amos the churchmouse: the real story of thanksgiving

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew 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 dashes and hyphens. the real story of thanksgiving with the full realization that thanksgiving just ended boss i […]

Thankful heart sets example for all

During this week of Thanksgiving, a woman Bible character is an excellent example for all women. She is not known for her Thanksgiving meals nor is she known for an immaculate house and entertaining in the most impressive way. She is not known for saving many people like Esther nor was the mother of the […]

Ready or not, here come the holidays!

By Curtis K. Shelburne Religion columnist A fine old gentleman and member of the first church I served “solo” was pushing 80 years old pretty hard when he pointed his amazing mane of thick white hair my direction and intoned, “Curtis, at this point in my life, it seems like Christmases roll around about once […]

Our people-Mike Morris

Insurance agent Mike Morris of Clovis was raised on a ranch by Conchas Lake, known as the Conchas Dam community. He attended a one-room school from kindergarten through sixth grade. He attended junior high and high school in Tucumcari. After high school he attended West Texas A&M but didn’t finish, saying he’s still taking a […]

Anniversaries 11-23

Inge Blake Inge and Sue Inge of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 1:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Roosevelt County Electric Co-op building, 121 N.Main St., Portales. The come-and-go reception will be hosted by family and friends. The couple was married Dec. 6, 1964, in Elida. The celebration is open to friends […]

Club notes 11-22

NormaJeanCorral, Zoe Rodriguez, Jouie Barnes, Madison Dietz, and Kenneth Mullikin, chapter officers from the Melrose Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America along with advisor, Cheryl Hinrichs attended a one-day conference conducted by Tri-Leadership Resources on Oct. 27. Ryan Underwood, Tri-Leadership chief executive officer, provided the keynote address that inspired the students to […]

Disappearing concept of being greatful troubling

By Clyde Davis “Here’s some heartening news for those of you who can’t think of a worse way to spend Thanksgiving Day than bargain hunting at your local mall: you’re not alone. “For every store succumbing to pressure to remain open, there’s an individual, group or business working to halt the ‘holiday creep’ threatening to […]

School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Oriental chicken, steamed rice, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruit Jello. Wednesday: No school – Thanksgiving Holiday. Thursday: No school – Thanksgiving. Friday: No school […]

Senior Calendar

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.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Pink ladies lunch; 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.; […]

Senior vision tips featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Information on preparing festive foods and tips to help seniors protect their vision will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Festive foods usually indicates a special occasion, and Connie Moyers will demonstrate several recipes that can be for a special occasion or even for special […]

On the shelves

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P.L. Travers by Valerie Lawson explores the events that inspired the Disney movie “Saving Mr. Banks” and the remarkable life of a woman who was as tart, opinionated, and inscrutable as the nanny that emerged from her pen: a […]

Shelburne: Beautiful day in this neighborhood

Well, as Mr. Rogers used to remind us so well, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood … It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood …” Aye, and so it is. It’s cold and clear, still and beautiful. An inch or so of white stuff blankets the ground. The sun is shining, luminescent crystal. And […]

Amos the churchmouse — Nov. 21

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew 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. bertie s holiday depression the other day boss i ran across little bertie woeworm – […]

Religion Calendar — Nov. 21

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 […]

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood

By Curtis K. Shelburne Well, as Mr. Rogers used to remind us so well, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood . . . It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood . . .” Aye, and so it is! It’s cold and clear, still and beautiful. An inch or so of white stuff blankets the […]

Something to read: Things I Have Saw and Did — 50 Years of Thinking Out Loud

Name of book: “Things I Have Saw and Did — 50 Years of Thinking Out Loud” Author’s name and connection to this area: Danny Andrews has written about the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico for six decades. Summary: Drawing on his diverse life experiences as a journalist, sports broadcaster, basketball magazine publisher, sports official, […]

Mother could wing wicked tennis shoe

By Karl Terry Local columnist My parents probably wouldn’t make it with a career in pro football today. That’s not because my mom didn’t have the arm for it. On the contrary, she could nail you in the side of the head with a tennis shoe all the way down the hall from the living […]

Winter weather warms the souls of some

By Clyde Davis Local columnist “Fair is foul, and foul is fair…” “So foul and fair a day I have not seen….” The lines could easily be ascribed or accredited to this particular day, not because of the reasons responsible in the Shakespearean play, but because of the varying reactions to this, the first cold […]

Club notes — Nov. 16

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met Nov. 10, with President June Ferguson presiding. Gaynelle Thomas gave the invocation. Beth Banda led pledges and Collect. Fifteen members and three guests were present. Previous meeting minutes were approved and correspondence was read. Mary Mendoza won the door prize. The 2014-2015 budget was approved. Lori Dunn reported […]

On the shelves — Nov. 16

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Disaster Preparedness: Ready Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home Before Disaster Strikes by Rod Brouhard features worksheets, checklists, and expert advice to equip readers to deal with natural or man-made emergencies and to ensure that they are safe and secure when everything around them is in […]