Lay off pious ones just a little bit

What about judging others? Jesus spoke to that in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7:3-4: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of […]

God has no problem Identifying his children

By Curtis K. Shelburne During one of the most famous battles ever fought, the World War II “Battle of the Bulge,” the Germans made use of a battalion of men commanded by Major Otto Skorzeny, “the most daring commando in the German army.” According to author Stephen Ambrose in his book “Citizen Soldier,” 500 or […]

Davis: Some dives aren’t planned

I am glad that Wednesday night was not the middle of the winter. As much as I love winter, there is usually little fun to be found in running the streets, involuntarily, at 1:30 a.m. In the winter, at 1:30 a.m., the only plausible reason to run the streets is because one is in a […]

Club Notes — June 22

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 held a canning lab Tuesday at La Casa Senior Citizens kitchen. Each person present canned six jars of chicken or beef to take home for their pantry. The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday at 1930 S. Ave. G, in the LDS Cultural Hall. The lesson will be […]

Creative Living: Furniture makeovers, free resources shared

Information on making mini cards, a free online magazine for crafters, and quick and easy furniture “makeovers” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kristine Widtfeldt is vice president of Close To My Heart, and she’s going to show how to make sixteen cards in about an hour. […]

Senior calendar — June 22

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: 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, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); […]

Letting my dad grab some shade

Revelations in a cemetery can be a bit ticklish if not embarrassing. I’m not referring to the Book of Revelations. That chapter can be quite appropriate at a funeral. Suddenly learning your loved one is on the opposite side of the headstone from where you assumed they were for the last 25 years is a […]

Our People: A place to call home

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Julie Miller, far right, celebrates her daughter Michelle’s wedding day. Also pictured from left are Mike Miller, Cinco Boone and Michelle Boone.

If you walk into the L.C. Cozzens administrative offices at Portales Municipal Schools, it’s likely Julie Miller will greet you with kind words and a smile. The 61-year-old native of Clovis never imagined being on the other side of the classic hometown rivalry between Clovis and Portales, but after working for Portales Municipal Schools for […]

Honors — June 22

Holmes Rhiannon L. Holmes of Clovis made the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Students eligible for the list must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average.

Nieka Style: In fashion, some pairs don’t go together

Two weeks ago I talked about wearing silver and gold jewelry together and how it can work. Well, there are many other fashion fallacies that we all might have an opinion on. Some may have remained in place but most have gone on to be challenged. Of late, I have witnessed a few of these […]

On the Shelves — June 22

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Until I Say Goodbye: My Year of Living With Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel chronicles the final year of a woman diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease who quit her job and took seven trips with the seven most important people in her life and whose courage, […]

Honor rolls — June 22

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Highland Elementary Third grade A Honor roll Jonathan Aragon Nicolas Arbogast Kico Baca Tatiana Baca Ethan Davey Eric Estraca Natalie Landsperg Harry Harbuck-Marlowe Asher Millender JoJo Padilla Hailey Sandoval Luciano Sena Taylor Schuette Aubryanna Walley Leighton Woodard LaTajonia Worlds A/B Honor […]

Service celebrates freedom from slavery

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Selmus Price, a coordinator of the Sunday Juneteenth service at Legacy Life Family Church, is to keep alive the memory of the end to slavery in the United States.

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com The Clovis community will soon be witness to a nearly 150-year-old celebration. With an extravaganza event set to take place at Potter Park on Saturday and another event at Legacy Life Family Church on Sunday, Clovis is set to mark Juneteenth — or the official end of slavery in […]

Amos the churchmouse — Jonah the gourdhead

Amos the Church Mouse
Illustrated by Gary Mitchell

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. jonah the gourdhead boss you remember jonah the high-falutin frog the fellow who always thought he was better than everybody else – especially […]

Live out the Gospel in everyday life

The month of June reminds me days gone by when my children were little. I worked at finding activities to fill their days. Today I look back and realize that some of those most meaningful events were unplanned and free. Annie, John Scott and Buffy were in grade school when we lived on the edge […]

Even if fidgeting is genetic, a little rest is divine

By Curtis K. Shelburne Religion columnist Scientists have discovered, I’m told, a gene for “fidgeting.” I guess I’ve got it. When sitting down with your legs crossed, do you find your in-the-air foot speed-wiggling for no apparent reason? Has your spouse surprised you by suddenly erupting in your presence, “Will you STOP clicking that blasted […]

Honors — June 15

Price Cheyenne Price, daughter of Clayton Price and Nikki Ward of Clovis, graduated June 6 from the New Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe. Donaldson Lucas A. Donaldson of Clovis was named to the dean’s list at Duke University for the spring 2014 semester. At the Pratt School of Engineering students must rank […]

Pintores Artist of the Month — June 2014

Doris Skoog Wallace I grew up in Illinois and became an art teacher at Northern Illinois University. After a teaching a year in Illinois, I moved to Clovis as did my dad’s sister Eldie Skoog Johnson, did so years before. I taught elementary art at Center School, Lincoln Jackson, Eugene Field and La Casita. When […]

Honor Rolls — June 15

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Clovis High School Sophomores Erick Akins Jr Julissa J. Alfaro Tamarys R. Apple Jashawn N. Balancier Sierra M. Bargas Lola Beltran Eric D. Benton Tessa N. Bernet Emily P. Berry James T. Bonner Jayden L. Brown Earl J. Bryant Chesney C. […]

Creative Living: Learn how to save herbs

Information on animals and PTSD, preserving fresh herbs, and products for water-retaining plants will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue, and he’s going to explain how animals who have been trained through a program called Animals Helping People can help anyone […]