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ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds place second, fourth in LSC meet

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Mercy Rotich and sophomore Melina Gryschka finished second and third, respectively, to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a second-place team finish in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference cross country championships. Rotich ran a time of 5 minutes, 56.0 seconds over the 6K course, trailing only West Texas A&M […]

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Partisan attack should be met with intolerance

Democracy was firebombed last weekend in North Carolina. The competition of ideas was burned, vigorous debate was charred, free speech was defaced. The news that a North Carolina Republican headquarters had been torched was sickening and disheartening — not just for Republicans, but for all Americans who understand our country thrives in part because we […]

McManigal: Government clubs could work

Why isn’t liberty more popular? Every libertarian eventually ponders this question. The answers they arrive at vary. Some are negative — people are lazy, cowardly, don’t want responsibility, and are addicted to theft and bullying. Some are slightly nicer — people don’t understand liberty because they have been indoctrinated against it, or they don’t realize […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
Longtime congregant Marcia Leavell arranges a tablecloth in the fellowship hall of Clovis’ Immanuel Lutheran Church in preparation for the church’s 75th anniversary celebration.

Faith: Lutheran church celebrates 75 years of history

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com When Rev. Carl Schmid of Albuquerque came to Clovis as a traveling missionary to lead a Lutheran service, five people attended and a mere $1 was collected. That was back in 1915, however, and it was the first step for what later became Clovis’ Immanuel Lutheran Church. That initial […]

Faith: What to say about ministry today

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “Would you be willing to speak briefly to my seminary students?” In the weeks since one of my best friends and most capable colleagues made that request of me, along with eight or nine other ministers, a fine group whose quality I can only dilute, I’ve been pondering what to […]

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