No excuse for losing touch

It’s hard to keep up with old friends and former coworkers. They promised me email, Facebook and cell phones would change all that. Eventually we find out that people change email addresses for one reason or another and Facebook is great for reconnecting but not very personal. Cell phones, well they don’t keep us any […]

Hounds regain shooting touch in blowout

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Max Carrier goes over Oklahoma Panhandle State’s Jared Messer for a shot during Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — So much for any shooting problems. After finishing under 35 percent in each of their first two regular-season games over […]

Food at the speed of life: Coleslaw has touch of sweetness

A number of versions of coleslaw hang around the recipe boxes of this country, and I found one that’s easy, healthy and has a touch of sweetness. This is another recipe from Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyer’s “Fast and Fabulous” cookbook.

Food at the speed of life: Spicy shrimp has Creole touch

I f you like spicy food and shrimp, here’s a dish for you. I found a healthy, tasty recipe in Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers’ “Fast and Fabulous” cookbook.

Human touch needed even as technology advances

Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist One time on a trip to Houston, our family witnessed an episode that warmed our hearts. Entering through the security gates at the 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 quickly […]

Snorkeling perfect opportunity to daydream

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist One of the solid advantages of exercising, at least certain types of exercise, is the ability to lose focus, to take a mini-trip in the mind while one is performing it. No, I do obviously not mean tennis, or golf, or softball, or touch football. The advantage to those types […]

Two-step too much for East Coast boy

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Lee Roy Parnell was in concert at the Clovis Civic Center for Dairy Fest two weeks ago. Lee Roy plays Texas boogie music and is one of my favorite guitarists. I had to go. Lee Roy and his band were jamming away when a young guy and his partner decided […]

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 […]

Keeping the faith

Photo by: Andy DeLisle Billy Rives participates in the day to day raising of his youngest daughter. Tracey Rives, his wife, said burping the baby is difficult due to her small size. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Faith Rives is 7 pounds of pure attitude. With clenched fists and a lusty cry, the 5-month-old infant […]

Former teacher takes new position

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a single moment, with an icepack on her elbow and a reformed student at her side, Patricia Miller’s belief — that you can change the world one child at a time — was reinforced. “One of my students had picked up an incredibly large rock and was prepared […]

Some schools take sex education too far

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist The sex educators in Montgomery County, Md., have devised a film for 10th-graders that features a young lady putting a condom on a cucumber. You do wonder, when you read about these things, why they stop there. After all, if the assumption is that kids are too stupid to know […]

Principal grateful for ‘bad touch’ program

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Clovis’ Parkview Elementary Principal Linda D’Amour woke up Wednesday morning and saw her newspaper, she knew it would not be an ordinary day. D’Amour was the principal in whom a student confided on Sept. 16, saying said she had been sexually abused at 700 E. 10th Street. That report led […]