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

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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 […]

Our People: Passion for helping pets

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Wendy Turner loves her job as a secretary at Eastern New Mexico University’s communicative disorders office, but her true passion is rescuing animals. For years Turner has been rescuing dogs around Portales and trying to give good home to each one. Turner is hosting a pet microchip clinic at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June […]

Never get tired of puppy love

Relief from our boring lives arrived last week in the form of a six-pound ball of canine fuzz. Miss Maggie showed up on the doorstep of my downtown office, next to a busy U.S. highway. When I spied her as I crossed the street she was doing the opposite of the “Little Doggie in the […]