School menus — Oct. 16

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 & ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch -Mac & cheese, green beans, […]

Amos the churchmouse — Nov. 14

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. bobby s turnaround breakdown boss i ran across bobby badger the other day you remember bobby one of the greatest soccer goalkeepers in church pew underworld history it was awesome boss in fact i not […]

Brandon: Sunbeam experience lighted way

As a child I was involved in Sunbeams at church. Sunbeams was a mission organization for children. We sang about being a Sunbeam for Jesus and bringing light into the world. When my family moved from Kansas City to New Mexico, one lady was saying goodbye to my parents and then she turned to me, […]

Religion Calendar — Nov. 14

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 […]

Laughter is God’s gift tucked into warm hearts

By Curtis K. Shelburne Laughter. It is both healing salve for our souls and the most potent weapon against “pious piffery.” Laughter’s very existence ranks as one of the highest tributes to the Creator’s skill and a delightful glimpse into the character of the Divine. What kind of God do we have? One who delights […]

Hometown touch makes the difference

By Karl Terry Local columnist Over the last couple of weeks, my dear wife has gone through the wringer one more time with a surgery, long hospital stay and now the beginning of rehab. We’ve been through it a few other times and the thing that makes the biggest impression on you when you experience […]

Quick quilts on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on cooking with wonton wrappers and instructions for making a 90-minute quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living,” which shows at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday. Chef Johnny Vee (John Vollertsen) will demonstrate how to use store-bought wonton wrappers to make salmon dumplings […]

Many heritages to be honored this month

By Clyde Davis Local columnist November — the beginning of a new winter, the month that is devoted to Native American heritage, the month that contains Veterans Day, the month that culminates in Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent. Too much to digest at one time; this month should be six weeks long. Native American […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 9

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Thanksgiving dinner, 5:30 p.m., all other activities canceled. Tuesday: Veterans Day – center closed. Wednesday: Sam’s supply trip; Sew days, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; crafts, 1 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday: Craft sale; blood pressure, 8 a.m.; […]

School menus — Nov. 9

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad with ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake on a stick. Lunch – Homemade meat & bean burrito, salsa, […]

Club notes — Nov. 9

Portales Altrusa Portales Altrusa met Oct. 29 in the meeting room of United Country with 24 members and six guests present. President Sue Bracksieck called the meeting to order. Opening ceremonies were conducted. Judy Stubbs, District Ten governor, was introduced as a special guest. Secret Pals were thanked. Ben Cross of New Mexico Courts was […]

On the shelves — Nov. 9

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: 50 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism: How Mustard, Red Wine, and Days at the Beach Can Help You Lose Weight and Stay Healthy by Frederik Paulun draws on the scientific studies of Sweden’s number one nutrition guru to explain how to improve your ability to burn […]

Keep fashion changes subtle

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style There are times when I become less enthusiastic about fashion and my style fades so my clothing becomes no more than the daily necessity it is. I’ll put the least amount of effort into looking nice; lacking all the motivation to be creative or look presentable. I’ll wear little to […]

Digging them bones

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David Kilby, assistant anthropology professor at Eastern New Mexico University, smiles while doing field work. Kilby said he had always wanted to be an outdoor scientist. He earned a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1998.

David Kilby grew up in the small town of North Wilkesboro in western North Carolina, where he developed a fascination with digging up dinosaurs and learning about ancient civilizations. He came to New Mexico and earned a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1998. He then earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the […]

God source of all healing

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist The miracles of modern medicine are astonishing. Medical procedures and the latest drugs now cure severe conditions and zap infections that were once fatal. Those procedures now just seem to be standard practices, but it was all quite different years ago. My mother told me the story from her childhood. […]

Church hosting youth event

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com In a world increasingly filled with virtual interaction, some people still believe in the power of face-to-face connections. At The Vine Community Church, Youth Director Whitney Sledz is fostering this communication with the next generation. Every Wednesday evening, kids and teens from the third to 12th grade head to […]

‘Trick or treat’ and memories of Halloweens past

By Curtis K. Shelburne Well, I got to go “trick or treating” the other night. Halloween it was. I’d not done that in a long time, but it surely brought back some vivid memories. Halloween has, since my childhood, never been all that big on my list of holidays. Even as an adult, after I’d […]

Football and family

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Marcus Smith is all about family, whether it is raising his daughter or being around his Clovis Community College family, he enjoys both. Smith grew up in Hereford, Texas, and came to Eastern New Mexico University on a football scholarship to play offensive line. He also started to get his master’s degree and started to […]

Back on schedule with alarm

By Karl Terry Local columnist I’m tired of stumbling around in the dark. Some folks who know me believe stumbling around in the dark is a natural state for me, but that’s just not so. This time of year it’s dark as the inside of a cow when I get up in the morning. But […]

Nothing like fall in Northeast

By Clyde Davis Local columnist One of the true joys of growing up in the Northeast was the season called fall, something I regret to say we don’t have much of around here. We recently moved my parents from western Pennsylvania to Clovis, and sort of warned them that they needed to be prepared to […]