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 […]

Religion calendar — July 11

Advent Christian Church Sunday School — 10 a.m. Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer meeting — 6 p.m. Address: 2101 East 21st St. Information: 762-0422 Agape Love Ministries Sunday Worship — 11 a.m. Tuesday Prayer — 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study — 7 p.m. Thursday Hour of Prayer — 7 p.m.  second and fourth […]

Anniversaries — July 6

Workheiser Jean and Kenneth Workheiser of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2014. They have three sons, 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A reception will be held July 12 at Baxter Hall, 908 Hickory St. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Graduations — July 6

Desmet Jena L. Desmet of Clovis has graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Master’s degree in liberal studies.