July 13, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Community makes show possible The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays, and I love spending it in Clovis with my family and friends. We have made a tradition out of going to Greene Acres Park for the Smoke on the Water celebration. Smoke on the Water has everything that a […]

Ohioans must forge ahead

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The rural, steel mill town church I served in northeastern Ohio had a standing tradition of the Mother’s Day Banquet. Many churches and organizations in that area do, and these events are usually held the night before Mother’s Day. They are wonderfully attended. Can you blame me, then, when I […]

Chuck wagon cook-off scheduled for Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Eddie Sandoval of Fort Worth, Texas, one of two judges at the chuck wagon competition, judges the Calk & Clark wagon from El Paso, Texas for the “Duke of the Dutch Oven” Chuck Wagon Cook-off. By Keely McDowell: Freedom New Mexico In teaching tradition, a retired educator is hoping to […]

Williamson lectureship set

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Science fiction fans will descend on Eastern New Mexico University on April 11 for the 31st annual Williamson Lectureship. Authors are invited to visit the campus and discuss the interactions of science and the humanities. The lectureship has been a campus tradition since 1977 to honor science fiction author […]

Self-sacrifice worthy for all beliefs

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist For persons who follow the liturgical calendar of the Christian tradition, the season of Lent will soon be upon us, a season which comes this year about as early as it possibly can. Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of that season, is Feb. 6 this year. For those to […]

Traditions add more reason to season

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I get carried away with Christmas spirit. My daughter Laura rolls her eyes, calls me a Christmas freak and blushes in embarrassment when I pull up to her work with waving Santas on my car. Yes, I like Christmas. No, I love Christmas. It is truly the most wonderful time […]

Christmas Eve present tradition worth passing

By Karl Terry: Local columnist Christmas Eve gift! It’s a simple phrase that’s been uttered on Dec. 24 by my family as long as I can remember. In fact I’m not sure anyone knows when it all started. That makes it a family Christmas tradition. I’m sure if someone in my family or anyone else […]

Halloween brings out the trickster in many

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist First they shut down daylight-saving time. Two days later they celebrate Halloween. Is that a conspiracy or what? The mystery is, who’s behind it? Here at the Academy for Thorny Plots I’ve researched that question, coming quickly to the conclusion that in both cases I need a government grant for […]

Livestock sale fair tradition

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Ring men Wayne Kinman of Elida, front, and Johnny Ogden of Floyd work the livestock auction crowd Friday at the Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Andy deLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The contours of smooth-soled cowboy boots and treaded sneakers decorate the dirt. A man in a peach Oxford shirt dances across the […]

Silver anniversary time for reflection

Clyde Davis : Local Colunist I don’t usually get specifically “religious” in this space, though I flatter myself that I often get “spiritual.” However, I am approaching my 25th year anniversary of ordination to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). What is ministry? To the spiritual seeker, ministry is life, life is a journey of ministry. We […]