Religion feature: Ruidoso pilgrim takes journey through Spain


Visitors to Ruidoso are familiar with the racetrack, the golf courses, the gambling halls. While enjoying the cool mountain breezes, they might also have dined at Log Cabin, the town’s popular breakfast headquarters. Blain Dern, who will be 78 in January, started the restaurant in 1989 and sold it to daughter Michele 10 years later. […]

Potential burden becomes something joyful

As this academic year begins, I look back over the years and think of all the experiences surrounding our children’s school years. That part of our lives, which took so much energy and effort, has passed. Now we have grandchildren in school! Looking back, I hope those paths we charted and those plans we made […]

a view from under the pew: discouragement flattens freddy

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on a computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. discouragement flattens freddy freddy the flea has been having some problems lately boss his father […]

Religion calendar — Aug. 22

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: 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 […]

Religion digest — Aug. 22

New associate pastor joins church Brother Eli Hita is the new associate pastor at the Living Word Church. Hita completed a law degree from St. Mary’s University before joining the church. He is being mentored by Pastor Dave Stevens. He is looking forward to starting a weekly Spanish service at the church. Religion Digest is […]

Christians stand on the shoulders of giants

It’s been a very long time since I sat in a classroom in the Old Main building at Abilene Christian University and listened to Dr. Lemoine Lewis lecture on church history. Dr. Lewis knew whereof he spoke. Harvard-educated and with more knowledge, wisdom, and experience in the tip of his little finger than I had […]

Not all learning comes from books

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Trigger is on my desk. The stuffed bears are in various places in my office, and the Baja blankets are on their shelf. The WWII Naval officer’s chair is tucked behind my desk. The handmade pottery is lined up in its place, or rather its places. The family pictures are […]

On the shelves — Aug.17

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Make Your Own Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney published by Enodare was given by Diane Burns in memory of Lyle Walker. An excellent resource for those who want to get their affairs in order, this self-help book provides readers with information, documents, and forms that […]

Selecting jeans on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on selecting jeans and sustainable living will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. For many women the selection of a pair of jeans is difficult. Wardrobe consultant and author, Nancy Nix-Rice will share some concepts that can guide each […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 17

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

School menus — Aug. 17

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

Club notes — Aug. 17

Altrusa Altrusa International Club of Clovis member, Kathy Travis, presents a check for $2,500 to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. The money was a donation to Altrusa from the Gavilon Company, a global food producer. The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico was founded in 1983 as a grassroots organization sponsored by the […]

A view from under the pew — Aug. 15

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, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. a tale of two frogs boss pastor leroy beetle was a bit discouraged the other day he told me that he […]

Prayers heard from wherever you are

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Over the years Mother has told me many stories of her childhood. Now even more, I cherish all those stories she told me. First, those stories remind me of my sweet Mother. Second, Mother always had a spiritual truth to demonstrate when she told one of her stories. At times […]

FUMC choirs preparing for holidays

By Vanessa Kahin Staff reporter Ken McDonald, director for music ministries at First United Methodist Church, admits he’s been celebrating Christmas for the past two months. McDonald said he’s spent his summer preparing musical selections for the church’s choirs to perform this fall, as well as during two December Christmas programs. “We’re beginning a […]

Living on the edge

Courtesy of MarkAnthony Baca
MarkAnthony Baca on the set of the SyFy television series “Defiance” on December 2012 in Georgetown, Texas.

A life filled with challenges and a supportive family has made MarkAnthony Baca into a multitalented performer and mentor. Baca is a self-proclaimed daredevil and has been doing stunt work for movies and television shows since 1992. He said he has been talking with Clovis city officials in an effort to gain approval to jump […]

Pigs, pigskin and Pepsi — what a morning

Karl Terry Local columnist I met a pig on a walk-around the other day. He grunted several times but had little else to say. Driven by a young man with his new show stick. Roadwork before the fair should do the trick. I’ve started walking again in the mornings and it’s truly amazing what I’ve […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis & Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing Group (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Loteria (Portales). […]

Choices shaped by circumstances

By Clyde Davis Local columnist ‘With school looming on the immediate horizon, even more immediate for staff and faculty, it’s a fair time to revisit the question of quality vs. quantity, of accessible and easy versus slightly more value. The question is one of optimum value, under the particular circumstances. Example in context: Each summer […]

Choose your socks wisely

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Socks? No, I don’t have many pairs of them. With the exception of my few no-show socks reserved for flats. Then there are my newly stocked above the knee socks to pair with my fall and winter boots. Other than that, you won’t find me wearing them much. It never […]