Local churches put own spin on Halloween

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Tyler Bridges, a member of the 21st Street Church of Christ, practices his magic tricks Friday afternoon in preparation for the church’s SHINE Fall Festival being held today. Pastor Larry Tittle said the event will include themed rooms, such as the magic room, but the church tries to take the […]

Religion digest — Oct. 28

Church having holiday event Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 West 21st, is having its first Truth and Treat event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Parables from the Bible will be presented in a western style. After each parable, treats will be distributed.

Thursday morning briefing: Fair warning, holiday closing and finding the Titanic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Fair warning Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clovis police will be operating a DWI checkpoint somewhere within the city. Officers will be targeting drunk drivers. Holiday closing Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be closed on Monday for Labor Day. The […]

Child Sense: Creating a keepsake of your summer memories

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer holidays can seem like they go on forever, and when they end, it’s very easy for little kids to forget all the exciting things they did. By creating a memory keepsake, you will be able to help your child remember and also produce a keepsake for years to come. Tactile children […]

Meaning of Cinco de Mayo lost

Happy Cinco de Mayo. I am your Cinco de Mayo myth-buster. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday. It’s a Mexican-American holiday, and prior to the recent commercialization of Cinco de Mayo by cerveza and taco peddlers, Cinco de Mayo is not a holiday that was celebrated only in Mexico. […]

Education digest — Feb. 17

Schools closed for holiday The following area schools are closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day: • Clovis Municipal Schools • Eastern New Mexico University • Melrose Municipal Schools • Clovis Christian School • Portales Municipal Schools

a view from under the pew: the holiday cheese run-off

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on a computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the holiday cheese run-off boss i guess you heardabout my holiday […]

Education column: Internet hosts holiday-themed educational opportunities

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools With kids out of school for the holidays, homes are most likely a bit more lively than usual. In case you’re looking for some educational support that’s fun and holiday-oriented, here are some Internet some to try for diversion: • http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/index.shtml — over 150 free homemade Christmas craft projects, with […]

Lighthouse Mission hosting holiday dinner

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission will be hosting its annual holiday meal noon Thursday. Director Jerri Gomez said the meal will include shank ham and all the fixings including homemade bread. Gomez said the meal is for the underprivileged, disabled, elderly and those who don’t have family to share the holidays with. The meal is […]

Peace during holiday chaos possible

Karl Terry Peace at Christmas can mean a lot of different things to each of us. A Facebook posting from a high school classmate this week asked the question of her friends, What was at the top of our prayer list these days? I noticed that more than half the answers that came back mentioned […]

Shop owners say holiday profits mixed

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Betty Mullins of Clovis makes an adjustment Friday to her display of crosses at Main Street Crafters Mall. Mullins has been displaying her craft for the past 10 years and said “I sell more during Christmas and this Christmas has been better than the last.” Alisa Bowell According to many […]

Ticket feature: Resident hosting charity light display

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A light show at 1024 Jeanie Drive includes holiday music and 7,000 lights. Freedom New Mexico With 7,000 lights and Christmas music, visitors can take part in the holiday spirit. A holiday display at 1024 Jeanie Drive in Clovis is lit 7-9 p.m. nightly through Christmas for people to enjoy. […]

Press Release: Clovis schools holiday schedule

On Friday, December 17th, classes at Clovis Schools will end at 11:30 a.m. for elementaryschools, 12:00 p.m. (noon) for secondary schools, and school offices will close at 2:00 p.m. All other Clovis Schools offices such as the Administration Office, Student Support Center,Maintenance, and Transportation will also close at 2:00 p.m. For the remainder of the […]

Holidays about embracing those closest to us

Freedom New Mexico The end-of-the-year holiday season is intended to be a celebratory time, but there are more than 12 days’ worth of issues, situations and pressures that increase stress levels for many people. Last week, a team of University of Missouri health experts offered some tips for coping with seasonal sourness to help, as […]

Holiday luncheon set

The Causey Community Holiday Luncheon is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Causey Community Building. Meat, bread and drinks are provided. Attendees are asked to bring salads, other vegetables and desserts.

Military mama: Holiday shopping with you in mind

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The holidays make me acutely aware of all the special people in my life, even those that have moved to other bases or are back in my hometown. All of those mental associations that are normally tucked nicely in my subconscious spill over as I scour the aisles for presents. When I shop, I hunt. […]

a view from under the pew: the holiday sudoku maze

By Gary Mitchel: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew

Ticket feature: ENMU hosting holiday concert Friday

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Courtesy photo A free holiday concert is being offered Friday night at Eastern New Mexico University’s Mainstage. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hosting its annual holiday concert Friday. Featuring the symphonic band, chamber singers and university singers, the concert is a mixture of holiday music choices and includes an audience sing-a-long of […]

Wind should not ruin holiday

Curtis K. Shelburne I wish the wind would let up. I don’t like it. I can deal fairly well with hot or cold, rain or shine, and just about as many varieties of weather as you care to mention. (Okay, I admit that I don’t care for swamp weather: 90-plus degrees and 90-plus humidity. Given […]

Press release: Holiday season increases opportunity for thefts

Every Holiday Season there are several reported vehicle and home burglaries in which the victim’s property was targeted as a crime of opportunity. Doors to vehicles and homes had been left unlocked by the victims and the burglars were looking for such unsecured property as an easy opportunity to steal. The other issue is that […]