Good snow is a fine blessing

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I’m glad I live in a place where we have seasons. I’m not sure I could lock in my vote for a favorite. Each one features uniquely delightful gifts from the God who gives us all seasons. About the only weather feature that I appreciate not at all is […]

Concert kicks off ENMU Fall Fine Arts series

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Travis Erwin, a second-year music teacher at Eastern New Mexico University, will perform a recital to begin the fine arts series. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Fall 2008 Fine Arts series kicks off Friday. The series runs through the end of the fall semester, with the last event scheduled for Dec. 11. The […]

July 27, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Problems stem from ingnorance Once again the fine people of Clovis are in the midst of another stupid debate — the best way to kill animals (“Dogged dilemma,” Sunday’s CNJ). As unpleasant as the whole killing process is, it is an unfortunate reality. I mean where do all the hundreds and hundreds of litters go […]

A funeral, and the depth of family love

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Columnist I went to a funeral yesterday for the wife of a fine friend. She was a dear friend, too, of course. Her family and my family had been friends, her father and my father close colleagues since before I was born. I am richly blessed to have been one of […]

Musician speaks to the heart

By Clyde Davis John Mueller, the fine Buddy Holly impersonator who has oftencome to Clovis, said once that some of Holly’s best music was the “apartment recordings” —

Come on in, the water’s fine

Rodney Paris, park manager at Ute Lake in Logan, reports the lake’s elevation is at 3,781 feet – about 4 feet below “ideal” conditions, but plenty healthy for water skiing, fishing and multiple other recreational activities if we can get a warm weekend.

New mayor kinda snooty?

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Anna Baucom had to say: • “The election (results are) fine with me but I do know some people that will be unhappy with Gayla’s win. They […]

Hot mustard sauce, the universe, and God’s love

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist  This column is not about hot mustard sauce; it just starts with it—the stuff you find in most Chinese restaurants. I think it’s mislabeled. I know a little something about food and a little something about words, and I don’t think “hot” is the right word.  Jalapeño peppers are […]

Facts don’t justify Libby commutation

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It’s unfortunate “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” is on summer break, because only a comedy program could accurately reflect the idea of President George W. Bush commuting a prison sentence. Bush erased a 30-month sentence for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of four counts relating to the investigation in […]

Bush finally rights wrong in CIA leak case

By Freedom Newspapers President George W. Bush did the appropriate thing in commuting the sentence of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby — Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, who was sentenced to 30 months in jail and a fine of $250,000 for his role in what has become known as Plamegate. Libby will serve […]