Astronaut proud of his heritage

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John Herrington was the first Native American to walk in space. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — John Herrington has been in space. On Monday, he completed another important trip, he said, answering questions from area students at Eastern New Mexico University’s Theatre Center. “It’s a great chance to come […]

Where were you when the world stopped?

Grant McGee I’ve been meaning to write a nice letter to the country singer Alan Jackson for a while now. It would be just a fan letter, letting him know how I think he has been blessed with a great songwriting talent. I thought about writing that letter when I first heard his song “Where […]

Zias coach scheduled for radiation treatment

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard, hospitalized recently in Albuquerque due to a brain tumor that turned out to be cancerous, is scheduled to undergo radiation treatments perhaps as early as next week. Buzard, who has been staying with his in-laws in Albuquerque since being released from […]

Yes, we’ve had enough; now what?

Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Enough, it said. No more. That was the subject line. When I opened the e-mail, I found myself gazing upon a severed head held aloft by an anonymous hand. I had intended to spare myself such images. Viewing them felt too much like submitting to terrorist manipulation. But I should have […]

CCC pres staying in Clovis

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Beverlee McClure is staying at Clovis Community College. The Austin Community College board of trustees on Monday selected Dallas County Community College Vice Chancellor Roberto Aguero for its top position, for which McClure was also a finalist. ACC officials announced April 6 they were sending visiting groups to the […]

Tucumcari First Baptist Church celebrates its 100th birthday

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari’s second oldest protestant church commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the church the evening of Jan. 4 with a birthday cake, balloons, a room full of people, entertainment and a singing of “Happy Birthday” to the church. “I think it is wonderful,” said First Baptist Church associate pastor David […]

Texico seniors learn what they’ve missed

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Texico seniors John Nate Williams (left) and Johnny Rivera have been key contributors to the Wolverines’ 9-0 season, even though both are playing football for the first time since junior high. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Texico seniors Johnny Rivera and John Nate Williams have been on the sidelines since junior […]

Master muralist brings the Bible to Master’s

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Josh McCallister is painting a Bible scene mural at Master’s Books showing the Israelites crossing the Jordan River. When finished, the 360-degree mural will show Bible scenes in a time line of events. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Gary Mitchell Mural painter Josh McCallister tends to be tough on himself and his artwork, so he […]

Changing uniforms

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Alan Brockmeier, retired New Mexico State Police captain, talks about his being ordained as a transitional deacon during an interview Wednesday at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell It was a long time in the making, but Suzanne Brockmeier has seen the realization of a teenage prayer. On […]

Keeping fit spiritually very important

By Judy Brandon I’m trying something new, and I really enjoy it. The thing is that I have been trying to exercise and the cardio cycling class at the college fits right into my schedule. The teacher is great, the people in the class are friends, and it’s a real uplifting experience. I just got […]

Calling is meaningful, regardless of size

By Judy Brandon I understand that God calls people from every part of life and across all professions and positions. I believe that God calls us for salvation, and then he calls us to work in his kingdom. The call for salvation came to me as a child, and I responded by claiming Christ as […]