Dec. 21, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Chain of Blame: How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis by Paul Muolo chronicles the most critical financial disaster of our times, showing readers what happened, who is responsible, and what lies ahead. Death Swatch by Laura Childs offers just the right blend […]

What kind of team captain would choose us first?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Perhaps there really are some folks in this world who are almost completely unacquainted with self-doubt. I’m thinking of three possible types of folks. The first are “successful” jerks: Donald Trump types seriously in need of the humility and mercy that comes only through the blessing of some real […]

Men can’t seem to pick and choose

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My father-in-law and my husband bought 100 head of cows one year. It was a partnership deal, but when we unloaded them at the ranch they decided to split them 50-50 and each partner put his own brand on his half. It was early spring, so some of the cows […]

It’s no debate: Big government wins, we lose

Freedom New Mexico From a political perspective, the big debate Friday night was probably a draw. Given that the electorate is nearly evenly divided on which candidate to choose, the debate results will only reinforce this indeterminate status quo. Republican John McCain had better answers on the economy. But Democrat Barack Obama had better answers […]

Decision due soon on proposed racino

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The decision is due Monday. All Quay County can do now is wait for members of the New Mexico Racing Commission to decide which of three proposals it will choose for the site of New Mexico’s sixth racetrack and casino. Raton and Santa Fe have also submitted proposals. Commissioners […]

Candidate says youth participation important

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., speaks to a group of students and faculty Monday at Eastern New Mexico University. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson told a crowd of Eastern New Mexico University students and faculty Monday her campaign issues include the defense of […]

This nod to Brumfield

Clovis’ Jim Sitterly handicaps the mayor’s race: “I think that any person who wants to lead a wonderful city like Clovis should ooze the love and passion it will take to lead long before they choose to put their hat in the ring,” he wrote in an e-mail. “When I look over the long list […]

Shelburne: The only way for imperfect people to be saved Is . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As members of the fallen human race, we’ve got a problem. We’re always fouling something up, messing something up, shaking, scratching, bumping, breaking, and otherwise mutilating this amazing gift we’ve been given — the gift we call life.   Even at our best, and we are rarely at our […]

Government-run ‘free’ market not truly free

By Freedom Newspapers You’re ‘free’ to do what the state tells you to do. As Alice, of Wonderland fame, might have put it, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is revealing a curiouser and curiouser understanding of the free market. The one-time follower of free-market champion Milton Friedman is sounding less and less like the man he […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Eagles club spreads holiday cheer

CNJ staff ONE HUNDRED TINY SHOPPERS will converge on Clovis’ Wal-Mart at the crack of dawn Sunday. The children, who are local third-, fourth- and fifth-graders, will be treated to a 6 a.m. Christmas shopping spree by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Frank Romero, who has been an Eagle since 1988, said 100 children are […]