Western shows full of cliches

I think one of the reasons I love Westerns of both the big screen and television variety is that they’re so predictable and loaded with clich

Event listings: March 2

All times Mountain Today The Laramie Project 7 p.m. Lubbock Community Theatre Information: www.lubbockcommunitytheatre.org Today and Saturday Big Love 7 p.m. Charles E.Maedgen, Jr. Theatre (west entrance) 18th St. between Boston and Flint Ave. Lubbock Tickets are $10 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Information: 806-742-3603 La Traviata 6:30 p.m. Civic Center […]

Graduation —

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Miller Siobhan (Flatow) Miller of Dallas, formerly of Clovis, graduated from Christ For the Nations in Dallas on Dec. 9 with a diploma in practical theology. Congratulations! Love your Family! — Submitted by Andrea Lamm

Sweet Home New Mexico: Spouse incentive flight leaves lasting impression

I love being a military spouse. Even with all of the sacrifices and hardships that come with the job, I love it. Those in charge of our spouses know what a hard job we have, and I am impressed that when they can, they find ways to tell us ‘thank you.’ I was so excited […]

Shoutouts — Oct. 2

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Family offers thanks to community When a family confronts sadness and misfortune with a gallant spirit, the family learns to live bravely and strong. For we know that sometimes the most beautiful intentions in the world cannot be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart. We also know that a candle loses […]

God’s perfect love drives away all fear

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear . . .” (1 John 4:18). The little fellow standing on the corner of the street, just down at the end of the block from San Jacinto Elementary School and his second grade class, was trying to be “a big boy,” but the […]

Birthdays — July 31

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Decker [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Brianna Renee Decker of Clovis celebrated her 9th birthday July 23, 2011. Happy 9th birthday Brianna Renee Decker, we love you with all our hearts love mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, nina, nino and all your family. Brianna Renee Decker was born July 25, 2002, in Clovis. — Submitted by Diana […]

Child Sense: Tips for making a trip to the beach enjoyable for your child

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer is often associated with going to the beach, and having fun with your children in the sun, surf and sand. Understanding your child’s sensory needs will make the experience even more enjoyable. The tactile child will take great delight in playing in the openness of the beach. As soon as their […]

Birthdays — June 3

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Padilla [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Happy 3rd birthday Eddie Eli Padilla! We Love You with All Our Hearts! Love Dad, Mom, Ethen, Jadyn, Nene, Nino and all your family! — Submitted by Diana Decker

Military mama: Story of how we met rather unconventional

My love story is unconventional; an airman living the bachelor life in Hawaii, and a theatre major in Utah don’t easily cross paths. We definitely started as a one in a million shot, but go big or go home. I was visiting home over Christmas break, and John had just injured himself while boogie boarding. […]

Food at the speed of life: Bananas can be versatile

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I love bananas. They’re cheap, sweet and healthy, and they come in individual packages (a.k.a.. peels.) Plus, there are tons of things you can do with them: Eat them plain, put them on cereal, use them as a fat substitute in baked goods, stick them in peanut butter sandwiches, etc. My favorite way to eat […]

For veteran, project is labor of love

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Donald Bird is repainting the Duster at Veterans Park. He served in Vietnam, and said the weapon saved his life numerous times. Kevin Wilson Donald Bird considers the M42 Duster a life-saver, and probably as close to a friend as a machine can get. But he doesn’t consider it a […]

First person: Labor of love

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Donald Bird plans to repaint the Duster at Veterans Park in May. He served in Vietnam, and said the weapon saved his life numerous times. Donald Bird considers the M42 Duster a life-saver, and probably as close to a friend as a machine can get. But he doesn’t consider it […]

In search of ponies: Pet adoptions work both ways

What does a three-legged cattle dog have in common with two purebred divas wearing $100 Coach collars? New homes, that’s what. This week two of my friends did something completely unexpected. They adopted dogs. Now why was this unexpected, you may ask. Well, because both are single ladies with extremely busy lives that have always […]

Birthdays — March 20

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Campbell Josie Campbell of Clovis celebrated her birthday March 19. Happy birthday and many more! Love, your family.

Anniversaries —

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SONY DSC Sercey On March 4, James and Martha Sercey celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. When they met, James Franklin Sercey was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and Martha Anna Drager was attending school in Bovina, Texas. It wasn’t long before they were happily married at the First Presbyterian Church on Pile Street in […]

Ticket feature: ENMU hosting performances of ‘The Mikado’

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Courtesy photo “The Mikado” is being performed at Eastern New Mexico University tonight through Sunday. Freedom New Mexico Performances of the Japanese love story “The Mikado” begin today at Eastern New Mexico University. A love triangle between Japanese exchange students on spring break in Texas, the Gilbert and Sullivan play “The Mikado” tells the story […]

Love takes time, effort to last

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always […]

Grace in winning important lesson

Glenda Price We humans feel we need ceremonies and symbols, some more elaborate than others. When we marry, we have a ceremony during which words are spoken, and among Christians they invariably involve the three main Christian directives: Faith, hope and charity (love), the greatest being love. Symbols of the love are exchanged — before […]

Military mama: Facebook opens doors for friendships

I love hearing from readers, it makes me happy to know that I’m not just spilling my guts with no one taking any note. Your friend requests on Facebook and stopping me in the store just to say “hi” make my day. I did meet my first “fan.” I say that, only because that’s how […]