7/15 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Saturday Religious education classes — 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 Davis St., Clovis. Classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Information: 762-7343. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., […]

7/15 Religion Digest

Ministry has many summer activities Local ministry Matt 25 seeks volunteers to help with the Hope Center renovation project. The ministry also has several fund-raising events going on that include a quilt raffle and a window donation program. Parkland Baptist is sponsoring a Summer Fun program from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at […]

amos

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. a paradoxical twist boss i ran into a paradox the other day and it baffled me it […]

Life made up of bad, good moments

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Several years ago, I attended a women’s conference. Still today the keynote speaker’s words stand out in mind. She had only four points: Life is made up of moments. Some of those moments are good. Some of those moments are bad. And most of the time we can’t tell the […]

Christian author offers Harry Potter alternative

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Stores such as Hastings in Clovis have already started gearing up for the release of the newest Harry Potter book. CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson By Leslie Radford: CNj staff writer Since the release of the first Harry Potter book in the mid-1990s, J.K. Rowling’s wildly popular tales of sorcery and witchcraft have been viewed […]

Never take advantage of relishing in time with family

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “Dad, do you want to run to Amarillo with me?” That was the question that came across the phone line into my office. My son was needing to pick up his international driver’s license in Amarillo. Hmm. I hadn’t planned to take a trip that day. I had a […]

It’s almost fair time again

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The time is coming, and will soon be upon us, to get ready for the Curry County Fair. For some of you, that means nurturing a special vegetable or flower for the gardening competition. For others, it means a needlepoint project. And yet others, it involves figuring out which vehicle […]

7/10 Engagements, Weddings, Birthdays, Artist of the Month

Engagements James/Hodgen Louis and Elaine James of Nara Visa announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennie Marie James of Nara Visa, to Paul James Hodgen, of Roachdale, Ind., son of Abe and Shirley Hodgen of Roachdale, Ind. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. July 30, 2005, at the United Methodist […]

An infamous day at Ricardo post office

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist The community of Ricardo, now lost to just memory, was 13 miles southwest of Fort Sumner. The Santa Fe Railroad put in a depot and a water station there when the Belen Cutoff was built. By 1908, a small town had sprung up and many wannabe settlers came to find […]

There’ll be hail to pay

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer H aving your garden thrashed by a summer storm is not a pleasant thing. It actually hurts to awake and find a group of ripped roots, a fleet of mashed beets, and torn rows of corn. Nor is it like suffering the death of a cat, the loss of […]

Warning signs

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist My computer just gave me a warning. A box with a big red light popped up at the bottom of the screen: “Warning! User Resources Are Low!” A few clicks of the mouse and a quick re-boot of the machine, and I’m back in good shape. A few months […]

America best place to live

Debra Whittington: Religion columnist Although the date on the calendar is past the Fourth of July, the spirit of the holiday needs to be with us each and every day of the year. We live in the greatest country on Earth and yet take it for granted. I pray that all had a wonderful holiday […]

Route 66 event calendar

Thursday 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. — Bluegrass Music and Watermelon Feed at Kvols Park, next to the Chamber. Music provided by the Northeast New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association. Admission is free. Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. — Fandango Dinner Party at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Admission is $15 and includes […]

Route 66 Festival kicks off Thursday

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Many of “The Best Little Festival on Route 66” events will take place at the Tucumcari Convention Center where this Route 66 monument was erected for a restoration project a few years ago. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Every year, cities along “The Mother Road” embrace the rich history that built […]

Fight to save Cannon not over yet

By Clyde Davis What do July 4, 1776 in the eastern colonies and July 4, 2005 in Clovis have in common? At first glance, not much, except the date and heat that is borderline unbearable. We might even say worlds apart. Look again, however, and we can see some similarities. In each case, we can […]

Matthews cooked up book in spite of stroke

By Don McAlavy John Matthews’ life suddenly changed in 1984 when suffered his first serious stroke. Then 55, Matthews had been a full-time youth and music minister. Bu the major impact of his stroke was visual impairment. “After that stroke I couldn’t lead music, couldn’t drive; so I started looking around for what I could […]

Nothing compares to Atlantic Ocean

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer My little blue pool just doesn’t cut it. Now that summer’s here and temperatures are more blistering than the time I fell asleep with the space heater on, there is one thing I miss most about New York. No, it is not the summer stench that emanates from every […]

Equine calling

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Nik the Qwik is one of the championship horses bred by Clint and Kyle Bunch, who inherited their love of horses and breeding from their grandfather. (Staff photo: CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis sure has a lot of horsing around going on — and it all means business. […]

Independence, equality important values

By Judy Brandon On this Independence Day weekend, it is good to think again about freedom. What is a deposit in freedom? A student told me about his mother while we were standing in the parking lot one day discussing a class assignment. That inquiry led to a conversation on the essence of freedom and […]

Amos 7-1

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keys, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the fiery death-stick one grand and bright sunshiny day as i was whistling on my way boss – it […]