Anniversary – April 29

Salazar Elias and Emma Salazar of Melrose will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 3, 2012. The couple was married May 3, 1952, in Clovis. They have eight children, 28 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Both are retired.

Engagements – April 29

Carey-Barela Carey-Barela Craig and Ina Carey of Texico announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jody Carey of Clovis, to Roy Barela of Clovis, son of Gary and Sandra Crisp of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 25, 2012, at Colonial Park Golf Course in Clovis. The reception will be at Colonial […]

On the shelves – April 29

The following books are available at Clovis Carver Public Library "Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back" by Todd Burpo was given by Kelli Moore in memory of Stephen Jason Rudisill. Colton Burpo, who underwent an emergency appendectomy when he was not yet four years old, […]

Club notes – April 29

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in Sandra Hays home April 14. The program was presented by Dick Sullinger, who joined the Navy at age 17 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served on the USS San Diego, the first victorious American warship […]

Senior happenings – April 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. Bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise,1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m., […]

Centerpiece crafting featured on show

Information on various crafts and making long and low centerpieces will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jann Johnson is a designer and crafter from New York city, and she will show how to make some special occasion crafts, including a Victorian […]

School menus – April 29

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Soft beef taco, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, shredded lettuce, seasonal fruit Tuesday: Breakfast —French toast. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, mini carrots w/dip, cookie Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti and meat sauce, green beans, ranch salad, […]

Memories surface with moth migration

Miller moths bring back strange memories. Consider the time when Jeff Korman, the football player who lived down the hall from us in my college freshman year, was eating moths to entertain my roommate and me. I do not know why he was eating moths. I did not care why he was eating moths. I […]

Miller moth migration in full swing

I stirred slowly from sleep when I felt her soft velvet touch on my shoulder. With the sheet thrown back to my knees because of the hot night, my mind followed her willowy touch as she traced a delicate line down my back toward my buttocks. As she reached my waist I was suddenly wide-awake. […]

Kite Karnival draws about 500

Maj. Rob Chambers is used to flying. After all, he's been a pilot for 15 years and flies Dornier-328 aircraft with the 551st Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ photo: Gabriel Monte Rilee Caudel, 6, of Clovis helps get a friend's kite airborne Saturday at the ninth annual Kite Karnival at Doc […]

Future predictions may ring true

Sometimes I bet you sit around thinking, gee, I wonder what it will be like when the New Mexico 2112 Bicentennial Committee meets to plan the celebration of our 200 years of statehood? I know I wonder that. I wonder that a lot. Because I am really, really bored. Here's an advance report. Bicentennial Committee […]

Some concerts I’d rather forget

During my biennial spring cleaning, I unearthed concert ticket stubs carbon-dated to the 70s. Although I was there, I don't remember some. Others are indelible. At Eric Clapton's 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, I saw Clapton, Santana, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, James Taylor, Pat Metheny, Bo Diddley, ZZ Top, Booker […]

Reading top priority for students

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Civil rights champion Frederick Douglass Coaches bring strategy, focus and inspiration to the game. It's hard to imagine a team succeeding without a good coach who can produce a gameplan, identify areas of vulnerability and then fortify them. So a recent effort to add […]

Roping contest draws old hands, new blood alike

Golf might be the more common recreational activity for those getting a little older, but don't count out calf roping just yet. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Calf roper Wayne Dabbs ropes his calf Saturday with a time of 10.61 at the 8th annual Joe's Boot Shop calf roping competition at the Curry County Events […]

Q&A: TV show representative talks pets, second chances

The story of Armando "Mando" Galindo is a tale of second chances. Or perhaps it's a tail. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mando Galindo of Oxnard, Calif., one of the stars of the Animal Plant show "Pitbulls and Parolees," gives rescued brindle pitbull Annie Mae some attention at Saturday's Wheels for Hope Car Show and […]

Residents share volunteering stories

Area residents tell us why they volunteer: David Bell, 51, of Clovis, volunteers at the Lighthouse Mission in Clovis: "I was in the drug and alcohol program here at one time. Now that I'm back on my feet and everything, I thought I could help out the next group of guys. Just give something back. […]

Airmen observe Earth Day at library

Cannon Airman 1st Class Tyler Fornal said he hoped volunteering to read at Clovis-Carver Public Library's pre-K story hour last week would help shine a different light on the military. Fornal hoped reading to youngsters in his uniform would provide them a positive view of the military, and serve as an example of how the […]

Movie times: April 27 – April 30

Friday 7 p.m. — Gone, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — A Thousand Words, PG-13 7 p.m. — John Carter, PG-13 Sunday 4 p.m. — Gone, PG-13 7 p.m. — John Carter, PG-13 Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331

What's Happening: April 27 – May 3

Friday Lunch and learn: Auto Repair Reference Center 11:30 a.m. Cannon Library Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone Fit to Fight, Stay Up All Night Lock-In 6 p.m. Youth Center Family Bowl-a-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Saturday White Water Rafting 5 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Kite Karnival 10 a.m. Doc Stewart Park Cosmic Family […]

Sweet home New Mexico: Don't waste time comparing yourself to others

A s much as I am glad I was born a female, there are certain things about being a woman that I wish weren't as they are. I think if women are completely honest with themselves, they can admit there is a certain undertone of competition and jealousy in nearly everything they do, even, and […]