Accuracy important in marriage

Grant McGee On our recent vacation we stopped to visit family in Pensacola, Fla. It was still another 10 hours of driving, one way, to visit my mom in south Florida. “That’s a long way,” said The Lady of the House. “I might just want to stay here with my sister.” “My brother has a […]

McGee: Harvester ants possess remarkable work ethic

While riding my bicycle along one of our county roads, I stopped to contemplate a harvester ant colony. I should tell you I’m an admirer of harvester ants. These ants are those big ones that make low, wide ant hills. I like them for their pure work ethic, because they seem to know just what […]

AgSense: Conserving rainfall challenge of dry season

Many people who have spent more than half a century in the southern High Plains say that they have not seen a year like this before. This year is unique. Rainfall stopped after a wet summer in 2010 and less than three inches has been received in the last nine months. Distribution is also erratic. […]

Texas couple reunited with lost dog in Tucumcari

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico State Police Lee Gardner is reunited with Chance, her search and rescue dog, Wednesday at the New Mexico State Police office in Tucumcari Russell Anglin Forth Worth, Texas, retirees Chick and Lee Gardner were devastated to find their search-and-rescue dog, a black labrador retriever named Chance, missing from their car and […]

Police blotter — May 25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 p.m. May 4 an officer responded to a restaurant in the 200 block of Seventh Street for a report of theft. A clerk told the officers a group of five young children ordered $46 in food. She said when she […]

Clovis man owns extensive phone collection

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gary Blair of Clovis moved his extensive phone collection into a railroad caboose he restored a year and a half ago. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Gary Blair of Clovis stopped counting the phones in his collection after he got to a couple hundred. He has miniatures, novelties, not-so-novel […]

Clovis has share of famous visitors

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist A newcomer to Clovis was asking if any famous people ever came to Clovis. I told him that one of the earliest famous persons to Clovis was Charles Lindberg, and his wife Ann Morrow Lindberg, and the famed pilot Amelia Earhardt. That was in 1929-1930 when Lindberg selected the air […]

Aug. 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. July 23 an officer on patrol on West 21st Street stopped to talk with two male subjects he saw walking. When the officer approached, one of the males started running away and the officer saw him throw a bag […]

Diesel fuel prices putting the strain on farmers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo William Matejka is driving back home to Ottawa, Ill., from a trip to Arizona. He said he’s paying about a $1.50 more per gallon of diesel than he was at the beginning of his trip. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer William Matejka and Pamela Kiest stopped at the Love’s […]

Angelo State beats Hounds in double overtime

Freedom New Mexico Daniel Thomas rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the second overtime, as Angelo State beat the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds 27-21 Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU senior quarterback Michael Benton scored on a 25-yard run in first overtime, but was stopped on fourth-and-two at the 5-yard line to end […]

Divine touch central to survival

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist One time on a trip to Houston, our family witnessed an episode that warmed out hearts. Entering through the security gates at an apartment complex next to a golf course, we noticed a young woman running quickly, even frantically, through the parking lot. She stopped at a parked car and […]

Group of 26 transported by power of prayer

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Editor’s note: This column is being rerun at the request of several readers. A missionary from Africa told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan. As a missionary doctor in Africa, he worked in a hospital far out in the country. When he needed supplies, he had […]

Sept. 10, 2006 Letters to the Editor

Bush-bashing tactics show dangerous ignorance Kirby Rowan’s rants against the Bush administration demonstrate a staggering ignorance of the threat we in the West are facing. (“Bush administration must be stopped,” last Sunday’s CNJ) Rowan considers Bush a greater threat to us than fanatics who strap bombs on children and send them to murder other children. […]

Thank God for ‘Balcony People’

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist The Greater Muleplex — Muleshoe — the little but great community in which I live, lost a longtime citizen and dear friend this week.  During the 21 years my family and I have lived here, just knowing that Inez Bobo’s heart was here and that she loved this place and […]

Insanity is not the same as innocence

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist Never has a news story affected me the way the Andrea Yates tragedy did when it first broke. I was in the car when I heard the news on the radio, and I literally had to pull over — the horror was just too overwhelming. As I recall it, these […]

Citizens can be trusted to handle freedom

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist In Florida, we can witness a rather direct confrontation between citizens and the nanny state. The case reportedly involves the “owners of two local escort services — Destin’s Angels and Florida Dream Girls — (who are) facing possible prison time on charges they used escorting as a front for other […]

Sometimes camping stinks

By Bob Huber: Local columnist When spring rears its ugly head in these dusty parts, I always get claustrophobia — a fear of being trapped in a 1957 Chevy with a polecat. I caught that terminal ailment when our kids were small, and our family drove through a rain storm. What happened was, we went […]

1/14 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Thursday to a local school in response to a battery victim. The principal at the school told the officer that a student had been seriously injured in a fight. He said that he observed several students confronting each other […]

Where were you when the world stopped?

Grant McGee I’ve been meaning to write a nice letter to the country singer Alan Jackson for a while now. It would be just a fan letter, letting him know how I think he has been blessed with a great songwriting talent. I thought about writing that letter when I first heard his song “Where […]

Clovis baby’s reaction to food not related to California poisoning

CNJ Staff An 8-month-old Clovis child who stopped breathing on Tuesday night and was later resuscitated by two Army National Guardsmen had an allergic reaction to baby food, according to information the child’s father provided to officials at Cannon Air Force Base Public Affairs. It doesn’t look like the child’s baby food was poisoned, said […]