May 1 Religion calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church Sunday school — 9:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Worship service — 10:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Men’s non-denominational bible […]

Friends arrive when unexpected

I was at a meeting recently where the subject was friendship. Much talk ensued about real vs. fake friends, acquaintances vs. friends, and other such roundabout conversation that never really got to the point. Later, I remembered a story my father told that taught me the true meaning of friendship. It also helps explain the […]

Clinton’s plan for greenhouse gases long shot

Freedom New Mexico At this week’s Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured 16 developed and developing nations that the U.S. will provide “political leadership necessary to achieve a successful outcome” at December’s U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Perhaps as a token of sincerity, she also apologized for […]

Mrs. New Mexico: We all make mistakes

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor She says she wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially little girls. “A lot of little girls don’t have a role model. I want to be that role model,” Clovis’ Noel Hunt said. And so, having sought a public spotlight and earned the Mrs. […]

City flu task force activated

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While health officials around the world evaluate the growing number of swine flu cases, officials in Clovis are planning for the possibility of an outbreak. As of Thursday, state health officials had yet to confirm what they termed to probable swine flu cases — one each in Valencia and […]

Division III athletic director seeks to make move up to ENMU

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Dick Kaiser, currently the athletic director at Division III Defiance College in Ohio, is one of four finalists for the same position at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — Dick Kaiser was asked how he’d be able to make the transition from Division III Defiance College to Division II […]

Jesus can see us through dark times

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I have heard news this last week of much sadness: a baby dies, a young man dying in the prime of life, and a young woman and man killed in car accident. I have no words of wisdom and pressed for words of comfort for these situations. I just know […]

May 1 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 23 through Wednesday: • Christopher Eric Mendoza, 21, to Kelly Lynn Prather, 20, both of Clovis • Richard Derek Thomas, 20, to Lindsay Christine Hale, 23, both of Clovis • Francisco Javier Sandoval, 21, of Hereford, Texas to Karla Robledo, 19, of Bovina, Texas […]

“I Love You, Mrs. Blackburn”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist One of the finest gifts pastors and authors and, for that matter, friends of many sorts, can do for us is to help us think new thoughts and learn new things. One of the most important ways they do that is by reminding us of old but true things […]

Amos the church mouse: the fat mouse dilemma

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i ve decided neverto talk to freddy the fleaanymore he called me a big fat mouse the otherday and made me mad so i called him askinny little tickbut somehow it didn thave the […]

Religion feature: Church fiesta features Hawaiian entertainment

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish’s annual fiesta includes games, food and live entertainment under the big tent. Freedom New Mexico Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is bringing the sights of Hawaii to Clovis for the annual Fiesta this weekend. The parish hosts the event each year as the church’s main […]

May 1 Religion digest

Free Indeed and Power Ministry is hosting a Word and Power Conference for men and women ages 13 and up from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 9. Speaker Sherri Wilson said the conference will cover the end of times and how to deal with the death of a loved one. Registration is free and […]

Dog owner fined, pet spared

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pet owner Dale Mattingly said he is relieved a judgment for a vicious dog citation he received orders him to pay a fine and fix his fence instead of executing his dog, Kujo. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer All things considered, Dale Mattingly believes a $100 fine and an […]

First person: Art gallery, frame shop owner retiring

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Woodall was the fourth woman to own Frame and Art Gallery. Linda Woodall, 62, was the fourth woman to own the Frame and Art Gallery. She owned the store for 12 years, longer than anyone else. But when it came time to retire, she was satisfied that she left […]

Press release: New Mexico has two more ‘probable’ swine flu cases

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that it is sending two more probable cases of swine flu to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing. The new samples are from a 14-year-old female and 15-year-old male both from Socorro County. The Department of Health previously reported […]

Health Department: Wash your hands

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state Department of Health is telling New Mexicans to wash their hands, practice good hygiene and don’t go to work or school if they feel sick. Right now, those are all the precautions they need against swine flu, Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil said Thursday.As of Thursday afternoon, New Mexico […]

School athletics back on again in Texas

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The University Interscholastic League has pulled a backflip. After being deluged with complaints about its decision Wednesday to cancel regional track meets amid swine flu concerns, the governing body for Texas high school athletics has rescheduled the state track meet to June 5-6 and reinstated the 20 preceding regional […]

Clovis Christian superintendent reinstated

CNJ Staff By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITER sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com The Clovis Christian School board reinstated Superintendent Steven Schultze Thursday after police cleared him of criminal wrongdoing in the arrest of a fugitive at his home. Board President Ben Wright said Schultze returns to work effective immediately. “With completion of a local law enforcement investigation we […]

Education Secretary and health officials discuss swine flu with state superintendents and charter school leaders

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Credit Cardholders’ bill of rights passes the house

Today, the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 357to 70. Rep. Ben Ray Luj