Roads in need of repair

The roads in Clovis are horrible. I have lived in three states and these roads in Clovis are the worst. They are filled with potholes and are a hazard to drive on. Everywhere I have lived, the roads are watched over 24/7 and are always under construction to maintain the best quality. I was hoping […]

Season on parade

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Alexis Richards of the Curry County Cats Spirit Squad tosses candy Saturday night at the Clovis Christmas Light Parade on Main Street. The squad did a dance routine to “Santa, Baby,” throughout the parade. Benna Sayyed Tressa Ilg watched the Christmas Light Parade from the side of Main Street wearing […]

Fishing lessons need to be passed

A s I watched the end of my fishing pole start to dance instead of reacting quickly, I casually picked it up and reeled it in a few yards. I knew even before the pole started to wiggle it wasn’t a fish. It was a youngster’s line. I like to fish a lot and I’ve […]

Letters to the editor: Harvest festivals have pagan origins

I watched the “Haunted History of Halloween” on the History Channel, a yearly tradition for us. As we watched, something occurred to me. Many people, schools and churches do not celebrate Halloween because the thought is, “it’s evil.” Instead, many celebrate “harvest parties” as an alternative.

Career matters more than moment

By Kevin Wilson Armando Galaragga will not be perfect in the record book. And Jim Joyce was proven imperfect by video. And their fates crossing paths showed a lot of us are far from perfect ourselves. Last Wednesday was an afternoon off for me, which meant e-mailing friends and using Netflix to catch up on […]

Glad I don’t live in ‘24’ America

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Nine years of my life gone, but no regrets. Last week I watched the finale of Fox’s serial drama “24” about agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). I loved all eight seasons and the made-for-TV movie that bridged the gap created by a writer’s strike. I’m sure I will enjoy the […]

Jesus remains reason for season

By Judy Brandon: CNJ relgion columnist The day after Thanksgiving is always highlighted as a busy shopping day. I watched as news featured film footage of people camped outside certain stores in hopes to get their hands on the latest video game console. I saw people sleeping on cots in line and reclining in fold-up […]

Education feature: Receptionist watched school change over 31 years

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bestella Gardner retired from Clovis schools after 31 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Bestella Gardner retired from the Clovis Schools after 31 years of working at the building that is now Lincoln-Jackson Family Center. That doesn’t mean she’s done. Gardner said Lincoln-Jackson is important to her and she […]

Columbine survivor: Kindness can change world

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Freshman Academy students signed a banner declaring they accept Rachel’s Challenge of being kind to each other. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The nearly 600 students were silent, most with tears glistening in their eyes, as they watched footage from the Columbine shooting flash across the […]

Making mistakes part of being human

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist I watched a movie the other day. It was from Netflix, which means “no late fees,” and “no late fees” means that it’s okay, albeit dumb, to leave it sitting around unwatched awhile. Truth be told, I was putting off watching it until my wife made me.[Marker] It was […]

Armstrong last of heroes with integrity

Freedom New Mexico As heroes go, Neil Armstrong found himself in a spotlight like no other. A worldwide audience of 600 million watched their televisions 40 years ago Monday as he stepped from the lunar module Eagle and onto the moon’s surface. They hung on every word as Armstrong uttered his long-anticipated pronouncement, “That’s one […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Time to bid Hotel Clovis goodbye As a third-generation Clovisite and supporter of our historical heritage, I have watched and hoped for a solution to our despair over Hotel Clovis that would revive its majestic status. Realistically we must now face the truth with reverent reserve. The basic facts are it is time for us […]

Subcommittee decides against euthanization vote

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer For the second time in less than a week, a Clovis Animal Task Force subcommittee held off on a vote regarding euthanization methods at the city animal shelter. At issue is whether Clovis will keep intact its current method of euthanization, using a carbon monoxide gas chamber, or switch […]

Surveillance doesn’t prevent criminal activity

Freedom New Mexico How do you behave when you are being watched by a police officer? Certainly, you would be less likely to misbehave, but you would also be less likely to behave in an ordinary and carefree way. People who are closely watched by authorities tend to avoid anything that might create attention, even […]

Howdy Doody would do us all good

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big fan Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob began every show with a question: “Kids, what time is it?” And the children […]

Not all cartoons are suitable for children

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I’ve always been, and still am, a strong believer that the key to censorship lies in your rights, my rights, as a parent, to turn off the TV set, radio or other offending instrument. I have recently, however, become more aware of some of the challenges facing us. I guess […]

Father’s Day facts found on the Internet

By Tom DiFrancesca Happy Father’s Day to all of the men out there who have gallantly taken on the responsibilities of that office — keep up the good work. I found a couple of interesting Web sites dedicated to today’s holiday, but one stands out above the rest: mail.theholidayspot.com/fathersday/ there you will find the history […]