God saves those who trust in him

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist The son of some dear friends of mine lost his battle this week. The family feels defeated. It had been a long battle. For two decades, this young man had fought a battle with drugs. One night this week his much-abused body gave up. And now his family, long […]

April 6, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Golf enthusiasts encouraged to act Are we going to stand by as the Clovis Municipal Golf Course is abused? Golfers need to get involved. The building is in disrepair, needs painting and the roof leaks. The irrigation system is not effective. The equipment is outdated. The labor force is too small.• Why? There is no […]

New Mexico Citizen Review Board

New Mexico Citizen Review Board – Volunteers needed for case reveiws of abused and neglected children. Debbie Stoner, 576-2950 or 866-857-2976.

Support program holding advocate info session

CNJ staff Those interested in helping abused children can attend an info session tonight to learn what it means to be a court appointed special advocate. According to a press release from the CASA program, volunteers advocate for abused children as they move through the children’s court system, help determine the best outcome for a […]

Bishops need to be accountable for church abuse

Editorial The Roman Catholic Church’s study from its own appointed review board has reiterated criticisms made by abuse victims and others outside the church. Perhaps now the current group of archbishops and bishops will begin to make substantive and heartfelt changes instead of responding to the accusations, in large measure, as a public relations concern. […]

It takes passion to gamble on a make-or-break film

By Tom DiFrancesca III The death of passion, or so it appears; mediocrity seems to be overtaking society. Now, when someone does something with passion that is intended for the positive, he’s criticized, insulted, and slandered. It seems like most folks these days aren’t passionate about anything — not even their work, and that used […]