Writing offers inspiration for former teacher

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Joan Clayton’s book, “Each Day is a Gift,” is available at Southwest Books and More in Portales and Master’s Books and Gifts in Clovis. Photo by Lisa Sonnenschein. By Gary Mitchell When Joan Clayton retired from teaching school several years ago, she felt her days of usefulness were all but over. How wrong she was. […]

never-neverland nightmare

it started out as a sweet innocent dream boss there i was lying in a field of swiss cheese somehow i had won the cheese manufacturers clearing house sweepstakes and the cheese patrol came knocking on my door then all of a sudden a green frog came riding across my dream on an ugly stickhorse […]

Keeping fit spiritually very important

By Judy Brandon I’m trying something new, and I really enjoy it. The thing is that I have been trying to exercise and the cardio cycling class at the college fits right into my schedule. The teacher is great, the people in the class are friends, and it’s a real uplifting experience. I just got […]

‘Ahnold’ back in stride

By Stacy Allen “Terminator 3” is an intriguing movie that even had me in a state of confusion. In some ways it follows the tradition of the older movies and at the same time it follows the same steps as recent computer-generated films, but in the end it is the Terminator pattern that hooked me. […]

Center offers trip to the musical past

By Angela Peacock Encouraging interaction between artists and the community is the objective behind Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Center. At the center visitors can see the largest Buddy Holly memorabilia collection anywhere as well as the continuously changing visual arts exhibitions. “The mission of the Buddy Holly Center is to be a catalyst for the advancement […]

Readers comment on movie, and a star

By David Stevens The newspaper receives a lot of anonymous letters. Usually, I read them and throw them away. We almost never publish unsigned letters. We even have a rule against publishing them. So what happens when an anonymous writer provides information that’s essential to our readers? I break the rule, of course. This letter, […]

Mother arrested when children found abandoned, malnourished

By Janet Bresenham By Janet Bresenham CNJ STAFF WRITER janet_bresenham@link.freedom.com A Clovis mother of two was arrested Saturday after police found her 8-month-old daughter abandoned, dehydrated and malnourished inside a travel trailer, police said. The baby, in critical condition late Saturday, was flown by medical helicopter to University Medical Center in Lubbock, said Clovis Police […]

Baxter-Curren Kitchen Band playing music the old-fashioned way

By Helena Rodriguez Fern Kwasigroch and Rachel Wallace could have a tough time pawning their musical instruments. They would probably have better luck using them to make macaroni salad or Angel food. After all, Kwasigroch plays the bundt cake pan, with the help of a fork, and Wallace is a master with the salt and […]

Day Trips — Don Harrington Discovery Center

By Angela Peacock Taking a trip across the universe is possible at Amarillo’s Don Harrington Discovery Center. Discovery Center Executive Director Ganesh Ganpat said the center is a private, non-profit organization which makes “science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and […]

Fun on the Fourth

By Helena Rodriguez Country spirit will not only be flowing in terms of patriotism this Fourth of July weekend, but will be overwhelming present in the form of entertainment. Just about every brand of country music, from classic to contemporary, from Texas to even Tejano country, will be represented at area Fourth of July celebrations, […]