Friday morning briefing: BBQ, a local author and stepping up.

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day: It’s in your backyard Web site of the day http://www.library.cityofclovis.org/elecresources.html Find online resources offered through Clovis-Carver Public Library’s Web site. BBQ time Check out the American Legion Post 117 barbecue 11 a.m. Saturday until it’s gone. They say it goes quickly. The post […]

Book’s success ignited Boy Scout program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist How great were the days of yesteryear and how filled with the promise of those ahead for the youngsters who follow in Scouting and the various Council programs. Thanks to the author who started it all. General Douglas McArthur’s farewell address to the Congress of the United States was a […]

Aug. 14 Religion Digest

Author scheduled to speak monthly Jewish studies author Sam Peak will be speaking in Clovis once a month for the next year. Peak will speak at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Clovis Inn every third Monday. In September, Peak will speak on the second Monday of the month. Information: 309-6293

Author found success after struggle

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist I grew up to be 16 on a small farm, driving a tractor, pulling a one-way and plowed all day and dreamed of being a cowboy. My hero was none other than Zane Grey and yet not a cowboy, but the best writer of the west. Recently I’ve had time […]

Navajo mysteries brought to life by author

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I saw in the Florida’s St. Petersburg Times on Monday that Tony Hillerman had died this last Sunday of pulmonary failure. He was 83. I almost cried, as I had been reading his great books since 1971 and still have some of them now. Hillerman was born in Sacred Heat, […]

Late author meshed different worlds

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The recent loss of author Tony

Aug. 1, 2008 Religion Digest

Author Yaffa McPherson will speak at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the B’Nei Yisrael synagogue. McPherson will speak about her book, “God’s Prickly Pear,” which tells of her family’s experience escaping from Jewish refugee camps during World War II, according to Tawana Johnson, a member of the synagogue and one of the organizers of the event. […]

Memoirs tell of drama in Portales

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Memoirs left by Levi J. Whiteman, grandfather of the author’s wife Kathy McAlavy brought to life a drama that was produced in Portales in 1907 by Whiteman, then 20, and his friends. The historical melodrama was written in 1888 by John A. Fraser. The melodrama was called “A Noble Outcast” […]

Sin is real, but God’s grace is deeper, stronger

If a writer has ever lived who could better turn a phrase than the early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton, I can’t imagine who it would be. Here are a couple or a few quotable examples: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.” “Among […]

Sin is real, but God’s grace is deeper, stronger

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If a writer has ever lived who could better turn a phrase than the early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton, I can’t imagine who it would be. Here are a couple or a few quotable examples: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they […]