A steamy bit of trivia

Did you know James Monroe was the first president to ride a steamboat? Did you know Herbert Hoover’s favorite food was sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows? Did you know Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, had a pet goat? You would if you read all the trivia on our Web site of the day: Presidents Day […]

Here’s a presidential morsel

Did you know Herbert Hoover’s favorite food was sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows? Did you know Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, had a pet goat? You would if you read all the trivia on our Web site of the day: Presidents Day • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” […]

Trivia is presidential

Did you know Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, had a pet goat? You would if you read all the trivia on our Web site of the day: Presidents Day • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s […]

He’s partial to Wayne Anderson

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s response: “I enjoy the concerts at Marshall (Junior High) and other venues. They are always a feast and delight to the ears. I am still very partial to Wayne Anderson, having known […]

Norvil Howell: Champion of champions

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Doug McGregor’s response: “Norvil Howell, the champion of champions. He has given more students pride, respect for themselves and leadership skills, along with showing them how to have goals and accomplish them to a […]

They’ve got the music in them

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christy Mendoza’s response: “Every teacher and (education assistant) at Bella Vista Arts Academy. Just show up for one of their Breakfast with the Arts on Friday mornings. You can’t leave there without feeling good. […]

Clovis lands call center

CNJ staff American Medical Alert Corp. has chosen Clovis over three other New Mexico communities to locate an in-bound call center, according to a Clovis Industrial Development Corp. news release. The company will begin operations this month at temporary quarters in the Business Enterprise Center at 105 East Grand Ave., the release said. AMAC plans […]

Disaster situation handled well

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist We have read and heard a great deal about the tornado that swept through our town March 23. It seems inappropriate not to add to that, pulling out some of the positive things that meant we as a community pulled together to weather this situation. Only one radio station was […]

Missionaries can be found close to home

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Our church’s 75th anniversary is coming up. It was at that church that my father, Dr. Carl Scott, was minster for 25 of the church’s 75-year history. I have many wonderful memories of growing up at the church on Eighth and Hinkle. So in the light of this anniversary, a […]

Small talk leads to major annoyance

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I felt naked as I left for work Monday, but it was a good feeling. A few blocks into my drive to work, I realized I left my cell phone at home, and it felt as if I were going to work while missing an item of clothing. I […]

Locking your keys in the car can be a positive experience

Greg Allen An occasional memory lapse can be a good thing. That “occasional memory lapse” happened to my wife Suzanne last week, but it reinforced the good feelings she and I both have about living here. Suzanne had gone to the library downtown to return some books and discovered she had locked her keys in […]

2005 not so shabby for New Mexico

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist A year ends. A year begins. About the only thing that will change by this time next year are your memories. And the most important thing for you to remember right this moment is that you have the power to shape those memories. Is that heavy, or what? Isn’t that […]

Government backs off ‘holiday tree’

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Here’s an encouraging note. The bureaucrats said “bah humbug,” the people responded with a roar of “Merry Christmas,” and the government scrooges backed down. It all started in New Mexico. There, in the Santa Fe National Forest, a giant spruce was cut from the thicket and trucked to Washington to […]

Government simulation predicted 61,290 deaths in hurricane

Ron Fournier and Ted Bridis: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — As Katrina roared into the Gulf of Mexico, emergency planners pored over maps and charts of a hurricane simulation that projected 61,290 dead and 384,257 injured or sick in a catastrophic flood that would leave swaths of southeast Louisiana uninhabitable for more than a year. […]

Curbing liberty not appropriate response

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Driving through downtown Washington, D.C., a few weeks ago, I asked myself: What’s happened to the character of the American people? There were barricaded landmarks, armed guards and people waiting to be searched. Several weeks ago, I visited downtown Philadelphia in the vicinity of Independence Hall. Again there were barricades, […]

8/7 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Monday to a residence in the 2000 block of Axtell in response to a report of criminal sexual contact. Upon arrival, officers were told by the teenage female victim that she had awoken to find her mother’s boyfriend in […]

Officials, police review response to burrito scare

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The underlying seriousness of the Marshall Junior High School burrito scare has not gone unnoticed by school officials and law enforcement agencies. The two groups critiqued last week’s response to the now infamous incident in a meeting Thursday at the school. “This was an opportunity for the different agencies […]

Air Force addresses sexual assault claims

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Sexual assaults at U.S. Air Force bases are more widespread than officials first believed, and addressing the problem will require major institutional changes, according to an Air Force report released this week. Air Force teams investigated 85 installations in the United States and overseas and found that many women […]

Future tragedies are unavoidable in troubled Iraq

Editorial A s fighting spreads to at least four cities in Iraq where insurgents of various kinds are violently challenging U.S. military occupation, the disheartening fact is becoming more apparent: Most of the choices available to the United States are among deeply unattractive and unpromising options. The barbarous treatment of four dead Americans last week […]

Investigator calls barn fire suspicious

Clovis fire officials ruled out accidental causes for a Sunday barn fire. CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos. Ryan Lengerich A fire investigator said Sunday’s blaze that destroyed a barn and burned one firefighter in northwest Clovis is “suspicious.” “Basically, we ruled out any probability of accidental cause,” said Lt. Mike Leatherwood of the Clovis Fire […]