Terry: Blood? No biggie

The sight of blood has never slowed me down, whether it was mine or someone else’s. One of the best examples of this occurred back in the old days of newspaper layout when we worked with sharp items like X-Acto knives. One day I ran one of those little knives to the hilt in the […]

Nieka Style: Music world flush with style

The weekend’s Clovis Music Festival had at least one show with some fierce fashionable performers. This was at the “Kids Rock” Rock & Roll Assembly at Mesa Elementary on Friday. As I stood along the sidelines I wasn’t sure what to expect. This was my first time seeing these performers. But I have to say […]

Creative Living: Crafting pomander featured

Information on making a kissing ball, or pomander, using fabric scraps to make personalized cards, and decorating for each season will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Casey Schwartz will demonstrate how to make a kissing ball, or pomander, which are fun spheres of flowers to hang, carry […]

Davis: Big Three pay homage to New Mexico culture

The State Fair begins very soon. We haven’t gone for several years, and may or may not be able to manage that event, in the context of time and finances. However, this year, for the first time in a while, I have had the time and opportunity to take some carvings up for display and […]

Clovis Walk for Recovery in its fourth year

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Junctions’ program coordinator Laura Leeder-Martinez, right, and her mother Paulette Leeder prepare goodie bags Thursday afternoon at the Junctions office. The bags will be given out at Saturday’s Walk for Recovery event at Greene Acres to honor children whose parents are in recovery,

By Vanessa Kahin Staff correspondent Stepping out in faith: It’s not an unfamiliar concept for those who have recovered from issues such as abuse, PTSD, drug dependency, alcoholism or divorce. Those who are on the path of recovery — any kind of recovery — are invited to step out in faith once more to celebrate […]

Jesus will take care of all matters

By Judy Brandon Local columnist I was in the barn last Saturday going through some old “treasures” that we have stashed away in boxes. That is when I happened upon some containers protecting relics of our family’s past. It is amazing how soon we forget when things are packed away in long forgotten boxes. Then when […]

Amos — the quest for the holey cheese – part two

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Since last week, Amos and Freddie Flea (along with Sammy Salamander), joined Arthur the old mangled turtle on his consuming quest for the holey cheese. Calling themselves the “Knights of Arthur’s Round Shell,” the foursome marched bravely down the steps of the church basement to encounter whatever adventures awaited them. […]

New associate pastor joins church


Brother Eli Hita is the new associate pastor at the Living Word Church. Hita completed a law degree from St. Mary’s University before joining the church. He is being mentored by Pastor Dave Stevens. He is looking forward to starting a weekly Spanish service at the church. Religion Digest is compiled by CNJ staff. CNJ […]

Do you remember your first day of school?

As I write, it’s the first day of school in our community. Do you ever forget how you felt on your own first days of school? I had great parents, but I am still a little irritated about a bit of a misunderstanding on my first day of kindergarten. It was a private kindergarten. Back […]

Summer, where did you go?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Labor Day is upon us and another summer is fading. I’m not too sure how the season got away from me. Seems only yesterday that thoughts of a relaxing summer were going through my head. Instead it’s almost over and all I can think of is a relaxing holiday weekend […]

Fall perfect time to ‘nail it’

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Now that the season is changing so are our clothes. Some of us are changing our hair, cycling in warmer clothing and shoes. The topic for this week is your manicure and how you’re wearing it this season. Let’s talk about color choices first. I’ve noticed that the town majority […]

Precision in language matters

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Recently, viewing “The Giver” with our granddaughter, on whose summer reading list the novel which gave birth to the movie had been listed, I was given insight into, or renewed insight into, certain small truths of life. Since reading the book was a prerequisite for Mikayla viewing the film, she […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Labor Day-Center Closed Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sew days, 10 a.m.; . Crafts, 1 p.m. Thursday: Line dance trip, Exercise equipment, […]

New show covers animal care

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on teaching children about caring for animals, making a regal rainbow ruffle cake, and using a curved tool to make a table runner will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue in […]

On the shelves — Aug. 31

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains by Jenny Bowen relates the inspiring story of triumph in the face of struggle as two empty nesters overcame enormous challenges to become the only Westerners working with the Chinese government to transform […]

School menus — Aug. 31

Clovis elementary Monday: Labor Day, No School Tuesday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes with ranch dressing, culled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast, Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch, Bean & cheese burro, salsa, Spans rice, ;lettuce & tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Corn dog, baked […]

A view from under the pew — Aug. 29

Editor’s note: One of Amos’ readers recently requested that Amos rerun his mousey holy grail story, so here it is. 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 hyphens and dashes. the quest for the holey […]

Julian’s story example of Proverbs 3:5-6

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Most of us are familiar with the scripture in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” The following story reminds me of that scripture. I heard the story […]

Your call is very important to us

“The Nine Circles of Customer Service Hell.” That’s an article by Jay Steinfield, CEO of Blinds.com, who, with apologies to Dante and his original “nine circles of . . .” asked the question for phone-holding customers everywhere: “Your customers are the cornerstone of your success. So why offend them?” I had time to scan the […]

Sharing his passion

Rod Savage said he has been to more livestock fairs than he can count. Savage showed his first pig when he was 9 years old in the De Baca County Fair, and ever since he has been a part of fairs in one form or another. Showing livestock until he graduated from Melrose High School, […]