On the shelves — July 20

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Mandela: In Celebration of a Great Life by Charlene Smith re-examines the life of Nelson Mandela, the South African statesman who was prepared to sacrifice comfort, status, and even life in spursut of a cause he believed in and whose sacrifices changed the lives of millions. […]

Highland Baptist collects school supplies for less fortunate in area

Staff photo: Vanessa Kahin
Debbie Montoya, homeless shelter manager for Lighthouse Mission, inspects donated school supplies Thursday at the Lighthouse. The supplies are distributed to children in the area.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com He’s only been pastor of Highland Baptist Church for three months — but Kevin Welborn is already involved in the church’s years’ old tradition of helping local children in need get a solid start on the school year. For years, Highland Baptist has helped collect school supplies, and this […]

Jesus the driver on road of life

By Judy Brandon Local columnist Have you ever taken some common event in your life for granted? I have often taken my days for granted and even at times pined that life was not more exciting. Then there are those times when because of a devastating experience, a good measure of awareness in our lives […]

‘Come quick, PawPaw! It’s an emergency!’

By Curtis K. Shelburne Religion writer “Come quick, PawPaw! Come quick!” came the plea from the back door. As I recall, it was one of the times that week when the sweet almost-six-year-old voice intoned again, “It’s an emergency!” Well, come I did. Out into the back yard, pulled by Brenley straight to the pool. […]

Engagements — July 13

Webb-Klein Dr. Michael Slaugnessy and Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy both of Clovis and Leen Kleyn and Renee Kleyn of the Netherlands announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Kinsey Adriane Kleyn of Levelland, Texas to Justin Charles Webb of Levelland, son of Bob Webb and DeLisa Webb of Levelland. The couple will exchange vows July […]

Senior Calendar — July 13

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Loteria (Portales). […]

Weddings — July 13

Ennis-Carver Stacie Lee Carver of Holliday, Texas and Jordan Craig Ennis of Portales were joined in marriage May 24, 2014 at Destiny’s Garden in Amarillo. The Rev. Darryl Sewell performed the double-ring outdoor ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Clay and Kathy Carver of Holliday. The bridegroom is the son of Rodney and Carol […]

Melrose Schools Honor Rolls

First grade Briar Bass Kinlee Cargile Nolan DeVaney Cy Draper Kambree Draper Katie Galbavy Gavin Gilbert Renise Hollaway Annika Jones Robert Lee Marilyn Payne Guner Roberts Joshua Roybal Josiah Roybal Ezra Wofford Second grade Baylor Bass Rykor Loomis McKayla Robar Jaelynn Shaw Kylee Taylc d Summer Trammell Tenley Trollinger La Kenley Young Third grade Cameron […]

Club Notes — July 13

Curry County Republican Women The monthly meeting of Curry County Republican Women (CCRW) was called to order Tuesday by President Laquita Terry. Twenty-six members, associates and guests attended. June meeting minutes and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Party Chairman, invited the group to the monthly breakfast meeting July 12 […]

Fort Sumner Schools Honor Rolls

First grade A Honor Roll Blaed Andreas Dylan Bassler Emmarie Casaus Clarysa Romero A/B Honor Roll Allyssa Casaus Brooke Layton Kaden May Sucette Moreno Natalee Perkins Javin Webb Second grade A Honor Roll Katlyn Miller Joaquin Segura Jett Vick Aurelio Vigil A/B Honor Roll Isaac Herrera Caiden Mack Jayton Morris Kristen Moyer Seth Saiz Noah […]

Dora Schools Honor Rolls

Seventh grade A/B Honor roll Jessalyn Beaty Lauren Bickham Heather Buzard Haileah Gramzow Dakota Newman Caitlyn Rooney Hannah Stacy Alex Zangara Eighth grade A Honor roll Lance Fletcher Savannah Kircher A/B Honor roll Jessica Barron Zac Dewbre Velinda Fierro Xavier Gramzow Jaedin Paxton Hayden Skinner Freshman A Honor roll Isaac Carrasco Shaelei Payne A/B Honor […]

On the Shelves — July 13

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Art of the American Frontier by Stephanie Heydt was given by James and Kaye Hatch in memory of Marvin Huguley. Showcasing the premier collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, this visual history of the westward expansion presents a comprehensive overview of more […]

Creative Living: Humor, stress featured on shows

Information on humor and stress, using specialty stamps to create a quilt, and ways to enjoy turkey year ‘round will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Motivational speaker Sue Hansen will talk about humor and stress. Stress is inevitable in today’s environment, and some people weather the strain […]

Davis: Summer reveals many truths

Observations from mid-summer: • Coffee is best served iced, when it is already 90 degrees at 9 a.m. Coffee is best served, however, any time, any place. • Do people posting Facebook pictures surrender their exclusives on those pictures, especially if the viewer doesn’t plan to use for profit? Someone in a group I belong […]

Nieka style: Chemical romance pondered

For as long as I can remember, I have always chemically processed my hair. There are some African-American women, that I know, that have always and may still prefer this process. Each individual has their own personal reason of why they use chemicals to straighten their hair. This question has been brought to mind many […]

Our People: Serving those who served

Staff photo: Vanessa Kahin
From left, standing: Clara Montano, Rosie Zollo, Suzanne Moreno and Nadine Armijo. Seated: Mary Armijo, holding a photograph of Severiano Armijo wearing his Army uniform.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Clara Montano’s inspiration to serve veterans comes from military service rendered seven decades ago. Montano, president of the Military Order of the Cootie — a Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary — is active with the group’s mission to support area vets. She is joined by her sisters, Rosie Zollo, […]

Fine spider, take my man card

Singer-songwriter Jim Stafford got it right when he sang “I don’t like spiders and snakes.” I concur. OK, I know the line belonged to the female in the song but spiders and snakes usually pretty quickly put me in touch with my feminine side. I’ve tramped the prairies since I was a wee lad and […]

Church hosting cancer fighters

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Anthony Brent, 22, a youth pastor at Living Water Community Church, leads praise and worship with Living Water Pastor Don Bates during the church’s Wednesday night service.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Barely a year old and about 50 congregants strong, Living Water Community Church is giving Clovis the opportunity to impact a national initiative in a positive way. Living Water Community Church, 2801 Llano Estacado Blvd., will be hosting 29 activists who are cycling across the U.S. to raise funds […]

Selfish characters are lessons in how not to be

All through history, many a jealous and wicked scheme has been devised out of selfishness. The sad truth is that actions reflect more of the state of the heart rather than just the situation. Several years ago I read a pathetic account about the actions of two grown women. The incident involved one woman in […]

a view from under the pew: amos suffers rejection

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on a computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos suffers rejection boss my ego is reeling from three simultaneous rejections i sent some of my poems to three mousey publications one said […]