Let’s talk about flat tires and faith

Curtis K. Shelburne Sometimes I think my funny bone is oddly shaped or maybe dislocated. Oh, it’s definitely there and works at least as well as it should, but it also works in inappropriate moments. And what strikes me as funny doesn’t always grab other folks the same way. For example . . . I […]

Church performance awoke spirit of season

Judy Brandon Always at Christmas I recall the Flat Creek Baptist Church Christmas children’s program over fifty years ago. The children in the church were to tell the Christmas story the Sunday night before Christmas. Daddy was the pastor and on this particular Sunday, my sister Susie had strep throat so mother stayed at home […]

First person: Setting the bar

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Courtesy photo Jimmie Reyna, a Clovis native, was recently nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Jimmie Reyna is hoping to go from the flat terrains of Clovis to one of the nation’s highest courts. Reyna, 57, has been nominated by Barack Obama to the United States Court of Appeals […]

Students send Flat Staley to travel world

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Courtesy photo James Bickley Elementary School fourth-grader Jonathon Jovett sent his Flat Stanley to his grandfather in Guam who took Flat Stanley scuba diving. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections He went scuba diving in Guam and to the opera in England. His name is Flat Stanley. He is a creation of third, fourth and fifth […]

Flat-rate tax would boost economy

By Freedom New Mexico GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson has proposed an interesting tax reform. It’s not a “flat tax” because it has two rates — 10 percent and 25 percent — but it might simplify the tax code. The idea of a flat-rate tax system — all incomes would be taxed at the same […]

Clovis builder’s designs still prevalent

By Don McAlvy: Columnist With World War II over, the temporary Santa Fe Heights apartments at 14th and Thornton streets had come to an end. The occupants at the Santa Fe Heights started looking for homes they could afford. It wasn’t long until they found a man who had come out of the war in […]

3/10 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. life in a matchbox amendments to solomon s proverbs boss i may have mentioned this once before but life ain t easy under […]

Federal taxes: Preserve cuts, pursue reforms

Freedom Newspapers We’re heartened that President Bush is determined to reform the nation’s complicated and maddening tax code. Since the election, he has continued to tout such reforms, such as at his Nov. 4 victory press conference. We can only encourage such moves. We believe there are two actions he should pursue. The first is […]

Let’s keep Friday the 13th under control

Bob Huber In case you didn’t notice, we had a Friday the 13th this month. To put it in a more scholarly manner, it behooves us to utilize the Freedom of Information Act in the examination of perils existing in all Fridays the 13th and offer up some time-honored, laboratory-tested solutions to make our lives […]

Let’s talk about flat tires and faith

By Curtis K. Shelburne Sometimes I think my funny bone is oddly shaped or a bit dislocated. Oh, it’s definitely there and works at least as much as it should, but what strikes me as funny doesn’t always grab other folks the same way. Like this, for example: I was heading toward home from Lubbock […]

Be prepared for roadside emergencies

By Gary Mitchell Best to be prepared for roadside emergencies Should you have a flat tire on a pitch-black country road in the middle of the night, there are some emergency “must-haves” you may want to consider stashing away in your car — just in case. According to Shell Oil Products officials in a press […]