Thanking God should be part of holiday

We use thank you in many ways. We teach our children to say thank you. I recently received a credit card offer that gave thank you points for every purchase made with the card. Then there was a promotional from a business offering a half price sale to say thank you to all their faithful [...]

Kenya situation shows intervention not always needed

Freedom New Mexico It’s a long way from guaranteeing that the tribal and ethnic tensions that have led to violence and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in a country most outside observers had considered one of the most stable in Africa will actually bring an end to resentment and violence. But the [...]

Chaos in Kenya won’t be helped by intervention

Freedom Newspapers M ost observers hoped the violence that flared up on Kenya following a flawed election Dec. 27 that dubiously returned President Mwai Kibaki to power would eventually calm down. But attacks and counterattacks last weekend in the Rift Valley, most notably in the tourist gateway city of Nakuru, which was considered safe until [...]

Elections don’t always result in democracy

By Freedom New Mexico One of our more cherished beliefs, or at least desires, is that democratic governance is a key to a stable, productive society in which differences can be worked out through the political process. Recent riots, murders and displacements in Kenya might cause some to question whether the most visible sign of [...]

Kenyan boosting ENMU cross country

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Nimrod Lelei didn’t leave much of an impression on Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen last year. McMullen said he hardly noticed Lelei running for Wayland Baptist even though the Kenyan consistently beat all of ENMU’s runners. But the Hounds’ best runner, Felix Boit, [...]

ENMU celebrates cross country history

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A trip back to the states for one of Eastern New Mexico University’s all-time greats gave ENMU cross country coach Joel McMullen the chance to tie the past to the present. And that he did through a 40-year celebration of Eastern’s program Saturday night at Cannon AFB’s The Landing. While [...]

ENMU awards cross-country athletes

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen and assistant Matthew Gordillo have announced winners of the inaugural Mike Boit Award as the program’s runners of the year. Award winners for 2004-05, based on their placings in cross country meets during the fall, were freshman Jason Garcia of Alamogordo for [...]

Golf fills religious gulf in Kenya

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International Cooperating Ministries used funds from a Clovis golf tournament to help Kenyan Christians build this church in East Africa. Courtesy photo. By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to the generosity of Curry County golfers, a new church has been built in the far northwest region of the African nation of Kenya. Wes Grau, a Curry [...]