Remembering the force behind St. James church

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Ross Calvin, left, stands beside his 5-year-old grandson, Charles Calvin, in the doorway of St. James Episcopal Church in 1953.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer St. James Episcopal Church in Clovis was built almost 75 years ago. The man behind its construction may have been largely forgotten, but an admirer of his work is looking to bring back his memory. In “Ross Calvin: Interpreter of the American Southwest,” author Ron Hamm of Silver City […]

Opinion: God loves us before good works

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist A “teaser” on the front of the little magazine touted an article inside: “How to Triple Your Answers to Prayer.” I’m wondering what might be prescribed. Incantations? A caldron filled with a steaming potion featuring eye of newt, tongue of frog? Could I get more answers to prayer (answers that […]

Opinion: Nation needs to refocus on God

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Has America forgotten God? Are we still a nation thankful to God for His blessings upon this country? This Memorial Day weekend should remind us of how God has blessed our country through the years. Also, we should deeply appreciate the sacrifices of those who fought for the freedoms that […]

Opinion: Our Lady in Blue, bluebonnets, and the New Mexico connection

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist I just love Texas bluebonnets, so much so that picking this official state flower of the Lone Star State in Fredericksburg almost got me in trouble with the law once. I shared this experience in an old column. The site of bluebonnets — towers of blue taking bows across the […]

Clovis grows a garden

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Clovis locals help plant the lavender and mint field in the Clovis Community Garden.

Terry: The Lord turns out some fine biscuits

I’m not crazy about reposting random stuff on Facebook. I do it on rare occasion because it really hit home. I shared a little ditty the other day that really hit me where I’m living right now. It’s a story about a deacon who got asked by the preacher to lead an opening prayer at […]

Hartsfield: Supplementing key to good look

Some of the best shopping you do is for clothes and shoes. There’s nothing more refreshing to a lover of fashion than to add to or update their wardrobe and looking your best. It recently occurred to me how serious I take my own shopping. It’s like buying art; something you know you will keep […]

Borden: Tips on spicing up meal time

Information on party planning and using duct tape to make pouches and other items will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Party planner Patty Waid is going to show how the food you serve and the environment you create will […]

Senior calendar — May 22

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Hobbs Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Blood pressure; 8 a.m. eggs, gravy and biscuits $4;1 p.m. bingo’ […]

Faith: Less-known Christian holiday coming up

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Bonita Knox, the pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, lights a candle to commemorate the upcoming Trinity Sunday holiday.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer Some Christians say it’s as important as Easter or Christmas. Others don’t give it any attention at all. Trinity Sunday is approaching this weekend, but not all Christian denominations will recognize it. Despite their common belief in the Holy Trinity, many Christians do not observe — or hardly know […]

Opinion: It may take time, but God will raise you up

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist John Piper said: “The proper connotation of saying God works for me is that I am bankrupt and need a bailout. I am weak and need someone strong. I am endangered and need a protector. I am foolish and need someone wise. I am lost and need a Rescuer. ‘God […]

Opinion: Grace may be sweet, but it’s also tough

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Amazing grace. How sweet the sound. Grace, the real thing, is precious almost beyond belief. It’s cool water to a man dying of thirst. It’s life and health to a woman who a week before was lying feverish on her deathbed. Grace really is amazing. But what even Christians, and […]

Up to the challenge


Former school teacher Becky Hahn is celebrating her journey to weight loss. She was born in Albuquerque and raised in Los Lunas. In 1994, she graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and started teaching for Clovis schools. After retiring from the school system in 2010, Hahn decided she wanted to lose weight. Over the course […]

Terry: Content to see where actors get their 15 minutes

We’re all supposed to get our 15 minutes of fame. As for myself, I’ll be content with being in the place where others attained their 15 minutes of fame. With the first trailer out for the locally filmed movie “Hell or High Water,” formerly “Comancheria,” I got to thinking about the places I’ve been where […]

Hartsfield: Chokers, bells on comeback

If you’re into trends, there are a few cute styles that you may want to try on this spring/summer. For starters, exposing your clavicle is a big hit. Off-the-shoulder tops have made their comeback this season. Pair them with matching shorts or your favorite cutoff jeans and you’ll be right on target. What else is […]

Borden: Creating quilt fabrics featured

Information on songbirds, using stamps and inks to make quilts, and changes in kitchens will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Ray Pawley is a retired curator with the Chicago Zoological Parks. He’s going to talk about the outdoor feeding […]

On the shelves — May 15

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Those Who Hold Bastogne by Peter Schrijvers, donated in memory of William Toliver, is a dramatic account of the biggest Battle of the Bulge encounter between Germans and Americans in the strategically located town of Bastogne. Emerging from the German assault that ultimately hastened […]

Club notes — May 15

Altrusa Club of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis and Portales hosted the 61st Altrusa District Ten Conference at the Days Inn & Suites May 5-7. This year’s conference theme was “Picture Your Future in Altrusa,” bringing together Altrusans from clubs in New Mexico, Colorado and Utah for educational workshops and fun. There are 13 Altrusa […]

School menus — May 15

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, chilled pears. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Cooks choice Thursday: Breakfast — Cooks choice . […]

Senior calendar — May 15

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 10 a.m. jewelry pals; 1 p.m. line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: Ruidoso Trip; 8 a.m. quilting; 10 a.m. beginner’s line dance; 1 p.m. pinochle; 6 p.m. musical Wednesday: Ruidoso Trip; 9 a.m. sew days; 1 p.m. crafts Thursday: Blood pressure; 8 a.m. […]