Support grows for advocates of immigrants

Freedom New Mexico As we allow government to cast ever-widening nets over all aspects of our lives, real life-and-death issues — health care, crime and drug use, to name just a few — become little more than political playthings tossed about inside the Washington beltway and state capitals across the country. So forgive us for […]

Friend made final arrival in heaven

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Susie, my sister, and I held a common bond with Kendra Lennon. Our beloved fathers served on the staff together at Central Baptist Church when it was located at 800 Hinkle. Even though our lives guided us to different directions and cities, each of us cherished the priceless title of […]

Despite change, God’s love constant

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist My sister lives in Rochester, Minnesota. If someone were to walk down her street and around to the back of her house, there is one distinguishing thing that would make her house stand out. In the back of her house, on the deck on the second story of her home, […]

Singer’s courage inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I have a new hero. Her name is Susan Boyle and I love her. Even worse, like a middle school girl enamored with her idol, I want to be just like Susan Boyle, maybe with a different haircut or plucked eyebrows, but nonetheless I emulate her fearlessness, strength and confidence. […]

Some Floods Are Caused By “Leaky Faucets”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist We all have times when the winds and waves of sorrow or pain or perplexity threaten to swamp us and send the vessels of our lives to the bottom. When those winds howl, we recognize the threat. It’s no fun to ride out a storm. [Marker] But I’m convinced […]

Clovis Boxing Club members meet for title

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Javier Zepeda of Roswell, left, lands a punch on the right side of Albuquerque’s Enrique Medel’s head during Saturday’s Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Recreation Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Edgar Zubia may be from Hobbs, where he still lives, but he’s been training with the Clovis […]

Tabloid reality seems ghoulish

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist This column finds its genesis in one which was recently written by Mr. Leonard Pitts, whose syndicated work appears in this newspaper. Mr. Pitts, an African American male, is around my age and writes from the slightly, but not overly, conservative side of the spectrum. Though I frequently find myself […]

Thank God for the moments of our lives

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Did you see the guy making the rounds on the morning TV shows recently who could remember what happened on almost any given date? Toss out a month, day, and year, and he’d fire back with uncanny accuracy a list of the major events and news headlines for that particular […]

Music intertwines in all aspects of our lives

By Linda Lewis: Guest columnist Days remaining in session: 29

Thank God for the moments of our lives

By Curtis K. Shelburne Did you see the guy making the rounds on the morning TV shows recently who could remember what happened on almost any given date? Toss out a month, day, and year, and he’d fire back with uncanny accuracy a list of the major events and news headlines for that particular date. […]

Holiday commercialism needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Some lessons are learned at great expense. For decades, editorialists, pundits and other commentators have implored us to stop the Christmas commercialism. They said people focus on purchasing goodies instead of the spirituality of Christmas. The relentless blather went on, year after year, even in the midst of […]

God gives us reason to be thankful

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Thanksgiving is a time to remember that God is the author of all blessings. I know from experience that even the smallest little happening in a day can be the result of a holy God watching out after me and meeting my needs at the time. He works out the […]

Clovis man aims to turn lives around

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CNJ staff photo Martin Martinez works at the Animal Control Center in Clovis and on the weekends minsters at the Curry County Detention Center, the Lighthouse Mission and the Beacon of Light. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series of stories about church volunteers. After turning to […]

Out of the depths, hope!

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I love the Psalms. They are so filled with the reality of life that we can all find ourselves in them as the reality of our own lives crowds in. Consider, for example, Psalm 130, a psalm for real people, flesh and blood humans, who haven’t got life all […]

Students should be focus

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Last week, this column centered on the contributions of teachers to the lives and futures of students and included a statement concerning how school provides a structured and organized, thus safe, environment for many children. It would take up valuable space to describe in detail how many children, growing up […]

Portales seniors graduate

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Tanya Gossett gets a hug from from guidance counselor Carolyn Van Wettering as she crosses the stage to receive her diploma during Friday’s Portales High School graduation held at Greyhound Arena. She was among 159 graduates. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico It was a ceremony that commemorated the end […]

March 30, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Where is our sheriff when needed? I am a concerned citizen who lives in the Grady community. Our only local gas and diesel fuel pumps have recently been removed. This was due to the burglary of fuel and vandalizing of pumps several times starting in January and continuing through March. The owner, Darrell Cook, had […]

Life full of sometimes dangerous twists, turns

By Judy Brandon Have you ever taken some common event in your life for granted? I have and a particular road trip showed me that sometimes we do not reach our destination and life changes drastically in the process. This eye-opening experience came for me when some years ago when Annie, Buffy, Mother and I […]

Clovis Community College: Jan. 30 Blood Drive

Clovis,NM–Old Man Winter is overstaying his welcome in  Clovis and the area’s residents are gearing up for a community blood drive to help avoid possible blood shortages this month. Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps, is having a blood drive, on Wednesday, January 30th, in the Commons, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  You must be […]

Veteran profiles

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bill Marks joined the Air Force in 1952 when he was 19 years old. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He said joining the military was a way for him to travel. Originally from Minnesota, March was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and has lived in […]