Lansford takes mayoral win

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis mayor-elect David Lansford listens and takes questions from local and Amarillo media Tuesday at Clovis city hall. Robin Fornoff In the end, newly elected Mayor David Lansford said it seemed to matter less what he thought of the president than some key local issues in Clovis. Lansford breezed to […]

Church, state will never separate

Much is made of the separation of Church and state, but the truth is that while Church and state sometimes temporarily separate, on the insistence of those who get caught in the middle, they will never divorce. They were made for each another. Church is possibly a little older than her partner, but she hides […]

Double blessing

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Heath Rutherford, left, plays with son Rocklyn, 18 months, at the dinner table Friday at the family’s house in Clovis. Rocklyn was adopted by the family with his paperwork clearing just days after his little sister Camden was born in Amarillo. Kevin Wilson A few weeks ago, the Rutherford house […]

Tolerating radicals cost of freedom

Freedom New Mexico If you are alive and reading this today and the world has not been shaken and burned to the ground, then we were right once again. We were 99.9 percent certain the rapture would not happen last week. That’s because we have amazing psychic powers that enable us to predict the future. […]

Privatization boosts free market

It is strange to see how many people object to the idea of ending the government monopoly for any service or product that is even marginally now provided by government. Some people seem to really believe things can be best done by government, using coercive wealth confiscation known euphemistically as taxation and by not allowing […]

Education column: French lesson provided splash of culture

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Being raised by a wonderful southern cook, I learned early in life to enjoy eating. Add to that, being raised in a Baptist Church where their motto seemed to be “Food, Fun, and Fellowship!”, my favorite meal is the potluck. However, I attended a potluck the other day that […]

Administrators not sure bill offering schools flexibility will survive

CNJ staff It seemed a bill adopted Wednesday by the New Mexico Senate giving schools flexibility to deal with budget cuts might give districts some hope. Not so, said Clovis Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm said she doesn’t believe the bill will make it through the House and become law. “This morning, we were hoping that […]

Mommy guilt, anyone?

By Anita Doberman I recently made plans to go see a movie with a friend and scheduled a babysitter to watch my five children for a couple of hours. When the time to leave came, I felt terrible because all the kids were crying and seemed so unhappy to see mommy leave.

Ceremonies mark passing of time

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I went to a Clovis wedding not too long ago. My friends Ms. J and Mr. J got hitched. It was a small affair in the bride’s parents’ back yard. The blessed couple was happy, the vibe was good, I was glad to be there. There was a time that […]