Clovis resident says gardening is her passion

m0c66l-m0c65t34ourpeople.jpg

Ernie Tennefos: Courtesy photo Ernestine “Ernie” Tennefos and her 4-year-old grandson Jordan working in the flower garden. Ernestine “Ernie” Tennefos is an ordained Elder on the staff of Portales Church of the Nazarene and a counselor at the Matt 25 Hope Center in Clovis, where she primarily counsels recovering addicts. Why do you do this […]

First person: Passion for saving lives

l1b0f3-423janelliott.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jan Elliott spends most of her time working, according to her co-workers, but said she enjoys golfing and reading. Jan Elliott of Clovis was selected as the 25th annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. She has been the executive director for EMS Region III for 21 years. She […]

Painting is their passion

kzx1r5-327muralists.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tasha Hicks, left, and friend Megen Graddy work on a mural Friday on the west side of Bike Dude, a bike store on Grand Street. The two childhood friends are artists and hope to start a business. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Two artists are hoping to paint their […]

Artist’s passion has roots in childhood

By Don McAlavy: Local historian I have known Lucille Bradburn of Clovis for 30 or 40 years, give or take a few years. She was born Jan. 27, 1929, two years older than this columnist. She has always been busy writing to people, emailing to people across the country, and I have helped her get […]

Dancing passion revived

By: Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist When the news is particularly grim I throw myself into some serious ballroom dancing. Scratch that, no matter what’s going on, I throw myself into some serious dancing. It’s pure wholesome pleasure. My answer to apathy, crisis, financial instability, deployments, even the store running out of my favorite brand of […]

March 1, 2009 Library books

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of Mary, Queen of Scots, in a novel that combines all the suspense, passion, and political intrigue that surrounded one of history’s most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines.Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward […]

First person: Passion for art

k7f6kr-919ramonabeltran.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ramona Beltran likes to paint sculptures of Indians. She thinks it’s because of the Indian in her blood. Ramona Beltran is known as the ceramics lady at the Friendship Senior Center. Beltran pours, fires and paints ceramic figurines that the center sells to raise money. The passion: I’ve done the […]

Comments, anyone?

The Clovis News Journal introduced new tools for the Web site on Monday. The SiteLife system allows readers to build their own blogs, share photos and more, but the main attraction is its commenting features. Our old system allowed readers to comment on stories, but it also allowed readers to delete comments for no reason […]

This nod to Brumfield

Clovis’ Jim Sitterly handicaps the mayor’s race: “I think that any person who wants to lead a wonderful city like Clovis should ooze the love and passion it will take to lead long before they choose to put their hat in the ring,” he wrote in an e-mail. “When I look over the long list […]

Passion of 1960s giving way to old age

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnit It began with the Magnificent Montague. He was a disc jockey on KGFJ, 1230 on your AM dial, back in the days of Supremes and Miracles, Sam Cooke singing “You Send Me” and James Brown testifying about papa’s brand-new bag. KGFJ was the very heartbeat of black Los Angeles, and […]

‘Passion” shows depths of Christ’s love

Sabrina Farmer “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free …” (Galatians 5:1) If you have seen Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” maybe you are wondering what is the point of portraying this sacrifice? It is for freedom. That’s the same freedom our founding fathers knew, embraced and sacrificed for — […]

‘Passion’ accurate, Jesus died in our place

By Judy Brandon I have yet to see “The Passion of the Christ” although I fully intend to go. The story was one that I have known about since I was a child. Further, I have really known Christ since I was a child. The news and views of this movie has filled the papers […]

It takes passion to gamble on a make-or-break film

By Tom DiFrancesca III The death of passion, or so it appears; mediocrity seems to be overtaking society. Now, when someone does something with passion that is intended for the positive, he’s criticized, insulted, and slandered. It seems like most folks these days aren’t passionate about anything — not even their work, and that used […]

Religion Roundup 2/20

Church to help understand terrorism First Baptist Church of Texico will sponsor a seminar on “Understanding Islamic Terrorism” at its Sunday morning services on Feb. 29. David M. Witt, the western regional mission representative for the Voice of the Martyrs organization, will lead seminars at 9 and 10:15 a.m. at the church. According to the […]

Film fuels fear of reprisal

By Darrell Todd Maurina While local evangelical Christians have enthusiastically supported bringing Mel Gibson’s film on the death of Christ to Clovis, the film has ignited controversy nationally as some Jewish organizations objected to the film’s graphic images. Much of the Jewish criticism has focused on the history of “passion plays” — a genre of […]