Faith: Lutheran church celebrates 75 years of history

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Longtime congregant Marcia Leavell arranges a tablecloth in the fellowship hall of Clovis’ Immanuel Lutheran Church in preparation for the church’s 75th anniversary celebration.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer When Rev. Carl Schmid of Albuquerque came to Clovis as a traveling missionary to lead a Lutheran service, five people attended and a mere $1 was collected. That was back in 1915, however, and it was the first step for what later became Clovis’ Immanuel Lutheran Church. That initial […]

Faith: What to say about ministry today

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist “Would you be willing to speak briefly to my seminary students?” In the weeks since one of my best friends and most capable colleagues made that request of me, along with eight or nine other ministers, a fine group whose quality I can only dilute, I’ve been pondering what to […]

Our People: Retiree ‘humbled, honored’ by award

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Elwyn Crume, poses with his wife, Patricia, on a trip to Alaska in 2007, was honored for his lifetime achievements and service and awarded a key to the city in September.

Elwyn Crume was born in Kenna in 1931. He graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in mathematics in August 1951. He graduated from Los Angeles College of Optometry in 1954 and served in the USAF Reserves for over 20 years, retiring as Lt. Colonel. He practiced optometry for 53 years. On Sept. 15, Crume […]

Terry: The show may go on without me

Never let it be said I didn’t play hurt. I just need steroids. Thanks to my arthritic back I spent an afternoon, night and early morning in a couple of the finest emergency rooms in the area. While my skepticism for the state of our health care insurance program slipped more than a few notches […]

NiekaStyle: Halloween dress-up fun for all

Halloween is about two weeks away and if you’re amongst the many who appreciate dressing up for the festivities, you may already have your costume picked out. But there are still some of us folks who will be scrambling at the last minute to find something if we don’t forget all together. The majority of […]

Borden: Cuff bracelets a topic on show

Information on dentistry for young adults and cooking with beans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Dr. J. Tim Rainey will talk about dentistry for young adults and what he means by the “$6,000 death spiral.” He believes dentistry should be transformed to […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; Noon pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment; Noon pinochle; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: […]

School menus — Oct. 16

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, chilled pears, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Ham and cheese on croissant, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast […]

Faith: Church hosting safety training seminar

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer It’s an ironic twist of fate when a church no longer feels safe. Michael Jones recognizes this, and that’s why Clovis’ Central Baptist Church is offering a solution for moments when places of worship are faced with danger. CBC will host a church safety and security training seminar for […]

Religion digest — Oct. 14

Church hosting prayer breakfast Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis will host its second community-wide men’s prayer breakfast from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Oct. 24. Author and theologian John David “J.D.” Walt is also scheduled to give a presentation entitled “Awaken.” Kingswood UMC Pastor Bill Case said although the event is geared toward men, […]

Faith: Magic isn’t foolproof — try trust

By Curtis Shelbune Religion columnist American magic. It’s a funny term, particularly when spoken by missionaries who deal with superstitions regularly. You just don’t expect them to look back across the Pond, smile, shake their heads indulgently, and say, “Yep, that’s American magic.” You see, magic, at its heart, has to do with manipulation. You […]

Faith: Try to be a blessing in someone’s life

By Patti Dobson Religion columnist People are placed in our lives for a reason. I’ve always believed that … we are supposed to learn from each other. One of my favorite quotes comes from Mother Teresa (so says the internet): “Some people come in our life as blessings. Others come in our life as lessons.” […]

Our People: Film extra gets new gig

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Foskey takes a selfie in uniform as an extra on the set of the  film “'Independence Day: Resurgence.”

Addison Foskey was born in California. He was raised in a small town in Texas. He and his family moved to New Mexico 12 years ago and reside in Clovis. Less than two years ago, Foskey was just your everyday handy man. In Clovis, he worked at ENMR-Plateau for 10 years. After that, he started […]

Terry: Nothing like the ‘dining experience’

Have you ever had a dining experience? Not just dinner with your sweetie but something that turned out to be more than just a meal out. The food itself may be great in a dining experience but there is usually more involved. Most of my “dining experiences” have occurred on trips. Maybe it’s not an […]

NiekaStyle: All shoes, jeans fair game

If you follow fashion, you probably already know that Paris fashion week was overshadowed by the Kim Kardashian robbery. I can’t imagine how scary it must have been to be showing off your fashions and accessories on social media during the day to having your life at risk and your most prized possessions taken by […]

Borden: Local shows healthy crock pot meals

Information on using slow cookers to prepare healthy meals, making card projects with coloring pages, and cooking with kale will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Connie Moyers is going to demonstrate using a slow cooker to prepare healthy meals, and she’ll show how […]

School menus — Oct. 9

Portales Elementary Monday: No School. Fall break. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cheese omelet with tortilla, apple juice. Lunch — Corn dog, baked beans, cucumbers, pears Wednesday: Breakfast — Benefit bar, cheese stick, applesauce, juice. Lunch — Frito pie, corn, grapes Thursday: Breakfast — Cheese filled bread stick, juice. Lunch — Pizza, steamed or fresh broccoli, apricots […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 9

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry paws; 1 p.m. line dance; Noon pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; Noon pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 […]

Faith: God is truly our heavenly father

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I heard a wonderful true story last week that personifies for each of us the words in Romans 8:15: “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we […]

Faith: ‘There’s an all-seeing eye watching you’

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist My tastes in music and my theology have certainly changed since then, but when I was a small child, my favorite song was one we sang occasionally at church (I’m very glad we don’t do that now) and pretty often at home (at my request). That’s another story, but, yes, […]