Letter to the editor: Lujan acted in my best interests

I want to thank my representative, Ben Ray Lujan, and all those who voted for health-care reform. With all the money being thrown at our senators and representatives by those who oppose reform, I think it is something of a miracle this bill made it through. Those who oppose reform for various misguided reasons might […]

Dreams shape children’s futures

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Sometimes the world is best seen through the eyes of a child, where the world of wonder is still all encompassing, where the harsh limits of reality have not yet begun to intrude into one’s life space. Such a view is still capable of believing, for example, in a magical […]

World champion Hedeman to be in Clovis

CNJ staff Four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman is coming to Clovis Saturday night. Cinch Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Curry County Special Events Center. This event is sanctioned by Championship Bull Riding and is a Horizon Series Event. Horizon Series competitors compete at more than 20 […]

a view from under the pew: it’s a green pea world

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Floyd, Texico rank among best high schools

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Floyd High School students, from left, Ashlee Banister, 18, Madeline Love, 18, Levi Nicholson, 17, Alex Rodriguez, 18, and David Slusser, 18, participate in a computer class at school Monday. Floyd, Logan and Texico High Schools were named U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best High Schools. By Clarence Plank […]

Iran regime not accurate representation

Freedom New Mexico Most of the news about Iran focuses on the possibility that the regime may be getting close to developing a nuclear weapon. Such concern is justified, although it is difficult to see how the outside world can prevent it: Sanctions have been ineffective, and military intervention seems impractical. Even as we worry […]

Bethlehem is about what God has done and still does

By Curtis Shelburne: Local columnist The glory of Christmas is that it centers on something only God could have done. No committee could ever have come up with Bethlehem. While God was busy saving the world, they’d have still been arguing over the shape of the table or the wording of the mission statement or […]

Farwell’s Moseley wins fourth round at NFR

Cassie Moseley of Farwell claimed a fourth-round victory in barrel racing Sunday in the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. Moseley finished the fourth round with a time of 13.72 seconds, while defending world champ Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, placed second in 13.76 and took over the aggregate lead. Moseley, who is eighth […]

Overzealous lending not just in U.S.

Freedom New Mexico The announcement that Dubai World, the state-owned investment/development arm of the emirate of Dubai on the Persian Gulf, wants to postpone payment on some $60 billion in debt by six months sent immediate shock waves through the world financial system last week. But markets recovered Friday and Monday, suggesting that while Dubai’s […]

Veterans deserve thanks, praise

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Armistice Day. Veterans’ Day. November 11th, so designated to coincide with the signing of the agreement to end the First World War, the war to end all wars. This we knew, growing up in the 60’s and 70’s as we did, and I presume before that. It was always a […]

Unnecessary cap and trade bill averted

Freedom New Mexico The world can breathe a sigh of relief. Unnecessary economic destruction at the hands of climate zealots is likely to be averted at least another year. An international treaty to combat global warming almost certainly won’t be reached this year, despite U.N. and climate change extremists’ insistence that agreement on worldwide greenhouse […]

Wednesday morning briefing: The “Thriller,” the World Series and maybe some snow

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing. Movie time Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” movie opened with a late show Tuesday, but area residents have a variety of viewing options starting tonight. Clovis’ North Plains 7 offers showtimes at 2 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m., and 9:50 p.m. Adult tickets are $6 […]

Jenkins qualifies for PBR finals

CNJ staff L.J. Jenkins of Texico has qualified for the PBR World Finals for the fifth straight year. Jenkins is 17th in earnings in the PBR this season. The top 40 riders qualify for the event Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nev. Jenkins, 22, won the PBR Finals in 2006.

Gospel tells us to focus on true values

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist The word value can be used in two different ways. First, it can be used to denote money or worth attached to something. For instance, we have used car values, value index, commercial property values, housing values, values of expensive and rare art and the value of a good […]

Blanket project keeps group positive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rosa Alomar, from left to right, Lucia Daniel, Donna Wilde and Jerri Miller, members of the Positive Expectations program, began making blankets about two months ago for women with children in Afghanistan. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis mothers are putting their hands to work to […]

Columnist left mark on world of journalism

William Safire, the longtime New York Times columnist, may be remembered longer for his “On Language” columns, exploring word origins and usage, many of which found their way into a series of widely discussed books, than for his political commentary. As a political commentator, however, he was something of a model. For the most part […]

Clovis classes visit the world

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Renie Smith’s senior English class learned to dance like peasants in the middle ages during a virtual field trip to the Sheffield Museum of Rural Life in Canada. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis students can now tour the world from their classrooms. Clovis Municipal Schools are using a […]

God works in favor of faithful

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist There is sadness in our community, the nation and the world. Yet, something uplifted me once again this week. I received an email from my sister three years ago and it is one of those I archived and keep it just to reread. I am telling again the following […]

Charity officials optimistic despite economy

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico executive director Erinn Burch might understandably be concerned about how much could be gathered during the current fundraising campaign, given the nationwide economic downturn since the end of the last drive. But Burch, along with others in the world of non-profit organizations and […]

Faith outweighs material goods

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist A millionaire California investor with a wife and five children owned a massive sky rise apartment building. Not only was the businessman financially successful, he was a deeply spiritual man. He had a firm conviction that what wealth he acquired came from God and must be returned to God. The […]