Retired doctor thankful for life, honors

Sam Neff  and his wife, Peggy Neff, at their home in Clovis. Sam was awarded a key to the city for his lifetime achievement in September 2016.

Dr. Samuel Neff was born on Sept. 12, 1921, at the Baptist Hospital when it was on Prince Street in Clovis. His parents were Stella and Omar Clyde Neff. His father was a locomotive engineer and his mother was a retired school teacher. Neff is a retired general practitioner and surgeon and member of the […]

Terry: Clown focus should be on behavior

I’ve got to admit to being just a little confused about all the uproar over clowns. I’ve seen several columns, stories and Facebook posts about how not funny clowns are and threatening to jail them, beat them, shoot ‘em. Whoa, folks. Can’t we all just get along here? After all, clowns are people too. One […]

NiekaStyle: Keep sporting style simple

I’m not a big sports fan but it has always been very intriguing to me to watch the games in person. I find it to be a lot more fun and interesting when there are other people to celebrate with and all the excitement is happening around you. But this column is reserved for style […]

Borden: Pressed flowers a fine art

Information about an online magazine called Bella Crafts, mindfulness and making Zentangles will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Ann Butler and Lisa Rojas are publishers of an online magazine called Bella Crafts. Each issue features photographs, instructions, projects and ideas for crafts of […]

Club notes — Oct. 23

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met Oct. 11 at Juanito’s Restaurant. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Committee Chairman, stated that a Facebook page had been established for the Curry County Republican committee by Casey Jones. Casey said that 53 posts had been made already. She recommended that each member try to bring a young person […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 23

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.-5 p.m. 8 ball pool; Noon pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Movie day; 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment; Noon machine embroidery group; Noon pinochle; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8 ball pool; […]

School menus — Oct. 23

Portales Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes, apple slices, juice. Lunch — Cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, fries, oranges Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, applesauce cups, juice. Lunch — Chicken strips, mashed potato, gravy, roll, pineapple Wednesday: Breakfast — Muffin, raisins, juice. Lunch — Beef and cheese nacho, pinto beans, grapes Thursday: Breakfast — Egg burrito, banana, […]

Faith: Lutheran church celebrates 75 years of history

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Longtime congregant Marcia Leavell arranges a tablecloth in the fellowship hall of Clovis’ Immanuel Lutheran Church in preparation for the church’s 75th anniversary celebration.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com When Rev. Carl Schmid of Albuquerque came to Clovis as a traveling missionary to lead a Lutheran service, five people attended and a mere $1 was collected. That was back in 1915, however, and it was the first step for what later became Clovis’ Immanuel Lutheran Church. That initial […]

Faith: What to say about ministry today

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “Would you be willing to speak briefly to my seminary students?” In the weeks since one of my best friends and most capable colleagues made that request of me, along with eight or nine other ministers, a fine group whose quality I can only dilute, I’ve been pondering what to […]

Our People: Retiree ‘humbled, honored’ by award

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Elwyn Crume, poses with his wife, Patricia, on a trip to Alaska in 2007, was honored for his lifetime achievements and service and awarded a key to the city in September.

Elwyn Crume was born in Kenna in 1931. He graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in mathematics in August 1951. He graduated from Los Angeles College of Optometry in 1954 and served in the USAF Reserves for over 20 years, retiring as Lt. Colonel. He practiced optometry for 53 years. On Sept. 15, Crume […]

Terry: The show may go on without me

Never let it be said I didn’t play hurt. I just need steroids. Thanks to my arthritic back I spent an afternoon, night and early morning in a couple of the finest emergency rooms in the area. While my skepticism for the state of our health care insurance program slipped more than a few notches […]

NiekaStyle: Halloween dress-up fun for all

Halloween is about two weeks away and if you’re amongst the many who appreciate dressing up for the festivities, you may already have your costume picked out. But there are still some of us folks who will be scrambling at the last minute to find something if we don’t forget all together. The majority of […]

Borden: Cuff bracelets a topic on show

Information on dentistry for young adults and cooking with beans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Dr. J. Tim Rainey will talk about dentistry for young adults and what he means by the “$6,000 death spiral.” He believes dentistry should be transformed to […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; Noon pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment; Noon pinochle; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: […]

School menus — Oct. 16

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, chilled pears, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Ham and cheese on croissant, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast […]

Faith: Church hosting safety training seminar

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com It’s an ironic twist of fate when a church no longer feels safe. Michael Jones recognizes this, and that’s why Clovis’ Central Baptist Church is offering a solution for moments when places of worship are faced with danger. CBC will host a church safety and security training seminar for […]

Religion digest — Oct. 14

Church hosting prayer breakfast Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis will host its second community-wide men’s prayer breakfast from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Oct. 24. Author and theologian John David “J.D.” Walt is also scheduled to give a presentation entitled “Awaken.” Kingswood UMC Pastor Bill Case said although the event is geared toward men, […]

Faith: Magic isn’t foolproof — try trust

By Curtis Shelbune Religion columnist American magic. It’s a funny term, particularly when spoken by missionaries who deal with superstitions regularly. You just don’t expect them to look back across the Pond, smile, shake their heads indulgently, and say, “Yep, that’s American magic.” You see, magic, at its heart, has to do with manipulation. You […]

Faith: Try to be a blessing in someone’s life

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist People are placed in our lives for a reason. I’ve always believed that … we are supposed to learn from each other. One of my favorite quotes comes from Mother Teresa (so says the internet): “Some people come in our life as blessings. Others come in our life as lessons.” […]

Our People: Film extra gets new gig

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Foskey takes a selfie in uniform as an extra on the set of the  film “'Independence Day: Resurgence.”

Addison Foskey was born in California. He was raised in a small town in Texas. He and his family moved to New Mexico 12 years ago and reside in Clovis. Less than two years ago, Foskey was just your everyday handy man. In Clovis, he worked at ENMR-Plateau for 10 years. After that, he started […]