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, […]

Religion feature: Pastors weigh in on pulpit politics

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Clovis pastors gather Thursday morning at the Lighthouse Mission to discuss community events and touch on the limits of their churches’ involvement in politics during the monthly Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance meeting.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Since the 1950s, the Internal Revenue Service has regulated churches’ involvement in politics as tax-exempt organizations. But as the U.S. presidential race heats us, so do church-hosted political events and rallies. With the recent proposal of a federal bill and a nationwide movement supported by thousands of pastors, the […]

Our People: Outdoorsman follows military footsteps

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Sebastian Best unwraps a gift in 2015 on Christmas at his uncle’s house.

Sebastian Best was raised in the small town of Camden in the woods of Upstate New York. He grew up with his grandparents and enjoyed the outdoors, which was a big part of his life. Best enjoys hunting, fishing and hiking. He joined the United States Air Force in 2012. He will have been stationed […]

Terry: Shaving’s no fun, but better than alternative

Column ideas come on me in the strangest places. Take, for instance, this week’s idea that hit me while I was staring in the mirror as I got ready to shave. Did I really want to shave? No, but some sort of sense of responsibility required it. What about the younger guys who maintain the […]

NiekaStyle: Mom jeans have street style

I never thought I’d see the day when mom jeans were made popular, and you don’t have to be a mom to wear them. Believe it or not, these jeans debuted their comeback around 2014. What are they? The best way to describe these denims are women’s jeans of a style that were regarded as […]

Borden: Author shares healthy food tips

Information on using Paintstiks to make Exotica quilt blocks and building a whole food/healthy kitchen will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Laura Murray is a quilter, teacher and author, and she’s going to demonstrate using Paintstiks in a one, two and three layer […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 2

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; 5:30 p.m. bowl-a-thon potluck 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: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; […]

School menus — Oct. 2

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, sliced tomatoes, chilled pears, whole wheat roll, assorted fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Mini tacos and salsa, spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit and veggie bar […]

On the shelves — Oct. 2

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden weaves together mystery, romance and a touch of faith against the backdrop 1897 Boston. Pursuing Stella West’s talent for years, Romulus White believes her illustrations will propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry. Sparks fly when […]

Faith: Rap group brings its word to Clovis

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Bryann Trejo, main rapper and singer of Kingdom Muzic ministry, performs at Portales’ Lindsey Park in May.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com When Clovis residents Norie and James Medina saw a music ministry perform in May in Portales, the husband and wife discovered something unexpected — a newfound appreciation for rap music. “I am not usually into rap,” Norie Medina said. “I honestly can’t understand it, and I didn’t understand why […]

Faith: Scripture sampling for peace and hope

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist If you are a Christian, do you worry? Are you facing a difficult challenge in your life and you spend your time worrying? Have you found that what the world offers for comfort does not bring lasting peace? Do you need answers that are enduring, dependable, complete and true? John […]

Faith: Let me introduce you to Lancelot Andrewes

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Lancelot Andrewes. Recognize the name? Probably not. But Lancelot Andrews (1555-1626) was Bishop of Winchester (Church of England), a member of the committee of scholars whose task it was to produce the King James Version of the Bible, and “probably contributed more to that work than any other single person.” […]

Professor’s music skills claim to fame

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Right: Schwartz and his wife, Marian, and son, Thallan, left, at the ENMU Mother's Day Brunch in May in the CUB Ballroom. He said his son enjoys posing for photos.

Richard Schwartz is originally from Cherry Hill, Pennsylvania. As a college student, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. Professionally, some of his most memorable highlights were the honors of sharing the stage with many well-known performers including Johnny Mathis, Ray […]

Terry: Bonfire cause of more than front warming

The text message about a fire at the fairgrounds came in just as I sat down to write a column. Reporter’s reflexes caused me to grab for the camera bag behind my chair and I actually stood up before the light bulb came on in my brain. It was homecoming week and there was a […]