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 […]

Our People: Rodeo queen still in the scene

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Wilma Fulgham poses in a recent photo.

Wilma Fulgham was born in Farwell and raised within the Clovis area through the depression years. She has been involved in agriculture all her life and comes from a family of hard workers. In 1906, her grandfather, Henry Curtis, came to the Texico area on a covered wagon. Fulgham is recognized for being involved in […]

Creative living: DIY tips coming up

Information on using a Kinkajou bottle cutter, how to avoid dangerous items in our purses and pockets and making snack cakes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Elena Etcheverry is the founder and executive director for Charity Wings in San Marcos, California.  She is going to show […]

Club notes — May 29

Kiwanis Int’l of Portales The Kiwanis International Club of Portales held their final luncheon meeting until July, at the YAM Theatre on May 24th. The speakers were Karl Terry, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Sandy Vigil, Executive Director of Portales Main Street. Karl Terry and Sandy Vigil make a great team as […]

Terry: Simmer down over restroom debate

I guess I’m just a man ahead of my time. I actually began alternating my bathroom choices some 35 years ago. I’ve got to admit it wasn’t exactly by choice but it happened in the Logan High School gymnasium one night. I’ll never forget it. I was covering a heated basketball contest between the home […]

Nieka Style: Stay cool with transitional pieces

What does this wicked weather have to do with your style? Not much. So, embrace it. You may actually have to work harder not getting under the weather. The temp is a rollercoaster. Earlier in the month, it was a turtleneck with boots and then shorts and a tank that I wore all in the […]

Engagements — May 29

Hudgins-Pamiloza Merlyn C. Zuleta-Pamiloza and the late Leonides Ibarra Pamiloza of Princeton, New Jersey, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Justine Leigh Pamiloza of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Eric Daniel Hudgins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Ruth and Daniel Hudgins of Cary, North Carolina. The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 11, 2016, […]

Senior Calendar — May 29

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed, Memorial Day; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4;1 p.m. bingo’ 6 p.m. jamboree line dance Friday: 10 a.m. […]

On the shelves — May 29

The following books are available for checkout at: Portales Public Library Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Five years ago, Eli Glinn, the head of Effective Engineering Solutions, led an expedition of scientists to recover the largest meteorite ever discovered after it lands on an island off the coast of South […]

Remembering the force behind St. James church

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Ross Calvin, left, stands beside his 5-year-old grandson, Charles Calvin, in the doorway of St. James Episcopal Church in 1953.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com St. James Episcopal Church in Clovis was built almost 75 years ago. The man behind its construction may have been largely forgotten, but an admirer of his work is looking to bring back his memory. In “Ross Calvin: Interpreter of the American Southwest,” author Ron Hamm of Silver City […]

Opinion: God loves us before good works

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A “teaser” on the front of the little magazine touted an article inside: “How to Triple Your Answers to Prayer.” I’m wondering what might be prescribed. Incantations? A caldron filled with a steaming potion featuring eye of newt, tongue of frog? Could I get more answers to prayer (answers that […]

Opinion: Nation needs to refocus on God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Has America forgotten God? Are we still a nation thankful to God for His blessings upon this country? This Memorial Day weekend should remind us of how God has blessed our country through the years. Also, we should deeply appreciate the sacrifices of those who fought for the freedoms that […]

Opinion: Our Lady in Blue, bluebonnets, and the New Mexico connection

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist I just love Texas bluebonnets, so much so that picking this official state flower of the Lone Star State in Fredericksburg almost got me in trouble with the law once. I shared this experience in an old column. The site of bluebonnets — towers of blue taking bows across the […]

Clovis grows a garden

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Clovis locals help plant the lavender and mint field in the Clovis Community Garden.

Terry: The Lord turns out some fine biscuits

I’m not crazy about reposting random stuff on Facebook. I do it on rare occasion because it really hit home. I shared a little ditty the other day that really hit me where I’m living right now. It’s a story about a deacon who got asked by the preacher to lead an opening prayer at […]

Hartsfield: Supplementing key to good look

Some of the best shopping you do is for clothes and shoes. There’s nothing more refreshing to a lover of fashion than to add to or update their wardrobe and looking your best. It recently occurred to me how serious I take my own shopping. It’s like buying art; something you know you will keep […]

Borden: Tips on spicing up meal time

Information on party planning and using duct tape to make pouches and other items will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Party planner Patty Waid is going to show how the food you serve and the environment you create will […]