Education column: Students grow through town-building project

Walking down the hall at Cameo Elementary last week, I noticed the most amazing miniature towns displayed on long tables. Intrigued, I paused to take a closer look, along with some students who had paused as well. The students didn’t notice me, so I sidled closer to blatantly eavesdrop. “Look what they used for the […]

Preparing for marriage more important than preparing for wedding

Curtis K. Shelburne The setting Jesus chose for his first miracle is almost as amazing as the miracle itself. He changed water to wine at a wedding feast (John 2). I’m told that when my maternal grandparents decided to get hitched, they first hitched a horse to a buckboard and bounced and rattled down the […]

No computer needed for relationship with Christ

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist We do live in amazing times. Computer technology has given us new words like “travel drive,” “Wi-Fi” and “blog.” Think about the word blog. I read each week Beth Moore’s website blog and two or three other blogs. Funny though … five years ago, I would have thought blog was something […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Letters to the Editor

Shooting woman acted irresponsibly I find it somewhat amazing that our citizens are making a hero out of the young lady who fired her gun at the potential bad guys breaking into her home (“Clovis woman fires on intruders to defend home,” Feb. 6 CNJ). The article stated she saw a 12-year-old-boy knocking at her […]

A silly grandfather and the love of God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Brenley Shay Shelburne is now almost a week old. Yes, this proud father of four sons is now the beaming grandfather of TWO beautiful little girls. Amazing! It’s too early to tell, but I’m pretty sure little Brenley has come on the scene GPS-equipped just like her little now […]

Amazing week begins with amazing ride

By Curtis K. Shelburne It is an astonishing scene, that journey God’s Son makes to Jerusalem as the last week of his earthly life begins. God in the flesh is walking toward Jerusalem. And the Lord of all creation is about to do something that will astound the universe. As Jesus enters Jerusalem, he will […]

Letters to the Editor: Fans, players represented Clovis well

Editor’s note: The following letters are referencing Friday’s state-championship football game in which Mayfield defeated Clovis, 49-48, at Leon Williams Stadium. Friday night was amazing; for that matter, last week was amazing. You see, I have the honor of working for the Clovis Municipal Schools and was able to participate in the preparation of getting […]

Movie producer speaking on faith

CNJ staff The Matt 25 Hope Center is sponsoring an event Sunday featuring the producer of the movie “Amazing Grace.” The producer, Ken Wales, is also known for his work on “Chariots of Fire” and the TV series “Cagney and Lacey.” He is also the author of “Sea of Glory.” Wales will speak on Christianity […]

Some thoughts on dealing with desynchronosis

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Since my wife and I returned from Uganda, I’ve discovered a thing or two about jet lag, or, if you want a more impressive term, “desynchronosis.” (I learned that term this morning doing an early morning Google search for “jet lag.”) Jet lag is a real thing. It takes […]

Jesus was ‘sinless friend of sinners’

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist Of all of the many astounding qualities of Jesus, one of the most amazing and winsome is that, as Philip Yancey has written, Jesus was “a sinless friend of sinners.”   I keep being drawn back to this amazing fact. This is not the first time I’ve tried to […]

Christ’s people have amazing heritage

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist In a little over a week, my wife and I are heading “across the pond” to Africa for three weeks with our sons and the other missionaries at Mbale, Uganda.   My oldest brother and his family served as missionaries in Malawi, Africa, for 20 years. We’ve had up […]

Church holding ‘Amazing Grace’

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer On your mark. Get set. Solve the Biblical clues to win The Amazing Grace. The congregation of the Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church will host a Christian version of the reality-based television show, “The Amazing Race.” Equipped with Bibles and city maps, racers will compete in a scavenger hunt-style […]

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 […]

This Mystery Is Truly One of Celestial Proportions

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist My brother Gene recently wrote about a fractured star. What? You say they fracture all the time? No, I’m not talking about Hollywood stars; I’m talking about a truly celestial star. The star in Gene’s sights was one of the incredibly dense and powerful stars astronomers call “neutron” stars. […]

County Fair at a glance

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The midway is open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday. (File photo) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A look at Curry County Fair: The basics What: Curry County Fair When: Monday through Sunday Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (midnight Satuday) Where: Curry County Fairgrounds Cost: […]

God’s grace: It’s good news that’s tough

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Amazing grace! How sweet the sound!” Grace, the real thing, is precious almost beyond belief. It’s cool water to a man dying of thirst. It’s life and health to a woman who a week before was lying feverish on her deathbed. Grace really is amazing! But what even Christians, and maybe […]

Casting call draws amazing candidates

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — While Hillary Boerio of Portales was singing “Amazing Graze” at the downtown square, there were interviews being conducted for “The Amazing Race” CBS show at Big Valley Auto. The Portales Fire Department held a water cannon competition to go with the Christian music, water volleyball, balloons and snow […]

Year promises joy, sorrow

YEAR PROMISES JOY, SORROW A mother sits in the bed holding her sleeping newborn infant. She looks down at him in love and wonder, and in awe at such an amazing miracle of God. And she wonders. She wonders who he will be and what he will become. She wonders about his joys and his […]