There can be no satisfaction without God

By Judy Brandon, Local Columnist When I was growing up, my parents had many good friends who were in seminary at the same time they were. I cannot help but remember a trip where our family and one other went to the Missouri State Fair in 1955. Their two children were the same ages as […]

That Thanksgiving was a real turkey

by Bob Huber You should have been there the year my son Glen turned 13. That was the same year I purchased six white turkeys on the hoof, figuring to slaughter them for crowded holiday banquets we always hosted each year. The turkeys were hand fed by a friend’s daughter as a project of 4-H, […]

shiny but scared

Amos the Churchmouse Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. shiny but scared boss we had an interesting bible study the other day here in the church pew underworld […]

Accusations get more attention than retractions

Freedom Newspapers Army Capt. James “Yousef” Yee and former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill might seem to have little in common. But both have recently felt the sting of high-profile accusations from high government officials — only to have the accusations turn out to be nothing but hot air or headline-hunting. Unfortunately, while the accusations generally […]

The teddy bear dream part two

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew  Editor’s note: Last week, Amos dreamed about three small teddy bears in a barn, one with a scar across his heart, one with wrinkles and a lot of wear and tear and one with a forlorn face. In the dream, Elijah the little […]

Some yearnings bring little satisfaction

By Judy Brandon When my mother told me about her old friends calling from Missouri last week, I could not help but remember our two families’ trip together to the Missouri State Fair in 1958. Their two children, who were the same ages as my sister, Susie, and me, made our outing more exciting. The […]

Sheriff’s deputy chases motorist, who escapes

CNJ Staff A motorist led a Curry County deputy in hot pursuit on dirt roads southwest of Clovis early Wednesday morning before escaping, according to Undersheriff Doug Bowman. Bowman said the deputy was eastbound on County Road 8 when he noticed a vehicle that failed to dim its bright lights despite the deputy repeatedly flashing […]

Bagging up for a clean city

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Linda Norman of Clovis carries trash bags Saturday down South Main Street to a Dumpster in her neighborhood. By Jack King City and country residents collected more than 20 tons of trash Saturday in an annual spring clean up sponsored by the city of Clovis, said city Parks and Recreations Department Director Rob Carter. In […]