Take time to let mom know she is appreciated

Freedom New Mexico Moms are the greatest producers of wealth among us. They are greater and more important than glamour stars, politicians, business leaders and all the people our culture worships with a misguided understanding of value and wealth. A Jewish proverb says: “God could not be everywhere, and so he made mothers.” Abolitionist preacher […]

Nearly free boots survive the years

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Let’s see, how long have I worn those boots of mine? Well, the first boots I bought at Joe’s Boot Shop was when he was in Muleshoe. Joe used to live out in the country southwest of town and made boots at his farm-ranch for customers that found out that […]

Warning: let the clicker beware!

By Curtis K. Shelbure: Religion columnist “Warning: let the clicker beware!” “CNN Alert: My Custom Alerts.” That’s what the subject line of the e-mail said. I didn’t remember subscribing to anything by that name. But who can you trust if not CNN? (Actually, my answer would be FOX News, but . . .) Anyway, I […]

“Warning: let the clicker beware!”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “CNN Alert: My Custom Alerts.” That’s what the subject line of the e-mail said. I didn’t remember subscribing to anything by that name. But who can you trust if not CNN? (Actually, my answer would be FOX News, but . . .) Anyway, I clicked on the e-mail, was […]

Let those ponies run

The Roosevelt County community of Pep will host a pony express run on July 5.

Let’s be Clovis

Clovis’ Steve Gershon was stationed at Clovis and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., during his military career.

Jan. 29 – Puzzle me this

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo George Durhan and Kay Knapp chat Tuesday as they try to put a puzzle together at Friendship Senior Center. Durhan said when he was a child, his older siblings wouldn’t let him help them as they put puzzles together so now he puts them together whenever he gets the chance.

Outdoors deserves appreciation

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Winter has never, for me, been a time for squatting by the fire and wishing the cold away. Even on a morning such as this one, with temperature slightly above zero, the call to be out experiencing nature is present in the back of my mind. Unfortunately, as is true […]

Letters to the Editor: Hotel Clovis has passed its prime

As a third-generation Clovisite and supporter of our historical heritage, I have watched and hoped for a solution to our despair over Hotel Clovis that would revive its majestic history. Realistically, I now face the truth with reverent reserve. Let’s face the facts: It is time for it to go, to be put down with […]

Haircuts don’t make Edwards hypocrite

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Since it’s already come up and will come up more in our campaign season, let’s have a vocabulary lesson. Today’s word is “hypocrisy.” On dictionary.com, it’s “a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a […]

Time for Iraq diplomacy has passed

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnistSpeaking on the Senate floor in favor of the supplemental funding bill for the war in Iraq ( Speaking on the Senate floor in favor of the supplemental funding bill for the war in Iraq (and salmon fishers, timber counties, woodland firefighting efforts and other projects), Sen. Barbara Boxer implored the […]

Small changes can help control time, lessen stress

Master Sgt. Michael McNeil The 27th Fighter Wing community is experiencing the effects of overload. Many are experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Our personal and work lives have gotten busier and more hectic, and we all feel pressed for time, which can make us feel overwhelmed and out of control. But life […]