Suffering, joy result of free will

Curtis Shelburne How can a good and powerful God allow suffering? That has always been a good and powerful question, and one asked most often and most poignantly in the midst of shock, pain, and perplexity. The question defies easy and glib answers. Pain is a caustic solvent that melts away easy answers and plastic […]

Truth will find all who deceive in the end

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Are things always as they seem? My sister received an e-mail from a couple in her church on Friday, October 15th, that answers this question with a “No”: “We are writing this with tears in our eyes. We brought our family over here to London for a short vacation. Unfortunately, […]

Monday morning briefing: Test answers, Curry County info and Charlie Manson

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Test answers Portales residents who want more information about the schools’ scores on Adequate Yearly Progress tests can attend the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting. It’s 6 p.m. today in the district Administration Building, 501 S. Abilene St. Assistant Superintendent of Instruction […]

Tucumcari man protests over son’s death

Freedom New Mexico The father of a 2-year-old boy who died last fall from blunt force trauma was one of six protesters outside the Quay County Courthouse Monday seeking answers to his son’s death. “There are too many unsolved murders in this town and we don’t want this to be another one,” said Bobby Prieto, […]

District 2 Curry County commission candidate profiles

Editors Note: The Clovis News Journal asked the Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. District 2 candidate Dan Stoddard initially declined to participate, but submitted his answers on Friday. In an attempt to be fair, […]

It’s no debate: Big government wins, we lose

Freedom New Mexico From a political perspective, the big debate Friday night was probably a draw. Given that the electorate is nearly evenly divided on which candidate to choose, the debate results will only reinforce this indeterminate status quo. Republican John McCain had better answers on the economy. But Democrat Barack Obama had better answers […]

Dairy Fest offers food, entertainment and education

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CNJ file photo The third annual Dairy Fest will be held this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For anyone who has ever wondered about life on a dairy, one local summer event has the answers. This year’s third annual Dairy Fest will […]

Victim’s family still seeks answers

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Courtesy photo No arrests have been made in the eight years following the death of Theresa “Summer” Hubbard. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As another summer approaches, Theresa “Summer” Hubbard’s family is still waiting for answers, still seeking justice. Almost eight years since the 37-year-old Clovis mother of two disappeared, there have been no […]

In search of answers

Videographer Tony Bullocks has started a new feature in which he seeks answers to citizen concerns.

Could this be right?

Blogger Alvin Petty answers the question, “Was Jesus ever mistaken?”