Superheroes on parade at fundraiser

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By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Jenna Emerich, disguised as Batman’s sidekick Robin with a tutu, lunged forward and kicked a pre-cut board, breaking it in half. The 8-year-old smiled and wandered to a martial arts dummy and with a sheepish grin on her face shoved the dummy with both hands. Emerich, like many […]

Some real rats lurking out in cyberspace

We might be living in a brave new world, but there are some real rats lurking out there in Cyberland. I’m not necessarily thinking of our president and the federal government here but if the shoe phone fits … I’m constantly amazed at all of the business, entertainment and media that can be grasped through […]

Poverty underlies vacation paradise

Last week, this columnist focused on the natural beauty of the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix, and its surrounding waters. Today I am remembering another side of that island, a side which I suppose is largely rooted in the slave trade history of this small island. St. Croix is still dotted with sugar mills, […]

Commissioners say they don’t text public business in meetings

By Robin Fornoff CMI projects editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Clovis city commissioners say they sent no text messages relating to public business during recent meetings and received only one. But a Clovis woman who has raised questions about commissioners’ texting practices says she doubts the claims. And a commissioner on Friday confirmed he received a text during […]

On the shelves — June 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “First Words: A Parent’s Step-by-Step Guide to Helping a Child with Speech and Language Delays” by Barbara Offenbacher provides tools, information, and helpful day-to-day strategies to help parents supplement professional therapy and stimulate their child’s communication skills. “Prescription for Murder” by Jessica Fletcher brings the celebrated […]

How to help — June 30

Fallis Local painter David Fallis suffered a serious brain injury. He is hospitalized in Lubbock. The family needs help with expenses. Donations can be made at Western Bank of Clovis the a under account “For David.” For information call Veronica Sandoval at 218-8004.

Anniversaries — June 30

Boersma Andy and Grace Boersma of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 29 in Cimarron, Kan. The couple was married June 30, 1953, in Artesia, Calf. They have 10 children, including in-laws, 32 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is a retired dairyman. She is a homemaker.

Creative living: Swimsuits, wall decorations to be featured on show

Information on making a swimsuit and personalizing a wall decoration will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Apparel designer, Laura Keith will demonstrate how to sew a custom-fit swimsuit using easy sewing methods that are handy for any stretch knit fabric as well as for swimwear fabric. […]

Meetings watch — June 30

Clovis City Commission The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The meeting is rescheduled from Thursday due to the Independence Day holiday. Agenda items include: • Appointment of two Clovis representatives to serve on the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. The terms currently served […]

What’s happening — June 30

Today “The Birthing” revival — 11 a.m., Yahweh International Church Fellowship. 1921 West Second St. Information: 749-4793.   Monday Clovis/Curry County LEPC & LEPC subcommittees meeting — noon,  Emergency Management Conference Room, 320 Connelly St. Information: 769-7840. Young Masters Juried Student Art Show — The Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery, Clovis Community College, 8 […]