Religion calendar — Oct. 24

Advent Christian Church Sunday School — 10 a.m. Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer meeting — 6 p.m. Address: 2101 East 21st St. Information: 575-762-0422 Agape Love Ministries Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Tuesday prayer — 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study — 7 p.m. Thursday hour of prayer — 7 p.m.  second and fourth […]

amos the churchmouse: never-neverland nightmare

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t work the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. never-neverland nightmare it started out as a sweet innocent dream boss there i was lying in a field of swiss cheese somehow i had […]

Religion column: Bible my self-help book of choice

Every day brings its challenges. Each day I come into contact with people who are having difficulty in their lives due to financial and business struggles, sickness, difficult marital situations, conflict with extended family members, trouble at work and difficulty with teenage and adult children. There are many books on the market for help when […]

Shelburne: Grace is what sets Christianity apart

Philip Yancey writes that at a British conference scholars from around the world were discussing the most basic beliefs that set Christianity apart from other world religions. As they debated some important possibilities, C. S. Lewis wandered into the room. “What’s the rumpus about?” he asked, and he was told that they were asking what […]

Big dog’s got nothin’ on little yapper

By Karl Terry Local columnist Some days I think my two dogs swapped bodies somewhere along the line. Let me explain that I own one dog, Ranger, who is about 80 pounds and is most likely a mix of labrador retriever, pit bull and maybe some German shepherd, and another one, Maggie, who is 8 […]

Quilting with fleece on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on making a wrapped bouquet, projects with candy melts, and making a fleece quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, October 21st at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, October 23rd at 12:00 noon. (All times are Mountain.) Floral designer, Carly Cylinder will show how to […]

‘MacBeth’ seldom produces neutral response

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Who was MacDuff and why was he wearing BDUs and carrying a fake M-16 ? The Shakespearean tragedy,MacBeth, has possibly been presented more times, and to more response, than any other play. It is also the perfect play for this time of year, with its dark atmosphere and supernatural elements. […]

Club notes — Oct. 19

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Oct. 8 with President, June Ferguson presiding. Mary Lou Rowley gave the invocation and Della Kobernick led the pledges and Collect. There were 18 members and one guest present. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved and the door prize was won by Cami Howl. A […]

On the shelves — Oct. 19

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Antlers Forever by Frances Bloxam tells the story of Orville the moose who wakes up one day to find that his handsome pair of antlers are coming loose despite his misguided efforts to put things right. Little Tom Turkey by Frances Bloxam introduces young readers to […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 19

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Pinochle; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

School menus — Oct. 19

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Mac and cheese, […]

New lady is a trendsetter

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style With her midi- length dresses, blouses that button up to the collar and cardigans, this cold season is sure to be pleasing to the lady’s layered look. Contributing to last week’s column where I listed the top items that are sure to never go out of style, one other item […]

Amos: ella the unenchanted ant

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. ella the unenchanted ant just the other day boss i ran across a disillusioned young insect ella the apathetic ant […]

Bible medicine for the soul

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I read about a child who was having neurological difficulty. Because of the child’s condition and the family’s lack of answers from other doctors, the parents took their 8-year-old to a huge facility in a metropolitan area where the latest of medical diagnostic equipment is readily available. This facility has […]

Notes from the Coke County Pastors’ Conference

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist As I write this column, I’m attending the Biannual Coke County Pastors’ Conference. “Biannual” is not one of my mother tongue’s brightest children. Wishy-washy, and depending on which authorities you consult, it can mean either “occurring twice a year” or “occurring every two years.” “Semi-annual” and “biennial” already handle “every […]

Piecing together a new life

Elizabeth Lawrence, born in San Diego, California, told herself when she retired she would start quilting. So about 10 years ago, when Lawrence and her husband moved to Portales, she went to the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce to find a quilting club. At the time there was no group, but the chamber gave her a […]

Childhood chock full of memories of goobers

By Karl Terry Local columnist Growing up in Goober Gulch you learn things can get a little nutty, especially in the month of October when the legumes ripen. Not only did I grow up in Goober Gulch, the story goes my mother actually found me under a peanut vine. That’s a pretty incredible story since […]

Pampering abusers not way to end cycle

By Clyde Davis Local columnist When the mediocre musical artist Chris Brown made his much publicized attack on Rhyanna a couple of years ago, there was a brief public outcry and response, my favorite piece of which involved a professional hockey player who rented television time to invite Brown to come and abuse him, at […]

Timeless fashion pieces essential

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style What to keep and what not to keep? That is the question. Many of us have timeless pieces in our closets and don’t even klnow it. Having a collection of items that won’t ever go out of style is an essential part of fashion. Adopting new trends is nice but […]

School menus — Oct. 12

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Meat & bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Thursday: Breakfast — Smucker’s waffles. Lunch […]