Hospice helps patients, families

I never thought I would love to work with dying people. It just sounded too morbid. Our American culture does just about everything it can to prevent the inevitable; we rarely discuss our funeral services or burial wishes openly. We are not likely to make a will or advanced directives. So the thought of working […]

Trading places with God is a serious mistake

Curtis Shelburne I rarely write sequels to these columns, but last week I wrote about the trouble with perfectionism, and I can’t quit thinking about it. The best way to unburden myself of such thoughts is to burden you with them, so brace yourself for Round 2. A friend and pastoral colleague reading my column […]

Tractors bring back memories

It was a sound I heard when I was young but rarely hear today. Listening to the old two-cylinder tractors at the N.M. Ag Expo this week it was easy to remember the sight of an old farmer on a Poppin’ Johnny tractor, plowing two to four rows and remembering the smell of fresh turned […]

Family describes victim as loner

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Courtesy photo Clifford Webber pictured in a Prince Street Baptist Church publication in the late 1980’s as a teen. He is described by friends and family as a troubled loner. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He lived in the same town but family rarely heard from him. Maybe it was his mother’s death when […]

Relocating part of family life

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Moving is rarely fun, but when you’re in the military, “it’s all what you make it,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Gonzolo “Gonzo” Rubio. Rubio and his family arrived in Clovis on Monday from Dover, Del. Of course there are housing differences from the east coast, like no basements […]

Relocating part of family life

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Moving is rarely fun, but when you’re in the military, “it’s all what you make it,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Gonzolo “Gonzo” Rubio. Rubio and his family arrived in Clovis on Monday from Dover, Del. Of course there are housing differences from the east coast, like no basements or […]

I say we oughta just bill ‘em

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I had an interesting meeting at lunch with some of our leaders. I have little doubt that most of the good things accomplished in this world are accomplished in spite of meetings, not because of them. We didn’t solve every issue — not even close — but I thought […]