Honor important to maintain

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This past week, I took a short vacation with my children and some relatives visiting from Italy. We headed to Disney World for one of the hottest and fun-filled weeks of our lives, and greeted Mickey, Pluto, Shrek and the many characters circulating the amusement parks. While I was gone, I […]

Animals also feel devastation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Devastation wrought by Friday’s tornado didn’t just affect human residents. Dozens of pets found themselves on their own when fences blew down and homes were ripped apart. Animal control officers have been in the hardest hit areas trying to remove animals that are injured or are showing signs of […]

Pets require patience

By Anita Doberman: Lifestlyes Columnist Even though pets are difficult, we still love them to death. My husband and I have three pets: two dogs and a cat. We have had our two pugs, Monty, a male, and Tiny, a female, since they were puppies. While they love us unconditionally, Tiny is a normal dog […]

Oct. 8, 2006 Letters to the Editor

Are we Americans concerned of the dangers surrounding our daily lifestyle? Our great God has allowed us liberty and national existence for some 230 years since the signing of our constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Are the successes about to come to an end? Despite all of our kindnesses — financial and medical help […]

Pets lend helping hand at some workplaces

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Sara Olivarez works with two dogs on her desk Monday afternoon. She said Jasmine, right, and Veronica are a good addition to the office. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The furry and feathered fixtures found at two local businesses create a pleasant environment for employees. Veronica and Jasmine, two Japanese […]

Letters to the editor: Fireballs vocalist Tharp wilkl be missed

Today I say goodbye to a personal friend and somewhat of a musical legend: Chuck Tharp, of the original Fireballs. Chuck was a damn fine person in so many ways. We who knew him were aware that he was often haunted by his memories from Vietnam, yet liberated by being able to use his moderate […]

Pet owners seek ways to help animals weather winter

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Chica, a 7 year old miniature Pinscher, licks her owner Al Lewis Monday afternoon at Al’s Pets in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer This week’s cold weather has residents bundling up in sweaters and winter coats. Parents have started adding mittens and scarves to their children’s wardrobes while […]

There are poor people in America, too

Letters to the Editor I am writing regarding Glenda Anspaugh’s letter in Thursday’s paper (“Citizens should have been prepared”): Is she kidding? Is she calling the people of New Orleans unintelligent because they didn’t have an emergency kit ready? Some of these people can hardly feed their families on a daily basis, much less stow […]

Unwanted pets in peril

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A female Shepherd/Rottweiler puppy looks out of her cage Sunday at the Clovis animal shelter. Clovis averages more than 200 animals destroyed every month because the animals cannot find a home. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer When Darlene Ray thinks back about the time she spent volunteering at the […]

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 […]