Weddings 10/26

Corrie Lindsay Rose McCluskey of Fort Collins, Colo., and Brian Scott Corrie of Fort Collins, were joined in marriage on Aug. 30, 2003, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Collins. The Rev. Carlos Chavez performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherry McCluskey of Fort Collins. She is the granddaughter […]

Engagements 10/26

Brakebill-Gallman Dayna and Gary Hoadley of Clovis and Rocky and Karla Brakebill of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Desirae Brakebill of Lubbock, to Deon Gallman of Lazbuddie, son of Robert and Ellen Gallman of Lazbuddie. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 10, 2004, at Lazbuddie […]

School Menus for Week of 10/26

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Deli sandwich, tator tots, lettuce/pickles, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Waffles, juice, milk. Lunch — Spaghetti, green beans, salad, garlic bread, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt and toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, fruit Jello, roll, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — […]

Organizations 10/26

Beta Phi Beta Phi members held a monthly business meeting on Oct. 6 with hostesses Mary Ann Vinson and June Patrick. Correspondence was received from Theta Rho chapter of Farwell inviting District 1 to attend the district meeting on Nov. 8. Registration is 9:30 (MST). The philanthropic project for the meeting is to bring canned […]

Senior Menus 10/26

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Sunday: Free Halloween fun day; 11:30 a.m. Bingo; 1 p.m. — Gift walk; 2 p.m. — Dance; Costume contest. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. […]

Local churches offer holiday events


Many area churches, including Parkland Baptist Church, shown here with items ready for games, are offering alternatives to trick-or-treating for children on Halloween. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina While many area children will be walking around next week to collect trick-or-treat candy, there are alternatives. One of the largest and longest-running […]

Local rappers are now new ‘soldiers for Christ’

By Helena Rodriguez The beat is still the same, but the message they deliver has changed. Since having a change of heart, saying goodbye to a thug-like mentality and leaving behind a music group called Ride n’ Smoke, three local rappers now call themselves Divine Destiny. And they say they are no longer “soldiers of […]

A View From Under the Pew

Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. He decided last week to try out Willifred the white rat’s experimental tiny time machine. So Willifred installed his Tiny Time Traveler on Amos’ 1957 Cheeserolet motorized matchbox. The moment Amos climbed in, […]

New pastor for Portales church

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales has a new pastor. Rev. Christopher George was previously pastor of Lubbock Metropolitan Community Church. The Lubbock church is affiliated with the Metropolitan Community Churches, a 43,000-member denomination founded in Los Angeles in 1968 by Rev. Troy Perry whose primary ministry focus is to gay, […]

Obesity is expanding in America

By Mike Linn Lack of exercise and too much fast food has helped Americans exchange clipboard tummies for Buddha bellies in increasing numbers over the past two decades. The climb has been so daunting that one expert believes at least 85 percent of the population will be obese by the year 2040. The data reveals […]