Turkey, tofurkey, and no pardon for the White House turkey

After much deliberation and serious soul-searching, I’ve come to a conclusion. If I’m ever elected President of these United States and Thanksgiving rolls around, I’m not pardoning the turkey. I’m sorry if that flies in the face of tradition, but if it’s ever up to me, that bird’s a goner. If you disagree, fine. Pray […]

Trading places with God is a serious mistake

Curtis Shelburne I rarely write sequels to these columns, but last week I wrote about the trouble with perfectionism, and I can’t quit thinking about it. The best way to unburden myself of such thoughts is to burden you with them, so brace yourself for Round 2. A friend and pastoral colleague reading my column […]

Letters to the editor: Serious drought calls for prayer

Serious drought calls for prayer Given the serious impact of the drought on area residents in eastern New Mexico and West Texas (i.e., fire danger, water supply, farmers, ranchers, wildlife and nature, etc.), let us unite our faith in our communities in praying Sunday for moisture. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, pastors and neighbors to […]

Clovis man still in serious condition after shooting

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man who was shot in the head Wednesday night remains in serious life-threatening condition. Curry County Sheriff’s officials have said Daniel Perez, 26, was shot in the head in the 900 block of South Valley Street around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Flown to a Lubbock hospital for treatment shortly after […]

Clovis teen recovering from shooting

CNJ staff A 17-year-old Clovis girl was in serious condition today at a Lubbock hospital after police said she was accidentally shot by a friend who was trying to shoot from a car. Police were called to 11th and Gidding streets just before 4 p.m. Thursday. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said Alexia Bruhn, 17, […]

Letter to the editor: Smiles can change person’s life

I have lived in Clovis for near most of my life. On Sept. 20, I had to make a police report on an incident that happened the Monday before (nothing too serious). I have been sick for quite some years and lately I’ve been in physical pain with some mental anguish and distress. I believe […]

Letter to the editor: Elections will raise serious issues

Elections will raise serious issues As we come upon the elections there are three questions I would ask of any candidate: • What do they intend to do about the 250,000 homeless vets who are the heroes of the Democrat wars of the 20th century? Especially the 90,000 who have terminal illness and need Hospice […]

Food bank short on supplies

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Nancy Taylor, director of Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, places a box on an empty shelf Thursday. Taylor said the food bank is short 46 pallets of commodities and only have 12 pallets on hand, rendering the food bank unable to provide food in July. Jared Tucker Local distributors […]

Time for leaders to get serious about jail issues

Freedom New Mexico We’re not sure what’s more frustrating of these three problems: • Curry County Manager Lance Pyle’s inability to find a qualified jail administrator the last 2 1/2 years. • Sheriff Matt Murray’s political temper tantrum last week that leaves the jail without an administrator as of Tuesday morning. • Or the county […]

“Multi-tasking” can be a serious challenge

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Like most men, I find “multi-tasking” challenging, and I am not very proficient at it. Come to think of it, I may not be all that good at “uni-tasking” either. So I was a bit surprised when this evening I found myself watching clips from President Obama’s news conference […]