Faith: Freedom Ranch hosting Good Friday observance

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Royce Shivers, a member of the Lighthouse Mission’s Men’s Discipleship Program, helps set up chairs for the Good Friday service at Freedom Ranch.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Local pastors, nonprofit organizations and community members will gather at Freedom Ranch tonight to observe Good Friday. As Easter approaches, many churches are in the midst of the three-day period known as Triduum, which began with Holy Thursday and ends with Easter Sunday. Good Friday, which falls right in […]

Opinion: New life brings present hope

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Three words say a lot. “We had hoped …” And they point to three more. “But not now.” Cleopas and his companion were walking on the road to Emmaus, a little village seven miles from Jerusalem, when they were joined by another traveler. “What are you talking about?” he’d asked. […]

Opinion: Resurrection major message of Easter

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist This Good Friday we are looking forward to Sunday and the significance of Jesus’ overcoming death and the grave. Some great and noteworthy spiritual truths emerge from the characters surrounding the resurrection story. Before Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem, he told the disciples to go into the village, find a donkey […]

Retiree, family go the distance

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Keith Ingram says being on two wheels is part of his perfect day. Ingram poses with his motorcycle.

Keith Ingram is a former professional broadcaster with radio and TV work in Clovis, Lubbock, Amarillo and Abilene, Texas. He was in the family petroleum business for approximately 30 years. They were Phillips 66/Diamond Shamrock Oil and Gas Marketers. In 1986, he was elected to the Clovis Board of Education and, while on that board, […]

Terry: Superheroes truly never die

It’s truly amazing what God can do with things that humans often look on as broken. Take my good friend Daniel, for instance. He was born in a body many would consider broken and not worth much. He never accepted that, though, and didn’t let his developmental disabilities determine where he would go in life […]

Hartsfield: Collections not just for show

I acquired a collection of mix matched porcelain tea sets from my mother. One set of cups was passed down from my maternal grandmother, another from a garage sale my mom crept upon years ago and the third from a catalog she ordered when I was a kid. She gave them to me a couple […]

Borden: Bring nature to mantle, bookcase

Information on ways to update your home, how to embroider on stretchy fabrics and ways to decorate a mantle or bookcase will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Bruce Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax, and he’s going to show […]

Club notes — March 20

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met March 8 at the Dakota Steakhouse. Members voted to donate $100 to Relay for Life. President Judy Jennings asked members for ideas on increasing membership. Rube Render discussed upcoming elections, including three county commission positions. Curry County Clerk position has three running for the position. Treasurer, Debbie Spriggs, is […]

On the shelves — March 20

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton weaves the story of Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby who arrive in remote Alaska, only to learn that Ruby’s father has died in a catastrophic accident. Convinced he is still alive, mother and daughter grow increasingly […]

School menus — March 20

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Egg breakfast wrap. Lunch- Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast-Chicken biscuit. Lunch- Turkey and cheese wrap, sliced tomatoes, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Donut. Lunch- Breaded pork chop, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, veggie slices and […]

Senior calendar — March 20

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; 8:45 […]

Opinion: Jesus shed His blood for all humanity

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I heard a remarkable story that has a parallel for this Easter season. More than a half century ago, a young single British nurse served her country faithfully in WWII. She had proven herself to be a loyal and fearless nurse who witnessed the unimaginable as the wounded Britain troops […]

Opinion: Too much political TV leads to soul heartburn

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Confession is “good for the soul.” So I confess: I’ve been watching too much political TV. And that leads to soul heartburn. It’s one thing to want some information. We do, after all, have a big election coming up. Yea, verily, presidential. Surely is looking like I’ll be holding my […]

Faith: Cannon chaplain retiring

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com After 31 and a half years of service, Lt. Col. John Kenyon is retiring as 27th Special Operations Wing chaplain at Cannon Air Force Base. Kenyon, the chaplain at Cannon since 2013, will be honored with an intimate gathering in early April and will officially retire July 1. Kenyon […]

Hospitality personal value of hotel owner

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Dhawal Jariwala sky diving from 12,000 feet in Fiji in 2010.

Dhawal Jariwala grew up in the town of Surat, Gujrat in India with one sibling, his brother, Rabi Jariwala. His parents, father Nitin Kumar Jariwala and late mother, Bhishmaben Jariwala, moved to the United States in 2001 following Dhawal Jariwala, who came to the States in 1999 to achieve a degree in BS Chemical Engineering […]

Terry: Being comfortable in your own skin refreshing

You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money Love like you’ll never get hurt You’ve got to dance like nobody’s watchin’ It’s gotta come from the heart if you want it to work. “Come From the Heart” Susanna Clark and Richard Leigh Kathy Mattea made that song a hit in 1989 after Don […]

Borden: Tulip marker how-to’s on coming show

Information on using a new resin product, cooking and baking with coconut flour and decorating items with new fabric markers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Designer and crafter Ann Butler will show how to use Envirotex Light to […]

Senior calendar — March 13

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts; Thursday: 8 […]

Hartsfield: Style can be catchy

I’m back! Thank you to everyone who welcomed the newest member of my family. Transitioning from maternity style back to the usual wardrobe is an adjustment for any mother. My editor even said since I’ve been away he’s noticed a lot of shabby dressers. I highly doubt anyone’s style has been effected by my hiatus. […]

Club notes — March 13

Peanut Valley Toastmasters Peanut Valley Toastmasters held their weekly meeting at the KENW Broadcast Center on March 3 at 7 p.m. Newest member Bailey Decker presented her icebreaker speech and won the award for best speaker. Member Drake Davidson also presented his speech for the upcoming international speech competition titled “But, It Doesn’t Have Me.” […]