Engagements 5/2 – Williams-Foster

Williams-Foster Rod and Tana Williams of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bobbi Williams of Clovis, to Brandon Foster of Lazbuddie, Texas, son of D.H. Foster of Lazbuddie. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on May 22, 2004, at the Texico Baptist Church. The reception will be at Texico […]

Billy the Kid — Outlaw’s authenticity no issue for museum

By Michelle Seeber, Freedom Newspapers Tourist destinations at Fort Sumner certain they have the correct body in the proper grave. Fort Sumner’s Lula Sweet is pretty adamant that Bill the Kid rests below the ground not far from where she works. Sweet, wife of Don Sweet and mother of Tim Sweet, all of whom own […]

Film review: ‘The Punisher’ violent yet entertaining

By Ben Kessler, CNJ Staff Writer As a comic book collector, I have looked forward to movies like this since X-Men showed that a comic book movie didn’t have to be based around a weightlifter in green paint. The Punisher was not a comic book I followed closely, since Frank Castle was a regular guy […]

Genuine Worship Is Not a Matter of Externals

By Curtis K. Shelburne Most of us know that our lives are not made up of continuous “mountain top” spiritual experiences. We have valleys, plateaus, and lots of days when we are called simply to hike onward and just put one foot in front of the other, when the order of the day is simply […]

Outdoor activities most popular

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for favorite warm-weather activities. Some responses: “Nothing in this world makes me happier then being in one of my junk cars, running down the highway listening to ’60s music and hearing the rumble of the exhaust and feeling the warmth of the sun on my […]

Web sites offer insight into Bible, Christianity

By Tom DiFrancesca III Christianity — a word used to describe folks who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ of Nazareth. A relationship that is based solely on faith — for you see, Jesus walked the earth more than 2000 years ago. Up until 9/11, Christianity was pretty much bashed by anyone and everyone […]

Meditation more than a practice of the ’70s

By Clyde Davis, columnist This column deliberately stayed away from anything spiritually focused during the recent Lenten/Easter season. It wasn’t that I didn’t see this as vital. It was simply that, especially with the Friday religious pages’ focus, it seemed that there would be enough coverage for the spiritual aspect of life — that is, […]

Weddings 4/25 — Parham

Parham Tami Myers of Melrose and Jeffrey Parham of Hobbs were joined in marriage on April 9, 2004, at the home of the bride’s parents in Melrose. The Rev. Mitchell Gray performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Elaine Myers of Melrose. She is the granddaughter of Annie Willis of […]

Anniversaries 4/25 — Greer

Greer Jerry and Wynette Greer of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The couple was married on April 21, 1954, in Tucumcari. They have three children; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. They are retired business owners. Invitations have been sent.

Engagements 4/25 — Roach-Phipps, Ford-Baldock

Roach-Phipps Audie and Dori Roach of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, April Roach of Clovis, to Ben Phipps of Clovis, son of Bill and LeeEllen Phipps of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on May 29, 2004, at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. The reception will be […]

Draper named Pintores Artist of the Month for April

Teddy Draper, Pintores Artist of the Month for April and Pintores Art Club Scholarship Recipient for 2003, was born on the Navajo reservation in Northeastern Arizona near Chinle and Canyon de Chelly. His father was a Navajo code talker in World War II as well as a well-known artist, as is his older brother, Teddy. […]

Senior Happenings 4/25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo Sunday: 1 p.m. — Free dance and refreshments. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 9 a.m. Medicare prescription drug information; 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: […]

Organizations 4/25

Friendship Rebekah Lodge The Friendship Rebekah Lodge members met at the Sundance on April 20 for supper and then to the I.O.O.F. Hall for the regular meeting. It was the official visit of the Assembly President, Vianna Steffens. After the short business meeting, Erena Goar and Eveln Calder did a skit depicting the words of […]

Honors 4/25

United States Achievement Academy The United States Achieve-ment Academy announced that Jarrod Lindsey of Grady has been named a United States National award Winner in mathematics. He attends Grady High School and was nominated for this award by his teacher, Melissa Bone. He is the son Lynn and Brenda Lindsey of Grady. His grandparents are […]

School Menus 4/25

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken patty on a bun, fries, lettuce, pickles, pineapple tidbits, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese, juice, milk. Lunch — Fajitas, salsa, lettuce, corn, peaches, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cereal and graham cracker, juice, milk. Lunch — Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, […]

Don’t hide behind other people’s influences

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist During my early college days, I had many excellent college professors and then I had some who were not so good. Furthermore, I had one professor in particular who was very intimidating. It was my sophomore year. I needed an English literature class in my degree plan so I had […]

amos the church mouse

Gary Mitchell: Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except for hyphens and dashes. amendments to solomon s proverbs boss i ve run across some quippy sayings compiled by perry tanksley some […]

Crowning of Mary ritual has deep roots for Latin American Catholics

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The Rev. Sotero Sena of Our Lady of Guadalupe church arranges Easter lilies around the statue of the Virgin Mary on Wednesday at the church. (Photo by Eric Kluth) Darrell Todd Maurina Food, fun, games and a special Catholic Mass and procession through the streets will highlight next weekend for many in Clovis’ Hispanic community. […]

Wall Street wisdom meets Christianity in play

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Dalton Bequette, 12, playing a Christian rock star, left, reacts as he notices Michael Proctor, 10, playing a businessman, laying on the ground after being beaten up by a gang in the play “The Secret of my Success, Building on the Rock” on Tuesday. By Darrell Todd Maurina As a well-dressed young woman walked on […]

CCC to hold annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Legion Post

By Michelle Seeber, Freedom Newspapers Holiday commemorates victory by ragtag Mexican army over French forces in 1862. In the mood for a party? Clovis Community College invites the pubic to its second annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 25. Food from some of Clovis’ best restaurants will be […]