Nature opens up my eyes to life

Wendel Sloan

Even for those who live lives of integrity, the end is unkind. Some say that everything happens for a reason, but that brings little comfort to those in autumnal sunset. Along the way new life and small pleasures — friends, food, music, nature — make the passage seem worthwhile and purposeful. After a long, harsh […]

Letter to the editor: Government can’t fund everything

Government can’t fund everything It was a blessing to read a great article in the Aug. 7 paper written by Sharna Johnson: “Hotel Clovis redevelopment still possible.”We citizens dislike government’s excessive spending of our tax money collected for frivolous projects that private contractors can provide more effectively. Government cannot fund all of our family needs. […]

Building Resilience: Crafting your child’s character

McClatchy-Tribune Don’t spoil your children. How we’d love to give our children everything they want_they’re so darned cute! But adults who expect everything instantly and on their terms, who feel that they’re entitled to anything they desire, are not so cute _ may I say detestable? Here are some thoughts to consider. — Don’t worry […]

Animals always full of surprises

The high-powered quarter horse mare had been to the breeding barn, and was bred to an outstanding stallion. Everything seemed fine. Maybe not. She colicked, and they ended up taking her to the veterinarian. He got that problem solved, and while he was at it he checked, and pronounced her “open,” no baby in there. […]

Ticket feature: Slide Ireland performing in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Slide Ireland’s sound is described as traditional Irish “with attitude.” The band will perform in Clovis March 31. Freedom New Mexico A spirited revival of tradition, Slide Ireland is posed to bring a taste of Ireland to Clovis audiences March 31. The five person multi-instrument band, with everything from wedding fiddles to mournful […]

Sometimes food bites back

Sharna Johnson Hunger and need change everything — even those rules we believe to be black and white. It’s a thought I arrived at this week while talking with a friend. “You know, I’ve been meaning to tell you, you’re mean,” he said jokingly. He proceeded to point out he was struck by the thought […]

Cowboys can’t win at everything

Glenda Price Shorty got his name when he was a 2-year old squirt they didn’t think would grow tall at all. He’s 6-feet-4. Awhile back he ended up having to go to court over an enviro-induced question of law. You know — one of those deals where they decided he should move his cattle because […]

For everything there is a season …

I love seasons. And I’m thankful indeed to live in a place where we really have them. I like summer, though it is not my favorite. The best thing about summer, I think, is that since kids and teachers have at least a few weeks off, life even for the rest of us tends to […]

Hounds start practice

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Greyhound offensive line holds its position as line coach Draco Miller points out directions for the line to move during Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University football practice. Kevin Wilson The heat was about the only thing Mark Ribaudo would have changed about Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University coach […]

A season for everything: A time to unplug

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist I’ve always liked the words of the wise man in Ecclesiastes 3: “There is a time for everything, /and a season for every activity under heaven: /a time to be born and a time to die, /a time to plant and a time to uproot, /a time to kill and […]