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.

Engagements 4/25 — Roach-Phipps, Ford-Baldock

Roach-Phipps Audie and Dori Roach of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, April Roach of Clovis, to Ben Phipps of Clovis, son of Bill and LeeEllen Phipps of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on May 29, 2004, at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. The reception will be […]

Draper named Pintores Artist of the Month for April

Teddy Draper, Pintores Artist of the Month for April and Pintores Art Club Scholarship Recipient for 2003, was born on the Navajo reservation in Northeastern Arizona near Chinle and Canyon de Chelly. His father was a Navajo code talker in World War II as well as a well-known artist, as is his older brother, Teddy. […]

Senior Happenings 4/25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo Sunday: 1 p.m. — Free dance and refreshments. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 9 a.m. Medicare prescription drug information; 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: […]

Organizations 4/25

Friendship Rebekah Lodge The Friendship Rebekah Lodge members met at the Sundance on April 20 for supper and then to the I.O.O.F. Hall for the regular meeting. It was the official visit of the Assembly President, Vianna Steffens. After the short business meeting, Erena Goar and Eveln Calder did a skit depicting the words of […]

Honors 4/25

United States Achievement Academy The United States Achieve-ment Academy announced that Jarrod Lindsey of Grady has been named a United States National award Winner in mathematics. He attends Grady High School and was nominated for this award by his teacher, Melissa Bone. He is the son Lynn and Brenda Lindsey of Grady. His grandparents are […]

School Menus 4/25

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken patty on a bun, fries, lettuce, pickles, pineapple tidbits, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese, juice, milk. Lunch — Fajitas, salsa, lettuce, corn, peaches, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cereal and graham cracker, juice, milk. Lunch — Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, […]

Don’t hide behind other people’s influences

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist During my early college days, I had many excellent college professors and then I had some who were not so good. Furthermore, I had one professor in particular who was very intimidating. It was my sophomore year. I needed an English literature class in my degree plan so I had […]

amos the church mouse

Gary Mitchell: Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except for hyphens and dashes. amendments to solomon s proverbs boss i ve run across some quippy sayings compiled by perry tanksley some […]

Crowning of Mary ritual has deep roots for Latin American Catholics

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The Rev. Sotero Sena of Our Lady of Guadalupe church arranges Easter lilies around the statue of the Virgin Mary on Wednesday at the church. (Photo by Eric Kluth) Darrell Todd Maurina Food, fun, games and a special Catholic Mass and procession through the streets will highlight next weekend for many in Clovis’ Hispanic community. […]

Wall Street wisdom meets Christianity in play

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Dalton Bequette, 12, playing a Christian rock star, left, reacts as he notices Michael Proctor, 10, playing a businessman, laying on the ground after being beaten up by a gang in the play “The Secret of my Success, Building on the Rock” on Tuesday. By Darrell Todd Maurina As a well-dressed young woman walked on […]

CCC to hold annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Legion Post

By Michelle Seeber, Freedom Newspapers Holiday commemorates victory by ragtag Mexican army over French forces in 1862. In the mood for a party? Clovis Community College invites the pubic to its second annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 25. Food from some of Clovis’ best restaurants will be […]

Movie Review — Remember: ‘The Alamo’ worth seeing in theaters

By Ben Kessler I remember the Alamo. I visited it about seven years ago and found it fascinating. This movie is a great embodiment of the things I found so interesting. In “The Alamo,” Texas militiamen face overwhelming odds when trying to defend a Spanish mission from the advancing Mexican army. The mission, although not […]

Time Marches On, and Clutter Takes a Toll

By Curtis K. Shelburne Our church is in the midst of some very serious renovation and general “upgrading” of facilities, and that’s exciting! It’s also interesting. Since my office/study is one of the areas being renovated, I have spent more time than I care to admit cleaning out one closet and one desk. It just […]

Breast cancer — Early detection can save lives

By Michelle Seeber Former Portales resident Charles Meister lost his sister Marilyn (Meister) Emanuel to breast cancer on Dec. 5, 1988. She was a second-grade school teacher in Chandler, Ariz., and only 41 years old. She left two sons behind: Glen, 17, and Greg, 13. She lived only two years after she was diagnosed with […]

Speak up and share your opinions — online

By Tom DiFrancesca III If you haven’t already, you are going to read and hear “the sanctity of marriage” quoted a lot in the next few months. Whether or not you agree with the current definition of marriage, you have a right to be heard, and to share your opinion with our elected officials. Congress […]