Sept. 26, 2008 What's Happening

Friday Cosmic Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. to midnight, Cannon Lanes. Music, flashing lights, glow in the dark lanes, pins and bowling balls. Cost is $2.25 per game. Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play — 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Youth Center. Event open to all school aged youth. Mini Olympic games will be held. […]

Aug. 1 2008 Sports Briefs

Saturday Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. to midnight. Cannon Lanes. Light above lanes will be turned off. Monday Youth Jamboree — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Includes bowling, shoes, instruction and hot dog basket. Nine hole golf scramble — 5 p.m. shotgun start. Whispering Winds Golf Course. Two person scramble. Entry fee […]

Aug. 1, 2008 What's Happening

Friday First Friday Family Fun Night — Event includes buffet dinner, movie and games. $5 members and children 10 and under free. $10.95 non-members and children 12 and under $4.95. Latino Late Night Party — 9.m. to 3 a.m. The End Zone. Free for members and $5 for non-members.

Having fun with hypotheticals

By Kevin Wilson In his pop-culture book, “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs,” Chuck Klosterman has a series of hypothetical questions that makes you consider your world (i.e. If cats could read, would they find Garfield to be an insulting caricature?), and perhaps yourself. I’ve been dabbling in hypotheticals myself, and here are some questions Professor […]

Funny guy

Argus Hamilton is poking fun at Oklahoma City, casinos and — as usual — politicians in today’s column.

A Country Rodeo

by Glenda Price Professional rodeos are fun, but my favorites are the small-town amateur “punkin rollins” and the ones at neighbor ranches. If we have an announcer at all he mostly yells through whatever kind of speaker system he can rig up. Often the local funnyman finds some baggy pants, borrows his wife’s makeup (which […]

Fun requires little mileage

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It was not so long ago that we could wake up on a Saturday morning and say to each other, “Wow, what a great day. Let’s check the Inet and see what’s going on in Albuquerque.” Those days are gone — perhaps for good, certainly for this summer. Last weekend, […]

Full tank not needed for fun

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist School has been out — the Clovis public schools, that is — for two entire weeks. Two weeks doesn’t seem like a long time, unless you are trying to find ways to entertain children already showing signs of restlessness. To begin with, for children who are athletically oriented, the Clovis […]

Bible schools incorporate themes

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Alexis Fielder, 10, makes a headband in arts and crafts during Vacation Bible School at the First Methodist Church on Sycamore Street. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Although Vacation Bible School has been a summer tradition for many of the area churches, it has become more popular as churches […]

Sports briefs May 2

Saturday Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Monday Free Throw Competition — 11 a.m. Fitness Center Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and 50 percent off electric carts. Mondays and Tuesdays, now through Oct. […]

Sports Briefs April 25

Saturday Cosmic Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Monday Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. Shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and 50 percent off electric carts. Mondays and Tuesdays only for April-October. Tuesday Retiree special — Golfers with a […]

Round of golf offers more fun than expected

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs I had a lot of fun, but man, do I hate golf. At least that’s how I thought I would feel after golfing 18 holes at the Whispering Winds Golf Course here. I had no intention of golfing this past Saturday, as my […]

Woman’s Day out to offer day of informative fun for women

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer PORTALES —The fourth annual Woman’s Day Out treats participants to a day filled with informative, educational and pampering classes. Sponsored by the Portales Woman’s Club, more than 15 workshops will be offered to women of all ages in topics ranging from Edible Gardening and Decorating For All Seasons to […]

Feb. 4 – Treasure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Addison Foskey, of Clovis, searches for buried treasure Monday at Hillcrest Park with a metal detector. Foskey said that he been digging for treasure for ten years and that its a fun hobby and have found coins, jewelry, and to many can tabs to count.

Daughter needs support

Anita Doberman This past weekend I attended my oldest daughter’s first cheerleading competition. Actually, it was also my first cheerleading competition. I arrived at this event with mixed feelings. Cheerleading has been a big point of contention between my husband and I. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of a competitive […]

Columnist supports daughter’s choice

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This past weekend I attended my oldest daughter’s first cheerleading competition. Actually, it was also my first cheerleading competition. I arrived at this event with mixed feelings. Cheerleading has been a big point of contention between my husband and I. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of […]

Some children wise beyond their years

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while it’s […]

Winning isn’t what it’s all about

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while […]

Halloween simply about fun

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Once upon a place and time, there was a magical, charming, innocent world. The autumn days would follow frosty nights, moving from jacket to shirtsleeves to jacket again, and the buckeyes and acorns would leap from the trees into the waiting paws of squirrels or little boys who threw them […]

Parents shouldn’t always be serious

By Anita Doberman: Columnist When was the last time you really laughed out loud? If you have to think for a while before you answer, it was too long ago. I am not talking about smiling or a polite chuckle. I am talking about a real heartfelt laugh with teary eyes. I happened to have […]