Dec. 2 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife by Cathryn Ramin explains what happens to the human brain in middle age, the factors that affect its strengths and weaknesses, and the best way to cope when your memory is not what it […]

July 17, 1947

Louise Massey, NBC singing star, was scheduled to be in Clovis as one of the features for the Western Music Jamboree. … Nearly 200 people were scheduled to attend the Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Hotel Clovis ballroom. … The Clovis Pioneers baseball team was defeated by the Pampa (Texas) Oilers, 7-4, at Bell […]

CCS junior’s singing inspires confidence

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Melody King, a junior at Clovis Christian School, sings the national anthem at CCS basketball games. King will sing at the state basketball tournament next week in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Melody King has a gift. The Clovis Christian School junior can sing. This year, the blue-eyed […]

Music leads to lifetime of experiences

By Homer Tankersley: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. I was born into a musical family and sang in a quartet with my dad and brothers, Jack and Gorden. My elementary music teacher was a tremendous influence in my music. […]

Pastor Profile: Kevin Ray

Name: Kevin Ray Age: 42 Church: Salvation Army Background: My employment background includes assembling bikes at a department store; mailroom work; managing an ice cream, popcorn and frozen yogurt shop, and I was a bank teller for three years. Hometown: Omaha, Neb. Your Family: My sister is the oldest, an older brother, a twin brother, […]

Musical parenting something to pass on

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I’m wondering what young parents these days are singing to their kids, if they’re singing anything at all. My mind flashes forward to 2075. An old guy will be sitting in a Clovis nursing home remembering, “Yeah, I can still hear my momma singin’ in the kitchen ‘Just A Lil […]

Reporter’s notebook: Local singer’s son fills in on national anthem

A familiar voice was missing from the last two Clovis football games as national anthem singer John Urban was recuperating from surgery for a brain hematoma. An Urban was still on the microphone, however, as his son Ken sang the anthem and did the announcing duties for the Clovis High band’s halftime show. John Urban […]

Duets more complicated than solos

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ religion columnist Well, my oldest son is now officially engaged. This is the young man who not that many moons ago allowed as how he sort of doubted he’d ever be much interested in marriage. I don’t remember exactly the way he phrased it, but I took him to mean […]

Raising the roof of God’s house

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Dianne Nance of Clovis praises the Lord during the First Church of God in Christ annual Youth Crusade Wednesday evening at the church in Clovis. Nance is the youth minister at the church. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Music and praise spilled into the streets Wednesday night from First Church […]

What’s Your View of Our All-seeing God?

By Curtis K. Shelburne My tastes in music and my theology have certainly changed since then, but when I was a small child, my favorite song was a song we sang occasionally at church and pretty often at home. That’s another story, but, yes, as hard as it is for most of us to imagine […]