Family Matters blog: Dealing with deployments

I spoke to a spouse last year about dealing with deployments and keeping military marriages strong. Her husband had just returned from a yearlong deployment in Iraq. She cited an example of the types of issues that can arise when communication falls to the wayside. As the primary disciplinarian while her husband was gone, she […]

Not all matters can be resolved in courtroom

Freedom New Mexico Little Caylee Anthony’s cherubic face will haunt some of us for a long time. There’s nothing more tragic or riveting than the unexplained death of a child, and we all wish such tragedies could be neatly resolved with justice served. Now that the dust has almost settled on the Casey Anthony case, […]

A view from under the pew: ella the unenchanted ant

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist just the other day boss iran across a disillusionedyoung insect ella the apathetic ant was ambling down a churchaisle bemoaning the state of her life and the churchpew underworld around her life looks so hopelessella moaned nothingreally matters anymorei don t matter anymorenobody matters anymore and besides i really […]

The order of cars on this train matters

Curtis K. Shelburne Samuel Taylor Coleridge uttered profound truth when he warned, “He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.” It’s a matter of priority. It’s like the toy train you might set up around […]

Education digest — Jan. 13

ENMU regents to meeting set in Santa Fe The Eastern New Mexico University board of regents is meeting 3 p.m. Wednesday in Santa Fe at Hotel Santa Fe, according to a news release. The board will hear routine matters and take action on the election of officers and the annual authorization of offices as well […]

Career matters more than moment

By Kevin Wilson Armando Galaragga will not be perfect in the record book. And Jim Joyce was proven imperfect by video. And their fates crossing paths showed a lot of us are far from perfect ourselves. Last Wednesday was an afternoon off for me, which meant e-mailing friends and using Netflix to catch up on […]

School board to discuss personnel matters

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education will discuss personnel matters related to the position of superintendent during Wednesday’s special board meeting. The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district board room in closed executive session.

Our people: Family matters

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Officer Harold Edwards grew up in Fort Sumner and said he enjoys that small town feel of Portales. Bio • Name: Harold Edwards • Birthday: March 12, 1969 • Hometown: Fort Sumner • Profession: New Mexico State Police patrolman • Family: Wife Colleen of 18 years, Jesse, 23, Heidi, 18, […]

Misbehavior needn’t be regulated

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist In matters of human conduct it is vital to distinguish between actions that coerce others to do something they must be in charge of choosing either to do or not do, versus resisting their attempts to coerce someone. If I try to make you eat your vegetables and you aren’t […]

Public matters shouldn’t be kept private

Freedom New Mexico Some Texas politicians are working to destroy that state’s open government laws. Four Texas cities — none in the Panhandle, thankfully — and more than a dozen individual officeholders have filed suit against the state, seeking to kill part of the Texas Open Meetings Act. The lawsuit follows the dismissal of a […]

Soldier’s affiliations of importance

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The New York Times ran an editorial Nov. 7 tutoring its readers in how they ought to ignore the background of the accused killer of the soldiers in Texas. All that matters is what he did, not what groups he joined in the past, the paper claimed. So, […]

What happened to news that matters?

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Andy Warhol was the first to claim, in 1968, that we’ll all have our 15 minutes of fame. Some are just more impatient than others on getting their time. I’m all for new media and burgeoning technology that can instantly put any of us in front of an audience of […]

Best option for senator is resignation

Freedom New Mexico It is ironic how often great malefactors get tripped up on matters that seem picayune by comparison. Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens has for decades had a reputation as one of the most shameless, unapologetic and relentless pork barrelers in Congress. Sen. Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the Senate — since […]

First priority for police are local matters

Freedom New Mexico Widespread public interest in getting local police more involved with federal immigration law should not become an unfunded mandate that usurps local control to focus on a problem that’s not even a crime. So we applaud Ariz. Gov. Janet Napolitano’s veto last week of House Bill 2807. It was an important and […]

Oct. 5, 1976

Members of the Clovis Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team arrested two would-be burglars inside the Surplus City Discount Center building at 1609 Mabry. … The New Mexico Farmers Union was meeting with state and national legislators in Clovis to talk about farm costs, farm markets and other matters dealing with agriculture at the […]

We can be right and still be terribly wrong

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If heaven were not already Paradise, the mere fact that no misunderstanding will mar its joy would make it heavenly.   Drat it, yet again, I’ve heard of another misunderstanding that has broken relationships, caused deep hurt, and wasted precious energy that could be put to far better use. […]

What matters most is being human

Leonard Pitts, Jr. Does it really matter? The city is flooded, people are homeless and hungry and scared and dead. Shouldn’t this be a time for giving money and saying prayers? Should we really care about the color of the people looting in the hurricane zone? Or that Louisiana is a red state? Or that […]

People have rights, not states or governments

by Tibor Machan The bulk of liberals are an inconsistent lot. Take, for example, their support of the pro-choice position in the abortion controversy. These same people are almost uniformly hostile to choice in many other areas. Just ask them if they support choice in developing one’s own property as one likes, or whether one […]

Big problem with pay raise is timing

C lovis faces a few financial challenges this year – along with a monkey wrench its commissioners created. Among the city’s priorities are staff raises, particularly police and firefighters seeking wage hikes they say better meet what other cities and agencies pay. Then there’s a proposed pipeline to pump water from Ute Lake near Logan […]