Touching base with Dad on Father’s Day

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist Father’s Day is Sunday. Will you be touching base with your dad? You know we all have thoughts of our fathers, good and bad. My relationship with my father was full of ups and downs. I was riding my bike to work the other day remembering the ups. This summer […]

Ruby Bridges was ‘Triumphant in Trouble’

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist Years ago now, I wrote a series of short essays entitled “Triumphant in Trouble.” How good it was, I don’t know, but I do know one truth came through at least to me, if to no one else. To be “triumphant in trouble” requires far more than that we […]

Job’s friends have wrong idea

By Curtis Shelburne: Local columnist The Book of Job is the textbook on suffering. Open it and you’ll see an extraordinarily good man undergoing extraordinarily terrible affliction. He loses his family (except his wife, and keeping her might easily be counted among his afflictions!), his wealth and his health. He’s reduced to sitting on a […]

Clovis resident wants city filled with music, again

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Jason Kidd, left, who produces mostly hip-hop and R & B music, has helped new recording artists “Shotime,” center and “K.P.” right, record under the Lost Sol Records label. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Jason Kidd said he fell in love with music as a child living in England. Kidd, […]

amos the church mouse

Gary Mitchell: Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except for hyphens and dashes. amendments to solomon s proverbs boss i ve run across some quippy sayings compiled by perry tanksley some […]

A word that drives me up the wall

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Here at the Symposium for Sparkling Conversation we’re swamped with letters warning us that our mother tongue is going to hell in a handbasket. Just to show you how serious this is, we spent 10 sleepless minutes dealing with the fact that in English there is no synonym for the […]

Lady Cats ride big second half

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Cold shooting. Hostile road crowd. Foul trouble. A trio of obstacles the Clovis Lady Wildcats haven’t faced in a while. Regrouping at halftime, Clovis scored the first 22 points of the second half en route to a 53-28 win over Carlsbad on Tuesday in a District 4-5A game. Brittany Blackmon scored […]

Don’t be one of Job’s friends

DON’T BE ONE OF JOB’S FRIENDS The Book of Job is the textbook on suffering. Open it and you’ll see an extraordinarily good man undergoing extraordinarily terrible affliction. He loses his family (except his wife, and keeping her might easily be counted among his afflictions!), his wealth, and his health. He’s reduced to sitting on […]

Lady Cats sweep Roswell

CNJ staff Roswell — The Clovis Lady Wildcats ran their season-opening winning streak to five matches Thursday with a convincing 25-14, 25-14, 25-20 win over Roswell. Senior middle hitter Monique Walker led Clovis with 10 kill while Jessica Hohn added six kills and 13 digs. “It was pretty much a mismatch,” Clovis coach Darrel Ray […]

Advice to graduates

Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. mousy advice to graduates boss i ve run across some quippy sayings compiled by perry tanksley some of them particularly relate to the church pew underworld and this time of graduation so […]