Wednesday morning briefing: Red hot, cheap books and the meaning of words

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Red hot chilies (sort of) The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Music will present Texas Tech’s Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Quartet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. Admission is free and open to the public. The group, composed […]

Amos: the leftover pizza nightmare

By Gary Mitchell boss i may have told you this but you should never eat day-old pizza slices leftover from a church youth party it creates strange visions – and not those of the biblical sort

God saves those who trust in him

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist The son of some dear friends of mine lost his battle this week. The family feels defeated. It had been a long battle. For two decades, this young man had fought a battle with drugs. One night this week his much-abused body gave up. And now his family, long […]

Pilot recycling designed to save landfill space

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File photo The city has set up a recycling collection point at the landfill, as well as Albertsons and Wal-Mart locations. The pilot recycling program, started in January, has netted the city about 100 tons in materials that would have otherwise taken up landfill s By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis city officials are […]

Gruntles remain mystery

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist  The English language is a strange and wonderful thing. And, at times, rather mysterious.   I’m not sure if Paul Harvey and his listeners ever quite got one English mystery figured out, but, long ago, they spent a good bit of time trying. According to the news report that […]

Seeds of division never need to be transplanted

By Curtis K. Shelburne   I think I’m correct in stating that, from the genealogical research that some members of the Shelburne, Shelburn, Shelborne, Shelbourne, Shilborne, family have done, it becomes clear that our clan has long had a bent toward the ministry. That’s just a fact and not necessarily praiseworthy. I’m quite sure we […]

“Hey, Coach Shelburne! Hey, Coach!”

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Hey, coach Shelburne! Hey, coach!” The kids on our brand-new Little League team had a question and needed some answers. No problem. It just took me a minute to answer to “Coach Shelburne.” Who, pray tell, was he? I was helping coach Ted Johnson coach the team or, well, technically, he […]

Satan is a snake of the subtlest sort

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist Back in Genesis 3, just before the account of mankind’s fall to sin in the Garden of Eden, the biblical writer explains, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.” I suppose that was true at that time of the […]