ENMU signs two men’s soccer players

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team signed midfielder Mychael Contreras of Alamogordo and defender Andrew Newhouse of Rapid City, S.D., to letters of intent for the 2007 season, according to Greyhounds coach Carlos Elizondo. Contreras was all-district twice in high school and earned first-team Class 5A all-state honors as […]

It Pays to Watch for the Signs Along Our Way

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Last Saturday morning I enjoyed a marvelous moment. My younger brother, Jim, (also a pastor) was here to purchase and take possession of a really nice-looking little pickup I’d found for him. My neighbor was selling his Ford Ranger pickup. Kent Wiley takes better care of his vehicles than […]

Sense of relief washes over area

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Eastern New Mexico celebrated Tuesday’s announcement an Air Force Special Operations wing is moving to Cannon Air Force Base. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Frank Sherman wore a knit shirt embroidered with “Operation Keep Cannon” above his heart. Below the stitching, Sherman placed a white strip bearing a small American flag and the words […]

Candidate’s campaign intent questioned

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer His opponents claim Edwin Perales II is unfairly trying to capitalize on his father’s political success. Not true, Perales II says. He can’t help it if he has the same name as his father, two-term Curry County Commissioner Edwin Perales Jr. “I’ve been Edwin Perales since kindergarten,” Perales II […]

Candidates concerned by missing campaign signs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Missing election signs have at least one local candidate hot under the collar. County probate judge hopeful Gloria Wicker is upset that a 4-foot-by-4-foot sign turned up missing Monday. The sign, located at the intersection of Main and Mitchell streets, cost $50 and took tremendous effort to place, she […]

James “Jim” Joiner

James “Jim” Joiner Date of birth: June 28, 1920 Dates of service: 1945 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific, Korea Branch: Army Rank: Private First Class Unit and specialty: 57th anti-aircraft artillery and special service; sign painter Lives in: Clovis Veterans organizations: American Legion, Post 25 Jim Joiner spent most of […]

3/3 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. With Fat Tuesday’s Mardi Gras coming back to life in New Orleans this year, the Lenten season has taken on new prominence. This week, Amos recalls when he first learned about Ash Wednesday. the […]

Preacher Fred Phelps gay, not crazy

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Allow me to share with you an epiphany. I think Fred Phelps is gay. Not that I’d have any way to know for sure, and not that there’s anything wrong with that. But it seems obvious to me that Freddie has spent a little time up on “Brokeback Mountain,” if […]

Billboard slogans return

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I opened a box of Pandoras a couple years ago when I wrote about those good old days of Burma Shave signs — you know, the little red billboards on every highway that kept us awake, clean shaved, and the children from being bored. (It didn’t take much to entertain […]

Kansas law counter to First Amendment

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist It’s hard to describe the views of Rev. Fred Phelps without feeling soiled by the association, but I’ll do it anyway. He attests that God is disgusted with America’s tolerance of homosexuality. In his view, the Almighty is punishing the nation by using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to kill American […]

Officers posting notices in crackdown on weeds, debris

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The yellow and blue yard signs seen around town recently are not advertising real estate or garage sales. They are part of the city’s effort to beautify Clovis by strictly enforcing codes related to weeds and debris. According to city officials, the “code crackdown” began on Nov. 1. The […]

Signs there to show correct road to take

By Judy Brandon Many of us go through the times of our lives disregarding God and his existence in our lives. Realizing this, two or three years ago an attempt was made by some in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to bring God back into the awareness of the general population. Consequently, an advertising agency launched a […]

Sometimes omens not really omens

By Grant McGee March is here. At the beginning of every March, I always remember that saying, “March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.” Winter storms in the last part of February and first days of March give way to the early days of spring by the end of the month. […]

Sizemore, Glen Jackson

Glen Jackson Sizemore Services:Have been held. Glen Jackson Sizemore, 89, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home. He was born on Sept. 7, 1916, in Dallas, to Oscar and Ollie Jackson Sizemore. He moved to Roswell in 1926. While in Roswell he attended school and at the age of 12 began painting […]

Political tensions run high as election approaches

Letters to the editor • Sign-stealing not going to sway votes Tension levels high as election approaches Angie Baca and her fellow Democrats are actively campaigning for Kerry by putting up signs. The Bush supporters who are stealing or vandalizing her signs are contributing not a whit to Bush’s re-election. If they spent the same […]

Political sign thieves more active in this election

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Priscilla Hogg sticks a Bush/Cheney sign into her yard Tuesday in Clovis. Hogg’s first sign was stolen in the last week. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor When Curry County Democratic Party co-chairman Gary Swinford helped Democrats campaign in the past, the vandals he was up against were manageable. Sure, they […]

Windows service pack worth the long wait

Tom DiFrancesca If you’ve not run “Windows Update” on your PC lately, you need to do so. Microsoft has released yet another security patch for Internet Explorer. I’ve also just recently learned that Microsoft will be releasing “Service Pack 2” for Windows XP. The service pack is predicted to be large and may take some […]

Advertising rhymes still a phenomenon

Last year I wrote a column about that extinct advertising phenomenon called Burma-Shave signs — you know, those little red rhymes by the side of the road that quipped, “Peanut on a railroad track, heart all a flutter. Round the bend came no.10 — Toot, toot, peanut butter.” Well, I opened a box of Pandoras […]

Candidate signs staying put

By Darrell Todd Maurina A county commission candidate wants to get the county’s road policy amended to make it easier for residents to see her campaign signs. Gloria Wicker asked the Curry County Commission on Wednesday to allow candidates to put signs in the right-of-way, which extends 30 feet from the center of county roads […]

City getting sign-swiped

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The street sign at the corner of Happy Lane and Stone Place has become a favorite among Clovis’ sign thieves, according to Clovis city officials. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor When it comes to street signs, popularity is in the name. Or the lane — as in Clovis’ Happy Lane. […]