Hobby for the cure

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By Eric Butler In the sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church, little wooden angels hang from the speakers. Back in the Sunday school rooms, children fit together pieces of wood into a hippopotamus or a camel marionette. Visitors to the church are often handed a small wooden cross with the word “Jesus” on it — miniatures […]

Church to hold special service

By Darrell Todd Maurina Calvary Baptist Church of Portales normally has about 50 people attending services, but its interim pastor, the Rev. Bobby Fuller, hopes to have three times that number this Sunday. According to a church press release, July 20 will be “Family Roll Call Sunday” for the church. Each member family at Calvary […]

Elida church celebrates 100th anniversary

By Janet Bresenham In a century of ministry, activities and memories at the First Baptist Church of Elida, one key focus has not changed. And when the church celebrated its 100th anniversary last weekend in the small Roosevelt County town, the executive director of the New Mexico Baptist Convention praised the congregation for maintaining their […]

Back-to-back Elida centennials observed

By Janet Bresenham This summer marks a century of service for Elida’s two remaining active churches: the First Baptist Church of Elida and the Elida Methodist Church. So when the past and present members of the First Baptist Church celebrated their 100th anniversary last weekend, they were joined at their Sunday luncheon and afternoon service […]

Texas entertainment just a few hours away

By Angela Peacock Lake Meredith National Recreation Area north of Amarillo isn’t just a place to fish, swim, hike and camp, officials said. With the Texas-style musical “Lone Star Rising,” visitors can experience a piece of Western history. “Lone Star Rising,” which is held at the Fritch Fortress amphitheater, runs Wednesday through Sunday nights beginning […]

Aaron Watson to perform Saturday

Freedom Newspapers When Aaron Watson sings “Shut Up and Dance,” it may not sound very mannerly, but it is being listened to, according to concert promoters. “Shut Up and Dance” is the hit single for the up-and-coming Texas Country singer, who is slated to play Saturday night at Bash Riprock’s, 2419 Main St., in Lubbock. […]

‘Pirates’ a fun romp

By Stacy Allen “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” is my favorite movie of the summer. I was looking forward to this movie since the very first previews and I must say I was not disappointed. Since it’s been a while since we’ve had a good pirate movie, I found “Pirates of […]

Second chance at magic

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Krystal Allen dances with her boyfriend Derek Saiz during a “second prom” Thursday at the Holiday Inn. The 2003 Clovis High graduate missed her prom because of injuries suffered when she was hit by a vehicle. Photo by Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Krystal Allen traded in her crutches for a dancing partner Thursday […]

Internet abounds with good movie information

By Tom DiFrancesca Seen any good movies lately? Summertime is always a good time for exciting and entertaining films to hit the big screen. Sometimes, though, there seems to be too many choices. Don’t you just hate it when you finally decide to see a particular movie — and then discover that it’s a real […]

Titles not always revealing

By Clyde Davis I had completed my first year of seminary, and for my life could not understand why my seminary friends were not more accepting of Laura, who was between her junior and senior years of college. She was from Annapolis, a field hockey player with dark, short, wavy hair and the firm femininity […]

Association to celebrate heritage

By Jack King Clovis will host the convention of the New Mexico Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, the state chapter of the oldest African American secular organization in the nation, today through Sunday at the La Quinta Suites. Evelyn Rising, second vice president of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and a past president […]

Writing offers inspiration for former teacher

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Joan Clayton’s book, “Each Day is a Gift,” is available at Southwest Books and More in Portales and Master’s Books and Gifts in Clovis. Photo by Lisa Sonnenschein. By Gary Mitchell When Joan Clayton retired from teaching school several years ago, she felt her days of usefulness were all but over. How wrong she was. […]

never-neverland nightmare

it started out as a sweet innocent dream boss there i was lying in a field of swiss cheese somehow i had won the cheese manufacturers clearing house sweepstakes and the cheese patrol came knocking on my door then all of a sudden a green frog came riding across my dream on an ugly stickhorse […]

Keeping fit spiritually very important

By Judy Brandon I’m trying something new, and I really enjoy it. The thing is that I have been trying to exercise and the cardio cycling class at the college fits right into my schedule. The teacher is great, the people in the class are friends, and it’s a real uplifting experience. I just got […]

‘Ahnold’ back in stride

By Stacy Allen “Terminator 3” is an intriguing movie that even had me in a state of confusion. In some ways it follows the tradition of the older movies and at the same time it follows the same steps as recent computer-generated films, but in the end it is the Terminator pattern that hooked me. […]

Center offers trip to the musical past

By Angela Peacock Encouraging interaction between artists and the community is the objective behind Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Center. At the center visitors can see the largest Buddy Holly memorabilia collection anywhere as well as the continuously changing visual arts exhibitions. “The mission of the Buddy Holly Center is to be a catalyst for the advancement […]

Readers comment on movie, and a star

By David Stevens The newspaper receives a lot of anonymous letters. Usually, I read them and throw them away. We almost never publish unsigned letters. We even have a rule against publishing them. So what happens when an anonymous writer provides information that’s essential to our readers? I break the rule, of course. This letter, […]

Mother arrested when children found abandoned, malnourished

By Janet Bresenham By Janet Bresenham CNJ STAFF WRITER janet_bresenham@link.freedom.com A Clovis mother of two was arrested Saturday after police found her 8-month-old daughter abandoned, dehydrated and malnourished inside a travel trailer, police said. The baby, in critical condition late Saturday, was flown by medical helicopter to University Medical Center in Lubbock, said Clovis Police […]

Baxter-Curren Kitchen Band playing music the old-fashioned way

By Helena Rodriguez Fern Kwasigroch and Rachel Wallace could have a tough time pawning their musical instruments. They would probably have better luck using them to make macaroni salad or Angel food. After all, Kwasigroch plays the bundt cake pan, with the help of a fork, and Wallace is a master with the salt and […]

Day Trips — Don Harrington Discovery Center

By Angela Peacock Taking a trip across the universe is possible at Amarillo’s Don Harrington Discovery Center. Discovery Center Executive Director Ganesh Ganpat said the center is a private, non-profit organization which makes “science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and […]