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Former school teacher Becky Hahn is celebrating her journey to weight loss. She was born in Albuquerque and raised in Los Lunas. In 1994, she graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and started teaching for Clovis schools. After retiring from the school system in 2010, Hahn decided she wanted to lose weight. Over the course […]

Terry: Content to see where actors get their 15 minutes

We’re all supposed to get our 15 minutes of fame. As for myself, I’ll be content with being in the place where others attained their 15 minutes of fame. With the first trailer out for the locally filmed movie “Hell or High Water,” formerly “Comancheria,” I got to thinking about the places I’ve been where […]

Hartsfield: Chokers, bells on comeback

If you’re into trends, there are a few cute styles that you may want to try on this spring/summer. For starters, exposing your clavicle is a big hit. Off-the-shoulder tops have made their comeback this season. Pair them with matching shorts or your favorite cutoff jeans and you’ll be right on target. What else is […]

Borden: Creating quilt fabrics featured

Information on songbirds, using stamps and inks to make quilts, and changes in kitchens will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Ray Pawley is a retired curator with the Chicago Zoological Parks. He’s going to talk about the outdoor feeding […]

On the shelves — May 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Those Who Hold Bastogne by Peter Schrijvers, donated in memory of William Toliver, is a dramatic account of the biggest Battle of the Bulge encounter between Germans and Americans in the strategically located town of Bastogne. Emerging from the German assault that ultimately hastened […]

Club notes — May 15

Altrusa Club of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis and Portales hosted the 61st Altrusa District Ten Conference at the Days Inn & Suites May 5-7. This year’s conference theme was “Picture Your Future in Altrusa,” bringing together Altrusans from clubs in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah for educational workshops and fun. There are 13 Altrusa […]

School menus — May 15

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, chilled pears. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Cooks choice Thursday: Breakfast — Cooks choice . […]

Senior calendar — May 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Ruidoso Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: Ruidoso Trip; 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Blood pressure; 8 a.m. […]

Sweet spell of success

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Clovis Christian Schools eighth-grader Ariel Kokoricha is making her second trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Spelling Bee May 22-27. This is the final year of eligibility for Kokoricha, who has won the state bee twice, finished third once and finished fourth two other times.

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Ariel Kokoricha doesn’t have any favorite words. But a few least favorites come quickly to mind for New Mexico’s national spelling bee representative: Lenitive (a laxative), and Cheshire (both a European country and an “Alice in Wonderland” cat). Those words? They’re some of the rarest in the English language […]

Opinion: Bible offers good advice for graduates

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist These days graduation commencements abound and so do commencement speakers. We hear from great business leaders, celebrities, actors, activists, and politicians offering advice to students graduating from college. Yet, in spite of their celebrity and renown, some offer old worn out platitudes, like “work hard,” “dream big,” “follow your inner […]

Opinion: Found a good measuring stick for character

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I wasn’t looking for anything profound, just enjoying a good book, a great story, and a quiet meal when I stumbled across a little nugget of wisdom. Sometimes what is profoundly wise reaches out and grabs us unexpectedly. Well, yes, we think, that is so true, so true that we’re […]

Club notes — May 8

Curry County Ed Retirees CCAER met May 3 at K-Bob’s Restaurant, where President LaNell Leatherwood welcomed our guest speaker, Charley Zeni, association member benefits advisor (AMBA). Mr. Zeni presented many of the benefits available through AMBA. Though the benefits aren’t for everyone, two of the benefits most utilized by members are MASA (Medical Air-Services Association) […]

Senior calendar — May 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. Memorial service; 5:15 business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: Ruidoso Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: Ruidoso Trip; 9 a.m. […]

Borden: Inkblot designs on upcoming show

Information on creating backgrounds on cards, succulent plants, using clayboard will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Diane Tunnell is an Independent Demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!, and she’s going to demonstrate how to use a brayer to apply ink to […]

School menus — May 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch- Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy green beans, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Mini soft tacos, salsa, spanish rice, refried beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Cheese enchiladas, spanish rice, refried […]

On the shelves — May 8

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Perdita by Hilary Scharper presents a ghostly and gothic mystery. Marged Brice may really be 134 years old, or perhaps a confused little old lady. As Garth Hellyer’s work leads him to find the oldest person living, he reads through Marged’s journals and learns […]

Hartsfield: Fashion’s future is here

The 2016 Met Gala has come and gone, but the fashion at this year’s event is still being talked about. For those of you that aren’t familiar, the Gala was once called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, which is a fundraising event. Each year there’s a theme at the […]

Terry: Thanks, Mom, for the lessons

It’s easy to think that mothers aren’t doing a very good job today. For the most part I don’t think that’s true, the real problem is that our world has become an extremely complex place to grow up and being a mother is sometimes a lot harder job than it was. Not that being a […]

Fighting the good fight

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Isidro Castillo is a boxing promoter in Hobbs, but is known around the state and is organizing a boxing event in Clovis May 14.

Isidro Castillo is a third generation boxer from Hobbs. He began fighting in 1979 until May 1996, when he sustained brain damage and respiratory problems from a storage tank accident at an oil refinery. He said he was unconscious, but was revived. He has three brothers and three sisters. He was a single father for […]

Locals unite for day of prayer

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The Clovis High School choir performs the national anthem during the Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard’s posting of the colors at this year’s National Day of Prayer event.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com No matter the religious background, citizens across the nation united on Thursday with one thing in common — prayer. The 65th annual National Day of Prayer brought individuals together for uplifting services and events throughout the country. On a local level, Clovis’ National Day of Prayer observance drew a […]