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

Courtesy photo
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 […]

Club Notes — June 15

Food Storage 101 The June 5 Food Storage 101 weekly Thursday night class featured Keith Wattenbarger, Portales LEPC chairman, who spoke on emergencies we could face in our area. He encouraged us to make an emergency escape plan, a 72-hour kit with food, water, first aid supplies,clothing, etc., listed on the U.S. Homeland Security web […]

On the Shelves — June 15

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Hatfields and the McCoys by Bruce Wexler explores the historic feud that ran for nearly three decades between two iconic American families, beginning with the two patriarchs that started it all, and revealing how this terrible episode became the symbol of pointless and bitter […]

Senior calendar — June 15

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); […]

Santa Fe trip need not drain entire paycheck

Three hours, on a good day, with the wind at your back. Three and a half hours, under a more normal time frame. In all, to make it even more appealing, those are pretty easy drive hours. I’m talking about the time frame needed to get to Santa Fe. With all of that, one might […]

Anniversaries — June 15

Crume Elwyn and Patricia Crume of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2014. The were married June 11, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. They have three children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

High-tech signs, low art value

A popular song from my youth decried the use of signs as stepping on our freedoms. “Signs, signs, everywhere a sign, blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the signs,” proclaimed the song by Five Man Electrical Group. They say signs have been around since before formal […]

Nieka Style: Dumb dressing can afflict anybody

I have to admit there are some shows I watch purely for the fashion. When watching a program the first thing I notice is a person’s styling sensibility or lack there of. I tune in to be inspired by something or someone fabulous. Either that or I end up critiquing the one that needs help […]

Place to call home

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Home School Co-op member Kala Adair of Clovis works on a lesson Thursday at Central Christian Church.

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com A gymnasium, more than nearly 15 classrooms, two kitchens and a large, fenced-in outdoor area have remained quiet and unused following a drop in membership at Central Christian Church. But not for long. Those associated with the church, located at 300 W. 14th St., have found a reason — […]

Amos the churchmouse — freddie flea s loving dad

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. freddie flea s loving dad boss have i told you how freddie flea became reunited with his father question mark here you remember […]

God sees we all need help, grants it

Even though it has been many years ago, I still remember some of the experiences our family had when we lived in Kansas City, Kansas. On such experience is when we would go to pick up Mother in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Mother taught part time at a business college while she attended […]

The best father of all is the Father of all

  By Curtis K. Shelburne Religion columnist Sunday is Father’s Day, and I’ve found myself thinking of Dad more than usual. That’s saying something because I already think of him every day. My father was the finest man I’ve ever known, and being his son is undoubtedly the second finest blessing of my life, which […]