Cowboys aren’t afraid of honesty

My father left his parents’ Texas home at age 14 with thirty-six cents in his pocket. He became a cowboy, one of the best in the business, and he never moved back in with his parents and eight siblings. Actually, he never went back for a visit, either, until he was 32 years old. My […]

Way back to Father through Jesus

Curtis Shelburne We are all on a journey. What is particularly ironic about the journey is that we spend most of our lives trying to get back where we started. We spend most of our lives trying to fulfill our deepest longing, the desire to be home, truly home. If you think about the journey […]

Father, son named to search committees for governor-elect

CNJ staff Father and son Caleb and Matt Chandler of Clovis have both been named to search committees for Governor-Elect Susana Martinez, according to releases from Martinez. Matt Chandler, the current 9th Judicial District Attorney, is one of five selected for a transition committee charged with finding candidates for state public safety director and director […]

Mexicans need to start taking the cities back

Freedom New Mexico On the bicentennial of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s call to arms against oppression from Spain, Mexico’s residents now find themselves held down by another powerful enemy: fear. Traditionally, the country’s independence celebration begins with a “grito” at midnight on Sept. 16, leading to daylong celebrations on the 16th. This year many […]

Birthdays — Aug. 29

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Skarda Lynell Griffith Skarda of Clovis celebrated his 95th birthday Saturday at his home. The celebration was hosted by The Citizens Bank of Clovis and the Skarda family. Lynell is one of the founders and the chairman of the board for The Citizens Bank of Clovis. He is the father of Jeffrey Skarda of Houston, […]

Leslie Pattison helped build Curry County

Leslie Pattison died in 1979. He was a gentle man, soft spoken, one of the kind who helped build, as did his brothers and father, Curry County. Leslie came to Curry County with his folks the year New Mexico was made a state. His father was Will H. Pattison. They came from Indiana. There were […]

U.S not ready for influx of refugees

While Americans spent Sunday celebrating Father’s Day, a darker commemoration drew much of the world’s attention. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees marked June 20 as World Refugee Day. For many Americans, the term “refugee” spurs thoughts of war-torn and famish-plagued countries in Africa, Asia or the Middle East. Many refugees find their way […]

Any dad can be best kind of dad

By Grant McGee: Local columnist With Father’s Day upon us, I got to thinking about different kinds of dads. Their names come from their habits and what they do. For instance there’s Garage Dad, he spends a lot of his free time in his garage tinkering with vehicles. Garage Dad can sometimes be heard yelling […]

Police academy graduate follows in father’s footsteps

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Allen Perez, left, Chris McCasland, center and Tyler Marney graduated from the state police academy and will serve in local police departments. Perez will join the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office while McCasland and Marney will serve in the Portales Police Department. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Law enforcement runs […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free kites, father-in-law jokes and a pink Cadillac

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: new car? Free show Parkview Elementary School is having a talent show today at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the gym. The show is free and open to the public. Question of the day How come you never […]