Mental fences can keep us from forgiveness

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When I go visit my sister Susie in Minnesota, we go walking. Close to her home is a paved path several miles long. The dirt path goes east by a baseball practice field where kids are gearing up for the season. Then it stretches by a field that boarders a […]

Dennis Roch to visit area

CNJ staff District 67 State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Tucumcari, plans to visit eastern New Mexico this week. His itinerary Thursday includes a 10 a.m. stop at Portales High School to visit students in the “Prep Me” program; a noon speaking engagement at the High Plains Patriots’ Tea Party event in front of the Curry County […]

Lujan to visit Clovis, Portales

Washington, DC – On Monday and Tuesday, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Easter story about ultimate sacrifice

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist This Sunday is very significant for Christians. Some call it the Easter season. Anyone can tell it is Easter by just visiting the Easter aisle at the grocery store. For some, Easter is about new clothes, a visit to church and Easter egg hunts. Yet, the message of the resurrection […]

Education column: Students visit ocean without leaving town

When was the last time you went on an underwater expedition…and did not leave Clovis? Impossible, you say? Well, you would be wrong, because that is exactly what the third grade class of Lockwood Elementary School did recently. Without leaving Clovis, they experienced an underwater expedition via technology. The Clovis school system was visionary enough […]

11-8 Club notes

Rebekah Lodge Friendship Rebekah Lodge members met Oct. 27 for their regular social time. Una Cronable of Rio Ranch was installed president of the New Mexico Rebekah Assembly in Lovington in September and Serena Goar was installed as vice president. Serena is a member of the Clovis Lodge. President Cronable will visit each Rebekah Lodge […]

Clovis classes visit the world

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Renie Smith’s senior English class learned to dance like peasants in the middle ages during a virtual field trip to the Sheffield Museum of Rural Life in Canada. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis students can now tour the world from their classrooms. Clovis Municipal Schools are using a […]

Governor secures Hull Street overpass money

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is delivering on a promise made in a Clovis visit last May, announcing Thursday that he has secured the money to replace the Hull Street bridge. The bridge is one of four eastern new Mexico road projects Richardson said will be paid for by combing state and federal dollars. […]

Press release: Secretary Napolitano to visit Arizona, New Mexico

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano will travel to Tucson, Ariz., and Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, Secretary Napolitano will visit Tucson to announce the 2009 Operation Stonegarden grant awards, which enhance law enforcement preparedness and operational readiness along U.S. borders. She will travel to Albuquerque on Friday to […]

Lujan fields questions on health care, water project during ENMU visit

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Congressman Ben Ray Lujan talksto students Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. He also met with the university’s board of regents. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer PORTALES — Health care and a major water improvement project dominated questions Congressman Ben Ray Lujan fielded from Eastern New Mexico University students. Lujan […]

Hospital visit nightmarish experience

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist A hospital stay shouldn’t be like a visit to the Twilight Zone but my wife’s stays certainly tend in that direction. I’ve told about her experiences in seeing the ghost of Doc Holliday while in the Glenwood Springs, Colo., hospital just a few hundred yards from Doc’s final […]

Hounds visit Midwestern State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Things haven’t gone the way senior free safety Jeremy Hibbler had hoped this season. He’s been a busy man in Eastern New Mexico University’s secondary — Hibbler leads the Lone Star Conference, by a wide margin, in total tackles with 109. Still, the Greyhounds (1-8, 0-5 LSC South) are […]

Military feature: Program sends local veteran to visit World War II memorial

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Philip Gillespie said he joined the service in World War II to contribute to the war efforts. Gillespie served as a gunner on a Navy dive bomber aircraft where he hunted submarines and provided ground support for Allied Forces in the Philippines. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Philip Gillespie […]

Shooting victim remembered as loving father

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gary Payne traveled to Lubbock on Thursday afternoon to visit his daughter and see her new house. After the visit, he headed home for Melrose, but never arrived. Police said Payne and a Lubbock woman, Melissa Ward, were shot in the head about 11 p.m. Thursday as they drove […]

Library offering Mars nights

CNJ staff Mondays in September are Martian family nights at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. For the next four Mondays the library will conduct family-oriented programs about Mars. The programs start at 6:30 p.m. in the children’s craftroom and last about 45 minutes to an hour. Information: Krissie Carter at 769-7840.

Udall will visit area schools

CNJ staff U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is visiting local schools to help students and families learn about service academies. Udall, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, is visiting 13 New Mexico high schools with representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard. […]

Udall to visit Clovis

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Rotary governor to visit region

CNJ Staff The governor of Rotary District 5520 will make an official visit to the Rotary Clubs of Clovis, Melrose and Texico/Farwell this week. Gov. Tom Lindsay, a Deming real estate business owner and speech language pathologist, is coming to the area as part of his effort to visit all 68 clubs in the district […]

Pope’s visit should make U.S. better

Freedom New Mexico The most vivid impression most Americans have of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United States is likely to be the attention he paid to the clergy sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church in the United States (and in other countries as well). He brought it up unbidden […]

Pope’s visit marks historic event

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Here’s another great reason to countdown to April 15. Besides it being Tax Day on Tuesday — whoopie — and Mom’s birthday — hooray — it’s also the day Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States. For B-16, this will be his first visit to the United States as […]