Life is short, but God is constant

Thomas Carlyle wrote: “My one life — a little gleam of time between two eternities.” With the speed in which time goes by, I think of Carlyle’s words. Fall is fast approaching, and since the flow and consistency of the changing seasons is inevitable, we all must once again sync our personal attitudes and perspectives […]

Religion calendar — Sept. 12

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: 575-762-0422 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 […]

Large blessings often come in small packages

I’m still pondering a column my brother Gene wrote for the Amarillo Globe News over a decade ago. Gene begins: “Can I be honest with you without leaving the wrong impression? Can I share one of my most constant concerns without making you think I am airing sour grapes or criticizing your choice of churches?” […]

Community calendar — Sept. 7

Senior Baxter-Curren Bingo — 1 p.m. Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 575-762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Instrument playing. Information: 575-762-3631. Friendship Senior Center — 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Dance, first Sunday each month; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Pinochle, every Monday; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Dominos, every Tuesday; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mexican Train, every Wednesday. […]

Our People: Gardner laid strong roots

Bestella Gardner was known for 32 years as the first person you saw at Lincoln-Jackson Elementary. Somewhere in the last six years, she became more known as former Clovis High and Texas Tech basketball standout Jaye Crockett’s grandmother. The mother of two, grandmother of five, great grandmother of one and military wife retired in 2010 […]

Engagements — Sept. 7

Followill-Pack Chris and Lora Followill of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacey Micah Followill of Melrose, to Zachary Tyler Pack of Clovis, son of Casey Pack and Stephanie Pack of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Oct. 17, 2014, at the Clovis Civic Center. The reception will be at the […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 7

Encinias Rubel Encinias and Judith Encinias of Clovis celebrated their 45th anniversary Aug. 30, 2014. They celebrated with a picnic and two days of fishing with their grandkids. The couple was married Aug. 30, 1969, in Clovis. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is retired from Xcel Energy. She is retired from ENMR.

Senior Happenings — Sept. 7

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m. ; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

School menus: Sept. 7

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast —Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on a […]

On the Shelves: Sept. 7

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library       The Bank on Yourself Revolution: Fire Your Banker, Bypass Wall Street, and Take Control of Your Own Financial Future by Pamela Yellen provides rock-solid wealth-building strategies to grow your money safely and predictably every year, even when the markets are crashing. Natchez Burning by […]

Terry: Blood? No biggie

The sight of blood has never slowed me down, whether it was mine or someone else’s. One of the best examples of this occurred back in the old days of newspaper layout when we worked with sharp items like X-Acto knives. One day I ran one of those little knives to the hilt in the […]

Nieka Style: Music world flush with style

The weekend’s Clovis Music Festival had at least one show with some fierce fashionable performers. This was at the “Kids Rock” Rock & Roll Assembly at Mesa Elementary on Friday. As I stood along the sidelines I wasn’t sure what to expect. This was my first time seeing these performers. But I have to say […]

Creative Living: Crafting pomander featured

Information on making a kissing ball, or pomander, using fabric scraps to make personalized cards, and decorating for each season will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Casey Schwartz will demonstrate how to make a kissing ball, or pomander, which are fun spheres of flowers to hang, carry […]

Davis: Big Three pay homage to New Mexico culture

The State Fair begins very soon. We haven’t gone for several years, and may or may not be able to manage that event, in the context of time and finances. However, this year, for the first time in a while, I have had the time and opportunity to take some carvings up for display and […]

Clovis Walk for Recovery in its fourth year

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Junctions’ program coordinator Laura Leeder-Martinez, right, and her mother Paulette Leeder prepare goodie bags Thursday afternoon at the Junctions office. The bags will be given out at Saturday’s Walk for Recovery event at Greene Acres to honor children whose parents are in recovery,

By Vanessa Kahin Staff correspondent Stepping out in faith: It’s not an unfamiliar concept for those who have recovered from issues such as abuse, PTSD, drug dependency, alcoholism or divorce. Those who are on the path of recovery — any kind of recovery — are invited to step out in faith once more to celebrate […]

Jesus will take care of all matters

By Judy Brandon Local columnist I was in the barn last Saturday going through some old “treasures” that we have stashed away in boxes. That is when I happened upon some containers protecting relics of our family’s past. It is amazing how soon we forget when things are packed away in long forgotten boxes. Then when […]

Amos — the quest for the holey cheese – part two

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Since last week, Amos and Freddie Flea (along with Sammy Salamander), joined Arthur the old mangled turtle on his consuming quest for the holey cheese. Calling themselves the “Knights of Arthur’s Round Shell,” the foursome marched bravely down the steps of the church basement to encounter whatever adventures awaited them. […]

New associate pastor joins church


Brother Eli Hita is the new associate pastor at the Living Word Church. Hita completed a law degree from St. Mary’s University before joining the church. He is being mentored by Pastor Dave Stevens. He is looking forward to starting a weekly Spanish service at the church. Religion Digest is compiled by CNJ staff. CNJ […]

Do you remember your first day of school?

As I write, it’s the first day of school in our community. Do you ever forget how you felt on your own first days of school? I had great parents, but I am still a little irritated about a bit of a misunderstanding on my first day of kindergarten. It was a private kindergarten. Back […]

Summer, where did you go?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Labor Day is upon us and another summer is fading. I’m not too sure how the season got away from me. Seems only yesterday that thoughts of a relaxing summer were going through my head. Instead it’s almost over and all I can think of is a relaxing holiday weekend […]