Public quick to criticize Christian faith

Tom DiFrancesca of Clovis believes anti-Christian bigotry is on the rise. Here’s his letter expressing his views:

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Diet Rehab: 28 Days to Finally Stop Craving the Foods That Make You Fat” by Mike Dow eases dieters off the foods that they have come to depend on for emotional support although they ultimately leave one feeling worse than before, and shows how to transition […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Body Language of Dating: Read His Signals, Send Your Own, and Get the Guy” by Tonya Reiman decodes the nonverbal signals and silent messages that state the other person’s state of mind, providing the tools needed for success in today’s dating scenarios and laying the […]

Criminal records should stay permanent

The Albuquerque Journal Every few years, it seems, there is a move in the Legislature to get various criminal records expunged. In 2007, it was sold as a way to protect victims of identity theft who were wrongly arrested. In fact it went much further, allowing for the removal of any reference to a misdemeanor […]

Monday morning briefing: Catching a break and taking office

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Catch a break Students at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales are observing spring break this week, starting today. Staff, unfortunately, must still report and the campus will be open for regular hours. Taking the oath Newly elected city officials are taking their oath of office today […]

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The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library “Deep Trails in the Old West: A Frontier Memoir” by Frank Clifford offers an entertaining and informative memoir that paints an authentic, eye-witness picture of how ranchers and ordinary folk lived, worked, kept one step ahead of the law, and stayed alive in the Southwest during […]

Public safety should be cause for concern

The Albuquerque Journal A federal nuclear safety board — not rabid antinuclear protesters or perennial not-in-my-backyard nuclear critics — contends the reactor at Sandia National Labs might pose safety issues. And the best Sandia can do is offer up two paragraphs of vague assurances that amount to “pay no attention to the man behind the […]

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The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library “Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care: The Inside Story of a Century-long Battle” by Stuart Altman takes a historical look at the sometimes hap-hazard, piece-by-piece construction of the nation’s health care system, the factors that led to success or failure, and intriguing stories behind the landmark […]

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The Following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Secret Lives of Wives: Woman Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married” by Iris Krasnow uncovers the secrets of couples who manage to stay together for the long haul, and how they navigated the temptations and hard twists that inevitably occur in unions that […]

Law officers aren’t above law

Clovis Media Inc. Thursday was a sad day for eastern New Mexico law enforcement. Former Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry was convicted of tampering with public records, a result of Berry destroying traffic citations issued to an acquaintance. This is the definition of “good ol’ boy” police work, also known as a fourth-degree felony when […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Code talkers and how to be a Scout

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Code talker The Chester Nez: World War II Navajo Code Talker presentation is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Free and open to the public. Become a Scout The Mulligan stew dinner and Boy Scout sign-up is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at Oasis […]

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Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: Jan. 31 • Isreal Garcia, born in 1992, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass. Garcia was sentenced to 182 days of supervised probation and $73 in fines and fees.

Ex-deputy chief pleads no contest

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Former Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry pleaded no contest Thursday in district court to three charges of tampering with public records. A plea agreement he signed Thursday placed him on 18 months of unsupervised probation. The agreement also required him to pay a $500 restitution fee — the amount of the citations he tampered […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Collapse of American Criminal Justice” by William Stuntz examines the roots of a system that has become harsh, ineffective, and discriminatory, resulting in a gigantic prison population while giving short shrift to fairness and equality. “Requiem for a Gypsy” by Michael Genelin centers on Commander […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation” by Elizabeth Letts brings to life a forgotten slice of American racing history in the moving story of an indomitable immigrant farmer, his drab, former plow horse named Snowman, and their against-the-odds journey all the way […]

Legislators seek public’s input on legislative issues

Kevin Wilson It’s a long road from eastern New Mexico to Santa Fe, and it’s a tough process once a citizen gets to the New Mexico Legislature. A quartet of local legislators have tried, to noted success, to make the process a two-way street of communication by simply asking, “Tell us what you think.” The […]

Health department seeking Clovis man for treatment

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CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Public Health is looking for a man it believes needs isolated medical treatment. Robert. J. Gutierrez, 45, of Clovis has been diagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis with cavitary lung disease. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety issued a press release regarding Gutierrez Monday morning labeled “missing-endangered-caution person […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking” by John Besh was given by James and Janice Gravely in memory of Nell Morris. The James Beard Award-winning restaurateur and “Iron Chef” champion makes a case for the importance of home-cooked meals while sharing essential advice […]

On the shelves — Jan. 22

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World” by Michael Lewis gives a guided tour through some of the far-reaching places hard hit by the fiscal tsunami of 2008, showing that cheap credit was the prelude to the global debt crisis that lies behind today’s headlines, and […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Summer Ball” by Mike Lupica was given by Kollye and Houston Walker in memory of Coby Joe Greenwalt. Danny Walker is the smallest kid playing in a big man’s game, but after leading his basketball team to the national championship, he finds that being at the […]