Letters to the editor: Rural roads deserve county’s attention

After reading the Curry County Commission’s wish list for next year, I wish someone would explain why we would spend $3 million-plus on an events center that has dubious use and ignore the county’s rural roads.

I live on County Road Five and even though the road, at some points, is hard panned it is a virtual washboard. County roads E, H and I are impassable after any measurable amount of rain.

In September, CR F at the intersection of F and CR Seven had a large hole that was left unfilled — even though there was a road grader parked at CR F and CR Six. ust north of the road grader, there was a pickup stuck up to its bumpers that was left and the only way you could pass was to backtrack to CR G and go around.

I’m sure the conditions are similar in the northern parts of the county.

But it isn’t all bad news because every road that surrounds the Southwest Cheese Plant has been widened, paved, striped and improved to make it an absolute dream to drive on.

I know SWC brings in money and jobs, but someone should take a tour of the parking lot at SWC and look at the number of out-of-state license plates.

What about the rest of us who have lived in the county, worked in the county, and will still be here in the county, long after the good-time Charlies are gone?

Keith Forbes

Christmas carolers
spread holiday cheer

We heard jubilant voices on a couple of different days before Christmas and we opened our doors to be greeted with a melody of Christmas carols.
The smiles, joy and sheer happiness was very contagious — the Christmas spirit we all dream about was right at our front door.
We do not know who they were, so a sincere thanks to all. May God bless each and every one for sharing the wonderful Christmas spirit with us.

Nell Morris and other residents
of Clovis’ Cheyenne Meadows

‘Narnia’ provides great lessons
I received a flier from my local Christian bookstore and there was an advertisement about “Narnia — The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.”

I was not introduced to the writings of C.S. Lewis in the past and I prejudged the piece on the sole evidence of the word “witch” and the concept that it was of a demonic nature. I had seen previews in the movie theater and on TV, and all I could see was the word witch. I had the opportunity to go to the movies and see for myself what Lewis had to say and why my Christian bookstore was condoning such literature.

The movie is PG rated. Many of us parents have forgotten what that symbol means. It means parental guidance. It means we should guide (or lead) our children through the story line.

In the story, there is a form of symbolism that parents need to instruct our children about. The movie is filled with symbolism, adventure, intrigue and suspense.
I have learned, through time, not to formulate an opinion until I have seen all the evidence.

“Narnia” depicts how evil deceives in order to lure one into its deceptions through a cloak of beauty.

This movie will appeal to those who do not know the Scriptures and those who do. It will tell the story of good verses evil on another level. Do not allow the mysticism of some of the characters to detract from the story line. Understand the meaning of the story and then be able to explain that meaning of what Lewis and the motion
picture industry are trying to portray.

“Narnia — The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” is not just for entertainment; it is a great conversation piece for home, work and witnessing. There are lessons to be learned from the inspiration of others and “Narnia” is a great example.

Victoria Poller