First person: Spreading the word

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Penny Bailey, the new communication specialist for the Clovis Municipal Schools system, said she can’t wait to let parents and the community know about the good things happening in the district. CNJ staff Penny Bailey said she learned firsthand about Clovis Municipal Schools. When her family had the choice to […]

Magistrate court encouraging fine payment

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Magistrate Court wants to get the word out —

Word Worm 2009! Join the fun with the Curry County Literacy Council

Do you love crossword puzzles and games like Balderdash and Taboo?

LSC to add Incarnate Word in 2010

LSC Sports Information RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference will expand to 16 teams in July 2010 when the league adds San Antonio-based University of Incarnate Word. The LSC Council of Presidents voted unanimously to extend the invitation to Incarnate Word at its annual winter meeting Jan. 16 at the NCAA convention in Washington, […]

a view from under the pew: the great ob-word nightmare

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift key, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the great ob-word nightmare last night boss i woke upwith a terrible nightmare as always i was […]

God writes his love in one word

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I love words. Perhaps I’ve not fallen into epeolatry yet, but it’s always fun and interesting to meet a new word. (Like “epeolatry,” which is “the worship of words.”) One of the best places I’ve found to discover new words and interesting things about words of all sorts is […]

Biden can’t correctly define patriotism

Freedom New Mexico Where did U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., come up with his definition of patriotism? Republicans have made a mockery of the word since the Bush administration’s ill-fated decision to invade Iraq, and now the Democratic nominee for vice president seems to want his own definition of the word. Biden, speaking last week […]

Time too precious to be wasted

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist While mother and daddy were in seminary, the family budget was tight. So frugality was a word we lived by. Early on, I became familiar with thrift shops and the exciting bargain basement at the Macy’s department store in Kansas City. One time mother bought an old sofa at a […]

N.Y. governor’s dubious ways cause downfall

Freedom New Mexico Hubris, the Greek word roughly translated as overweening pride, seems to have been the fault or sin that has brought down New York’s Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned on Wednesday. It was foreshadowed in his prior career as New York’s attorney general, even the aspects of that career that many commentators […]

Aug. 15, 1943

Farmers were reported to be happy when they received word that 600 wheat parity checks totaling $80,503.25 had been issued. … J.C. Penney was advertising back-to-school specials. … And Bonnie Cross, an administrative assistant, was born in Clovis.