Lefty dictionary holds meanings of life

By Bob Huber If you have a left-handed dictionary in your bathroom like I do, you know the many blissful hours that can be spent in scholarly, fun-filled repose. I fostered my own reference book back in the dark ages and added to it over the years, which made my wife Marilyn comment, “If you’re […]

Homosexuality, faith part of Bible study discussion

By Darrell Todd Maurina Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales is sponsoring a different kind of Bible study: an open discussion inviting the community to reconsider what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. “Obviously the main purpose of doing this is to help the outreach of our church and to allow the good news of the […]

Dean is more than a liberal; he’s a liar

By Mona Charen Today’s column is desultory. Kindly indulge me. I have Howard Dean and Time magazine on my mind. Time magazine has chosen the American soldier as its Person of the Year. Ha! Meaning no disrespect at all to the world’s finest fighting force, I have a feeling that the excellence of our men […]

Turkey dog has Clovis adventures

Lassie, Hank the Cowdog and Scooby-Doo have had their dog days. Now somebody should write a book or make a television show about the real-life adventures of George. John Considine’s dog has been homeless, tied up, befriended by strangers, even face-to-face with a pair of would-be house burglars. Chapter one. George was just a pup […]

Salaz, Juan B.

Salaz, Juan B. Services: Have been held. Juan B. Salaz, 84, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born June 6, 1919, in Corazon to Margarita and Jose Salaz. Mr. Salaz grew up in the Las Vegas, N.M., area and graduated from Highlands University as […]

Turkey dog missing

Reporter’s Notebook Has anybody seen George? He’s about 6 years old, weighs about 70 pounds and loves people. George doesn’t speak the language. He grew up around Incirlik Air Force Base in Adana, Turkey. He’s been missing about two weeks. He jumped out of a back yard near the 1600 block of Sheldon Street and […]

Should this conversation be taken seriously?

Leonard Pitts Jr. So this president and this football player meet in a bar … “O.J. Simpson, is that you?” “Yeah, who wants to — George W. Bush? Hey, how you been?” “Real good, Juice. So, what you been up to lately?” “Well, George, I’m still searching for the real killers. If I can bring […]

Partnership ‘beefs up’ business

By Jack King When Margaret George and her husband Jacob began preparing natural beef for themselves and a few friends four years ago, they had no idea it would turn into a business with outlets around eastern New Mexico. Today the Georges sell beef from their ranch near Trujillo, under the label “Living Waters Ranch,” […]

Portales Pastor applauds consecration

By Darrell Todd Maurina A former Anglican who pastors in Portales said Sunday’s consecration of the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church is a victory for homosexual Christians. “We are obviously very pleased that a mainline denomination has come forward and consecrated someone who is openly gay,” said Rev. Christopher George, pastor of […]

Administration pulling wool over America’s eyes

Freedom Newspapers Thank God for George Orwell. If it weren’t for the British author who wrote the novel 1984, a cautionary tale about a totalitarian society, we’d have a hard time finding the perfect word to describe the current Bush administration. Orwellian. Since coming to power, the administration of President George W. Bush has clamped […]

New pastor for Portales church

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales has a new pastor. Rev. Christopher George was previously pastor of Lubbock Metropolitan Community Church. The Lubbock church is affiliated with the Metropolitan Community Churches, a 43,000-member denomination founded in Los Angeles in 1968 by Rev. Troy Perry whose primary ministry focus is to gay, […]

A day in the life of the ‘Desperate Six’

Don McAlavy Back in the summer of 1922, there existed in Clovis a gang of young boys called the “Desperate Six.” The gang got started when four eighth-grade boys asked two third-grade boys to join them. This is Travis Anthony’s report: “We felt highly honored to be in a gang with ‘big boys,’” Anthony said. […]

ENMU spikers sweep past Wayland

CNJ STAFF PLAINVIEW, Texas — Junior Anna Bellum compiled 17 kills, seven digs and three aces Tuesday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past Wayland Baptist 30-21, 30-27, 31-29. The Zias (9-12) had a balanced attack on offense that included 11 kills from Emilie Rodman and 10 from Grace George. Portales sophomore […]

Rep’s legacy a right-slanted newsletter

You won’t catch George Buffett and me sitting around a campfire singing “whiskey for my men, beer for my horses.” We’re never going to be close. George is John Wayne right. I’m a middle-of-the-roader, although critics might suggest I am pinko left. When I called him last week, I was prepared to dislike George. He […]

McGee, George

George McGee Services: Have been held. Mr. George E. McGee, 79, of Clovis, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 12, 1923, in Texas Creek, Colo., to Charles and Mary Green McGee. He was a decorated World War II veteran. He married Dolores Philbrook on […]

Zientara, George

George Zientara Services: Have been held. Mr. George Zientara, 55, of Clovis, a mechanic/motorcycle fabricator, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at his home. He was born on Dec. 26, 1947, in Decatur, Ill., to Auguste and Marie “Linthicum” Zientara. He moved to Clovis when he was 6 years old and worked in his dad’s body […]

Mullins, Jim

Jim Mullins Services: Hve been held. Mr. J.L. “Jim” Mullins, 45, of Rogers, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1957, in Muleshoe, to Nelda and George L. Mullins. He married Kellye Love on Nov. 29, 1993, He grew up in the Dora area and graduated from Dora High […]