Letters to the editor: Oak Ridge Boys put on good show

Oak Ridge Boys put on good show I would like to commend the Curry County Events Center staff for arranging for the Oak Ridge Boys to perform in Clovis. It was one of the best concerts I have been to. Will Banister opened the show. He is a young man with a lot of talent, […]

Mom’s letter greatest Christmas gift

Curtis Shelburne I received a nice Christmas present this morning that was truly a surprise: a letter from my mom. One glance at the envelope told me who it was from. No reading required. My mother’s handwriting was the most beautiful I have ever seen. She could have written the book on perfect cursive and […]

Objects’ value lies in the heart

Clyde Davis Where do you draw the line between what is truly an antique, and what is valuable simply because it has value to you? Maybe this line is easy, on some occasions, but there are times when it becomes truly difficult. The older one gets, the more some of the objects that surround one […]

God truly deserving of our trust

Curtis Shelburne Who Do You Really Trust? By Curtis K. Shelburne

Store closing means end of downtown Clovis fixture

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File photo Don Clark, 72, was a fixture in downtown Clovis as he helped bring visibility to Smyth Auto parts store by waving at passing motorists on Main Street. The 58-year-old store closed for good on Friday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A bygone era in automotive service is truly coming to an end […]

We can be safe or we can be alive—not both

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist We can be safe, or we can be truly alive. Not both. Opting for “safety” is an illusion both unsafe and pathetic, a gag gift all wrapped up with three bedraggled ribbons: fear, arrogance, and control. When safety is our highest goal, we betray a fear of life and, […]

When can we really accept God’s grace?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I keep wondering: What does it take for human beings to truly know God’s grace as something much more than theoretical? I know. Most Christians talk a lot about God’s grace. We dissect it in Bible studies. We say we believe in it. We claim to know it as […]

Unsolved cases focus of crime unit

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The case of Ernestine “Tina” Servantez has gone unsolved for more than 35 years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While investigations may stall or go stale, the Major Crimes Unit is working to ensure unsolved homicide cases never truly go cold, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. At the […]

City candidates swearing in

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City Manager Joe Thomas introduces the newly elected city commissioners and mayor during a swearing-in ceremony Monday at the Bert Cabiness Government Center. “This is a group of people I am truly looking forward to working with,” Thomas told the more than 75 people who attended the ceremony.

Employer left his mark on community

By Kay Arvizu: Guest columnist On May 28, Allen Ray Bryant left this world. It was our loss and heaven’s gain. I want to tell you about this special man. When you work with someone for many years, you learn what they are really like, not just the public face. Allen was real — what […]