Truth takes a while to penetrate thick skulls

By Curtis K. Shelburne   It bothers me about me to realize how long it takes for even the Lord of the universe to get his truth through my thick skull. The problem is not on God’s end of the equation; the problem is the thickness of what he’s trying to penetrate. For example, how […]

Nine-run fourth boosts Cats past Santa Fe

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team has become pretty comfortable against Santa Fe High. The Wildcats scored their fourth consecutive victory over the Demons in the last two seasons on Thursday with a 15-6 triumph in the first round of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Clovis (4-2) will now meet Valley, a […]

Melrose sweeps past Lady Coyotes

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Tearney O’Connor of Dora (right) leaps to try to block a kill attempt from Melrose’s Alisha Wagley during the second game of Tuesday’s match at Guy Luscombe Gym in Dora. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — Melrose wanted to be less afraid to make mistakes. Dora made enough errors on […]

Bush should own up to his mistakes

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Dear President Bush: I see where your administration took Newsweek magazine to task last week over a report alleging that U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay defiled the Koran by flushing it down a toilet. Your spokesman declared you outraged. Who can blame you? The item led to protests across […]

Clovis run at Ruidoso ends at four

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Clovis senior Travis Reid made a late charge to earn his first tournament win of the season Tuesday at the Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament. Reid birdied three of his last four holes, including No. 18, and shot a 1-over-par 73 at the Links at Sierra Blanca. His two-day total of […]

Mother’s Day can be for children, too

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Mother’s Day is a time to tell our mother’s how much we love them. I love you, Mom. But how many of us mothers take time to show our children how much they have blessed our lives as well? Because of them, we have the greatest job descriptions on Earth that […]

In Life and in Page Proofs, Errors Always Slip In

By Curtis K. Shelburne Would you believe it? I just found another mistake! I really don’t like proofreading. I’ve tried everything, I suppose, to make it more fun. I’ve tried proofreading with coffee (no, not pouring the coffee over the pages; you know what I mean). I’ve tried proofreading with English-style hot tea. I’ve tried […]

Sometimes mistakes help us come out clean

Judy Brandon Think about this: sometimes our mistakes can turn out to be blessings. As a child, I loved Ivory soap. I was so amazed that it floated in the water when I took a bath. Then I would see the commercial on television — “Ivory Soap: the soap that floats!” The Ivory soap commercial […]

Some mistakes harder to fix than others

By David Stevens Sometimes we make mistakes. We made at least two in Friday’s paper. We told readers the Clovis Police Department had scheduled a public hearing to discuss grant applications. We told readers the meeting would take place at 9 a.m. in the city hall’s assembly room. But we forgot to tell readers what […]