What Blessings May Come From a 1:00 a.m. Phone Call?

By Curtis K. Shelburne I’ve got some work I need to finish up, but I’ll go to bed soon,” I told my already-in-bed-wife last night as I kissed her goodnight. “I don’t want to stay up too late, so I won’t work much longer.” “I’ll believe that when I see it,” she smiled sleepily back. […]

Lighthouse Mission moves to new location

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A lighthouse greets visitors as they enter the new Clovis Lighthouse Mission. The mission offers clothing, food and shelter to people in need. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A lighthouse symbolizes hope. Its purpose is to guide ships to safety on dark, stormy nights. A small replica of a lighthouse […]

Vigil’s exit saved us $45,000 a day

Anna Crook: Guest Columnist The New Mexico House of Representatives performed admirably in considering whether to impeach the state treasurer. The process followed by the House was fair, and it was properly halted when the subject of the investigation resigned. Treasurer Robert Vigil was arrested on federal charges just weeks before the Legislature convened in […]

Nov. 6 Weddings, Anniversaries, Births, and Organizations

Organizations Fairfield Extension The Fairfield Extension Club met at the extension building on Friday, Oct. 28. Martha Brister and Marie Wells were the hostesses. Martha Watkins opened the meeting and handed out the by-laws of the club. Wessie White read the minutes and 17 members answered roll call. We discussed the coming annual banquet and […]

Nov. 7 Week Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Board of directors meeting; 11 a.m. — Senior membership meeting; Noon — Refreshments. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — […]

Nov. 7 Week School Lunch Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday— Breakfast: Blueberry muffin, juice, milk. Lunch: Tacos w/ salsa, seasoned pinto beans, crisp lettuce, watermelon slice, milk. Tuesday— Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, milk. Lunch: Italian dunkers, garden-fresh salad, ranch dressing, pineapple tidbits, milk. Wednesday— Breakfast: French toast, juice, milk. Lunch: Egg roll, steamed rice, vegetable medley, chilled grapes, milk. Thursday— Breakfast: Bageler, milk, […]

Unwanted houseguests wear out welcome soon after arrival

Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers We all know those pesky things — those things notorious for using all our hair conditioner, eating all our garlic-flavored Triscuits and leaving toenail clippings in the bathroom sink. Yes, the infamous house guest. Perhaps Mark Twain said it best: “Fish and house guests smell after three days.” My boyfriend and […]

Stanfield concert marks opportunity to help those in need

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Can you imagine why it might cost $600 to send one child to summer camp? Do you think it is worth it? Why should it cost so much? Hey, we all know the cost has skyrocketed, but — to that extent? Before you answer the above questions, think about your own […]

Lincoln-Jackson School began with only two students

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Lincoln-Jackson School, a segregated school, had its beginning in 1924 in the Patterson Chapel Church which was then located at 609 West 1st Street. Miss Marjorie Ford was the first teacher. She came from Temple, Texas to teach two students, Ray Love and Herman Dillard. Mrs. Ida O. Jackson replaced Miss […]

Hubers start turkey business

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Now comes that time of year when everyone gives thanks for bountiful gifts — unless you’re a turkey! Speaking of which, I’ve hobnobbed with turkeys all my life, some of whom made it through grammar school and even became college professors, but that’s another story. My most memorable association with real […]

Survivors to speak at two local churches

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Two survivors of separate harrowing experiences are scheduled to share their inspirational messages Sunday in Clovis. Gilbert Forrest will conduct multiple services at a revival being held at First Christian Church of Clovis where his son, Jon Forrest, currently serves as senior pastor. The longtime Oklahoma pastor is a […]

11/4 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the computer keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. mountaintop manna i ve been to the mountaintop boss and the air is thin cool and clear i ve just returned from […]

Jesus’ love brings about greatest change of all

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Years ago when my parents were in seminary in Kansas City, our family had the opportunity to live among other families who were living at the seminary. We lived on the seminary grounds in apartments three stories high so we had seminary families all around us, below us and above […]

11/4 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 Saturday Men’s Breakfast — 8 a.m., First Christian Church of Clovis, 1700 N. Main. Guest speaker, Pastor Gilbert Forrest. Information: 763-7113 or 760-2654. Sunday Fall Revival — 10:30 a.m., First Christian […]

Sometimes we need to simply step outside and look up

By Curtis K. Shelburne I love where I live. I know. It’s Muleshoe, not Malibu. It’s the high plains of Texas, not a resort on the Riviera. The Virgin Islands it’s not! But I love it. I don’t mean to be obnoxious about this. I’ll bet where you live is a good place to live, […]

10-30 week Senior Happenings

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. — Holiday crafts; 5 p.m. — Socials night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 9:30 a.m. — Commission for the Blind; 10 a.m. — Art class; 5 p.m. — Kitchen band; 7 p.m. — Jam session Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. […]

10-30 week School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Wacky waffles, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Broomstick spookie spuds, magic wand pickle, goblin cookie and ghost milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana-nut muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, French fries, crisp lettuce w/ pickles, fresh apple, cold milk. Wednesday: Pancake sausage on a stick, […]

10-30 Club Notes, Engagments, and Births

Club Notes Delta Kappa Gamma Delta Kappa Gamma met Monday in the Ingram room of Clovis Carver Library. Cheryl Hinrichs, president, opened the meeting with the collect. Hostesses served refreshments as members Jodie Boyd, Peggy Ingram, Mary Lee Rogers and Linda Riley arrived. District Attorney Matt Chandler presented a very informative program on drug use […]

Abusers are weaklings, cowards who should be punished

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist This is the month of imagined horrors. Goblins, vampires, witches and ghosts occupy our yards, our TV screens, our neighborhoods and our school classrooms. Most of it is done in fun, and we like to scare ourselves. Ironically, October is also domestic violence month, which moves us from the realm of […]

Family bonding memories emerge with football season

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist My first encounter with football was getting hit in the head with one. No, it really wasn’t but it sounds funny. And it brings back fond memories of that Brady Bunch episode in which a football smashes into and breaks Marsha’s nose. Ah, the joy of the game. Actually, fond memories […]