Enduring adversity leads to treasure in heaven

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Her mother died when she was just 6 years old so she was raised by her aunt and other adults that walked in and out of her life. Instead of a loving and a nurturing atmosphere that their mother had once provided, the woman and her two siblings now were […]

Former pastor chose to convey stories of the Bible in new way

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer From Genesis to Revelation, he’s got it down to an art. Paul Chinikidiadi of Gone Fishin’ Ministry in Clovis has created a unique and interactive way of teaching God’s word through woodcarving. Chinikidiadi (Chin-a-kid-ie-odd-ie), 51, started carving as a hobby as a young adult. His first works were of […]

This one’s for the birds

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Jim Weaver has a ranch in Roosevelt County where a somewhat rare bird can be found this time of year. It is mating season for the lesser prairie-chicken, an event that has turned into a unique celebration for the residents of Milnesand. The fourth annual High Plains Prairie-Chicken Festival […]

Won’t it be nice to be out of time?

By Curtis Shelburne Won’t it be nice to be out of time? Huh? I repeat: Won’t it be nice to be out of time? I don’t wonder that you’re confused. You’re probably thinking: Whaddaya mean? “Nice” to be out of time? I find myself “out of time” already innumerable times every week, and running out […]

Free book worth every penny

By Curtis Shelburne Good news/bad news.   The good news is that I got a free book in the mail. The bad news: It’s obviously worth every penny I paid. I don’t know how many shillings were shelled out to mail copies of this erudite volume to churches all over the country, but a note […]

LIFESTYLES PAGES 4/3/05

CLUB NOTES: Altrusa International, Inc. Members of Altrusa International, Inc. of Clovis met at Muffley’s Back Door for their regular business meeting March 22. The minutes were read and committee reports given. The slate of officers were read and a motion was made that the slate be approved by acclamation. The officers for next year […]

Texico native returns as director of missions

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Texico native Dan Pearce has returned home after 34 years to serve as director of missions for the Eastern New Mexico Baptist Association in Clovis. Pearce said his mission in this position is to aid in the direction and coordination of approximately 30 Southern Baptist churches in eastern New […]

God sees beauty in people where others don’t

Judy Brandon: CNJ correspondent Christ loved us enough that he gave his life for us. We are valuable to him and he sees value in us that others do not see. Think about this illustration: At first glance, the highway from Fort Sumner to Santa Rosa really looks desolate and bleak. We were traveling that […]

Amos: the easter seed tale

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keyboard, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except the hyphens and dashes. the easter seed tale boss i don t know if you ve ever had a talk with a mustard seed before […]

Lifestyles etc.

Honors Science fair winners Winners from the 2005 science and engineeering fair held at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales include: Senior division — First place, behavioral and social sciences, Kristen Sharp, Gattis Junior High; second place, chemistry, Tiffany Hagler, Texico High; first place, environmental science, Jay Burns, Yucca Jr. High. Junior division — First […]

What a time we had in 1949

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Clovis and Curry County had a great year in 1949. Here are some of the things that happened: • On April 25, 1949, a groundbreaking took place at 12th and Main for the new St. James Episcopal Church, built in the Spanish adobe style. It’s still the most attractive church […]

A man named Jesus

Clyde Davis T he vast majority of Christians, and even some non-Christians, maintain that slightly less than 2000 years ago a man by the name of Jesus — a Jewish itinerant rabbi — confirmed his own claims to be God’s unique Son by being raised from death. This being said then, what does resurrection mean […]

Author of life will have last word

By Curtis Shelburne Recently my younger brother Jim and I walked among the headstones dotting the small country cemetery nestled near the Edith Community a little over eight miles outside of Robert Lee, Texas. Well-kept but absolutely blending in with their surroundings, the headstones had grown up where once only mesquite trees and prickly pears […]

Everyone can serve God, no matter one’s ability

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The concept of servant leadership is a popular approach when talking about leadership theory. From an educational setting to a hospital system to a mammoth corporation, the idea of the leader serving or giving service to subordinates is appealing. Service is a big word. Isaiah in the Old Testament was […]

Amos slips in the snow

By Gary Mitchell: Religion 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. amos slips in the snow tuesday and wednesday boss life really got messy i opened the door […]

Peak Performance

By Eric Butler – Wildcadettes earn trophies at nationals. There’s always something to prove, as long as someone is around to watch. That’s the approach the members of the Clovis High drill team, the Wildcadettes, took while getting ready to perform Thursday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. “I guess you could say it’s more relaxed,” […]

3/20 Lifestyles: anniversary, engagement, etc.

Anniversary: Burton Bob and Hazel Burton of Corona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 19 at Corona Recreation room. The celebration was hosted by family. The couple was married March 15, 1955 in Fort Sumner. They have four children, 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is a general contractor. She is a housewife and […]

Contemporary music performer, conductor travels throughout the country.

By Freedom Newspapers A conductor and performer in contemporary music, David Felberg’s recitals and chamber music presentations have taken him around the country. The associate concertmaster of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra will perform tonight in Clovis at the Town Hall as a part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series. He will be accompanied […]

Even the rocks know the good news

By Curtis Shelburne This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the Sunday before he would die? Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey no one had ever ridden, a beast his disciples found just as he had said they would. As he approached the city, people began to spread their […]

Nothing like the Artrain

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The Artrain came through Clovis in 1973. The Santa Fe and other railroads provided the six-car traveling exhibit at no charge. It carried a cargo of “old masters,” contemporary and western art on loan from various institutes and galleries valued at more than $1 million. The project started when the […]