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. […]

Strong faiths, foundations built on solid rock

Judy Brandon Here’s a good thought for the year 2004: build on the Solid Rock. Let me explain. When I was a child living on the outskirts of Kansas City, Mother often took Susie and me into the city to explore museums or shop at Macy’s. I remember one cold January day we headed downtown. […]

Weekend area prep football capsules

All Times MST FORT SUMNER (7-2) AT SPRINGER (7-2) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 2-1A RECORDS: Fort Sumner 2-0, Springer 2-0. LAST WEEK: The Foxes roughed up Questa 61-14 at home. Springer shut out McCurdy 63-0. LAST MEETING: 2002, the Red Devils came to Fort Sumner undefeated, but were drilled by the Foxes 47-0. Springer […]

Texico junior fills in nicely

Dave Wagner TEXICO’S FIVE-GAME WIN over Estancia gave the Lady Spikers the top seed in this week’s District 6-2A volleyball tournament and the right to host the championship match on Saturday. It also assured the Lady Spikers (16-5) of a regional berth next week. Texico (16-5) dominated games one and three of the one-game playoff, […]

Robbins, Kathy

Kathy Robbins Services: Have been held. Mrs. Kathy Robbins, 76, of Amarillo formerly of Earth, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born on Oct. 27, 1926, in Fort Payne, Ala. She married Jim Robbins on Nov. 23, 1946, in Portales. She moved to Earth, Texas, in January of 1962 from Slaton, […]

Robbins, Jim

Jim Robbins Services: Have been held. Mr. Jim Robbins, 82, of Earth, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, in Amarillo. He was born on Dec. 1, 1920, in Sweetwater, Texas. He married Kathryn Louise Coe on Nov. 23, 1946, in Portales. He moved to Earth, Texas, in January of 1962 from Slaton, Texas. He was […]

Heavenly neighbor gets closer; Mars makes closest approach in 60,000 years

When Carol Nash of Ranchvale looks at the night sky, she is awed by its enormity and complexity. “When you just think about the solar system and how the Earth is tilted just right to make the seasons and all these objects out there doing their thing, it’s just kind of amazing,” she said. “You […]

Anderson, Nellie

Nellie Anderson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nellie Anderson, 93, of Clovis, a bookkeeper, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her home. She was born March 10, 1910, in Garza County, Texas, to A.B. and Ida Stewart. She was born to a pioneering family in West Texas. She worked for years with her husband operating […]

Cannon celebrates Earth Day

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Cannon officials plant a tree in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day Monday at the intersection of DL Ingram and Casablanca streets with the help from children with the Cannon Child Development Center in honor of Cannon being a Tree City USA. By Gary Mitchell With the wind chill factor in the upper 30s, […]