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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A young female ferret explores the Clovis Animal Control office Thursday afternoon. The ferret was found Monday in a dog pen. Clovis Animal Control officers are trying to ferret out the facts. Until then, a foot-long, 1-pound ferret will just have to stay at the shelter until her true owner […]

April 17, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Golf fundraiser true group effort The Cannon Spouses’ Club

God’s love not dependent on appearance

God loves ordinary people. It is almost too good to be true. Maybe that’s why no world religion but Christianity has dared to believe it. When God comes at Bethlehem, he does not come into a clean stable filled with only hygienic and non-allergenic hay, only well-behaved animals and no “droppings,” only high quality, top-of-the-line […]

Ballot lists candidates, not ideology

Freedom Newspapers A critical drumbeat that Arizona Sen. John McCain isn’t “conservative” enough persists into a second week after Super Tuesday gave him a dominating lead for the Republican nomination for president. McCain is widely viewed as the presumption nominee with a commanding total of party convention delegates. But concerns about McCain’s true commitment to […]

Feb. 9, 2008 Best Best on TV

What: True Hollywood Story Where: E! When: 7 p.m. What it’s about: Amy Winehouse. Sure to be a night full of crazy behavior.

Why are some folks afraid of joy?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist It has taken me a long time to figure this out because it is so hard to believe, and I really didn’t want to come to this conclusion. But I’m afraid it is true: Some folks are scared of joy. I guess we all know that some folks, for […]

Be wary of “get rich quick” businesses

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: It’s Everybody’s Business Today’s economy is a lot different than it was one year ago. With interest rates rising and home mortgages with adjustable rates cutting into cash flow; consumers are looking for ways to make more money. In an effort to make quick money, often one will look to start a […]

Accent doesn’t define person

By Anita Doberman: Columnist When people mention exotic places they would like to visit, Texas is probably not the first one that comes to mind. But to me, growing up in Rome — which seemed so ordinary — Dallas was the most exotic place I could think of. As a teenager I fantasized about being […]

Accent doesn’t define person

By Anita Doberman: Columnist When people mention exotic places they would like to visit, Texas is probably not the first one that comes to mind. But to me, growing up in Rome — which seemed so ordinary — Dallas was the most exotic place I could think of. As a teenager I fantasized about being […]

Winter should be enjoyed

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The day before New Year’s Eve, it was a true delight to awaken and see how much snow had fallen overnight. Since I had spent much of last winter trying to locate the correct kind of boot for my cross-country equipment, finally getting them late in March, it gave me […]

Childhood memories change with time

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The day after Thanksgiving, in my memory at least, there was inevitably an inch dusting of snow. The snow had all fallen overnight and was finished by 6 a.m., when we arose early for the first day of deer season. The rifles had all been cleaned and oiled, and the […]

State of innocence never guaranteed

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist On Sept. 10, 2001, this nation was more than a quarter-century past its last real crisis. This is not to say the intervening years were uneventful: They were not. Those years saw three attempted presidential assassinations, a shuttle explosion, an impeachment and sundry hostage takings, military actions and political scandals. […]

3/19 Letters to the editor

Ambulance shouldn’t be used as ruse I am totally appalled after reading Friday’s paper to learn that Portales Fire Department approved the use of one of their ambulances to be used in a drug bust. I cannot imagine why the Fire Department would let one of their prized and expensive ambulances be filled up with […]

Remembering World War II

Dan True - Veteran

Freedom Newspapers: Sharna Johnson Clovis resident Dan True served as an Army tech sergeant in World War II. He was deployed to Europe and the Philippines as part of his three-year stint. Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer An American flag hangs year-round outside Lt. Col. Judy Griego’s childhood home. The man who hung it is […]

Making statement not advocating action

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Bill Bennett, former secretary of education and drug czar, now host of the “Morning in America” talk radio show, caused quite a stir and hand-wringing in his response to a caller. The caller hypothesized that had there not been so many abortions in America, Social Security wouldn’t be facing its […]

James L. Brazell, Dan True, R.E. Bob Smith

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James L. Brazell Date of birth: Sept. 21, 1925 Dates of Service: April 1944 to March, 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Clovis Theater or […]

Wiley, Delma

CNJ staff Delma Wiley Services: Have been held. Delma Wiley, 79, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 7, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on April 8, 1926, in Buffalo, Texas, to David Sr. and Leona Caldwell. She married Earnest Wiley on Nov. 20, 1945. She worked as a cook, bus […]

Camp for sick youth superb

By Clyde Davis This column is geared to a special group of readers, though it may expand to include all of you with generous hearts. If you are in the first group, it is because you know a child who has or has previously had cancer. If you are in the second group, as most […]

Music true form of expression

By David Dawson: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Why Music? Ever since I can remember, music has been a true form of expression in my life. At 4, […]

Helping heals holiday gloom

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The round of holiday parties is in full swing, and except for a brief respite, will continue through the Super Bowl. The arrangements of family gatherings, friendship events and year-end and beginning-of-the-year celebrations will continue and most hearts will be filled with joy and warmth. The attitude of most people […]