Soul should become instrument for God

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I have been doing some reading this week in an unusual book. We have some of the Foxfire book series on our bookshelves in the den. The books in this group are an accumulation of the people’s ideas, ways of doing things, tips for cooking and canning and just general knowledge […]

Book review — Aug. 1

“Apache Captive” by N.C. Ware, $10.95, available at Hastings, online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or call 799-7263. This fiction story of a little white girl, taken captive from a wagon train during the mid 1800’s. It chronicles her life growing up in the beautiful mountains , living as an Indian and during the captive […]

Letters to the editor: Fair Book outlines show entries

Fair Book outlines show entries The members of Encanto Garden Club of Clovis would like to inform our community about entering exhibits at this year’s Curry County Fair, which falls on the week of Aug. 16. The Curry County Fair Association publishes an annual Fairbook that gives a schedule of events, general information, rules and […]

Book review — July 11

“With Folded Hands … And Searching Mind: The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson,” Volume 7, is a mixture of shorts stories that were published through the years. The collection gives a reader a chance to jump into the Jack Williamson legacy throughout his long career as a science fiction writer and explore his universe. This […]

Bookmobile making rounds

CNJ staff The Rural Bookmobile East has released its schedule for the months of July, August and September. The Bookmobile will be at the Melrose Senior Citizens Center from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. July 6, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7; Grady Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; Grady School from 9:40 a.m.-11 a.m.; and Grady […]

Tort system better than regulation

Tibor Machan Many moons ago I directed a conference on government regulation, out of which the book edited by me and the late M. Bruce Johnson, “Rights and Regulation,” was created. In this book some of those who supported government regulation — and most mainstream contributors did so — maintained that being opposed to government […]

On the shelves — June 6

The following books are available at: Portales Public Library Brain: The Complete Mind: How It Develops, How It Works, and How To Keep It Sharp by Michael S. Sweeney In nine thoroughly researched chapters, Brain demonstrates the complex operations that it takes to make us fully human, from how the nervous system develops in the […]

Angels serve to carry message of God

By Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist Some studies show interest in the paranormal and the occult has risen in recent years. Haunted houses, UFOs, communicating with the dead, astrological signs, palm reading and astrology line the book shelves of commercial book sellers. The words “guardian angel” has been around for a long time. A painting I […]

Opportunity wasted for unusual

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There are certain things I wish would have been different. I wish I had asked that girl out to dinner instead of making small talk. I wish I was riding in the car when (according to police records) a group of four people planned out a bank robbery in […]

Bank robbery suspects posted note on Spider-Man comic book page

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The suspects accused of robbing American Heritage Bank in Melrose on Monday morning posted a handwritten, misspelled note on the back of a Spider-Man comic book page on the front door of the bank after entering the building, according to court records. The note said, “closed intill further notice, […]