Commentary: Feeding camels tiresome, yet important task

By Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace: 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs RAF MILDENHALL, England — When my 3-year-old asked me why I was going to the desert in 2004, I said, “Daddy has to go feed the camels,” and that was enough to sustain his curiosity. My 7- and 8-year-olds didn’t buy it. Despite their […]

Loved ones more important than catching quakes

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “Oh wow, the whole house is rocking, Dad.” I was on the phone with daughter, Robyn. She lives out west in the Mojave Desert. Her house was moving, the grandkids were yelling. “It’s an earthquake,” I said. Robyn lives in California. So if the house is shaking then it must […]

God’s rules more important than man’s

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Not long ago my wife and I were away for a couple of days at a hotel in the Dallas area for a training seminar. For almost 20 years, I was the one attending the classes and she was the spouse along for the ride. For a number of years […]

Web doesn’t need federal regulations

Freedom New Mexico I nternet freedom is an idea most people would call important but it is equally important that we do not begin to think of Internet access as an entitlement. A ruling by a federal appeals court is a step, at least temporarily, in the right direction toward keeping the Internet free from […]

Our plans not as important as God’s

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist It’s amazing how haughty and self-assured we humans can be. We blithely blow through days and weeks and months, confident in our ability to plan our work and work our plan, very impressed with ourselves, masters of our own destiny. And then one little microbe comes along . . […]

Letters to the Editor: Parents important in education

Parents important in education I’m sure the school board will select a highly qualified person for the superintendent’s position now that Rhonda Seidenwurm has announced she’s leaving. I hope when they take office they will implement policies that include students and parents taking responsibility for their education. The teachers in Clovis do an outstanding job […]

Heart health important for women

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Heart disease. Many people think of it as a man’s disease, but women can get it too. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States — making heart health an important issue for women […]

Area home to several pecan growers

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Roosevelt and Curry County pecan grower Michael Eaton stands in his orchard on Roosevelt Road P. One of the area’s few pecan farmers, Eaton sells some of the nuts in his local shop and the rest to Las Cruces processors. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Peanuts may be important […]

Google Wave could be new face of collaborative work

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJstaff writer By Jenna DeWitt CNJ staff writer As a college student, I am a proud member of Generation Instant. Instant coffee, macaroni, banking, shopping, music and news. These things are all very important to us 20-somethings, born around the same time as the home computer. However, nothing is as important to […]

China proves federal Internet regulations fail

Freedom New Mexico Why is it important to condemn government regulation of the Internet? You don’t have to look much further for an answer than China’s latest battle to preside over the “World of Warcraft” computer game. In a power struggle of galactic proportions, two bureaucratic Chinese government agencies are squabbling as to which is […]

Important to respect differing opinions

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist There are people who respect other people’s ideas and ways of doing things, and then there are people who insist that their way is the only way to do things correctly. I’m periodically exposed to this second set of individuals, the “my way or the highway” bunch. Their inability […]

Important to keep DEERS updated

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Important life events like moving or a child going off to college are milestones in military families’ lives. No matter where their journeys take them, it’s important for families to keep their Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System records up to date. For TRICARE beneficiaries, keeping DEERS records […]

Commentary: Important to watch well-being of others

By Tech. Sgt. Gloria Wilson: 27th SOW Public Affairs

Daughter's weight more important than size

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist A few days ago, my eight year old daughter Luisa burst into tears at the mall and told me that she’s too big. Luisa knows that she’s overweight, and when she tried on some outfits at the store, none of them flattered her figure. She was crushed and through […]

Compassion more important than law

God walked this globe full of grace By Curtis K. Shelburne Some things never change. Most things, in fact. “In times like these,” said one wise man, “it helps to remember that there have always been times like these.” Yes, and people, too. While no one is absolutely one or the other, people here will […]

Fathers can provide love and stability

Freedom New Mexico There is little question that in most families the mother is the central unifying person emblematic of unconditional love that can be tough love when necessary. Recent research, however, suggests fathers are more important in the lives of children than had been previously understood. It is still unclear how much this reflects […]

Five C’s of credit help determine loans

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist What does it take to obtain a business loan? This is an important question for today. According to local lenders, important elements they consider are the five C’s of Credit: Character, capacity, capital, collateral, and conditions. Other C’s that can be used to evaluate a loan are customer relationship, competition, […]

“I Love You, Mrs. Blackburn”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist One of the finest gifts pastors and authors and, for that matter, friends of many sorts, can do for us is to help us think new thoughts and learn new things. One of the most important ways they do that is by reminding us of old but true things […]

Assistive technology conference offers information to educators, families of students with special needs

Parents, educators, therapists and others involved in special education are encouraged to learn more about the annual Assistive Technology Conference scheduled for May 4 and 5 in Albuquerque. The conference, hosted by the New Mexico Technology Assistance Program, offers important information about assistive technology services and devices. These services and technology can provide people with […]

Important to keep relationships satisfied

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I often receive questions about