On the shelves — Oct. 12

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Hogan That Great-Grandfather Built by Nancy Flood was written by a teacher on the Navajo Reservation who explores the traditional dwelling that the Navajo people built of earth, water, and wood that still dot the high deserts of the American Southwest. Cowboy Up! Ride the […]

amos meets colombo bug

By Gary Mitchell Local columnist 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. with it being close to columbus day boss jenny the girl mouse next door and i decided to borrow […]

We would benefit to think of Paul’s ideas

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist The word value can be used in two different ways. First, it can be used to denote money or worth attached to something. For instance, we have used car values, value index, commercial property values, housing values, values of expensive and rare art and the value of a good consultant. […]

The most beautiful experiences of my life were with …

What would you say if I told you that it really is possible to have a wonderful group of friends that truly are as close as family? What would you say if I told you that it really is possible to surround yourself with a group of folks who love you so much that they […]

Steel Magnolias appearing at Central Christian Church

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The Steel Magnolias will perform a free concert Saturday night at Clovis’ Central Christian Church.

STAFF REPORT A night of southern gospel music is set for Clovis this weekend, as the Steel Magnolias are coming to Clovis. The San Marcos, Texas-based group is scheduled to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Christian Church as part of a whirlwind 10-day stretch of it’s “READY!” Mission Tour through New Mexico, Texas, Colorado […]

A view from under the pew: amos on perseverance

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 think i might have mentioned this before but life ain t easy under a church pew the heathen alley […]

The Lord knows the road that lies ahead

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist It is a puzzle why certain childhood memories stay fixed in our minds. A fond memory of my childhood centers on the long drive in our ‘54 sky blue Chevy to one of the little country churches in Missouri where Daddy used to preach on Sundays. We alternated between two […]

Lord, I believe! Help my unbelief!

Two little twin boys recently walked up to our house with their mom and little sister. They could hardly wait to show us their two buckets filled with several layers of . . . woolly worms! Woolly caterpillars. The kind that seem to be everywhere right now. Pretty cool little creepy crawlies, those worms! Pretty […]

Roosevelts a family of courage

By Karl  Terry Local columnist My wife and I recently watched a seven-part documentary entitled “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” that I think sheds a lot of light on the politics of the New Mexico county of the same name, in which I live. Anyone familiar with the history of Roosevelt County might rightly pronounce […]

Smooth transition

In addition to a new academic experience and living on your own for the first time in your life, going to college gives you the opportunity to meet people from different places and backgrounds. Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds defender Ryan Sinclair, 20, is one of those people. He was born and raised in Glasgow, […]

Cooking with kale featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on decorating small living spaces, cooking with kale, and working with clayboard will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, September 30th at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, October 2nd at 12:00 noon. (All times are Mountain.) Kimball Starr is an interior designer, and she is going […]

On the shelves — Sept. 28

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby draws on countless interviews with coaches, teammates, family members and with Jordan himself to provide the first truly definitive study of the player, the icon, and the man. Any Other Name: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson involves Sheriff Walt […]

School menus — Sept. 28

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Choice of chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch dressing, fruity Jello. Wednesday: Breakfast -Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch – Bean & cheese, burrito & salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce […]

The world needs a spirit week

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The world needs a spirit week. Seriously, the world needs a spirit week where we all get dressed up according to various themes and move away from the idea of taking ourselves too seriously. We could start with the denizens of the mideast, who have been fighting with each other […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 28

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

Shoe choice depends on where you are

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Staff columnist Routine sometimes just gets boring. Sometimes you just need to change up your day to day tasks. For me, well, I tend to refresh the dress once in a while. You know, change up my look here and there. So a couple of days ago I decided to break one […]

Living daily with God will help focus our steps

What about this idea of God’s guidance in our lives? I have to admit that I am not the type of person that prays over every daily decision such as, “Shall I pick up the cleaning or shall I take out the trash?” But I do know that spiritual vision involves seeing God in our […]

amos the churchmouse: amendments to solomon s proverbs

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks – except for hyphens and dashes. amendments to solomon s proverbs boss i ve run across some quippy sayings […]

The unity that matters most will never be open to a vote

One of God’s best blessings to us is that we cannot see the future. To do so would rob the best surprises that await us of some deep joy even as it could easily cast us into danger and even despair as we agonized over difficult waters that we have no need or strength yet […]

Music dream comes true

Anthony Chavez said since he lived in a small town, Portales, his dream of having his music played on the radio felt impossible. But now his slow Latin R&B music is played on radio stations. Chavez has been through difficult times with his son, Esteban, 4, who was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and lost his […]