In tribute: Homemaker remembered for spirit, determination

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Courtesy photo Arnetta Foster died Oct. 4, 2009 at age 85. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Her soft, welcoming voice, kind generous spirit, determination and attention to detail are but some of the things her family remembers about Arnetta Foster. Foster, 85, died Oct. 4, 2009, in Clovis. She was the matriarch of the […]

Policies violate American spirit

After hearing a letter from Janet Contreras being read by Glenn Beck of Fox News, I realized this is the beginning of a re-awakening of the American spirit. Janet wants President Obama to slow down and stop trying to “fix things” to his own way of thinking. She doesn’t want everything fixed for her, especially […]

Two students win Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Melissa Redman, 16, of Silver City and Jennifer Sanchez, 14, of La Luz are New Mexico’s top youth volunteers for 2009 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Spirit remains in our hearts year-round

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Christmas is only 13 days away. Through the years, my wants at Christmastime and my attitude about the season have really changed as I have grown. One Christmas when I was only seven, we were living in Kansas City. I remember that Christmas because Susie was very, very sick and […]

In search of heritage

The Buck Ramsey Heritage Award will be given Sept. 20 at the annual Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. It goes to an individual, family or ranch that reflects the spirit of the West.

Floyd cheerleaders take first in 1A, Texico second in 2A

Floyd claimed top honors in the state spirit competition, held this weekend at The Pit in Albuquerque. FHS claimed 669 points over the two-day period,

Freedom of spirit means more than slavery to law

By Curtis K. Shelburne “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free,” writes the Apostle Paul in Galatians 5. “Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” The great apostle was imploring Christians who had placed their hope in the cross of Christ alone for […]

Jan. 20

The Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team meets the University of Texas Longhorns at 5 p.m. CST today at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.

Shelburne: The only way for imperfect people to be saved Is . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As members of the fallen human race, we’ve got a problem. We’re always fouling something up, messing something up, shaking, scratching, bumping, breaking, and otherwise mutilating this amazing gift we’ve been given — the gift we call life.   Even at our best, and we are rarely at our […]

God’s Spirit Living Inside Does What No Law Can Do

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist It was good news when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments of God, the law. It was good news that God so loved mankind that he would reveal to us the law that would show us what kind of God we serve and how to […]

5/24 Letters to the editor

Repentance true way to join fellowship Regarding Friday’s story in the newspaper headlined ‘“Progressive’ Christians spread message in Clovis”: I love having fellowship with fellow Christians and I have diligently promoted churches working together in their common effort to build the kingdom of God here in Clovis. Realizing we live in evil times and that […]

5/7 Honors

Mansell Lindsay Mansell of Fort Sumner was one of 39 New Mexico teens and young adults honored for their community service work at the annual Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Awards ceremony. The awards are given annually by New Mexico Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization advocating for policies to improve the health and well-being of […]

New Orleans deserves chance to celebrate

Freedom Newspapers In some of the media reports on this year’s Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans there was a distinct and unmistakable tone of scolding. How can you have a frivolous party, how can you celebrate and be happy when so many neighborhoods are still in ruins, when so many New Orleanians are still […]

Christmas spirit lies in Jesus, not holiday trappings

Christmas is just three weeks away. Even though Christmas is a time of lofty hopes and expectations, some years I haven’t had much Christmas spirit. I think it has to do with really seeing the meaning of Christmas during all our activities. Let me explain. The song, “Sweet Little Jesus Boy,” is an old spiritual […]

Senior bazaar promotes crafts, companionship

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Wanda Elliott, wearing a blue crocheted hat she made, laughs with her friend Becky Nufer on Saturday during the Christmas Bazaar. The event is held annually at the Baxter-Curren Senior Citizen Center. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is a full bowl of chili, topped with a thick layer of […]

Town’s relief efforts should be applauded

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist What do a media professional, a hospital counselor, a fire dept. employee, and a law enforcement officer have in common? The first two I have the privilege to regard as my friends; the last two I haven’t known very long, or met only briefly. What is obvious is that they all […]

Souls full of spirit produce music of life

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist One of the earliest music memories I have is of Meserve School in Kansas City, Kansas. I was in third grade and I always looked forward to music class with Miss Abel, our young and energetic music teacher. She was pretty and kind and had a great enthusiasm about her […]

8/5 a view from under the pew

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos converses with a bone willifred the white rat talked me into taking another trip in his […]

Modern limits still leave room for great vision

Freedom Newspapers As the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of Disneyland have made clear, we would not be the same without Mickey Mouse, Space Mountain and all the other wonderful creations of Walt Disney. One Orange County Register newspaper feature last week referred to Disney’s “Big Bet,” emphasizing the risky nature of banking his company’s […]

Anti-Americanism coming from the left

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., has, under extreme pressure, tearfully retracted his comparison of American behavior at Guantanamo to the Nazis, Soviets and Pol Pot. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., has not retracted his barb following disclosures of detainee mistreatment at Abu Ghraib, about Saddam’s torture chambers being “under new management, U.S. […]