Opinion: Bible offers good advice for graduates

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist These days graduation commencements abound and so do commencement speakers. We hear from great business leaders, celebrities, actors, activists, and politicians offering advice to students graduating from college. Yet, in spite of their celebrity and renown, some offer old worn out platitudes, like “work hard,” “dream big,” “follow your inner […]

Opinion: Found a good measuring stick for character

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I wasn’t looking for anything profound, just enjoying a good book, a great story, and a quiet meal when I stumbled across a little nugget of wisdom. Sometimes what is profoundly wise reaches out and grabs us unexpectedly. Well, yes, we think, that is so true, so true that we’re […]

Club notes — May 8

Curry County Ed Retirees CCAER met May 3 at K-Bob’s Restaurant, where President LaNell Leatherwood welcomed our guest speaker, Charley Zeni, association member benefits advisor (AMBA). Mr. Zeni presented many of the benefits available through AMBA. Though the benefits aren’t for everyone, two of the benefits most utilized by members are MASA (Medical Air-Services Association) […]

Senior calendar — May 8

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. Memorial service; 5:15 business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: Ruidoso Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: Ruidoso Trip; 9 a.m. […]

Borden: Inkblot designs on upcoming show

Information on creating backgrounds on cards, succulent plants, using clayboard will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Diane Tunnell is an Independent Demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!, and she’s going to demonstrate how to use a brayer to apply ink to […]

School menus — May 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch- Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy green beans, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Mini soft tacos, salsa, spanish rice, refried beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast- Banana bread. Lunch- Cheese enchiladas, spanish rice, refried […]

On the shelves — May 8

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Perdita by Hilary Scharper presents a ghostly and gothic mystery. Marged Brice may really be 134 years old, or perhaps a confused little old lady. As Garth Hellyer’s work leads him to find the oldest person living, he reads through Marged’s journals and learns […]

Hartsfield: Fashion’s future is here

The 2016 Met Gala has come and gone, but the fashion at this year’s event is still being talked about. For those of you that aren’t familiar, the Gala was once called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, which is a fundraising event. Each year there’s a theme at the […]

Terry: Thanks, Mom, for the lessons

It’s easy to think that mothers aren’t doing a very good job today. For the most part I don’t think that’s true, the real problem is that our world has become an extremely complex place to grow up and being a mother is sometimes a lot harder job than it was. Not that being a […]

Fighting the good fight

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Isidro Castillo is a boxing promoter in Hobbs, but is known around the state and is organizing a boxing event in Clovis May 14.

Isidro Castillo is a third generation boxer from Hobbs. He began fighting in 1979 until May 1996, when he sustained brain damage and respiratory problems from a storage tank accident at an oil refinery. He said he was unconscious, but was revived. He has three brothers and three sisters. He was a single father for […]

Locals unite for day of prayer

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The Clovis High School choir performs the national anthem during the Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard’s posting of the colors at this year’s National Day of Prayer event.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com No matter the religious background, citizens across the nation united on Thursday with one thing in common — prayer. The 65th annual National Day of Prayer brought individuals together for uplifting services and events throughout the country. On a local level, Clovis’ National Day of Prayer observance drew a […]

Opinion: Commonplaces never become tiresome

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist I was not particularly looking for wisdom when a friend and I walked into a Thai food restaurant; I was just looking for food. And I was trying to make sense out of a menu filled with genuine Thai cuisine. What I ended up eating was excellent, but I’m still […]

Opinion: Susanna Wesley a Mother’s Day model

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist A mother’s influence can make a difference not only for a lifetime but for eternity. No one influences a child like a Christian, caring, loving, and mother. One woman is not so well known these days but many may remember Wilma Rudolph. Wilma Rudolph was the great Olympian champion runner. […]

Creative Living: Gluten-free flour tips coming up

Information on substituting gluten-free flours in cooking and baking and sewing with elastic in the bobbin will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Cookbook author, chef and teacher, John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate how […]

Nieka Style: It’s your day, be fabulous

Last week I talked about how to get that fashionable gift you desire for Mother’s Day. It’s one week away and today is about what you’re going to wear. Every tribute, every holiday and every honor should be done in style. If you’re a mother, then what better way to accept the outpours of love […]

Reunions — May 1

Wheatland The Wheatland School reunion will start 8 a.m. on May 28 at the senior citizen building at Main and Jefferson streets across from the baptist church in Grady. For lunch, please bring a covered dish. Donations will be taken to cover rent on the building. Please help pass this information to family and friends […]

Club Notes — May 1

Peanut Valley Toastmasters Peanut Valley Toastmasters met April 21 at the KENW Broadcast Center. Club president Jon Barr won Best Speaker for his prepared historical speech on Erik Jan Hanussen. Member Marquis Glick won Best Evaluator and guest Daniel Henderson won Best Table Topics. Meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the KENW […]

Senior calendar — May 1

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: SAM’S; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and […]

On the Shelves — May 1

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Resurrection Science by M.R. O’Connor, donated by the Encanto Garden Club, explores the extreme measures scientists are taking to try to save endangered species, from captive breeding, preserving genetically rare individuals, to frozen zoos, to de-extinction.  And for what are we saving endangered species? […]

School Menus — May 1

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast- Breakfast pizza. Lunch- Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast- Breakfast burrito. Lunch- Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast- Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch- Bean and cheese burrito and salsa, spanish rice, […]