County replacing 3,000 chairs at cost of $140,000

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County is replacing 3,000 chairs at a price of more than $140,000 to replace seating bought less than a year ago. Officials say the replacements are necessary because the original chairs are falling apart. Wednesday, County Manager Lance Pyle acknowledged the new purchase, adding “The county has experienced […]

Coach remembered for compassion off field

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It was a passion for sports that made Bruce Scroggins a coach. But those in his field said it was his compassion for the athletes that set Scroggins apart. Scroggins, 59, was a coach for numerous schools in New Mexico and Texas, a state champion many times over and […]

Chosen Christians should be set apart from rest

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I am saving “boxtops” for my grandchildren’s school. While clipping and cutting from cereal and cake mix boxes, I think about my mother, who purchased a silverware set with coupons. When my parents were in seminary, we were on a tight budget. Yet, my mother believed that as a pastor’s […]

Setting good example full-time duty

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I was looking through some old pictures and found a picture of my daughter, Annie, at 3 standing with my shoes on and an old purse slung over her shoulder. She went through a time where she tried to wear my shoes. Once she would get my shoes on, she […]

Christians should live up to their purpose

Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Early on I found out what it meant to save something for a designated purpose. When my parents were in seminary, we were on a tight budget. Yet, my mother believed that as a pastor’s wife, she would someday want to have folks into our home for meals. Having the right […]