What does it take to build a cathedral?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A CATHEDRAL? It was one of those weeks. I’d been working hard on a thousand things that week — except my sermon. And then it was crunch time. Lots of things had gotten done, but my sermon for that particular Sunday wasn’t one of them, and the well seemed […]

Lady Buffs whitewash Zias

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West Texas A&M’s Katie Henley and Eastern New Mexico University’s Amy Barbour battle for control of the ball during Sunday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match in Portales. Photo by Dave Wagner By Dave Wagner PORTALES — No matter how well you play defense, it’s tough to win when you struggle to score. For the […]

Lady Cats roll in three

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Clovis senior Alissa McDowell passes the ball to the front row during Tuesday’s match against Carlsbad at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Getting back on the winning track was a relative breeze Tuesday night for the Clovis High Lady Wildcats. Coming off a tough five-game loss at home on Saturday […]

Snap judgments mostly are a little faulty

By Judy Brandon It has been many years, but that Sunday night long ago is still clear in my mind. God knew all about me and my attitude and still it hurts a little even today when I think about my attitude that night. It was about 1963. The teenagers at church customarily all sat […]

Some yearnings bring little satisfaction

By Judy Brandon When my mother told me about her old friends calling from Missouri last week, I could not help but remember our two families’ trip together to the Missouri State Fair in 1958. Their two children, who were the same ages as my sister, Susie, and me, made our outing more exciting. The […]

Letters to the Editor 7/20

When my husband told me we would be moving to Clovis, New Mexico, I was less than thrilled. Two years later, I am very saddened at the thought of leaving. My husband has served in the Air Force for nearly 18 years and, needless to say, we’ve had our share of moves and lived in […]

Possessions don’t lead to self-sufficiency

By Judy Brandon My great uncle Harris never married and lived all his adult life alone. During his lifetime, he existed only on the bare necessities. It wasn’t that Uncle Harris couldn’t afford a comfortable lifestyle, and it wasn’t that he didn’t have an income. Harris just didn’t believe in spending any money. He was […]

Editorial: Supreme Court discount drug ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s confused decision on an effort by the state of Maine to use the federal Medicaid program as leverage to force drug manufacturers to give other Maine residents a discount on prescription drug prices makes one wonder why the high court took the case. The decision was so fractured, with four separate […]

Million Dollar Man’ trades wrestling persona for ministry.

Gary Mitchell Ted DiBiase has exchanged his role as the “Million Dollar Man” for a minister of the Gospel — and says he has no regrets moving from the wrestling ring to hitting the evangelistic trail. “I was a classic Scrooge in wrestling,” DiBiase told an audience of about 450 youth and adults at Wednesday’s […]

Pride can damage many relationships

Judy Brandon Years ago, I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. There’s something unique about being at camp in the mountains. We checked into our cabins, got our personal things organized and headed out during free time to take a look around. At our cabin meeting, our […]