Story about seeing a man about a dog

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist  Did you hear about the fellow who was walking down the street one day when he saw a hand-lettered sign in a yard that said: “Talking Dog: Five Dollars”?  Quite curious, the man walked up to the front door of the house and knocked. When an ordinary-looking fellow answered, the […]

Bed bandit strikes

CNJ Staff A disabled customer walked out of a Clovis medical supply store with a mattress without paying for it, a police report said. Tuesday afternoon, Cinda Barringer of Clovis Brace called police to report a disabled customer suffering from “morbid obesity and other ailments” had stolen a mattress from the store, according to the […]

Witness: Robber was calm

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The man who robbed a Clovis bank on Friday morning calmly walked out after leaving what he claimed was a bomb on the counter, according to a witness who asked not to be identified. The device was later determined to be nonexplosive, officials said. The witness, whose identity is […]

Snap judgements frequently lead spirit awry

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist This Father’s Day weekend, I remember a talk I had with my father when my attitude was less than Christianlike. It was years ago and all the teenagers were sitting at the back of the church. As my minister father walked to the pulpit, a strange man stepped into the […]

Zias blank East Central

CNJ staff IRVING, Texas — Senior right-hander Amanda Nightingale pitched a three-hit shutout and senior second baseman Tracy Jordan belted a two-run triple as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team beat East Central 3-0 on Friday in the rain-plagued Lone Star Conference First Pitch Tournament. The Zias (11-9) had their second game on Friday, against […]

Aubrey “Lynn” Lansford

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. Aubrey “Lynn” Lansford Date of birth: May 19, 1923 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Darrel D. Hornsby

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Darrel D. Hornsby Date of birth: May 21, 1919 Dates of service: 1942 to 1953 Hometown: Montoya Lives in: Tucumcari Theater and location of service: Europe and Korea Branch: Army Air Corps, Air Force Rank: Captain Unit and specialty: 8th Air Force, B-17s In his words: In the heart […]

5/22 Letters to the editor

Sport schedule can’t please everyone This is a rebuttal to the Clovis resident who is upset about having to choose between sports and church. First of all, we are sorry the schedule has inconvenienced any family. The Clovis Girls Athletic Association has been operating for more than 30 years. We have had the Monday through […]

Don’t judge or look down on your brother

by Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Have you ever passed judgment on someone else without knowing all the facts? I’ve told this story before, but it never goes out of style: One Sunday night about 1963, I was sitting on the back pew at church with the rest of the teenagers. My father was preaching and […]

Judging and being judged by God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist Many years ago a friend shared with me a little story by Wyatt Kirk. In these days  before Christmas, I think it’s particularly appropriate. “The story is told of the time when all nations and peoples are gathered before God in judgment. A growing undercurrent of accusations against God […]