Floyd cheerleaders take first in 1A, Texico second in 2A

Floyd claimed top honors in the state spirit competition, held this weekend at The Pit in Albuquerque. FHS claimed 669 points over the two-day period,

Freedom of spirit means more than slavery to law

By Curtis K. Shelburne “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free,” writes the Apostle Paul in Galatians 5. “Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” The great apostle was imploring Christians who had placed their hope in the cross of Christ alone for […]

Jan. 20

The Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team meets the University of Texas Longhorns at 5 p.m. CST today at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.

Shelburne: The only way for imperfect people to be saved Is . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As members of the fallen human race, we’ve got a problem. We’re always fouling something up, messing something up, shaking, scratching, bumping, breaking, and otherwise mutilating this amazing gift we’ve been given — the gift we call life.   Even at our best, and we are rarely at our […]

God’s Spirit Living Inside Does What No Law Can Do

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist It was good news when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments of God, the law. It was good news that God so loved mankind that he would reveal to us the law that would show us what kind of God we serve and how to […]

5/24 Letters to the editor

Repentance true way to join fellowship Regarding Friday’s story in the newspaper headlined ‘“Progressive’ Christians spread message in Clovis”: I love having fellowship with fellow Christians and I have diligently promoted churches working together in their common effort to build the kingdom of God here in Clovis. Realizing we live in evil times and that […]

5/7 Honors

Mansell Lindsay Mansell of Fort Sumner was one of 39 New Mexico teens and young adults honored for their community service work at the annual Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Awards ceremony. The awards are given annually by New Mexico Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization advocating for policies to improve the health and well-being of […]

New Orleans deserves chance to celebrate

Freedom Newspapers In some of the media reports on this year’s Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans there was a distinct and unmistakable tone of scolding. How can you have a frivolous party, how can you celebrate and be happy when so many neighborhoods are still in ruins, when so many New Orleanians are still […]

Christmas spirit lies in Jesus, not holiday trappings

Christmas is just three weeks away. Even though Christmas is a time of lofty hopes and expectations, some years I haven’t had much Christmas spirit. I think it has to do with really seeing the meaning of Christmas during all our activities. Let me explain. The song, “Sweet Little Jesus Boy,” is an old spiritual […]

Senior bazaar promotes crafts, companionship

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Wanda Elliott, wearing a blue crocheted hat she made, laughs with her friend Becky Nufer on Saturday during the Christmas Bazaar. The event is held annually at the Baxter-Curren Senior Citizen Center. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is a full bowl of chili, topped with a thick layer of […]

Town’s relief efforts should be applauded

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist What do a media professional, a hospital counselor, a fire dept. employee, and a law enforcement officer have in common? The first two I have the privilege to regard as my friends; the last two I haven’t known very long, or met only briefly. What is obvious is that they all […]

Souls full of spirit produce music of life

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist One of the earliest music memories I have is of Meserve School in Kansas City, Kansas. I was in third grade and I always looked forward to music class with Miss Abel, our young and energetic music teacher. She was pretty and kind and had a great enthusiasm about her […]

8/5 a view from under the pew

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos converses with a bone willifred the white rat talked me into taking another trip in his […]

Modern limits still leave room for great vision

Freedom Newspapers As the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of Disneyland have made clear, we would not be the same without Mickey Mouse, Space Mountain and all the other wonderful creations of Walt Disney. One Orange County Register newspaper feature last week referred to Disney’s “Big Bet,” emphasizing the risky nature of banking his company’s […]

Anti-Americanism coming from the left

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., has, under extreme pressure, tearfully retracted his comparison of American behavior at Guantanamo to the Nazis, Soviets and Pol Pot. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., has not retracted his barb following disclosures of detainee mistreatment at Abu Ghraib, about Saddam’s torture chambers being “under new management, U.S. […]

Catalog gives unexpected definition of spirituality

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist I got yet another catalog in the mail recently. Nothing unusual about that. Like most folks, I get lots of them. And, like lots of folks, I occasionally enjoy just thumbing through the pages of an interesting catalog. I don’t know if anyone has a contest for catalogs, but […]

Letters to the Editor: Bell ringers need enthusiasm, spirit

This last month my husband and I have had a lot of discussions about the Salvation Army bell ringers. I am not sure the weather had a lot to do with the fact that the donations were down. I honestly think it had to do with the people who were supposed to be doing this […]

The Christmas spirit comes from the heart

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist What about the Christmas spirit? Can one “catch” it? I can remember a particular Christmas when I was just a little girl living in Kansas City. I recall it for two reasons: Susie was very sick that Christmas and I asked for a Pink Lee Secret Message Writing Kit. I […]

ENMU does Coward classic ‘Blithe Spirit’

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Anne Beck, director of Eastern New Mexico University’s production of “Blithe Spirit,” said she chose the play to bring laughter to people in a time when the national landscape is intense. “Because it was a comedy, I thought it would be appropriate and needed,” she said. Her reasons for […]

Let’s let Clovis’ spirit shine through

BY Liz Eisenbraun, guest columnist Wow, what an amazing few weeks the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce and I have spent with the directors and producers of the movie “Believe in Me.” When I initially found out there was a chance that a portion of the movie could be filmed in our area I thought, […]