McGee: Just miss me when I’m gone

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist It was vacation time. South of Brownwood, Texas, we zipped by a cemetery. Apparently there was going to be a funeral that day. A green canopy had been set up, under it were burgundy velvet covered chairs probably there for the family. And there was the mound of dirt covered […]

County fair much more accessible

County fair much more accessible Scooters, chairs, walkers and canes: Every handicapped person that has to use one of these devices has one goal in mind — to go places that a normal healthy person would go. We just have to use different means to get there. I met and spoke a few months ago […]

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 […]

Musical chairs solved with duct tape

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist One of my favorite places to shop during the holiday season are office-supply stores. There are pens on sale, Post-It notes on sale, media storage devices on sale — and half-price chairs to sit in while you’re waiting in line. About two years ago, I purchased one of these half-price […]

Volunteers make annual dinner possible

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Amber Lease, left, and Kevin Lamere, right, spent Thursday afternoon cleaning up after a Thanksgiving meal at the Lighthouse Mission kitchen. Lamere said he wanted to do something different on Thanksgiving so he called up the mission to volunteer. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Kevin Lamere, 27, said he […]

Honorary chairs say fear of the unknown toughest part of cancer

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Minutes after regaining consciousness, one thought ran through Russell Muffley’s head — had his surgery been successful? The answer he had been hoping for wasn’t what he heard. “It was the lowest point. I waited and waited and waited for the doctor to come in and then he did. […]

Marshall Junior High to host “Rock-A-Thon”

Reporter’s Notebook New Marshall Junior High choir director Kimberly Hale should be able to get acquainted with her students rather quickly after an all-nighter of rockin’ tonight. Of course, in this case, the participants in the junior high choir’s “Rock-A-Thon” will literally be rocking the the night away — in rocking chairs. The event is […]