Here’s a Great Measuring Stick for Character

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ religion columnist I wasn’t looking for anything particularly profound the other day, just enjoying a good book, a great story, and a quiet meal when I stumbled across a little nugget of wisdom that surprised me. Sometimes that which is truly profound and wise reaches out and grabs us unexpectedly. Well, […]

Children’s play teaches importance of knowing God

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Brook Leal, left, and Lessie Smithheisler, right, dance to the song “Bubbling Joy” during a dress rehearsal of the play “Splash Kingdom” Thursday at the First Church of Nazarene. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The children at the First Church of the Nazarene in Clovis have their beach balls ready […]

Passing down stories of soldiers important

By Judy Brandon This past week I have thought much about the ramifications of the suggested closing of Cannon Air Force Base. The military has been a big part of Clovis’ history and also a part of my family’s history: My father was in the Army, Charlie’s grandfather in World War I, my Uncle Keith […]

5/20 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos recalls graduation boss just seeing all the young hamsters and little mice dressed in their multicolored cheesecloth caps and gowns brought back memories from many days and gray hairs gone by back in sixty-six […]

5/19 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Show Off — 6 p.m. Tuesday, The Restaurant at Fox Run. Cross-stitch, knitting, quilting, sewing, painting, pottery, jewelry displays. Dinner – $10/plate. Information: 762-0295. Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament — May 27, 28 and 29 at Hillcrest Park. Information: 763-6188. Pioneer Days — May 30 – June 4. Information: 763-3435. Merle Haggard’s […]

Back in my day

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Known as “Coach K,” Max Kralicek is not only loved by students and fellow teachers, he is known as something of a prankster, often singling out the principal for his jokes and mischief. At one time, Kralicek drove a 1946 Chevy, worked as a carry-out clerk at the grocery […]

WWII railroad battalion trained in Clovis

By Don McAlavy On the windy afternoon of April 25, 1942, at Camp William C. Reid on the south edge of Clovis, the Stars and Stripes were raised during a small but impressive ceremony and the 713th Railway Operation Battalion was born. The U.S. Army, realizing the major role rail transportation was to play in […]

1940s Portales dog truly amazing

By Clyde Davis Yakki may have been an exceptional dog by any standards. Certainly, in respect to trainability, ability to learn and native intelligence, he was at the top of his class. Yakki lived in Portales in the years around the second World War, and was of the breed known at the time as an […]

What’s in a name?

By Ryn Gargulinski By Ryn Gargulinski CNJ STAFF WRITER ryn_gargulinski@link.freedom.com If the little girl back in 1909 had been studying Spanish history rather than French, “Clovis” could have ended up “Ferdinand” or “Rodriguez.” The little girl was a railroad official’s daughter, who chose the name “Clovis” after the first Christian king of the Frankish empire […]

Club Notes Et. Al.

HONORS Farwell High A Honor Roll Amanda Barnes, Jon Beaubien, Samuel Billingsley, Danielle Cargile, Micah Christian, Shelby Christian, Yvonne Favila, Melissa Howard, Jourdan Kirkland, and Lindsey Mullin. B Honor Roll Matthew Barnes, Lauren Beaubien, Daniel Cantu, Logan Carpenter, Dalton Cockerham, Selene Delgado, Miriam Delgado, Sarah Herington, Brett Howard, Amanda Martin, Talethia Nolte, Dan Patterson, Trisha […]

Lighthouse Mission expanding operations with new building

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Tonya Lasky of Clovis, right, listens to Apostolic Bible Center Pastor Allen Urioste pray before lunch Thursday at the current Lighthouse Mission kitchen. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Robert Mendez walks a mile and a half a couple of days a week to the Lighthouse Mission’s kitchen. He looks forward […]

Amos 5-13

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos misses a quiet time boss i had a lot to do today but when i woke up this morning life looked upside-down and blurry and not even your stale coffee […]

Parents showed how to be stewards of God

By Judy Brandon Editor’s note: This week’s column is being re-run at the request of readers. When my sister and I were growing up, we lived in a house owned by the church. I have wonderful memories of the parsonage. Tithe money from the church members supported us and part of the arrangement was that […]

5/12 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis The New Era — 7 p.m. today, Lyceum Theatre, 411 Main St. Christian concert. Tickets: $7/at the door. Information: 571-0246, www.testraps.com, or www.trackteamproductions.com. ‘Pops’ Concert — 7 p.m. today, Clovis Schools All Band Night at Rock Staubus Gym. Show Off — 6 p.m. May 24, The Restaurant at Fox Run. Cross-stitch, […]

There’s music coming from The Hole

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer It was just another weekend in Clovis for many music lovers who gathered Friday at The Hole to rock out to the sound of heavy metal with a twist of punk. Bands such as Clovis’ Deer Tic, Albuquerque’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, Semi-Automatic Bunny and The Oktober People play […]

Rapping for God

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer When it comes to music, rap generally gets a bad rap — even if it is Christian-based, according to Clovis pastor David Dawson. “We, as parents and adults have gotten so wrapped up in what is bad for kids,” Dawson said. “It’s not the music that is bad for […]

Amos 5-6

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s Note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the mother s day gift dilemma who would ever think finding a gift for your mother would be such hard work boss question mark here you forget she s a female […]

Jesus’ love constant

By Judy Brandon It is getting that time again. May always brings graduation and suddenly parents feel the pinch of an empty house. This only verifies that time passes and sometimes it hurts. The passing of time is like playing with bubbles. I ran into a sale the other day and stocked my “bubble cabinet” […]

Let’s hear it for the moms

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Christina Snell squeezes the cheeks of her son Austin Snell, 10, Thursday at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer They come from different walks and stages of their lives with a varied number of children, interests and manner of living. But they all have one thing in […]

Dancing in a ghost town

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer In between Santa Fe and Albuquerque sits the village of Madrid — a ghost town with a population less than 200, historically known for its coal mining days and the first lighted baseball park in New Mexico. These days, the ballpark has been the center for blues and jazz […]