Opinion: Pray more, worry less, don’t look back

By Helena Rodriguez Religion columnist I had a dream not long ago. I was an old lady climbing a flight of stairs stretching up to the sky. As I neared the top, I was losing strength. My load was heavy. I wasn’t sure I could make it. Finally, I swung the heavy bag from across […]

Opinion: Only Jesus can fit the needs of every heart

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Last week while waiting in the doctor’s office, I picked up a Time magazine dated November 19, 2015. An article about the great inventions of 2015 caught my interest. I could have guessed the first one — a self-balancing scooter called a hover board. As I looked at it, I […]

Opinion: God’s grace isn’t necessarily ‘fair’

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A surpassingly strange story it is, and enough to make a math or accounting major bite nails. I’m talking about Jesus’ Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). Here’s the story in a nutshell: It’s grape-harvest in Palestine. A vineyard owner goes out early to hire men to […]

Terry: I prefer unfashionably tucked, thanks

Hartsfield: Red lips, cobalt liners are in

How do you wear your makeup? For some women, applying makeup is an essential part of getting ready to go out in public. Some of us may take 5 minutes to apply it and some will take 30 minutes or more. The best part about wearing makeup is that it’s constantly changing, much like fashion, […]

Senior calendar — June 5

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 11 a.m. Hinkle family and spaghetti lunch 8 a.m. quilting; 10:30 a.m. travel meeting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 10 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: […]

Borden: Designer teaches ‘upcycling’ on show

Information on making papier mache caricatures, using shape cutters to make cuff bracelets and preparing flavorful desserts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Artist and crafter Dana Pomroy has a unique line of animal caricatures made from papier mache. […]

Faith: Camp seeks to ‘build the body of Christ’

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A crowd of worshippers observe children singing an evening service song during the Ute Lake Camp Meeting held in 2011.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Body building and worship isn’t your average combination, but the seventh annual Ute Lake Camp Meeting is about to change that. The interdenominational gathering is set for Thursday through June 11 at Ute Lake State Park in Logan. This year’s theme is “body builders” — as in, building the […]

Opinion: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist When I was a little girl, we sang in church the old hymn “The Rock That is Higher Than I.”  The first verse and chorus was clear about the life difficulties that we all face and the only One we can turn to: O sometimes the shadows are deep. And […]

Opinion: Praising God a sumptuous feast for the soul

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist If life, this world, the universe itself, and all that is most beautiful and joyful in them, from the warm hugs of your three-year-old to breathtaking vistas across snow-capped mountains, from the gurgling laughter of a mountain stream to red-washed Mars winking across the night sky at twinkling Jupiter … […]

Adult coloring group forms at library

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Peter Penney works on a coloring page at the Color Creators Adult Coloring Club at Clovis-Carver Public Library on Thursday.

By Ryan Galloway Staff writer rgalloway@cnjonline.com There are some who say coloring books are just for kids, but don’t tell that to the people at Clovis-Carver Public Library. A group has formed there on Thursdays for people who have found a love for the newly popular adult coloring books. The group meets in the morning […]

Our People: Rodeo queen still in the scene

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Wilma Fulgham poses in a recent photo.

Wilma Fulgham was born in Farwell and raised within the Clovis area through the depression years. She has been involved in agriculture all her life and comes from a family of hard workers. In 1906, her grandfather, Henry Curtis, came to the Texico area on a covered wagon. Fulgham is recognized for being involved in […]

Creative living: DIY tips coming up

Information on using a Kinkajou bottle cutter, how to avoid dangerous items in our purses and pockets and making snack cakes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Elena Etcheverry is the founder and executive director for Charity Wings in San Marcos, California.  She is going to show […]

Club notes — May 29

Kiwanis Int’l of Portales The Kiwanis International Club of Portales held their final luncheon meeting until July, at the YAM Theatre on May 24th. The speakers were Karl Terry, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Sandy Vigil, Executive Director of Portales Main Street. Karl Terry and Sandy Vigil make a great team as […]

Terry: Simmer down over restroom debate

I guess I’m just a man ahead of my time. I actually began alternating my bathroom choices some 35 years ago. I’ve got to admit it wasn’t exactly by choice but it happened in the Logan High School gymnasium one night. I’ll never forget it. I was covering a heated basketball contest between the home […]

Nieka Style: Stay cool with transitional pieces

What does this wicked weather have to do with your style? Not much. So, embrace it. You may actually have to work harder not getting under the weather. The temp is a rollercoaster. Earlier in the month, it was a turtleneck with boots and then shorts and a tank that I wore all in the […]

Engagements — May 29

Hudgins-Pamiloza Merlyn C. Zuleta-Pamiloza and the late Leonides Ibarra Pamiloza of Princeton, New Jersey, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Justine Leigh Pamiloza of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Eric Daniel Hudgins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Ruth and Daniel Hudgins of Cary, North Carolina. The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 11, 2016, […]

Senior Calendar — May 29

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Closed, Memorial Day; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: 8 a.m. Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4;1 p.m. bingo’ 6 p.m. jamboree line dance Friday: 10 a.m. […]

On the shelves — May 29

The following books are available for checkout at: Portales Public Library Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Five years ago, Eli Glinn, the head of Effective Engineering Solutions, led an expedition of scientists to recover the largest meteorite ever discovered after it lands on an island off the coast of South […]

Remembering the force behind St. James church

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Ross Calvin, left, stands beside his 5-year-old grandson, Charles Calvin, in the doorway of St. James Episcopal Church in 1953.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com St. James Episcopal Church in Clovis was built almost 75 years ago. The man behind its construction may have been largely forgotten, but an admirer of his work is looking to bring back his memory. In “Ross Calvin: Interpreter of the American Southwest,” author Ron Hamm of Silver City […]