Letter to the editor: Lujan acted in my best interests

I want to thank my representative, Ben Ray Lujan, and all those who voted for health-care reform. With all the money being thrown at our senators and representatives by those who oppose reform, I think it is something of a miracle this bill made it through. Those who oppose reform for various misguided reasons might […]

Letters to the Editor: Lack of respect shown at Olympics

Lack of respect shown at Olympics The Olympic Games are something I look forward to every four years because I enjoy sports and I’ll watch almost anything that gets me away from one rerun after another. One of the things I enjoy about the Games are the medal ceremonies. When our anthem is played it’s […]

Health insurance not an entitlement

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I am fond of affordability. That extends to insurance.My home, car, health and sometimes travel insurance would at their best be something I can well afford. But then this is so with whatever it is that I am in the market for — shoes, food, furniture, electronics, etc. […]

Bethlehem is about what God has done and still does

By Curtis Shelburne: Local columnist The glory of Christmas is that it centers on something only God could have done. No committee could ever have come up with Bethlehem. While God was busy saving the world, they’d have still been arguing over the shape of the table or the wording of the mission statement or […]

President’s actions don’t warrant Nobel

Freedom New Mexico To his credit, in his acceptance address, President Obama addressed several of the ironies involved in his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace with humility, humor and a thoughtful disquisition on the delicate relationship among conflict, war, fanaticism and peace. Although he made the best of the situation, there was […]

Health care overhaul needs new approach

Freedom Newspapers Despite a belated recognition that most Americans care more about lost jobs and the faltering economy than an effort to increase government control over one-sixth of the economy, President Barack Obama has made passage of some sort of health care revision his signature issue. He wants something he can sign by early next […]

Organizations aim to draw community together with Thanksgiving dinner

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Susie Armijo, kitchen manager at Lighthouse Mission, carves one of 26 Thanksgiving turkeys Monday in preparation for Thursday’s feast at the Lighthouse. Armijo said she and her staff plan on cooking a total of 31 turkeys. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A nice, big turkey dinner is something nearly […]

Aviation group’s project taking off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The EAA plane will weigh 245 pounds without a pilot when finished compared to the 1,500-pound Aerostar stored next to it. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In the northwest corner of the Blue Sky Aviation hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport, a rickety-looking frame of a plane is waiting to […]

ENMU volleyball team has high hopes

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Caitlin Murphy (foreground), the only senior on this year’s ENMU volleyball roster, practices on Wednesday with her Zias teammates. Murphy was a second-team All Lone Star Conference selection last season. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico An 0-4 beginning of the 2009 season may not be something to stand on […]

Rugby team trying to get sport going in Clovis area

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Nomads are a story of hard work and dedication in bringing something a little different to the city last year — rugby football. David North, Vinny Comerford and two others met at Kelley’s Bar and Grill in Clovis and decided to field a team. “Four years ago, […]

Showing vulnerability bonds people

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I did something that’s fairly out of character for me while I was at a conference last week. This is the last time I write about this conference, next week I’m moving on to why a girl needs to learn about her car anti lock breaking system so that the […]

Church mixes music, ministry

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sophia Witte, director of music at First United Methodist Church, will be leading the choir at the first music camp hosted by the church. The camp runs Monday through Friday and children can sign up by calling or stopping by the church today. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer First […]

Rodeo still remains true to its roots

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I got a chance to do something last week I haven’t been able to do in 35 or 40 years. I sat through a performance Thursday at the Pioneer Days Rodeo. I’ve been to lots of rodeos in three different states in that time, but I’ve always been there as […]

How precious is life? It’s up to you

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Many times we take life for granted. Then something comes along and we are once again appreciative of just how precious life is. One minute there all is good and the next, a disaster could be looming or something terrible has happened to a family member. The event or experience […]

American Heritage Bank will move to North Prince Street

CNJ staff American Heritage Bank in Clovis is planning to build a new headquarters — relocating their main branch from North Main Street to North Prince Street. President Mac Langford said the bank is in the process of obtaining permits for a a new 7,800 square foot building on property just south of Something Different […]

Music in Our Schools: Music defines cultures

By Rebecca Dewbre, Yucca Middle School Music is a positive influence on me and something I enjoy and can turn to when I’m in a good or a not-so-good mood. Music is all around us from the sounds of nature to rhythms of

Octuplet mom hard to defend

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist We finally found something that conservatives and liberals alike can agree on — the disapproval, to put it mildly, over Nadya Suleman’s parenting choices. Forget the debate surrounding the stimulus plan and the economic downfall. Leave it to Suleman to unite the nation in criticizing her. In the last week, […]

A tale of tape tragedy and trust

I was watching the History Channel awhile back as my attention was hooked and I was reeled in by a program focusing on the reasons for a terrible plane crash. A large airliner (I believe of South or Central American registry)20was flown right into the ocean. Everyone on board was killed. Something obviously went terribly […]

Volunteers make annual dinner possible

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Amber Lease, left, and Kevin Lamere, right, spent Thursday afternoon cleaning up after a Thanksgiving meal at the Lighthouse Mission kitchen. Lamere said he wanted to do something different on Thanksgiving so he called up the mission to volunteer. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Kevin Lamere, 27, said he […]

Monster mash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Charles Benz launches over smashed cars during the side-by-side race on Saturday during the Monster Truck rally at the Curry County Fairgrounds Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Correspondent Monster truck shows are something new for many Clovis residents. But many were introduced to this form of […]