Real progress takes getting off rocking horse

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When our children were small, we gave them a rocking horse to share as one of their Christmas presents. It was a hefty rocking horse that we kept in our family for years. Even though other toys were forgotten about as more Christmases passed, the rocking horse became a mainstay in […]

Anniversaries — Jan. 16

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Newberry Roy H. and Caroline P. Newberry of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12, 2011. The couple was married Jan. 12, 1961, in Grants. They have four children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a retired farmer of sweet potatoes, peanuts, corn, milo and cattle. She is mother of four children.

83-year-old shares memories of Africa with CHS students

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Gladys Clark said she doesn’t know what’s next for her after devoting most of her life to mission work in Africa, but she said at 83, she’s not done yet. Sharna Johnson In 1946, with World War II just winding to an end, then 18-year-old Gladys Clark and her family […]

Anniversaries —

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White [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Pat and Wessie White of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Clovis. They were married Dec. 31, 1950, in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. Their children and spouses are Nancy and Tommy […]

Church performance awoke spirit of season

Judy Brandon Always at Christmas I recall the Flat Creek Baptist Church Christmas children’s program over fifty years ago. The children in the church were to tell the Christmas story the Sunday night before Christmas. Daddy was the pastor and on this particular Sunday, my sister Susie had strep throat so mother stayed at home […]

God expects of us only what we can give

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Several years ago, I had purchased a CD with Christmas songs sung by children for my grandchildren. Not long after that, I was on the way home from some doctor appointments in Lubbock and pushed that CD into the player to get into the Christmas sprit. I headed west back […]

Letter to the editor: Be sensitive to adopted children

Be sensitive to adopted children In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, the Christian Child Placement Service where I intern would like to draw attention to the importance of positive adoption language. People with the best intentions can cause harm by using ill-informed words regarding those who have been involved in the adoption […]

Religion calendar — Nov. 12

Saturday Children’s Ministry Conference — 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6, Sandia Baptist Church. All day event. $60 per person. Early registration gets $10 discount. Open to all types of parents and teachers. Learn about children’s ministry. Information: 762-1580. Coffee House Inter-denominational concert — 7 p.m., First Methodist Church on Sycamore Street. Every second Saturday of the […]

Police blotter — Nov. 7

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. Oct. 22 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Seventh Street for a report of child abuse. Social workers told officers they needed officers present for a home visit. The officer noted there were four […]

Clinic participants get lessons in safety, sport fishing

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Shawn Rejino of Muleshoe, left, helps his son Nathan thread a line through a fishing pole during Saturday’s 20th annual Oasis State Park Kid’s Fishing Clinic. Clarence Plank Children and adults learned from volunteers and state park rangers about water safety, how to make fishing lures and tying knots Saturday […]

Religion calendar — Nov. 5

Saturday Children’s Ministry Conference — 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6, Sandia Baptist Church. All day event. $60 per person. Early registration gets $10 discount. Open to all types of parents and teachers. Learn about children’s ministry. Information: 762-1580. Coffee House Inter-denominational concert — 7 p.m., First Methodist Church on Sycamore Street. Every second Saturday of the […]

Birthdays — Oct. 31

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Winnie Ethel (Brown) Moore [image #2, align=right, size=medium] It was Oct. 20, 1910, in Rockwood, Texas, when Joseph and Margaret America Garner became proud parents to a beautiful baby girl who they named Winnie Ethel. She was the 11th child in a family of 12 children. Winnie is a long time resident of Clovis, having […]

Religion calendar —

Saturday Children’s Ministry Conference — 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6, Sandia Baptist Church. All day event. $60 per person. Early registration gets $10 discount. Open to all types of parents and teachers. Learn about children’s ministry. Information: 762-1580. Coffee House Inter-denominational concert — 7 p.m., First Methodist Church on Sycamore Street. Every second Saturday of the […]

Good stewardship acting for others, not self

Judy Brandon I wrote about Auntie Mille several years ago. A reader request has prompted me to tell about her once again. I found out about her from one of my students who her great niece. Auntie Mille was a single mother who worked to stretch her meager income. It was the late fifties in […]

Press release: Abused 1-month-old improving

The medical condition of a 1 month old female Clovis child abuse victim transported to a Lubbock children’s hospital last week for emergency treatment has improved.

One size doesn’t always fit all

For most of human history, it used to be standard practice for parents to insist their children live by principles the parents have found to be sound. They also insisted children adopt all sorts of practices of dress, play, work, taste and so forth that they approve. Father was a barber, so son, too, had […]

Portales director starting two children’s choirs

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Choir Director Heather Vest is starting children’s choirs at Eastern New Mexico University. Third- through eighth-graders can learn to read music and sing a variety of styles of Christmas music this semester. Argen Duncan Young voices will have an outlet at Eastern New Mexico University this fall. Heather Vest, an […]

More than 180 turtles enter races

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Sarah Heller and her daughter Elanna Heller place their turtle for a race in the first round of the 11th annual Great American Turtle Race Saturday at the Curry County Fair. Liliana Castillo The fence around the turtle racing ring was lined with children, some who couldn’t see […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 15

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Burrage [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Ed and Barbara Burrage of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27. They were married on Aug. 14, 1960, at the Eastern New Mexico University Baptist Student Union. They have two children, Misti Everett and Todd Burrage; and seven grandchildren. Ed is retired from Safeway and Barbara is […]

Weekly update —

Zero tolerance policy in place for animals on school grounds School days are upon the children of Clovis. But not everybody’s welcome on school grounds. The city’s animal control officers have implemented a zero tolerance policy for animals on school zones. A school zone, according to the department, is any school and a three-block radius. […]