Professor’s music skills claim to fame

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Right: Schwartz and his wife, Marian, and son, Thallan, left, at the ENMU Mother's Day Brunch in May in the CUB Ballroom. He said his son enjoys posing for photos.

Richard Schwartz is originally from Cherry Hill, Pennsylvania. As a college student, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. Professionally, some of his most memorable highlights were the honors of sharing the stage with many well-known performers including Johnny Mathis, Ray […]

Terry: Bonfire cause of more than front warming

The text message about a fire at the fairgrounds came in just as I sat down to write a column. Reporter’s reflexes caused me to grab for the camera bag behind my chair and I actually stood up before the light bulb came on in my brain. It was homecoming week and there was a […]

NiekaStyle: Boots usher in fall season

Autumn is here and it’s just about closing time on those pretty strappy sandals and summer dresses. Welcome to boot season. Last year, booties and mid-calf high boots were everywhere. The bootie has been revamped to the over-the-ankle fit. These boots are a little higher than your average booties and they still look great with […]

Borden: Designer shows how to make centerpieces

Information on travel items for healthy travel and inspiring home décor will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Business partners Tina Aldatz and Margie Floris are going to discuss the importance of travel and tourism and explain what they refer to as “bleasure.” They […]

Club notes — Sept. 25

Clovis Rotary Club Clovis Rotary Club on Sept. 15 honored two of our finest for lifetime achievements and altruistic service. Drs. Sam Neff and Elwyn Crume came to Clovis in 1957 — Neff as a general practitioner and surgeon and Crume as an optometrist. Rotary’s motto, “Service above self” has been a shared principle of […]

School menus — Sept. 25

Portales Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cereal, cheese stick, raisins, juice. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, corn, mashed potato, gravy and roll, applesauce Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast, applesauce, juice. Lunch — Burrito, french fries, pinto beans, mandarin oranges and pineapple Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast bar, graham cracker, oranges, juice. Lunch — Spaghetti, green beans, salad, roll, […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 25

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry paws; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Allen Theater movie day; 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. […]

Faith: Clovis Christian bringing Feed the Need to area

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Children in Kenya receive meals provided through The Champion Group’s Feed the Need fundraiser, which Clovis Christian Schools will launch in New Mexico for the first time on Monday.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Clovis Christian Schools will set a precedent on Monday when it brings the Feed the Need campaign to New Mexico for the first time. Feed the Need is a fundraiser offered through The Champion Group, a company that conducts various fundraising events for schools, ministries and organizations around the […]

Faith: Jesus firm foundation to anchor faith

Judy Brandon Religion columnist Why is it some memories that seemed uneventful as a child, stay with a person throughout a lifetime? Let me explain. When Susie and I were little and our family living in Kansas City, Mother often took us into the city to explore museums or shop at Macy’s. Those excursions were […]

Faith: Mouse traps and human traps an age-old problem

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Warning! Some mice were harmed in the research for this column. Some of the images contained herein may not be appropriate for small children or squeamish adults. I mean to say a few words regarding varmints (a good word that comes from “vermin”) of the rodent variety. Humans share the […]

Faith: I’m in training for the big ‘tamalada’

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist I’m not fluent in Spanish. I speak Spanglish, a mix of Spanish and English, but I conveniently understand bad words and when someone offers me food. Someone once asked me if I make tamales. No, I don’t, unless you count the once a year I help out at my church. […]

Prosecutor works to serve

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State Prosecutor Brian Stover received a Prosecutor of the Year Award from the New Mexico’s District Attorney’s Association in 2015. He is photographed with District Attorney Andrea Reeb.

Brian Stover graduated high school in Roswell. He comes from a large family where he’s the third eldest of seven children. He met his wife, Stephanie, in college. They both graduated from Eastern New Mexico University. They have five children. Stover and his family moved to Clovis in 2006. He enjoys football and soccer. He […]

Terry: Sometimes a new course is necessary

If necessity is the mother of invention it must be a nagging mother that requires us to reinvent our lives and our businesses. Years ago in a business seminar I remember a speaker telling our group of newspaper publishers that we needed to be ready to constantly reinvent our business model if we were going […]

NiekaStyle: Look to runways for fresh style

Marc Jacobs spring 2017 collection showcased 52 ready-to-wear eccentric and colorful pieces Friday afternoon. For less visionary people, the looks may have been too much for the eye at first, but the collection is made up of so many patterns and textures of eclectic pieces that are perfect for mixing and matching and can be […]

Borden: Discover how to store strawberries for winter

Information on sewing with Kraft-Tex, preserving tomatoes and making a paper purse for treats will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Roxane Cerda will demonstrate how to create various sewing and craft projects using Kraft-Tex, a rugged paper that looks and feels and wears […]

Senior calendar — Sept. 18

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry paws; 1 p.m. line dance; 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; 1 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. […]

On the shelves — Sept. 18

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Hand Built Outdoor Furniture by Katie Jackson shows you how to create gorgeous contemporary furniture for your outdoor space. Whether you only have a couple of hours or an entire weekend, these projects are better than anything you can buy, and require only minimal […]

School menus — Sept. 18

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast burrito. Lunch – Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast – Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch – Goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast […]

Faith: Church celebrating 75th anniversary

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Ervin Stidham, left, discusses the upcoming 75th anniversary of Prince Street Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Hohstadt.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Ervin Stidham hasn’t attended his church in a year, but he’s still considered by its staff to be one of the congregation’s most active members. Stidham, turning 90 years old in October, relies on a walker to get around his Portales home and weekly phone calls with his pastor […]

Faith: Make up your mind about Jesus

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist John McArthur wrote: “Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.” (McArthur, Grace to You https://www.gty.org/resources/Articles/2425, 2016) That is a telling question with a very specific answer.  We each have to individually decide what […]