Potter brings new wizardry

By Ben Kessler: CNJ movie reviewer While I’m not the biggest fan of Harry Potter, I do think it’s a neat concept. I also like the fact that it’s written by someone from my homeland (insert “Rule Brittania” here). Aside from all that, though, the thing that I like the most about the stories is […]

Upcoming entertainment events

All times Mountain Alto The Grass Roots — 8 p.m. Saturday, Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Airport Highway 220. Information: 505-683-0016. Independence Jazz Reunion (New Orleans, Dixieland, Ragtime) — 8 p.m. June 26. $25 and $28. Information: 505- 867-6500. Albuquerque Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque — Friday through June 19, The National Institute of […]

Clovis racers on their soap box

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer Seventeen Clovis youngsters are signed up to race in this year’s Clovis Soap Box Derby, sponsored by the Clovis Rotary Club. The winner of Clovis’ “Gravity Grande Prix” will join more than 400 other young racers for the 67th running of the American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs […]

How Much Does God Love His Children?

By Curtis K. Shelburne God loves his children so completely that he could not possibly love us more and he will never choose to love us less. We are absolutely secure in that love. Why is that so hard for us to believe? It’s as if we were an orphan in 18th century England who […]

Playoff decides Chaparral Open Partnership

By Dave Wagner Dave Gutierrez thought he and playing partner Sid Felan could win the championship flight of the Chaparral Open Partnership best-ball tournament, but not the way they played down the stretch in Sunday’s final round. Gutierrez, though, made a birdie putt on the first hole of sudden death to give his team the […]

Engagements: June 6, 2004

(Submissions are due Wednesdays by 1 p.m.) Waggoner-Lasiter Michael and Roberta Waggoner of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brittany Waggoner of Clovis, to Larry Lasiter of Clovis, son of Doris and the late Thomas Lasiter of Plano, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 2:30 p.m. on June 6 at […]

Clinical Pastoral Education could expand horizons

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Shirley Rollinson, a chaplain, talks about the Clinical Pastoral Education program at the nurses station at the medical unit Thursday at Plains Regional Medical Center. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Medical Center is offering an intensive training program to assist local pastors in doing hospital ministry. […]

the great bugtussle rodeo

Gary Mitchell and amos: A view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. boss whoever first spoke or sang – i love a parade – […]

A good conscience can bring one peace

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The third grade is when I learned that a good conscience is really worth its weight in gold. The lesson came from an unlikely episode. I was in Mrs. Hood’s third-grade class at Highland Elementary School in Clovis. Mrs. Hood had a routine for spelling. On Mondays, we were introduced to […]

Family that performs together, stays together, spreads God’s word

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33 PORTALES — The dramatic faith presentations of Matthew 6:33 Academy, Inc., are big on visuals, with vibrant colors and oversized props, but low on spoken dialogue. However, the […]

Religion Calendar 6/4

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First COGIC Youth Crusade — 7 p.m. meeting with the theme of “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” conducted by Evangelists Andre Singletary and Yvette […]

Religion Briefs 6/4

Local church presents annual youth crusade The First Church of God in Christ in Clovis is inviting the public to its annual youth crusade this weekend. Using the theme “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” the crusade will focus on Philippians 2:5 and run from today until Sunday. It will be conducted by […]

How Does God Guide His People Today?

By Curtis K. Shelburne If you were to ask me how God guides his people today, I’d probably look ministerial for a moment, which might indicate serious thought — or intestinal gas or the onset of a cold — and then I’d give you a few points in descending order of importance as to how […]

Novelty, regular balloons will dot Clovis sky during second annual Pioneer Baloon Jubilee

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Alamogordo residents Terry and Mary Jo Drake began hot-air ballooning in 1991 and began offering balloon rides to students at the New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped, in Alamogordo, in 1993. But, they were never able to get one boy, who had some physical handicaps besides being visually […]

Disaster flick relies on special effects

Ben Kessler: Ben to the movies A little anecdote: I walked into the theater to purchase my ticket and asked the lady behind the counter, “Can I have a ticket for ‘The Day After Tomorrow?’” To which she replied with a wry smile, “Sorry, we don’t sell advance tickets.” I thought I’d share that with […]

People love Clovis

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked, “What do you like about Clovis?” Some responses: “I have lived in small villages and large cities and all have unique feels about them. Some are friendly some are not. What I like about Clovis can be summed up in two words: the people.” — […]

Public works, airport Websites are practical

Tom DiFranscesca I’ve noticed a pattern in my last couple of columns; the pattern being that I have been real stingy with Web site addresses (URLs). It’s not that I don’t have many addresses to share with my readers, it’s just that sometimes I get a little long winded when writing about one in particular. […]

Winter is also a beautifu season

Clyde Davis I’ve never been a big fan of being politically correct, at least not as an obsession or from fear of reprisal. Oh yes, I believe equality is best, but only if it’s heartfelt, not a concession to popular culture. Imagine my surprise, then, when I became inspired to followup last week’s column by […]

Graduates

Eastern New Mexico University Fourty-three students from the Clovis area are among the 346 graduation candidates at Eastern New Mexico University this spring. They are Amelia Fernandez Armenta, bachelor of fine arts in art with distinction, Vicki Babilonia, bachelor of business administration in marketing and business administration, Sarah Danyelle Barger, bachelor of science in political […]

Three area water parks can provide

By Helena Rodriguez School’s out now, things are heating up for the summer and that means it’s time to cool down. What better way to cool down than to get wet, and to maximize your water experience, why not head to any one of three area water parks? Albuquerque’s one and only water park, The […]