Second best efforts are hardly sacrifices

By Judy Brandon Local columnist The past few weeks have been significant for Christians. This past Sunday Christians celebrated Resurrection Day. But that is a message that should last all year. Even after the season has passed, the message of the resurrection is about sacrifice and hope. That is right — Christ’s sacrifice and then […]

Amos the Churchmouse — amos visits kinfolk

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. boss i guess you heard that i was trying to leave town on the next mouse train it s true […]

You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet

By Curtis K. Shelburne CMI columnist “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood,” said Bill Watterson who drew the great Calvin and Hobbes comic strip for ten years. And he went on, “What mood is that? Last minute panic.” My kind of guy. Near as […]

Collection fits me to a T

By Clyde Davis CMI Columnist The circumstances of the details of a task matter greatly, in terms of how it is carried out. For example, I would agree, in theory, with my wife’s contention that I have too many T-shirts. This surplus seems to be a trait which I share with many other men between […]

Hats need to make a comeback

D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style One co-worker says when he thinks of Easter, he thinks of hats. He says growing up Baptist, Easter was the holiday when the biggest and boldest hats came out at church. This conversation took me back to childhood during church service (when not cutting up with my brother and getting pinched […]

Senior happenings — April 20

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (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) Thursday: Daily […]

On the shelves — April 20

These books are available at: Portales Public Library Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford: The Inghams and the Swanns are two families who lived side-by-side in Cavendon Hall for hundreds of years. Charles Ingham is the sixth Earl of Mowbry and lives in the Yorkshire manor with his wife and six children, and Walter and […]

The power of one

KEVIN WILSON: Staff photo

Kimberli Roth, author of the One Girl in Portales bloguses her blog to write about what she finds in Portales and the surrounding area.

Kimberli Roth is an open person, wears bright dresses and makeup, and loves to plan coffee days with three dozen new friends. But when she’s alone at her keyboard, she’s just one girl. Roth, author of the One Girl in Portales blog (onegirlinportales., arrived in Portales more than two years ago when she and […]

School menus — April 20

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch dressing, steamed veggie medley, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Steak fingers, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, strawberry cup. Wednesday: Breakfast -Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggie coins with ranch […]

Golf once a year just enough

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist My annual golf outing was accomplished last week. Unfortunately the wind got up on the 18th hole and that darned scorecard never made it back to the clubhouse. My golf philosophy came directly from Forrest Gump’s momma — my game is a lot like a box of chocolates, you never […]