Barbers and the God who knows our hair count

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist When you need a good brain surgeon, you really need one. But for most of us, most of the time, a good barber is of a great deal more practical use.

Despite progress, China remains political tyrant

The ongoing unrest in Tibet demonstrates once again that while mainland China has liberalized its economic system considerably and taken steps toward relatively responsible behavior internationally, politically it is still a one-party tyranny without even minimal respect for the human rights of its citizens. Reprisals against China may not be wise or practical just now, […]

In Tribute: Family: Practical joker took God seriously

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sterling Graham worked hard as a farmer, a hospital maintenance supervisor, and to never lose a practical joke battle. But Graham’s greatest work, his children said, was trying to be the best Christian, father and grandfather he could be. Graham died Oct. 9 at Parmer County Community Hospital in […]

Library Books

The following books are available in the Clovis-Carver Public Library: My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives by Michael Diamond was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of Marcus Grau. A clinical psychiatrist analyzes each stage of life for father and son and demonstrates the power […]

Prankster’s final joke a doozy

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Those of us who worked the news side of the Denver Post became concerned when Downhill Updyke stopped inventing elaborate practical jokes. When we asked him about it, he said he was just getting too old to play games. Pranks in those days were common in the city room, and […]

Graduations 3/21

Clovis Community College The following Clovis Community College students applied for graduation for the Fall 2003 semester and are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony to be held on May 7, 2004. Associate of Arts: Gertrude Acosta, Liberal Arts, Rene Alexander, Liberal Arts, Brandy Barrett, Liberal Arts, Hope Bildilli, Liberal Arts, Paula Browne, Liberal […]