Take doomsayers with grain of dust

By Guest Columnist: Brett Johnson The April 6 CNJ article “Dusty days may be ahead” made me laugh. Am I the only person who watches the weather forecast to see how far the weatherperson will miss it? For instance how about the snow we had on March 30? Did anyone get an advance notice about […]

This Mystery Is Truly One of Celestial Proportions

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist My brother Gene recently wrote about a fractured star. What? You say they fracture all the time? No, I’m not talking about Hollywood stars; I’m talking about a truly celestial star. The star in Gene’s sights was one of the incredibly dense and powerful stars astronomers call “neutron” stars. […]

Ghostly tales don’t have to be reserved for Halloween

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The other day one of my great-grandkids asked me, “Grandpa, tell me a ghost story!” Well, maybe when Halloween rolls around the last day of this month, I might do that. The story I must tell you now would make little kids scream and faint. The Wailing Woman is one […]

Beavers, Deborah A.

Deborah Ann Beavers, 49, of Davis, Okla., and formerly of Clovis, died Friday, June 2, 2006, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Davis. Born Sept. 4, 1956, in Muleshoe to Cecil and Rebecca M. (Carter) Beavers, she lived most of her life in Clovis, where she attended school. She had resided in Davis […]

Israel won’t solve problems with Iran

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist It is remarkable how quickly discussions about Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons turn to Israel. “Well,” worriers are reassured, “Israel will never permit Iran to go nuclear. Remember Osirak?” Very well. In 1981, Israeli planes streaked across the desert at low altitude and destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak, […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Overtime OK with Bovina

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer BOVINA WON ITS SECOND overtime game of the season Friday when it edged Springlake-Earth 27-20. “We’ll take the wins, but golly,” Bovina coach Kent Torbert said. “The coaching staff is aging years in minutes.” In the first overtime, Justin Castillo put Springlake-Earth up with a 3-yard run, but Bovina […]

8/9 Reporters Notebook

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Red planet sighting event is hoax A rumor about the red planet, which claims that Mars will come its closest ever to Earth on Aug. 27, has been racing through cyberspace inboxes. “Three different people sent me the e-mail,” said Carol Nash, secretary of Clovis’ Astronomy Club. “It’s stirring […]

Kelley, E.C.

E.C. Kelley Services:Have been held. E.C. “Shorty” Kelley, 82, of Phoenix, formerly of Earth, Texas, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in Phoenix. He was born on Nov. 6, 1922, in Eldorado, Okla., to John and Clara Kelley. He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army in Sicily, Naples, southern […]

New Mexico allows for development of novice green thumb

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer The only garden I ever grew in New York was the mold that sprouted in the back of the fridge on the vegetable lasagna. Either that, or the green stuff that budded between shower tiles on Avenue C. Out here in New Mexico, with the wide-open sky, the wide-open […]

Williams, Jimmy

Jimmy Williams Services: Have been held. The Rev. Jimmie “Jim” Williams, 63, of Earth, Texas, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Sept. 27, 1941, in Flagstaff, Ariz., to John Wesley and Frankie Williams. He married Sharon L. L’Heureux on April 23, 1976. He moved to Earth, […]

Riley, Ruby

Services: Have been held. Ruby Riley, 74, of Muleshoe, died Friday March 4, 2005, at Parkview Retirement Home in Muleshoe. She was born on March 15, 1930, in Portales, to Mary and J.W. Terry. She was born and raised west of Portales. She married Fred L. Riley on May 4, 1947, in Arch. They made […]

Earth to Michael Jackson: Wise up

By Leonard Pitts I was in Michael Jackson’s bedroom once. This was long enough ago that he still had brown skin and God’s intended nose. Contrary to the allegations that have surfaced in his child molestation trial, Jackson offered me neither “Jesus Juice” nor pornography. I remember only a rattan chair and shelves full of […]

Judging and being judged by God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist Many years ago a friend shared with me a little story by Wyatt Kirk. In these days  before Christmas, I think it’s particularly appropriate. “The story is told of the time when all nations and peoples are gathered before God in judgment. A growing undercurrent of accusations against God […]

Christians are called to be the salt of the earth

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist “You are the salt of the earth,” Jesus once said to his disciples. A German theologian named Helmut Thielicke makes an important point regarding Christ’s words when he notes that Jesus did not say, “You should be the salt of the earth.” No, Christ said, “You are the salt […]

Conservation more effective with private firms

Freedom Newspapers What can people do to better protect the planet? That was a question being asked across the globe during Thursday’s celebration of Earth Day. We favor approaches that look to private alternatives rather than heavy-handed government actions that too often limit property rights, fence off the freedoms of citizens and sometimes even harm […]

Earth Day collections of phone books urged

Monday is Earth Day, and as part of the environmental observation, efforts are being made to collect phonebooks for recycling instead of having them go into the landfill. The Rooney and Moon morning show on KSMX MIX107.5 radio sponsored a three-hour recycling event on Thursday, according to a news release from the station. The city […]

Reading about heaven makes me a believer

Joan Clayton In Genesis 1, we read about the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” In Exodus 34:28, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and these commandments are a pattern for successful living. Centuries before Jesus came, many prophecies were made about the coming Messiah. Here are just a few: […]

Washington, Rosa Darlene

Rosa Darlene Washington Services: Have been held. Rosa Darlene Washington, 56, of Earth, Texas, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, in Littlefield, Texas. She was born on July 24, 1947, in Clovis, to Robert D. Williams and Bessie Johnson. She attended public schools in Clovis. She married Marvin Washington on Dec. 22, 2000, in […]

Steers run away from Springlake-Earth in second half

By Dave Wagner FARWELL — Farwell’s outside game was missing in action Friday night. Good thing the Steers didn’t need it. Farwell got solid inside play from Tyler Myers, Grant Gregory and reserve Jose Cabello and overcame a slow start to blow out Springlake-Earth 71-32 in a District 3-1A boys matchup. The win sets up […]

Five-point possession spurs Lady Blue to win

By Dave Wagner FARWELL — One possession just before halftime helped Farwell’s girls take control against Springlake-Earth. Senior Nikki Gober grabbed an offensive rebound and pitched the ball out to freshman Britton Barrett, who banged in a 3-pointer from the left wing — one of only two 3-point baskets by the Lady Blue all night. […]