Christ’s sacrifice should always be remembered

I heard this true story first hand about three years ago. The following true incident happened in the summer of 2008. An American family was recently vacationing in Prague. Early one morning, the father went to an outdoor cafe before the other family members awoke. He began visiting with an elderly Czech man who said, […]

Memorial Day to honor all who sacrifice

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This editorial written May 25, 2009, by Freedom Newspaper senior editorial writer Alan W. Bock, who died May 18.

Easter story about ultimate sacrifice

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist This Sunday is very significant for Christians. Some call it the Easter season. Anyone can tell it is Easter by just visiting the Easter aisle at the grocery store. For some, Easter is about new clothes, a visit to church and Easter egg hunts. Yet, the message of the resurrection […]

Ceremony honors local veterans

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Bataan Death March survivor Irvin Butler of Portales sits while attendees sing “America the Beautiful” during the 63rd annual American Legion Tribute to Veterans Wednesday at the Memorial Building. He and the widows of other local survivors were given gifts of appreciation at the event. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior […]

Fight against gas emissions not joint effort

Freedom New Mexico Resistance is building to utopian schemes to combat global warming as nations refuse to sacrifice their own economic prosperity. The Obama administration’s domestic powers to tax and regulate industries and individuals into compliance lose their clout at the border. Nations like China, India and Brazil see little to gain by going along […]

Obama’s words of sacrifice vague

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I don’t know what President Obama means when he says “We must all expect to sacrifice during these times.” But never mind the details. Does he want to enact laws that force us to sacrifice? Is that his job? What exactly does the president consider a sacrifice? Does […]

Each soldier’s sacrifice always admirable

Freedom New Mexico Sentiment exists for changing the day Memorial Day is observed back to the traditional date of May 30 — it was changed in 1968 to the last Monday in May to give us another three-day weekend. Ironically, May 30 was chosen as the date in 1866 to celebrate Decoration Day, when the […]

Sacrifice of veterans can’t be forgotten

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: This week’s column is being republished at the request of a reader. This weekend the nation commemorates Memorial Day. Gen. John Alexander Logan first thought up the idea to set aside one day to honor Civil War dead. May 30, 1868, was the first Memorial Day to […]

Stories of sacrifice should inspire way of living

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I heard this story first-hand this past week. The following incident happened this summer.

Sacrifice is more than an idea

Commentary by Jenny Sokol: Freedom News Service I wanted to escape the war; I hoped moving to Kansas would help. Fort Leavenworth would offer a reprieve, I assumed, because the Army post isn’t home to battalions of deployable soldiers. I looked forward to living in a neighborhood free from yellow ribbons and single star Service […]

Easter reminder of ultimate sacrifice

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist The Easter season is near. For some, Easter is about new clothes, a visit to church and Easter egg hunts. Yet, the message of the resurrection is about sacrifice and hope — Christ’s sacrifice and then, as a result, the hope and assurance for Christians of eternal life. But what […]

Our gratitude to soldiers goes beyond words

Freedom Newspapers They say art imitates life. Perhaps that’s the reason it’s easy to find explanations of why men and women put their lives on the line for their country and their comrades. The season finale of the television show “ER” featured one of the characters being killed by a roadside bomb while he was […]

Zias split, time running out

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Zias junior Kelsey Kubik ropes a single during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader against Angelo State. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team attempted to ride senior pitcher Rosemary Moreno to the brink of a berth in next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament. Moreno kept […]

Buffs even series by sweeping Hounds

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — For a team that gave up 44 runs in a doubleheader one day earlier, the West Texas A&M baseball team managed to turn things around dramatically on Saturday. WT parlayed a close call followed by consecutive ENMU errors on bunts into seven unearned runs in the 10th inning for a 9-2 […]

Message of Easter holiday message of life

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Easter eggs … Easter bunnies … Easter baskets … Easter egg hunts … Easter bonnet? What about that green Easter grass that comes in a variety of colors these days? I even made my first trip to Easter, Texas, last week. What does Easter mean? This is my favorite season […]

Accepting God’s gift means “getting over” ourselves

By Curtis K. Shelburne If God’s Son had only chosen to make peace with religious folks who loved rules better than they loved God, who loved the Law better than they loved the Giver of the Law, whose pride required a law they could use to keep score and left little room for soft hearts […]

Hounds lose control in doubleheader losses

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — It’s safe to say Eastern New Mexico University’s pitchers had control issues on Thursday. ENMU hurlers issued 12 walks and hit four batters, and Cameron took advantage to post a 12-7, 7-4 sweep of their Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader. Junior Kelly Crain (3-5) walked four and hit three over […]

Sacrifice something important, not leftovers

By Judy Brandon: local columnist What is a sacrifice? Think about that question this day before Christmas.  Sacrifice is usually an underused word during the Christmas season because of all the spending. Yet, there is a popular Christian song that begins with this question: “How can I offer anything that costs me nothing?” That is […]

Texico church finds its mission

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Courtesy photo: Doyal La Rue Joe Humrichous talks about what led him to become a missionary to participants of a missionary conference last weekend at First Baptist Church in Texico. By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Joe Humrichous served as pastor of churches in Tennessee, Georgia and Illinois for 32 years. When his wife died […]

CHS baseball team advances to state semifinals

CNJ STAFF LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in school history, edging Las Cruces Mayfield 8-7 in a Class 5A regional game Saturday at Apodoca Park. After allowing an unearned run in the seventh, Clovis reliever Jason Seefeld retired the next three batters in order with […]