Monday morning briefing: Library amnesty, kindergarten registration and Honest Abe

Get ready. Get set. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Give it up There’s hope for you library book procrastinators. It’s Amnesty Week at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. No late fines on items returned this week during library hours. Calling all communicators The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Communication is accepting entries in […]

Laws also deserve to be scrutinized

Just about everyone wants justice. One of the most powerful tools you and I have available to keep government honest is the jury. Unfortunately, you can’t count on the government informing you of your power; you must usually hear of this from a libertarian activist instead. I believe that when you are serving on a […]

The Worst Lies May Be the Ones We Tell Ourselves

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Among the worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Author Keith Miller was right on target when he wrote, “Honesty may not be the doorway into the kingdom of Heaven, but it is the latchstring to every door in the house.” Lots of doors slam shut without it. […]

Student journalists show responsibility

By Carol Singletary: Guest columnist Our founding fathers knew that in order to have an effective democracy, someone must monitor the powerful and keep them honest. Thus, they placed freedom of the press in the First Amendment, along with the other fundamental freedoms (speech, religion, assembly and petition). Journalists became The Fourth Estate, the final […]

‘Truth’ not necessarily based in fact

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist So apparently, we didn’t get the real story on Cindy Sheehan’s arrest. Some of you will recall that I wrote last week how Sheehan, the anti-war activist, showed up to President Bush’s State of the Union address wearing a T-shirt that referenced the number of Americans killed in Iraq. Capitol […]

‘Honest John’ lived up to name

By Gary Mitchell When Dorothy “Dot” Pruitt tagged her husband’s new business, “Honest John’s Welding,” it proved to be a exactly right. “Honest John” Pruitt of Clovis died at 77 years of age on Sept. 29 at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 2, 1927, in Foreman, Ark., to George and Rose […]

Pruitt, John

John Pruitt Services: Have been held. Mr. John “Honest John” Pruitt, 77, of Clovis, a welder, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 2, 1927, in Foreman, Ark., to George and Rose Terrell Pruitt. He was well known as “Honest John.” He married Dorothy Cassidy […]