In Life and in Page Proofs, Errors Always Slip In

By Curtis K. Shelburne Would you believe it? I just found another mistake! I really don’t like proofreading. I’ve tried everything, I suppose, to make it more fun. I’ve tried proofreading with coffee (no, not pouring the coffee over the pages; you know what I mean). I’ve tried proofreading with English-style hot tea. I’ve tried […]

“Kill Bill: Volume 2″ review 5/6

Ben Kessler Let me start off by saying that Quinten Tarentino is a very weird guy. I have seem all of his movies except “Resevoir Dogs,” and they all have one thing in common: They have at least one scene that makes me think “huh?” “Kill Bill” is no exception to his avant guarde style, […]

Summer’s heat can burn finish on car

By Ryan Lengerich, CNJ STAFF WRITER Mirrors fall off, glass shatters, dashes crack and warp if untreated. Art Farro said he will repair 20 to 30 rearview mirrors in upcoming months. He has seen hot windows shatter when cold water touches the pane. The owner of Art’s Automotive Paint and Body on Commerce Way said […]

Virtual trip can help before actually traveling the miles

By Tom DiFrancesca III, columnist I was driving back to Clovis a few weeks ago, ending what had become a 3,000 mile trek across the country. Somehow (well, I needed gasoline for the Dodge), I ended up in Post, Texas. While filling up the truck’s fuel tank and while grabbing a bite to eat at […]

Classless society a misnomer

Clyde Davis, columnist The roomful of people is busily engaged in discussing the subject of cultural diversity. This is not just from an ethnic viewpoint, but a class viewpoint as well. How is that possible, you ask, as we live in a classless society? Well, we really don’t. We just have the freedom, at least […]

Honor Rolls 5/2

New Mexico State University The following local students have been named to the fall 2003 semester dean’s honor roll at New Mexico State University: Clovis: Kimberly Anne Borden, Haley Michele Brown, Joe Mark Clayton, Leslie D Ann Dodge-Brewer, Laurie Marie Epps, Cody R. Garrett, Amber Kaye Hudson, Timothy Owen Jobe, Marina Reina McGhee, Clinton Craig […]

Conner to adjudicate local piano students

Susan Conner, a nationally certified teacher of music, will serve as the adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers in Clovis and Portales. Conner has taught piano in Winters, Texas, for the past 29 years. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in piano pedagogy. She has been inducted into […]

Reunions 5/2

USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. Reunion The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. will hold its 2004 reunion Sept. 13-19 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 N.W. Loop 410. For reservations call 1-877-377-7227. Make sure you ask for the USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. rate. For more information contact Don Shade, 299 […]

Senior Happenings 5/2

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo 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. — blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — gift walk; noon — potluck luncheon; 1 p.m. — Spanish bingo. […]

Organizations 5/2

Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta The Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta chapter met Monday at Clovis-Carver Library for the last meeting of the year. Diana Valdez, state president from Corrales, gave a presentation on the purposes of Delta Kappa Gamma, the recent state convention and her plans for the coming year. She was assisted by Jeannette Vigil, […]

Weddings 5/2 – Roybal

Roybal Mary Ann Sanchez and Chad Roybal of Clovis were joined in marriage on April 25, 2004, in Clovis. The bride is the daughter of Mary Lou Estrada of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of the late Edna Jaynes and the late Arsenio Roybal. The maid of honor was Georgia Garcia. The best man […]

Engagements 5/2 – Williams-Foster

Williams-Foster Rod and Tana Williams of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bobbi Williams of Clovis, to Brandon Foster of Lazbuddie, Texas, son of D.H. Foster of Lazbuddie. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on May 22, 2004, at the Texico Baptist Church. The reception will be at Texico […]

Billy the Kid — Outlaw’s authenticity no issue for museum

By Michelle Seeber, Freedom Newspapers Tourist destinations at Fort Sumner certain they have the correct body in the proper grave. Fort Sumner’s Lula Sweet is pretty adamant that Bill the Kid rests below the ground not far from where she works. Sweet, wife of Don Sweet and mother of Tim Sweet, all of whom own […]

Film review: ‘The Punisher’ violent yet entertaining

By Ben Kessler, CNJ Staff Writer As a comic book collector, I have looked forward to movies like this since X-Men showed that a comic book movie didn’t have to be based around a weightlifter in green paint. The Punisher was not a comic book I followed closely, since Frank Castle was a regular guy […]

Genuine Worship Is Not a Matter of Externals

By Curtis K. Shelburne Most of us know that our lives are not made up of continuous “mountain top” spiritual experiences. We have valleys, plateaus, and lots of days when we are called simply to hike onward and just put one foot in front of the other, when the order of the day is simply […]

Outdoor activities most popular

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for favorite warm-weather activities. Some responses: “Nothing in this world makes me happier then being in one of my junk cars, running down the highway listening to ’60s music and hearing the rumble of the exhaust and feeling the warmth of the sun on my […]

Web sites offer insight into Bible, Christianity

By Tom DiFrancesca III Christianity — a word used to describe folks who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ of Nazareth. A relationship that is based solely on faith — for you see, Jesus walked the earth more than 2000 years ago. Up until 9/11, Christianity was pretty much bashed by anyone and everyone […]

Meditation more than a practice of the ’70s

By Clyde Davis, columnist This column deliberately stayed away from anything spiritually focused during the recent Lenten/Easter season. It wasn’t that I didn’t see this as vital. It was simply that, especially with the Friday religious pages’ focus, it seemed that there would be enough coverage for the spiritual aspect of life — that is, […]

Weddings 4/25 — Parham

Parham Tami Myers of Melrose and Jeffrey Parham of Hobbs were joined in marriage on April 9, 2004, at the home of the bride’s parents in Melrose. The Rev. Mitchell Gray performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Elaine Myers of Melrose. She is the granddaughter of Annie Willis of […]

Anniversaries 4/25 — Greer

Greer Jerry and Wynette Greer of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The couple was married on April 21, 1954, in Tucumcari. They have three children; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. They are retired business owners. Invitations have been sent.