Locals unite for day of prayer

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
The Clovis High School choir performs the national anthem during the Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard’s posting of the colors at this year’s National Day of Prayer event.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com No matter the religious background, citizens across the nation united on Thursday with one thing in common — prayer. The 65th annual National Day of Prayer brought individuals together for uplifting services and events throughout the country. On a local level, Clovis’ National Day of Prayer observance drew a […]

Opinion: Commonplaces never become tiresome

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I was not particularly looking for wisdom when a friend and I walked into a Thai food restaurant; I was just looking for food. And I was trying to make sense out of a menu filled with genuine Thai cuisine. What I ended up eating was excellent, but I’m still […]

Opinion: Susanna Wesley a Mother’s Day model

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist A mother’s influence can make a difference not only for a lifetime but for eternity. No one influences a child like a Christian, caring, loving, and mother. One woman is not so well known these days but many may remember Wilma Rudolph. Wilma Rudolph was the great Olympian champion runner. […]

Creative Living: Gluten-free flour tips coming up

Information on substituting gluten-free flours in cooking and baking and sewing with elastic in the bobbin will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Cookbook author, chef and teacher, John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate how […]

Nieka Style: It’s your day, be fabulous

Last week I talked about how to get that fashionable gift you desire for Mother’s Day. It’s one week away and today is about what you’re going to wear. Every tribute, every holiday and every honor should be done in style. If you’re a mother, then what better way to accept the outpours of love […]

Reunions — May 1

Wheatland The Wheatland School reunion will start 8 a.m. on May 28 at the senior citizen building at Main and Jefferson streets across from the baptist church in Grady. For lunch, please bring a covered dish. Donations will be taken to cover rent on the building. Please help pass this information to family and friends […]

Club Notes — May 1

Peanut Valley Toastmasters Peanut Valley Toastmasters met April 21 at the KENW Broadcast Center. Club president Jon Barr won Best Speaker for his prepared historical speech on Erik Jan Hanussen. Member Marquis Glick won Best Evaluator and guest Daniel Henderson won Best Table Topics. Meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the KENW […]

Senior calendar — May 1

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: SAM’S; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and […]

On the Shelves — May 1

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Resurrection Science by M.R. O’Connor, donated by the Encanto Garden Club, explores the extreme measures scientists are taking to try to save endangered species, from captive breeding, preserving genetically rare individuals, to frozen zoos, to de-extinction.  And for what are we saving endangered species? […]

School Menus — May 1

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, spanish rice, […]

Terry: It’s time to doze off with my dirt

Once spring has sprung, hope springs eternal. Or so it goes on my patio and in my yard. It never fails; as soon as the time changes and the days get warmer, I think I need to plant something. Sometimes that works out well and sometimes not well at all. The bug bit me this […]

Our People: Doe of the highest order

Kristy Marney

Kristy Marney was born in Pennsylvania. Her father served in the United States Air Force and the family moved to Clovis. Her father retired in 1970. She’s the youngest of five sisters. Her mother, Mae Pruey, was a member of the Grand Lodge, Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does for 50 years and Marney followed in […]

Opinion: So what’s your ‘contentment number?’

One to ten scale. One, terrible; ten, incredibly good. Here’s the question: In general, in your whole life, how content are you? This is not a trick question. The first number that pops into your head is almost certainly the “right” one. Stop to think about this too long and you’ll mess it up. So […]

Faith: Youth congregation ministers to community

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Davida Padilla, far left, and Jojo Padilla present bracelets to Leota and Brian West as part of the Kids for Christ Church outreach to cancer patients.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Visiting the elderly every week and ministering to cancer patients monthly are no easy tasks, no matter the age. But Kids for Christ Church members are always up for the challenge. Kids for Christ Church is the local youth congregation led by Dee Madrid, or “Sister Dee” — as […]

Religion digest — April 29

Church to host motivational speaker Clovis’ New Life Assembly will host motivational speaker and Purple Heart recipient Dave Roever during its May 8 services. According to a release from the church, Roever will speak at both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Roever, a U.S. Navy veteran injured in the Vietnam War when a […]

Opinion: Gossip is a deadly, poisonous thing

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Several years ago my sister Susie and I stopped at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, as we were on our way back from Dallas. We had to go through Sweetwater anyway, so we decided to take some time and experience something we had always heard about. We parked our […]

Students inspire retiring teacher

Donna Crispin has lived most of her life in Fort Sumner. She graduated from the Fort Sumner Schools in 1982. She attended college in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Education degree and later received her Masters from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Crispin’s first job was immediately […]

Terry: Cultural milestones relevant to your age bracket

Life is filled with cultural milestones historic events that are seared into our memory banks. You just need to consider the audience before throwing them out. I catch myself all the time throwing out a pun or making reference to something that I suddenly realize by the blank looks on my audience’s faces that they […]

Hartsfield: Give gift-givers helpful hints

Mother’s Day is in two weeks, so there’s still plenty of time to drop those hints to your significant other, family member or friend of what to gift you. As the kids get older, the gift ideas can get less and less creative. But for the mom who appreciates fashion, your gift-givers can’t go wrong […]

Club notes — April 24

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met April 12 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Members discussed having a voters drive to register new voters. Also discussed was the need to start thinking about the Republican county fair booth which is worked by members of Republican Women. Another topic of discussion was to possibly have a drawing each […]