Real cowboys carry telltale scars

By Glenda Price: State columnist If you see a couple of fellows walking down the road, both wearing cowboy-type garb, how will you know which one is the for-real cowboy? Here are a few hints: The real cowboy will be bow-legged and will limp a bit. As he gets closer, you notice one arm seems […]

Finding your kin can be coincidental

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Bea Alma Peacock died at age 88 on June 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born northwest of Clovis, at Hassell, but later raised her family at Ima. In her obituary she listed five of her grandchildren, one of them being Misti McAlevy living with her husband […]

Something to do on January 8, 2008

Musical artists Chris Brown and Bow Wow with special guests Soulja Boy, Sean Kingston, and Lil Mama will be performing at 7 p.m. at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

To Really Worship is To Experience Wonder

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Some of us were born for the “do it yourself” age. Even if I could afford to pay someone to do the “fix it” jobs and “honey-do’s” that are continually begging to be done around the house, I’m not sure I would. Up do a point (a point I […]

Bow, Helen M.

Helen M. Bow Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen M. Bow, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Paul’s Valley, Okla., to Ethel and Jonathan Short. She grew up in Oklahoma and New Mexico. She moved to Farmington where […]

Life events do not always make sense

Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I magine the pieces of your life, the events and the happenings, intersecting like coordinates on an axis. Each line between coordinates represents some significant event, and that means significant to you not someone else. Now imagine a line connecting “know I did the right thing, without question” to “totally bizarre […]

Target hitting time: hunting season begins

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Travis Denton, who has hunted since he was 9 years old, poses with his latest taxidermy project. He said he hopes to take an elk bull like this one home with him this fall during bow hunting . Tova Fruchtman By Tova Fruchtman CNJ STAFF WRITER tova_fruchtman@link.freedom.com As summer ends, leaves begin to change colors, […]

“Make Me a God!” Is a Strange But Common Request

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Make me a god!” It seems like such a strange request — until we realize how often we probably make this same request ourselves. Israel’s children were waiting in the desert at the foot of Mt. Sinai. Moses had been summoned up the mountain by God himself. Jehovah was about to […]

Education calendar

Today • Ryan Sanders, 12, will discuss bow and arrow safety at a Zia Elementary assembly at 2 p.m. • First and second grade musical at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Elementary gymnasium. Friday • Enchilada dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bella Vista Elementary. • Character counts assembly at 8 […]

Zia student to hold bow assembly

Reporter’s Notebook The shooting of an apple off a person’s head with a bow and arrow is a familiar scene in many movies set in medieval times. But Zia Elementary School student Ryan Sanders, who has been shooting bows since age 3, will tell teachers, parents and his peers that safety is more important. Ryan, […]