Shelburne: What to say about ministry today

“Would you be willing to speak briefly to my seminary students?” In the weeks since one of my best friends and most capable colleagues made that request of me, along with eight or nine other ministers, a fine group whose quality I can only dilute, I’ve been pondering what to say about “Ministry Today.” The […]

Science, spirituality complementary

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Former University of Colorado at Boulder Philosophy Professor Jerry Martin gives his presentation “God and Western Civilization” at Eastern New Mexico University. His presentation addressed how science is complimented by spiritual meaning.

STAFF REPORT The entirety of human nature does not consist of just numbers and statistics but our experiences themselves, according to Former University of Colorado at Boulder Philosophy Professor Jerry Martin. Martin gave a presentation at Eastern New Mexico University Wednesday afternoon called “God and Western Civilization,” in which he said scientific thought — that […]

Our People: Retiree ‘humbled, honored,’ by award

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Elwyn Crume, poses with his wife, Patricia, on a trip to Alaska in 2007, was honored for his lifetime achievements and service and awarded a key to the city in September.

Elwyn Crume was born in Kenna in 1931. He graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in mathematics in August 1951. He graduated from Los Angeles College of Optometry in 1954 and served in the USAF Reserves for over 20 years, retiring as Lt. Colonel. He practiced optometry for 53 years. On Sept. 15, Crume […]

Terry: The show may go on without me

Never let it be said I didn’t play hurt. I just need steroids. Thanks to my arthritic back I spent an afternoon, night and early morning in a couple of the finest emergency rooms in the area. While my skepticism for the state of our health care insurance program slipped more than a few notches […]

NiekaStyle: Halloween dress-up fun for all

Halloween is about two weeks away and if you’re amongst the many who appreciate dressing up for the festivities, you may already have your costume picked out. But there are still some of us folks who will be scrambling at the last minute to find something if we don’t forget all together. The majority of […]

Borden: Cuff bracelets a topic on show

Information on dentistry for young adults and cooking with beans will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Dr. J. Tim Rainey will talk about dentistry for young adults and what he means by the “$6,000 death spiral.” He believes dentistry should be transformed to […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 16

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; Noon pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment; Noon pinochle; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: […]

School menus — Oct. 16

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, chilled pears, whole wheat roll, fresh fruit and veggie bar Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese. Lunch — Ham and cheese on croissant, veggie dippers and ranch, assorted fresh fruit and veggie bar Wednesday: Breakfast […]

Dobson: We’re all blessings, lessons in different ways

People are placed in our lives for a reason. I’ve always believed that … we are supposed to learn from each other. One of my favorite quotes comes from Mother Teresa (so says the internet): “Some people come in our life as blessings. Others come in our life as lessons.” This point has come home […]

Wesley Foundation a blessing for hungry students

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Elizabeth Kirkwood, director of the Wesley Foundation, talks about the virtue of patience with Eastern New Mexico University students during their weekly Wednesday lunch service.

Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling religious organizations on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER A weekly outreach of the United Methodist Church provides food, devotion and an overall welcoming communal approach to Eastern New Mexico University students, according to officials and attendees. The Wesley Foundation […]

Our People: Film extra gets new gig

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Foskey takes a selfie in uniform as an extra on the set of the  film “'Independence Day: Resurgence.”

Addison Foskey was born in California. He was raised in a small town in Texas. He and his family moved to New Mexico 12 years ago and reside in Clovis. Less than two years ago, Foskey was just your everyday handy man. In Clovis, he worked at ENMR-Plateau for 10 years. After that, he started […]

Terry: Nothing like the ‘dining experience’

Have you ever had a dining experience? Not just dinner with your sweetie but something that turned out to be more than just a meal out. The food itself may be great in a dining experience but there is usually more involved. Most of my “dining experiences” have occurred on trips. Maybe it’s not an […]

NiekaStyle: All shoes, jeans fair game

If you follow fashion, you probably already know that Paris fashion week was overshadowed by the Kim Kardashian robbery. I can’t imagine how scary it must have been to be showing off your fashions and accessories on social media during the day to having your life at risk and your most prized possessions taken by […]

Borden: Local shows healthy crock pot meals

Information on using slow cookers to prepare healthy meals, making card projects with coloring pages, and cooking with kale will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Connie Moyers is going to demonstrate using a slow cooker to prepare healthy meals, and she’ll show how […]

School menus — Oct. 9

Portales Elementary Monday: No School. Fall break. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cheese omelet with tortilla, apple juice. Lunch — Corn dog, baked beans, cucumbers, pears Wednesday: Breakfast — Benefit bar, cheese stick, applesauce, juice. Lunch — Frito pie, corn, grapes Thursday: Breakfast — Cheese filled bread stick, juice. Lunch — Pizza, steamed or fresh broccoli, apricots […]

Senior calendar — Oct. 9

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class; 10 a.m. jewelry paws; 1 p.m. line dance; Noon pinochle; 5 p.m. business meeting; 5:30 p.m. potluck 6 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. exercise equipment; Noon pinochle; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 6 […]

Religion: Local Bible service thought-provoking

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Peggy Davis, member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, teaches a discussion-oriented course on the New Testament Wednesday evening.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER For members of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, every Wednesday night is a thoughtful and spiritual occasion. Church member Peggy Davis teaches a class called “Institute” at 7 p.m. Wednesdays to discuss the New Testament. Davis said she approaches the class with a discussion-oriented setting. […]

Our People: Outdoorsman follows military footsteps

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Sebastian Best unwraps a gift in 2015 on Christmas at his uncle’s house.

Sebastian Best was raised in the small town of Camden in the woods of Upstate New York. He grew up with his grandparents and enjoyed the outdoors, which was a big part of his life. Best enjoys hunting, fishing and hiking. He joined the United States Air Force in 2012. He will have been stationed […]

Terry: Shaving’s no fun, but better than alternative

Column ideas come on me in the strangest places. Take, for instance, this week’s idea that hit me while I was staring in the mirror as I got ready to shave. Did I really want to shave? No, but some sort of sense of responsibility required it. What about the younger guys who maintain the […]

NiekaStyle: Mom jeans have street style

I never thought I’d see the day when mom jeans were made popular, and you don’t have to be a mom to wear them. Believe it or not, these jeans debuted their comeback around 2014. What are they? The best way to describe these denims are women’s jeans of a style that were regarded as […]