First responders get thanks on morning of anniversary

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna JohnsonCentral Baptist Church deacons, from left, Dwain Collins, George Shuckman and Fred Birdsong fix a plate for patrolman Tim Marshall of the Clovis Police. The church hosted a breakfast for law enforcement. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As the sun dawned on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, nearly two dozen […]

Ingenuity, intelligence no match for wisdom

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Just for fun I bid on some old school lunch boxes on eBay. Years ago Annie, John Scott and Buffy ate lunch everyday at school with Charlie’s Angels, The Dukes of Hazard and Holly Hobby. So I thought I would put in a bid for each one on eBay. Was […]

Voter ID cards awful waste of money

Ned Cantwell State Columnist Hollywood daydreamers sit around a conference table doing what they do best, daydreaming about the sitcom sensation that will shower upon them unfathomable wealth. Through the door you can hear this dialogue: I’ve got it. ER was huge. Let’s write one called DB. DB! Love it. Short for Detective Barney? Nah. […]

5/21 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. —Dance. (Music by Grupo Deseo) Please bring food. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.. — Fun walk; 12 p.m. — Luncheon. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. […]

5/14 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 11 a.m. — Sopapilla Luncheon. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. Refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m.. — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

5/7 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Senior center board of directors meeting; 11 a.m. — Senior membership meeting; noon — Refreshments. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood […]

4/30 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — Birthday cake. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. […]

4/23 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — indoor exercise Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — bingo; 1:30 p.m. — blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — […]

4/16 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — fun walk; noon — luncheon. Wednesday: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — bingo; 1:30 p.m. — blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 […]

3/19 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. No dance until April 30 Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks. 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Fun walk. Noon — Luncheon. Wednesday: 9:30-10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks. 1 p.m. — Bingo. 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. 2 p.m. Refreshments. […]

Take steps to protect against identity theft

Terry Blaschke: Guest Columnist Identity theft is the nation’s fastest-growing crime. More than 40,000 Americans reported incidents of identity theft during 2000, with more than half of the complaints involving credit card fraud, according to the Federal Trade Commission. That’s roughly one case of identity theft reported every 19 minutes. Identity thieves can strike at […]

3-12 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — blood pressure checks. 10 a.m. — health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — board of directors meeting. 11 a.m. — senior membership meeting. Noon — refreshments. 2 p.m. — indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — blood sugar checks. 1 p.m. […]

3/5 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance Tuesday: 9 a.m. to noon — Rightway Shoe Fair; 11 a.m. — Sopapilla luncheon; 2 p.m. — Refreshments Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. —10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 10:30 a.m.; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 […]

Nelson, Norman

Mr. Norman Wayne Nelson, 60, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1945, in Dothan, W. Va., to Herman and Belle Bragg Nelson. He married Layne Kegel Sept. 7, 1974, in North Miami, Fla. He moved to New Mexico from Pennsylvania 24 years ago. He […]

1/29 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance information. Tuesday: 10:30 — Indoor exercise. Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 5 p.m. — Social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 9 a.m. — Exercise; 10 a.m. — Art […]

1/22 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – Fun walk.12:00 – Luncheon-provided by Center Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — Refreshments. […]

1/15 Senior calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Dance to the music of Deseo. Please bring finger foods. Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 10:30 a.m. — Health issues with Margie; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. […]

Senior Happenings, School Menus, Honors, Anniversary

Senior Happenings La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for New Years Day Holiday Tuesday: 10:30 a. m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — Birthday cake and Mananitas. Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 […]

Gift cards can make fast food even faster

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McDonald’s and Sonic have launched pre-paid, debit-style cards for purchasing food. (Staff illustration: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The fast-food experience seems to be getting faster with the inception of a new payment option at two local restaurants. McDonald’s has launched The Arch Card, while Sonic is calling its version My Sonic […]

Oct. 23 week Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance; 7 p.m. — Medicare Part D in Spanish w/ Norman Martinez. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 10:30 a.m. — Health issues w/ Margie […]