Faith: Youth congregation ministers to community

Staff Photo: Brooke Finch
Davida Padilla, far left, and Jojo Padilla present bracelets to Leota and Brian West as part of the Kids for Christ Church outreach to cancer patients.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Visiting the elderly every week and ministering to cancer patients monthly are no easy tasks, no matter the age. But Kids for Christ Church members are always up for the challenge. Kids for Christ Church is the local youth congregation led by Dee Madrid, or “Sister Dee” — as […]

Religion digest — April 29

Church to host motivational speaker Clovis’ New Life Assembly will host motivational speaker and Purple Heart recipient Dave Roever during its May 8 services. According to a release from the church, Roever will speak at both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Roever, a U.S. Navy veteran injured in the Vietnam War when a […]

Opinion: Gossip is a deadly, poisonous thing

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Several years ago my sister Susie and I stopped at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, as we were on our way back from Dallas. We had to go through Sweetwater anyway, so we decided to take some time and experience something we had always heard about. We parked our […]

Students inspire retiring teacher

Donna Crispin has lived most of her life in Fort Sumner. She graduated from the Fort Sumner Schools in 1982. She attended college in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Education degree and later received her Masters from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Crispin’s first job was immediately […]

Terry: Cultural milestones relevant to your age bracket

Life is filled with cultural milestones historic events that are seared into our memory banks. You just need to consider the audience before throwing them out. I catch myself all the time throwing out a pun or making reference to something that I suddenly realize by the blank looks on my audience’s faces that they […]

Hartsfield: Give gift-givers helpful hints

Mother’s Day is in two weeks, so there’s still plenty of time to drop those hints to your significant other, family member or friend of what to gift you. As the kids get older, the gift ideas can get less and less creative. But for the mom who appreciates fashion, your gift-givers can’t go wrong […]

Club notes — April 24

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met April 12 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Members discussed having a voters drive to register new voters. Also discussed was the need to start thinking about the Republican county fair booth which is worked by members of Republican Women. Another topic of discussion was to possibly have a drawing each […]

Borden: Protecting outdoor furniture on coming show

Information on hand beading, cooking with turkey, and making Victorian posies will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Fashion designer Orlando Dugi is going to show how to do hand beading on a variety of women’s evening wear and accessories. […]

School menus — April 24

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — BBQ chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, raisins. Wednesday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes . Lunch — Soft taco, refried beans, salsa, corn, […]

Senior calendar — April 24

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Movie day; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: State line dance trip; 8 […]

Faith: Jewish locals gather to observe Passover

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The Jewish community may be the minority in the Clovis/Portales area, but that doesn’t stop locals from gathering to observe one of the most significant holidays in Judaism — Passover. According to Cannon Air Force Base Jewish Lay Leader Jeff Greene, besides Jewish services at the base chapel, there […]

Opinion: Why does a good and powerful God allow suffering?

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist It’s one of the oldest questions in the world. And maybe the hardest: How can a completely good and powerful God allow suffering? The question ranks among the handful that truly matter. As the question asked most often, most poignantly, in the midst of the deepest shock, pain, and perplexity, […]

Opinion: We are all valuable in the eyes of Christ

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I have seen three presidents in my lifetime. I was at the National Prayer Breakfast some years ago in Washington, DC. and heard George W. Bush speak. Then in the 50s, Dwight Eisenhower made a stop in Clovis at Cannon Air Force Base and we attended. But it was when […]

Rail-side gems in revival

Sacramento Bee photo: Reed Parsell
The La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona, is a restored and somewhat reimagined Harvey House that since 1997 has been owned and operated by the husband-wife team of Allan Affeldt and Tina Mion.

By Reed Parsell The Sacramento Bee WINSLOW, Ariz. — In a state where broken-down ballplayers are routinely sequestered to heal, La Posada qualifies as a comeback kid. The Spanish hacienda-style hotel was built with exquisite pedigree but opened at an inopportune time, in 1930 when the Great Depression was taking deep root. Tucked within elaborate […]

Hartsfield: Step up summer shoe style

Shoes are always a hot topic no matter the season. The summer usually calls for versatile footwear. During the cooler months, there are normally a few pair of shoes or boots that you’ll rotate as opposed to spring and summer where the weather can get a bit bipolar at times. So, in these next few […]

Borden: Choosing remodeler important decision

Information on using various presser feet and adding embellishments to doll furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Kerri Forrest represents Bernina Sewing Machine, and she’s going to demonstrate how to use three different presser feet for piping, gathering […]

Terry: Schemes, scams everywhere

Just how gullible are you? Would you believe the IRS was suing you if you received a call from a mechanical voice that said it had been trying to get in touch with you to let you know? I was so excited to finally get that IRS scam call everyone’s been talking about but a […]

Club notes — April 17

Portales Woman’s Club The Portales Woman’s Club, in conjunction with the national Prevent Child Abuse Awareness campaign and Roosevelt County, planted a pinwheel garden on the courthouse lawn. Assisted by county commissioners Jake Lopez, Gene Creighton, and Rick Leal, the members of this long standing community service organization encourages the Portales community to join in […]

Senior calendar — April 17

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

On the shelves — April 17

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Fruitcake Murders by Ace Collins offers equal parts murder, mystery, and mayhem in a perplexing whodunit set in the days just after World War II as diesty reporter Tiffany Clayton searches for a scoop on the murders of three men killed with the […]