Resolving to be more loving

Somewhere in the confusion of passing into 2012, I forgot to make New Year’s resolutions. I suppose these can still be tendered, since we are less than a fortnight into the new year. Perhaps the most appropriate resolutions would center around the broad, yet vital theme of learning to be a more loving person. Love […]

Loving can be costly, but it’s worth the price

Loving can be hard. Just look in John 11. We’re told, “Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.” (11:5). A lot of loving is going on in this chapter! Love is a wonderful thing, but if we think loving is easy, well, that’s rarely true, and it’s certainly not the case here. If […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 1

Elida 47, House-Grady 0 Clovis Christian 61, Vaughn 6 Goddard 21, Clovis 0 Hagerman 26, Texico 14 Fort Sumner 20, Loving 7 Melrose 46, Springer 6 Hondo 52, Dora 6 Logan 52, Floyd 0 Tucumcari 20, Eunice 19 San Jon 84, NMSD 36 Texas Farwell 30, Seagraves 7 Iraan 33, Bovina 7 Bushland 27, Muleshoe […]

a view from under the pew: freddie flea s loving dad

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.

Reward Offered in Grant County Cattle Killings

A reward of $2,000 is being offered by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association (NMCGA) for information in the shooting of two calves in Grant County in mid-January, according to NMCGA President Alisa Ogden, Loving. “We ask anyone who knows anything about this crime to come forward and do the right thing,” Ogden said. “No […]

Shooting victim remembered as loving father

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gary Payne traveled to Lubbock on Thursday afternoon to visit his daughter and see her new house. After the visit, he headed home for Melrose, but never arrived. Police said Payne and a Lubbock woman, Melissa Ward, were shot in the head about 11 p.m. Thursday as they drove […]

Alertness, early care key in treatment of cancer

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist This column is in memory of Gary, Chris, Fran and many others. It is dedicated also to Frances, and to Buddy, and to Dorothy, to Pat, and to a large group of people who are battling, at many levels, with cancer. It is, in a unique way, appropriate to Valentine’s […]

Some Thoughts on Long Pastorates and Great Churches

Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist An aging and highly-respected minister who’d been serving the same congregation for many years was once asked by a group of young pastors, “How can you stay in one church and work successfully for such a long time?” I don’t know what kind of sage counsel they expected, but his […]

Different factors make great churches and great preachers

By Curtis K. Shelburne:CNJ columnist An aging and highly-respected minister who’d been serving the same congregation for many years was once asked by a group of young pastors, “How can you stay in one church and work successfully for such a long time?” I don’t know what kind of sage counsel they expected, but his […]

Friday basketball scores

CNJ Staff Basketball New Mexico Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 71, Lubbock Coronado 62 Sudan, Texas 44, Texico 43 Aztec 56, Bloomfield 34 Cliff 43, Cobre 33 Del Norte 52, Belen 34 Des Moines 57, Questa 40 Grady 74, Gateway Christian 16 Laguna-Acoma 54, Estancia 14 Mayfield 80, Silver 53 Ruidoso 43, Artesia 39 […]

Tuesday’s Hobbs qualifier track results

CNJ STAFF Boys Team standings: 1. Clovis 118; 2. Carlsbad 58; 3. Lovington 57; 4. Loving 51; 5. NMMI 46; 6. Hobbs 42; 7. Artesia 32; 8. Portales 22; 9. Jal 17; 10. Eunice 6. Field events High jump: 1. Gabriel, Portales 5-10; 2. McBee, Lovington 5-7; 3. McBride, Lovington 5-7. Shot put: 1. Caudillo, […]

Chiles, Mary

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Chiles, 83, of Clovis died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born in a small town in Kentucky on Sept. 28, 1921, to Albert and Rhea Morris. She married Albert Chiles on May 20, 1937, in Muleshoe. There are many words that […]

Texico finishes as unbeaten champs

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Texico senior Mark Peabody was one of two Wolverines to finish with more than 100 rushing yards in Saturday’s Class 1A championship game. Current-Argus photo by Mike Limm. By Dave Wagner LOVING — Texico finished the season unbeaten but not unchallenged. Locked in a dogfight with District 3-1A rival Loving, the top-ranked Wolverines scored two […]

Texico working for perfect end to season

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Texico backup quarterback Zane Anderson stiff-arms a Cloudcroft defender in last week’s semifinal contest. CNJ staff photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner Having already soundly beaten Loving this year, Texico senior lineman Bryce Bailey thinks the Wolverines can build off that as they prepare for Saturday’s Class 1A state championship game against the Falcons […]

Texico keeping eyes on the prize

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Texico’s John Nate Williams pressures Springer QB Matt Tafoya during last week’s quarterfinal game in Texico. CNJ photo by Rick White. Dave Wagner All season long, the Texico Wolverines were gearing toward a possible third consecutive meeting against rival Fort Sumner in the Class 1A state championship game. But the two-time defending state champion Foxes […]

Buffs steamroll into six-man finals

CNJ STAFF MELROSE— Senior Harvey Park set the national record for touchdown receptions in a season as Melrose advanced to the six-man state championship game for the first time since winning it all in 1999 by routing Animas. Sophomore Carlos Ruiz rushed for 435 yards and seven touchdowns and Park caught three TD passes as […]

Wolverines pummel Falcons

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Texico running back Johnny Serrano attempts to hurdle a Loving defender during the second half of Friday’s game Friday night in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines play football with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Whether it was Johnny Serrano bowling over tacklers in the secondary or senior […]

Campbell, Henry Jr.

Henry Campbell Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Henry M. Campbell Jr., 54, of Mesa, Ariz., truck driver, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He was born Nov. 27, 1948, in Clovis, to Tracy and Henry Morgan Campbell Sr. He graduated from Clovis High School. He drove […]