Christ’s birthday should be celebrated

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Imagine that Jesus had never been born, or that King Herod had succeeded in his heinous plot. The thought makes me shudder. If Jesus had never been born, there would be no absolutes, no restraints, no hope … and where there is no hope, there is only desolation. A world [...]

11-25 Anniversary

Wofford Dale and Mae Wofford of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary locally with family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957 at the Church of the Nazarene in Portales. They have three children, 11 grandchildren, three step-granchildren and three foster grandchildren. The couple co-owns A&S Microworks, LLC in Portales. He is retired from [...]

Sept. 2 Anniversaries

Miller Edward and Nancy Miller of Portales celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. The couple were married Sept. 2, 1967, at the First Presbyterian Church in Portales. They have two children and four grandchildren. He is employed as an engineer at KENW and she is retired from Eastern New Mexico University.

Dreams on display

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The essays below were the winning entries in an essay contest sponsored by organizers of the 15th annual Clovis Community-Wide Observance of the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. First Place: High School By Michelle Coyle Clovis High School junior Sure we all remember Martin Luther King Jr. We all remember what he did and [...]

They can’t take Christmas away from believers

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Christmas is a time to celebrate the greatest human event of all time. No other event compares to, or has affected history as much, as this man called Jesus. No other religion offers hope. None other brings relief. None other brings peace like the “Prince of Peace.” None other wants the [...]

Juneteenth celebration success despite heat

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers With temperatures in the upper 90s, many area neighborhood children were keeping cool at the swimming pool at Potter’s Park as part of the festivities for the Juneteenth Extravaganza in Clovis on Saturday. Juneteenth, normally celebrated on June 19 and known as the day slaves were set free in America, [...]

¡Celebramos el Cinco de Mayo!

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “The Fifth Of May,” commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It has become increasingly popular in the U.S. among those with a Hispanic background. It’s celebrated by family and friends through Mexican culture [...]

Children learn from lockin

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By Tony Parra Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream that one day “all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing” in the speech he gave on Aug. 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in [...]

Celebrate God’s blessings in the new year

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist I resolve to celebrate God’s many blessings in the New Year. It is easy to rationalize the blessings or to let them go by as mere “coincidences.” I believe both great and small miracles happen every day and we let them go unnoticed, never expressing our gratitude. With this [...]

Summer solstice has a deeper meaning

Jim Lee Saturday was the first day of summer and the summer solstice. We’ve been having summer weather for at least a month, so I don’t know why summer is supposedly just starting up. We got more hours of daylight than any other day of the year, but I don’t understand why I need the [...]