Religion digest: Church hosting Valentine’s fundraiser

Church hosting Valentine’s fundraiser First Christian Church is hosting a Valentine’s Day fundraiser to raise money for its youth program, according to a news release. The fundraiser includes a catered Italian dinner and a concert by musical group The Texan’s. Tickers are $15 per person for dinner and concert and $10 per person for concert […]

For Valentine’s, think outside box

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist I would encourage you, if you are reading this, to begin thinking about Valentine’s Day, and to think beyond the box. What can you give the special person in your life that is unusual, creative, and unique? One of the gifts which my wife gave me for Christmas kind of […]

Love on the blog

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Feb. 8 – My Valentine

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Second Lt. Erin Retzler talks with eight-year-old David Hernandez at Mesa Elementary School Friday as he draws on his card to send to deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hernandez said the troops need Valentine’s Day cards “because they love.”

Make this Valentine’s Day memorable one

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Noting that other columnists had done so, I recently had my own newspaper photo updated. The truth was, that the older copy, six years old, had never looked much like me to begin with. I was always just short of surprised when a reader recognized me on the basis of […]

Hearts and flowers: Local gift shops braced for holiday rush

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Cindy Tarango orders Valentine’s Day balloon bouquets for her five children Monday afternoon at Katie’s Flowerland. “I wanted them to feel extra special. They’ve been extra good this year,” Tarango said. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Just as lovers monopolize Valentine’s Day, so do certain gifts. Giving greeting cards, candy, […]

Valentine traditions fading

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Speaking of February, I’m reminded of that old Valentine that says, “Never fall in love with a girl from behind,” which doesn’t say much for clever love messages or the absolute truth that a girl in hand is worth two in the bush. But it does say something about how […]

Take time out to love yourself this Valentine’s Day

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local columnist TUCUMCARI — When you are trying to quit smoking, everyone lights a cigarette. When you’re on a massive diet, the only trucks that ramble by are owned by Sara Lee. And when, like I am, you are moving 1,942 miles to the West Coast and leaving behind five goats, a […]

2/10 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the search for st valentine boss i realize that it will soon be valentine s day and the other day i wanted […]

Commercializing love obscures meaning

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Tuesday is V-Day, a holiday like Christmas that started out as a religious observation but has been turned into a commercial campaign in which we’re told to buy our affection from others. Know what I mean? Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Say “I love you” with roses, but keep […]