When God pours, we really should drink

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist It is painfully ironic that while Jesus turned water to wine—and exquisitely fine wine, at that—his followers have been sadly successful in turning it back into water in a thousand ways. We have become perversely expert at such backward distilling. Our problem has not been a love affair with […]

Trust in Christ leads to miracles

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist In Luke 5 we find the story of the calling of the first apostles. To get a little space from the crowd, Jesus has turned Simon Peter’s fishing boat into a pulpit, pushed out from the shore, and taught the people from the boat. When Jesus finishes speaking, he […]

Mammogram screening recommendation riles cancer survivors

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Mammograph technician Cheryl Smoot tests Sherri Brewer of Clovis on Friday at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to […]

Accused gunman in Arkansas police shooting jailed

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Courtesy Photo: Quay County Detention Center Tristan Honey was arrested by New Mexico State Police for the shooting of an Arkansas police officer. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A man accused of shooting of an Arkansas police officer is being held in Tucumcari today on a $1 million bond after police say he turned […]

Pressman turned from owner to ‘phantom’

Don McAlavy: County historian Back in the old days when Joe Fahnert left the CNJ he went to the “Clovis Printing, Inc.” and dropped the word “Lithography” which no one understood. Never use names in your business title that confuse the public. Joe slowly got rid of all the extra help and built a new […]

ENMU hires seventh softball coach

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University turned to the Midwest for the seventh softball coach in the program’s history. Lauren Sigwing will leave Fort Scott Community College in Kansas to take over the Division II Zias, according to a Monday release from the university. She replaces Amber Daniel, who went 78-78 in two full […]

Training device creates bomb scare

Freedom New Mexico A Monday night bomb scare turned into a training exercise for Cannon Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel when a brief case filled with bomb components turned out to be a dummy device made for training. Responders concluded the device was a training aid that had been owned by a deceased Albuquerque arson investigator. […]

Inventions born out of sheer laziness

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist One of the ranch houses we lived in when I was a kid almost had electricity. It had a Delco light plant that was rigged so when you turned on a light the plant came on and generated electricity until you turned off the light. Obviously, that taught all us […]

First person: Painting Portales’ history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dale Hamlett of Portales taught art at Eastern New Mexico University for 18 years and made a historical map of Portales during his time there. Dale Hamlett of Portales turned his childhood dreams of becoming an artist into a reality. After studying art for several years in Chicago and Albuquerque, […]

War on rodent not without carnage

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist They mostly came out at night. I think it was usually recreational but it might have had something to do with food. The first time I noticed them was a short time after the plumbers had initially turned the drywall in our home into Swiss cheese in order to temporarily […]