Feb. 1, 2009 Engagements

Chisum-Morgan Rex and Kim Chisum of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Whitney Chisum, to Joseph Morgan, both of Albuquerque. He is the son of Jody Morgan and the late Ray Morgan of Lovington. The couple will exchange vows on July 18, 2009. The bride-elect is a graduate of the University […]

Comic strips paved path for heroes

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. The first part ran in the Jan. 25 Clovis News Journal. The forerunner of the comic book was of course comic strips. Comic strips have been around as early as 1896. The first “comic book” was a collection of comic […]

Children need to find own path

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ Columnist My oldest daughter, age eight, is beginning to show concerns about what other people think of her. She asks me if a skirt looks nice or if her hair resembles the other girls’ in her swimming class. I see her eyes furtively checking out her friends’ attires and shoes before […]

TV stars could use dose of reality

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Speculative fiction writer Harlan Ellison, during the 1960s, coined the phrase “glass teat” for the television set. Since Ellison is still alive and working, I wonder what his take is on cable’s limitless channels. Or what would be the opinion of educator and philosopher Marshall McLuhan, who said “The medium […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Weddings

Pair-Williard Mitsi Pair and Joshua Willard, both of Austin, were joined in marriage Dec. 31, 2008, at Chateau Bellevue in Austin. Ryan Strebeck performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Morris and Marci Pair both of Clyde, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Layton and Melba Holt both of Mabank, Texas. The […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Club Notes

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Jan. 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 12 members present. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. June Phillips read “Wash Day.” Dorothy Bean gave the treasurer’s report. The club by-laws were gone over and changes were discussed with the group approving the changes. A domino […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Births

Bare-Williamson Collin Ray Bare-Williamson and Valerie Nicole Bare-Williamson were born Dec. 19, 2008, at University Medical Center in Lubbock to Dustin Bare-Williamson and Samantha Dropps, both of Portales. Collin weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Valerie weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Alan and Mary Ann Dropps of Clovis and Rosalee Williamson of Portales and […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Community Calendar

Activities Parenting Group — Meets 10 a.m. first Friday of each month at Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9027 Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and fourth […]

Feb. 1, 2009 School Menus

Feb. 1, 2009 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cat in a Sapphire Slipper: A Midnight Louie Mystery by Carole Douglas begins as Temple Barr’s aunt plans a Las Vegas wedding to a reputed ex-mobster with a heart of gold, but after the whole wedding party is kidnapped, feline detective Midnight Louie […]