Resurrection reconciles joy and sorrow

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist More than a few writers have talked about the place where Joy and Sorrow meet. In a moment of deep contentment, someone may say, “I’m so happy I could cry!” And in the moments of deepest and most unutterable joy, we say nothing at all. We don’t live long […]

Desire only qualification needed

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I was at one of those community dinners we have around here from time to time when someone asked me a question that gave me pause. “What sort of training did you have to have to be a DJ?” asked Robert, who was in charge of taking tickets. I got […]

God’s wisdom can guide everyday living

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When we talk about someone being smart, what does that mean? And wouldn’t it be helpful if we knew 20 years ago what we have learned today? Let me explain. Just for fun once I bid on some old lunch boxes that were on eBay. They were the ones like […]

Don’t reach for your halo too soon

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist You can be too shiny. Those words may not be profound, but they are true. The good news of the gospel, someone once wisely said, is that God loves ordinary people. We don’t have to shine ourselves up, or fool ourselves about how shiny we are, or wax on […]

Look into ancestry shows immigrant history

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Geneaology, to me, is a fascinating sublect, so long as someone else is doing it. We’ve never known much about my dad’s side of the family, particularly his mother’s side. My mom’s roots lie in a culture where oral tradition, at least until the mid 20th century, was pretty reliable, […]

Police preparing for arrest

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police are preparing to charge someone for killing 37-year-old Clifford Webber. “We’re currently working on warrants… to charge somebody in this young man’s death,” Police Chief Steve Sanders said Thursday. Sanders said he could not speculate on how quickly the warrants would be served. He also declined to […]

June 3 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. May 13 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Gidding for a theft report. The business owner said sometime during the previous night someone had stolen approximately 80 letters from a sign outside the store. […]

Child predators can lurk anywhere

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I try not to judge someone when

Sexual offender encounter unsettling

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I try not to judge someone when I first meet them, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this man at my neighbor’s daughter’s birthday party. He looked scary. The neighbor introduced him as an ‘uncle.’ He had long white hair in a pony tail, blue eyes and a […]

Clovis Community College is sponsoring a blood drive

Find the HERO in you! Every two seconds, someone needs blood. You can help!

Clovis Community College is sponsoring a blood drive

Find the HERO in you! Every two seconds, someone needs blood. You can help!

March 15, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Feb. 26 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Yucca Avenue for a report of theft. A man reported he found a gas cap several feet from his vehicle and believed someone had siphoned gas. […]

Freedom lets us act morally wrong

By Tibor Machan At a recent demonstration outside the Earl Warren Building in San Francisco, someone was waiving a sign that read: “A moral wrong can’t be a civil right.” Well, in fact, it can. A simple case in point is when someone writes something that is immoral or produces pictures or movies that are […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. Jan. 17 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of north Walnut Street. A man said someone knocked on his door and when he asked who it was, all they would say was “me”. When he […]

Verdict on Bush: He made us safer

I have been waiting several days now for someone to write a response to the letter from Kirby Rowan that appeared in your paper on Jan 18. Since no one has, I will. What prompted me to get off dead center was the shabby treatment by the liberals present as President Bush boarded his helicopter […]

Clovis Community College sponsoring blood drive

Find the HERO in you! Every two seconds, someone needs blood. This year alone, as many as five million patients will require blood transfusions. You can help!

Police: Homicide victim likely knew attacker

CNJ Staff Police say they suspect a 54-year-old Clovis woman found dead inside her burning house Saturday morning was killed by someone she knew. The victim is identified as Elizabeth McAdams, 1600 N. Lea St. Her body was discovered shortly after 7 a.m. by Clovis firefighters responding to a house fire. Police said smoke was […]

Pageant was a manger disaster

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One year it was decided by someone (who later refused to be identified) that during the annual Christmas pageant we ought to have a “real” manger scene — with live animals. Somebody’s dad built a nifty three-sided wooden creche, and some of the kids brought their 4-H animals. It was […]

A manger disaster

One year it was decided by someone (who later refused to be identified) that during the annual Christmas pageant we ought to have a “real” manger scene – with live animals. Somebody’s Dad built a nifty three-sided wooden creche, and some of the kids brought their 4-H animals. It was the wrong time of year […]

Better to be Shott than Nott

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I got my dratted Federal Income Tax form in the mail the other day, as did millions of others. It reminded me of what someone said: “This is a country of faith. On the installment plan you can buy what you can’t afford. On the stock market you can sell […]