Their view: Let God help you fix your flat tires

Muleshoe pastor Curtis K. Shelburne writes weekly columns for the Clovis New Journal’s online edition. Here’s his most recent effort:

Cowboy stories all about wrecks

Imagine the header clinging to the rack on the back of a flat-bed, chasing a cow across the high plains of Colorado with the hazer banging along beside him in a quarter-ton Ranger with a vet-box in the bed. Cowboy stories are about wrecks; horse wrecks, cow wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, Tyranosaurus Wrex, and […]

ENMU flat in all areas in loss at Southwestern

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo didn’t offer a complicated explanation for the Greyhounds’ surprising 21-10 Lone Star Conference North Division loss to Southwestern Oklahoma on Saturday at Weatherford, Okla. The Bulldogs (1-4, 1-1 North) simply outplayed ENMU, reducing the Hounds’ potent attack to one-dimensional and putting together just enough […]

Portales Past: May 19, 1950

May 19, 1950: A truck loaded with 2,400 gallons of ice cream mix and condensed milk overturned in Poker Flat, just west of Portales. The driver was not hurt. Walter Jentgen, manager of Price’s Creamery, said he didn’t know how much of the load was lost, but milk was running into the ditch.

Students send Flat Staley to travel world

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Courtesy photo James Bickley Elementary School fourth-grader Jonathon Jovett sent his Flat Stanley to his grandfather in Guam who took Flat Stanley scuba diving. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections He went scuba diving in Guam and to the opera in England. His name is Flat Stanley. He is a creation of third, fourth and fifth […]

Nov. 13, 1960

In the Portales News-Tribune, Firestone advertised a battery-powered train set for $4.99. It included a black diesel switcher locomotive, yellow flat car, special Firestone red and white boxcar and red caboose, as well as eight pieces of curved plastic track.

New tax system worth considering

Editorial GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson has proposed an interesting tax reform. It’s not a “flat tax” because it has two rates — 10 percent and 25 percent — but it might simplify the tax code. The idea of a flat-rate tax system — all incomes would be taxed at the same rate and, beyond […]

Data is necessary when determining fact

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist I was having a nice visit with the proprietor of Family Meats in his butcher shop in Caloundra, Queensland. His specialties included chopped beef and kidney pie makings, barbecue ronelli and lamb loin chops for $16.99 a kilo. A sign at the counter said, “Antibiotic and Hormone Free!” We discussed […]