McGee: Stranger’s kindness met with caution

Grant McGee Too many campfire tales, scary movies and news stories have taken a toll on how I respond to helpful strangers. I realized this on our recent trip to the American Southland. If you remember we arrived at my brother’s house in south Florida. While he and his wife were out of town they […]

McGee: Trip to dentist worth pain

Word has made its way through the family grapevine that one of the kids needs to go to the dentist but won’t because of that fear of pain thing. The kids are in their 20’s and 30’s now and they’re gonna do what they’re gonna do, I just wish I could transmit cosmic thoughts how […]

ENMU’s Squire earns trip to nationals

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Bill Squire qualified for the NCAA Division II track championship in the hammer throw in Thursday’s Last Chance Twilight track meet hosted by Abilene Christian, winning the event with a toss of 187 feet 8 3/4 inches. The throw surpasses the provisional qualifying mark […]

Political field trip festers frustration

All right, gang, nice trip up from Clovis. Appreciate your good behavior. When you exit the bus, gather together and wait for the other buses to unload. Then we’ll head over to the Roundhouse Rotunda to talk about our visit to the Legislature today.” (Oh, brother. These kids are driving me nuts.) “OK. Everybody here? […]

Not all indigenous customs honorable

Curtis K. Shelburne The last thing I wanted to do on a recent trip to San Antonio was to have to think much. Thinking is work and I do it poorly. I just wanted to relax. But my wife and I took a tour to a couple of the vintage San Antonio missions, and—here’s the […]

Music tastes open after trip

Clyde Davis Though it’s never easy to see the summer come to its ceremonial end, Labor Day and the surrounding timespan, it does go down easier with good music to carry one into September. For us, that has happened in excess, over the past week or two. Last Sunday, we were up in Albuquerque, participating […]

Airmen return from dental mission to Africa

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Courtesy photo Capt. Ben Britten, left, and St. Sgt. Marc Bustria work on a patient on their trip to Africa. Liliana Castillo Capt. Ben Britten and Staff Sgt. Marc Bustria, both of the 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron and Cannon Air Force Base recently returned from a humanitarian deployment to Africa. During their trip, […]

Udall discusses trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today talked with reporters from around the state about his trip last week to Afghanistan and Pakistan to visit with troops on the ground and meet with key stakeholders in the region. To listen to the audio, click here. To view photos from Udall’s trip, click here. Below […]

Obama needs to weigh all troop options

Freedom New Mexico Before leaving on his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama let it be known he is not satisfied with any of the four alternative plans he and his national security team have been considering — involving troop augmentations from zero to 40,000 — to prosecute the next phase of the war in […]

Hunting trip about family bonding

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Deer hunting came full circle for my brother and I last week but it’s remarkable just how much things have changed. The circle came when family members including my brother and I planned a deer hunting trip earlier this year to the same canyon where my dad first took my […]

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 […]

Trip turns sickly

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I’m writing this column from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago – actually from the attending physician’s personal laptop. Now, if that’s not superb patient care, I don’t know what is. The question you may be asking is why am I in a hospital in Chicago? Let me start from the […]

Husband’s presence missed during trip

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist This week, I took my six year old daughter Anna to a competitive gymnastics’ camp, 500 miles away from our home. She’s too young to stay overnight so we, myself and her four sisters, had to go with her. My husband and I had originally planned that I would take […]

Two words tacked onto the ‘Great Commission’

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist My wife and I and some fine friends just returned from a four-day motorcycle trip to the Texas Hill Country. It was wonderful! As we were rolling back into the Greater Muleplex on Sunday evening, trip meters rolled to 1200 miles. It takes time to get back into the normal […]

Two Words Tacked Onto the “Great Commission”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist My wife and I and some fine friends just returned from a four-day motorcycle trip to the Texas Hill Country. It was wonderful! As we were rolling back into the Greater Muleplex on Sunday evening, trip meters rolled to 1200 miles. It takes time to get back into the […]

Students making trip for inauguration

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Had she been eligible to vote last November, Clovis High School senior Morgan Duval says she would have voted for Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Still, she is excited about her trip this week to the nation’s capital to be among the millions to witness Barack Obama’s historic inauguration […]

Rambo gets religion

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Courtesy photo Rambo’s owners believe taking the dog to church made him more well-behaved. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A little dog went to church and became a new person … uh, canine, that is. Clovis residents Kurt Vigil and Joy Lucero started taking Rambo, an overly aggressive corgi cross, to Faith Christian Family […]

Joy from material items short-lived

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist When Daddy and Mother were in seminary, the money was tight. So we looked for entertainment that was inexpensive and accessible. I remember a trip when our family and another family took a trip to the Missouri State Fair in 1955. The Missouri State Fair was quite an attraction to […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 p.m. Aug. 1 an officer responded to the 200 block of 11th Street for a report of a man cursing at people. The officer found a 52-year-old man sitting in a chair in his yard wearing only boxers and drinking […]

Youth granted trip through Make-A-Wish

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jacob Thomson, 9, of Clovis packs away his stuffed dolphin, Monday for his trip to Florida, that was sponsored by the Make-A-Wish foundation and Faith Christian Family Church. This trip has been planned since his last stay in the hospital in April. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If 9-year-old Jacob […]