Faith: Plenty of thankful women in the Bible

Last week, this column focused on men in the Bible who were thankful. So this week, let us focus on women of the Bible who were thankful. Their stories give us encouragement because we can see God in their lives and recognize him as the author of all blessings. The accounts of their lives are […]

Our People: Texico truly home to mayor

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Jerry and Becki Bradley are snapped at her parent's 50-year anniversary celebration a few years ago.

Jerry Bradley was born at Misawa Air Base, Japan. His father served in the US Air Force and moved his family to Texico in 1964 when Jerry was four years old. He said he must really like Texico because he’s moved away twice and has moved back. In his earlier years, Bradley was very active […]

Terry: Newspaper change makes good business sense

Change sometimes hits you like a slap in the face. Take, for instance, when you picked up your newspaper this morning and found that the name you’ve known for your entire life has changed. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is noted for the quote, “Change alone is unchanging.” I’ve also heard it as “The only constant […]

NiekaStyle: Mix and match for fun style

I enjoy the art of actually managing to wear every single item in my closet on a regular basis. Figuring out how to re-purpose an item that was initially meant to be worn only once on special occasion is key. There are times when you purchase that one dress for an event and love it […]

Borden: Total fitness topic on show

Information on how meditation is used in the healthcare industry and how to do the “spiraling” method of floral design will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Patricia Bates is an acupuncturist, herbalist and author, and she’s going to explain […]

Senior calendar — Nov. 20

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. pinochle, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, noon machine embroidery group and pinochle, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8-ball pool, 6 p.m. musical […]

Club notes — Nov. 20

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Nov. 8 at K-Bob’s Steakhouse. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Committee chairman, thanked members for their support. Many yard signs were displayed. The monthly breakfast has been canceled due to the Veterans Day parade on Saturday which will honor Marines and Purple Heart Veterans. The nominating committee presented the […]

School menus — Nov. 20

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini donuts. Lunch — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad, min carrots w/ranch, chilled pears, whole wheat roll Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel w/cream cheese. Lunch — Goldfish ham and cheese, veggie dippers w/ranch, fresh baked cookie Wednesday: No school — Holiday Thursday: No school — Holiday Friday: No school — Holiday […]

Faith: Operation Christmas Child gets ready to roll

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From left, Tina Dill and her two daughters, 3-year-old Leah Dill and 5-year-old Lesley Dill, use a shopping cart to drop off their full load of gift-filled boxes at Clovis’ Parkland Baptist Church during National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. The Dill family on Tuesday donated the gifts on behalf of Living Stones Nazarene Church’s MOPS group, “Mothers of Preschoolers.”

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Impoverished children around the world will have something special to open on Christmas morning, maybe for the first time, thanks to the effort of a Clovis church. For 10 years, Parkland Baptist Church has partnered with Operation Christmas Child, an outreach program offered through the Samaritan’s Purse international relief […]

Faith: Good time for humility on all sides of election

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Wow. Like it or loathe it, what happened on Election Day 2016 was one of the most amazing events in America’s not-really-very-long-yet history. Long before Nov. 8, this election cycle was feeling agonizingly lengthy — yea, verily, almost eternal — and things were shaping up, well, interestingly, to say the […]

Faith: There’s always a reason to be thankful

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist It is Thanksgiving time. Even though we as a family have faced the most difficult time in our lives in recent weeks, we are determined to see God’s blessings even in the midst of our sorrow. Over these last days, I have found that even in sadness, God meets me […]

Veteran started U.S. life in service

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Valentin Cortez is a retired truck driver and mechanic and is also a U.S. Army veteran. Here he is having lunch in a restaurant while on vacation in Guatamala this year.

Valentin Cortez was born and raised in Mexico. He came to the United States at 18 years old to live in Roswell. Very near to his arrival he found himself drafted into the U.S. Army. In October 1969, he went to Vietnam and would fight for his new country until November 11, 1970. He worked […]

Terry: I could’ve been this poor fellow

With Thanksgiving only a little over a week away I thought I might share a cautionary tale passed down in my family through verse. For all you single guys looking for a mate to share your holiday table, be warned you need to be careful how you go about it. I myself wound up getting […]

NiekaStyle: Labels don’t make style

Labels are not all that important when it comes to great style. But there are a few exceptions to that rule. Some style-conscious people wouldn’t be caught dead in anything less than the designer label. Whatever items you consider your must have, there are few common details that we all look for. Style, fit and […]

Borden: Minimal dentistry a topic on show

Information on creating a photo display frame, minimally invasive dentistry, and turkey recipes for any time of the year will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Bruce Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and […]

Senior calendar — Nov. 13

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry paws; noon line dance; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; Noon pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; […]

School menus — Nov. 13

Portales Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini pancake, apple slices, juice. Lunch — Turkey and dressing, mashed potato, gravy, roll, fruit salad Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana chocolate chip bar, applesauce cups, juice. Lunch — Cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, fries, oranges Wednesday: Breakfast — Muffin, raisins, juice. Lunch — Beef and cheese nacho, pinto beans, applesauce Thursday: Breakfast […]

Faith: Churches hoping to focus on giving thanks this Thanksgiving

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Forget the food and football. Local church leaders want to put the “thanks” back into Thanksgiving. As Pastor Lemuel Perry of Clovis’ Bethel Assembly of God explained, Thanksgiving is often overshadowed by what he calls “the four Fs,” including family, food, football and Friday — Black Friday, that is. […]

Faith: Thought of heaven a little sweeter these days

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist A piece of my heart is now in heaven. We lost our only son, John Scott, three weeks ago. He passed away waiting for a donor heart for a heart transplant. Dana, Charlie and I were privileged to be at his side when John Scott went to be with the […]

Faith: A closet-cleaning may be a personality inventory

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I usually love to be home. I’m rarely ever able to be at home as much as I like. But today I needed to be somewhere else. You see, the closet was being cleaned, and the cleaning lady was ruthless. It doesn’t help that I’ve been carrying on an affair […]