Teachers make a difference

It is fast approaching the end of another school year. The awards banquets take place, the graduation and prom decisions are being made, and this column takes the time to recognize teachers who have made a difference in our lives. We will start, tongue in cheek, with the negative differences. Just because they are tongue […]

Pink slime won’t turn me off beef

You won't catch me out in the pasture grazing for nutrients when there's a bovine that can do it for me. That's right, when that little old lady in the Wendy's commercial uttered "Where's the beef," several decades ago, I answered, "Right here on my plate." You would think that after nearly 30 years of […]

Proud grandmother

Clovis resident Bobby Neumann III, 25, enjoys an outing with his grandmother, Wilma Dotson, also of Clovis. Wilma Dotson isn't living the life she dreamed of as a child growing up on the farm, but it's a life she's proud of. The Clovis grandmother, who once had top secret security clearance in Washington, D.C., has […]

Religion columnist publishes book

Judy Scott Brandon said her recently published book, "What Does the Lord Require of Thee?" is a testimony to how she has seen God work in people's lives, particularly people living in Clovis. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis News Journal religion columnist Judy Scott Brandon reads from her recently published book, "What Does the […]

Our people: Clovis resident Leticia Zarate enjoys public speaking

Clovis resident Leticia Zarate is a media consultant for a television station. She enjoys public speaking, writing and photography. What is your greatest accomplishment? Zarate's three children, from left, Isaac, Sarah and Seth. After my divorce in 2007, I asked myself what is the one thing I could do, since I'm alone and can't depend […]

Anniversary – April 15

Harman Robert and Sue Harman of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 2 p.m.-4 p.m. on April 22 at The Bridge Building of Central Baptist Church in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by Bob, Brenda and Bryce. The couple was married April 22, 1962, in House. They have three children and four grandchildren. […]

Anniversary – April 15

Harman Robert and Sue Harman of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 2 p.m.-4 p.m. on April 22 at The Bridge Building of Central Baptist Church in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by Bob, Brenda and Bryce. The couple was married April 22, 1962, in House. They have three children and four grandchildren. […]

Senior happenings – April 15

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Dance Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. Bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise,1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m., free blood pressure and blood […]

Engagements – April 15

Northcutt- Streety Todd and Tammy Northcutt of Broadview announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tori Northcutt of Broadview, to Tanner Streety of Meadow, Texas, son of Riky and Mizi Streety of Meadow. The couple will exchange vows 5 p.m. May 19, 2012, at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis. A reception will […]

Wedding – April 15

Skinner Cade Skinner and Shawna Shovelin were married March 10, 2012, on the island of Great Exuma in the Bahamas. In attendance were the bride's parents, Richard and Linda Shovelin of Mountainair. The groom's parents are San and Sherri Skinner of Portales. The groom works for Yucca Telecom as the outside plant supervisor. The bride […]

Club notes – April 15

Portales Woman's Club The Portales Woman's Club met April 11. President Teresa Howard presided. Invocation was given by Julie Nickles, pledges were led by Linda Leaming. Howard led the Club Collect. There were 22 members and three guests present. Nickles gave the historical moment on the 1930s. Minutes for the March meeting were approved. The […]

School menus – April 15

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti and meat sauce, green beans, ranch salad, fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Porky rib on a bun, baked French fries, cole slaw, mixed fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Pizza pasta bake, mixed veggies, fruit whip. Thursday: […]

Wife displayed unwavering commitment

The movie, "The Vow," raises questions of commitment and the even deeper underlying question, how hard would you fight for something, or for someone, whom you love? Briefly, in the movie a man must win back the love of his new bride, as she has lost short term memory after a recent head injury. About […]

Texting skills could use work

I try hard to remain on the cutting edge of communication technology or at least keep the edge somewhere within my sight. However, my skills at texting are really bad. Once when I asked a coworker about texting and how to do it faster, he replied that he thought it helped a lot if you […]

Club notes – April 8

RGH Auxiliary The March 21 meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary Executive Committee was called to order by president Linda Uttaro with the Auxiliary Prayer. Amber Hamilton, hospital liaison, gave her report, stating that the outdoor lighted signs for the clinic should be in and are to be installed the last of March or […]

Birthday – April 8

Sena Sena Alice Sena of Clovis will celebrate her 96th birthday during services 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Sacred Heard Catholic Church. The event will be followed by a lunch buffet and reception at Taquiera Jalisco, 217 W. Seventh St. in Clovis. The event will be hosted by her family. Sena was born April 7, 1916, […]

Handmade gifts featured on show

Information on making handmade gifts, mixing succulents with fresh flowers, and using border punches for a variety of projects will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Moyers is with the NM Cooperative Extension Service in Portales, and she's going to show […]

School menus – April 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school — Spring Holiday Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Beefy cheese nachos, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, mini carrots & dip, cookie. Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Sloppy joe on a bun, corn cole […]

Easter stirs with new life

There's something amazing about the Easter celebration. For Christians, of course, it marks the resurrection of our Lord, the one whom we believe was God become man. However, there is perhaps an element in that marking that carries an image, a shadow, a glimpse, of that reality to the world regardless of faith perspective. New […]

Easter Bunny still creepy to me

I've got to say I've always been a little creeped out by the Easter Bunny. Santa Claus might be a little scary to little kids but at least his looks make a little bit of sense. A six-foot rabbit makes no sense at all and freaks out more youngsters than not. I remember one Saturday […]