Scholar misses column’s point

Editor’s note: The error referenced in this column was corrected prior to publication in the Clovis News Journal. Many readers are probably sitting around right this moment wondering what it is like to be a newspaper columnist. Oh, wait a minute. You are not sitting around right this moment wondering what it’s like to be […]

Education column: Accomplishments deserve recognition

Sitting in the audience of Eastern New Mexico University’s amazing holiday concert last weekend, I noticed, amid the performers, a number of former Clovis Municipal Schools students. The musical evening consisted of two full performances the same night, both to packed houses, with remarkable diversity of musical selections. From the chamber choir’s singing a seventh […]

Old laws in need of new analysis

During a period of deep reflection and painstaking research, which basically involved sitting in an easy chair and playing computer poker while grasping for a column idea, I had an epiphany. It is this. I have a lot of things to be thankful for this season, but none more reassuring than the news my epistemic […]

In search of ponies: Rat had chip on her shoulder

While sitting in the dentist chair, my attention was suddenly drawn to an announcer on the softly playing radio. “Doritos inventor Arch West, dead at 97… to be buried in his beloved chips,” the voice said. It was apparently something the family wanted to do and they planned to toss handfuls of their loved one’s […]

Jesus can be found in books other than Bible

Curtis Shelburne Oh, my aching back! I knew it would hurt today. I spent too much time yesterday on a bar stool. Oh, you thought . . . No, I was sitting on a stool at the “bar” in our kitchen. I like to work there, but my back doesn’t like it when I do. […]

County showcases jail changes

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Inmate Michael Padilla said when he was involved in an alleged escape attempt in February 2010 it was because conditions at the jail had become unbearable, but Thursday he said things had improved greatly at the jail and his behavior has not been an issue. Sharna Johnson Sitting calmly at […]

Monday morning briefing: Cannon sitting down with community

Good morning and welcome. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Video of the day U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Rene Mendoza talks about his job in this week’s installment of At Your Service. Big doings Today is the joint city and county luncheon for Clovis and Curry County. Assorted elected and appointed folks will […]

Ah, it’s a gorgeous day in Robert Lee, Texas

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I just had a phone call from my two-years-younger brother. Helpful and concerned for my welfare as brothers always are, Jim wanted me to know how much he is enjoying an absolutely gorgeous day sitting on the porch of our grandparents’ old house in Robert Lee, Texas, and taking […]

Woman robbed at gunpoint Monday

CNJ staff A woman was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Clovis convenience store Monday afternoon, according to Clovis police. According to a CPD press release: • The victim was sitting in a vehicle parked in front of Allsup’s at Grand and Prince streets around 3:30 p.m. when a man pointed a […]

Snap judgments rarely pay off

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Although it was 28 years ago, I remember on a daily basis a talk I had with my father, who was a preacher, when my attitude was less than Christian-like. All the teenagers were sitting at the back of the church. As my father walked to the pulpit, a strange […]

One long walk

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Gary Long, of St. Louis, Mo. and Judi Herring, of Jacksonville Fla., walk east on US-84 outside of Clovis on Friday morning. Long started his journey at almost 400 pounds. As of Friday, October 13, he weighed 245 pounds. CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle Interview by Andy DeLisle Editor’s note: Gary Long of St. Louis, Mo., […]

Day Trip: Sitting Bull Falls

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Courtesy photoThe cave located in Sitting Bull Falls has been shaped through thousands of years. Sitting Bull Falls offers adventure and exploration. With its 150-foot waterfall, a cave to explore and pools of water, it’s a cool place for visitors looking to beat this summer’s heat. With the recent re-opening of Lincoln National Forest, Sitting […]

Local spelling champ goes national

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Zach Gillooly, 13, will compete in the 78th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning Wednesday in Washington. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The dictionary, tilted slightly, nearly engulfed an entire cushion on the Gillooly’s L-shaped couch. Sitting diagonally from the 2,662 page reference book, with his hands folded in his […]

Gator aide: Handler performs at fair show

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Jeff Quattrocchi, of Tampa, Fla., catches a Bull Alligator during The Swampmaster Gator Show Wednesday at the Curry County Fair. The Gator is an 8 1/2 feet and weighs 230 pounds. By Gary Mitchell Twelve-year-old Brooke Switzer of Clovis got a wet surprise Wednesday at the Curry County Fair when an […]