Oct. 9 Senior Happenings

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise. 5 p.m. — Business meeting; 5:30 p.m. — Potluck dinner; 6 p.m. — Socials night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 10 a.m. — Art class; 6:30 p.m. —Musical. Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. — Crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m. — Breakfast; 8:30 a.m. […]

Oct. 9 week school menu

Clovis Elementary Monday — Observance of Columbus Day. No school. Tuesday — Breakfast: Blueberry muffin, milk. Lunch: Italian dunkers, garden-fresh salad, ranch dressing, pineapple tidbits, milk. Wednesday — Breakfast: Go-gurt, toast, milk. Lunch: Oven-baked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrot sticks, hot homemade roll, milk. Thursday — Breakfast: Wonderful waffles, cold juice, milk. Lunch: Burrito […]

Oct. 8 Club notes, Birthdays, Weddings, Honors

Club Notes Friendship Rebekah Lodge Friendship Rebekah Lodge met Sept. 27 for its regular business meeting. Vice Grand Serena Goar led the group in the re-obligation ceremony. The officers for next year were elected. Serena Goar was elected noble grand. Mary Dorris was elected vice grand. Evelyn Calder will serve as secretary/treasurer and Mary Dorris […]

10/7 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 Concert – 7 p.m., Central Christian Church, 14th and Mitchell (across from McDonald’s), The Relations Quartet will perform with special guest Sam Ray of “The Texans”. Admission is free but love […]

10/7 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hopping on the keyboard shift keys. He can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. the tale of colombo bug with it being near columbus day boss jenny the girl mouse next door and i decided to borrow […]

Children’s studies hold lessons for adults

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Learning Bible stories with flannel boards was a very significant aspect of my childhood spiritual heritage. Flannel boards went right along with Bible School, Sunday school, Training Union and Mrs. Kitten Skarda who taught children using flannel boards. Flannel board teaching was simple. It was a cardboard covered with flannel […]

Accepting God’s gift means “getting over” ourselves

By Curtis K. Shelburne If God’s Son had only chosen to make peace with religious folks who loved rules better than they loved God, who loved the Law better than they loved the Giver of the Law, whose pride required a law they could use to keep score and left little room for soft hearts […]

Oct. 2 Weddings, Anniversaries, Club Notes, Engagements, and Artist of the Month

Weddings Gonzales/Jablonski Sabrina Gonzales of Clovis and David Jablonski of Baltimore, Md., were joined in marriage Sept. 8, 2005, at Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii. The Rev. Roland Mono performed the Hawaiian religious sunset ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Reyes and Clara Gonzales of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Acencion and Eufeia […]

Beauty can be found one hour away, take a bicycle

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I fully intended to take some art work down to Roswell, to the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. There was to be a sale and exhibit, with a modest entry fee, and it seemed very worthwhile. This wasn’t going to intrude, either, into the items I planned to enter in our […]

Driving is underrated compared to airline hassles

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist The pilots in the air show had it easy — they merely strapped on their helmets, buckled the hatch and off they zoomed into the cloudy gray yonder. We folks who have to rely on commercial airlines for our trips to Guatemala or France (two of the more popular destinations for […]

Radical union tried to put working class on top

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Ï doubt if anyone in Clovis remembers the radical union organization I.W.W. founded in 1905 in Chicago. Its purpose was “to put the working class in possession of the world.” Most people called them the “Wobblies.” One of their members, a streetcorner Socialist whose death provoked an investigation that trailed off […]

Crocheting with care

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer Tia Littlefield leans forward in her living room chair as she slowly and methodically draws one loop of yarn through another, and another, and another. The muscles in her small hands are nearly always tense — Littlefield has cerebral palsy. It will take her days to loop the yarn […]

Holiday haunts boonies

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Let’s take a look at Sasquatch in New Mexico, because October is Halloween Month. And that’s just the tip of the frightberg. Ghostly sounds can be heard, such as owls hooting, bones rattling, trees swaying and slurping water like vampires. To make matters worse, whenever Halloween rears it monstrous head, up […]

Central Baptist hosting live simulcast

CNJ staff Central Baptist Church of Clovis will be hosting a simulcast of Living Proof Live. The first-time event on Oct. 7 starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. The second broadcast on Oct. 8 starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Central Baptist Church will open its doors to the […]

9/30 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos falls in a hole i don t know how it is up there in the human realm boss but here in the church pew underworld we little bugs and gentle mice tend to […]

Virtues often lacking in youth of today

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Several months ago, I had a doctor’s appointment here in town. On the day of my appointment, I arrived to find the waiting room full with only one seat available. After signing in at the desk, I took that seat and sat down next to young man, about 15 years […]

9/30 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 The Evening Ball — 6 p.m., RSVP by Oct. 2 to attend birthday celebration for Bishop Green of First Church of God in Christ. Cost is $7 for ages 16 and […]

Sept. 25 School Menus

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Sept. 25 Senior Happenings

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. exercise – 1 p.m. Halloween crafts – 5 p.m. – Social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 9 a.m. — Exercise; 10 a.m. — Art class; 6:30 p.m. Musical. Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. — Crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m. — Breakfast; 8:30 a.m. — […]

If you can’t beat your four-legged kids, join them

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist TUCUMCARI — Kids are wonderful. They rollick, they frolic, they spit up on your chest. I’m in the category of those who think children are giggly and grand — as long as they are somebody else’s. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first one in the supermarket line to […]