Aug. 3, 1956

The Clovis News-Journal reported that a rainbow forming a perfect circle around the sun was visible for several minutes around 11:30 a.m. … The El Paso Texans handed the Clovis Pioneers’ baseball team its fifth straight loss by a score of 13-6. … Clovis TV Service, located at 1005 Main, claimed to offer the latest […]

Rams romp in mismatch

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales senior Phillip Danbom makes contact on a second-inning at-bat during Friday’s Class 3A regional game at Ram Field in Portales. Portales defeated Tohatchi 26-0. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales pitchers were perfect Friday afternoon — and the Ram hitters weren’t far behind. Portales’ offense erupted for 22 runs […]

Time to bid fond farewell to summer

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist We know it’s coming every year, Old Man Winter, and yet here on the High Plains, where our wardrobe mostly consists of flip-flops, tank tops and shorts, we’re shocked when we feel that first chill. The official first day of autumn isn’t until Sept. 23, still a few weeks away, […]

Disharmony can spread from earthly to spiritual life

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist On the Wednesday just past, much of the Christian world observed Ash Wednesday, a day of repentance and self-examination on which begins the season of Lent, the six weeks preceding Easter. Much about this particular observance contradicts the way in which we view ourselves but not the way in which […]

Every Airmen has leadership qualities in them

Master Sgt. Gary McCarty During my 21-year Air Force career I’ve often wondered what it takes to become a great leader. This question seems easy enough, but it is a lot harder than one might think. For instance, my first supervisor was a natural born leader. Everything he did seemed so natural and proficient. My […]

Christ’s sacrifice Is indeed all-sufficient

By Curtis K. Shelbure: Religion columnist A friend e-mailed me a few days ago for help in finding the source of a quotation from C. S Lewis.   Whatever the source, it’s vintage Lewis: “When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When […]

12/22 Student Profiles

Isaac Godwin is a senior at Clovis Christian School. He is the son of Ivan and Kristina Godwin. What is your idea of a perfect day? A day I start out with God and end with God is a perfect day. Tell us about your pet(s): I have a Siberian Husky named Dakota who can […]

11/3 Student Profile

James Gant is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Wes and Ellen Gant. What is your favorite part about school? My favorite part about school is having fun and getting to know other students. Who is your hero and why? My hero is anyone who can stay strong to their […]

Weathering the storm — hurricanes have early impact on pumpkin market

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Servando Lopez (left) and Carlos Gonzales unload pumpkins from a truck to a conveyor belt to be sorted Monday afternoon at Davis Farms in Clovis. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson)photo: Sharna Jo By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Every October, Jacqueline Davis searches for the perfect pumpkin. Her mission, however, is a little different than average […]

Searching for a perfect chile relleno

By Helene Rodriguez When I worked as a reporter and restaurant critic in Abilene, Texas, several years ago, I pledged to find the perfect chile relleno. I searched high and low, from the taquerias in the city’s northside barrios to the chain restaurants on the city’s southside mall strip, but to no avail. I quickly […]

Don’t let change take ‘merry’ out of Christmas

By Helena Rodriguez: local columnist When you come from a family as huge as mine, you start to feel lonely as fewer and fewer people come home for Christmas each year. And when you start to compare the stress-filled holidays of your adulthood to the carefree ones of your childhood, Christmas can lose that “magical […]

Zias stay perfect at home

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team used a 15-0 run in the first game to take control and the Zias cruised to their sixth consecutive win, a 30-8, 30-26, 30-18 sweep of Tarleton State Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Senior Anna Bellum and junior […]

Change is only possible when one accepts Christ

By Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist During my childhood years, I took part in many two-week-long vacation Bible schools. Days were packed with crafts, cookies, grape Kool-Aid, games and Bible activities. Those my age remember the colored cards with scripture verses for each day. The first day’s verses started out fairly easily but by the end […]

Super Bowl a time for family, friends

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for examples of the ideal Super Bowl party. Some responses: “I WOULD LIKE TO spend the Super Bowl with my parents and son. I have never really had a Super Bowl party, but I have spent the day with family and friends rooting for my […]