As new season kicks off, glory days remembered

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George Powell, an employee with Clovis Municipal Schools, cuts grass on Thursday afternoon at Leon Williams Stadium as Clovis football players John Props, right, and Terrance Walker walk to practice. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Steve Graham took over a Clovis High football program in 1959 that had suffered years […]

Christmas overcomes Scroogey feelings

Helena Rodriguez I was feeling a little Scroogey just before Thanksgiving and had an if-I-can-only-get-through-the-holidays attitude. But the day after Thanksgiving, I got a burst of energy and decided to put up the Christmas tree. Once we started, my dad, who was also determined to be a Scrooge, was inspired, too. He took to the […]

Like, do first impressions matter, dude?

LIKE, DO FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER, DUDE? “First impressions matter. One is a fool to think otherwise.” So wrote former Houston minister Bill Love. As I read Bill’s words, I thought about an interesting first meeting I had with my wife’s niece’s then-boyfriend who was welcomed to the table a few years ago at Thanksgiving. May […]

Cannon officers serve airmen

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Above: 27th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Robert Yates carves turkey for the Thanksgiving meal Thursday at The Pecos Trail on Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The top leadership of Cannon Air Force Base and their families turned out Thursday to carve turkey […]

Base thankful for safe return of personnel

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Staff Sgt. Monnie Evans of the 27th Security Forces and his wife Kristi Evans sing “Come, Ye Thankful People Come” together during Tuesday’s Thanksgiving service at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ photo: Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As airmen gathered Tuesday evening for a Thanksgiving service at the […]

Memories of Thanksgiving

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for favorite Thanksgiving memories. Some responses: “Our most memorable Thanksgiving was three years ago, when three friends of mine and I volunteered at the Salvation Army to help feed the less fortunate from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. While we were there doing that, my […]

How truly blessed are you?

Clyde Davis What are the aspects of your life which cause you to feel gratitude? When you take something for granted, how do you get past that feeling and remember how truly blessed you are? Is there more to this approaching holiday than stuffed turkey, pumpkin pie and football? Many people in diverse cultures have […]

Senior Calendar 11/23

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise; noon — Thanksgiving luncheon. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: Closed Thanksgiving Day. Daily Activities: Closed. Baxter-Curren Hall 908 […]

Church celebrates 50 years of serving turkey

By Helena Rodriguez PORTALES — Forty roasted turkeys, 24 tubs of dressing, 250 pumpkin pies, 80 gallons of green beans, 500 apples, 100 stalks of celery and 14 gallons of cranberry sauce. Sounds like enough to feed an army — or about 1,400-plus hungry people expected to attend the 50th annual First United Methodist Church […]