Washington’s biggest strength: He knew his biggest weakness

Freedom Newspapers Think of an elected official everyone admires. It’s not so easy, is it? Now try George Washington. Twice unanimously elected by the Electoral College, the first U.S. president probably comes closest to universal admiration. Others like Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt (either one), Kennedy and Reagan have sizable constituencies with axes to grind, or worse. […]

Center of universe beats cold any day

By Grant McGee: Local columnist You’ve been tempted to leave Clovis, haven’t you? Come on, admit it. Well, such temptation came to me in an e-mail the other day. A former co-worker wanted to know if I’d like to be on his staff at a business in Iowa. I hadn’t been looking for a new […]

Women in religion inspiration for today

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Many wonderful women characters are chronicled in the Bible. When we look at their lives, women of today really have much in common with those women of long ago. Despite differences in the culture, dress, times, customs and places, they both exhibit strength to show how creativity and faith can […]

ENMU rally falls short against Regis

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Two first-half goals by Regis proved to be the difference Friday, and the Rangers held on for a 2-1 non-conference victory over Eastern New Mexico in men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. Both teams battled sustained winds of 30 mph during the match, with gusts up to 50 mph. ENMU […]

In Tribute: Santiago Hidalgo

Santiago Hidalgo By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He dedicated years of his life to helping others through community service and the American Legion. A wounded Vietnam veteran, Santiago “Saunty” R. Hidalgo made helping youth and fellow veterans his purpose in life. He wore many hats, holding the position of chaplain with American Legion Post […]

Soldier remembered

Memories of U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin: • Bethaney Beach said her brother was a music and sports lover. She said he enjoyed singing along with the radio and often said he would be Kenny Rogers or Garth Brooks if given the chance. • Beach recalled a teenage Kassin who coaxed his friends into […]

Should We Feel Guilty When Our Lives Seem Good?

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Colunist Let’s be honest: Some days and some times in our lives are of the sort that we just pray to get through. If most of the times of our lives are of that sort, well, some more questions and prayer, introspection and counsel, might be helpful. If you’re going […]

Hobbs sweeps Wildcats

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Clovis pitcher Daniel Casarez throws during the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats have hit a low point. The District 4-5A rival Hobbs Eagles came to town, dealt the Cats two tough losses and dropped Clovis to 0-4 in […]

Moussaoui case raises questions on preparedness

Freedom Newspapers It’s hard to feel any sympathy for Zacarias Moussaoui, the French national of Moroccan descent who was deemed eligible for the death penalty by a federal jury Monday for his role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil. The jury must now decide whether it will actually impose the death penalty on […]

Leaving Iraq would embolden terroists

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist President Bush has made errors, as all humans do, but one thing he has not been guilty of is bad faith. The same cannot be said of his critics. One thinks of those liberals and Democrats who accused President Bush of “lying” about weapons of mass destruction and about ties […]