Glenda Bly offers ‘King Bill’ commentary

Letter writer Glenda Bly can “barely stop laughing” over “King Bill’s” endorsement of Barack Obama. Sunday’s CNJ will have at least three letters to the editor. • • • Have you participated in our Web poll lately? To access it, click on “More features” below or follow the link:

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Feb. 17-23 Question of the Week

With the Hollywood writer’s strike over, what show are you looking forward to seeing again the most? Answer in the comment section below. Send question suggestions to kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com

Proverbs distinguish between mistake, sin

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist What is the difference in a mistake and a sin? It seems to me that a mistake is putting the whites in with the dark colors in the wash. A mistake is adding five eggs to the cake batter when the recipe only calls for two. A mistake is forgetting […]

11-29-07 Education digest

Wayland writer’s book reviewed A Wayland Baptist University academic adviser’s book review was published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Southwest Educational Research Association newsletter, according to a university news release. Robert Elliott reviewed R.J. Henry’s “Faculty Development for Student Achievement: The QUE Project,” according to the release. The book deals with the Quality […]

Some thoughts on dealing with desynchronosis

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Since my wife and I returned from Uganda, I’ve discovered a thing or two about jet lag, or, if you want a more impressive term, “desynchronosis.” (I learned that term this morning doing an early morning Google search for “jet lag.”) Jet lag is a real thing. It takes […]

Letters of life should include Christ

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I could call myself a writer. I am smart enough to know that I cannot write professionally and make a living. But I have been writing since my teen years just as a way to express the emotions, thoughts and ideas of my heart. But think about this: Really everyone […]

Letters to the Editor: ENMU grateful for Bond B passage

With the passage of Bond B in the General Election, Eastern New Mexico University will move forward with plans to renovate its Music Building. The bond provides $4.5 million for this purpose. The next step will be hiring an architect to design the renovation for a building that was constructed in 1957 for a program […]

Friends, family say farewell to sci-fi legend Williamson

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers World-renowned science fiction writer and Eastern New Mexico University professor Jack Williamson cut a diverse and pioneering path in the 98 years of his life. Friends, fans and family filled the ENMU Campus Union Building Thursday to celebrate that life. The crowd assembled reflected Williamson’s own diversity — from farming […]

Local legend leaves lasting impression

Editorial “Once I owned a few cattle myself, all descendants of a spotted heifer named Easter. One dry spring, they all died from grazing on shinnery brush except one dogied yearling steer. He unwisely stood by a barbed-wire fence when a thunderstorm broke the drought, and died of lightning. It was such misfortune that kindled […]

Sci-fi legend Williamson dies

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Freedom file photoJack Williamson, left, is shown in 2004 with friend Rick Hauptmann and his book, “Seventy-Five,” commemorating 75 years as an author. Williamson died Friday at 98. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The man considered by many the “Dean of Science Fiction” — Jack Williamson — died Friday at his home in Portales. He […]

We need to see big picture

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Christian scholar and writer D. Elton Trueblood once wrote, “The major danger of our contemporary religion … is that it makes small what ought to be large.” Lest we make small what Christ meant to be exceedingly large in scope, perhaps we do well from time to time to […]

There’s no ‘I’ in mom

By Anita Doberman: Local Columnist USAToday published an article about a freelance writer, Helen Kirwan-Taylor, who wrote an essay on how her children bore her to death, and how she would rather do anything than spend time with them. Having five children, I had many thoughts after reading this article, not all of them nice. […]

8/11 Education Calendar

Saturday Hastings will hold a “Junie B Jones” children’s book event. For more details, call 769-3755. Aug. 17 The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will have a special meeting on Wednesday at 8 a.m. in Room 512 at 417 Schepps Blvd. Education Calendar is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be […]

Cannon letters cover wide emotional range

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Messages sent to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission and posted on its Web site range from heartfelt and emotional to anecdotal and biting. By and large, those writing in support of Cannon Air Force Base identify themselves in their messages. The reasons they list for keeping Cannon vary […]

Everyone is a writer at heart

By Judy Brandon I could call myself a writer. I am smart enough to know that I cannot write professionally for a living. I just enjoy writing to express the emotions, thoughts and ideas of my heart. But in reality, everyone is a writer. A person doesn’t have to have an article published in the […]

Director brings Hollywood to Clovis

Question and Answer Robert Collector is the writer and director of “Believe in Me,” a film about a 1960s girl’s basketball team’s run at the state title. The production crew has been filming in Clovis, Portales, Elida and other eastern New Mexico towns. Collector spoke about his role in film, his Hollywood career and what […]

Private citizens not fair game for letters

By David Stevens Most letters to the editor received by the Clovis News Journal are published, especially when the writer follows the parameters outlined daily on this Opinion page. Letters must be no more than 300 words, they must be on topics of general interest and the writer must be identified. Letters may be edited […]