Weekend full of local activities

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Courtesy photo For Tucumcari’s Centennial Celebration Max Gardner and Rex Rideout will perform songs from Jack Thorp’s 1908 cowboy song collection. Freedom New Mexico Take your pick. There is something for everyone’s taste from bucking broncos to cowboy poetry to contemporary music beginning Thursday at the Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. The long-weekend’s festivities begin with […]

In tribute: Former detective loved challenge

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Courtesy photo Bill Bollinger was a former Clovis police detective and city commissioner. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Bill Bollinger saw something he liked — a case to solve, a piece of wood to form, or a person to care about —he never let go. The former Clovis police detective and city commissioner […]

Adequate medical program needed

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and […]

U.S. has small role in Georgia, Russia conflict

Freedom New Mexico The still-small but dangerous war that broke out over the weekend between Georgia and Russia is the culmination of decades of mutual hostility fed by centuries of acrimonious history remembered conveniently by partisans on all sides. Also in play were recent developments that made the Caucasus region something of a tinderbox waiting […]

Flirting touchy subject

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist Y ou would think flirting would be something I gave more thought to in my single days, than my married ones. Not so. While I’ve never been one to bat my eyelashes to get my way, I am now more aware of flirting than ever precisely because I’m married. Now, […]

Our mistakes help out economy

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Contributing to the national economy can start with something as simple as putting a lawnmower blade on backward or installing a left pedal on the right-side crank arm on a bicycle.

OKC team should reflect something local

Now that Oklahoma City has a pro basketball team, what should they call it?

Proposed voting rights should be reciprocated

Freedom New Mexico According to National Public Radio, Europe has seen rising interest in something many Americans can’t or won’t take the time to do — voting for president. It seems commentators in England and other countries see their continent’s fortunes inextricably tied to ours. By their reasoning, the residents of other nations deserve to […]

Oasis’ summer program begins Saturday

Oasis State Park near Portales has started its summer programs and has something scheduled for each weekend through the summer.

Day of song

Something to do:

In the senator’s own words

Something new on our Web sites today: A podcast from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s press conference Tuesday with New Mexico radio broadcasters.

Even Christ needs endorsements

By Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist What is an endorsement? It is an affirmation, confirmation or testimonial that someone gives on behalf of a person, company, product or service.The person who endorses something may be a character admired by Americans or successful athlete or renowned movie celebrity. When these respected personalities are used in this fashion, […]

Mom finds career fix

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Joanna Von Bon hammers a seal out of a timing cover on a British-made car. Von Bon says she prefers to work on old cars. “You never know what you’ll find under a hood,” Von Bon said. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Joanna Von Bon said she always wanted […]

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Glenda Price Glenda Price Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard […]

Positive light doesn’t shine on everything

By Anita Doberman I can usually talk myself into seeing things in a more positive light when something doesn’t go my way. I don’t always succeed, but I put the effort in most areas of my life, except for one: my parents-in-law, and particularly my mother-in-law. I can face long trips with my five little […]

Sickness: Something to be shared

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were paying our tab at a Clovis eatery when I overheard some of the waitresses on break in a nearby booth.“You had ‘The Crud’ yet?” asked one. “I’ve had it twice and I had the flu shot. I was in bed for two […]

Sacrifices different for everybody

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Since I was a child, Lent has been that time of year that we pick something we really like and then torture ourselves, and those around us, going without it for 40 long days and nights. After all, if Jesus could survive in the desert for 40 days and nights […]

Elida beats defending champs

Wesley Gilmore scored 30 points as Elida beat defending state champion Gateway Christian 75-66 Wednesday night in a Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game at Rio Rancho High School.

If you ever need a plastic spoon …

Ever wonder what a 20-something carries in her purse?

What’s on

Looking for something good on TV? Staff writer Kevin Wilson offers a daily suggestion: