Oh spring, where hast thou wandered?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Raw, windy February days are the pits. Thank goodness February is so short — hello March. This is the time of year when you suddenly realize that winter has overstayed its welcome and you’re ready for a spring day. All the good sticks of firewood have been burned and you’re […]

Cooking for vegetarians featured on coming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on teaching children to sew and cooking meals for vegetarians will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Carina Gardner is the Creative Director and Designer for Carina Gardner, Inc. and Carta Bella Paper Co. She’s going to show […]

School menus — March 1

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Sloppy joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Bean and cheese burrito, salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce, […]

Club notes — Mar. 1

Portales Altrusa Club Portales Altrusa met Feb. 23 at Pizza Hut with 17 members and three guests present. President Sue B Bracksieck called the meeting to order. Becky Merrell, Melissa Schramm and Darren Hooker were introduced as guests. Dannah Brown gave the Accent. Secret Pals were thanked. Darren Hooker presented the program on his 2014 […]

On the shelves — Mar. 1

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson presents a lawyer’s view of the extent to which brutality, unfairness, and racial bias continue to infect criminal law in the U.S., and at the same time, recounts instances of human compassion, understanding, mercy, […]

Senior calendar — Mar. 1

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 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.; Musical, 6 […]

Brandon: Choices, good and bad, led us here

My mother told me the story about her two cousins that she grew up with in Arkansas. I wrote about these two-long gone cousins about five years ago but the time has come to tell their story again. This childhood story illustrates the point that the decisions and choices we make affect the path we […]

Amos the churchmouse — amos encounters a snowstorm

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.   amos encounters a snowstorm it had been beautiful earlier in the week boss and i was just walking down the sidewalk minding my […]

Shelburne: It’s a wonder-full feeling

Does Jesus ever do anything just as we’d expect? If God became human and entered our world to save us — something we would certainly never expect . . . If we realized (and we surely didn’t see this one coming, did we?) that God had actually entered the world as a baby in the […]

Cantwell: Let children soar, stay grounded in God

Years ago I discovered a poem by an unknown author called “Children are like Kites.” My children were young at the time and I cried looking ahead because I knew it was true. Our role as parents would be to get them off the ground, run breathlessly alongside to get them airborne, watch them crash, […]

Living to the fullest

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Tech. Sgt. Kitsana Dounglomchan enjoys driving all around the area with his wife, Cassandra.

Kitsana Dounglomchan, a technical sergeant at Cannon Air Force Base, is a traveler and a self-described serial hobbyist. He has traveled the world and experienced many things from skydiving with his wife to sneaking their Yorkie into a Lubbock theater. Dounglomchan is moving to India this year to work at the American embassy. He may […]

Aging not what I hoped it would be

By Karl Terry Local columnist Sometimes that first step after getting out of the bed in the morning is the hardest one. I never thought of myself as a weenie but aging is not what I had hoped it would be. I thought I would probably still be playing handball or at least racquetball into […]

Senior calendar — Feb. 22

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry Pals, 10 a.m.; 8-Ball Pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; Beginning line dance, 2 p.m.; Business meeting, 5 p.m.; 5:30 p.m., Potluck; 6 p.m., Social night. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Beginning of Lent time for spiritual self-assessment

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The Christian community, to one extent or another, celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, the 40 days preceding Easter, on the Wednesday just past. Somewhat earlier than other years, which increases the chance of an Easter snow, we entered into a period of designated reflection on what our […]

On the shelves — Feb. 22

These titles are available for chekout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library A History of War in 100 Battles by Richard Overy plumbs over 3,000 years of history from the Fall of Troy to the Fall of Baghdad to locate 100 defining battles in which, not just individual lives, but the collective fate of nations have hung […]

Using base, essential oils on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on feeding your children right and using essential and base oils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Elizabeth Somer, a registered dietitian and author, knows that feeding your children right may seem to be one of life’s […]

School menus — Feb. 22

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 with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Chicken strips with […]

Ag Expo about getting back to roots

By Karl Terry Local columnist By the time I made it to the keyboard to write this column Thursday, I had acquired a smoky pork chop aroma that had my dogs loving me up. That was the night a few of my best friends and I, all Portales Rotarians, cut and wrapped the pork chops […]

Better eyesight through nutrition on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on how a nutritious diet can lead to better eyesight and preparing batter wrapped chili rellenos will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Dr. Edward Kondrot is the world’s leading ophthalmologist and a board-certified homeopathic physician, and he […]

Club notes — Feb. 15

Educational Retirees Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met Feb. 3 at K-Bob’s, where our members were informed about the Ombudsman Long-Term Care Program from the southeast regional coordinator, Tina Sanchez. Sanchez spoke of the much-needed volunteer opportunities here in Clovis. Currently, Clovis only has two trained volunteers for the Ombudsman program who advocate for […]