It’s important to heed call for prayer

By Judy Brandon Local columnist I have written about this before but feel it is time to tell it again. A missionary related this story while visiting his home church in Michigan. Serving in a small field hospital in Africa, the missionary had to travel by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for […]

A view from under the pew: lurch the frog-herding lizard

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. although it s getting warmer boss all this rain in recent days has me contemplating the idea of turning my […]

“Singing in the rain”? No! Singing in a sandstorm!

My wife and I were headed toward Lubbock, Texas. Since I live only seventy miles away from Lubbock, a trip to Lubbock is not unusual. But we were heading into Lubbock from the southeast, which is unusual. Been singing in Abilene and enjoying old friends and family there. I also remember the day’s color—a really […]

My inner flower child had his day

By Karl Terry Local columnist One thing readers of this column would probably be surprised to know about me is that I was once a hand model. That’s right, my stubby and formerly ink-stained digits were featured prominently in a publication of national significance. I hadn’t thought about it in years until I was going […]

Educate yourself for future

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The status of grizzly bears in Yellowstone may not be the first thing that leaps into one’s thought process upon awakening. Even for the reader who cares deeply about the environment, it is, or seems to be, far from New Mexico concerns. In a nutshell, the controversy concerns listing, delisting, […]

Small business tools featured this week

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on gluten-free foods, tools to help shape small businesses, and ways to use essential oils in recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. K. C. Pomering, founder of G-Free Foodie, will tell about her online resource for helping people live deliciously […]

Rodeo coaching memorable

Courtesy photo
 Charles Chambers, right, with his wife Evelyn in 2010 at a church function.

Charles Chambers, 74, sat at a table in his living room at his Oklahoma Drive residence, sifting through dozens of rodeo photos scattered atop the table. For someone who barely participated in the sport, he dedicated his life to it and it garnered some of the best memories and relationships he’s had. The retired longtime […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 3

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). […]

On the shelves — Aug. 3

The following books are available for checkout: Portales Public Library The One and Only by Emily Giffin: Shea Rigsby was born and raised in Walker, Texas, a small college town that loves its football team. Shea, too, loves both football and her home team, and because of this and her life-long friendship with Lucy, the […]

You might be a trendsetter

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Do you fashion yourself a trend follower or trendsetter? There are a few factors that go into setting trends versus following them. We all know that the common fashion trend starts from the famous designer who influences the A-list celebrity you idolize and so the trend is passed to you. […]

Church lunch celebrates educators

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
From left, Anne Linville, Pat Moody, and Euealle Webb look through a planning guide in preparation for the annual teacher appreciation luncheon held at Central Baptist Church.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com It’s school lunch with a twist — a way to honor, thank, and “send off” the educators who are just days away from the challenge of teaching Clovis’ youth. The annual teacher appreciation luncheon — which is open not only to Clovis teachers, but also to school support staff, […]

Mother powerful example of trusting God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Faith in God … the word faith can be described generally in two ways. First faith may at times be shallow, limited, superficial, artificial, hypocritical, and rudimentary faith. Many times these types of faith are what our families, neighbors, and associates at work see from day to day. The second […]

Under the pew by gary mitchell

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. Sammy seeks consolation i noticed sammy salamander sitting on a stump all by himself one day looking so forlorn and being the psychological […]

Brock Bronson and the Russian attack on Goliad

Curtis Shelburne
Columnist

One day when I was just a small lad growing up at 125 N. Goliad Street in Amarillo, Texas, Brock Bronson scared the bejabbers out of me. Until that moment, I’d never even seen a bejabber. Maybe you’ve never laid eyes on one, either. You don’t want to, let me tell you. Hmm. Until recently, […]

Low-cost decor featured on show

Sheryl Borden

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on low cost ways to perk up your home, how to create “instant heirlooms” using unfinished furniture, and ways to use liquid dye will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Interior designer, Beth Secosky […]

Club notes — July 27

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 Class gathered at Jim and Lee Lawrence’s home to learn about raised box gardening. Lee is a qualified master gardener and with Jim, a qualified handy man. They have created a beautiful back yard from a bare parking lot like area in their back yard. By sectioning off the […]

On the shelves — July 27

Clovis-Carver Public Library Himalaya edited by Philip Parker examines the history and people of the Asian range that is home to fourteen of the greatest mountain peaks on the planet that have inspired, fascinated, and terrified western explorers and adventurers for some 300 years. The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh takes a look at […]

Senior happenings — July 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8-ball pool; Exercise equipment; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; ; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: 8-ball pool; Quilting,8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Fashion a daily thought

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Sometimes I wonder if it’s normal to have fashion on the brain nearly what seems to be all the time. Or at least frequently contemplating what to wear and how to wear it. This is at least a thought that crosses my mind, and so many other women, on a […]

Time left for family activities

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Two of the better summers of my life were spent working at the Methodist church camp in the Allegheny Mountains. It so happened that this was a camp with horses available, and that any staff member who so desired was given his or her own horse for the summer. The […]