reverted to tried-and-true Republican tropes. Almost all of them say they are for low taxes, “reasonable” regulation and reduced government spending. […]

Brothers earned spots in baseball’s history

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Five years ago I wrote a column about the Pioneer Baseball team in Clovis. You might remember that I called it the semi-professional baseball team. Did I ever get into trouble. You don’t want to mess with professional sports and fans of professional sports. Morning after the column ran I got […]

Chosen Christians should be set apart from rest

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I am saving “boxtops” for my grandchildren’s school. While clipping and cutting from cereal and cake mix boxes, I think about my mother, who purchased a silverware set with coupons. When my parents were in seminary, we were on a tight budget. Yet, my mother believed that as a pastor’s […]

Sept. 21, 1941

L.J. Stone and Paul Sellers of Clovis escaped uninjured when a Santa Fe train derailed 100 miles west of Clovis. … The Hotel Clovis coffee shop had 60-cent Sunday dinner specials. … Mrs. E.L. Siemantel, Mrs. Guy Bryan and Mrs. Sam Morgan were announced as Clovis’ best gardeners in the Garden Beautiful contest sponsored by […]

Democrats didn’t do nearly enough to stop earmarks

By Freedom Newspapers Congressional Democrats, attempting to make good on their pledge to be more fiscally responsible than ousted Republicans, actually eliminated pork-barrel earmarks from spending bills the GOP left unfinished. As well, rules were changed to require members, for the first time, to identify their earmarks, in the hope that more transparency might shame […]

Torture tactics not cure-all in real life

By Freedom Newspapers One of the more troubling aspects of the Republican presidential “debate” last week was that most of the candidates, when presented a hypothetical scenario involving suicide bombers attacking shopping malls (with some terrorists being captured and a new attack expected), implicitly and in some cases explicitly and even eagerly, endorsed torture as […]

Character important fashion statement

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Last week I was reading about New York City fashion shows. I found out what’s in and what’s out for the fall season. I saw what’s cool and what’s hot for women’s wear. I read about orange lipstick, flowers pinned in your hair to make a fashion statement and six […]

December 2006 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in December: • Link Enterprizes Type: Internet Wholesale Owner: Gary Skinner and Beverly Gowing Location: 2916 Harrison Ave. • Lambda Theta Phi Type: Nursery/garden center Owner: Diego Espinoza Location: Seventh and Prince • Philos Media Corp Type: Consultant Owner: Brian Cook Location: 4013 Eagle […]

Jan. 15, 1931

Lucky Strike Cigarettes claimed to be “always kind to your throat.” … G.F. Booker, manager of a Clovis Café, was robbed of $14 after pulling his car over near the Curry-Roosevelt County line. Booker said two men pulled up beside his car and ordered him to stop. When he did, they took his billfold. One […]

Money adds no value to true contentment

By Judy Brandon The word “values” can be used in two ways. First, it can denote money or worth attached to something. For instance, there are used car values, commercial property values, housing values and values of expensive and rare art. Then the word “values” can be used to designate significant personal beliefs. We think […]

Public record: Marriages & divorces

CNJ staff The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 21 through Jan. 3: • Juan Manuel Dominguez, 55, to Agustina Salas Betancur, 49, both of Roswell. • Vernon Ray Dobbs, 39, to Felicia A. Chavez, 34, both of Clovis. • Jessie Trujillo, 34, to Evangaline Preciado, 46, both of Tucumcari. • […]

Death penalty motion OK’d

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James Smith,right, is escorted into the court room of Judge Joe Parker at the Curry County Courthouse Monday afternoon by Transport Officer Cliff Chilcoat. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: Content in this report may be offensive to some readers. A district judge ruled Monday probable cause exists […]

No matter who says it, n-word stings

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist The N-word has had few friends better than comedian Paul Mooney. Put aside that the word was long a staple of his act. Put aside the promotional pamphlet he once sent out that screamed the word in big, fat type. Consider instead what he told anyone who argued that blacks […]

God’s Spirit Living Inside Does What No Law Can Do

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist It was good news when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments of God, the law. It was good news that God so loved mankind that he would reveal to us the law that would show us what kind of God we serve and how to […]

Oct. 6, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 28 through Wednesday: • Benito Allen Chavez, 28, of Santa Rosa to Elizabeth Hope Wimbush, 21, of Clovis. • Jason Paul Beams, 27, to Cassandra Elizabeth Hyre, 23, both of Clovis. • Dejacka E B Stapleton, 33, to Renee Gutierrez, 31, both of Clovis. […]

Purpose found in following God’s pattern

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist When Susie and I were growing up, Mother made our clothes. Cloth World was our favorite store. Simplicity and McCall’s patterns were common things around our house. Mother would spread the material out on the kitchen table, lay the pattern over the material, pin the pieces to the material with […]

The Apostle Paul’s critics are still alive and well

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Some things never change. When in his Letter to the Romans, St. Paul is relentlessly pounding home to his readers the point of the gospel that salvation comes only “by grace through faith” — indeed, that it cannot come “by law through works,” he faces these two thousand years later […]

Flags to fly at half-staff

CNJ Staff Robert Paul Kassin memorial service: 2:30 p.m. today at Highland Baptist Church. Gov. Bill Richardson has ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff Monday and Tuesday to honor Clovis Infantryman Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin, according to a news release from the governor. Kassin, 29, died July 16 while serving his second tour […]

July 21, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 13 through Wednesday: • Beau Bradford Neese, 27, of Tucumcari to Kimberly Paige Figures, 23, of Dalhart, Texas. • Rafael Alfredo Ibarra Sanchez, 24, to Deanna Faye Ovalle, 19, both of Clovis. • Clois Dean Jeffries, 61, to Dianna Jean Jacobs, 61, both of […]

July 14, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 6 through Wednesday: • Quentin Cornelius Hedgepeth, 20, to Stephanie Yvette Cruz, 21, both of Clovis. • Robert J. Montanez, 19, to Franchesca Renee Griego, 19, both of Clovis. • Christopher Scott Garrison, 26, to Julie Ann Wells, 26, both of Clovis. • Joshua […]