Anniversaries — July 6

Workheiser Jean and Kenneth Workheiser of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2014. They have three sons, 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A reception will be held July 12 at Baxter Hall, 908 Hickory St. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Graduations — July 6

Desmet Jena L. Desmet of Clovis has graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Master’s degree in liberal studies.

On the Shelves — July 6

The following books are available for checkout Clovis-Carver Public Library Glamorous by George: The Key to Creating Movie-Star Style by George Kotsiopoulos offers tailor-made advice that helps you create a sense of personal style; shows you how to find the best clothes, accessories, and fashion to suit your personality; and tells you how to pull […]

Honors — July 6

Weekley Plains Regional Medical Center recognized Pat Weekley as Auxilian of the Month for May. She joined The Auxiliary in November 1996. She is currently the newsletter coordinator and has held the position since 2002. She has served as secretary and coordinator of the calling committee, worked in gift shop and admissions. She currently volunteers […]

Senior Calendar — July 6

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Monthly meeting; Birthday cake , 11 a.m.; Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, […]

Portales Schools Honor Rolls — July 6

Note: Some names may not be included due to parental privacy concerns. Third grade A Honor roll Matthew Enrique Aranda Mia Carol Aranda Emma Rose Baca Enrique Andrew Baeza Hayden Wagnon Barlow Jenna Kate Brown Jazper Kenneth Burrow Alexis Arleen Castillo Nayeli Franchesca Castorena Berdena Marie Degroot Haley Lorrayne Disney Xandria Dawn Dobbins Kymberlyn Shae […]

Clovis Schools Honor Rolls — July 6

Note: Some names may not be included due to parental privacy concerns. Clovis Christian Third grade A Honor roll Hunter B Ashley Kimber B Barnett Zachary D Bingham Joaquin Busso Sofia J De Groot Marisa Lopez Asher B Lunsford Madison C Parkin Dillon B Raney Caroline V Steed Carter T Teune D’Yani R Torres A/B […]

Creative Living: Nutrition, furniture tips shared on shows

Information on how to optimize nutrition and ways to make and embellish doll furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Louix Dor Dempriey is a spiritual master, and he’s going to talk about optimizing nutrition. He stresses that moderation and temperance are much more successful than obsessive, […]

Davis: No point getting mad about rain

As these words are being written, I am sipping on a cup of Chicory coffee. Café DuMond, New Orleans, was the source of the can itself, from which I made this cup. This reminds me of the theme of this column, due to the fact that people in New Orleans, and elsewhere on the Gulf […]

Nieka Style: Cool hat always great summer choice

Many of us have come and gone or are planning plenty on trips this summer. Everything from family reunions to summer vacations. Packing for them may not be the most fun but if you pack light and simple clothing with a few accent items it can be a breeze. For me, packing accessories and a […]

Terry: Country store tough to let go

Back before we had the convenience store this area had at least one little country store in every community or wide spot in the road. This past week I stepped inside a building that was once home to one of those stores — Turnbough’s Store, just east of Portales. Today it’s being operated as a […]

Club Notes — July 6

Curry County Republican Women The June meeting of Curry County Republican Women (CCRW) was called to order by President Laquita Terry. Nineteen members, associate members and guests attended. May meeting minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Party chairman, invited the group to Saturday’s breakfast meeting at Leal’s on Mabry. Render […]

New pastor feels at home

Staff photo: Vanessa Kahin
Layloni Drake is the new pastor at Kingswood United Methodist Church. She served in the Air Force largely to create an opportunity to serve as a chaplain.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Her church leadership was once considered by some to be an oddity, but Layloni Drake is simply following a call she received at the age of 17. The new pastor of Kingswood United Methodist Church, Drake said that as far as she knows, she is the first female pastor […]

Brandon: Patriotism should stir our emotions

What is patriotism? Patriotism consists of dedicated love and support, and protection of one’s country. Think about this question: If we eliminate the emotional part of patriotism, what do we have? I am one of those sensitive people that gets teary eyed when some band plays “The Star Spangled Banner.” I even became visibly moved […]

Amos the churchmouse: Amos and the fiery death stick

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos and the fiery death stick bne grand and bright sunshiny day as i was whistling on my way boss – it was […]

Freedom is God’s gift, but it is never free

By Curtis K. Shelburne Religion columnist The closer a soldier was to fierce combat during any war, the less likely he’ll want to talk about it years later. My wife’s father, Milton E. “Mick” Cotten, served for 41 months during World War II. He left Turkey, Texas, in March 1942, and was honorably discharged as […]

Nieka Style: Keep patriotism fashionable

D'Nieka Hartsfield

I can’t believe we’re already entering a new month this week and the Fourth of July is Friday. This holiday’s festivities are among my favorites of all celebrations. Fireworks, darling! No matter if you’re lighting up a firecracker show, watching a grandiose display or both, it is one great day for family, friends and parties. […]

Davis: Remember history’s sacrifices

Clyde Davis

The 3-inch-tall lead colonial soldier painted to represent our great, great many times grandfather on my dad’s side, a man who fought in the American Revolution, is on display for “his” favorite holiday. Independence Day approaches this coming Friday. Since you will be reading this column on Sunday, you’ll still have plenty of time to […]

Graduations — June 29

Anaya Jerome Anaya of Clovis is one of 1,193 graduates to receive degrees May 17 at the 146th Worcester Polytechnic Institute commencement ceremony in Worcester, Massachusetts. Anaya was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

Engagements — June 29

Medlock-Massey The parents and family of Kelsey Massey and Cody Medlock are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Kelsey is the daughter of Kevin Massey of Roswell and Kandie Banks of Portales. Cody is the son of Jay Medlock of Springfield, Missouri, and Regina Henson of Portales. The wedding is 5 p.m. July […]