Weddings 10/26

Corrie Lindsay Rose McCluskey of Fort Collins, Colo., and Brian Scott Corrie of Fort Collins, were joined in marriage on Aug. 30, 2003, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Collins. The Rev. Carlos Chavez performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherry McCluskey of Fort Collins. She is the granddaughter […]

Engagements 10/26

Brakebill-Gallman Dayna and Gary Hoadley of Clovis and Rocky and Karla Brakebill of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Desirae Brakebill of Lubbock, to Deon Gallman of Lazbuddie, son of Robert and Ellen Gallman of Lazbuddie. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 10, 2004, at Lazbuddie […]

School Menus for Week of 10/26

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Deli sandwich, tator tots, lettuce/pickles, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Waffles, juice, milk. Lunch — Spaghetti, green beans, salad, garlic bread, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt and toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, fruit Jello, roll, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — […]

Organizations 10/26

Beta Phi Beta Phi members held a monthly business meeting on Oct. 6 with hostesses Mary Ann Vinson and June Patrick. Correspondence was received from Theta Rho chapter of Farwell inviting District 1 to attend the district meeting on Nov. 8. Registration is 9:30 (MST). The philanthropic project for the meeting is to bring canned […]

Senior Menus 10/26

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Sunday: Free Halloween fun day; 11:30 a.m. Bingo; 1 p.m. — Gift walk; 2 p.m. — Dance; Costume contest. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. […]

Local churches offer holiday events

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Many area churches, including Parkland Baptist Church, shown here with items ready for games, are offering alternatives to trick-or-treating for children on Halloween. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina While many area children will be walking around next week to collect trick-or-treat candy, there are alternatives. One of the largest and longest-running […]

Local rappers are now new ‘soldiers for Christ’

By Helena Rodriguez The beat is still the same, but the message they deliver has changed. Since having a change of heart, saying goodbye to a thug-like mentality and leaving behind a music group called Ride n’ Smoke, three local rappers now call themselves Divine Destiny. And they say they are no longer “soldiers of […]

A View From Under the Pew

Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. He decided last week to try out Willifred the white rat’s experimental tiny time machine. So Willifred installed his Tiny Time Traveler on Amos’ 1957 Cheeserolet motorized matchbox. The moment Amos climbed in, […]

New pastor for Portales church

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales has a new pastor. Rev. Christopher George was previously pastor of Lubbock Metropolitan Community Church. The Lubbock church is affiliated with the Metropolitan Community Churches, a 43,000-member denomination founded in Los Angeles in 1968 by Rev. Troy Perry whose primary ministry focus is to gay, […]

Obesity is expanding in America

By Mike Linn Lack of exercise and too much fast food has helped Americans exchange clipboard tummies for Buddha bellies in increasing numbers over the past two decades. The climb has been so daunting that one expert believes at least 85 percent of the population will be obese by the year 2040. The data reveals […]

Birthdays for Week of 10/19

Rubie Carmichael of Portales celebrated her 100th birthday this weekend at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. A party was hosted by her daughter, Chloe, family and friends. She was born on Nov. 7, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla. She has one child; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Everyone loves a freebie … software, that is

Tom Di Francesca Every one loves free software right? Especially when it’s spyware and virus free. Go take a peek at www.coffeecup.com/freestuff/ and you’ll find a pretty good selection of free programs to play with. Of course, the folks at CoffeeCup are hoping you will be so enamored with their freebies that you’ll actually purchase […]

Halloween is all about fun, not evil

Clyde Davis Once upon a place and time, there was a magical, charming, innocent world. The autumn days would follow frosty nights, moving from jacket to shirtsleeves to jacket again, and the buckeyes and acorns would leap from the trees into the waiting paws of squirrels or little boys who threw them at unwary targets. […]

Club Notes for Week of 10/19

BPO DOES Clovis Drove No. 108 held a regular meeting on Oct. 9 with President Kaye Parrish presiding. The charter was draped in memory of long-time member Marie Reichenborn who recently died. The drove voted to donate $20 to the Pikes Peak Hospice in her memory. Parrish will be representing the drove at the upcoming […]

Senior Calendar for Week of 10/19

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Sunday: 2 p.m. — Dance. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 11 a.m. — Frito pie luncheon; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. […]

Births for 10/19

Byrd Jerry and Laurie Byrd of Clovis are the parents of a 6-pound girl born on Sept. 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her name is Emily Dawn Byrd. Her grandparents are Don and Sheryl Reid and Karl and Barbara Kos, all of Clovis, and Ed and Sue Byrd of Abilene, Texas. […]

Weddings and Anniversaries for 10/19

WEDDINGS Ford Rebekah Brackman of Stillwater, Okla., and Jon Ford of Clovis were joined in marriage on April 11, 2003, in Eureka Springs, Ark. The Rev. Matthew Brackman performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Rosetta Brackman of Van Buren, Ark., and Dan and Kimberly Murphy of Kearney, Mo. […]

School Menus – Week of 10/19

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, juice, milk. Lunch — Ravioli, green beans, Italian cheese toast, pineapple tidbits, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, juice, milk. Lunch — Chef salad, ranch dressing, crackers, apple, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Porky ribs, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, roll, […]

Creator of inspirational art headed for Clovis

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Inspirational artist Tom duBois, above left, will be in Clovis on Oct. 25 to visit with art lovers and sign prints of his art work, such as his recent painting, “Hosanna” has been described as reminiscent of the old masters’ style. Photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell An inspirational artist is headed for a show […]

You never know where you will find your calling

Judy Brandon There was a time in my life when I thought I would be a junior high schoolteacher forever — or at least until I retired. Yet, after seven years of junior high school days filled with spit wads, students sent to the office with disciplinary notes, early morning pep rallies and hall duty, […]