Press release: N.M. hunter education certifies 1,402 students

New Mexico’s Hunter Education Program certified 1,402 students in March as young hunters scrambled to become eligible for the April 8 application deadline for 2009-2010 big-game hunting licenses and permits.

ENMU Hosting Bucky Covington in concert on April 8

“American Idol” participant and country singer Bucky Covington will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 in Greyhound Arena at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Tickets are $10 for the general public, and free to ENMU students. Covington is from North Carolina and began playing music with his buddies at a young age.

Spring opera tour coming to Clovis

Three talented young singers will soon set out on The Santa Fe Opera’s annual Spring Opera Tour with performances in 12 communities in New Mexico and Texas.

Air Force families boost area home sales

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Weichert Realtor Carolyn Spence discusses shelving in 2nd Lt. Jon Clark and his wife Hailey’s new home in Clovis. Jon has been reassigned to Cannon Air Force Base. The couple is one of many Cannon families looking for homes in Clovis and Portales. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When […]

Tabloid reality seems ghoulish

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist This column finds its genesis in one which was recently written by Mr. Leonard Pitts, whose syndicated work appears in this newspaper. Mr. Pitts, an African American male, is around my age and writes from the slightly, but not overly, conservative side of the spectrum. Though I frequently find myself […]

Life: Our vessel for doing Lord’s work

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist The following story is one I heard first hand from one who knows. A multi-million dollar organization for seriously ill children was the inspiration of a young Jewish boy living in a concentration camp in Europe. His parents had both been killed by the Nazis, and only the young boy […]

Spanking can be useful

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ Columnist I grew up getting spanked. As strange as it sounds, I have fond memories of it. For us young Tedaldi’s, the ten cousins I grew up with, getting spanked was a shared experience. Whenever we got together, which was a daily occurrence because we lived in the same building, we […]

Girl finds out there is a Santa Claus

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist T his is the reply young Virginia O’Hanlon of 115 W. 9th Street, New York, received in the form of an editorial written by the Sun’s Francis P. Church: Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe […]

Friends teach all kinds of lessons

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Every young girl needs an older lady friend/advisor — especially if she lives way out in the country. A girl’s own mother doesn’t qualify because she’s got too much invested in her offspring’s hoped-for successful life. The girl’s friend/advisor, unlike Mom, doesn’t give advice the usual straightforward way. (“If you […]

Older neighbor helped with other areas of growing up

Glenda Price Every young girl needs an older lady friend/advisor – specially if she lives way out in the country. A girl’s own mother doesn’t qualify because she’s got too much invested in her offspring’s hoped-for successful life. The girl’s friend/advisor, unlike Mom, doesn’t give advice the usual straightforward way. (“If you don’t leave those […]

Think of logistics when camping

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist When we were young and immortal, our family often camped out in a tent. A couple of times we decided two days in a row of warm weather in late winter meant it was time to go camping and fishing. The result was sometimes … interesting. One spring another couple […]

Think logistics when camping

When we were young and immortal, our family often camped out in a tent. A couple of times we decided two days in a row of warm weather in late winter meant it was time to go camping and fishing. The result was sometimes… interesting. One spring another couple joined my husband and me – […]

8/31 Weddings

McFarden-Young Andrea L. McFarden and Matthew C. Young, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage Aug. 1, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Texico. Pastor Rob Hollis performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cary and Alisa McFarden of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of the late Grover and Johanne Poole […]

Parential attitude changes with age

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Amazing how our outlook on life changes as we get older (not necessarily more mature). When I considered myself a young adult (actually maybe 15 years old) I thought “little kids” (anybody younger than me) were unruly, ignorant little brats and their parents should make them behave — especially when […]

Kids not so bratty when they’re yours

Glenda Price Amazing how our outlook on life changes as we get older (not necessarily more mature). When I considered myself a young adult (actually maybe 15 years old) I thought “little kids” (anybody younger than me) were unruly, ignorant little brats and their parents should make them behave — especially when real work was […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Weddings

McFarden-Young Andrea L. McFarden and Matthew C. Young, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage Aug. 1, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Texico. Pastor Rob Hollis performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cary and Alisa McFarden of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of the late Grover and Johanne Poole […]

Aug. 3, 2008 Engagements

Young-Leonhardt Jim and Sherrie Croft of Clovis and James and Sylvia Young of Farmington announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Christine Young of Clovis, to Kendal Leonhardt of Portales. He is the son of Mike and Karen Leonhardt of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Aug. 16, 2008, at […]

Young couple copes with tragic losses

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Courtesy photo Amber Noack said her son Aaydyn was a funny child, always happy and never sullen. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Exactly one week after Amber and Brad Noack buried their infant daughter, tragedy struck again for the young couple. Their 19-month-old son, Aaydyn Noack, died Wednesday from injuries he suffered when he […]

Rodeoers have long careers in mind

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Jared Smith of Ranger, Texas, holds on tight Friday night in the bareback bronc riding competition on top of Hello Dolly at the 38th Annual Clovis Pioneer Days Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Illusions of invincibility are part […]

Pioneer Rodeo royalty crowned

CNJ Staff Local young ladies were crowned the 2008-2009 Pioneer Days Rodeo Royalty last Saturday at the Mounted Patrol Arena. Competitors were judged on horsemanship, appearance, and personality, which includes speech and photogenic qualities. The winners reign over the county fair, do radio promotions for the rodeo, are introduced each night of the rodeo, and […]