Davis: Summer reveals many truths

Observations from mid-summer: • Coffee is best served iced, when it is already 90 degrees at 9 a.m. Coffee is best served, however, any time, any place. • Do people posting Facebook pictures surrender their exclusives on those pictures, especially if the viewer doesn’t plan to use for profit? Someone in a group I belong […]

Nieka style: Chemical romance pondered

For as long as I can remember, I have always chemically processed my hair. There are some African-American women, that I know, that have always and may still prefer this process. Each individual has their own personal reason of why they use chemicals to straighten their hair. This question has been brought to mind many […]

Our People: Serving those who served

Staff photo: Vanessa Kahin
From left, standing: Clara Montano, Rosie Zollo, Suzanne Moreno and Nadine Armijo. Seated: Mary Armijo, holding a photograph of Severiano Armijo wearing his Army uniform.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Clara Montano’s inspiration to serve veterans comes from military service rendered seven decades ago. Montano, president of the Military Order of the Cootie — a Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary — is active with the group’s mission to support area vets. She is joined by her sisters, Rosie Zollo, […]

Fine spider, take my man card

Singer-songwriter Jim Stafford got it right when he sang “I don’t like spiders and snakes.” I concur. OK, I know the line belonged to the female in the song but spiders and snakes usually pretty quickly put me in touch with my feminine side. I’ve tramped the prairies since I was a wee lad and […]

Church hosting cancer fighters

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Anthony Brent, 22, a youth pastor at Living Water Community Church, leads praise and worship with Living Water Pastor Don Bates during the church’s Wednesday night service.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Barely a year old and about 50 congregants strong, Living Water Community Church is giving Clovis the opportunity to impact a national initiative in a positive way. Living Water Community Church, 2801 Llano Estacado Blvd., will be hosting 29 activists who are cycling across the U.S. to raise funds […]

Selfish characters are lessons in how not to be

All through history, many a jealous and wicked scheme has been devised out of selfishness. The sad truth is that actions reflect more of the state of the heart rather than just the situation. Several years ago I read a pathetic account about the actions of two grown women. The incident involved one woman in […]

a view from under the pew: amos suffers rejection

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on a computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos suffers rejection boss my ego is reeling from three simultaneous rejections i sent some of my poems to three mousey publications one said […]

Religion calendar — July 11

Advent Christian Church Sunday School — 10 a.m. Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer meeting — 6 p.m. Address: 2101 East 21st St. Information: 762-0422 Agape Love Ministries Sunday Worship — 11 a.m. Tuesday Prayer — 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study — 7 p.m. Thursday Hour of Prayer — 7 p.m.  second and fourth […]

Anniversaries — July 6

Workheiser Jean and Kenneth Workheiser of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2014. They have three sons, 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A reception will be held July 12 at Baxter Hall, 908 Hickory St. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Graduations — July 6

Desmet Jena L. Desmet of Clovis has graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Master’s degree in liberal studies.

On the Shelves — July 6

The following books are available for checkout Clovis-Carver Public Library Glamorous by George: The Key to Creating Movie-Star Style by George Kotsiopoulos offers tailor-made advice that helps you create a sense of personal style; shows you how to find the best clothes, accessories, and fashion to suit your personality; and tells you how to pull […]

Honors — July 6

Weekley Plains Regional Medical Center recognized Pat Weekley as Auxilian of the Month for May. She joined The Auxiliary in November 1996. She is currently the newsletter coordinator and has held the position since 2002. She has served as secretary and coordinator of the calling committee, worked in gift shop and admissions. She currently volunteers […]

Senior Calendar — July 6

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Monthly meeting; Birthday cake , 11 a.m.; 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, […]

Portales Schools Honor Rolls — July 6

Note: Some names may not be included due to parental privacy concerns. Third grade A Honor roll Matthew Enrique Aranda Mia Carol Aranda Emma Rose Baca Enrique Andrew Baeza Hayden Wagnon Barlow Jenna Kate Brown Jazper Kenneth Burrow Alexis Arleen Castillo Nayeli Franchesca Castorena Berdena Marie Degroot Haley Lorrayne Disney Xandria Dawn Dobbins Kymberlyn Shae […]

Clovis Schools Honor Rolls — July 6

Note: Some names may not be included due to parental privacy concerns. Clovis Christian Third grade A Honor roll Hunter B Ashley Kimber B Barnett Zachary D Bingham Joaquin Busso Sofia J De Groot Marisa Lopez Asher B Lunsford Madison C Parkin Dillon B Raney Caroline V Steed Carter T Teune D’Yani R Torres A/B […]

Creative Living: Nutrition, furniture tips shared on shows

Information on how to optimize nutrition and ways to make and embellish doll furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Louix Dor Dempriey is a spiritual master, and he’s going to talk about optimizing nutrition. He stresses that moderation and temperance are much more successful than obsessive, […]

Davis: No point getting mad about rain

As these words are being written, I am sipping on a cup of Chicory coffee. Café DuMond, New Orleans, was the source of the can itself, from which I made this cup. This reminds me of the theme of this column, due to the fact that people in New Orleans, and elsewhere on the Gulf […]

Nieka Style: Cool hat always great summer choice

Many of us have come and gone or are planning plenty on trips this summer. Everything from family reunions to summer vacations. Packing for them may not be the most fun but if you pack light and simple clothing with a few accent items it can be a breeze. For me, packing accessories and a […]

Terry: Country store tough to let go

Back before we had the convenience store this area had at least one little country store in every community or wide spot in the road. This past week I stepped inside a building that was once home to one of those stores — Turnbough’s Store, just east of Portales. Today it’s being operated as a […]

Club Notes — July 6

Curry County Republican Women The June meeting of Curry County Republican Women (CCRW) was called to order by President Laquita Terry. Nineteen members, associate members and guests attended. May meeting minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved. Rube Render, Curry County Republican Party chairman, invited the group to Saturday’s breakfast meeting at Leal’s on Mabry. Render […]