Religion digest — Sept. 2

Lutheran league holds rally The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Pecos Zone Rally was held Saturday at Clovis’ Immanuel Lutheran Church, drawing women from six congregations and LWML district representatives from Colorado Springs. Pastor Emeritus Scott Blazek said retired U.S. Air Force Chaplain and Portales’ Faith in Christ Lutheran Church Pastor Gary Piepkorn gave a Gospel-centered […]

Worldly status means nothing to the Lord

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist We all are in need of God’s grace. Let me explain. It seems this summer I have seen an abundance of frogs around our house. Especially this week with the rains, I am expecting in influx around our patio door. Seeing all these frogs reminded me of the strange encounter […]

Animal friends among God’s best blessings

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I’ve tried to wait a bit before writing this column. Since one of my life achievements is excellence in procrastination, I’ve been successful, although on rare occasions I’ve even put off procrastinating. But I needed to wait. Some things are hard to keep in perspective. At the top of the […]

Senior Olympian building life plan

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Clovis resident Wendell Osborn participated in the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics in Roswell from July 13-16, winning several medals in various events.

Wendell Osborn was born and raised in Curry County and has lived in Clovis since 1959. He went to school 6 miles east of Broadview at a school that closed in 1957. He went to college for one year and then worked on the railroad for 5 years. When he wasn’t able to farm he […]

Terry: Living through renovation not like on TV

Life in a construction zone isn’t everything reality TV makes it out to be. On those half-hour shows where they’re remodeling or flipping a house, they always have a short deadline to add drama to the program. The homeowner or real estate flipper driving the Mercedes spends the first half of the program making changes […]

Borden: Get tips to cope with busy lives

Information on choosing a new sewing machine, making animal caricatures from papier mache, and salad making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Kerri Forrest represents Bernina Sewing Machine, and she sells sewing machines in her own business. She’s going […]

Hartsfield: Fashion changing with season

Labor Day is next week which means transitional dressing from summer to fall. At this time, you’re dabbling in both summer pieces and the protective styles for those chilly mornings. Although it’s not time to pull out your full on fall fashion, here are some cool transitional ideas and pieces to keep in mind to […]

Club notes — Aug. 28

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met on at 9:30 a.m. on July 13 at Muffley’s Backroom. The hostess was Sheri Lough. The meeting was spent finalizing plans for the flower show portion of the Curry County Fair. Fair books were distributed and changes from the previous year were reviewed. Encanto also welcomed new […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 27

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

School menu — Aug. 28

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Nacho chicken pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, assorted fresh fruit, whole-wheat roll, and fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast burrito. Lunch – Pepperoni […]

Faith: Torch officially passed to new pastor

Robert Grimes Jr.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com It’s been four months since the death of Bishop Charles Green, longtime pastor of Clovis’ First Church of God in Christ. The arrival of a new pastor — just two months before Green’s passing — is what church members are calling “crucial.” “Bishop Green was 85 years old,” said […]

Faith: Life isn’t always about ‘either’ and ‘or’

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist Life is not always an “either” or an “or” situation. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat, it too. Sometimes unexpected curves come as bundles, and these bundles, instead of weighing down your dream, give you resilience to reach them. Earlier this month, Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings […]

Faith: Trust in God when venturing into unknown

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist A fond memory of my childhood centers on the long drive in our ’54 sky blue Chevy to one of the little country churches in Missouri where Daddy used to preach on Sundays. We alternated between two churches from Sunday to Sunday because Daddy was considered a “half-time” preacher at […]

Faith: New age church is nothing new

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A very good friend just sent me an ad he saw for a new church in a city miles away from mine. I’ve long thought that, for city churches particularly, some seriously thought-out and well done advertising might be very good. In this case, an existing church is starting a […]

Our People: Working with students ‘rewarding’

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Regina Griego pauses for a photo with her husband, Gerald Griego.

Regina Griego was born and raised in Clovis. She teaches Sunday school class for 3-5-year-old kids at Clovis New Life Church. She is the secretary for the Wildcat football booster club, which she has been involved with for 3 years. Between work, teaching Sunday school and booster club, Griego describes it all as a whirlwind […]

Terry: Jim Thorpe real 1912 gold winner

Watching the televised Olympic hype over the last week and a half, one has to marvel at the money that flows around the games. Many of us grew up knowing the Olympic Games were reserved for amateurs and professionals weren’t allowed. That slowly changed over my lifetime culminating in the 1992 “Dream Team” from the […]

Hartsfield: Biker shorts are back

I never thought I’d see the day when one of my favorite childhood styles was trending — biker shorts. As strange as they may seem, they work for me. Short shorts aren’t for everyone nor are the loose, baggy ones. I think the last time I wore biker shorts regularly was when I was in […]

Borden: Learn to make Roman shades on show

Information on furniture refinishing and “Nuno” felting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Bruce Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and he’s going to show how to combine fresh ideas with old materials […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 21

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

On the shelves — Aug. 21

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library LaRose by Louise Erdrich wields a breathtaking narrative of a tragic accident resulting in one family giving their son to another to keep as their own. As the years pass and the mutual pain of both families eventually begins to heal, their tenuous peace […]