Manure gaining popularity as energy source

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The Panda Ethanol plant planned for Muleshoe would use a billion pounds of manure annually to provide power for the production of ethanol through a process called gasification. (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When famous bank robber Willie “The Actor” Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, he responded, “Because that’s where […]

Vice principal Jeopardy! champion

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer As a boy, Andrew Espinoza was a loyal fan of the TV trivia show “Jeopardy!” “He always watched the show and would get a lot of the questions right,” said his mother, Maria Espinoza. In late October, the Muleshoe, Texas, native appeared on “Jeopardy!” In his first appearance, Espinoza, […]

Advertisements net collections

By CNJ Staff An advertising investment of around $800 resulted in more than $19,000 in criminal fine collections for Parmer County. In September, the Parmer County Commission approved a pair of measures to try to recoup $122,200 owed in fines from convicted offenders in the county. Parmer County Justice of the Peace Pamela Haseloff said […]

Maintenance honors awarded

BY CNJ Staff The Clovis Municipal School District is a recipient of a state award that honors school maintenance departments. Also honored is an employee of their maintenance department. The Clovis district is among 15 of 89 in New Mexico selected to receive the 2006 Ben Lujan Maintenance Achievement Award, according to Les Martinez of […]

In world of unsure events, Jesus assures us

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist It was on the highway that runs some miles outside Show Low, Ariz. It is the Salt River Canyon highway, and the sharp curves and high, steep hills of this canyon are intimidating. I have heard of many mishaps on that highway. My husband remembers traveling through the canyon […]

Chaplain enjoys serving soldiers

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Courtesy photo: Airman 1st Class Randi RickardsCapt. Eusebia Rios of Cannon Air Force Base takes aim during a dodgeball game. By Janet Taylor-Birkey: Freedom Newspapers Capt. Eusebia Rios can often be seen at squadron briefings, but she’s just as likely to be avoiding a fast speeding ball in a friendly game of dodgeball at the […]

November 4 popular day for birthdays

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist What do Walter Cronkite, Will Rogers, Laura Bush, Matthew McConaughey, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Doris Roberts, Ralph Macchio and yours truly have in common? We were all born on Nov. 4. Granted we weren’t all born in the same year, we were born on the same day, and during the […]

Occupational dreams fill busy weekend

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Pondering being a goat herder, selling fudge from town to town, riding a Spanish bicycle, looking for treasure in Clovis, visiting a Celtic Faire in Amarillo … it was all part of a High Plains weekend. Afterward, it occurred to me there’s plenty to do around here. Come along through […]

Tyranny never lasting form of government

By Freedom Newspapers On Oct. 23, 1956, what began as a student demonstration against Soviet control of Hungary attracted thousands of people as the crowd marched through central Budapest to the country’s parliament building. When a student delegation entered the radio building to broadcast the demands of the demonstrators, it was detained. When the crowd […]

We need to see big picture

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Christian scholar and writer D. Elton Trueblood once wrote, “The major danger of our contemporary religion … is that it makes small what ought to be large.” Lest we make small what Christ meant to be exceedingly large in scope, perhaps we do well from time to time to […]