Unbelief wall against freedom in faith in Jesus

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The tiny country of Georgia has been in the news the last two weeks. Seems like all the events there are a difficult reminder to those of us who were raised during the Cold War era. In 1968, a friend I knew during my college days took a summer learning […]

Millionaire born between Logan, Nara Visa

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist On Highway 54, between Logan and Nara Visa, was the small town of Obar. Now only a cemetery, Obar was the birth place of Frank G. Berlin, who became a millionaire and more. Here is his story: “In Obar, my father had a general merchandise store with everything from calico […]

5/10 Letters to the editor

Sheriff should be willing to risk life Do you want Matt Murray as Curry County sheriff? I don’t. Murray was a Curry County deputy sheriff on July 13, 1992, when Charles Landgraf killed three people while trying to flee police in a sports car. According to a Nov. 19, 1993, report in the Clovis News […]

East German prison metaphor for country

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist BERLIN — More than 16 years after the Wall fell, West Berlin and East Berlin have melded together enough that a visitor wandering around the city often can’t tell which was which. But at a dingy gray building surrounded by concrete walls topped with barbed wire, there is no escaping […]

Different lessons often learned from history

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist BERLIN — My apartment here, located in a leafy neighborhood on the outskirts of town, overlooks Wannsee, an idyllic lake that has been frozen over for much of the winter. From my balcony, on a typical day, you can see the ice dotted with people strolling, bicycling, walking dogs, or […]

Unbelief barrier wall from freedom of knowing Jesus

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist In 1968, a friend I knew during my college days took a summer trip to Europe. She toured France, Germany, England, Austria, Luxembourg and Spain. She told me her experience in Germany and seeing the Berlin Wall made the greatest impact. Although the Cold War is over, at that time, […]

Lay, Curtis

Curtis Lay Services: Have been held. Curtis Lay, 88, of Melrose died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 21, 1915, in Berlin, Okla., to Dave and Violet Laxton Lay. He married Ora Blackburn on Dec. 4, 1936, in Berlin. He moved to Melrose in 1949 […]