Reading E-mail? Scam-sniffing skill required

Curtis Shelburne
Columnist

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Since a long time before the biblical patriarch Jacob conned his blind old father Isaac, and thus shafted his brother Esau, a nose for the tell-tale smell of a scam has been a serious asset in this fallen world. Why should we be surprised in this e-mail and internet age […]

Adult swim: Many find it’s never too late to start learning

By Tonya Jameson The Charlotte Observer The moment brings laughter now, but it sure wasn’t funny then. Michelle Simmons swam to the middle of the deep end at the YMCA pool and froze. She was too tired to go all of the way to the wall. She was too scared to turn around and swim […]

Hymns get better with age

Karl Terry

By Karl Terry Local columnist I have a ragged songbook in the bookshelf next to my computer at home that has a first copyright three years before I was born. Anything between my birth date and the days Christ walked the Earth is pretty old, and we’ll just leave it at “this is a pretty […]

Black Hills chock full of surprises

By Clyde Davis Local columnist I was surprised, though not too surprised, at the number of people I know who have been there, particularly on motorcycles. “There” is the Black Hills, including Mount Rushmore, and it’s not really much of a surprise because it’s really not too far. If you were without children and got […]

Club notes — July 20

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club held a July 9 meeting at Muffley’s Back Door. After a short business meeting which included acknowledgment of a letter from Clovis Parks and Recreation thanking us for our gift of $50 toward a new park tree and refreshments furnished by Bobbi Lyons, the meeting revolved around our participation in […]

Senior happenings — July 20

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); […]

Bathroom remodeling featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on relieving pain in three seconds, interesting facts about grapefruit and remodeling bathrooms will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Dr. Daniel Marez, a doctor of Oriental medicine, and has written a book on relieving pain in three seconds. He’s going to […]

On the shelves — July 20

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Mandela: In Celebration of a Great Life by Charlene Smith re-examines the life of Nelson Mandela, the South African statesman who was prepared to sacrifice comfort, status, and even life in spursut of a cause he believed in and whose sacrifices changed the lives of millions. […]

Highland Baptist collects school supplies for less fortunate in area

Staff photo: Vanessa Kahin
Debbie Montoya, homeless shelter manager for Lighthouse Mission, inspects donated school supplies Thursday at the Lighthouse. The supplies are distributed to children in the area.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com He’s only been pastor of Highland Baptist Church for three months — but Kevin Welborn is already involved in the church’s years’ old tradition of helping local children in need get a solid start on the school year. For years, Highland Baptist has helped collect school supplies, and this […]

Jesus the driver on road of life

By Judy Brandon Local columnist Have you ever taken some common event in your life for granted? I have often taken my days for granted and even at times pined that life was not more exciting. Then there are those times when because of a devastating experience, a good measure of awareness in our lives […]