Commenatry: Airman’s life celebrated

Courtesy photo U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. George R. Morgan, Jr., 27th Special Operations Support Squadron assistant chief tower controller, passed away Jan. 18 of natural causes. While at Cannon Air Force Base he made a positive impact on the Air Commandos he worked with in the air traffic control tower. By Air Traffic Control: […]

Our possessions not really ‘ours’

Curtis Shelburne We humans are so full of ourselves. We incessantly strut and preen, spout and sputter, spew and spray forth all manner of self-important nonsense, and the Father hearing his kids so solemnly hold forth must laugh. One day the curtain will be pulled back, and we’ll see clearly for the first time. I […]

Retired journalist Huber dies at 76

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers He liked a laugh and a good cigar. He enjoyed plenty of both. Robert “Bob” E. Huber, journalist, freelance writer and newspaper columnist, died early Friday morning at his home in Portales. He was best known in Portales and Clovis for his weekly humor column that ran in the Portales […]

Some thoughts on a four-word discovery

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist The best discoveries we make in life are not about anything new; we make them when we finally “see” something that has long been much at work but hitherto unexamined and taken for granted — sort of like gravity.   Unless we’re falling in the shower, gravity is the […]

Understanding key to racial harmony

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers By the time you read this, Don Imus’ racial slur aimed at the Rutgers women’s basketball team will have been talked to death. But will there be a resolution to forgive and forget? I doubt it. Since Imus recently referred to the mostly black team as “Nappy-headed hos” after they […]

Parents shouldn’t always be serious

By Anita Doberman: Columnist When was the last time you really laughed out loud? If you have to think for a while before you answer, it was too long ago. I am not talking about smiling or a polite chuckle. I am talking about a real heartfelt laugh with teary eyes. I happened to have […]

Mother nose best

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist My 3-year-old, Eva, is a funny child. She likes to make people laugh and imitate cartoon characters. She is fairly calm and isn’t the one getting hurt jumping off the couch like her 4-year-old sister, or eating marbles like her 14-month-old bother. Perhaps this is why I overlooked certain clues […]

Sharing life together Is great blessing

By Curtis K. Shelburne I ran into Frank Ellis at Leal’s the other day. Oops. For those who live outside the greater Muleplex (Muleshoe), I’ll translate. I ran into Frank Ellis, longtime owner and patriarch of Ellis Funeral Home, at Leal’s restaurant as we were both about to munch some great Mexican food. It was […]

Clovis comedian uses family as material

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Life is kind of funny, especially when you start looking for the moments that really make you laugh. At least that’s how budding Clovis comedian Leticia Zarate sees it. During the past few months, Zarate has taken a long, hard look at her life — at home, at work, among […]

Dora’s Stokes had zest for life

By Mike Linn DORA — Almost two dozen Dora High School students squeezed into the principal’s office Monday to remember Clayton Stokes, an energetic and mischievous junior who died late Saturday night in an automobile accident. Clayton was the starting point guard on Dora High’s basketball team and earned the nickname “spark plug,” for his […]