Amos: Spooky superstitions

By Gary Mitchell Religion columist 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. weird things have been happening to me recently boss it s like some black cat has been planning […]

Christ expert in transforming lives

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Many years ago my sister Susie and I headed off to Baylor for the fall semester. Mother and Daddy were excited — after all, their children were going to a place of old friends and acquaintances that they had made during their college years. Some were faculty, some were just […]

Shelburne: Warning: Paragraph one is a lie!

Not only does size matter, it’s the only thing that matters. That statement is a lie; it smells of the smoke of hell. But few lies are more deeply held by our terminally shallow society. We might as well tattoo it on our foreheads. We embrace it like a lover. We suck it in like […]

Our People: Speaking without words

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Kiki Gray signs to her student on Friday during a game of dodgeball at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School. Gray has been working as a sign language interpreter at the Portales School District for nine years.

Kiki Gray didn’t think she was one for languages after failing French in high school, but she said American sign language just stuck with her. When she met her cousin, who was deaf, she always thought about learning the language so she could communicate with him. After she married and had three kids, Gray became […]

Nieka Style: No thanks, I’m just brow-sing

While thumbing through my Instagram feed I stopped on a promo for an eyebrow-filling product. It was not your ordinary brown pencil you use to fill in the gaps for a more defined brow but it was like a mascara product for fuller looking brows. If you don’t know already, the latest cosmetic fad is […]

Creative Living: Psychology of color upcoming topic

Information on the psychology of color and using a template called AnglePlay for quilting will be the featured topics on Creative Living 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Diane Romick, President and CEO of Castle Design Studio LLC, explains that if a homeowner starts with an emotion they want to feel in a room, then […]

Davis: Giving kids candy isn’t Satanic pact

The reality, for most Christians, at least of liturgical background, is that Halloween is simply the day before All Saints’ Day, a day for the veneration of the numerous saints who serve as examples and models for our faith. The very name, Halloween, is a distorted version of All Hallow’s Even(ing). Opinions vary widely as […]

Engagements — Oct. 26

Sanders-Rice Danny Sanders and Sheryl Sanders of Canadian, Texas, are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Meredith Sanders of Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Justice Rice of Fort Smith, Arkansas, son of Fred Rice and Helga Rice of Seabrook, Texas. The couple will exchange vows on Dec. 13, at First United […]

Volunteer Opportunity — Oct. 26

The Clovis City Commission, at its Oct. 16 meeting, approved an ordinance adding a position for a Curry County resident who lives outside the city of Clovis to serve on the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the city of Clovis regarding city parks. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on […]

Reunions — Oct. 26

Portales High The Portales High School classes of 1975 and 1976 are planning a joint class reunion for the summer of 2015. Anyone interested in helping to organize the gathering may attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Combs Electric office building on Highway 467. Information: 575-636-7821.

School menus — Oct. 26

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: Breakfast – Mini pancakes. Lunch – Soft taco, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, corn, orange […]

Senior Happenings — Oct. 26

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Today: Gospel singing, 2 p.m. 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. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m. – 5 […]

On the shelves — Oct. 26

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Echoes of My Soul by Robert Tanenbaum draws on courtroom transcripts to chronicle the epic quest for justice in an unnerving crime and the untiring commitment of an assistant district attorney whose efforts resulted in the Miranda warning that forever reformed the American justice system. Undetected […]

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. […]