Every season of life worth joy, thanksgiving

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist I love autumn. I suppose that fall and all its colors of the changing season remind me of life’s changes for we are not in one season for all the times of our lives. A short reprieve in the mountains this last week reminded me again of how God […]

Board approves $600,000 worth of cuts for current school year

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education unanimously approved $600,000 worth of budget cuts to the 2009-2010 school year and $500,000 worth of cuts to the 2010-2011 budget during Tuesday’s special board meeting. The cuts were suggested by administration after the Legislature handed down budget decreases to education during […]

Survivor plan not being utilized

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist A typical officer retiring today who declines to enroll in the Survivor Benefit Plan lets the government off the hook for a subsidy worth $50,100 in “net present value,” say Department of Defense actuaries. The typical enlisted retiree who chooses not to enroll in SBP is turning down a subsidy […]

Wedding gift worth extra laughs

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist I have nothing worth 500 words this week, but a few things worth about 150. Here are the thoughts I had while watching the Texas Rangers’ bullpen blow a lead Monday night: • I was killing time at a store a few days ago. I don’t want to name it […]

Lubbock approves alcohol sales

Staff and wire reports A pair of propositions passed, reversing long-standing prohibition of alcohol in Lubbock County. Proposition One, which allows alcohol sales in Lubbock County for off-premise consumption, passed with nearly 32,313 votes, 65 percent of the vote. Of the 50,177 who voted, more than 80 percent voted in the early period from April […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Weddings

Myrick-Bergamo Amanda Myrick and Sam Bergamo both of Albuquerque were joined in marriage Sept. 27, 2008, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. Pastor David Madara performed the small double ring ceremony with family and close friends. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Judy Myrick, both of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son […]

Depression-era art program exhibit worth look

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The old cell block in the Portales courthouse is being transformed — temporarily, at least — into a celebration of the arts. Not just any art, but the unique and time specific work of the WPA. The Works Progress Administration was created May 6, 1935, to help provide economic relief […]

Air conditioning worth the costs?

Glenda Price Those of us who live in the Southwest — not in the mountains, not in houses with thick adobe walls — have to deal with a summertime that lives up to its name, especially in times of drought, which is nearly all the time. So we have to deal with air conditioners. Since […]

Health worth effort

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist If someone asked me, “What is your most complex relationship?,” I would confidently answer — the one with food. Truthfully, eating is complicated. To varying degrees, most of us have some sort of hang-ups when it comes to food. It can become an obsession, a way to soothe our unmet […]

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Do what Mom said

Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster has these words of advice for airmen at Cannon Air Force Base: “Treat people the way your mom taught you to and stay focused on your job.” See what else the Air Force Special Operations commander has to say: Cannon Connections • • • Ever wonder what the newspaper editor does all […]

Something for sports fans

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their […]

She appreciates more than the music learned

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. And so editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Darlene Cunningham’s response: “Music has always been precious to me. Probably my favorite music teacher was my music teacher in high school. Her name is Robin Pederson. She always had time to […]

Feb. 17 – Little Miss Showoff

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Shelby Mayfield, 8, rides a bicksin gelding Saturday that her father brought to the Clovis Horse Sale to sell. Sylvester Mayfield said Shelby has been riding horses since she was a baby. Mayfield didn’t take the bid of $5,800 because he said the horse was worth closer to $7,000.

God’s grace worth preaching, sharing, living

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If I had but one final opportunity to stand before Christ’s people and speak his word, I pray that my sermon would be centered on the good news of God’s grace. The grace of God as expressed through Christ Jesus and his death on the cross. Grace that is […]

Foster grandparents

Foster grandparents are needed to help children in the public schools. Volunteers must complete a background check and have a physical examination, as well as some training. “It’s well worth the time if you enjoy helping children,” said Judy Casady, secretary for the program. Information: 763-6009

Tools help plan financial success

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Analyzing financial ratios is a tool business owners can use to grow and sustain the business. There are many financial ratios that can be used to make management decisions, such as the debt-to-equity (net worth) ratio. The debt-to-equity ratio will provide business owners with information on whether to add capital […]

July 24, 1937

Bill Church, 24, was trapped in the basement of Charles Ilfield Liquor Wholesale when the main floor collapsed, breaking bottles and spilling $1,000 worth of whiskey into the basement. … Glenn Havensteing made a hole-in-one using an 8 iron on the 90-yard No. 12 hole of Clovis’ municipal golf course. … The movie Trader Horn […]

Learning all the worth of pain

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist The tones ascend in the sanctuary, winged praises launched heavenward by the band of assembled worshipers.   “When my love to Christ grows weak, / When for deeper faith I seek, / Then in thought I go to thee, / Garden of Gethsemane!”   J. R. Wreford’s familiar words […]

Low budget doesn’t hold back ‘Believe’

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The Lady Cyclones basketball team progresses under the tutelage of a new coach in “Believe in Me.” (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When I got an invite to an early-morning “Believe in Me” screening, I envisioned a consequence-free movie review. If I say it’s great, I give extra motivation to an eastern […]