Pintores artist of the month

Scott Blazek Each month Pintores Art League of Clovis features a display at the Clovis-Carver Public Library located at the corner of Seventh and Main Street across from the Curry County Courthouse. In the month of June, featured artist Scott Blazek exhibits samples of his children’s book illustrations, notably his Clovis Crawfish and friends that [...]

Education digest: Graduate accepted into music corps

Graduate accepted into music corps Clovis High School graduate Alec Blazek has been accepted into the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2010 season, according to a news release. Blazek will spend the summer touring North America with the group, the release said. Members of the corps receive intense instruction in music, dance, [...]

Religion feature: Good Friday commemorates sacrifice

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Penny Bailey and Scott Henry with Central Baptist Church practice for the Easter musical the church will perform Saturday and Sunday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Celebrating Good Friday is essential to celebrating Easter, according to Immanual Lutheran Church pastor Scott Blazek. “It’s hard to celebrate Easter, or Resurrection [...]

Pastor spreads colorful religion

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Pastor Scott Blazek of Immanuel Lutheran Church displays some of the work he created for children’s coloring books featuring Bible characters and stories. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer While his day job is being pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Rev. Scott Blazek spends much of his time doing [...]

Letters to the Editor: Bible isn’t substitute for common sense

Regarding Scott Blazek’s opinion column — “Tattoos go against Bible’s teachings — in Sunday’s paper: First, I am in no way a Christian, a satanist or involved in any other form of religion. What I do consider myself to be is human. As a human, I am fully aware of what is right and what [...]

Kwasigroch, Kermit

Services: Have been held. Mr. Kermit Gilbert Kwasigroch, 46, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 3, 1958, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Gilbert and Fern Kwasigroch. Family members said he loved to play the organ and dance on roller skates. He was preceded [...]

Deadly illness redefines singer’s faith

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Kevin Mark Gardels has played in local bands and recorded music for years, but his upcoming album, “God’s Hands,” will have a different focus from much of his previous work. A year ago, Gardels was on the verge of death from myelofibrosis, a rare cancer for which the [...]