Clovis mom determined to do her part

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Bess Kline displays some of the items she sends to the troops in Iraq. (Staff photo: David Irvin) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Foot powder, eye drops, soap, sunscreen, candy — so goes Bess Kline’s shopping list. It is somewhat unusual because it is intended for a group of soldiers, stationed outside of Baghdad, […]

Gestures maintain romance

By Clyde Davis I n the spirit of the day, which is our sixth anniversary, I want to go back to one of my favorite subjects — romance and the art of keeping it alive and green. If you are married or permanent with the love of your life, as I feel about Janice, you […]

November date of District 4 primary

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Incumbent District 4 County Commissioner Albin Smith, a Republican, is unopposed in the primary. Challenger Gloria Wicker, a Democrat, also has no opponent in the primary. They will face off in November. Qualifications Smith: I’ve lived in the district for seven and a half years. I’ve lived in the […]

Church in Portales tickled pink by birds

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Twelve plastic flamingos are parked outside Linda Long’s house in Portales. The flamingos are used to raise money for a mission trip to Haiti for Central Christian Church members. By Mike Linn PORTALES — Pink flamingos are helping a Portales church group get to Haiti. They’re not the real flamingos that fish in lagoons in […]

Voucher would ensure kids’ education

Mona Charen By one vote, the House of Representatives decided earlier this month to give needy students in the District of Columbia a fighting chance at a better education. Now the Senate is up to bat. Arrayed against the proposal is a coalition of big moneyed interests. No, not the usual suspects — the oil, […]

Sending U.S. troops to Liberia not best thing

In for a penny, in for a pound. Once you start justifying military intervention in other countries solely on “humanitarian” grounds divorced from even a semblance of American security interests or credible imminent threats, there is virtually no limit to the range of countries to which the United States might choose to send military forces. […]