Faith: It’s not the square; it’s the quilt

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A number of analogies would probably work. It’s not the chapter; it’s the book. It’s not the note; it’s the song. It’s not the song; it’s the symphony. But I think I like this one best: It’s not the square; it’s the quilt. I’ve officiated at, helped with, or attended, […]

Faith: Let Jesus be the captain of your life’s ship

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist On a family vacation during my growing up years, our family headed across county to Niagara Falls. Our route north led us to experience a ride on a ferry in West Virginia. Because we couldn’t get to the other side of the river, it was necessary for us to take […]

Inspired to live the fit life

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 Jessica Sammons is an online health and fitness coach.

Jessica Sammons was born and raised in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School with the class of 2000. She has been employed with ENMRSH for 16 years and is a CLSS, Community Living Support Staff. She is a member of the Clovis Future Farmers of America (FFA) and is married with three children. Sammons […]

Terry: Pink boots in Bonito don’t care for horse trading

Who doesn’t like a horse trade? I found out last weekend horse tradin’ ain’t necessarily everybody’s cup of cowboy coffee. Let me set the scene for you. On a weekend getaway to the Ruidoso area, my honey had just finished touring the museum at Fort Stanton as terrific thunder and lightning began to crack way […]

Arrays near Socorro ‘magnificent’

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Mike Jimenez
The radio 
telescopes are located west of Socorro.

New Mexico is home to one of the most unique and mysterious wonders of the world. Unfortunately, not many people know about it. About four hours west of Clovis on U.S. 60 is the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA).   Here, a collection of 27 radio telescopes set in a Y-shaped pattern are […]

Senior calendar — June 19

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4; […]

Hartsfield: Breezer my hat of choice

There’s nothing better for sun protection and style than a great hat for summer. Now that the sun is blazing, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of covering your head before you step outside. The best way to get portable shade is your hat, so you may as well make a style […]

Borden: Movie costume samples on show

Information on cooking with black quinoa, a program called 5210 Mayors’ Challenge, and sewing techniques for hidden plackets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Carol Fenster, a nutritionist and author, says that black quinoa is becoming more widely available […]

Club notes — June 19

Curry County Republican Women CCRW met June 14 at KBob’s Steakhouse. Rube Render gave several statistics concerning the elections. The state elected five delegates (Gov. Susana Martinez, chairman) for the national convention in July. He also reviewed local election results. Judy Nakamura, who is the current Associate Justice for the State Supreme Court, will be […]

Faith: ‘Health Hut’ ready to ship

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
Health Hut coordinator and Trinity United Methodist Church member Edwin Ford removes a microscope from its box as a finishing touch for the clinic.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Preparing to send their latest mission project thousands of miles to Africa, members of Clovis’ Trinity United Methodist Church compared the process to delivering mail. But a 40-foot shipping container needs a lot of stamps and quite the envelope. “It’s a big piece of mail, huh?” TUMC Pastor Amy […]

Faith: A tale of two fathers and two sons

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Had the brokenhearted father been one of the self- or demon-deluded pagans whose lives are described in the same amazing volume which chronicles his, perhaps the grisly request of a bloodthirsty “deity” for still more blood would have made a kind of morbid sense. Exactly how the request came, and […]

Faith: Being in Christ makes someone new

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist My sister Susie shared this email with me several years ago. I think it is worth sharing again in its original form. I can add nothing to it. She gave me her permission to share it with my readers. Dear Judy, Today I heard one of the most inspirational women […]

Terry: Plenty learned in years of marriage

Guys learn a lot in a marriage. I’m not sure women learn anything in matrimony. It’s true, I’ve been married to the same woman for 34 years today and I will attest she knew everything from day one and I knew practically nothing. I learned right off that it takes women a lot longer to […]

Engagements — June 12

Hill-Fenton Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Fenton of Glen Rose, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Fenton, to Jonathan Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duwain Hill of Texico. Chelsea, a graduate of Texas Tech Health Science Center, is a pediatric nurse at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Jonathan is a […]

Senior calendar — June 12

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. travel meeting; 8 a.m. quilting; 10:30 a.m. travel meeting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 […]

On the shelves — June 12

The following books are available for checkout at: Portales Public Library End of Watch by Stephen King In the third and final installment of Stephen King’s trilogy that started with Mr. Mercedes and continued in Finders Keepers, retired police officer Bill Hodges finds that six years after the Mercedes Massacre-when Brady Hartsfield caused the death […]

Creative Living: Quilting, doll house tips to air

Information on making tilework quilt blocks and constructing a doll house with lightweight plastic will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Laura Murray is the owner of Laura Murray Designs and is also an author. She’s going to demonstrate making […]

Nieka style: Kimono best cape for summer

My newest favorite garment for summer is the summer kimono cape. They’ve maintained their trendy popularity for the past few years and I think they are just great for so many reasons. For one, they look great on every body type. If you’re not in your best shape, they are great to cover up those […]

Our People: Dreams come true

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Federico “Freddy” Barros outside his shop Freddy’s Auto in Clovis.

Federico Barros was born and raised in the Philippines. He graduated high school in Guam. His father served in the U.S. military and the family moved to Clovis in 1985. After graduating, Barros immediately left home and started his journey with just a bag in tow. He went to work for a local car dealership […]

Faith: Area Vacation Bible Schools starting up

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Children at last year’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church Vacation Bible School play a game as part of their Bible studies.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com For kids in Clovis this summer, vacation is occurring in the unlikeliest of places — school. It’s that time of year when Vacation Bible School programs are starting up across the community. From large groups of 200 children to smaller groups of about 25, VBS sessions will take different […]