Vegetable garden wife’s nightmare

Country folks always have a vegetable garden, and the faithful wife is supposed to can, freeze, dry and whatever else to all that food so the family can “live offa the land.” When I’m doing all that stuff the words to “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” go through my head over and over. […]

Vegetable garden more work than worth

Country folks always have a vegetable garden, and the faithful wife is supposed to can, freeze, dry and whatever else to all that food so the family can “live offa’ the land.” When I’m doing all that stuff the words to “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” go through my head over and over. […]

Distracted driving tough to enforce

By Tibor Machan: Freedom Newspapers columnist For a while now I have observed the alarm about the use of cell phones while driving. There is hardly any doubt that doing so is hazardous. In his Dec. 7 article for The New York Times, Matte Richtel chronicles some of this. He reports on Bob Lucky, an […]

Military community clearly in need

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist This is supposed to be the year

Mental health should be priority

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist This is supposed to be the year of the military family. I know. It’s only the middle of May, there are many months ahead of us and great things can, and hopefully will be done, but I’m an inpatient person. I actually worked on a story on what the year […]

County has pleasant names, if not hills

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico If Ceran St. Vrain ever passed through his supposed Curry County namesake, he didn’t know it. St. Vrain, the man, may have spent time in the northern Texas Panhandle where he owned partnership in a business for a while, but his visits to eastern New Mexico are not well […]

Political drama likely guest of honor in Santa Fe

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican You have a lame-duck governor who was supposed to be leaving but then announced an abrupt change of plans, and an ambitious lieutenant governor, who was supposed to take the reigns but now has to be content presiding over the Senate. You have a leadership struggle brewing […]

Medical services cost somebody

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist A welfare or positive right is something that can only be protected by coercing others to provide it. Consider the right to health care. This supposed right can only be honored by making health-care professionals provide services for those who have need for it. In contrast, a negative […]

July 27, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library: Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph by C. Vivian Stringer shares the remarkable story of the head coach of the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights, who turned her underdog teams into champions time and time again. Dead Heat by Joel Rosenberg centers on a terrorist […]

Being polite can be more important than winning

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Somewhere along the line, I learned this. It may have been when Mr. Johnston, Richie’s dad, who coached our Little League team the Ravens, made us shake hands with the Eagles after they beat us 12 to nothing. It may have been when Coach Kasimankas grabbed Jeff Tracy by the […]

Soldier remembered

Memories of U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin: • Bethaney Beach said her brother was a music and sports lover. She said he enjoyed singing along with the radio and often said he would be Kenny Rogers or Garth Brooks if given the chance. • Beach recalled a teenage Kassin who coaxed his friends into […]

Authenticity still important to some

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist I can understand why people throw things at Barry Bonds. No baseball aficionado am I, but even I’ve heard folks over the years say the San Francisco Giants slugger was to nice as Eva Longoria is to butt-ugly. Indeed, Bonds was reputed to be a jerk of such antisocial magnificence […]

Finding niche in workforce challenging

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I recall, as a child, riding back from my grandparents’ homes late at night. We would pass by small river towns in western Pennsylvania, with blast furnaces of the steel mills sending up glowing red, blue or yellow sparks against the dark sky. Piles of coal and slag dotted the […]

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 […]

Political parties seem to change sides

By David Stevens Politics have always confused me. And this month’s events related to the U.S. presidential race have been particularly strange. Why were the Democrats sitting on their hands and rolling their eyes Tuesday night for most of George W. Bush’s State of the Union speech? A lot of his plans (and past deeds) […]

Individual freedom most important

Tibor Machan When social life becomes politicized, one is tempted to present one’s wishes to politicians and bureaucrats, because they have the power to fulfill them. For example, a resident wishes that a local restaurant not play music he doesn’t like. Even though the bureaucracies dealing with these matters gave permission for the restaurant to […]

Movie review — “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”

By Stacy Allen “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” is an adorable Disney movie that plays out just like the television show. After Gordo and Lizzie decide their two-week vacation is going to be full of adventure, Lizzie finds herself in a misunderstanding of identity. Disney moments happen — equipped with fireworks — and scenes play like […]