Friends, family bid farewell to Carter

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble addresses the crowd during funeral services Monday for Alva Carter at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Alva Carter was remembered as a dairyman, a business owner, and an educator. But family members and associates also honored him Monday as a […]

Billy Bundle: The world’s shortest evangelist

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I wonder if some of the humor that crosses my desk in the form of books or cartoons in ministry magazines is funny to anyone besides preachers. In one cartoon from Leadership Journal, a pastor is preaching in front of a projection screen filled with colorful graphics, and one […]

Local candidates take part in forum

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer They spoke in favor of bridges, against domestic partnerships and cleared the air about potential conflicts of interest. County and state candidates in the Nov. 4 general election filled the airwaves of KTQM at Tuesday’s political forum, held at the KTQM studio. The forum, which ran approximately 2 hours, […]

July 13, 2008 Library Books

Books available for checkout at the library include: The Front by Patricia Cornwell features homicide detective Win Garano who is sent by District Attorney Monique Lamont to re-open a cold case murder of a British citizen in 1962, a crime that is also being investigated by a detective from New Scotland Yard. A Simple Wedding: […]

Lighting up the sky

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Penny White holds her sparkler in the wind as her mother, Carrie White, sits nearby on a blanket, handing out sparklers to any child who wanted one Friday at Greene Acres Park before the fireworks display. By Liliana Castillo and Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writers Boats filled the lake, music […]

“I can’t rightly say, but it sounds like . . .”

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist In his delightful book, Jayber Crow, author Wendell Berry has one character tell this little tale about another one: “Fraz Berlew was drunk and wandering. He wandered into a saloon down at Hargrave. The saloonkeeper was out and the place was empty. Fraz just helped himself to a considerable portion […]

Military update: Campaign targets mail-order drug usage

By Tom Phllpott: Last year, only 6 percent of 6.6 million military beneficiaries with prescriptions to fill used the low-cost TRICARE Mail Order Program. By contrast, 51 percent had at least one prescription filled through TRICARE’s more costly retail network. The rising popularity of the retail drug benefit versus near “flat line” usage of mail […]

Souls full of spirit produce music of life

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist One of the earliest music memories I have is of Meserve School in Kansas City, Kansas. I was in third grade and I always looked forward to music class with Miss Abel, our young and energetic music teacher. She was pretty and kind and had a great enthusiasm about her […]

Jesus’ words are God’s, undeniably clear

Letters to the Editor Why is it that we seem to fail to understand the amazing simplicity of God’s word? I realize at times we find verses that don’t seem so simple. But there are those verses that are painfully clear. I know because of the ones I read that the Lord really gets me […]