a view from under the pew: moody mouse preaches to the atheists

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. moody mouse preaches to the atheists boss i ran across a […]

A view from under the pew: little mouse from nowhere

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist little mouse from nowhere

Congress needs to take vacation from meddling

Freedom New Mexico Disney theme parks are known for their thrilling rides, cutting-edge video performances, top-notch fireworks displays and souvenir shops. At least one, Disney World in Florida, has an entire shopping district where visitors can leave with the signature mouse ears, high quality jewelry and anything Disney in between. Among the many articles of […]

Amos the church mouse: the fat mouse dilemma

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i ve decided neverto talk to freddy the fleaanymore he called me a big fat mouse the otherday and made me mad so i called him askinny little tickbut somehow it didn thave the […]

A view from under the pew: the malaprop mouse editor

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pewEditor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the malaprop mouse editor boss i may have mentionedthis […]

Quite a mouseful

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Don and Barb McKenzie stand with their Mickey Mouse snow globe yard decoration, one of 17 inflatable Mickey items at their house on Ray Hardy Drive. The couple has displayed Mickey Mouse items for the last 12 years. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Barb and Don McKenzie run a […]

Mouse doesn’t deserve spot on protection list

By Freedom New Mexico One might interpret the sparse turnout at last month’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service meeting on the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse as a sign of indifference and acquiescence. Or one might take it as a sign of resignation and silent protest — evidence that most citizens by now recognize the agency […]

A rodent’s tale and the price of peace

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist My wife is a very patient woman. That must be obvious—she married me. And, four sons later, a mother either learns patience or she doesn’t survive.   My wife is able to take almost anything in stride. When she was appointed as our town’s municipal judge, and I gave […]

amos sets some new rules

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Since the holidays, Amos has been feeling the drudgeries of life under the church pew. He enumerates his complaints and decides to do something about it. Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation […]

2006 Year in Review: PRMC leadership changes

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Residents lauded the city’s first roundabout at Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street when it opened in March. The City Commission supported it as a cost-effective way to alleviate congestion and control traffic. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Top News Plains Regional Medical Center’s Administrator Brian Bentley resigned in February. Although no reason […]

At-risk animal programs need federal overhaul

A fter a process that at times took on the tone of the Spanish Inquisition rather than a scientific inquiry, a panel of experts has declared the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse a bona fide subspecies once again — giving the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service all the political cover it needs to keep “mighty mouse” […]

amos 7-28

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation.   the great ob-word nightmare   last night boss i woke up with a terrible nightmare as always i was being pursued by the hideous menacing marcellus the cat   with no hesitation at […]

6/30 amos

by amos the churchmouse Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes.   the struggle to get in shape   boss i guess you heard about my recent cheese binge […]

6/16 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes. basketball reflections boss i was running for my very life away from marcellus the heathen alley cat the other day and tripped […]

DNA study bad news for mouse, endangered species list

Freedom Newspapers We’ve seen a lot of nuttiness routinely perpetrated in the name of the Endangered Species Act as a way of protesting the U.S. Senate’s refusal to act on ESA reform this year. One of the most bizarre ESA sagas involves the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. The story, much like Alice’s Wonderland, just gets […]

5/26 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. a dieter s dilemma boss i ve decided never to talk to freddy the flea anymore he called me a big fat mouse […]

3/10 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. life in a matchbox amendments to solomon s proverbs boss i may have mentioned this once before but life ain t easy under […]

2/17 amos

Editor’s note: In light of Valentine’s Day just past, a reader asked about Amos’ love life, and, in response, he has requested we re-run this column about Jenny, his next-door neighbor, with whom he has fallen in love (although he prefers to say, “grew in love,” and it does seem to have a more natural […]

Legislators, lobbyists and Leno: Yikes

By Ned Cantwell: State coulumnist This is a wonderful time of year for civics students. They get to see how the system works here in New Mexico. Here’s how it works. We pay tax when we fill the tank, earn a paycheck, or eat a meal at a restaurant. For the test at the end […]

Mouse fire still hot news

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A Fort Sumner firefighter looks on as Luciano Mares attempts to extinguish a fire Saturday at his house on Grove Street using a garden hose. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Luciano Mares was just trying to protect his cats. He didn’t want them to eat the mouse he caught in […]