Music brings one closer to faith

By Joe Champouillon: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. When I was young and in school, I probably was what everyone thought of as the typical male athlete, only interested in what […]

Not all green initiatives brilliant

Grant McGee: Local columnist One of the things I liked about our tour of the Southland The Lady of the House and I took last fall was I got to see an old friend of mine, kudzu. Kudzu is a vigorous, big-leafed vine that can be seen all over the southeast United States. If it […]

Time to celebrate

Clovis Christian School will be celebrating its new building at 2000 Humphrey with a ribbon cutting on Friday. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. • • • Roger Clemens, his former trainer and steroids are dominating the sports-page headlines today. Here’s a news flash: Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Baseball spring training update […]

Inspiration found in unexpected place

Anita Doberman In the last few weeks, I missed my husband’s call from overseas too many times. If it’s just once or twice I don’t mind, but if it happens on numerous occasions, I feel frustrated and disappointed. I wanted to share our excitement about an upcoming trip to Atlanta to attend my oldest daughter’s […]

Smile when life gets tough

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist In the last few weeks, I missed my husband’s calls from overseas too many times. If it’s just once or twice I don’t mind, but if it happens on numerous occasions, I feel frustrated and disappointed. I wanted to share our excitement about an upcoming trip to Atlanta to attend […]

AFSOC leader lauds range space

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Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster By Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster, recently appointed commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla., paid his first official visit to Cannon Air Force Base this week since taking command. He talked with Freedom New Mexico on Wednesday in his first press […]

Jan. 27, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: There’s No Place Like Here By Cecilia Ahern This is the story of Sandy Shortt, who became obsessed with finding missing things and people after the disappearance of her neighbor and nemesis when she was just 10 yearsold. As an adult, Sandy owns her own […]

First person: Hank Baskett

Clovis native Hank Baskett recently finished his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles: On being back in Clovis: There’s no place like home. It’s always great to see friends and family. You can never get enough of friends and family. On being named special teams player of the year by the Eagles: It did help. […]

Returning adopted child unjustified

Anita Doberman Hard to believe, but a Dutch couple returned their adopted Korean daughter after seven years. The parents had adopted the little girl from South Korea when she was four months old. Reports of how the situation unfolded were contradictory, but it appears that the girl was given over to the care of the […]

Adoptive parents give back daughter

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Hard to believe, but a Dutch couple returned their adopted Korean daughter after seven years. The parents had adopted the little girl from South Korea when she was 4 months old. Reports of how the situation unfolded were contradictory but it appears that the girl was given over to the […]

Realizing goals requires planning, flexibility

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The heavy pall you see and feel hanging in the air, if you are aware of and responsive to it, is the aura of holiday decorations being removed and stored for another year. New Year’s Day is perhaps a fine time to begin this, at least in our family. Certain […]

Stocking stuffers

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CNJ staff photo illustration: Liliana Castillo Stockings are a chance to show your friends and family members you’ve been paying attention to what they like. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Stocking stuffers can be anything from holiday candy to money, but in the end, as long as the stuffers bring a smile to the […]

Positive thinking key

Anita Doberman I am always amazed when I meet people who are extremely positive no matter what happens out there. It may pour rain or thunder but nothing can take their smile away. Whenever I asked these people what their secret is, they often say, that’s just the way I have always been. Unfortunately, I […]

Clovis businessman talks military life

Cannon Connections Clovis businessman and long-time Cannon Air Force Base advocate Randy Harris joined a handful of civic leaders from around the country a little more than two weeks ago on a trip to deployed military locations and combat zones. Sponsored by the Air Force Chief of Staff’s office, the Air Force Civic Leaders Group […]

Positive outlook takes work

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist I am always amazed when I meet people who are extremely positive no matter what happens out there. It may pour rain or thunder but nothing can take their smile away. Whenever I asked these people what their secret is, they often say, that’s just the way I have always […]

Increased holiday workload can be draining for plumbers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Garry Bonnett, a Denton Plumbing employee, works on a drain. Another local plumber says calls increase around the holidays, in part due to the number of people gathering together in homes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Stomachs aren’t the only things that get full after a holiday banquet. Holiday […]

Tossing diapers can’t be good karma

By Grant McGee: Local columnist There’s something great about a new morning on the High Plains. The sun has just come up, the air is still cool and fresh, birds are singing. It’s even better when it’s my day off and The Lady of the House hasn’t given me her chore list yet. This was […]

God walks with us all along life’s journey

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist I just saw something I thought I’d never see — but this week I’ve already seen a wad of things in that category.   I’m presently in the air over northern Africa. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a light flash on outside the window. The […]

Police: Senior citizen traps alleged burglar

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An 85-year-old city resident took law enforcement into his own hands, capturing a teen at gunpoint Tuesday during an attempted robbery. When police arrived at the home just before 7 a.m., they found Alton Tillman pointing a handgun at a 16-year-old boy who was standing against a wall, a police […]

Panic attacks not uncommon

Anita Doberman: Columnist I get panic attacks. They’re not frequent, and I’ll go years without one. But inevitably and without warning, they show up like an uninvited guest. I say without warning, but they’re not entirely random. While my husband is trying to assure me I’m not having a heart attack, he’ll gently ask me […]