Keeping the dream alive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dr. Marsha K. Hardeman reminded the attendees of the 2008 Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast that Dr. King’s message has to be passed on to new generations in order to be effective. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Red, white and blue balloons hung in the air above the tables […]

Christians can celebrate with deep and genuine joy

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I hope you’re having a great Christmas. If our hearts are really prepared for it, it can be such a wonderful time. I know. A lot about the way our society “celebrates” Christmas is nothing to celebrate. In fact, as Andrew Greeley writes, some aspects of the sometimes-not-so-holy “holy-day” […]

12-9 Anniversaries

Ampey Clarence and Ruth Ampey of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Dec. 17, 1957, in Chicago. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He […]

11-25 Anniversary

Shiplet Lem and Josephine Shiplet of Clovis and formerly of San Jon will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007. A celebration will be held at a later date to be announced by their sons and wives. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1937, in Santa Rosa. They have two children, four […]

9-23 Birthday

Shafer Douglas Shafer of Portales will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Portales Memorial Building. The celebration will be hosted by his family. Shafer was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Dora. He has three children. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

Labor Day showcases workers’ pride

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist “The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on Sept. 5, 1883.” — U.S. Department of Labor Web […]

Events set to celebrate King legacy

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Various activities are planned by the Portales Cultural Affairs Committee to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision and struggles to achieve a dream of nonviolence and equality in the world. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. today with a commemorative march. Used as a medium for […]

Dreams on display

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India Cooper of James Bickley Elementary School finished first in the Clovis Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school poster contest, sponsored by organizers of the city’s annual observance. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) The essays below were the winning entries in an essay contest sponsored by organizers of the 15th annual Clovis Community-Wide Observance of […]

Stories shape human existence

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I was rather surprised to overhear recently a comment to the effect that “we do not celebrate Christmas because it is not in the Bible.” The comment was made on the morning of Dec. 24. Today, as most liturgical churches celebrate Epiphany, it seems like a good time to share […]

Birthdays 7/11

The following people celebrate birthdays today: • Gina Chavez • Dana Martinez • Brandon Moore • Francesca Sanchez • Kelsi Shough Birthday information must be submitted to KTQM by noon the day preceding the birthday, and on noon Thursday for birthdays on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Fax 769-0197, e-mail ktqm@plateautel.net or mail to P.O. […]

5/21 Anniversaries

Jacoby John and Mary Jacoby of Clovis will celebrate their 50th anniversary at 11 a.m. on June 3 at their home. The celebration will be hosted by the Jacoby children and their families. The couple married on June 3, 1956, in Clovis. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a retired […]

2/12 Birthdays

McElroy Mildred J. McElroy of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday Tuesday. The celebration will be hosted by her family. She was born Feb. 14 ,1916, in Causey.

Don’t take Halloween away from 4 feet candy raiders

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The time is coming, and is indeed now upon us, when goblins and ghosties, black cats and Harry Potters, Disney princesses and superheroes, will prowl the streets and gather booty, threatening us at our very doors and proving once again that, even in our own homes, we are not safe from […]

9/9 Religion Digest

Bishop being honored with birthday ball The bishop at First Church of God in Christ has many blessings to celebrate at the upcoming Evening Ball his congregation has planned for him. Bishop W.C. Green is being honored with the special event to celebrate his 75th birthday. Dianne Nance, first administrator at the church, said he […]

Freedom, history mark celebration of Juneteenth

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Monecia Connerly, 10, left, and Shawndrika O’neal enjoy the talent show during the Juneteenth Extravaganza Saturday at Potter’s Park in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer With temperatures in the upper 90s, many area neighborhood children were keeping cool at the swimming pool at Potter’s Park as part of the […]

6/12 Anniversaries

Gaedke Billy and Phyllis Gaedke of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 28, 2005. The couple was married on May 28, 1955, in Lincoln, Neb. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force. She is retired from the Air Force civil service. Townson James and Frances Townson of Melrose will celebrate their 40th […]

Achieving goals better late than never

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Dear Family, friends, fans and foes: You are cordially invited this twentieth day of May two thousand and five to celebrate a milestone in the life of Helena Amanda Rodriguez — her first all-out, no-holds nervous breakdown — at 4 o’clock today (We knew spelling out the dates and times […]

¡Celebramos el Cinco de Mayo!

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “The Fifth Of May,” commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It has become increasingly popular in the U.S. among those with a Hispanic background. It’s celebrated by family and friends through Mexican culture […]

Is Christmas about economic gains or religion?

Freedom Newspapers To frame the discussion over how much of Christmas’ religious aspects should flow into everything from individual holiday greetings to what activities government should fund, it would be easy to say the debate is not over the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth, how large a role Santa Claus has come to play and […]

America’s veterans have earned this day

Freedom Newspapers We celebrate Veterans Day on a Thursday this year, in cheerful (or reverent) defiance of the modern mania for leeching holidays of anything resembling historical significance in favor of enthusiasm for three-day weekends. It is altogether fitting and proper — and a tribute to veterans and those who support them — that we […]