Faith: Being in Christ makes someone new

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist My sister Susie shared this email with me several years ago. I think it is worth sharing again in its original form. I can add nothing to it. She gave me her permission to share it with my readers. Dear Judy, Today I heard one of the most inspirational women […]

Terry: Plenty learned in years of marriage

Guys learn a lot in a marriage. I’m not sure women learn anything in matrimony. It’s true, I’ve been married to the same woman for 34 years today and I will attest she knew everything from day one and I knew practically nothing. I learned right off that it takes women a lot longer to […]

Engagements — June 12

Hill-Fenton Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Fenton of Glen Rose, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Fenton, to Jonathan Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duwain Hill of Texico. Chelsea, a graduate of Texas Tech Health Science Center, is a pediatric nurse at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Jonathan is a […]

Senior calendar — June 12

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. travel meeting; 8 a.m. quilting; 10:30 a.m. travel meeting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 […]

On the shelves — June 12

The following books are available for checkout at: Portales Public Library End of Watch by Stephen King In the third and final installment of Stephen King’s trilogy that started with Mr. Mercedes and continued in Finders Keepers, retired police officer Bill Hodges finds that six years after the Mercedes Massacre-when Brady Hartsfield caused the death […]

Creative Living: Quilting, doll house tips to air

Information on making tilework quilt blocks and constructing a doll house with lightweight plastic will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Laura Murray is the owner of Laura Murray Designs and is also an author. She’s going to demonstrate making […]

Nieka style: Kimono best cape for summer

My newest favorite garment for summer is the summer kimono cape. They’ve maintained their trendy popularity for the past few years and I think they are just great for so many reasons. For one, they look great on every body type. If you’re not in your best shape, they are great to cover up those […]

Our People: Dreams come true

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Federico “Freddy” Barros outside his shop Freddy’s Auto in Clovis.

Federico Barros was born and raised in the Philippines. He graduated high school in Guam. His father served in the U.S. military and the family moved to Clovis in 1985. After graduating, Barros immediately left home and started his journey with just a bag in tow. He went to work for a local car dealership […]

Faith: Area Vacation Bible Schools starting up

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Children at last year’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church Vacation Bible School play a game as part of their Bible studies.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com For kids in Clovis this summer, vacation is occurring in the unlikeliest of places — school. It’s that time of year when Vacation Bible School programs are starting up across the community. From large groups of 200 children to smaller groups of about 25, VBS sessions will take different […]

Opinion: Pray more, worry less, don’t look back

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist I had a dream not long ago. I was an old lady climbing a flight of stairs stretching up to the sky. As I neared the top, I was losing strength. My load was heavy. I wasn’t sure I could make it. Finally, I swung the heavy bag from across […]

Opinion: Only Jesus can fit the needs of every heart

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Last week while waiting in the doctor’s office, I picked up a Time magazine dated November 19, 2015. An article about the great inventions of 2015 caught my interest. I could have guessed the first one — a self-balancing scooter called a hover board. As I looked at it, I […]

Opinion: God’s grace isn’t necessarily ‘fair’

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A surpassingly strange story it is, and enough to make a math or accounting major bite nails. I’m talking about Jesus’ Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). Here’s the story in a nutshell: It’s grape-harvest in Palestine. A vineyard owner goes out early to hire men to […]

Terry: I prefer unfashionably tucked, thanks

Hartsfield: Red lips, cobalt liners are in

How do you wear your makeup? For some women, applying makeup is an essential part of getting ready to go out in public. Some of us may take 5 minutes to apply it and some will take 30 minutes or more. The best part about wearing makeup is that it’s constantly changing, much like fashion, […]

Senior calendar — June 5

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 11 a.m. Hinkle family and spaghetti lunch 8 a.m. quilting; 10:30 a.m. travel meeting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: […]

Borden: Designer teaches ‘upcycling’ on show

Information on making papier mache caricatures, using shape cutters to make cuff bracelets and preparing flavorful desserts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Artist and crafter Dana Pomroy has a unique line of animal caricatures made from papier mache. […]

Faith: Camp seeks to ‘build the body of Christ’

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A crowd of worshippers observe children singing an evening service song during the Ute Lake Camp Meeting held in 2011.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Body building and worship isn’t your average combination, but the seventh annual Ute Lake Camp Meeting is about to change that. The interdenominational gathering is set for Thursday through June 11 at Ute Lake State Park in Logan. This year’s theme is “body builders” — as in, building the […]

Opinion: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist When I was a little girl, we sang in church the old hymn “The Rock That is Higher Than I.”  The first verse and chorus was clear about the life difficulties that we all face and the only One we can turn to: O sometimes the shadows are deep. And […]

Opinion: Praising God a sumptuous feast for the soul

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist If life, this world, the universe itself, and all that is most beautiful and joyful in them, from the warm hugs of your three-year-old to breathtaking vistas across snow-capped mountains, from the gurgling laughter of a mountain stream to red-washed Mars winking across the night sky at twinkling Jupiter … […]

Adult coloring group forms at library

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Peter Penney works on a coloring page at the Color Creators Adult Coloring Club at Clovis-Carver Public Library on Thursday.

By Ryan Galloway Staff writer rgalloway@cnjonline.com There are some who say coloring books are just for kids, but don’t tell that to the people at Clovis-Carver Public Library. A group has formed there on Thursdays for people who have found a love for the newly popular adult coloring books. The group meets in the morning […]