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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